The Level 2 Award in Communications Cabling will suit you if you’re new to communication cabling or have some basic experience. You want to gain the knowledge to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

The purpose of this qualification is to meet the wide-ranging needs of the communication cabling industry which is part of the communications technologies sector. The award provides the specialist skills and knowledge required to carry out the installation fibre optics.

Programme Overview

Qualification Structure

To achieve the Level 2 Award in Communications Cabling, learners must achieve a minimum of 3 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 6 credits from the optional units available.

You complete one core unit at this level:

You then choose one optional unit from:

The diagram below illustrates the unit titles, the credit value of each unit and the title of the qualification which will be awarded to candidates successfully completing the required combination of units and/or credits.

Unit Accreditation NumberCity & Guilds unit numberUnit TitleMandatory/optional for full qualificationCredit Value
M/600/8494101Basic Principles of Communication SystemsMandatory3
500/8616/9102Fibre Optic Cabling in An Internal EnvironmentOptional6
500/8616/9103Fibre Optic in An External EnvironmentOptional6


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