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CCTV Operations and Technical Guidance

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Imagine a bustling city with busy streets and crowded public spaces. In the midst of this lively atmosphere, a sudden incident occurs. A valuable item goes missing, leaving everyone puzzled and concerned. But in the background, the ever-watchful eyes of CCTV cameras capture the entire scene, providing crucial evidence that helps the authorities solve the mystery. This scenario highlights the indispensable role of CCTV operations in maintaining security and ensuring the safety of communities. Discover the power of our CCTV Operations and Technical Guidance course as you delve into the world of video surveillance. From understanding the operational requirements and technical aspects to monitoring cameras and ensuring data protection, this course equips you with the knowledge to become a proficient CCTV operator.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of operational requirements in CCTV systems.
  • Develop essential skills and abilities for effective CCTV operations.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the basics of CCTV technology.
  • Receive technical guidance for optimizing the performance of CCTV systems.
  • Learn how to monitor and analyze CCTV camera feeds for enhanced security.
  • Explore the intricacies of watching surveillance techniques.
  • Acquire knowledge about data protection regulations relevant to CCTV operations.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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In today's ever-changing world, the demand for effective security measures is paramount. The CCTV Operations and Technical Guidance course offer a comprehensive exploration of the vital role played by closed-circuit television systems in safeguarding public spaces, private establishments, and critical infrastructure. This theoretical course takes you on a journey through the intricacies of CCTV operations, equipping you with the necessary knowledge and understanding to excel in this field.

The course begins by unravelling the operational requirements and regulations that govern CCTV systems. You will explore the foundational principles, gaining insight into the technical aspects and functionalities of CCTV technology. From there, you will delve into the specific skills and abilities required to operate and monitor CCTV cameras effectively.

An important aspect of the course focuses on data protection regulations and the responsible use of CCTV systems. You will gain an understanding of the legal and ethical considerations surrounding the collection, storage, and retrieval of CCTV footage. Additionally, the course delves into the job requirements of a CCTV operator, providing valuable insights into the responsibilities and expectations associated with the role.

By the end of this course, you will possess the knowledge and expertise to oversee CCTV operations, ensuring the security and safety of people and assets.

Embrace the opportunity to contribute to the ever-growing field of video surveillance and become an invaluable asset in the realm of security.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals who aspire to work as CCTV operators or security personnel.
  • Professionals who are already working in security-related fields who want to enhance their knowledge of CCTV operations.
  • Law enforcement personnel seeking to deepen their understanding of video surveillance.
  • Individuals who are interested in the technical aspects of CCTV systems and their applications.

Career path

  • CCTV Operator: £18,000 - £30,000 per year.
  • Surveillance Officer: £20,000 - £35,000 per year.
  • Security Manager: £25,000 - £50,000 per year.
  • Data Protection Officer: £30,000 - £60,000 per year.
  • Security Consultant: £35,000 - £70,000 per year.
  • CCTV Systems Engineer: £40,000 - £80,000 per year.

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Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

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Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


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