Corporate & Public Courses

Cable Telecommunications Training Services is the leading independent telecommunications and ICT technology training provider in the UK. Our City & Guilds approved centre and BTEC for Edexcel approved centre courses are designed by industry and e-skills UK to meet the technology requirements of employers. We provide employment skills for the future needs of the UK economy and predicted skills gaps. CTTS public courses fulfil the industry skills requirements and successful candidates gain full accreditation and qualifications required by employers in the ICT and telecommunications industry. Our health and safety courses meet the appropriate legal requirements to launch your career in the telecoms and ICT sector.

To find out more, speak to CTTS Career Advisors about the exciting courses below to help you maximise your employment potential and achieve your career aspirations in the telecoms industry. Call us on 01522 880 900 or email info@cable-training.co.uk.

Broadband Distribution Networks Engineering

Broadband Distribution Networks Engineering - BDUK

Cable Telecommunications Training Services has developed a suite of practical based engineering courses to support the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) rollout.
Renowned for our innovative, practical and facilitated approach, we have developed a unique offering to meet the skills shortages of the current engineering workforce. Our fully equipped modules can be cherry picked to suit the requirements and skills gaps within your organisation.  

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City & Guilds 6150-51 Working in Confined Spaces (Low Risk)

City & Guilds 6150-51 Working in Confined Spaces (Low Risk) CTTS continue to prepare our private fee paying clients and MOD resettlement clients for employment meeting national standards and industry requirements with required health and safety mandatory qualifications to enhance their employability and employment prospects. This course is for persons who enter Low Risk confined spaces incorporating entry requirements and self-rescue procedures. It is for our clients who may need to demonstrate assessed qualifications towards competence in such a confined space entry. Complementing our numerous corporate training courses this course can be used for staff development and competency refresh training as required by industry.

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City and Guilds 6150-52 Level 2 Award in Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces (Top Man) (Entrant)- Non Water

Duration 2 days delivered at CTTS National Training Centre.

This course is for persons who as part of their job are required to enter or act as Top Man Cover for Medium Risk confined spaces.

This course is suitable for all non-water environments such as the telecommunications and other cable service industries.

Complementing our numerous corporate training courses, this course can be used for staff development and competency refresh training as required by industry.

• Planning and preparation to work safely within a medium risk confined spaces.

• Enter and exit confined spaces safely with man riding winch, harnesses and tripod setup.

• Top man (cover) responsibilities and procedures.

• Communication within a confined space.

• Risk assessment awareness of confined spaces.

• Follow procedures and work safely (SSOW).

• Deal with emergency procedures.

• How to use and maintain Emergency Breathing Apparatus

• Use appropriate behaviour for working in medium risk confined spaces (Practical).

• Use appropriate knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces (Theory).

• Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications.

• Permit to work scheme.

• Apply relevant industry standards for working in medium risk confined spaces.

• How to use gas monitors and test for toxic, explosive and asphyxiating gases.

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City & Guilds 3667-03 Level 3 Certificate Unit 301 Concepts of Designing and Planning a Network Cabling Infrastructures.

This certificate is aimed at experienced cable installers looking to enhance their promotion prospects or move into telecoms infrastructure planning roles. This course is ideal for those looking at project management within the telecoms sector who will have to work with designed network plans.

The Level 3 Certificate in Designing and Planning Communications Networks combines the study of current telecommunications and computer networks, planning and project management. As an infrastructure planner you will have to balance technical design with costs and customer needs. Your design will have implications to the installers and asset management.  Successful planning will make a business or team more efficient and cost effective. Your network costing’s and lead times are very important as part of the business case and contract bidding process.  Good planning is also required for network and product warranties. This unit also covers preliminary surveys which can satisfy a business case for new or network upgrades.

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City & Guilds 3667-03 Level 3 Certificate Unit 302 Design and Plan for an Internal Network Cabling Infrastructure.

This certificate is aimed at experienced cable installers looking to enhance their promotion prospects or move into telecoms infrastructure planning roles. This course is ideal for those looking at project management within the telecoms sector who will have to work with designed network plans. The Level 3 Certificate in Designing and Planning Communications Networks combines the study of current telecommunications and computer networks, planning and project management. As an infrastructure planner you will have to balance technical design with costs and customer needs. Your design will have implications to the installers and asset management. Successful planning will make a business or team more efficient and cost effective. Your network costing’s and lead times are very important as part of the business case and contract bidding process. Good planning is also required for network and product warranties. This unit also covers preliminary surveys which can satisfy a business case for new or network upgrades

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City & Guilds 3667-03 Level 3 Certificate Units 301 & 302 Combined 10 day course Concepts of Designing and Planning a Network Cabling Infrastructures and Unit 302 Design and Plan for an Internal Network Cabling Infrastructure.

City & Guilds 3667-03 Level 3 Certificate Units 301 & 302 Combined 10 day course Concepts of Designing and Planning a Network Cabling Infrastructures and Unit 302 Design and Plan for an Internal Network Cabling Infrastructure. This certificate is aimed at experienced cable installers looking to enhance their promotion prospects or move into telecoms infrastructure planning roles. This course is ideal for those looking at project management within the telecoms sector who will have to work with designed network plans.

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30/05/2017
09/06/2017
30/10/2017
10/11/2017

The Utility Safety Health and Environment Awareness (SHEA)

Utility Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (Telecommunications) has been designed for all individuals involved in the operational activities of the telecommunications industry. It is a requirement for service providers delivering utilities to construction sites and major projects using the CSCS scheme.

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City & Guilds 6157-01 New Road and Street Works Act - Unit 002 Signing, Lighting & Guarding for Operatives

This is a mandatory legal requirement for personnel employed by companies operating vehicles, plant and machinery on the Highways. This course also includes Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR).

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City & Guilds 6157-01 Signing Lighting and Guarding Supervisors Unit 010 NRASWA

This is a mandatory legal requirement for supervisors employed by most telecoms companies. This course also includes Street Works Qualification Register (SWQR).

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C&G 6157-01 Unit 001 – LOCATION AND AVOIDANCE OF UNDERGROUND APPARATUS

This unit covers the requirements you must meet when locating and avoiding underground utilities’ apparatus.  You must ensure that you act in accordance with all current specifications and procedures and that you follow safe working practices at all times when carrying out the activities covered by this unit. 

The following four elements and underpinning knowledge will be covered:

1.1          Interpret plans showing location of underground apparatus;

1.2          Identify types of underground apparatus encountered during excavation;

1.3          Identify risks of, and implications of, damage to underground apparatus;

1.4          Use pipe and cable location equipment.

This is a one day course.

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BTEC Advanced Award in Overhead Network Practices and Singleton Dropwire Techniques

You will become competent in the delivery of subscriber services via an overhead network and learn about the installation of telephony systems within the access network. Future next generation products are required to go over the legacy network which will require network technicians to perform overhead delivery of dropwire services to the home.

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The Utility Safety Health and Environment Awareness (SHEA)

Utility Safety Health and Environmental Awareness (Telecommunications) has been designed for all individuals involved in the operational activities of the telecommunications industry. It is a requirement for service providers delivering utilities to construction sites and major projects using the CSCS scheme.

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City & Guilds 3667-02 Level 2 Award in Communications Cabling Unit 101 Basic Principles

This unit covers safe working practices and the basic principles of communications systems and includes an introduction to light basics and fibre optics. This is a mandatory unit to achieve the full C&G 3667-02 Level 2 Award in Communications Cabling.

These qualifications provide eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Specialist card

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City & Guilds 3667-02 Unit 104 Copper Cabling for an Internal Environment

With the phenomenal growth of Digital Data Communications there is a requirement for trained technicians who can install and test data networks for a wide range of applications. Utilising our LIVE Ethernet and LAN/WAN simulators, we bring the reality of the working environment into the classroom and provides the skills you need to install and test copper based communications cables.

These qualifications provide eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Specialist card.

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City & Guilds 3667-02 Unit 102 Fibre Optic Cabling for an Internal Environment

This course teaches delegates to install, terminate and test fibre-optic cable within data communications systems.With the integration of fibre optical technology into LANs, CCTV and traffic systems, this comprehensive course supplies the knowledge and skills needed to seek employment in a wide range of disciplines.

These qualifications provide eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Specialist card.

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Level 3 City & Guilds 6144-31 Award In Understanding Planning Supervising And Managing Working At Height .

Level 3 City & Guilds 6144-31 Award In Understanding Planning Supervising And Managing Working At Height

This course is for candidates either in or planning to move into a supervisory/ management position in industries which involve working at height. It provides the knowledge required for planning, supervising and managing work at height, covering subjects ranging from Health and Safety, selecting contractors, equipment and relevant regulations related to this work. This qualification will provide knowledge and updating (CPD) for candidates who are already in or moving into supervisory/management roles.

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City & Guilds 3667 Unit 103 Fibre Optic Cabling for an External Environment

The course covers the installing, jointing and testing of fibre optic cable for long haul Digital CATV and telecom provision.

These qualifications provide eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Specialist card.

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City & Guilds 3667-02 Units 102 &103 Fibre Internal & External Combined Course

City & Guilds 3667-02 Unit 102 Fibre Optic Cabling for an Internal Environment This course teaches delegates to install, terminate and test fibre-optic cable within data communications systems. With the integration of fibre optical technology into LANs, CCTV and traffic systems.

City & Guilds 3667-02 Unit 103 Fibre Optic Cabling for an External Environment The course covers the installing, jointing and testing of fibre optic cable for long haul Digital CATV and telecom provision.

Duration 7 Days

These qualifications provide eligibility for an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Datacomms Specialist card.

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Level 3 BTEC Advanced Award in Access Networks

Modern access networks are being built across Europe deploying the latest technologies from ADSL to Fibre to the Home. 21st Century networks technologies and topologies set new challenges for the technicians and engineers working in the access network domain.

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Level 3 BTEC Advanced Award in Managing Passive Optical Networks & Air Blown Fibre Systems

BTEC Advanced Award in Managing PONs and Air Blown Fibre Systems develops an in-depth understanding of the global deployment of Fibre-to-the-x and the ability to plan, install and maintain air blown fibre systems.

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Level 4 BTEC Professional Award In IPCCTV

CCTV Security is an integral and rapidly expanding part of the security and surveillance industry and modern surveillance techniques require a modern solution. IPCCTV uses the latest CMOS digital imaging technology which allows connectivity on to a TCP/IP, LAN/WAN network, allowing access from anywhere in the world. Practical experience on a state of the art IPCCTV network backed up by knowledge of network camera technology make this a cutting edge course.

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Level 4 BTEC Professional Award in IP Systems for Intelligent Buildings

Smart technology and communications converged over the same common infrastructure systems are being installed into buildings and facilities world-wide, providing an enhanced level of efficiency and cross system performance delivered by broadband. This course delivers the latest emerging technology innovations including biometrics, which are being installed in buildings and facilities. You will learn how to install and integrate a variety of control systems and devices to enable automation and configure enabling software and system databases.

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City & Guilds 7575 Digital Home Technology Integrators

City & Guilds 7575 Digital Home Technology Integrators

CTTS Digital home integrators course covers home networking standards and home automation technologies.  

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Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) the following Courses in SDH Tecnology are available on request from CTTS using live transmission equipment.

• Technical Overview 1 Day

• Network Planning 2 Days

• First Line Maintenance 1 Day

• Commissioning 2 Days

• Operations And Maintenance 5 Days

• NG-SDH (Ethernet over SDH) 1 Day

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Next Generation Access Network - FTTX GPON Technologies

The development of a new access network (Next Generation Access Networks), is based on optical fiber infrastructure. The network can be developed with different solutions (FTTx): with fiber links up to the cabinet (FTTC) or up to the building (FTTB) or directly to the home (FTTH). Each solution, moreover, can be made with different topologies: point-to-multipoint (P2MP) or point-to-point (P2P).

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Advanced OTDR Fibre Analysis and Testing Course

This course teaches delegates how to understand and analysis advanced OTRD test results in relation to ITU international standards, the course creates understanding in the student on how to investigate pass/fail testing thresholds against recognized optical standards. This comprehensive advanced OTDR course supplies the complex knowledge and skills needed to study and scrutinise optical fibre events to optimise your next generation network needs.

Two days of high level theory and hands-on practical exercises

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Structured Cabling Course

Introduction to Structured cabling design and installation, the two day course covers applications of structured cabling from LAN’s in the office environment to complex Datacenters. Those delegates attending the course will become skilled and experienced to correctly install, certify test and troubleshoot any structured cabling solution. The cable subject matter includes Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and LAN optical fibre components.

Two day theory and hands-on practical exercises

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Fibre Optics for 4G Networks (FTTA)

As the national mobile network expands to meet the increasing data demands, the antenna coverage must increase in density and fibre optic connectivity must be utilised to allow operators to roll out high capacity data coverage. This course covers the mobile network delivering 4G LTE and the techniques required to deliver high density Small Cell, Femtocell and Distrubited Antenna Systems(DAS) to domestic and commercial users, with in depth practical training on the test and commissioning of the fibre optic network up to the antenna (FTTA). Delegates will inspect, test and troubleshoot the fibre distribution network to international standards and analyse the test data using the latest link mapping software.

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