City and Guilds 3668 – 03, Level 3 Fibre Optic & Structured Cabling Full Award with Core Modules Included
City and Guilds Level 3 | 7 days
This 7 Day Core Modules & Fibre Optic & Structured Cabling Units 301, 302, 303 & 306 course aims to provide the delegate with the opportunity to evaluate the most appropriate fibre optic cabling that are commonly available in the communications cabling industry and the skills to analyse the equipment, standards and protocols used in data networks.
Delegates will develop their knowledge and understanding of different types of fibre, their uses and some of the standards associated with them.
Delegates will also build upon their knowledge of fibre testing techniques and when these are applied.
With businesses and organisations now more dependent on cloud-based technologies there is an imperative for an enhanced knowledge of network cabling and other supportive elements of the infrastructure. These elements will be comprehensively covered within this unit.
Delegates will be able to apply their knowledge of theories, models and structures gained from this unit and other units to implement a data network including internal and external infrastructure.
Unit 301: The aim of this unit is to enable delegates to gain an understanding of the safety, to develop and increase the knowledge required for safety, including safe working practices and behaviours, whether working in an internal network and in the external network, including underground, overhead and the public highway.
Unit 302: The aim of this unit is to enable delegates to gain an understanding of the fundamental of telecoms transmission technologies.
Unit 301: Safe Working Practices and Behaviours:
- Describe the primary safety legislation and safety regulations relevant to the communications cabling and telecommunications industry.
- Describe key factors of health and safety, personal health and wellbeing
- Describe comprehensive risk assessments, method statements and permit to work in all aspects of underground, overhead and internal networks.
- The principles of conducting a site survey
- Describe and produce a plan for a road works guarding configuration set up
- Describe the deployment of road works guarding in accordance with a site plan.
- Confined spaces including underground chamber safety access
- Responding appropriately to emergencies.
- Working at heights including electrical hazards
- Describe and identify asbestos hazards and legal requirements
- Describe and identify the correct fire stopping materials as appropriate
- Describe the SSOW: safe system of work for voltage/metal/stud detection to identify hidden services and the selection of a safe place to drill.
- Describe processes for carrying out effective communication with customers appropriately.
- Describe the processes for effective communication with peers
- Describe the processes for effective communication with manager.
Unit 302: Telecoms Fundamentals:
- Describe the characteristics of transmission technologies
- Describe the applications in digital networks.
- Describe the uses of different types of media associated with data and telecommunications networks.
- Describe the characteristics of different media that are used as part of data and telecommunications networks.
- Describe data transmission methods used as part of data and telecommunications networks.
- Describe the role of the organisations that are responsible for establishing telecoms and data network standards
- Describe the layers of the OSI model and function of each layer, referencing the TCP/IP model.
- Describe the purpose of standards associated with data and telecommunications networks
- Describe the role of protocols in data and telecommunications networks.
Unit 303 Fibre Optic Cabling:
- Describe and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different fibre optic types according to their specifications
- describe the different transmitting characteristics for different types of cabling.
- Evaluate and describe the transmission characteristics, operating parameters of fibre optic cables and their appropriate uses.
- Describe and identify the different characteristics of types of fibre optic cable, i.e., G651 (MM) G652 etc
- Describe the usage fibre optics cable and explain operational considerations, i.e., bandwidth, attenuation, nodes, splitters etc, including effects on anticipated performance.
- Describe and explain the appropriate fibre optic cabling standards, both national and international
- select and explain testing methodologies in fibre optic cabling; i.e., VFL/VLS, end face inspection (and criteria used) OLTS, OTDR, COOTDR, CD, PMD, OSA etc.
- Note: there is a practical assessment to be undertaken as part of achieving this
Unit 306 Structured Cabling
- Describe and select different cable types, connectors and their associated specifications.
- Describe the cable categories and classes/ratings of structured communications cabling
- Describe and select cable types depending on factors such as the environment, bandwidth and other considerations, i.e., PoE, application etc.
- describe and apply current national and international protocols and standards in data networks
- Describe and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of building regulations
- Describe and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fire rating/performance including CPR/UKAS classifications
- Describe the purpose and function of cable components used in data networks, i.e., patch panels, access points etc
- Describe the purpose of hardware used in data networks, i.e., cabinets, containment etc.
- Describe power and data segregation in a variety of environments
- Describe and explain the need for grounding and bonding in a variety of environments, referencing BS EN 50310/BS EN 62305
- Describe and apply test parameters using graphical data to two protocols and standards
- Describe, explain and follow appropriate processes, using the appropriate test equipment to fault find, trouble-shoot and rectify.
- describe and use proprietary cloud-based platforms for data storage/projects
- describe test results and any other supporting documentation
- Explain processes involved in handover submission and completion of work/project
Candidates are individually assessed by a number of timed assignments.
All candidates associated assignments are marked internally by a nominated and City and Guilds approved assessor.
These assignments will be subject to a quality audit by the awarding body
This course is subject to vat and is inclusive of all examination fees.
Certificates are sent via email as PDF. If you require a Hard Copy Certificate £5.00 P&P is required.
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