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Dates: 10/01/24 - 20/03/24
Days: Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00
Sessions: 10
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S33001H05NV
Fees: Standard - £250.00
Concessionary - £250.00

Course Information

Learning Aim: Z0002748

General Information

This course will give you the basic skills and key techniques in order to have the confidence to carry out small DIY jobs around the home.

What will I learn on this course?

You will learn how to:

Use a Combi Drill safely and correctly, how to identify different drill bits and screw drives. 

Select and use the correct tools and fixings to attach items to walls etc.

Select and use the correct saw for different wood cutting jobs.

Work safely with and around electric fittings, replace electric sockets, strip wires and replace a 3-pin plug.

Plan tiling in either a kitchen or a bathroom, use a tile cutter and hand tools for shaping tiles.

Prepare walls and ceilings for decoration, how to apply paint to walls to achieve a smooth finish.

Gain an understanding of domestic plumbing basics including how to drain a radiator, how to easily clean a blocked or smelly sink and how to isolate a tap and access the washers in different styles of tap.

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session.

Information regarding what you will need for the next session will be given at the end of each session.

Do I need any skills for this course?

This is a basic DIY course for students of all abilities, no prior experience required.

Additional information

Please bring a pen and paper to your class. Clothes that are suitable to get messy in are recommended. You will be expected to buy several tools in order to build your own mini DIY kit. Actual costs and items will be advised at the start of the course.

What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

Take a further craft course at Sutton College such as “Get into Woodwork!” and build a wooden toolbox for your DIY equipment.

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