The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation

Course Overview
Course Objectives
Exam and Assessments
Course Offering
CTS Support

The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation Booth Camp (Domestic) programme is designed as a “Do It Yourself” programme which allows participants to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge required to undertake simple electrical installation and repair tasks at home, in a safe and secure manner. The course will also better prepare participants to deal with external contractors working in their home.


This course is practical and competency based with the provision of all underpinning knowledge where students will be assessed after every practical module. It promises to be very intense.


Who Should Attend?

  • Persons desirous of learning about electrical installation with little or no experience
  • Home owners
  • Persons who supervise contractors
  • Persons interested in becoming an electrician
  • Tradesmen who have not previously undertaken this type of work
  • Persons who would like to "try their hand" at something different
  • The "Do it yourselfers" (DIY)
  • Persons looking to progress to a higher level electrical qualification


Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic electrical theory
  • Understand how electricity is produced, distributed and enters the residential property
  • Understand electrical safety
  • Understand electrical house wiring codes
  • Learn proper techniques in the wiring of basic electrical devices in the home e.g. switches, sockets etc.
  • Understand electrical loading of a residential building


Course Content

  • Electrical theory basics
  • Electrical generation and distribution
  • Point of entry
  • Domestic electrical building codes
  • Wiring of simple circuits
  • Wiring of sockets outlets all types
  • Electrical drawings/schematics
  • Electrical hazards and safety
  • Conduit bending and installation


Dress code

  • Closed toe shoes (flat)
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Long pants
  • No sleeveless clothing
  • Gloves


Tools (students to walk with these)

  • One flat head screw driver
  • One Phillips head screw driver
  • One 8" electrical pliers
  • Utility Knife
  • Wire Stripper
  • Claw Hammer


Exams and Assessments

The program is competency based where the majority of time will be devoted to practical work. Students, with the support of the lecturer, will be required to complete practical assignments on a weekly basis. For weekly challenges, students may be required to work individually or in teams to solve an electrical based problem.


At the end of the program candidates will have a written exam and a final practical assignment.


Course Offering



Class Day(s)

Class Time

Start Date

End Date



Cycle 2


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

14th April, 2018

19th May, 2018

6 Weeks


Cycle 3

Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

3rd July, 2018

9th August, 2018

6 Weeks


Cycle 4

Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2nd October, 2018

8th November,2018

6 Weeks



Lecturer's Profile

The Facilitator: Mr. Errol Abinas

Errol has over twenty (20) years of practical experience in the field of electrical installation, both in domestic and commercial applications. He is an electrical contractor, and also a license wireman certified by the Ministry of Public Utilities, and a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Electrician’s Association (TTEA). He is the holder of a Diploma in Electrical Installation from City and Guilds, a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from Cipriani Labour College, a Certificate in training from Arthur Lok Jack’s Graduate School of Business. He possesses a sound working knowledge of the electrical wiring codes, T&TEC wiring for light and power, and the government’s electrical inspectorate handbooks.


Programme Manager (Vocational Education)

Mr. Rama Mathura

Phone: 299-2623

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Upcoming Events

Private Sec Information Session

Start Date: Saturday 14th July, 2018

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Start Date: Saturday 4th August, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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