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IQ Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 601/5311/8
Title IQ Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (QCF)
Category National
Sector Security
Operational Start Date 01/01/2015
Operational End Date 31/12/2019
Total Units 3 Min Credit 4
Min Guided Learning Hours 32 Max Guided Learning Hours 32
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £30.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Introduction

This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, assessment papers, certification, reasonable adjustments, special consideration and appeals procedures are available from the website. This document should be read in conjunction with the IQ Quality Management System Centre Guide available from the website.

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (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) 2014 and successful completion of the qualification enables learners to apply for an SIA licence for CCTV Operators. 

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

Learners must complete all three mandatory units totalling 4 credits in order to achieve the qualification.

IQ Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (QCF)
Learners must achieve 4 credits from the 3 Mandatory UnitsMinimum Units:3
 Minimum Credits:4
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 A/506/7148Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry218
 T/506/7147Working as a CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry2214
 K/506/7176Working within the Private Security Industry2110

Assessment

 

Centres must adhere to the conditions for delivery and assessment as listed in the SIA’s “Introduction to Learning Leading Towards Licence-linked Qualifications. Requirements for Awarding Organisations/Bodies and Training Providers” and the IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications.

Unit 1 and 2 are assessed by externally set and marked 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 28 for suggested CCTV scenarios and the quality assurance process. 

Assessment for unit 1 and 2 must be carried out under exam conditions and in accordance with the IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications, and a full SIA Identification check must be completed. Please see the IQ website for details of examination requirements, the list of SIA acceptable forms of identification is included at the end of this specification.

 

Learner Entry Requirements

Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the emergency services, or need to communicate to resolve conflict.  It is essential that security operatives are able to communicate clearly.

It is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or Welsh language. All assessment must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh as appropriate.  Centres must ensure that learners have sufficient language skills before putting the learners forward for assessment and retain evidence of this for Quality assurance purposes.

As a guide, learners should as a minimum have language skills equivalent to the following:

  • a B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
  • 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.


Additional guidance for this requirement is available here to download from the qualification page of the website, this includes a sample English Assessment that centres may use to meet this requirement


Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have:

1)       Teaching qualification achieved the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) or a teaching or training qualification at SVQ level 3 (or equivalent), which has been accredited by SQA/QCA/Ofqual or validated by a HEI, or equivalent such as:

  • PTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS
  • Certificate in Education
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • SVQ levels 3 and 4 in Learning and Development
  • Scottish Training Qualification for Further Education (TQFE)
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) 

2)       Sector competency Trainers delivering the learning leading to licence-linked qualifications must demonstrate that they have the necessary experience, knowledge and understanding of the sector in which they are providing training.

Awarding organisations will require sufficient information about a trainer’s occupational experience for consideration in the approval process, for example, experience of working in the private security industry or working in a role that can be mapped to the requirements of the private security industry.

To ensure that trainers have the right occupational expertise, the SIA and awarding organisations require trainers new to the sector to have three years frontline operational experience in the last ten in the UK, relevant to the qualifications that they are delivering. 

Existing trainers must demonstrate to the awarding organisations that they are taking sufficient steps to keep their occupational expertise up to date.  Suitable steps would include attendance at relevant conferences and seminars, and continuing work experience in the sector.  Trainers must be able to demonstrate evidence of a suitable level of professional development in the sector, which should include the equivalent of at least thirty hours every year spent in a combination of training, increasing professional knowledge through other means or working in the industry.

Centre Requirements

To be able to deliver this qualification centres must have at the minimum a control room environment and a CCTV system with at least two PTZ cameras and associated recording and monitoring equipment. 

Centres must adhere to the conditions for delivery and assessment as listed in the SIA’s “Introduction to Learning Leading Towards Licence-linked Qualifications. Requirements for Awarding Organisations/Bodies and Training Providers” and the IQ Centre Guide for Security Qualifications.

 

 

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