Fibre Optic Telecommunications

HM Armed Forces Fibre Optics Level 3

This course is designed for the HM armed forces service who has or is about to complete their resettlement training and wanting to use their ELCAS funding to gain a qualification in Fibre optics.

  • Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Fibre Telecommunications
  • Awarding Body: Edexcel BTEC & City & Guilds
  • CSCS: Yes
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Instructor ratio: 8:1
  • Who is it taught by: Qualified Fibre instructors
  • Course duration: 1 Week
  • Cost: £1000.00 + VAT
  • ELCAS Funded: YES
  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

About the BTEC level 3 in Fibre Optics

This module from Edexcel BTEC enables delegates from the HM armed forces to gain a qualification in fibre optics installation and repair

The course is designed so you can install, test and maintain fibre optic networks, anyone who wants to start a career in fibre optics will be required to have a recognised industry qualification normally the city and guilds 3667-02 the course was designed for the industry by industry experts. You will learn the correct procedures of installation and testing of fibre network installation and carry out network testing using specialist test equipment including OTDR’s, insertion loss testing and much more.

  1. Installation of fibre optic systems
  2. Termination of fibre optic systems
  3. Repair and Maintenance of fibre
  4. Testing of fibre using OTDR's, ILM, OLTS

Why should you choose TNS

TNS are experienced in training personnel who are in the resettlement stage and making the transition back to civilian life. We can honestly say that we know exactly what you are going through as 90% of TNS staff are ex forces.
And we are here to help you every step of the way through your transition, we try and simplify the process by doing all the correct paperwork for you ready to hand to your resettlement officer or if you have already left the HM Force then ready to send it ELCAS. Or if you wish you can complete this yourselves.
Depending on the length of service will depend if you have the higher tier £2000 or lower tier of £1000

  • Who is it for
  • What will I learn
  • What jobs can I do
  • Fibre Optic Environments
  • How to book
  • Elcas

Who is it for

The course is designed for new entrants or experienced engineers in telecoms or data communications, all our courses are 60-70% hands on practical so you gain maximum hands on training in a real world environment. Our centre is dedicated to the industry and we pride ourselves on being the best in the industry. It is also suitable for the following:

  • Technicians/Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Electricians
  • IT Managers
  • Anyone

What will I learn

p>Throughout this course you will taught by industry leading instructors and consultants, you will learn the correct procedures for installations and testing for the following:

  • Fibre Optic Installation
  • Fibre optic termination
  • Fusion splicing
  • Mechanical splicing
  • 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
  • Identify faults
  • Use continuity testers
  • Carry out optical budget calculations
  • Certify cabling to the correct industry standard
  • Correctly terminate a variety of optical connectors
  • Terminate and Splice fibre optic cabling
  • Identify and terminate the correct optical fibres
  • Carry out site survey and estimate costings for an install
  • Compile test results
  • Carry out basic design of an fibre optic infrastructure

We have a 100% first time pass rate on all our course even though they are closed book exams.

What jobs can I do

Some of the roles you can do when you complete the course with us are as follows:

  • Fibre Engineer
  • Telecoms Engineer
  • Fibre Test Engineer
  • Data centre engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Fibre Broadband Engineer
  • FTTH Engineer
  • 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)

How to book

It's simple to book onto this training course you can call us on 01782 914001 or follow the on line process

1. Select a month from the calendar below
2. Select a date from the calendar
3. Fill in the form (ensure you fill in all the details)
4. Click submit
5. You will then get an email notification asking you to confirm
6. We will then fill out all your paperwork to hand to the resettlement officer/ELCAS
7. Once you have authorisation send us the confirmation known as the "Claim Authorisation Number" (CAN)
8. We will then confirm your booking.


ELCAS funding is available for this course please fill in the form once you select the date. Our provider number is 3301 if doing a normal search on ELCAS search the following Total Network Solutions Europe Ltd