What do I learn?
You study two modules, which include a common security module and a CCTV specialist module. You learn how to assess and reduce the risk of violence, identify behaviour that indicates an escalation towards violence, and communicate post-incident support.
Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.
This accredited qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a CCTV operative.
The qualification comprises three mandatory units:
• unit 1 - Working in the Private Security Industry
• unit 2 - Working as a CCTV Operator
• unit 3 - Practical operation of CCTV equipment
Teaching/learning methods: Course workbook quizzes and tests, group work, power point presentations, and practical training in the use of radios and CCTV equipment.
Assessment methods: 2 multiple choice exams, and a practical assessment of CCTV equipment.
What do I gain?
You gain the skills to be able to work in CCTV control rooms so you can monitor CCTV in shopping malls or local authority control centers, or monitor CCTV in large commercial premises.
The qualification you gain is a Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (public space surveillance).
What do I need?
To do this course you need:
• to be 18 years of age or above
• good English literacy skills
• home office ID requirements
• 2 x passport type photos
• a reasonable level of fitness
• clean criminal record
To find work in this area you also need good communication skills, the ability to work in a team, good observation skills and the ability to do shift work.
For the course, the only equipment you need is a notepad and pen.
What do I gain?
We run other related courses which you can move on to, such as:
• Level 2 Award in Door Supervision
• Level 2 Award in Conflict Management
• Level 2 Award in First Aid at Work
What else do I need to know?
The course takes place at our Blackbird Leys campus. Training is 9am until 5pm.