New courses starting in April

People can save money by learning how to do basic DIY and car maintenance jobs themselves thanks to new part-time courses at City of Wolverhampton College.

The college is offering a range of short courses starting after Easter including brickwork, carpentry, electrics, painting and decorating, plastering, plumbing and car maintenance.

Short courses are also available in computer aided design, first aid, fitness instructing, football coaching, hairdressing, hospitality, hydraulics and pneumatics, website design, welding and word processing, as well as English, maths and ESOL.

Jack Strong, aged 28, a metallurgy research manager, who has signed up for an evening introduction to plastering course, said: “I’ve recently bought a house with my fiancée and there are a couple of bits of plastering to do so it’ll be great to learn how to do it myself.

“The short courses are a good idea as they mean that people can fit them around their daytime commitments and use the skills that they learn to save money in the future.”

Former sales director Dave Nicholls, age 66, who has enrolled for a two-week basic bricklaying course, added: “I’ve always wanted to be able to lay bricks and now that I’m retired I’ve finally got the time to learn how to do it properly.

“It’s really good that the college is offering these courses as they’re ideal for people who want to learn something new but don’t want to commit to a longer course – I can’t wait to get started!”

Courses are held on different days and times throughout the week and will run until June or July.

For a full list of the new courses, and to apply, click here or call 01902 836000.

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