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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

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face Classes

This course will be delivered via face-to-face classes. As such, students who have enrolled in the course would be expected to attend the classes at the designated location.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 09:00 am to 12:00 pm 5 weeks 15 hours $1,800.00 Mr. Avinash Sagam

Session - Saturday (09:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2023 - Cycle 1 Practical Classes only Saturday, September 23, 2023 Saturday, October 21, 2023
2024 - Cycle 1 Practical Classes only Saturday, January 27, 2024 Saturday, February 24, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 Practical Classes only Saturday, April 27, 2024 Saturday, May 25, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 Practical Classes only Saturday, July 27, 2024 Saturday, August 24, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 Practical Classes only Saturday, October 26, 2024 Saturday, November 23, 2024


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.

Mr Avinash Sagam

Mr. Sagam started his electrical career at the age of 17, immediately after completing his studies at High School, as an apprentice. He quickly climbed the ladder within the Electrical industry and obtained his Wireman’s licenses. He has now been working for more than 15 years as an Electrician and has had his license for more than 8 years to date. Mr. Sagam obtained his electrical qualifications from various institutions such as; John Donaldson Technical Institute, School of Business and Computer Science and The University of the West Indies. He is also certified as a tutor and assessor by the National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago.

He is the owner of ACI Electrical Services, a retail outlet which supplies both domestic and commercial electrical services. Mr. Sagam is also quite versed in the Solar Power industry, having designed and installed a number of arrays over the last few years. Mr. Sagam, being a young businessman, is capable of educating and relating to interested persons the benefits of the solar industry, being the owner of two successful businesses himself.

Programme management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

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