Programme Brief

The City and Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installation was designed for persons aspiring to become an electrician or a certified wireman.  This qualification forms the basis of knowledge for all modern domestic and commercial electrical installation work, and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone seeking a career as an electrician.

This programme provides a range of electrical installation skills by combining both practical and theoretical training. Some of the topics covered include installing electrical systems to national standards, single phase and three phase circuits, inspection and testing of domestic installations and diagnosing and repairing faults. Assessment is undertaken through a combination of practical assignments and written multiple choice examinations.

Graduates of this Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Electrical Installation qualification will obtain an internationally recognized Diploma from City and Guilds of London institute and will be eligible to apply for the Wireman's Licence from the Electrical Inspectorate which certifies electricians in Trinidad and Tobago.    

Why Study Electrical Installation at SBCS?

  • Achieve an Internationally recognized qualification.
  • Graduates will meet the academic requirement to apply to the Electrical Inspectorate to sit the Wireman's Licence examination. 
  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom.
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace.
  • Course is over 50% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught.
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. Learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field.
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs.

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Registration is currently OPEN. Semester starts October 2018.  Exams in June 2019.

Full schedule


Register by 30 August and earn 5% discount on tuition.

SBCS Registration Fee


Payable upon registration every semester
Tuition Fee

Cash: TT$10,000

Credit: TT$11,000

C&G Registration Fee

£82 (one-time payment)

Payable by: 1 December 2018
C&G Examination Fee £45 (per exam)

Total Examination Fee = £90

Payable by: 2 March 2019

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

Payment Plans are available.

  • Champs Fleurs, San Fernando

There are no pre-requisites for this programme. 

Basic Knowledge in mathematics will be an asset. 

For further details please email or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1094/5/8
  • San Fernando – (868) 652-2388 / (868) 653-6331 / (868) 657-2681 extensions 1430/1/2

This qualification is assessed by a combination of online/written examinations and practical assignments.

To achieve the Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Electrical Installation, learners must complete the following:

  • Basic Construction Skills Principles (6161-002)
  • Basic Construction Skills Practice – Refrigeration and air Conditioning  Basic Skills (6161 -106)
  • Electrical Installation 2 Principles (6161-037)
  • Electrical Installation 2 Practice (6161-137)

Assessments for each course is as follows:

Course CodeCourse TitleAssessments

Basic Construction Skills Principles

Multiple-choice assessment (1 hour) based on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Electrical Installation Basic Skills
  2. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Basic Skills
  3. Trowel Vocations Basic Skills
  4. Timber Vocations Basic Skills
  5. Painting and decorating Basic Skills

Basic Construction Skills Practice – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Basic Skills

Practical Assessments: This unit covers the skills required to enable a candidate to apply basic tools skills to set out and install simple refrigeration pipework from a liquid receiver to an evaporator. 

Electrical Installation 2 Principles

Multiple-choice assessment (2.5 hours) based on the following learning outcomes:

  1. Safety at work
  2. Materials
  3. Calculations, setting out and drawing
  4. Communications and information technology
6161-135Electrical Installation 2 Practice

Practical Assessments: This unit covers the skills required to enable a candidate to apply basic tools skills to:

  1. Install various electrical systems to national standards
  2. Carry out inspection and testing of single phase domestic installations
  3. Diagnose, locate and repair faults within an electrical installation
  4. Safely undertake alterations to an existing installation