City and Guilds 3667-02 Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 is suitable for both those interested in becoming fibre and copper installers, as well as those currently doing the job who are seeking certification.
The full four units of City & Guilds 3667-02 course provides students with the skills to install, splice and test fibre optic networks in multiple environments, whether this be FTTH, Rail signalling systems, internal installation in buildings or data centres, the skills you gain are suitable for all these areas and more. You will also cover the installation & testing of internal copper datacoms. There is a huge demand for engineers all over the world currently, especially in the fibre to the home (FTTH) networks.
Unit 1 covers Principles of Communications Cabling. The unit covers in detail: Identifying Safe Working Practices in Communication Systems, Basic Principles of SI Units Symbols, Basic Principles of Communication Systems and Basic Principles of Data Communication.
Unit 2 covers Fibre Optic Cabling in an Internal Environment. The unit covers in detail: Safety regarding Working with Fibre Optics in an Internal Environment, Recommended Installation Procedures, Preparation for Fibre Connectorisation & Splicing, Splicing together Optical Fibre, Terminating Fibre Optic Cable by Fitting Connectors, Testing Fibre Optic Links and an Exam.
Unit 3 covers Fibre Optic Cabling in an External Environment. The unit covers in detail: Working Safely with Optical Fibres in an External Environment, Recommended Installation Procedures, Preparing Fibre Optic Cable for Fibre Splicing, Joining Fibre Optic Cables by Splicing, Terminating Fibre Optic Cables by Splicing, Testing Fibre Optic Links and an Exam.
Unit 4 covers Copper Cabling in an Internal Environment. The unit covers in detail: Working Safely with Copper Cabling in an Internal Environment, Basic Electrical Theory and Safety in Regard to Data Communications Cabling, Installing Copper Communication Cabling, Terminating Copper Communication Cabling, Testing FTP, UTP and Multicore Copper Links and an Exam.
FOA CFOT certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fibre optic technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks.
The CFOT certification has been structured as a general technology certification, not aligned to any specific job function. It is used by all installers, both outside plant and premises installers, two very different applications, plus component manufacturing technicians, network managers, network designers, etc.
This course is completed with 4 weeks online theory work, followed by 5 days in-house to complete the practical and exams.