Working as a CCTV Operator

Sentinel Academy’s CCTV Operations Award has been designed in a manner to meet all the requirements needed for the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Based on the relevant SIA ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for CCTV Control Room Operators (PSS)’, our instructors are keen to teach all necessary skills as well as knowledge to those willing to apply for an SIA licence, needed to work as a CCTV Operator.

Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance)

According to the Private Security Industry Authority Act, passed out in the year 2001, all persons willing to work in a private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a particular licence.

We truly empower learners to progress onto the SVQ in Providing Security Services or undertake further studies in other departments of the private security industry such as Security Guarding or Door Supervision.

The qualification comprises 2 units (compulsory):


Unit 1 - Principles of working in the private security industry

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Unit 2 - Principles and Practices of Working as a CCTV Operator in the Private Security Industry

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Minimum contact time (MCT) for this course is 31 hours stipulated by the SIA The SIA stipulates a minimum of 22 contact hours (3-days) if self-study is undertaken.