Learn some handy, hints and tips on how to complete basic DIY tasks around your home and truly Do It Yourself.

In this *free DIY course, we can help you to develop you DIY skills, learning how to make, level and successfully put up a shelf, tile and grout a wall and finish it all off.

What will you be doing on this course?

Following a tailor designed course, you will be guided through how to:
1: Identify different tools and what their perfect use is.
2: Understand about the need of health and safety in a workshop and the precautions to take to minimise risk to yourself or others.
3: Use the tools to measure and cut the shelf and brackets to the correct lengths.
4: Learn how to easily level the shelf for fixing
5: Learn how to cut and apply tiles to a walled area, including spacing and grouting techniques.

How long is the course?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the course is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 4 days.
Each day is generally ran 10am – 2pm with a short break for lunch, but if you want to stay longer or come in earlier, you are more than welcome to do so!

Who is it aimed at?

Training group sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 participants to make sure everyone gets enough 1-2-1 support from the tutor if they want it and so everyone has enough space to work safely.
Anyone 16 years and over is able to register onto the course, enrollment sessions will be arranged to complete registration paperwork prior to the course beginning.

What Qualification will I gain from it?

This course forms one unit, governed by Open College Network West Midlands.
On completion of all activities and your learning assessment portfolio, that we supply for you, you will be awarded a Level 1 credit award in DIY.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants do not need any previous experience to come onto the course. It is ideally suited for complete beginners, but those looking to further their current skills too would benefit.

Feedback from Previous Participants

– Very good course, enjoyable and useful skills learnt. Confidence gained, almost took a tiled wall down at home after the 1st day!

– I feel confident to do this type of work at my house in future now. Thank you so much for your help and teaching this course.

– The tutor was able to help everyone according to their need, thank you for the help and support.


Please note, some of our courses are not currently being delivered in person due to COVID-19 and restrictions on face-to-face delivery. If you are interested in enrolling onto any of our courses, we will contact you and advise you about learning options, including virtual workshops and tutorials, and you will be placed on a waiting list for when we can resume face-to-face delivery.
By providing us with your postcode this will help us to ensure you are enrolled onto the most appropriate project to provide you with support.
Please let us know of any specific questions you have about our courses
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