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The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation

The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation


The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation Boot 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 the topic 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

Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

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

Tools and Attire

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

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Tuesday, Thursday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 6 weeks 36 hours $1,800.00 Mr. Errol Abinas

Session - Tuesday, Thursday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Thursday, March 4, 2021


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.

Student Support


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. Matthew Christian
Phone: 720-2939
E-mail: mchristian@ctscbcs.com

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