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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
    Fully CPD/CE Certified
    Instant Free PDF Certificate
    Recommended by 95% of Students
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    8317 Students Enrolled

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    About the course

    Have you always wanted to try your hand at home improvement and DIY projects?

    DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, can be a great way to maintain your house and garden and to add new features that you can enjoy for years to come. The satisfaction from building things with our own two hands makes us value them higher, according to psychologists. In addition, DIY can save you money. With no labor costs to pay, you can save the difference and keep your house and garden in top condition even when money’s tight. Whether you are totally new to DIY or are an experienced enthusiast, this course will equip you with new understanding and techniques to help you succeed at a wide variety of projects.


    What you will learn

    We'll go over the most important parts of home maintenance during this course. From interior decorating to pest problems, we'll touch on five major areas of home improvement. 

    It's not just inside, either! We'll teach you how to get the most out of every area of your home, garden, and deck. 


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Decorating
    • painting and selecting color
    • wallpapering
    • tiling
    • vinyl flooring
    Module 2: Walls
    • building exterior walls
    • building interior walls
    • knocking down walls
    • plasterwork
    Module 3: Outdoor Projects
    • patios and decks
    • driveways and paths
    • landscaping, planting and irrigation
    • garden structures
    • water features
    Module 4: Damp, Rot And Pests
    • wet and dry rot
    • pest prevention and eradication
    • condensation
    • prevention of damp
    • treating damp
    Module 5: Home Security
    • door security
    • window security
    • burglar alarms
    • fire preventio


    Who is this course for

    The best DIY enthusiasts are people who are:

    • Eager to learn new skills
    • Attentive to details
    • Interested in working with their hands
    • Motivated to make their home and garden the best it can be

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could: 

    • Further explore the home renovation industry
    • Help family and friends with their DIY projects
    • Have your house looking tip-top on a budget
    • Feel confident in your maintenance skills 


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation