The National Examinations Council is inviting applications for its July/August 2024 Level II and Level III examinations in the following areas:

1Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
2Auto & Diesel
3Beauty Culture (for Private Candidates ONLY)
4Electrical Installation (Electrical Wireman)
5Electrical Installation (Industrial Electrician)
6Food Preparation (for External Candidates ONLY)
7General Draughtsmanship (Old Syllabus for External Candidates ONLY)
8General Draughtsmanship (new syllabus [AUTOCAD] for External Candidates ONLY)
10Shorthand (Single Subject) – 80 & 100 words per minute
11Typewriting (Single Subject) – 45 & 60 words per minute
12Welding (for External Candidates ONLY)


1. External Candidate is one who:

attended an NEC affiliated training centre and sat final exams in a particular course (no earlier than 2019);

– was unsuccessful in one or more subjects in said course and

– is desirous of repeating those subjects failed.

2.Private Candidate is one who has never been certified at the Craft Level and above.

Applicant must be:

– at least 25 years old and possess a minimum 5 years work experience in the field.


– at least 18 years old and possess a Level I certification or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in the field.

All applicants must provide documentary proof of work experience and may be required to attend an interview at the NEC office, Ministry of Education Tower A Level 11.

Application forms are available at:

• MIC Diego Martin Technology Centre, 2-3 Diamond Vale Industrial Estate, Diego Martin.

• MIC Penal Technology Centre, Petrotrin Compound, Clarke Road, Penal.

• MIC Pleasantville Technology Centre, Circular Road, Pleasantville.

• Point Fortin Government Vocational Centre, Mahaica, Point Fortin.

• MIC Tobago Technology Centre, Milford Road, Canaan, Tobago.

• Servol Advanced Skills Training Centre, #2 Canaan Road, Bamboo Village, La Romaine

• Ministry of Education, Ground Floor, Receptionist’s Desk, Tower A, Education Towers, St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain.

Completed application forms must be submitted to any of the Principals of the Institutions listed above, on or before Friday 19th April 2024.

Please contact the National Examinations Council’s office at 622-2181 ext.2002-2013 for enquiries.