Upcoming Weekend DIY Course Dates

We have recently started to run some Weekend DIY Courses.

At the moment we are only running Nailing it! DIY Fundamentals courses at weekends. We plan to add to this in the future, but want to find out what days and times work best for people.

Numbers are limited, and booking will be on a first-come -first-served basis. All the Workshops have a waiting list, so if you find that a date you want is already fully-booked, please add your name to the waiting list, as peoples’ circumstances change, and we do have cancellations.

We are updating our calendar all the time, so please check back or Join our Mailing List for updates.

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What our customers say….

EXCELLENT
17 reviews on
Helen Mistry
Helen Mistry
04/05/2024
I attended the Nailing It Beginner's DIY course yesterday and really enjoyed it. It gave me confidence in understanding which tools I really need and which ones I can now get rid of from the collection I have as well as understanding how to hammer, drill and saw. Thank you Caroline for such an interesting morning.
Mandy Towler
Mandy Towler
27/04/2024
I recently attended two classes as I was fed up with not feeling confident enough to try simple DIY tasks myself. I booked onto 'Nailing it' and 'Drill down into drilling'. Caroline was really patient,informative and helpful and I came away ready to start tackling these jobs myself. I will definitely be booking onto the next class.
Tracey K
Tracey K
13/04/2024
What a great training session💯I did Nailing it! Back to basics - hammer-screwdrivers, screws, sawing, drills-Drills -what does a hammer drill do, what are the settings . What do I consider buying? What do I need to get started? I had hands on experience, great to practice and learn techniques that made using the tools efficiently. It’s not brute strength, it really is technique! Very inclusive and a safe space to ask those questions ✅ I learned what to use, when to use, why to use …and also practiced how to use. What do I need? I feel very confident in tackling my DIY. Caroline has many years of experience and uses her real life experiences for the training. Highly recommend this training as a great starting point and save money by DIY instead of paying for a handy person- DIY don’t do that😁
Anna Lewis
Anna Lewis
01/04/2024
I attended the 'Nailing It' beginners DIY course, which was excellent. Really informative, just the right balance of knowledge-sharing and practical hands-on learning. Everything was very friendly and non-intimidating! I feel that I know so much more now, and have booked on to the follow-up course.
Nikki Markham David
Nikki Markham David
26/03/2024
Brilliant course! Learning all the tools for beginners, I look forward to their next course DIY Next Steps, Caroline is very clear + patient 😊
Ali Cook
Ali Cook
18/03/2024
I've now been to two bePractical courses - the beginner's plumbing and the 'Nailing It' DIY course. I've learnt so much in just a few hours and it's enabled me to drill to put up my own pictures, shown me how to use different tools for the right jobs and really boosted my confidence in my ability to be able to do basic jobs around the house. The courses are suitable for total beginners like me and then you can move on to the next level courses. Many of them are just half a day and I guarantee you'll be rushing home to try out your skills!
Shifty Singer
Shifty Singer
11/03/2024
I would just like to say a massive thank you to Caroline and especially Simon for giving me the opportunity to attend their plumbing courses. I need to update some of my radiators at home and after receiving several extortionate quotes from plumbers came across these courses and thought, what have I got to lose by doing the course. The very least I will have learnt enough to be able to talk to plumbers with some degree of knowledge I thought. However, the course was so hands on that I’m confident about replacing the radiators myself plus have future knowledge of pipework to be able to maintain or repair any future problems I have, or at least have a go. Would thoroughly recommend these courses to anyone.
Kate Butler
Kate Butler
07/03/2024
Can’t recommend Be practical enough. Caroline and Simon make you feel at home immediately. There’s no judgement at all, just really useful advice and information. Not an iota of mansplaining in sight. I’m looking forward to the next session, and I’ll definitely be signing up for further classes.
Kam Scott
Kam Scott
07/02/2024
I have attended two half-day courses at bePractical now and cannot recommend them highly enough. I was a complete DIY beginner when I went for the first time (DIY fundamentals course) and left feeling so empowered! As a result, I booked back in for a drilling workshop, which was equally as great. Caroline and Simon are both really knowledgable and make DIY accessible and completely un-intimidating. Both times I've attended, there's been a real friendly and welcoming environment and they are happy to answer any questions you might have - and that also goes beyond the workshop. Thank you!
Aksha Ramaesh
Aksha Ramaesh
05/02/2024
These courses are fantastic! They’ve got lots of hands-on practice and crucially, lots of problem-solving to do, that can then be applied to your own home. Having attended just two of the plumbing workshops, I got some advice from Simon and replaced our poorly fitting Ikea sink waste and drainage with a lovely new McAlpine set (that shows no signs of leaking so far!)