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City & Guilds 3668-02

UNIT 201: level 2 Principles of Communication Cabling
DURATION: 1 day including examination

This training course provides delegates with a fundamental understanding of cabling media and the basic principles that lie behind communications cabling and the basic workings of a network cabling system are explored. It can be taken independently or as a bundle with Unit 202 or 203 to gain the full level 2 award in Communication Cabling. The applications that harness communications cabling in a modern cabling system are also examined, providing a valuable insight into communications cabling and other media.

The course looks at the different types of copper cabling media including Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A and other high bandwidth copper cabling systems. In addition, the course also takes a look at optical fibre media, otherwise known as fibre optic cabling, to include a summary of single mode (SM) and multimode (MM). As well as common communications cabling definitions and current communications cabling standards, this course gives delegates a comprehensive guide to communications cabling. Candidates are assessed by a timed examination.

Courses cover practical and theoretical content to suit individual requirements. We provide attendees with relevant knowledge ranging from splicing or testing a fibre cable to designing a data centre.

Course Content

Introduction to communications cabling

Health and Safety

The application of communications cabling in the networking environment

Current communications cabling terminology and standards

Communications cabling bandwidths and performance

Communications cabling transmission

Common communications cabling components

Communications cabling installation procedures and working practices

Who will benefit?

The Principles of Communications Cabling City and Guilds 3668-02: 201 course is aimed at anyone who is thinking of entering into the communications cabling installation industry. This course is aimed at datacomms engineers looking to prove their installation skills and professionalism. It is also applicable to individuals who are in allied trades, for example, electricians and telecomms engineers who wish to increase and broaden their range of skills. This City & Guilds 3668-02:201 course is the recognised qualification for professional datacomms cabling and structured cabling installers and is on the established UK’s regulated qualifications framework (RQF).

Course Schedule 2022

28th March 2022
9th May 2022 
11th July 2022

31st January - 4th February 2022
4th - 8th April 2022
23rd - 27th May 2022
18th - 22 July 2022

29th - 31st March 2022
10th - 12th May 2022
12th - 14th July 2022

20th - 24th June 2022
15th - 19th August 2022

6th - 9th June 2022
1st - 4th August 2022

31st March 2022
28th April 2022
2nd June 2022
28th July 2022
24th August 2022

28th January 2022
1st April 2022


28th February - 4th March 2022

20th June - 24th June 2022

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