About this Course

Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

Delegates are required to bring a laptop with a CD-ROM drive to this training course.

Through an even balance of theoretical study and practical exercises, delegates gain the knowledge of basic electrical and transmission principles through the different uses, installation practices and standards relating to voice and data structured cabling systems.

Although designed as a standalone course, delegates also have the opportunity to extend their training and knowledge by attending the Fibre Optics in Internal & External Environments qualification.

The course is ideal for new entrants to the network infrastructure industry. It is also suitable for network administrators and installers seeking to increase their practical knowledge and understanding of copper based cabling, and who require a recognised qualification.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Delegates will gain a good understanding of the essential elements of data communications cabling and obtain an established industry recognised qualification.


The five-day Data Communications Cabling course is a mix of theoretical learning and practical hands-on training which is split 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practical. It is led by one of our expert instructors.

The course covers the principals of communications systems, cabling media, structured premises cabling systems, cable termination, standards, documentation, cable laying and fixing and testing.

Principals of Communications Systems

  • Electrical conductors
  • Insulators
  • Current, resistance, voltage & Ohms law
  • Fundamentals of data cables, analogue & digital signals

Cabling Media

  • Coaxial cables, UTP & STP (FTP) twisted pair, multicore cables
  • Cable categories: Cat 5e, Cat 6 & Cat 7

Structured Premises Cabling Systems

  • Topologies, horizontal & vertical wiring
  • Telecom rooms

Cable Termination

  • UTP, STP & RJ45, telephone cable, LJU, coaxial cable BNC, MDF, box connection & Krone strips


  • Wiring standards & colour codes
  • Customer liaison

Cabling Documentation

  • Symbols & abbreviations
  • Documentation & labelling, diagrams & drawings

Cable Laying & Fixings

  • Cable supports
  • Laying & set-up, laying horizontal & vertical cables
  • Compliance with fire & building codes


  • Cable testing, volt meters, tone set
  • Certifying performance of installed cables
  • Using level III test equipment

Post Completion

5 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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