About

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

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.

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. 

Requirements

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.

Lessons

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 prevention

Career

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

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

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    About

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

    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.

    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. 

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    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 prevention

    Career

    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

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

    9507 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited