Where will this course lead?

These courses are not for persons considering a professional trade in a specific skill area, but may be useful as a taster for those who are uncertain whether or not to pursue a particular trade. The course will also provide some practical assistance for most DIY tasks and overcoming basic problems.

What will I study?

- Carpentry - cutting basic joints, and cutting skirting boards. Fitting hinges and mortice locks
- Brickwork - building a pyramid wall and a corner with a return.
- Plastering - fixing plasterboard and skimming.
- Decorating - hanging wall paper.
- Tiling - cutting and fixing wall ties and problem solving.

How will this course be delivered?

This course is practical and very hands-on, with very little written work.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a recreational course only

How will I be assessed?

The course is for personal development and is informally assessed by the tutor with self-evaluation by the student.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more details on 0121 678 7000 or email Community.SkillsforLife@Solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be aged 19+.
If you have learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply. 

What else do I need to know?

The tutor will inform you on the first session of any tools and equipment that are required. They will also have a list of suppliers where these will be available.

Please note: Materials are not supplied for Cakes, Flowers/Floristry, Textiles, Soft Furnishings, Homemade Crafts, Calligraphy, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Sewing or Dressmaking.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

We also offer a range of courses for adults, as well as Wider Family Learning courses designed for adults and children to learn together.


Woodlands Campus

Start Date






Course Fee

Free (for 10 weeks)

Course Code


Study Mode

Part Time

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