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

Qualification Number 600/3128/1
Title IQ Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (QCF)
Category National
Sector Security
Operational Start Date 24/08/2011
Operational End Date 31/12/2013
Total Units 3 Min Credit 4
Min Guided Learning Hours 32 Max Guided Learning Hours 32
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

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.

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.


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

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
1Mandatory GroupH/600/7388Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment18
1Mandatory GroupA/600/7381Working as a CCTV Operator214
1Mandatory GroupM/600/5174Working in the Private Security Industry110


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.



Number of questions

Time allowed

1. Working in the Private Security Industry

Multiple choice question paper


45 minutes

2. Working as a CCTV Operator

Multiple choice question paper


45 minutes

3. Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment

Practical Demonstration/Assignment Internally assessed and marked and quality assured by IQ



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.

Learner Entry Requirements

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.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have:

  • Appropriate teaching qualification, e.g. PTLLS
  • Three years frontline operational experience in the last ten, relevant to the area that they are training
  • Continuous Professional development

For full details please see “IQ Centre Guidance for Security Qualifications, Section 1 Requirements for delivering SIA licensed linked qualifications” available from website.

Centre Requirements

To be able to deliver and assess the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of unit 3, 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.



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