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DIY for Beginners

  • Overview of the course

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    Introduction to construction trades, including Painting, Plastering and Tiling in the home environment.
  • What you'll learn

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    How to prepare surface backgrounds to receive Paint, Plaster and Tiles and how to apply each one in relation to DIY in the home place. Health and Safety elements will be covered in relation to each task and a basic introduction to using power tools safely.
  • Entry requirements

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    Just a willingness to learn new skills work in small groups. Tasks are physical and will require manual dexterity they will include using basic access equipment (step ladders ) and power tools all training will be given.
    The focus is on domestic repairs and maintenance of the home
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Learners will be assessed practically on task and will demonstrate the skill and ability to prepare backgrounds and apply Paint, Plaster and Tiles.
    Learners will also learn how to put up basic shelving and will demonstrate by completing a task after training is given.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Basic knowledge of DIY would be an advantage but all training will be given.
    Will need a pair of safety boots /shoes all other safety equipment will be supplied.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £67.00

    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    Progression to a more advanced property maintenance course running in April at Deane Road construction campus followed by adult eve course in September that is certificated and covers higher level construction skills in all trades inc Bricklaying, Plastering, Painting & Decorating and Joinery.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


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    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:30 - 12:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Venue:

    Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre

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