Course List

Most of our courses are available both as scheduled public courses open to individual bookings, and as private courses at your facility. For more on public vs private courses see here, and for dates of currently scheduled public courses see here. Please note, most of our more specialised or advanced courses are scheduled “on demand”, that is, we will arrange a public course at dates to suit for 2 or more delegates.

The list of courses below gives a good indication of our expertise, but covers by no means all the courses and variations we have developed for assorted customers. If you would like a course that is not in the list, see here for bespoke course options.

City & Guilds 3667 Communications Cabling Certificate

The City & Guilds 3667 Communications Cabling certificate is aimed primarily at new installers or testers, but is also suitable for on-site supervisors, and people who already have some practical experience but need a formal qualification.

Lucid offer the following single 3667 units:

  • City & Guilds 3667 Unit 1 Safety & Basic Principles, Home study + review & exam at Lucid (2-3 hours)
  • City & Guilds 3667 Unit 2 Internal Fibre (4-5 days)
  • City & Guilds 3667 Unit 3 External Fibre (4-5 days)
  • City & Guilds 3667 Unit 4 Internal Copper (4 days)

And the following combinations of units:

  • City & Guilds 3667 units 2 and 3, Internal & External Fibre (5 days)       our most popular course
  • City & Guilds 3667 units 4 and 1, Internal Copper (4 days) with Unit 1
  • City & Guilds 3667 units 2, 3 and 1 Combined Internal & External Fibre (5 days) with Unit 1

Introductory Fibre Optics Courses

fibre optic connector wall patch cabinet

  • Fibre Optics Introduction (3 days) OCN certificate
  • Fibre Optics Introduction (2 days, many versions available)
  • Introduction to Optical Fibre Technology and systems (1 day)
  • Introduction to Optical Fibre Testing (1 day)
  • Introduction to Structured Cabling (1 day)
  • Introduction to copper telecoms cabling (various)
  • Plastic Optical Fibres Overview

Practical Fibre Optic Skills (Installation)

optical fibre in tubes

  • Ribbon Splicing (1 day)Fibre Optic Cable Installation (2 days)
  • Optical Fibre Jointing & Splicing (2 day)
  • Highways Cable Installation & Testing (5 days    includes C&G 3667 unit 3 external fibre
  • Submarine Optical Fibre Installation (1 day)
    long distance telecoms
  • Subsea Optical Fibre Installation (1 day)
       short distance private networks
  • Introduction to OTDR Testing (1 day)
  • Umbilical Cable Splicing and Testing (5 days)
    Can include 3667 unit 3 or Adv OTDR Testing

Advanced Fibre Optic Testing

  • Advanced OTDR Testing, Level 3
    Certificate (3 days)
  • OTDR Emulation Software & Trace Analysis (1 day)
  • Advanced PMD & Chromatic Dispersion Testing, Level 3 Certificate (3 days)
  • PMD & Chromatic Dispersion Evaluation and Interpretation (1-2 days)
  • Advanced OSA Measurements (1 day)
  • Advanced OTDR Measurements (2 days)
  • CWDM & DWDM Testing (2 days)
  • Advanced Component Testing (2 days)
  • Umbilical Cable Testing (5 days)

Advanced Fibre Optic Technology

  • Advanced Fibre Optics (3-4 days)

  • DWDM Systems & Technology (2 days)
  • CWDM Systems & Technology (1 day)
  • Polarisation Technology (2 days)
  • G.655 Fibre Networks (1 day)
  • Raman Amplification (1 day)
  • EDFA Amplification (1 day)
  • Long Distance Fibre Network Design (3 days)
  • Brillouin OTDR and Fibre Sensors

Photonics Courses

A series of introductory and advanced courses developed for laboratory
based engineers and researchers in the photonics industry, but also suitable
for managers and sales/marketing staff.

  • Practical Fibre Handling (1 day)
  • Photonics Components (1 day)
  • Photonics Applications (1 day)
  • Introduction to Dispersion Testing (1 day)
  • Optical Power & Loss Testing (1 day)
  • Optical Wavelength Measurement (1 day)
  • Advanced Photonics Component Testing (2 days)
  • Refractive Index Measurement Techniques (2 days)

Copper and Copper/Fibre Datacoms Courses

Krone termination tool data cabling

  • Introduction to Structured Cabling (1 day)
  • Test & Certification of Structured Cabling Systems (1 day)
  • Structured Cabling for Installers (2 days)
  • Advanced Structured Cabling
  • Datacoms Installation (Copper & Fibre)
  • Network Cabling Installation
  • Campus LAN Cabling Testing (Copper & Fibre)
  • Datacoms Network Design (Copper Gigabit and Fibre)
  • Introduction to Cat 6 and Cat 7 Installation and Testing
  • Cat 7 update/refresher (1 day)
  • Wireless LAN Training

Course duration depends on customer requirements

Telecoms copper cabling

  • Introduction to Telecoms Copper Cabling
  • Telecoms Cabling Design & Planning
  • D-side Copper Cable Jointing
  • D-side Copper Cable Testing
  • E-side Copper Cable Jointing
  • Advanced Copper Cable Testing

Course duration depends on customer requirements.

Laser / LED / Lamp Safety

laser safety warning triangle on a fibre optic patch panel

Our series of Laser Safety training courses fully covers the BS EN 60825-1 and -14 (2007) Laser Safety Standard. The courses are completely modular and can be run in sequence or as individual events. These courses are usually run to order but we do also schedule public courses on demand.

Electrical Courses

  • City & Guilds 2377-100 Management of In-Service Inspection and
    Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT testing) (exam only)
  • City & Guilds 2377-200 In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical
    Equipment (PAT testing) (2 days)
  • City & Guilds 2377-200 In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical
    Equipment (PAT testing) (Exam only, app. 1/2 day)
  • City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (1-3 days)
  • City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (Exam only)

2 comments

  1. brendan ross says:

    hi ,could i have the costs including vat for the fibre optic courses please

  2. Juliao Colaco says:

    I’ve certification from USA on FTTH and passed the Osp exam – ETA. Pls let me know which which units I have to undertake from City & Guilds 3667 as per UK Industry standards in order to get a fiber optic Technician job in UK. Pls reply.

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