Property Maintenance

A practical course for all those interested in property development or undertaking work around the home.

*Please note our 6 December 21 course will be condensed to 14 days and will finish on 23 December 21*

Next Scheduled Date: 10 Jan 2022

  • Location: CTP Aldershot Training Centre
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Total Cost: £1,147.92
  • Total Cost Post-October 2021: £1,147.92
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Why take this course?

This 15 day course will give you a wealth of practical skills and experience to undertake a range of maintenance jobs around the home. It will give you the confidence to tackle some large scale projects as you will be able to see them through from start to finish without having to call in expensive help. The course is taught in our purpose built workshops and  covers bricklaying and concreting, plastering, carpentry and joinery, plumbing, painting and tiling. The modules are delivered by expert practitioners who have many years of practical experience behind them. 

Is this the right course for me?

If you're planning to undertake work around the home, or to develop a career in property management, this is the course for you. The course is delivered by experts who run their own businesses, and who will provide you with the tricks of the trade.


There are no formal qualifications available on this course.


No previous experience is required.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £1,147.92
  • Total Cost £1,147.92

Course Content

This 15 day course combines several of our shorter home maintenance courses and includes the following topics:

3 days of Bricklaying and Concreting:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Building a corner in brickwork, use of gauge rods
  • Cutting bricks and jointing brickwork
  • Datum pegs, keeping a building level
  • Garden walls, cavity walls and retaining walls
  • Laying bricks to the line and positioning DPC
  • Building in door and window frames
  • Uses of feature brickwork and lintels
  • Mixing concrete for foundations


You can also choose a project of your own to work on in this part of the course and incorporate what you learn from the list above.

2 days of Plastering:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Undercoat plastering
  • Dots and screeds
  • Corner beads
  • External finishes 
  • Render and pebble dash
  • Preparation for finish coat plaster
  • Skim coat plaster - application and finishing
  • Plaster repairs, plasterboards and dry lining systems


2 days of Plumbing:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Trouble shooting
  • Plumb in a toilet
  • Fit outside tap
  • Fit washing machine point
  • End of day water test
  • Heating systems
  • Boilers and cylinders
  • Heating controls and radiator
  • Draining and filling systems
  • Trouble shooting
  • Pipe up basin and water test
  • Hang radiator and fit pipe work
  • Draining and take down of radiator
  • Installation of guttering


3 days of Carpentry and Joinery:

  • Introduction to hand tools, their maintenance, sharpening and care
  • Half lap, mortise and tennon joints
  • Yale and Mortise locks
  • Door linings
  • Hanging doors
  • Latch and stop
  • Architraves
  • Skirting Boards
  • Worktops
  • Power Tools


3 days of Painting and Decorating:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Stripping wallpaper
  • Preparation of walls and ceiling
  • Fillers and types of emulsions
  • Preparation and undercoating of woodwork
  • Gloss coat woodwork
  • Wallpaper – types and adhesives
  • Paper hanging


2 days of Tiling:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Measure, cut and fix plasterboard
  • Sealing surfaces and setting out tiles
  • Adhesives and corner treatment
  • Fixing, cutting and grouting tiles
  • Repairs

Career Opportunities

This course is ideal for Service leavers seeking to undertake a variety of work around the home, and significantly save on the cost of using tradespeople. It will also provide the skills needed for those pursuing a career in property management.

Property Maintenance

Scheduled dates and locations

Here are the next available dates. To check availability or to book a place contact
  • Date Location Availability
  • 10 Jan 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 7 Feb 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 7 Mar 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 6 Jun 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 4 Jul 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 1 Aug 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 5 Sep 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
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