Fibre Optic Jointing OSP

This course is specifically designed around the external fibre network and concentrates on fibre optic jointing, fusion splicing and testing including OTDR testing for external telecommunications networks like BT.

This course features Passive Optical Networks PON's and concepts for fibre to the premises including, fusion splicing, fault finding, testing etc, for those individuals who work on CT can also obtain the N023 and additional BT accreditation

  • Qualification: City and Guilds unit 3 External fibre optics (BT N023)
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds
  • CSCS: EUSR Telecoms at additional costs
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Instructor ratio: 10:1
  • Who is it taught by: C&G approved trainers
  • Course duration: 5 Days
  • Cost: £750.00 plus VAT 0% finance available over 6 months
  • ELCAS Funded: No
  • Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire

About The Fibre Optics Installation and Testing Outside Plant

The course is designed so you can carry out fibre optic cable installation and testing in an external telecommunications network. We have designed this course specifically around the external environment including fibre to the premises and and passive optical networks PON's.

We focus the course around the main practical elements of fusion splicing and testing within this specific environment and cover OTDR testing on PON networks.

To give this course a vocational award we have concentrated this course around the city and guilds 3667-02 module three external networks only and for those who work on the BT network they can obtain N023 BT one fibre solution and other BT accreditation's.

Why should you choose us?

Our knowledge and expertise has led us to being approved by City and Guilds, The FOA, (Fibre Optic Association) and Carillion Telent enable us to train and on board and accredit new engineers for the BT network, with a wide range of accreditation's from underground safety, fibre jointing etc.

  • Who is the course designed for?
  • What will you learn?
  • Jobs Opportunities?
  • Fibre Optic Environments
  • Cost

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for entrants wanting to get into the telecommunications industry specifically jointing and testing fibre optic cables in fibre to the premises and external fibre optic networks. This course is solely concentrated on external fibre, this means working in the street, in cable pits and chambers this courses is 70% hands on practical so you gain maximum hands on training in a real world environment.

What will you learn?

Throughout this course you will taught the correct methods of installation and testing by industry leading instructors

  • Fibre Optic Installation
  • Fibre optic termination
  • Fusion splicing
  • Blown Fibre
  • Fibre Optic Maintenance Procedures
  • Insertion Loss Testing
  • OTDR Testing
  • Basic design principles

After completion you will be able to proficiently do the following:

  • Use an OTDR and other specialist testers
  • Carry out PON installations
  • Test PON networks
  • Carry out optical budget calculations
  • Terminate and Splice fibre optic cabling
  • Compile test results

Jobs Opportunities?

External fibre optic engineers are in high demand throughout the UK and also globally. We cannot guarantee that you will get a job on completion of the course, you will need to gain experience this can be done via agencies etc. Some of the roles you can do when you complete the course with us are as follows:

  • Fibre Engineer
  • Blown Fibre Engineer
  • Telecoms Engineer
  • Fibre Test Engineer
  • Fibre Broadband Engineer
  • Fibre to the premises Engineer
  • Fibre Cable Installation Engineer
  • Many others

Fibre Optic Environments

Fibre optics is used extensively throughout the globe for many different applications and uses and is beginning to replace copper networks throughout the world and there is a major skill shortage worldwide for professionally trained individuals and organisations.

Types of environments where fibre optics is widely used

  • Data Centres
  • Telecom Networks
  • Wind Farms
  • Off shore
  • Scarda Networks
  • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Metro Ethernet Networks (Metro)


This five (5) day course cost £750.00 +vat additional modules can also be included for BT accreditation's if you are currently working on Carillion Telent contract. 6 months interest free credit available on this course

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