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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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DIY Home Repair

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The DIY Home Repair course can enable you to save money on common repairs for which it would be expensive to pay someone to fix and enable them to take preventative action before problems such as leaks or breaks become serious and expensive.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone looking to extend a very basic DIY knowledge in order to complete common DIY repairs and maintenance tasks at home.
  • People looking to include handyman services as part of other trade offerings or as a business.
  • Individuals living on their own and looking to maintain or acquire DIY independence.
  • Landlords and property developers looking to save money. Allowing you to respond faster to faults and breakages.

What is covered:

  • Basic Home Repair Skills
  • Basic Tool Knowledge including Power Tools
  • Domestic Plumbing (guttering, fixing leaks, dressing a cistern)
  • Domestic Electrical (rewiring a plug)
  • Tap and General Bathroom Repairs
  • Unblocking sinks and drains
  • Doors and Windows
  •  DIY Decorating and Upgrading 8 weeks 1 evening a week 6-9

How will I learn?

Our dedicated construction department offer a hands-on learning environment, allowing learners to engage and develop skills within a construction site style setting. All courses are delivered by passionate and dedicated staff with a qualified trade background. All the material and equipment you will use matches the tools available on construction sites.

This course is offered at our Filton campus, which is located in South Gloucestershire and is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

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Entry Requirements

This course has no entry requirements, we just ask you have a passion for the subject and are ready to learn new skills.

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    Additional Information

    For more information about this course please email [email protected].

    Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

    If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

    For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

    This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

    Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this within settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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    Dates and Enrolment for this course

    Course information last updated: Friday 31st March 2023 @ 8.02am (1 day ago)

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    AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
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