4N3774 – QQI level 4
Home Repair & Maintenance

Course Aim

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work under supervision and with others to carry home repairs and maintenance so as to increase their skill set and employability.

Outline of Course

  • Unit 1: Painting & Decorating
  • Unit 2 : Tiling
  • Unit 3 : Plumbing
  • Unit 4 : Electricity
  • Unit 5 : Health & Safety



Course is run over 5 days and is best run in conjunction with local community/ school projects



QQI level 4 Component Certificate issued to all on successful completion.


Learning Outcomes:

Learners will be able to:

  • Know the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees as specified in current health and safety at work legislation
  • Recognise common hazards symbols and labels and identify the adverse physical, chemical, biological and psychological effects of common hazards on the human body
  • Identify various fittings and materials used in domestic plumbing
  • Identify the location of various key elements within main water supply 2
  • Identify water storage equipment used in domestic plumbing
  • Identify various cables used in domestic wiring
  • Assess colour wheels and discuss primary and secondary, warm and cold, dark and light
  • Make joints using compression and soldered fittings
  • Cut and bend pipes using appropriate tools
  • Fit or replace water stop cock and ballcock, Repair or install tap washers
  • Perform mixing, application and cleaning of grout ,
  • Fix plasterboards and apply bonding and skim coat
  • Apply emulsion and oil based paints using brush and roller with cut in
  • Use a level line, plumb line and spacers to achieve accuracy in the tiling finish
  • Measure, assess and prepare surfaces of an area in preparation for tiling
  • Apply adhesive, primers and silicone to fix tiles and trims
  • Utilise a range of tools used in tiling to include tile cutter, drills, mixing paddles and grinders
  • Connect waste fittings to sink and use appropriate glue to make connections in waste pipe
  • Fit waste trap and make connections from toilet pan using multiwick
  • Wire a plug top according to correct colour codes
  • Fit and connect socket outlets, light switch and light fittings
  • Prepare an area prior to painting and carry out repairs, filing and sanding
  • Carry out safe and proper use of all power tools and show care for maintenance of tools and equipment.


We are a family run Health and safety training business in operation since 2015 providing high quality health and safety training courses in Munster and nationwide. All our training courses are industry tailored & learner focused. We offer individual, group rates, and on site training for businesses run by health and safety professionals.