Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Police, NHS & HM Forces Discounts

One Manchester 2024 Training

Welcome to The DIY School, where we specialise in providing skills training for the general public and also bespoke courses for maintenance teams, such as One Manchester.

With a focus on practical courses, we aim to equip the One Manchester maintenance team with a skills update, to assist you to tackle the various home maintenance tasks you are required to complete in your day to day role.

At The DIY School, we understand the importance of having a well-trained maintenance team. That's why we offer a range of courses designed to enhance your skills and knowledge. Whether it's plastering and tiling repairs, joinery skills, or general home maintenance, our courses cover it all.

Our team of expert instructors brings years of industry experience to the training centre, ensuring that you will receive the highest quality training. We believe in a hands-on approach, allowing participants to practice their newly acquired skills in a supportive environment.

What sets us apart is our commitment to practicality. We focus on teaching techniques that can be immediately applied in real-life situations. By learning from us, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to handle a wide range of tasks efficiently and effectively.


Instructions for attending your training at The DIY School

  • Check which date you have been scheduled to attend.
  • Doors open 9:00am
  • What's happening on the Day:
09.15- 09.30 Intro and DIY school Induction
09.30 – 10.00 HSE and pre knowledge assessment 
10.00 – 15.30 Practical skills/ buddying and observation
15.30 – 16.00 Post Knowledge assessment
16.00- 16.30 Sign off /Workshop Close
  • What PPE do I need ?
A pair of lightweight rubber faced work gloves. Examples like these, are ideal.
A face covering/mask, which we encourage students to wear, whilst participating in exercises which produce dust. Masks should always be worn when mixing plaster and tile adhesives. 
Your own safety glasses. Examples like these are ideal. 


  • How do I find you?

Please follow the "How to find us" link on the "Contact Us" page, where you will find directions for Road, Rail and Bus. Click here for Directions .


  • Is there parking at the training centre ?

Stockport training centre has plenty of free parking.


  • What clothes do I need to bring?

Your clothes are likely to become heavily if not permanently soiled, so old clothes or workwear should be worn. Warm clothing should be worn during the Winter, as you can always remove items of clothing if you’re hot, but you can’t add them if you haven’t got them with you! 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. 


  •  What tools do I need to bring?

We provide all the necessary tools and materials required for your course. 


  • Can I get refreshments at the training centre?

There is FREE hot water to make yourself a drink, as well as cold filtered water, but we do not provide tea, coffee or drinking cups, due to Coronavirus containment measures. You are welcome to bring along your own mugs, cups and utensils to make your own drinks. 

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, cafe's and sandwich shops nearby during your course, or bring your own. We do not offer any food heating facilities.