The Security Industry Act 2001 (security licensing law) has made it compulsory for all those who work in the security industry to undergo training and possess a valid SIA licence. To get an SIA licence a candidate will have to show that they have successfully completed one or more of these courses.
From 1st April 2021 new regulations came in to effect that saw the number of hours for each unit increase. Each training course (competency requirement) has now been updated by the SIA. For example, anyone undergoing a training course for CCTV Operators will now complete a 2 unit course. To become a CCTV Operator one must have completed the following units:
Award for CCTV Operators (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry (Scotland) at SCQF Level 6:
Unit 1 - Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry (17 hours - 8 hours completed as distance learning)
Unit 2 - Principles and Practices of Working as a CCTV Operator in the Private Security Industry (13 hours)
|UNIT NAME||MUTLIPLE CHOICE ASSESSMENT||PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT|
|Principles of Working in the Private Security Industry||Externally set and marked multiple-choice questions Examination made up of 72 questions, 110 minutes, Pass mark - 70%||Externally set, internally assessed activity based on the completion of an evidential statement
Pass mark - 100%
|Principles and Practices of Working as a CCTV Operator in the Private Security Industry||Externally set and marked MCQ exam made up of 40 questions, 60 minutes, Pass mark - 70%||Externally set and internally assessed practical CCTV scenario with portfolio and observation sheet
Pass mark – 100%
Externally set and internally assessed workbook
Pass mark = 80% for the short answer element of workbook
The practical assessment and portfolio completion is recommended to take approximately 25 minutes per learner.
Course Cost £199 plus vat per person
Group discounts available on request.
If you would like to discuss any of this please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices, Aberdeen 01224 51 61 71, Dundee 01382 60 40 60 or Glasgow 0141 432 2018.