Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Change It Yourself

Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CC9CIY1ACC9CIY1B
Start Date:09/01/201908/05/2019
End Date:06/03/201919/06/2019
Start Time:18:0018:00
End Time:21:0020:30



Course Overview

This is  8 week programme which is of a practical nature and covers a range of DIY/home improvement skills and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. The course consists of Health and Safety in the home and workshop. Familiarisation of the tools, workshop and tool card. How to hang a new door, re-hang a problem door or change lock fittings. Different ways to construct in wood including sample joints such as mortice and tenon/half laps, the principles of other carpentry joints and methods. Kitchens and bathrooms - Practise ceramic tiling including cutting, grouting and drilling tiles. Windows - try glazing, which will include cutting and bedding into a window frame with putty.  Building in brick, finding principles, laying out and try levelling a wall. Preparing surfaces for decoration practice, plaster repair, coving. The last sessions are used to construct an item to take home. An additional cost for materials maybe required for these sessions. further help and skills practice can also be done here.

How to Enrol

Please complete a CRC enrolment form, which can be downloaded from our website You will also find a copy of the enrolment form in our part-time prospectus. Alternatively, please contact our Enquiry Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email

Progression & Career Opportunities

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. This course is workshop based so you will need Steel toe cap Boots,, overalls are advisable

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

There is no formal assessment  of the students.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a CRC Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from our website Download here. The Enrolment Form can also be found in the back of our part-time prospectus or contact us via email

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.