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15 day Property maintenance course

15-Day property Maintenance Course

For individuals looking to complete a range of tasks around the house while greatly reducing the cost of hiring tradespeople, this course is perfect. Additionally, it will give people interested in a career in property maintenance the skills they require.

The following subjects are covered in this 15-day course, which combines several of our shorter home maintenance courses:


4 days of Bricklaying and Concreting:


· Introduction to tools and materials

· Cutting bricks and jointing brickwork

· Building a corner in brickwork, use of gauge rods

· Datum pegs, keeping a build level.

· Garden walls, cavity walls and retaining walls.

· Laying bricks to the line and positioning DPC and wall tiles

· Building a barbecue

· Knowledge in the different types of foundations


4 days of Plastering:


· Introduction to tools and materials

· Undercoat plastering

· Dots and screeds

· Corner beads

· External finishes

· Rendering

· Preparation for finish coat plaster

· Skim coat plaster - application and finishing

· Plasterboard repairs


3 days of Carpentry and Joinery:


· Introduction to hand tools, maintaining, sharpening

and care of tools

· Different types of carpentry joint’s

· Yale and Mortise locks

· Door linings

· Hanging doors

· Architraves

· Stud partition

· Water resistant flooring

· 18mm chip board flooring

· Skirting Boards

· Power Tools


4 days of Painting and Decorating:


· Introduction to tools and materials

· Hand skills for painting

· Preparation of walls and ceiling

· Fillers and types of emulsions

· Preparation and undercoating of woodwork.

· Working with different types of paint

· Hanging wallpaper



No previous experience required.

No previous experience is required.

Fees & Funding

Course Fee £1200 including VAT

Benefits of the course?

You will get a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise from this 15-day course that will enable you to handle a variety of home maintenance tasks. You'll have the self-assurance to take on some significant projects because you'll be able to see them through from beginning to end without having to hire pricey assistance.

The course is conducted by qualified and very experienced staff in workplace workshops on site.

There is on-site secured free-parking

Free Wi-Fi

On site canteen with hot and cold food available (we can cater for any dietary requirements).

This is Archie, he completed our 4-day plastering course, and  enjoyed it so much, he has since used his ELCAS credits to do our Level 3 Diploma in Plastering as well. 

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