Practical DIY

What is it?

Turning a house into a home can be very expensive, so the more you can do yourself the more money you save.

This course is for those people who are hands on and like to have a go and will prepare you for improving the space you live in now and in the future.

What will I be doing?

Practical DIY will help develop the practical skills you will need to    maintain and improve your home.  When flat pack furniture has to be built; when fences blow down in the winter; when you fancy decorating a room; when you want to put up shelves or install security lighting;  calling in the experts will cost you money, so being able to do these things for yourself is not only rewarding but it also saves you money. As our skills improve over the year, we are hoping to use them to do a makeover of our college by giving it a much needed new coat of paint, our very own Abbey Hill Sixth Form “Homes Under The Hammer”

Skills and Knowledge Learned

  • How to use DIY tools
  • Painting and decorating for beginners.
  • Basic electrical wiring.
  • Simple paving and bricklaying to improve a garden space

Who is the course suitable for?

Any Student who cares about the space they live in and is open to learning new skills from scratch and putting them to practical use.


ASDAN Construction Module

Course Leader

Paul Steele

Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form
Sheraton Building
Ketton Road
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 664140


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