SIA CCTV Training Course – Pre-Booking Information
Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.
The Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is based on the relevant SIA ‘Specifications for Learning and Qualifications for CCTV Control Room Operators (PSS)’ and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for those who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a CCTV Operative.
This qualification is delivered over part eLearning and part 'face to face' training.
The qualification consists of the following three units:
Module 1: Working within the Private Security Industry (eLearning Module)
Module 2: Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry
Module 3: Practical use of a CCTV System
The course is assessed with two straightforward multiple choice exams and an internally assessed practical assessment on the use of a CCTV system.
Once you have completed the course (and passed the exams), you will be able to apply to the SIA for the 'actual' licence. The licence is subject to a criminal record check. The SIA licence costs £220 and is valid for 3 years.
- Applicants must be over the age of 18 years
- Applicants must be able to provide appropriate personal identification (see the 'Identification' tab).
- Applicants must have the ability to communicate, read and write in English at a basic level (see below)
English Assessment for Level 2 Courses
It is a requirement of the SIA, Ofqual and SIA training Awarding Organisations that learners who take the course have a basic knowledge of the English language - as all assessments are conducted in the medium of English. Therefore, on the first day of your course, you will be expected to take a basic English test.
Therefore, on the first day of your course, you will be expected to take a basic English test.
To help prepare you for the test (or to put your mind at rest), please see the simple English assessment on following pages. This is not the actual test and does ‘NOT’ need to be completed, but it is similar.
The purpose of the example is for you to confirm your ability to be able to complete a similar test on the first day of the course.
The course is run on a tight schedule, so it is essential to allow yourself plenty of time to arrive before the start.
Please note that if you are late, the course will start without you. If you a going to be substantially late to the course (i.e. more than 1.5 hours on the first day, or any other day), in addition, if you are more than 20 minutes late returning from break on more than 1 occasion, you will not be able to meet the minimum required contact hours set by the SIA and you may have to be rescheduled onto another course and you will not be eligible for a refund.
Throughout the day you will be required to follow the set schedule so there is no opportunity to leave the building other than during the lunch break. (Please note that lunch is not provided).
Dress code - CCTV Course:
Days 1, 2 & 3: Smart casual.
Required Identification for SIA licence linked courses.
Please remember to bring a recent passport photograph of yourself and the relevant personal identification
Two identity documents from the Group A list. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth; or
One identity document from the Group A list and Two documents from the Group B list. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
Group A Identification Documents
- A1 Signed valid passport of any nationality.
- A2 Signed valid UK photo driving licence (Provisional or Full). OR new valid UK photocard driving licensing issued by DVLA in Great Britain (not if issued by DVLA in Northern Ireland).
- A3 UK birth certificate or certified copy issued within 12 months of birth, but not a photocopy.
- A4 UK biometric residence permit.
Group B Identification Documents
- B1 Valid EU photo ID card.
- B2 Valid UK firearms licence with photo.
- B3 Signed valid UK paper driving licence. OR a Northern Ireland DVLA photocard.
- B4 Marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
- B5 Certified copy (not photocopy) of a UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after birth.
- B6 Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
- B7 UK adoption certificate.
- B8 P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
- B9 P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
- B10 Bank or building society statement issued to current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
- B11 Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
- B12 Utility bill (gas, electric, landline phone, water, satellite, cable bill issued to current address within last 3 months. (mobile phone contracts are not VALID) You can only use one utility bill.
- B13 Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in the last 12 months.
- B14 British work permit or visa issued in the last 12 months.
- B15 Letter from H.M. Revenue and Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service or local authority issued within the last 3 months. Multiple letters can be used if issued by different government departments or local authorities.
- B16 Credit card statement sent to current address in the last 3 months. More than one statement can be used if issued by different service providers.
- B17 Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
- B18 Child benefit book issued in the last 12 months.
NOTE: You will not be able to take the exams without the correct ID and a passport sized photograph. In line with the Security Industry Authority’s documentation requirements, approved training centres may accept the following forms of identification:
Insufficient ID brought to the course Insufficient ID brought to the course If you do not bring the required ID and passport style photo to your course, then you will need to be rescheduled onto another course and will incur a minimum charge of a £90 administration fee.
(Only relevant if your course contains Physical Intervention training (e.g. SIA Door Supervisor Course and or standalone Physical Intervention Training)
Fitness to Participate
Terms and Conditions of attendance and participation to the Physical Intervention part of the Door Supervisor course:
Fitness to Participate: The training course involves learning and practicing physical intervention skills with the Tutor(s) and other delegates in a group. It also entails standing for long periods and can be physically demanding.
It is essential that you are in suitable physical and emotional health to participate. If you are in any doubt, please seek appropriate medical advice from your GP prior to attending. If you have an existing medical condition or are currently taking prescribed medication, please seek appropriate medical advice. Do not put yourself or others at risk. On arrival for training, you will be required to bring the Tutor’s attention to any health related condition that could put yourself or others at increased risk during the training and also complete a ‘Declaration of Fitness’. Be aware that Tutors are not medically qualified and the onus on them will be to not take risks; this may result in you not being able to commence training.
Personal hygiene: During training, you will be involved in physical interactions with other delegates. As a respect to them, you need to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene. You may wish to bring a small hand towel, soap and deodorant to freshen up during the course and even a change of top.
Jewellery: For safety reasons, all jewellery must be removed prior to commencement of physical skills practice. Any items of jewellery which cannot be removed must be suitably taped over to reduce the risk of injury to the Candidate and/or other Candidate(s).
Expected behaviour & responsibilities (Duty of care): There is always a possibility of injury when physical intervention techniques are practiced. However, if Candidates behave responsibly and comply with the Tutor’s instructions, the risks are minimal. Candidates that behave irresponsibly may be removed from the course immediately.
Your permission - photos & video: During the course, photographs and video recording may take place. There is no obligation to consent to this. If you don’t want to be photographed or filmed please inform the Tutor, who will make appropriate arrangements. Unless you make it clear to the Tutor beforehand, SfJ will assume your permission is granted to include images taken on our (public) Facebook web site and other similar publicity media.
Your email/contact number: If the Tutor requests your email or contact number for the Attendance Register, this will be for quality assurance purposes only. That is, so that after a course we can contact a sample of delegates to confirm their satisfaction with the training. SfJ will not use your details for any other purpose and as soon as the QA process has been conducted the data will be permanently deleted. There is no obligation on you to provide your email or contact telephone number.
SIA Licence Applications.
You will only be able to apply for a licence when you have passed all exams and assessments of the course - results can take between (7-10 working days after course completion).
To apply for your SIA Licence, visit http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-applying.aspx
You can then start the process by completing your application online. Once you have completed this online, you will be asked you to go to a UK post office to complete your application. You will need to take certain documents with you (The SIA will tell you which ones when you submit your application). Not all post offices offer this service – please check the post office website for details on which ones do. The post office staff will check and return your documents, take a digital photograph of you, take an electronic version of your signature and take payment of the application fee (£220). You may need to send your documents to the SIA as well as taking them to the post office. The SIA will tell you if this is the case when you submit your application.
When applying for your licence online, select ‘frontline’ licence, and ‘CCTV Operator’ as the role.
NOTE: Do ‘not’ select more than 1 role or a different role (other than CCTV Operator) or you will confuse the system.
Skills for Jobs - Policies.
Our Trainers carry copies of the following policies:
- Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy
- Complaints Policy, Procedures & form
- Appeals Policy, Procedures & form
- HSAW Policy
- Malpractice Policy
Please feel free to ask the trainer if you would like to view any of them.