DiY Courses

For Fun | For Work | For Life

The short introductory courses listed below will give you all the skills you need for home DiY projects, to help you upskill and provide the basic knowledge so that you can move on to a higher level course.

These courses start in June 2018 and run one evening (5:30pm – 9pm) a week for six weeks (Tuesday or Wednesday depending on which course is chosen). We are also offering them at the Summer Special price of just £60 each!*

The training will be based at our Broad Oak Campus in the state-of-the-art workshops, using high end building materials. All tools and equipment are provided.
You will achieve a qualification and focus on your specific requested skill, so as to complete your very own small project, which you can take home on completion of the course.**

These courses are a great way to meet new people, learn a new skill and have fun!


Paving and Flagging to a Garden

Working on the College’s General Construction site, you will gain the basic skills required to lay pavers and flags including site preparation, forming a suitable sub base and mixing of mortar and concrete.

Jobs in the Home and Garden for DiY
Working within our Carpentry & Joinery workshops, you will gain skills that will help you to complete tasks within your own home or within the Garden. Learn the basics of home maintenance and repair. Save yourself money whilst gaining a better understanding of all things practical.

Hand Painted Finishes
This course has been brought back due to popular demand…. A fabulous opportunity to recycle your artifacts from around the home with various chalk paints, waxes and finishes. Explore your creative side and recycle a project within our fabulous purpose built Painting and Decorating workshop

Skimming a Wall
Have you ever wanted to carry out that plastering job at home? This short course is aimed at covering the basics of plaster finishes and will include mixing of plaster, applying finish plaster to wall areas and the correct techniques required.


Book early to avoid disappointment as these popular courses fill quickly! Call us on 01254 354423 today!

Making the difference for you!


* These courses normally cost £100. Funding options are available for qualifying benefits.
** Please note that the small project will be agreed with your tutor at the start of the course in hand painted finishes and home and garden DiY.

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