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The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation

The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation


The Fundamentals of Electrical Installation course at CTS College serves as a comprehensive 'Do-It-Yourself' programme, empowering participants with essential skills and knowledge for undertaking basic electrical installation and repair tasks safely within their homes. This hands-on course not only enables individuals to address electrical issues independently but also equips them to effectively communicate and collaborate with external contractors working on their property.

By providing a solid foundation in electrical installation principles, the course enhances participants' confidence and competence in managing electrical tasks, fostering a safer and more secure home environment.


Upon completion of this programme, students would understand:

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


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 5 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturers with excellent student support
  • Face-to-Face classes with hands-on training
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturers, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Persons desirous of learning electrical installation
  • Home owners
  • Persons who supervise contractors
  • Persons interested in becoming an electrician
  • Tradesmen who have not previously undertaken this type of work
  • The 'Do-It-Yourselfers
  • Persons looking to progress to a higher level electrical qualification

Entry Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are required for enrolment in this course – all are welcome to join and learn.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

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

Note: This programme is competency based and the majority of time will be devoted to practical work.


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
2024 - Cycle 1 Practical Classes only Saturday, January 27, 2024 Saturday, February 24, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 Practical Classes only Saturday, May 4, 2024 Saturday, June 1, 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

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.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Weekly practical assignments (based on course content)
  • Written exam
  • Final practical assignment

Note: For weekly challenges, students may be required to work individually or in teams to solve an electrical based problem.


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


Tools required for this course would be provided by CTS College for in-class use.

Dress Code

For safety purposes, students are required to adhere to the following dress code:

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

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,800. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected qualified and experienced lecturers to facilitate the Fundamentals of Electrical Installation course. These lecturers not only impart knowledge, but create a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. They are also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Errol Abinas
Mr. Errol Abinas has over twenty (20) years of practical experience in the field of domestic can commercial electrical installation. He is an electrical contractor and 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 and 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.

Avinash Sagam
Mr. Avinash Sagam started his electrical career at the age of 17 as an apprentice, immediately after completing high school. He quickly climbed the ladder within the Electrical industry and obtained his Wireman’s licenses. He now possesses over 15 years working experience as an Electrician and obtained his electrical qualifications from various institutions, including 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.

Programme Management

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

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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