|Course Title||Fibre Optics – Introduction|
|Course Start and planned End Date||Start date: Saturday 20.01.2024
End Date: 24.02.2024
Every Saturday 9:00 till 12:00
Every Thursdays 17:00 till 20:00
|Venue||Online through MS Teams & Face-to-face for Practical sessions.|
|Mode of Delivery||Blended|
|Method of Assessment||Attendance based|
|Duration of course||25 Hours|
This introductory course will allow learners at O’ level standard of education to gain an understanding of optical fibre cables and also the basics of fibre networks. Furthermore, in this course learners will also understand how to handle fibre optic cables appropriately and use suitable tools correctly and according to safety regulations.
This course is aimed at people who have prior background in networking and would like to further their knowledge in the latest telecommunications technology. The course is aimed at people with a basic understanding of Physics and Maths ‘O’ level.
This is a 25 hour course. Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.
This course may include one or more on-site visits to fibre-optic installation sites run by major industry players. While every effort will be done to include such visits in the syllabus these are subject to the availability of the hosting organization. The eventual time and dates of these visits will also be different from the time of the normal lectures.
This course will give learners an introduction to Optics and Optical Fibre; the use of Fibre Optics in Networks; joining two fibres using Fusion Splicing; Health and Safety issues related to handling of Optical Fibres and cables.
Learning Outcome 1: Describe the properties and characteristics of optical fibre cables
Introduction to optical fibre
Learning Outcome 2: Install an optical fibre cable in a basic network
Learning Outcome 3: Use the correct tools to measure optic fibres
Learning Outcome 4: Follow health and safety regulations when working with optical fibre cables
Health and Safety issues
The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed;
• Have a Physics, Mathematics and English ‘O’ Level (Grade 1- Grade 5) AND a good background in networking (Students need to know Local Area Network technologies (cabling, connections and switches)
• Higher National Diploma in Networking
An MCAST certificate of attendance will be awarded to all students attending more than 80% of lectures
No summative assessment will be held at the end of the course.
However, participants will be given various exercises in class. These are only aimed at confirming that the topics covered have been understood and to provide practical opportunities for participants.
Learners should have the following Consumables: Connectors of cabling, cleaning devices and cleaning material.