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City & Guilds 3668-02

UNIT 202: Principles of Fibre optic Cabling Level 2

DURATION: 5 days

This training course provides delegates to experience both practical and theoretical skills. The course looks at basic installation practices, fibre optic connectorisation, splicing fibre, external enclosures and test requirements and on completion, delegates will be able to apply the skills gained to real life situations involving cabling systems.

The course focuses on the components, equipment and working practices that are used for premise cabling and fibre optic cabling deployed in an external telecoms environment. Candidates are assessed by a timed examination.

Course Content

Theory of Light

Follow installation procedures and working practices

Fibre optic transmission

Prepare fibre optic cabling

The ‘how’ and ‘why’ fibre is used in datacomms environment

Terminate fibre optic cabling by fitting connectors

Current standards


Identify fibre optic components and explain their uses

Work safely with fibres in an internal envirionment

Fibre optic fault finding

Fibre optic cabling fusion splicing

Fibre optic external enclosures

Loss budget calculations

Carry out OTDR test on fibre optic links

Interpreting results

Who will benefit?

This course is suitable for network installers, fibre optic cabling installers and engineers, who are looking to prove their installation skills and professionalism. It is particularly applicable to individuals, for example, electricians and telecomms engineers who wish to increase and broaden their range of skills.

The course is ideally suited for fibre optic cabling technicians, installers, data comms cabling installers and network cabling technicians who may have had some previous experience in installing data cabling, but are seeking to acquire new skills in fibre optic cabling, increasing their knowledge and opportunities. It may be that as part of an expanding role, individuals may benefit in possessing a nationally recognised qualification.

City and Guilds 3668-02:202 demonstrates that delegates have been thoroughly assessed and can confidently install, terminate and test fibre optic cabling, that typically, will be installed in an internal and external environment.

This City & Guilds 3668-02:202 course is the recognised qualification for professional datacomms cabling, professional fibre optic cabling installers and structured cabling installers and is on the established UK’s regulated qualifications framework (RQF).

Course Schedule 2023

25th April

20th June

2nd - 5th May

26th - 30th June

26th - 28th April

21st - 23rd June

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