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Fibre Optic Cable Certificate Level 2





Course Summary

The UK Telecommunications industry is growing, driven by the nation’s commitment to providing every home with super-fast fibre optic broadband. Aim2Learn have designed 2 BTEC courses that give learners all the knowledge they need to join this industry as a telecommunications engineer.

Get in touch with us to register your interest for the next round of training, and to find out whether you can qualify for government funding to undertake it.


Fibre Optic Cable Certificate

This programme is the ideal introductory fibre certificate for people interested in qualifying to install fibre optic cabling. The course level is suitable for those with little to no knowledge or experience with this field. We start with basic concepts about fibre networks and tach basic skills.

However, the course is also a suitable qualification for those who currently work in the trade, who still need certification. This course is focussed on installing fibre optic cable in peoples’ homes and businesses, rather than in public highways and paths.

Successful learners will be certified to design and install fibre optic cable networks in people homes. We are experienced delivering this certification for funded training, with specially designed practical classrooms and tutors with real industry experience in installing fibre optic cabling.

For learners in Leeds, Wakefield, Halifax, Bradford, Oldham, and Middlesbrough this course is offered free with Adult Education Budget funding. To find out more about this funding refer to our Eligibility Guidance page.


Fibre Optic BTEC Level 2

The training course offers a well balanced blend of learner styles combining practical and theory in the classroom with an experienced tutor. As you’re taught the theory behind the components and techniques, you’ll be asked to practice what you’ve learned on telecommunications practice cabinets, the learning splits about 40% theory and 60% practical.

We encourage our learners to maximise the benefit of their time in our classrooms with their tutors to help them. Those that are able to get their theory work finished promptly are able to spend additional time working with the components on the practical cabinets provided.


Fibre Optic Course contents:

  • Principles of Communications Cabling
  • Fibre safety, Fibre Theory, Fibre splicing into enclosures, Fault finding and Testing
  • Fibre Optic Cabling in an Internal Environment


There are no exams involved in our courses, we accredit our learners progress and success by assessing their work portfolios as they go, we use quizzes to make sure learners are taking in the info and check they’re progressing.


Practical details:

  • Fibre cable construction and selection
  • Fibre connectors
  • Presentation of installed fibre links into panels
  • Fibre termination – health and safety considerations
  • Review of termination methods with summary
  • Fibre preparation for termination
  • Cleaning fibre ends and understanding the importance
  • Practical termination exercises
  • Fusion splicing, mechanical terminating
  • Rapid fibre


Fibre Optic Training Equipment 

  • Practical Cabinets
  • Fujikura Fusion Splicer
  • Fluke OLTS
  • LAN Tester
  • Data Connections
  • PBX, Cat5e, and Various Cabling

If you think you may be eligible for funding please get in touch and we’ll be able to check your eligibility ourselves. 

Course Level

Level 2

Start Date


Course Duration

6 weeks

Training Method

Classroom Based

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