Critical Communications & Infrastructure Programme (Police Track)

Duration: 24 Mths

City & Guides AssuredBuild essential telecoms knowledge and skills to aid forensic investigations and provide expert witness testimony.

The widespread use of mobile telephones has proven to be a useful source of information for law enforcement agencies. The ability to prove or disprove that a mobile device was used in the area of, or location of, a point of interest is invaluable. But to safely prove the case requires an understanding of cellular mobile technologies. The Critical Communications & Infrastructure Programme (Police Track) provides those working in Law Enforcement with a detailed understanding of the mobile network technologies of today and tomorrow, allowing them to conduct efficient investigations and provide compelling expert witness evidence in court.

We have combined some of our most popular training courses to build a guided learning pathway that enables you to demonstrate your expertise and competence in modern telecom technologies.

Who would benefit?

Our Critical Communications & Infrastructure Programme (Police Track) has been designed for anyone working Law Enforcement from new starters looking to build their technical knowledge from the ground up to more experienced engineers looking to formalise and expand their knowledge base. Rigorous testing, regular digital badging and certification ensures that successful students are able to demonstrate the breadth and depth of their knowledge. 

This programme has been assured by City & Guilds. Assured status provides validation and recognition for the learner. It is a symbol of learning excellence and quality and is a reassurance that the training undertaken meets best practice standards.

    Critical Communications & Infrastructure Programme (Police Track) Syllabus

    Foundation Courses

    Technology Fundamentals

    Course Modules:

    • Defining Telecoms 
    • Background to the Telecom Network
    • Digital Fixed Telecom Networks
    • Data Networks
    • Mobile Networks and Wi-Fi
    • Broadband and Emerging Networks

    2G to 5G Mobile Technologies

    Course Modules:

    • Principles of Mobile Cellular Networks
    • 2nd Generation Mobile Networks
    • 3rd Generation Mobile Networks
    • 4th Generation Mobile Networks
    • 5th Generation Mobile Networks

    Radio Principles

    Course Modules:

    • A Need for Radio
    • Frequency and Bandwidth
    • Modulation
    • Radio Spectrum
    • Antennas and Transmission Lines
    • Propagation
    • Radio Coverage
      Radio Interference
    • Analogue and Digital Systems

     Specialist Courses

    The TETRA System - An Overview

    Course Modules:

    • Introduction to TETRA
    • TETRA Services
    • TETRA Network Components
    • TETRA Network Architecture
    • Air Interface
    • Radio Procedures
    • TETRA System Capacity
    • Direct Mode Operation (DMO)
    • Security Aspects of TETRA

    Radio Network Surveys

    Course Modules:

    • Cellular Radio Principles
    • GSM/UMTS/LTE/5G Networks
    • Wi-Fi Radio Networks
    • Radio Measurements
    • Idle Mode Activity for Mobile Devices
    • Connected Mode Activities for Mobile Devices
    • Tools for Radio Surveys
    • Guidance for Radio Network Surveys

    WiFi Engineering Overview

    Course Modules:

    • Wireless LAN Technologies and Standards
    • 802.11 PHY
    • MAC Frame Structures
    • MAC Procedures
    • Security
    • Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

    City & Guides AssuredAbout City & Guilds Assured

    City & Guilds is a household brand and a global leader in skills development. Over one million people earn a City & Guilds qualification every year, providing them with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.

    In the global economy, the ability to compete depends on building a skilled, competent and confident workforce. City & Guilds understands the value of portable skills and globally recognised standards that enable people and organisations to succeed. It partners with Governments, employers and educators in over 50 countries, across five continents, to advise them on developing high-quality skills training that meets the needs of the global workforce, without compromising on local demands.

    Enrolment Fees:  £2,495 (+VAT)

    Programme Duration: 24 months
    (Programme is On-Demand, learners can start at any time)

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