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CCTV Training Course


Why Get Licensed?

More candidates book SIA CCTV training with Get Licensed than with any other company.

We have helped thousands of people begin a challenging and rewarding career as a CCTV Operator. When you successfully complete this course, you will be able to apply for a CCTV Operator SIA Licence, which will allow you to legally work in the private Security Industry in the UK.

The CCTV training course runs over three days and is made up of three key units:

1. Working in the Private Security Industry.
2. Working as a CCTV Operator.
3. Practical Use of CCTV Systems.

At the end of the CCTV course, you will be required to pass two exams to achieve your qualification. 

We understand that examinations can be daunting prospect but we assure you there is no need to worry. Everything you need to know for the examination is covered in the CCTV Operator course and your expert instructor will fully prepare you for success in the tests.

Our pass rates are some of the highest in the business thanks to the highly experienced instructors and the quality of the training courses.

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CCTV Training

About the SIA CCTV course:

Obtaining the level 2 CCTV Training qualification is the first step towards obtaining an SIA Licence. If you are looking to work as a CCTV operator, this is the right qualification for you.


The SIA CCTV course runs over three days and is divided into three units: 

  • 1. Working in the Private Security Industry.
    2. Working as a CCTV Operator.
    3. The Practical Use of CCTV Systems.

At Get Licensed, you'll find CCTV training in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes and Cardiff. With so many locations and dozens of available training dates, you are sure to find a CCTV course that is suited to you.

Our CCTV training courses are extremely popular and spaces are limited. 




Q: What is the aim of the CCTV course?

According to the British Security Industry Authority (BSIA), the UK has an estimated 5.9 million CCTV cameras. The need for CCTV and CCTV Operators is dramatically on the rise and the need for quality Closed Circuit Television training is widespread. This SIA recognised three-day course is designed to teach you how to assist companies with their CCTV, as well as train you to be a proactive CCTV Operator.

Q: Who is the CCTV course for?

This course is for new entrants or other security personnel who would like to widen their skills and/or be eligible to apply for a CCTV Operator role in the private Security Industry.

Q: What are the benefits of this course?

Gaining this SIA recognised Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) will give you the ability to apply for an SIA CCTV Operator licence. This will enable you to work as a CCTV Operator in the UK and make you more employable.  

Q: How can I book the CCTV Operator course?

It’s easy peasy. You can either book online or you can book through our 24/7 customer service line on 0207 078 7259.

Q: When will I receive my CCTV Operator exam result?

Get Licensed are proud to provide you with a ‘Fast Stream Results’ service for free when you book your CCTV Operator course with us. Receive your results within just 10-14 working days after the last exam date. Our aim is to notify you the same day the training provider sends us your results. Your results will be available online and we’ll also send you an SMS to inform you when your results are available.

Q: When will I receive my CCTV Operator certificate?

Certificate are dispatched within 4 weeks of course completion, you have the option to request secured certificate delivery when booking the course.

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CCTV Training Course Dates

Location Date Price Select
Birmingham £179.99
Bradford £179.99
Bristol £179.99
Cardiff £179.99
Leeds £179.99
London-Central £179.99
London-Croydon £179.99
London-East Ham £179.99
London-Harrow £179.99
London-Hayes-and-Southall £169.99
London-Ilford £169.99
London-Mile-End £179.99
London-North London £159.99
London-Stratford £179.99
Manchester £179.99
Middlesbrough £249.99
Newcastle Upon Tyne £199.99
Nottingham £179.99
Sheffield £199.99

What you will learn on the SIA CCTV training course

Roles and Responsibilities   

- Main Responsibilities  
- Control Room Access Control

Code of Practice and Guidelines  

- Operational Requirement
- CCTV Code of Practice  
- Assignment Instructions
- Operator Code of Conduct  
- General Conduct 

Control Communications  

- Written Communication  
- Record Books
- Statements  
- Reports & Messages  
- Radios
- Pro-words   

Dealing with Incidents

- Public order Offences
- Breach of the Peace
- Affray
- Riot
- Crime Risk Areas
- Dealing with Incidents
- Police Requests for Assistance
- Statutory Agencies
- Non Crime Incidents
- Handover

CCTV Surveillance Techniques

- Camera Patrolling
- Recording Incidents
- Maintaining Operator Concentration
- Non Verbal Communication
- Descriptions of Persons
- Ethnic Coding
- Vehicle Descriptions
- Targeting & Tracking Suspects


- Data Protection Act  
- Data Controller  
- Data Processor  
- Human Rights Act  
- Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act   
- Freedom of Information
- Police & Criminal Evidence Act (PACE)  
- Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act  
- The Protection of Freedoms
- Evidence
- Court Attendance

CCTV Equipment and its Operation  

- The Camera
- Transmission Methods  
- IP Based CCTV
- Rotakin Test Target  
- Monitors
- CCTV Screens  
- Breaks of Vision
- Viewing Angles  
- Multiplexer
- DVR  
- Video Recorder  
- Recording Images  
- Production of still photographs
- Audit Trails  
- Media Management

Emergency Procedures

- Fire
- Bombs
- Chemical, Biological & Radiological Bombs
- Person Bourne Bombs
- Incendiary Devices
- Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive
- Assisting Outside Agencies
- Telephone Bomb Threats
- Threats to the Control Room
- Control Room Evacuations & reoccupying



How much can I earn?

  • Job Title

    Hourly Rate


    What jobs can i do?

    Retail Security Officer

    Corporate Security Officer

    Door Supervisor Nightclub, Bars, Restaurants

    Security Supervisor

    Head Door Supervisor

    Security Team Leader

    CCTV Operator

    Training Cost
    Licence (payable to SIA)
    Total investment

    Return on Investment (?)

    (the time it makes to recover the money invested in education)



  • Night Club

    £9 - £15

    Per hour

    Door Supervisor
    Tick Mark Cross Tick Mark Cross Tick Mark £275
  • Shopping Malls

    £7 - £9

    Per hour

    Door Supervisor
    Basic Handcuff Training
    Tick Mark Tick Mark Cross Tick Mark £200
  • Corporate Security

    £10 - £15

    Per hour

    CCTV Training
    Door Supervisor
    Tick Mark Tick Mark Tick Mark £400
  • Retail

    £7 - £10

    Per hour

    CCTV Training
    Door Supervisor
    Tick Mark Tick Mark Tick Mark £600

Everything you need to know about the CCTV Training Course

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