Work in Home Renovation
Study home renovation by distance learning. Train in home and garden renovation. This extensive course offers you the opportunity to train in a wide range of home renovation areas. You can specialise in a particular area.
This course focusses on the home AND garden enabling you to offer clients and yourself a wide range of skills.
Studied by distance learning, you can study the course to fit in around you and your lifestyle.
Earn while you learn.
The course is suitable for anyone wanting to renovate their own home or set up a business in home renovation.
There are a wide range of modules listed below. If you would like help and support from our tutors on which would be the most suitable modules for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Note that each module in the Qualification - Associate Diploma in Home Renovation is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Learn to Renovate inside and out
- improve function and aestetics
- ensure compliance with health and safety standards
- improve property values
Renovating isn't only about aesthetics. Bringing a building in line with modern safety standards can often be just as important, doubly do if you plan to renovate and sell.
Furnishings and fittings within a building can be a significant long term health hazard, according to:
- What they are made from
- How they are designed
- How they are used.
Gas Appliances, Heaters and Fireplaces
Carbon monoxide is a dangerous by-product of burning fuels such as wood, gas or kerosene. It is not something that is visible to the naked eye but is produced when fuel is not burnt correctly. This occurs in appliances that are not efficient, for example those that do not allow enough fresh oxygen into the burning process. Carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless and can therefore overcome an unsuspecting person without forewarning. Death can result from an apparently harmless situation. Many of these appliances are also attributed to lesser ailments such as eye, nose and throat irritations as well as dizzy spells, fatigue and heart palpitations. By-product pollutants include formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen cyanide and nitric oxide.
To conserve warmth in winter many people close windows and doors and improve the seal around doors to stop draughts and prevent warm air escaping. Unfortunately, this can also prevent fresh oxygen from entering a room where a fire is, hence increasing carbon monoxide. Additionally, the room build-up of carbon monoxide cannot escape.
Furniture and office fittings are often made up of materials that give off toxic fumes in varying degrees. Particleboard and plywood are just two examples of materials that are responsible for toxic fumes. In this case formaldehyde is present - this has been linked to cancer and is well cited as an irritant to eyes, nose and throat. Formaldehyde resins are used as protective stain resistant on upholstered furniture.
Contemporary office layout designs often give little thought to these types of health considerations in the interest of an efficient working space. The question that must be posed is: do the days lost through sickness, or time lost due to poor morale equate with efficiency in the long term?
Talk to Us
If you have any questions at all about any of the modules or which modules to choose, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Our home renovation tutors are friendly and experienced. They are there to help you every step of the way.
Why delay? Enrol today.
Get started in a new career in home renovation or start to renovate your home and garden.