EAL 601/3023/4 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Cabling Installations

EAL 601/3023/4 | Candidates: 15 | Duration: 15 Weeks | £2,550.00 +VAT

***********THIS QUALIFICATION IS UNDER REVIEW**********

 

Following extensive industry consultations, this EAL award is now under review is is regrettably, currently unavailable.

This EAL Level 3 diploma is ma UK national regulated qualification; covering data cabling, fibre optics and the design and planning of a network, is a National Vocational Qualification, otherwise known as an NVQ. The ward itself is structured is such a way, to prove your competency, your practical skills and your underpinning knowledge all of which is essential when carrying out all of the processes associated both directly and indirectly when carrying out a professional cabling installation. The award proves your technical abilities, your organisational skills and your ability to identify and prevent problems.

This NVQ has been developed in conjunction with SummitSkills and is endorsed by the ECA, as well as having the support of some of the largest installation and engineering organisations in the UK.

Based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet in order to be competent in a particular task, this diploma is set at Level 3, which gives it ENG TECH equivalence.  

The qualification is successfully gained when all the necessary units have been achieved. On behalf of the candidate, Total Comms Training will then be able to apply for the certificate of achievement.

In addition, delegates will also receive a certificate of unit credit, listing all the units they have achieved.
 

Please Note, that if delegates do not complete the full qualification they have been registered on they can still claim a certificate of unit credit for the units achieved. Essentially, this will mean that delegates will still have proof of their ability and to an extent, their own competency; this allows the delegate to complete units/modules at a later date.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Because this qualification has a series of individual modules, delegates can opt to take the modules individually as "stand alone units".

Embracing the key concepts of ‘on the job’ training as well as significantly improving the skills and competencies, this award will benefit technicians and engineers who are seeking to enhance and build upon their existing skills.

Specifically, if your role is in the field of premises cabling, external cabling or for that matter, datacentres, then this qualification needs serious consideration.

Installation technicians, comms cabling engineers will all benefit as well as those who are seeking career enhancing qualifications.  

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Module 1:

  • Risk Assessments –

Effective risk assessment procedures

Identifying risks and hazards

Asbestos risk assessments

Adopt control measures and ascertain who might be harmed and how                               

Evaluation of the risks and decide on precautions and control measures

Recording transgressions including non-trivial activity

Risk assessment reviewing and updating procedures where necessary

Methods statementing

 

  • Providing measures for maintaining effective communications between all contractors and other stakeholders
  • Providing technical, functional information to be effective when responding to requests to quote

 

Module 2

  • Planning

                                Responding to customer request to quote

                                Responding to customer tender documentation

                                Assessing customer requirements including existing/future needs

                                Initial Site Survey

                                Full site survey

                                Determining assured pathways

                                Appropriate standards to use

 

  • Preparation

                                Assured pathway mapping

                                Correct tools and materials

                                Storage area designated

                                Methods statements

COSHH statements for the installation, termination and testing for warranty approval as necessary

     Change control process and reporting scheme

     Labelling method, scheme, style, colour agreed and approved by the client

    Testing procedures agreed with client e.g., marginal pass rectification agreements

 

Module 3:

  • Copper cabling technologies

  The candidate will:

  Check cable and components before installation

  Correct cable laying procedures are followed.

  Terminate hardware in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and correctly

 Carry out cable pulling, dressing and ensure that the category/class cable is correctly supported into communications patch panels/wall/floor boxes/cabinets and frames, etc.

 Using correct IDC termination techniques, UTP and FTP cabling is to be installed and correctly labelled

 Using both TDR and transmission characteristic testing equipment, test a FTP and UTP copper cable permanent link utilising a range of standards to include

 BS EN 50173-1    Information technology. Generic cabling systems. General requirements            

 BS EN 50173-2    Information technology. Generic cabling systems. Office premises          

 BS EN 50173-5    Information technology. Generic cabling systems. Data centres                

 BS EN 50174-1    Information technology. Cabling installation. Specification and quality assurance

 BS EN 50174-2    Information technology. Cabling installation. Installation planning and practices inside buildings

 BS EN 50174-3    Installation technology. Cabling installation. Installation planning and practices outside buildings

 The candidate will:

 Test the installation to a performance standard as specified for Category 5e/6/6a, and/or classes D/e/Ea

 Carry out a tone and probe to identify cables

 The test parameters will include

 Wiremap, continuity and loop tests

 Cable length

 Dc resistance (Ohms)

 Propagation as a delay in units of ns

 Delay skew

 NEXT

 ACR-F

 Return loss (dB)

 Cable attenuation (dB)

 FEXT and ELFEXT

 Alien Crosstalk

 Powersums

 

Where applicable, the candidate will carry out a bandwidth analysis on a network and identify cable links.  

The candidate will also test where applicable, telephony cabling to include resistance and cable length.

 

The candidate will:

Interpret test results – if there are faults, carry out rectification and carry out a re test.

Document test results

Hand over on completion

 

Fibre optic cabling technologies

Module 1:

  • Risk Assessments –

Effective risk assessment procedures

Identifying risks and hazards

Asbestos risk assessments

Adopt control measures and ascertain who might be harmed and how                               

Evaluation of the risks and decide on precautions and control measures

Recording transgressions including non-trivial activity

Risk assessment reviewing and updating procedures where necessary

Methods statementing

 

  • Providing measures for maintaining effective communications between all contractors and other stakeholders
  • Providing technical, functional information to be effective when responding to requests to quote

 

Module 2

  • Planning

                                Responding to customer request to quote

                                Responding to customer tender documentation

                                Assessing customer requirements including existing/future needs

                                Initial Site Survey

                                Full site survey including interface identification

                                Determining assured pathways

                                Appropriate standards to use

 

  • Preparation

                                Assured pathway mapping

                                Correct tools and materials

                                Storage area designated

                                Methods statements

COSHH statements for the installation, termination and testing for warranty approval as necessary

     Change control process and reporting scheme

     Labelling method, scheme, style, colour agreed and approved by the client

    Testing procedures agreed with client e.g., marginal pass rectification agreement

 

 

  • Fibre Optic cabling technologies

 The candidate will:

 Check cable and components before installation

 Correct cable laying procedures are followed.

Terminate hardware in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and correctly

Carry out cable pulling, dressing and ensure that the fibre optic cable is correctly supported into communications patch panels/wall/floor boxes/cabinets and frames, etc.

Using correct fibre optic termination/splicing (fusion/mechanical) techniques, fibre optic cabling is to be installed and correctly labelled

Using VFL/VLS/LSPM/OLTS & OTDR, test fibre optic cable permanent link utilising a range of standards to include

 BS EN 50173-1    Information technology. Generic cabling systems. General requirements            

 BS EN 50173-2    Information technology. Generic cabling systems. Office premises          

 BS EN 50173-5    Information technology. Generic cabling systems. Data centres                

 BS EN 50174-1    Information technology. Cabling installation. Specification and quality assurance

 BS EN 50174-2    Information technology. Cabling installation. Installation planning and practices inside buildings

 BS EN 50174-3    Installation technology. Cabling installation. Installation planning and practices outside buildings

The candidate will:

Test the installation to a performance standard as specified for Mulitmode (62.5 micron/50 micron) OM1/OM2/OM3/OM4. Singlemode OS1/OS2

Carry out a continuity test to identify faulty links/cables

Using correct loss budgeting calculations, the test parameters will include

Insertion loss/total loss

OTDR

  

 

Where applicable, the candidate will carry out a bandwidth analysis on a mixed copper and fibre optic network and identify cable links.  

The candidate will also test where applicable:

Ruggedized cords

End Face inspection:

The candidate will be able to safely inspect and carry out end face cleaning and re inspection to correct standards

 

The candidate will:

Interpret test results – if there are faults, carry out rectification and carry out a re test.

Document test results

Hand over on completion

All NVQ's are assessed by means of written testimony, direct observations and direct assesssments in the field.

All written evidence is audited by EAL directly

£2,500.00 plus VAT

 

For on site assessments, there may be further charges - please call us on 0800 170 7007 for more information

Endorsements:

This qualfication has been endoresed by the following organisations:

Certsure

Capita

WS Atkins

Eurovia

NICEIC

Summitt Skills

Funding:

This qualification is approved for SFA funding



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