SIA CCTV Operator Course
(PUBLIC SPACE SURVEILLANCE)
In order to work as a CCTV operator, you need to complete the required SIA CCTV training course by a training provider. Once you have done your training you shall be assessed and after that you would expect your CCTV certificate to arrive from the awarding body within a week’s time. Once you receive the certificate then you can apply for your CCTV licence from SIA.
In order to obtain an SIA licence, you will need to show that you are trained to the right level. This applies to front-line staff only.
Modules for SIA CCTV course
Unit 1: Working within the Private Security Industry (Distance learning)
Unit 2 understand the roles and responsibilities of the CCTV operator and other CCTV staff
Unit 3: Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry
Roles and responsibilities of CCTV operator and CCTV team
CCTV Operator role
To carry out jobs as per requirements laid down by the terms and conditions of the contract. Typical roles of a CCTV operator would include.
  • Remaining vigilant throughout CCTV operators shift
  • Maintaining security
  • Daily check CCTV equipment
  • Correct operation of CCTV system
  • Incident reporting
  • Handling of evidence
The job of a CCTV operator is much more responsibility than a normal security guard, because he looking at a number of CCTV cameras and analysing the situations at different locations. He is the one who would be directing the field security operators to scenes where attention is required. A CCTV operator must be very knowledgeable as regards to the law that governs his sphere of responsibility especially the data protection act, a good source of information is available on the information commissioner’s website
CCTV Training Public Space Surveillance (PSS)
The regulatory authority in the United Kingdom as regards to private security is SIA (Security Industry Authority). The SIA has which works as a part of the home office has outlined that certain activities as regards to private security shall be termed as licensable. CCTV PSS is also a licensable activity meaning by that if you want to work as a CCTV operator you shall be required to take a licence from SIA.
CCTV Training Course Public Space Surveillance
The CCTV public space surveillance course is designed for those people who intend to work in the public or private sector as CCTV operators, the CCTV course is a four day course which includes practical assessment at the end.
Learner Entry Requirements
Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or need to communicate to resolve conflict.  It is essential that security operatives are able to communicate clearly.
Assessment
Unit 1 and 2 are assessed by externally set and marked multiple choice exam.
Unit 3 is assessed by Practical Demonstration/Assignment internally assessed and marked and quality assured by the awarding body. A workbook and guidance for the assessment for the practical unit 3 would be given.