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DIY Beginners Electrics, Putting Up Shelves And Applying Decorative Features To Walls

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 96 Conc £41 Full £170 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:30 - 21:00 5 MAC 29/04/2019 10/06/2019 CJ3301

What will the course cover?

This course provides the know-how and skills to tackle many of the day to day problems that occur in any home. You will be able to complete basic electrical tasks and also use drill and other means to fix shelving and other items to walls which will save you money and increase understanding.

Who is the course for?

People who would like to learn the basics in DIY.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

An interest in DIY.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

"• Approach DIY jobs confidently • Assess whether a task is within your knowledge and capabilities • Apply Health and Safety procedures to DIY jobs • Employing contractors with confidence • Understand the basics of electricity • Change sockets, switches, and basic light fittings safely • Drill walls to apply shelving, pictures etc. • Apply decorative features to walls

How is the course organised?

Weekly topics, demonstrations, talks & practical. Question and answer sessions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Looking at home maintenance issues, locating stop cocks and related items in your home. Visits to DIY stores to become familiar with products required.

How will my progress be assessed?

Question and answer sessions to check understanding and through the use of your own Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

General home improvements or any related course within the adult education service.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

No additional course cost. Please bring folder, paper and pen to each class. Wear shoes that cover the toes and an apron. Please note: Any items brought onto the premises and/or worked on in class are done so at the owners’ own risk.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme funded by the Adult Learning and Skills Service and the Skills Funding Agency to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for course fees, essential equipment/materials or other necessary related expenses. The fund is open to all learners who are in receipt of an income related benefit or those learners who are on a low income. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.