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What are DIY & Home Improvement courses? 

DIY & home improvement courses, just like most of the other courses offered through our website, are short lessons offered extensively by experts, intended to inspire and build your confidence by providing you with all the necessary knowledge and skills required to improve your DIY talent. 

Throughout these practical courses, instructors will also be holding regular group discussions and demonstrations, during which you will be covering several areas and DIY techniques, such as decorating, designing, building, repairing, and installing all types of projects into your home. 

Furthermore, you will also get the opportunity to see and inquire about these activities whilst being applied in real-time, before trying them out for yourself! 

Why take up DIY courses?

Whether you have plenty of time on your hands and wish to learn your way around a new hobby or simply interested in doing something new and exciting, then you should definitely sign up to one of these courses and learn something new. 

Taking up a DIY & home improvement course can bring you a step closer to a new and exciting career, or even more importantly, intensify your interest in the craft − besides, life doesn't always have to be only about work! 

What is taught throughout these DIY courses?

As can be seen in the outlines of the numerous courses offered by the several highly-acclaimed institutions around the UK, there are generally several key modules required to go through before being able to successfully carry out personal DIY projects and home improvements at a high level. Some of these include:

  1. Decorating
    • Painting and Selecting the Colour
    • Wallpapering
    • Tiling & Flooring

  2. Walls
    • Building Exterior/Interior Walls
    • Knocking-down Walls
    • Plasterwork

  3. Outdoor Projects
    • Patios and Decks
    • Driveways and Paths
    • Landscaping, Planting, and Irrigation

  4. Damp, Rot And Pests
    • Wet and Dry Rot
    • Pest Prevention and Eradication
    • Prevention of Damp

  5. Home Security
    • Window Security
    • Burglar Alarms
    • Fire Prevention

What will you learn throughout?

From choosing and applying the right paint coat to the basics of building shelves from scratch, taking up a DIY course comes with a lot of advantages that you and your talent will definitely benefit from.

Throughout these lessons, certified tutors will make sure to provide you with individual attention, helping you to build confidence and improve your work through constructive criticism and tips.

At the end of these courses, you will therefore eventually be able to:

  • Hang shelves and pictures.
  • Cut tiles and tile a small flat surface
  • Recognise surfaces and how to prepare them for DIY projects
  • Paint and remove paint
  • Work with basic plumbing 
  • Use drywall and repair drywall
  • Understand window safety locks
  • Understand how to undertake various DIY projects

Even if you don’t have any experience or knowledge in any of the areas offered, you still shouldn’t feel discouraged from applying for these courses. As a matter of fact, material taught throughout will always touch upon the foundations, meaning that everybody can follow and take part! 

Where and how to take DIY courses?

A simple look through our search engine will help you find numerous DIY courses, all over the UK. From institutions to learning centres, to online, these classes are offered in various ways, giving you the option to choose the most ideal channel that best suits you!

Classroom

A classroom course usually takes place at pre-designated institutions, colleges, or universities, providing the ideal choice for those who have a liking for hands-on practice in an academic setting.

Online

Online classes are also an option, ideally for those who have a busy schedule and favor flexibility. In this case, you can freely participate in the course at your own pace and on your own time, without any restrictions whatsoever!

Fees for these courses differ greatly too, so you shouldn't think twice about signing up, even if you are on a limited budget − we have a course at any price point! 

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