Entry Requirements and Progression:
Security operatives are likely in the course of their work to be required to make calls to the
emergency services, or need to communicate to resolve conflict. It is essential that security
operatives are able to communicate clearly.
It is a centre’s responsibility to ensure that learners are sufficiently competent in the use of the
English language, and as such all assessment are conducted in English language only. Centres
must ensure that learners have sufficient language skills before putting the learners forward for
assessment. Centres are required to evidence this for each learner.
As a guide, learners should, as a minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:
- A B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and
- A B1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- An ESOL qualification at (Entry Level 3) regulated by Ofqual and taken in England, Wales
- or Northern Ireland
- An ESOL qualification at SCQF Level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority
- (SQA) and taken in Scotland
- Functional Skills Level 1 in English
- SQA Core Skills in Communication at SCQF Level 5
- Essentials Skills Wales Communication Level 1.
To achieve Level 2 Award In CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry, learners must complete all units within the qualification. This must consist of:
- Total number of units: 4
- Mandatory Group A minimum number of units: 4
- GLH: 33
- TQT: 45