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CAI Training Courses

At a time of increasing change within our industry, training and education is essential if you want to keep abreast of the latest aerial and satellite technology, design and installation techniques.  CAI's intense programmes are designed to develop skills and competencies necessary to meet the demands of the aerial and systems installation industry.  The programmes we currently offer are listed below:

Aerial & Satellite Installation Basic
Digital Marketing  Introduction
Electrical Safety for Signal Reception Systems
Essential Principles for Installers
Fibre Optics in Signal Distribution
Foundation Diploma in Signal Reception 
Home Networking & Connectivity  Basic
Home Networking & Connectivity   Intermediate
IRS Networks  Stage 1
Project Management  Introduction
Risk Assessment & Method Statements
Safe Working at Heights Refresher

Marketing Policy

Successfully passing a CAI Training Course does not authorise use of CAI logo's or grant membership of CAI. Claims to membership is not permitted. Selected programmes have achieved City & Guilds Accreditation. These are not City & Guilds Qualifications and you will not be authorised to use the City & Guilds logo. Please note our training processes and systems have been Accredited, not the content of our programmes or CAI as an organisation.  You will receive a CAI training certificate which contains the City & Guilds Accredited Programme logo.

Accessibility Policy

CAI welcomes applications from potential participants of all social and ethnic backgrounds. Its enrolment policy aims to promote equal opportunities, while at the same time selecting participants who have the ability and motivation to benefit from the courses that they intend to follow and who will make a contribution to the industry. To this end, in the spirit of the Equality Act 2005, CAI will undertake reasonable adjustments for qualified applicants with disabilities to enter CAI's Education and Skills Programme, in accordance with the provisions of the Act.  Any applicant who needs to report any disabilities to CAI should do so at the time of booking for the learning programme to be adapted and catered for your needs.

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This programme is suitable for participants with no experience who wish to enter the industry and for those who have experience but want to know more about the theoretical and practical aspects of terrestrial and satellite signal reception and installation.

Course Requirements

CG Accreditation Logoline blackOur programme is suitable for participants with a basic level understanding of electronics, frequency bandwidths and signal distribution techniques in single dwelling properties.  It is assumed that participants have practical experience in the installation of terrestrial and satellite antennas as well as signal measurements parameters associated with both these areas.

Course Requirements

CG Accreditation Logoline blackOur programme is suitable for anyone who is installing aerials and is not fully conversant with the current standard (IEC 60728-11:2010) and CAI Code of Practice 3 - Electrical Safety Requirements for Signal Reception Systems (Excluding CATV).

Course Requirements

This course is an ideal ‘starting’ point for those entering the industry.  Professional installers of media reception systems.  Any person involved in the installation, design, maintenance and specification of TV, Satellite, Data and Audio Video systems in both the domestic and Commercial sectors.  Architects, Designers, Engineers, Consultants and CAI members involved in the industry with a desire to learn or refresh basic principles.  A reasonable understanding of basic mathematics would be desirable but not necessary.

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This programme is suitable for participants involved in the TV/RF distribution industry with a desire to learn the developments of Fibre Optic technology focusing on Fibre Integrated Systems (FIRS) and who wish to progress to a higher level of competence and practical ability in this area.  A reasonable understanding of conventional IRS would be desirable but not absolutely necessary.

Course Requirements

Your gateway to obtaining a CSCS card.

Qualification Requirements

Why is a CSCS card needed?
To work on and gain entry to construction sites and be compliant with CSCS. A skills card shows the holder has the necessary skills, experience and health & safety knowlegdge to be allowed to work on construction sites. Through the Foundation Diploma, the CAI offer a straight forward route to facilitate the trade.  

If i've the Foundation Diploma, which CSCS card will i get?
A blue CSCS Skills card.

How much does the Foundation Level Diploma cost? 
Depending on the engineer's experience and the qualifications already obtained, the cost will vary. Download the CAI Foundation Level Diploma in Signal Reception 'Qualification Requirements' which provides information on the evidence needed. A cost list for some of the elements that go towards the Foundation Level Diploma are:

Course / Evidence Description   Member   Non-Member
Electrical Safety for Signal Reception Systems   £250.00   £355.00
Work Based Assessment (on-site)   £250.00   £400.00
Work Based Assessment (evidence submission)   £150.00   £300.00
Safe Working at Height Refresher (if needed)         £70.00         £140.00
Basic Aerial & Satellite Installation   £595.00   £860.00
IRS Networks Stage 1    £365.00   £500.00
Basic Home Networking & Connectivity   £250.00   £355.00
Fibre Optics in Signal Distribution   £250.00   £355.00
Essential Principles for AV Installers   £365.00   £500.00

How do I enrol?
Please contact Amanda Ward on 01923 803030 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our programme is suitable for participants with a high level understanding of Data Cabling, Audio Visual equipment installation and signal distribution techniques in single dwelling properties.  It is assumed that participants have practical experience in the installation of terrestrial and satellite antennas, and be comfortable using a laptop or computer.

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This program is designed for owners, managers and employees who require an understanding of digital marketing methods and opportunities, and some practical skills they can use in their roles.

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This programme is designed for owners, managers and employees who require a degree of understanding of project management beyond a superficial level without the expense of undertaking a longer course.

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CG Accreditation Logoline blackOur programme is designed for participants who have prior experience in the installation of simple TV reception equipment (TV Aerial & Satellite ) an who with to update their knowledge of simple IRS.

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This programme is designed for those who are interested in or are going to be on a risk assessment team or will be acting in accordance with a risk assessment process and will be involved in the writing of risk assessment and method statement operations.  This programme requires no previous experience.

Course Requirements

Each engineer must have already completed a full day's Safe Working at Heights course already as this is considered a refresher only. This is available for Members only. 

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