Programme Brief

The National Examinations Council (NEC) Certificate in Electrical Installation (Residential) - Level 1 qualification was designed for persons aspiring to become an electrician or 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 course will provide you with 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 structured examinations.

Graduates of this NEC Certificate in Electrical Installation (Residential) – Level 1 qualification, and the NEC Diploma in Electrical Installation (Industrial) – Level 2 qualification, will be eligible to apply for their Wireman's Licence from the Electrical Inspectorate which certifies electricians in Trinidad and Tobago.

Why Study Electrical Installation at SBCS?

  • After completing NEC Certificates in Electrical Installation Levels 1 & 2, 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.

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Programme is currently on hold. Schedule to be confirmed for 2021

Note that this programme is offered FULL TIME.





SBCS Registration Fee


Payable upon registration

Insurance fee


Payable upon registration

NEC Registration Fee



Tuition Fee



Examination Fee

TT$50 (per exam)

Total Examination Fee = TT$250


Please note: All information provided is subject to change

Payment Plans are available


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