West Thames College London

Computer Systems with Data Cabling - Level 2

This course is an introduction to some of the basic techniques required to network computer systems alongside learning the skills to work with fibre optic cable and copper cable in a typical datacomms environment.

Key course features


L2 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles (7540-12/13)

Level: Level 2

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

This course is for 16-18 year olds who are interested in working in the communication / data cabling industry.

About the course

You will study:

  • Installing and testing fibre optic cables
  • Installing and testing copper cabling
  • Customer support provision
  • Using the internet
  • Maintaining ICT equipment
Additional opportunities

You may go on trips and visit trade shows such as The Building Exhibition.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take the form of online multiple choice tests and practical assignments.

Where next?

Employment in the thriving communications industry.

Entry requirements
At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma or relevant foundation course with functional skills in English and maths. You will have an interview and an assessment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Sabina Enu-Kwesi

    Engineering student

    Sabina Enu-Kwesi

    “We get so much help and you never feel like you’re wrong – you’re just learning. I feel like I’m making progress every day and I’m getting better and better at what I do. I had the opportunity to do some work experience at British Airways in the servicing and repairs department which encouraged me to work harder to achieve my goal of becoming a civil engineer.”

  2. Susan Thapa

    BTEC Level 2 Engineering

    Susan Thapa

    "In the future, if I do well I would like to become an engineer. I'm more interested in the design side and I enjoy using CAD so I would probably specialise in this area. The good thing about the course is I can learn the basics and then choose what to specialise in later."


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