SIA Approved CCTV (PSS)

In order to use CCTV where the public may be monitored you need a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence.
This is the 3 day course that was introduced on 1st January 2015, and is designed to provide you with the qualification required to apply for your SIA Licence in CCTV (Public Space Surveillance) Operations.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to work as a CCTV (Public Space Surveillance) Operator.

Course Length

3 days, plus 9 hours pre-course work.


2 multiple choice exams and a practical assessment.


Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry

Course Content

Working within the Private Security Industry

The main characteristics of the Private Security Industry
Legislation as it applies to the individual in carrying out a licensable activity
The importance of safe working practices to comply with legal requirements
Fire procedures in the workplace
Emergencies and the importance of emergency procedures
The importance of communication skills and customer care

Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry

The roles and responsibilities of the CCTV operator and other CCTV staff
CCTV codes of practice, operational procedures and guidelines
Relevant legislation and how it impacts on CCTV operations
The importance of communication within CCTV operations
Emergency procedures in the CCTV control room
The characteristics of a CCTV system
Health and safety relevant to the CCTV operator

Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry

How to use CCTV equipment
Operating the CCTV system