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Course Overview

  • FREE unlimited exam re-sits

    Included as standard with online bookings.
  • SIA approved
  • 3 days
  • Multiple choice assessment
  • Age 18 +
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Results + Certificate in 12 working days

Only £200.00

The SIA CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) course is the official SIA approved security qualification that allows you to gain the SIA Licence card to work legally as a CCTV Operator in a control room environment anywhere in the UK.

By booking one of our most popular courses you will become qualified to gain employment within the security sector. Public Space Surveillance is one of the most fastest growing sectors in the UK.  

Examples of employment opportunities with this qualification:

  • - Nightclubs, bars and pubs
  • - Retails shops
  • - Shopping Centres
  • - Supermarkets
  • - Hospitals
  • - Government buildings
  • - Entertainment Venues and Casinos
  • - Warehouses
  • - Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • - Outdoor events
  • - Stadium and Arenas
  • - Airports

Course Information

The benefits of completing the SIA CCTV Operator training course:

- The SIA CCTV Operator training course one of our most popular qualifications for employment within the security industry. It allows you to work as a CCTV Operator in all places of employment.

- The SIA CCTV Operator qualified licence holders are much sought after by employers within the security industry. Earn from £9.50 to £13.00 per hour as a CCTV Operator.

The SIA CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) course covers three main learning modules as prescribed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to apply for your official SIA licence to work within the industry. These are as follows:


Module 1: Principles of Working within the Private Security Industry

Module 2: Principles and Practices of Working as a CCTV Operater


The course modules are taught within a classroom-based environment, some parts of the modules are provided in advance as distant learning material for you to study before attending the training course.

You will learn about the security industry from emergency procedures, health & safety, legal requirements to the importance of communication skills. You will also learn about roles and responsibilities of a CCTV Operator, codes of practice and control room procedures.

Once you have successfully completed this official SIA approved course, you will be able to apply for your SIA Licence Card to work within the security industry as a CCTV Operator.

The SIA CCTV Operator course is assessed by two multiple-choice paper exams and one practical assessment that you will complete during attendance as follows:


Module 1: Principles of Working within the Private Security Industry

  • 72-question multiple-choice exam paper
  • Examination duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • 70% pass mark

Module 2: Principles and Practices of working as a CCTV Operator

  • 40-question multiple-choice exam paper
  • Examination duration: 1 hour
  • 70% pass mark

The Practical Operations of CCTV equipment is a practical element that will help you understand how to use CCTV equipment, be able to operate the CCTV system using the knowledge gained from the other modules. This includes monitoring techniques, identifying body language, behaviours and suspicious activities.

We have a very successful pass-rate and we offer unlimited FREE exam re-sits as standard for your peace of mind.

No previous experience or qualifications are necessary. You must be 18 and above to attend the course and apply for an SIA Licence to work in the security industry. English speaking, listening, reading and writing must be at an acceptable level.

Linx Training has provided SIA regulated courses for over 10 years. We have a proven track record in helping individuals gain their qualification to work in the security sector successfully.

We are regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) which is sponsored by the UK Home Office. We are also approved to deliver SIA regulated qualifications through Official Awarding Organisation Bodies. We are currently approved by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).

Distant learning material will be provided once you have booked this course. The learning material will help you prepare for the examinations and enhance your chances of passing successfully with our guidance and support.

How do I book this course?

You can book this course on our website. You can also call us on 0208 166 1593 and our staff will happily provide you with full details and book you in for the course. Alternatively, please use our enquiry form for a call back and we can call you.

Do I need experience to do this course?

You do not need any experience or previous knowledge to complete this course. The qualification will provide all the knowledge that you need to successfully work in the security sector.

What documents do I need to bring when I attend?

You will need one of the following, Passport ID (Any Nationality), UK Driving Licence (Full or Prov) or a UK Birth Certificate as a Group A document. You will also need 2 proofs of address such as a Bank Statement, Utility Bill, Government/NHS letters and 1 Passport size photo.

What if I cannot bring a Passport size photo?

If you have trouble getting your passport size photo, we have a Passport photo service available within our building. You can get your photos done on the day for £5.00.

What if I fail my exams?

If you fail any of your exams, do not worry. We offer FREE unlimited exam re-sits as standard. You can re-sit your exams as many times as you like until you pass!

How long does it take to get results?

Results are provided by the Examining Body within 10 working days.

When will I get my Certificate?

The amazing thing is that we provide your Certificate at the same time as your results when you pass! We provide an electronic certificate that is authenticated by the examining body. Avoid delays waiting further weeks for your certificate to arrive. e-Certificates are emailed in PDF format and you can save the file or email the certificate directly to employers.

How much is the SIA Licence badge?

The SIA currently charge a fee of £190.00 for the SIA Licence.

How do I apply for the SIA Licence?

You must apply for the SIA Licence on the government website. It is a straight forward SIA application. Once submitted, the SIA will instruct you to take your ID and proof of addresses to the Post Office and you will also make the payment for the fee when you attend.

Can you help me with my SIA application?

Certainly, we can help you but we charge a fee to provide this service. Please call us on 0208 166 1593 or send us a message and we can provide full details.

Are the courses you provide recognised by the SIA?

Yes. Our SIA courses are regulated by the SIA and the Awarding Body. We provide genuine qualifications that are recognised by the SIA to gain your SIA Licence successfully.

Does the course fee include the SIA licence badge?

No. The course fee that you pay us is only for the qualification that we provide. You will receive the full training and certificate when you pass. The SIA Licence fee is payable to the SIA via the Post Office once you have passed the course and then completed the SIA application.

Do you provide learning material?

Yes. We provide you with learning material for the relevant modules of the course which meeting the Awarding Body requirements. It is important to read and understand the information as it will help improve your chances of passing the course successfully. It will also improve your knowledge and increase your chances of a successful job interview.

I want to work as a CCTV Operator in a Control room, is this course right for me?

Yes, absolutely. The SIA CCTV Operator course provides you the career opportunity to work as a CCTV Operator at Events, Hotels, Airports, Supermarkets, Retail shops and more.

Does the CCTV Course include a practical?

Yes. The CCTV Operator course also has a Practical assessment and you will learn how to use the CCTV equipment as the prescribed learning material provided by the examining body. You will learn about surveillance techniques and much more!



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