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DIY Essentials for Home Upgrades: Tools, Techniques, and Tips

CPD Accredited | Interactive Learning Materials | PDF Certificate Included | Tutor Support

Cambridge Open Academy


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Do you love your home, but wish it could be just a little bit better? Do you have a knack for DIY projects, but you're not sure where to start? If so, then the DIY Home Improvement Course is for you!

In this DIY Home Improvement course, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to improve your home on your own. You will learn about everything from painting and decorating to plumbing and electrical work.

Learning outcomes:

After completing this DIY Home Improvement course, you will learn to -

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of home improvement principles.
  • Acquire skills in painting techniques for a flawless finish.
  • Learn to enhance walls with various materials and textures.
  • Gain knowledge of installing and maintaining doors, windows, and electrical fixtures.
  • Understand plumbing basics and tackle common household projects.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Step into the world of DIY Home Improvement and unlock the secrets to creating the home of your dreams. From the foundations of home improvement to the intricate details of paint application and wall enhancements, this DIY Home Improvement course empowers you to unleash your inner designer. Learn the art of transforming doors and windows into statement pieces while mastering electrical fixture installation. Dive into outdoor projects and discover the joys of landscaping and outdoor living. Explore plumbing basics and gain the confidence to handle common household repairs. With a focus on home safety and combatting issues like dampness, rots, and pests, this course equips you with the knowledge to create a beautiful, functional, and safe home environment.

Who is this course for?

This DIY Home Improvement course is intended for -

  • Homeowners looking to enhance their DIY skills for home improvement projects.
  • Individuals interested in exploring the world of interior design and home renovation.
  • Renters who want to learn how to make affordable and impactful improvements to their living spaces.
  • DIY enthusiasts seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in the realm of home improvement.

Career path

  • Home Improvement Specialist: £20,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Interior Design Consultant: £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Renovation Contractor: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
  • DIY Blogger/Influencer: Income varies based on popularity and sponsorships
  • Home Staging Professional: £20,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Property Maintenance Technician: £20,000 - £35,000 per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.