• Construction Technology

    DIY Carpentry and Joinery - Household Maintenance and Repair

  • Attendance

    8 evenings (6:30pm-9:00pm)

  • Campus

    Kilmarnock

Cost & ITA Funding

£250

ITA Funding is available for this course, click here to apply!

To find out more about ITA Funding please visit our ITA Page.

What's Involved

This exciting new 8 week course will develop your DIY independent skills to maintain and repair your home and help save you money! Learn how to do common household repairs which may have been expensive to pay for someone else to fix them and learn preventative measures to keep your home safe before problems such as breaks or leaks evolve into serious and costly repairs You will also learn to conduct repairs and installations of new technology which may help reduce energy costs in your home. This course is entirely practical, teaching how to carry out basic household maintenance and repairs. Throughout the course you will be shown a wide range of tools and skills demonstrated by your lecturer. You may also have an opportunity to complete a project of your own choice such as a bookshelf (additional costings may apply)

Course Content:

  • Repair and change door/window handles and locks for home safety
  • Replace and hang internal and external doors
  • Repair skirting boards and fill plaster areas or plasterboard walls
  • Correctly and safely install shelving and other decorations to walls
  • Learn domestic systems around your home such as plumbing and electrical circuits
  • Fix a dripping tap or replace taps during house renovations Unblock sinks and drains
  • Bleed and drain radiators and fit thermostatic valves to save on energy costs
  • Change light switches, fixtures and electrical sockets
  • Repair and replace kitchen/bathroom tiles to renovate your home

Additional Information

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just a keen interest in Carpentry and Joinery. Tools and materials will be provided throughout the course, candidates may be required to purchase additional materials for more advanced activities (subject to discretion with trainer) Applicants must own suitable clothing (such as overalls) and protective footwear to wear during their time on the course. You may also bring your own PPE such as ear plugs as the workshop can get noisy at times.

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Campus

Kilmarnock

Start Date

12 Jan 2023

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