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City & Guilds 3668-02

UNIT 203: Level 2 Principles of Copper Structured Cabling

DURATION: 3 days including examination and assessment

This intensive 3-day training course will provide delegates with the knowledge and installation skills that are needed to install, terminate and test copper cabling for datacomms structured cabling data networks. Unit 203 can be taken independently or in conjunction with the Unit 201 foundation unit for a full level 2 award in Communication Cabling.

This course covers the key tasks that have to be performed on datacomms cabling that is installed within the built environment, within the premises, in an internal environment; this includes commercial office environments, public buildings, hospitals, airports, and datacentres as well as other types of buildings where networks are deployed. The installation skills and underpinning knowledge gained on the course can be applied to all types of data cabling, as used for commercial environments, including large office datacabling systems, premises networks and industrial communications cabling networks. We also look at the latest trends.

The course focuses on key aspects of health and safety, the correct selection of tools, equipment and components as well as the correct working practises that are typically used for the installation of network cabling and structured cabling that support the transmission of data, voice and video. Candidates are assessed by a timed examination and a practical assessment.

Course Content

Current terminologies in use as applied to copper data cabling
Health and Safety: copper cabling in an internal environment
Basic electrical theory & principles
Recommended data cabling installation procedures
Current standards
Data cable presentations, i.e. RJ45, Keystone Jack
Data cabling performance categories
Termination of communication cabling
Telephony installation, Cable tracing, Jumpering & Testing
Fault find copper communication data cabling
Testing link performance against recognised standards
Interpret test results

Who will benefit?

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 3668-02:203 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