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Datacomms Specialist
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Card Information

The ECS Datacomms Specialist card is for operatives that are qualified to level 2 in a recognised datacomms qualification and are installing and maintaining structured cabling systems for datacomms systems.

Who Should Apply:

Skilled workers capable of carrying out, in an autonomous and competent manner:
  • The installation of structured cabling, including UTP, STP, FTP, Co-AX, general common cables, single-mode fibre and multi-mode fibre cables with all necessary containment and associated connection units; installation of earthing and bonding cables
  • Fitting out enclosures with structured cable termination equipment (connection units, hubs, switches, routers, patch panels etc)
Eligibility & Requirements


To be eligible for an ECS Datacomms Specialist card, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Have undertaken either a Datacomms Specialist apprenticeship
– or –
  • Hold an Award in Communications Cabling (C&C 3666/3667)
– or –
  • Hold an S/NVQ Level 2 in Structured Cabling Systems
– and –
  • Must provide a letter of support and a job description form their employer
– and –
  • Hold a current (up-to-date) Health & Safety Certificate or recognised H&S qualification. For details visit the ECS H&S Assessment page.
Please ensure you have read and meet the eligibility and requirements
for England, Northern Ireland, and Wales
If you’re living and working in Scotland please see the SJIB website for information on the ECS card in Scotland.
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