IQ Level 2
National Award in CCTV Operations (PSS)


The IQ Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (QCF) is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as a CCTV Operator. It is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for CCTV Control Room Operators (PSS) and successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence for CCTV Operators.

The qualification has 3 mandatory units and learners must achieve 4 credits to gain certification.

IQ Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (QCF)

Unit 1 and 2 are assessed by a multiple choice exam.
Unit 3 is assessed by Practical Demonstration/Assignment internally assessed and marked and quality assured by IQ. A workbook and guidance for the assessment for the practical unit 3 is available on the website. Please see guidance on page 19 for suggested CCTV scenarios and the quality assurance process.

Unit: 1. Working in the Private Security Industry
Assessment: Multiple choice question paper
Number of questions: 20
Time Allowed: 45 minutes

Unit: 2
. Working as a CCTV Operator
Assessment: Multiple choice question paper
Number of questions: 30
Time Allowed: 45 minutes

Unit: 3
. Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment
Assessment: Practical Demonstration/Assignment Internally assessed and marked and quality assured by IQ
Number of questions: N/A
Time Allowed: N/A

Assessment for unit 1 and 2 must be carried out under exam conditions, and a full SIA Identification check must be completed. Please see the IQ web site for details of examination requirements, the list of SIA acceptable forms of identification is included at the end of this specification.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

£160.00 per person



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