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0800 99 66 99

Picture of wallpapering in actionSt Helens College is offering a series of short, introductory courses for DIY enthusiasts, or those who would like to try their hand at learning a new skill. Courses on offer include everything from painting and decorating, plastering to bricklaying and joinery, including;

Shabby Chic – Hand Painted Furniture Masterclass

If you ever wanted to try your hand at Shabby Chic, this course is for you. It will teach you the necessary steps and techniques to achieve the perfect shabby chic look to furniture renovation. This course is run in collaboration with Willowbrook Hospice. Items of furniture will be donated from Willowbrook Hospice for our students to work on. Once the items have been refurbished, they will be returned to Willowbrook Hospice to sell in one of their local charity shops.

Starts: Tuesday 27th February
Length: Three hours a week, for three weeks
When: Every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £30 (you may be eligible for funding if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit)

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Introduction to Plastering

This short leisure course is designed for anyone wishing to try their hand at plastering. During the course you will learn the basics of selecting tools, materials and equipment needed.

Starts: Tuesday 27th February | Tuesday 8th May 2018
Length: Three hours a week, for three weeks
When: Every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £30 (you may be eligible for funding if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit)

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Introduction to Home DIY

Get an all-round understanding of basic DIY techniques so you can do all those little jobs around the house. With 'how to' tips and guidance, you will get the chance to practice skills that will benefit anyone undertaking some DIY.

Starts: Tuesday 17th April
Length: Three hours a week, for three weeks
When: Every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £30 (you may be eligible for funding if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit)

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Introduction to Joinery

Gain an introduction to common woodworking hand tools including chisels, mallets, marking knives, marking gauges and saws. You will learn to mark out and cut basic joints by hand.

Starts: Tuesday 17th April
Length: Three hours a week, for six weeks
When: Every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £30 (you may be eligible for funding if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit)

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Introduction to Bricklaying

Gain an introduction into bricklaying and how to select and use the correct tools and equipment for the job, and to identify the right materials to use. You will learn how to set out the job, spreading and laying bricks and building a simple corner in half-brick walling.

Starts: Tuesday 8th May
Length: Three hours a week, for three weeks
When: Every Tuesday, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £30 (you may be eligible for funding if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit)

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All courses last three weeks and take place in the evening. They are ideal for those wanting to gain some basic skills that can be applied around the home and when undertaking some DIY. They do also provide an insight into qualifications and can offer progression onto a recognised qualification following completion.

Courses take place at St Helens College’s STEM Centre, Technology Campus, WA9 1TT.

To secure a place on one of these courses, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0800 99 66 99.

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.