Tiling Courses - Decorating Courses - Plastering Courses
DIY Courses - Bricklaying Courses
Q. What time do I need to be at the training centre?
A. The School doors open at 9.15am, unless otherwise stated when you book. Courses start at 9.30 promptly, so please be at the school in good time to be ready for a 9.30am start. Out of respect for all of our students, we will not delay the start of the course. Late arrivals may find that they miss vital tuition key to their ability to continue the course. If you find that you are going to be late please call us on 0161 477 4270. Finish time will be up to about 4.30pm, usually 4pm and is individually flexible dependent upon your progress and your other commitments. We have a flexible lunch from between 30 mins and 40 mins depending upon how you are progressing with the course. We will have two tea breaks of approximately 10 minutes each.
Q. How do I find you?
A. Directions to your chosen training centre can be found on the homepage. Please follow the "How to find us" link on the contact page, where you will find directions for Road, Rail and Bus.Click here for Directions
Q. What clothes do I need to bring?
A. Your clothes are likely to become heavily if not permanently soiled, so old clothes or workwear should be worn. We have very limited changing facilities at the school. Please do not bring unnecessary valuables as The DIY School cannot be held responsible for their loss. The DIY School is like a construction site in that nails etc may be on the floor and heavy things may be dropped. Safety footwear, or at very minimum, sturdy shoes should be worn that will offer you protection. We do not recommend the wearing of training shoes.
IMPORTANT:- All Plastering students must bring a 2nd pair of shoes into which they can change in order to prevent plaster being spread around the complex at the end of the day. This will also help to keep your car clean!
Q. What tools do I need to bring?
A. We provide all the necessary tools and materials required for your course. Most students prefer to bring their own safety glasses and gloves. We will provide safety glasses & dusk masks where necessary. We can provide students with their own sets of safety glasses and masks for a fee of £5 per set. We do not recommend that contact lenses are worn as the area is dusty.
Q. Can I get refreshments at the training centre?
A. We provide tea, coffee and cold drinks at no charge. You can bring your own refreshments if you prefer as we can provide hot water. We have a small seating area for you to take any breaks and have your lunch. You can purchase lunch from one of the local supermarkets and sandwich shops nearby during your course, or bring your own. We do not offer any food heating facilities.
Q. I need to cancel my course, what should I do?
General information about our Courses
Our courses assume that everybody is a beginner yet even those people who have some experience are amazed at the amount they learn with our training techniques helping them to improve existing skills whilst learning new ones and removing bad habits!
We only teach you skills that are in demand in the private and domestic construction or home improvement market and that we consider it reasonable that you can learn to a high standard in just 4 days. Our courses have enabled many people to set up new and successful business as a result of our approach.
Our courses are paced to optimise your ability to learn. Moving at a steady pace, our courses are set just right to ensure that you are able to take on the new information, practice and apply it without being overwhelmed or daunted, rushed or put off. It is our aim that you will eave each day on a positive note of achievement returning each day refreshed, positive and optimistic.
Read our customer success stories to see the exceptional results that our customers achieve within days of finishing our courses.