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EDA insight: Improving your cables and cable management know-how

EDA Product Knowledge Modules help businesses like yours create cross-selling and upselling opportunities by building confidence.

Cables and Cable Management is one of the 12 training courses in the programme but you choose only the modules your team needs – there is no obligation to study all 12. This module has just been refreshed so the training inside is right up to date.

Training to improve product knowledge means your team can be one step ahead, looking for opportunities to be of greater service to your customers and secure additional sales into the bargain.

Professional know-how to drive sales

Improving your team’s technical know-how through the EDA’s training could unlock additional revenue for your business. In this module you’ll cover:

  • Wiring systems
  • Telecommunications cables
  • Optical fibre cables
  • Special cables
  • Substandard and counterfeit cables
  • Cable fire performance
  • Cable management systems
  • Cable termination

City & Guilds accredited, this training programme harnesses decades of combined expertise from product experts at EDA manufacturers and allied trade associations to create an accessible and practical training opportunity for you and your team.

EDA Product Knowledge modules are also approved for Continuing Professional Development by The CPD Certification Service.

Test your knowledge

Have a go at the quiz sampled from our Cables and Cable Management training course, one of the suite of 12 in the EDA Product Knowledge Programme.

Check your answers below and if think you need to boost your team’s cable know-how so you can boost your sales over the trade counter talk to the EDA today.

Q1: What is the connection between two pieces of cable normally called?

Q2: What does an IK rating provide?

Q3: What two types of fire-resistant cables are there?

Q4: What are high-temperature cable conductors made of?

Q5: What are ‘Arctic-grade cables’

Q6: How many dielectric layers and screens does a triaxial cable have?

How did you do?

Full marks: Fantastic, you really know your cable products.

3 – 5 out of 6: Not bad. Could the EDA training help you to fill in any gaps in your knowledge?

Less than 3: The EDA Product Knowledge Programme could be just what you need to boost sales.


















Q1: A joint

Q2: A mechanical impact rating for electrical equipment and enclosures

Q3: Mineral insulated copper clad (MICC) and FP200

Q4: Flexible nickel or silver-plated copper

Q5: Cables for use at temperatures down to –25°C

Q6: Two – one more than a coaxial cable

Professional training made easy

There’s plenty of information available here, including a downloadable course directory, giving you a summary of what’s covered in each of the 12 training modules. 

Download the course directory here

If you’re a manager looking for a flexible and convenient way to train your team to drive sales, get in touch on 020 3141 7350 or email training@eda.org.uk

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