Weston women get to grips with wallpapering

WESTON College has launched a unique house makeover diploma focused on women, following a successful taster day at the Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence (CECE).

A dozen women got to grips with the intricacies of pasting and wallpapering and how to fill-in damaged areas.

IT teacher, Sam Mabberley, 45, of Earlham Grove, said: “This is a great course for working mums. I’m married to a painter and decorator but can’t get him to do DIY at home so I want to learn rather than pay someone else.

“I’ve enjoyed the taster day and would like to do the longer course.”

The new Level 1 course will allow women to gain a qualification and while the course is aimed at women who are interested in DIY, men can also enrol.


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Limmara Tooze, 26, of Ottawa Road on the Coronation Estate, is on the full time Maintenance Course.

The single mum said: “I want to be a property developer and I’m studying plastering, carpentry and brickwork. This course will add to my skills. I’m very popular with friends who need DIY.”

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The part-time course will start on February 28, and lasts for 16 weeks, from 10am-2.30pm, two days a week.

It includes painting, decorating, artexing, glazing, wallpapering and specialist decorative finishes.

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