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CCTV installation has the largest market share in the world of security. The reports show that the UK market for CCTV, access control and intruder alarms was worth over the US $3.2 billion in 2010 and the UK is the most surveyed country in Europe with an estimated 4.25 million CCTV cameras. 

How about you becoming a part this lucrative market?

You may be an experienced tradesman or someone who has never worked in a trade environment. This course can give you a solid foundation in CCTV installation.

This 3-day hands-on course provides a practical understanding of CCTV installation. The course is broken down into five easy to understand units. At the successful completion of all units, you are expected to have good knowledge of CCTV installation. You will gain all the insights to design and install a CCTV system for small and medium-sized applications.

We have successfully helped thousands of people find a start in CCTV installation.

Award in CCTV Installation - Level 3

  • 3-day hands-on course
  • This 3-Day CCTV course is for new entrants to the industry. It is an overview that can be your first step to becoming a fully qualified CCTV installer.
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About the qualification

This is a customised qualification accredited by NCFE UK. This qualification is benchmarked against the NVQ level 3 standard. This leads to both professional recognition and career progression. The NCFE qualifications are recognised and valued by employers as a vocational and technical qualification. The successful completion of this course will lead to a level 3 customised qualification by NCFE in CCTV installation.

What is a level 3 qualification?

In the UK, most qualifications are taken through work, school, college or university, and fit into one of nine levels (12 in Scotland). The higher the level, the harder the qualification. The levels are based on the standards of knowledge, skill and competence needed for each qualification.

A level 3 qualification is of a similar level to an A-Level, although it differs by having a framework which is specific to a particular industry and role.

Who is NCFE?

NCFE is a recognised awarding body. It is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Ofqual, the Welsh government, and the CCEA in Northern Ireland.

Why choose us?

Cube Training is one of the fastest growing training centres for the fire and security industry and has helped to train over 5,000 people. Our customised level 3 NCFE qualification will help you to become a qualified CCTV engineer. Train in our purpose-built training facilities in London and Birmingham. Our tutors are experienced, professional and friendly. If you are unsure of which career path to take then our training providers will help you choose the trades career most suited to you.

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These qualifications allow you to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and skills in areas such as:

Unit 1 Introduction to CCTV

  • Introduction to CCTV installation

  • CCTV Video signals (H 264, Mpeg 2)

  • Cabling and connectors (CAT5, CAT6 & Coax)

  • Crimping BNC, CAT5 & keystone connectors

  • Video transmission (analogue to digital, megapixel cameras)

  • Assembling a CCTV system Troubleshooting using CCTV tester

Unit 2 Electrical and CCTV installation

  • How to design a cable run

  • Introduction to Ohm’s law

  • How to choose the right type of cable

  • Installing CCTV cameras with RG59 & CAT5

  • Installing CCTV power supplies

  • Using electrical tools

Unit 3 – CCTV system designing

  • Introduction to recording resolution, frames per second & lens sizes

  • How to calculate field of view (Selecting the correct types of lens size, recording resolution and configuring frames per second)

  • Digital CCTV storage and lighting (DVR storage calculator, Illumination and camera sensitivity in CCTV)

  • PTZ camera installation (Protocols, baud rate in PTZ

  • Installing camera housing for bigger projects with power

Unit 4 – the Practical wiring of CCTV system

  • Running cables for a CCTV system (CAT5 & coaxial)

  • Installing passive and active balun for long CCTV cable run

  • Running shotgun cable and use of cable pulling tips and techniques

  • Installing junction boxes

Unit – 5 Networking in CCTV

  • Remote access and mobile app viewing

  • Local area networking and wider are networks

  • Assigning a local area IP address to a DVR via DHCP

  • Techniques used in assigning a unique and static local IP address to a DVR

  • Private and public IP address

  • TCP and IP setting
  • Mobile phone view through P2P

Which level is right for me?

Level 3
You are experienced in providing CCTV systems and have a lot of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What careers can this lead to?

At Level 3 you could be working as a:

  • Technical engineer
  • Senior installation engineer or supervisor
  • Sales engineer
  • Commercial manager
  • Site/Workshop manager.

Assessment criteria’s

This course is now fully accredited by NCFE UK.  Course Code CQ10788. You will undertake a practical assessment and a written exam at the end of your course to gain the qualification.

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