CCTV analysis


CCTV analysis is part of De Montfort University CertHE in forensic collision investigation.

This module will give the student the necessary tools to be able to analyse CCTV footage. You will be taught how to analyse the footage for missing or long frames and how to work out the frame count. Once the frame rate has been established various techniques can be used to calculate the speed of vehicles passing through the field of view.

What you will study

CCTV types, frame rates and the use of several software programs to help calculate speed.

Entry requirements

We assume that you hold a UCPD, City & Guilds or equivalent in forensic road collision investigation.

You will need to know the basics of Microsoft Excel or Apple's Numbers which is used extensively throughout the course. Please complete the free Excel for collision investigators course (see entry level courses on the menu bar) if you have not used Excel before.

Pre-course study


Study method

Classroom based withs some distance learning material.

What you will need

A computer running Windows 8.1 or higher, access to the internet. Microsoft Excel, Gimp 2.1 or later (free-ware) and Virtual Dub (free-ware).


The module runs over 6 weeks with 3 day in the classroom at the start of the module.  There is an Online forum allowing you to discuss topics with other students on the module.


This module is assessed. Your tutor will mark the module and provide you with feedback.

Whats the qualification

This module is part of De Montfort university's CertHE in forensic road collision investigation and part of the 15 credit module, Collision investigation technologies (ENGS1015), the other part being Damage Analysis.

How to register

The CertHE starts in September of each year. Apply through AiTS. If you wish to take this module without registering with the university you may do so however no university accreditation will be give. To take as a standalone check the course calendar for the next presentation and contact AiTS.

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The course at a glance

Code: Part of ENGS1015
Credits: 15 when ENGS1015 is completed
Level: 4
Duration: 8 weeks

4 days classroom + distance learning
(2 days whilst social distancing measures are in place)


Links to CertHE modules

Applied maths
Damage analysis
CCTV Analysis
Accelerometers in collision investigation
Driver and the environment


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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