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Communications Cabling (3668)

Opening for registrations in early 2022

The level 2 Award in Communication Cabling helps learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to become effective in the installation of communication cables and connecting to relevant systems. 

For those who wish to progress further, the Level 3 Certificate in Communications Cabling builds on the competence of installation and facilitates moving into supervisory roles.

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with the Training and Qualifications Committee for the Fibreoptics Industry Association which is led by CTTS (chair), Lucid Optical Service and Total Comms Training.  Further collaboration involved BT Openreach, Cityfibre, Hyperoptic, PQMS, TBN  Virginmedia and White Associates.

The 3668 Communications cabling qualifications provide eligibility for the relevant electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Network Infrastructure cards (which have replaced the previous ECS Datacomms cards).

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who would like to gain the knowledge and skills required during their initial training within the network infrastructure (communications cabling) industry for specific job roles. It is also for those who work within the telecoms industry and wish to further develop their knowledge and skills. 

Level 2

The Level 2 Award in Communications Cabling will suit you if you’re new to communication cabling, or have some basic experience. You want to gain the knowledge to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

Learners will be introduced to the scope and opportunities offered within the network infrastructure (communications cabling) and telecoms industry.

This qualification will cover communications cabling processes and principles. Learners will develop skills such as how to install fibre optic, copper and/or air blown fibre cables and micro-ducts.

Level 3

The Level 3 Certificate in Communications Cabling is ideal if you’ve experience in working with communication networks. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. 
Skills and knowledge covered include installation of structured cabling and/or work on single-mode and multi-mode fibre cables, containment and associated connection units, installation of earthing and bonding cables, and the fitting out of enclosures with structured cable termination equipment. 

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Covid Update

We continue to remain a COVID safe training provider.

As we enter into 2022, the UK government is keeping its public health guidance under continual review to suppress the spread of the virus in England. To keep up to date with any changes, you can visit the UK Government website and catch up with the latest advice. We are encouraging delegates to undertake a lateral flow test, ideally within 72 hours of a course commencement and within certain areas of the training centre, we are also asking delegates to continue to wear masks.

We remain committed to delivering in classroom training sessions however, a vitally important part of our objective to keep you and everyone safe.


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Breaking: ECS Card Update

We are delighted to be able to confirm that City and Guilds 3667-02 has been reaffirmed and therefore, is recognised within the JIB/ ECS CSCS card scheme and structures for the Level 2 Awards in Communications Cabling 3667. This is now within the “Network Infrastructure” card scheme as well as those that were/are previous Datacomms cards.

As we reported a few months ago, there will be a series of City and Guilds Level 3 qualifications, which are will be available shortly. The new City and Guilds level 3 qualifications will be given full  technician status, under the “Network Infrastructure” card scheme.

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Total Comms Training SHEA Telecom Approved

Total Comms Training is now approved to deliver the Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Telecommunications scheme. This scheme has been developed in collaboration with telecoms industry to provide a uniform approach to health, safety and environmental awareness training across the telecoms sector, in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.

The SHEA telecoms scheme is designed for individuals who require access to operational sites within the telecommunications industry, both permanent and temporary, at all levels including operatives, supervisors and management.

CSCS Partner                             

The SHEA Telecommunications scheme is partnered with CSCS to allow telecommunications industry workers access to construction sites for purposes of utilities work without the need for a separate CSCS card

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