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City & Guilds 3668-03

UNIT 305: Level 3 Passive Optical Networks (PON)

DURATION: 3 days including assessments

Following the completion of mandatory Units 301/302, candidates must complete one other Level 3 module to receive the full Level 3 Certificate. Unit 305 qualifies as one of three optional modules which must be completed in combination with Unit 301/302 which are offered as a package.

The Unit 305 Passive Optical Networks (PON) course give attendees the skills to carry out the evaluation needed for the deployment of passive optical networks, as well as familiarity with terminologies used and technology deployed in passive optical network systems. There is a practical component to this unit, which will cover correct installation practices and testing external cabling to the customer premises. Candidates are assessed by timed assignments.

Course Content - Unit 305

Passive Optical Technology

Network topologies
Last mile limitations and features
Fibre to the home
Time division multiple access
Overhead and underground delivery using components of PON topologies
Standards affecting network performance
Connectivity technologies
Calculation to determine a loss budget for a fibre to home PON system
PON testing methodology
Installation methods

Who will benefit?

The Level 3 Passive Optical Networks (PON) City and Guilds 3668 – 03: 305 module is aimed at anyone who wishes to progress further than Level 2, such as those entering supervisory, design or project management roles. The Level 3 Certificate in Communications Cabling builds on installation competences and supports candidates moving into more senior roles and provides them with eligibility for an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Network Infrastructure card.

Gaining the full Level 3 requires the core modules (Unit 301/302) and one of the three offered practical modules; 303 Fibre Optic Cabling, 305 Passive Optical Networks (PON), 306 Structured Cabling and Enterprise Networks.

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