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TNS Fibre Optic Courses

About TNS Europe Training

Real Lab Environment

70% Hands On Training

99% Successful!

1st Time Pass Rate


Years Experience

Thousands of People Trained

Our Vision


Total Network Solutions Europe was founded in 2008 with the vision of becoming a premier training provider in the industry, and we've consistently made a significant impact ever since our establishment, not only in the United Kingdom but also globally. Our reputation for excellence has attracted delegates from around the world who trust in the quality of our training programs.

We collaborate with organisations to develop tailored courses that precisely meet their needs. This approach ensures that their employees receive the necessary skills and training to become proficient professionals, excel in their roles, and advance in their careers.

Our Mission


We are committed to delivering top-notch training to individuals and organisations through vocational awards. Our approach is validated by the consistent positive feedback we receive from attendees, affirming that we're on the right track. At TNS, our focus is on equipping you with the precise skills needed for your role, which is why we employ blended learning techniques and immerse you in real-world scenarios during training.

Our classes maintain a maximum size of 8 delegates per course, ensuring you receive optimal attention and benefits. You'll have access to cutting-edge equipment and tools, learning their correct usage, understanding requirements, and adhering to industry standards.

When it comes to network testing, we go the extra mile to ensure you're proficient. We teach you how to set up OTDRs correctly, emphasise the importance of understanding settings, diagnosing and rectifying faults, and completing Tier 1 and Tier 2 testing using real labs and equipment, not just simulated software.

The ongoing rollout of fiber broadband is vital, yet there's a concern about inadequately trained installers lacking vocational awards and relying on questionable "accredited" status. This issue extends to the data communications sector, where individuals attending brief courses may end up performing complex installations without proper understanding, leaving businesses in challenging situations when things go wrong.

Unlike regulated industries such as Gas or Electric, the fiber optics and data communications industry lacks strict oversight. This gap in regulation leads to situations where electricians, after attending short manufacturer courses, believe they are fully qualified to handle fiber optic installations or data cabling inside buildings.

Our advice is clear: pursue vocational training and become a part of an industry body like the FIA. This ensures you have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform installations correctly and responsibly, mitigating risks for businesses and ensuring reliable network infrastructures.

Paul Forster, the owner and managing director of Total Network Solutions (Europe) Ltd, commands respect in the industry, thanks to his distinguished career that began in the armed forces at the age of 16 as a communications specialist. After 13 years of service, he transitioned into the telecommunications sector in 1997 and has since been a stalwart in telecommunications and data communications. His expertise lies in fiber optic installation, testing, commissioning of networks such as PON, and Access Networks crucial for fiber deployments. He is well-versed in transmission services like DWDM & CWDM.

Currently, Paul Forster holds a prominent position on the Fibre Optic Industry (FIA) council, which oversees technical standards and training in the industry. As an FIA certified trainer, he has demonstrated his extensive knowledge and experience, meeting the FIA's stringent standards for accreditation. Beyond training, Paul also serves as a consultant to organisations involved in fiber network deployments, ensuring adherence to industry standards in telecommunications builds, including telecom civil engineering and fiber deployments. His expertise extends to the data communications industry, making him a valuable asset due to his comprehensive knowledge base.

Total Network Solutions have the skills and ability to design and deliver courses for any client worldwide. We work with the industry and employers to ensure our courses meet the requirements set, and can provide consultancy for organisations to develop their workforce and increase productivity.

All our trainers are equipped with valid vocational awards in teaching and assessing. Our quality team holds valid internal quality assurance credentials for assessing, ensuring the highest standards of training delivery. Prior to becoming trainers, our instructors must have a minimum of five years of field experience, supported by vocational qualifications. We prioritise keeping our trainers updated with the latest training methodologies and field experiences to maintain their expertise.

Our reputation extends globally, and we have established a strong presence in the UK by delivering diverse training courses to numerous blue-chip organisations. Some of our esteemed clients include:

Some of our Clients

Some of our fibre optic courses clients
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