DIY for Beginners

DIY for Beginners

This is a hands on practical course for beginners or those with some experience.

Course Information

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 8 weeks
  • Start Date 28/04/2021
  • End Date 23/06/2021
  • Day Wednesday
  • Times 18.00-21.00
  • Fee £203.00
  • Reduced Fee £93.00
  • Course Code X0EDIYB0/0/F

You will look at a wide range of DIY skills including carpentry, plumbing, plastering and bricklaying. You will need to wear solid shoes and overalls/old clothing. All materials provided.

Students will have informal assessment and feedback from the tutor and this will be recorded on an individual learning plan. Students will not have access to machinery during classes.

There are further dates throughout the year – please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.

What topics will I study?

You will cover the following (Similar format all three terms, format is flexible and may vary):

  • Health and safety and basic tools
  • Basic wood joints; advanced hand tools
  • Brick wall construction
  • Introduction to power tools
  • Sanders and planers
  • Basic decorating skills
  • Basic plastering skills
  • Introduction to tiling and grouting, basic plumbing, taps, radiator bleeding, joints, leak detection, stop valves and ball cocks.

Next steps: 

There are other construction courses available such as Carpentry and Bricklaying.

Entry Requirements

None, all welcome. All students on construction courses are required to have their own steel-toed shoes. Overalls or a change of clothing must be brought to each lesson.


Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.

Additional Costs

None, all materials are included.

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