SFJ Level 3 Award in CCTV Investigation and Retrieval



CCTV makes a significant and often critical contribution to the detection of crime. The degree to which it can be secured and relied on in court depends upon the evidence being gathered in a forensically sound manner by a skilled individual.

This qualification has been developed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required in CCTV investigation and evidence retrieval. The qualification includes 3-days of classroom-based learning where each candidate’s theory and practical knowledge are put to the test on a variety of CCTV recording devices.


Learning Objectives

The qualification consists of 3 units:

Roles, Responsibilities and Legislation involved in CCTV Investigation and Retrieval

  • Understand the purpose of CCTV
  • Understand the legislation involved in CCTV investigation and retrieval
  • Understand the principles of retrieval, management and retention of CCTV evidence
  • Understand the principles of presenting evidence in court


CCTV Systems and Health & Safety Considerations

  • Understand different types of CCTV systems
  • Understand the types of storage used in CCTV systems
  • Understand the Health and Safety risks involved in using CCTV equipment
  • Understand the process involved when dealing with CCTV owners


Navigating, Seizing, Installing and Testing CCTV Machines

  • Be able to use CCTV systems to¬¬ conduct CCTV searches and download CCTV evidence
  • Be able to install and test CCTV systems when conducting a swap / replace on a CCTV unit (DVR/NVR)


This qualification has been developed by RSL with the support of experienced CCTV media investigation teams.


Course Delivery

The course consists of 38 hours of learning, made up as follows:

  • Post tutorial assignment
  • 3 tutorial training days


The one-off enrolment fee for this qualification includes:

  • All mandatory taught tutorial dates
  • All required course materials
  • All certification and qualification costs


Procurement savings may be available for group bookings or in-house courses, contact us for more details

This qualification can be delivered either in-house or at regular open programme tutorials delivered across the country.

RSL can also deliver this qualification to your organisation or partnership “in-house” (minimum numbers required) to find out more about in-house courses please get in touch via email at learning@redsnappergroup.co.uk


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