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The course will develop your basic DIY skills across a range of disciplines. This course will give you the skills and knowledge that will support general maintenance and upkeep around the home.

  • What will I study?

    The qualifications covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas:

    CARPENTRY- the use of basic hand and power tools, carpentry ironmongery and carpentry repairs. PAINTING & DECORATING - preparing and glossing doors and an introduction to wallpapering. PLUMBING - joining techniques of plastic and copper, changing taps, radiators and plumbing repairs. BRICKWORK - an introduction to bricklaying techniques

    *All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    The course is for people who wish to develop basic DIY skills and develop the skills and knowledge that will support general maintenance and upkeep around the home.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Practical assignments

  • General info

    Students are expected to come to College with a ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    The skills you learn on this course are aimed at the DIY enthusiast, to help improve your skills on the tasks needed to maintain or improve your home. Some students may go on to seek employment with local trades where they can gain additional qualifications whilst working.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    A general standard of education at Level 1, such as 4 GCSEs at Grade 2 [E] or above is recommended but not essential.

  • Admissions Process

    Your application is very important to us and we are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible experience.

    We will consider your application carefully and will contact you by telephone or email regarding your enrolment.

    If your application suggests that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text.