FOA Certified Fibre Optic Technician Course

Fibre Optics

£699exc. VAT (w. VAT: £839)

Who should attend?

Our FOA CFOT course is suitable for those looking to work within the telecoms industry, as well as those already in the industry who are looking for an internationally recognised certification.

What are the course requirements?

Basic knowledge of fibre optics would be beneficial, however our FOA CFOT course is open to beginners within the Telecoms Industry. 

What does the course cover?

Unit 1 covers Health and Safety, Identifying Safe Working Practices, Carrying Out Preparation, Basic Principles of SI Unit Symbols, Basic Principles of Communications Systems, Advantages & Disadvantages of Fibre vs Copper, and Basic Principles of Data Communication.

Unit 2 covers Working Safely with Optical Fibres in an Internal Environment, Recommended Installation Procedures, Preparation for Fibre Connectorisation and Splicing, Splicing Together Optical Fibre, Terminating Fibre Optic Cable by Fitting Connectors, Testing Fibre Optic Links, and a City and Guilds Multiple Choice Assessment.

Unit 3 covers 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 and Testing Fibre Optic Links, and a City and Guilds Multiple Choice Assessment.

How do you complete the course?

Our FOA CFOT course consists of Virtual Learning on our Online Portal and then in-house practical and assessments at our training centre once your online learning is completed.

Our ‘Virtual Training’ consists of 4 weeks of online theory work on our online portal, which you complete at home. The learning consists of a video lesson and then multiple-choice question test, we also encourage our students to complete these tests and the mock exams more than once.

Once you have completed the 4 weeks learning we invite our students to our centre to complete their practical assessments and exam – these do need to be in-house meaning you would need to come to our centre in Melksham, Wiltshire.

Practical details:

Our Telecommunications Training Centre is based in Melksham, Wiltshire.

Our FOA CFOT course runs weekly, and we take on a maximum of 6 delegates on each course. This is so each student receives 1-1 time with the trainer and so there is enough equipment for each student to use individually. Our practical dates consist of hands-on workshops with each piece of equipment, including the latest industry product ranges from EXFO and INNO.

For FOA CFOT you would need to come to our centre for 2.5 days.

Please note, exams are multiple choice, closed book examinations and results are given at the end of the examination.

When you come to us, we require you to bring your ID for registration. Other than this, we provide you with everything you need.

Extended Support and Aftercare

At Fibreplus Telecommunications College we pride ourselves on our extended support once our students have completed their courses and are out working in the real world. We achieve this as our students have access to their online theory content and workshops after they have completed their course meaning they can revise their knowledge if needed at a later date. Our Support Team and Trainers are always happy to speak over the phone and answer any questions if any support is needed in the future after the course has been completed.





SN12 8DZ


    • Fibre Optic Terms
    • Metric System
    • Fibre Optic Communication Systems
    • Personal Safety
    • Material Disposal
    • Standards and Regulations
    • Multi/Singlemode for Internal Installations
    • Type of Optical Fibre
    • Attenuation
    • Dispersion
    • Cable Types, Use and Construction
    • Loose Tube, & Tight Buffered
    • Connectors Basics and Types
    • Termination Processes
    • WDM
    • DWDM
    • CWDM
    • Splicing Processes
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Splicing Parameters
    • Loss Budgets
    • Choosing Components
    • Documentation
    • Using the VLS
    • Setting Up ILM Kit and Referencing
    • Light Source & Power Meter (ILM) Testing
    • Understanding All Test equipment
    • Understanding OTDR Features and Principles
    • Event Types i.e. Reflective and Non-Reflective
    • Macro & Micro Bending Explained
    • Correct Fault Locating Principles
    • Test Leads, Launch & Tail Leads
    • OTDR Trace Analysis & Bi-Directional Trace Interpretation
    • OTDR Capability and Limitation Explained

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Step 1

Select your course and available date with a member of the Fibreplus Training team

Step 2

Complete the Course Registration Form Online

Step 3

Once your deposit is paid, you will receive a registration letter and we will see you on your course

Fibreplus Ltd

Caithness House, Western Way
Melksham, Wiltshire, England
SN12 8DZ

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:30

Call Us

01225 636041

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  • “I recently attended Fibreplus for the Fibre Optics City and Guilds 3667-02 5 day Course and left on the Friday extremely happy with everything they provided. The Course was great with all contents fulfilling my expectations. I would highly recommend this Course and provider to anyone interested in getting into Fibre Optics or using it as a refresher. All staff at Fibreplus were great and not only did they provide a good, in-depth course on Fibre Optics they also provided a rapid and very professional service for supplying Hire Test Equipment. I will definitely be using Fibreplus in the future and will also be passing on their details and services to my network within the Oil and Gas Industry.
    Russell. S - North Sea, May 2020
  • “I had a great time at the course last week, it was very informative and the teaching was superb!
    Hugo. C - Zetta Connect, February 2020
  • “I first used Fibreplus for training 2 years ago. The training was fantastic and well delivered. I have just purchased test equipment from them which and their expertise has been invaluable for ensuring that I have ordered the right thing first time. I would recommend Fibreplus for both training and equipment sales.
    Alastair. D, March 2020
  • The whole experience with Fibreplus has been perfect, i'd forgotten what good customer service was until I enrolled with Fibreplus every call and mail was answered instantly and I was never left in the dark. I do not feel anything needs to be improved the whole team have managed this process extremely well even in person on exam days the training has been led safely without us students feeling restricted. Well done all involved. Im sure once the restrictions are lifted the training centre will be even more enhancing. Spot on from all involved.
  • City & Guilds 3667-02 Online Course "I have really enjoyed the course, cannot wait to get hands on!
    Robert. J, February 2021
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