A beginners course to build confidence and techniques for various DIY jobs.
Tasks that may be covered are; tiling, shelving and finishes, fixing things to walls
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn how to manage basic DIY tasks around the home. Learners with little or no knowledge/ experience who wish to gain confidence using hand tools
Course description in brief
Learning the basic’s tiling, putting up shelves and working wood
By the end of the course I will have learned:
- How to cut, shape and fix tiles
Different screws and fittings appropriate to attach something to a wall.
Tips for drilling and sawing
Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?
The course is aimed at beginners who wish to gain confidence working with hand tools in a practical way, it is a very hands on course
What materials will I need for the course?
A pen and paper for taking notes would be useful
What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?
It’s a mostly practical, very hands on experience, working with tiling tools, along with drilling, sawing , using different fixing methods for fixing things to walls eg shelving
What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?
Able to commit time wise for the full duration of the course, be punctual.
Being supportive non judgmental of your fellow students
How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?
There is no Formal assessment although I will be asking questions and making observations throughout the course to be sure that learning is taking place and the learners are learning at a pace that they are comfortable with, I am able to give learners constructive feedback. The ongoing assessments are Initial, Formatively, Summative assessments that take place in a relaxed comfortable way for the learners
What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?
There are many courses here at Swarthmore that can help students develop both functional and practical skills, gaining confidence in one area can often help with another area of interest, it’s always worth obtaining an up to date prospectus of courses and making an appointment with our student adviser.
How will I say what I think about the course?
You can discuss your learning needs with your tutor throughout the course and there are also feedback forms distributed at the end of each term and I will be encouraging you to fill these in.
The tutor makes all learners aware at the start of the term who to contact should they have any issues they feel the need to discuss, the learners will also be issued with the learners handbook
Available timetables for this course
Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.
|Course Ref||Hours per week||Days(s)||Time||Course Dates||Costs|
|570a||2||Thursday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||26 Sep 2019 to 05 Dec 2019 (10 Sessions)||Full Rate £70; R Rate £26; A Rate £10|
|570b||2||Thursday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||16 Jan 2020 to 26 Mar 2020 (10 Sessions)||Full Rate £70; R Rate £26; A Rate £10|
|570c||2||Thursday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||23 Apr 2020 to 02 Jul 2020 (10 Sessions)||Full Rate £70; R Rate £26; A Rate £10|
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- ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.
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