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Level 2 Online CCTV Design and Installation Course

Online course with downloadable study materials, tutor support and final exam included

Cube Training


£299 inc VAT
Or £49.83/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
40 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Unable to travel? Prefer to work online? We’ve got you covered with our online CCTV training.

Our expert practitioners will guide you through our full training programme through a series of online webinars, and are fully available for you to discuss the course and ask any questions.


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This course would be perfect for installation/service engineers and managers, or anyone interested in the installation and maintenance of CCTV systems.

It aims to provide students with a solid understanding of video security surveillance solutions. It also covers analogue, IP and hybrid video surveillance system design, installation and maintenance.

This qualification provides an understanding of CCTV design and installation which includes:

- Introduction to CCTV installation

- Analogue and digital systems

- CCTV power requirements and wiring

- Installation techniques and best practices

- Requirements analysis and system design

- CCTV tools and resources

Why Cube?

The Cube course, unlike other online courses, provides a special learning experience. Sessions may be read, listened to, or watched on mobile phones or desktops. This helps you to study whenever and wherever you want.

Learners can receive a list of basic tool kits to purchase as well as a list of preferred suppliers. You should practise them at home when you first start the course. Every month, you will have one live session with your tutor during which you will be able to ask questions about your course.

You will never get bored with this interactive course that includes videos, texts, audios and quizzes to help you practise and assess what you've learned.


At the end of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple choice question test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately. You will instantly know whether you have been successful or not. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.


After completing and passing the course successfully, you will obtain a Level 2 Award in CCTV Installation & Design. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy, at a cost of £39, or in a downloadable PDF format for free.

Course Breakdown

Unit 1: Introduction to CCTV Installation

- Introduction to CCTV

- Role of CCTV in the modern world

- Stakeholders of a security surveillance system

- Basic components of an analogue and digital CCTV system

Unit 2: Analogue and Digital Systems

- Introduction to video signalling

- CCD, CMOS technology, interlaced and progressive scanning, NTSC and PAL resolutions

- Guidelines for selecting a CCTV camera

- High-definition television (HDTV) resolution, megapixel resolutions, wide dynamic range

- Digital CCTV systems vs analogue CCTV systems

- IP addressing data transport protocols for network video, Power over Ethernet, video codec

Unit 3: Requirements Analysis and System Design

- CCTV site survey report

- CCTV design

- Writing a CCTV system specification

- Cost analysis

Unit 4: CCTV Power Requirements and Wiring

- Ohm's Law

- Voltage drop and amperage requirements

- CE mark

- Low voltage distribution and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) considerations

Unit 5: Installation Techniques and Best Practices

- Inspection and testing of low voltage electrical installations

- Cable containment

- Small power systems

- Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

- Lighting protection

- Reference to British standards

Unit 6: CCTV Tools and Resources

- Introduction to CCTV tools

- Testing chart

- Maintenance checklist

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you are looking to start as a CCTV installer or wish to change career from another building or electrical trade. The course has been designed for candidates wanting a viable entry route into the electronic security surveillance industry.


To enroll on the course, you must be 18 or over. There are no formal qualifications required as prerequisites for the course, however it is recommended that students have basic numeracy and a background in electrical, such as a Level 2 Electrical Maintenance Skills, or experience in electrical maintenance. This is due to the course requiring installers to have a sound knowledge of earthing and wiring regulation, to not compromise safety.

Career path

As you progress with your studies and experience, you will open more career opportunities, and will be able to apply for roles with higher salaries such as Security System Operational Manager, CCTV Installer and Intruder Alarm Engineer.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.