CCTV Operators in the Private Security Industry

Course Details

CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry is for learners who are working as, or who are intending to work as, a CCTV Operator.
CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry is suitable for learners to:

  • Develop knowledge related to the private security industry, including, the purpose of the industry, the functions of the regulator, governing legislation and the acceptable work practices, procedures and standard
  • Develop technical knowledge underpinning the role, duties and responsibilities of a CCTV Operator. This covers areas such as CCTV codes of practice, operational procedures and guidelines, relevant legislation, emergency procedures and the importance of effective communication with third parties
  • Develop their practical skills and their abilities in the functional aspects of the role, including, locating and tracking, lost contact drills and capturing images in the context of the CCTV
  • Achieve a qualification to prepare for employment
  • Achieve a licence to practise
  • Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Develop own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Entry Requirements

Learners should, as a minimum, have language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening equivalent to:

  • A B2 Level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
  • A B2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • An ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • An ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English
  • SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1.


Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress to related security qualifications, should they wish to change career, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Security Officers in the Private Security Industry.

Age Requirement


Total qualification time (TQT)

30 hours

Guided learning hours (GLH)

30 hours