Weekday and Weekend Home Maintenance Courses

Home Maintenance Courses at The Builder Training Centre are very practical and ‘hands-on’ training courses, and are ideal for beginners looking to learn home maintenance for DIY or handyman skills, experienced people looking to extend their trade skills or perfect their skills, or those looking for a new career.

 “Very useful – I made a number of errors at home before attending that I would have avoided had I completed the course first. Increased my confidence to tackle more around the home myself”

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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Home Maintenance Courses, which can be attended either as a 2 day weekday course, or weekend course (Saturday and Sunday).  Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.  This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind our instructors will be more than happy to discuss this with you. 

You will be learning DIY skills to maintain your home from day one and you will be amazed at what you can learn within a short period of time.  Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the Home Maintenance Course by clicking here   

You will get dirty so you should bring working clothes. We have changing room facilities for men and women!  You will find our prices are competitive, and include the use of tools and materials for your Home Maintenance course whilst you are here, but for health and safety reasons you are required to have steel toe capped footwear to wear throughout the course.  These can be purchased from reception on your first morning for £20 if required.

Full instruction will be provided in the use of tools, and a wide selection of tools will be available for purchase from reception at any time during or after your course.

This two day hands-on practical weekday / weekend course is ideal for those with little or no experience looking to learn some of the general skills required to keep your home in good repair or for a basic introduction into the various building trades. The Home Maintenance Course will teach you the basic DIY skills required to tackle most household tasks.  Should you wish to progress on to one of our other foundation courses this will give you a good insight into other trades. 

You will learn as much as possible in the time allocated and will include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Practical Tasks:

  • Use of power tools, such as drills
  • Use of basic hand tools such as saws, screwdrivers and levels
  • Use of mediums such as nails and screws
  • Refreshing grout in tiles
  • Replacing a damaged tile
  • Use of silicon sealants 
  • Cutting and fixing plasterboard
  • Changing an electrical socket
  • Changing a light fitting
  • Fitting a dimmer switch
  • Wiring a plug
  • Use of fittings to repair burst pipes
  • Use of decorating fillers
  • Use of brushes and rollers for paint application
  • Preparing woodwork for final paint coat


  • Correct use of numerous fixing types such as rawlplugs and cavity wall fixings
  • Repairing a tap washer
  • Removing blockages from baths, sinks and shower wastes
  • Draining and removing radiators for decorating and refilling
  • Correct use of paint types
  • Cleaning and maintaining tools

Fact sheets will be supplied on our Home Maintenance Course, so there is no need for too many notes! 

After completing the Home Maintenance Training Course you will receive a Builder Training Centre Certificate of Continuous Professional Development.


Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Weekday - 2 days £150 £250 9.00am - 4.30pm
Weekend - 2 days £150 £250 8.30am - 4.00pm

Full payment or a deposit of £150 is required to book a Home Maintenance Course.  Any remaining balance can then be paid at any time before the start of the course, including the first morning.

Add Home Maintenance to a multi course package

(Home Maintenance, Plastering, Tiling, Plumbing)

Total £1,525.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £90.00!

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You are welcome to visit The Builder Training Centre at any time during opening hours (8.00 am until 5.30 pm) either during the week or at weekends to see our facilities first hand. No appointment is required and you will be made very welcome.  Why not come and meet our  Home Maintenance instructors and speak to our Home Maintenance students and see for yourself what you can achieve from each course?

We are confident that you will like what you see and will want to learn basic DIY skills with The Builder Training Centre.                                                                                                                                                            


Why not give Matt, Sally or Andy a call, who will be more than happy to assist, on 0208 649 9340                                                                                                                                           

Or send an enquiry  by clicking here

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  We are a totally independent company trading as Builder Training Centres Ltd

 All our Home Maintenance classes are held at our training centre in Surrey, Greater London