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Handyman Courses

For any individual who is interested in picking up home repair DIY skills, this is for you. We design our Handyman courses to empower learners to acquire practical DIY skills applicable in any context, delivering the most significant impact through step-by-step concept understanding and hands-on activities.

SkillsFuture and the National Silver Academy (NSA) heavily subsidise these courses.


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Handyman: Electrical Appliance Repair (EAR)

In this 7-hour course, participants will gain a basic understanding of how appliances work and be able to identify electrical risks. They will also learn how to diagnose and make any necessary electrical repairs connected to that appliance. These practical technical skills will allow participants to stay relevant in present-day society, where electronics consumption and breakdown occurrences will only increase. Participants will also be able to serve the community and find employment with these skills.
You Will Learn How To:
- Repair Electrical Appliances Safely
- Diagnose Electrical Faults
- Use Tools & Equipment: Multimeter, Test Pen, etc
- Repair Motor Appliances: Fans, Blenders, etc.
- Repair Heat Appliances like Irons, Toasters, Ovens, etc.

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704 OR
City Sprouts, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility
$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens



* - Mandarin-assisted facilitation:
We will provide course notes in Chinese, and a Mandarin-speaking support facilitator will be in the class. Please note that the class will be conducted in English.

授课语言:英语,备有中文讲义,现场会有通晓华语之助理,解答有关课程与实习上的问题

Handyman: Home Electrical Repair (HER)

In this 7-hour course, participants will learn how to replace lighting systems by converting regular lamps to LED lights. Participants will also learn to replace wall electrical outlets, run cabling, and install lamp fixtures and light switches. With these skills, participants can tackle the most common home electrical repairs.
You will learn to:
- Carry Out Home Electrical Repairs Safely
- Use Proper Tools For Electrical Repairs
- Repair Home Electrical Fixtures, Lights, Switches, Sockets, etc
- Convert Old Type Lamps To LED

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704 OR
City Sprouts, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility
$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Handyman: Basic Electronic Repair (BER) NEW!

In this 7-hour course, participants will learn how to identify electronic components, test their integrity, purchase these components and replace them. This is the basic course into the workings of various types of electronic components used in various electronics found in household appliances and devices. This course prepares the participant to pick up more focused repairs for future higher-level courses.
You will learn to:
- Check The Integrity Of Basic Electronic Components
- Diagnose Basic Electronic Circuit
- Identify Faulty Components
- Repair A Basic Electronic Board

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility

Note: Participants must possess basic electrical knowledge and a good set of repair skills including using basic tools like solder irons and multimeters or have completed Electrical Appliance Repair course

$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Handyman: Home Repair & Maintenance (HRM)

In this 7-hour course, participants will experience power drills and in-home repairs with different materials. They will learn to drill through wood tiles, metal, plastic, and concrete. They will get to install fixtures and screws with wall plugs, replace tiles, and patch concrete holes. Participants will also learn how to change various locks and install and adjust cabinet hinges. Learning these skills allows you to make simple repairs at home without waiting for or paying service members.
You will learn to:
- Repair Simple Household Things Safely
- Use Power Drill On Various Materials
- Change Different Types Of Door Locks
- Replace Broken Tiles
- Fix and Adjust Cabinet Hinges

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704 OR
City Sprouts, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility
$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens



* - Mandarin-assisted facilitation:
We will provide course notes in Chinese, and a Mandarin-speaking support facilitator will be in the class. Please note that the class will be conducted in English.

授课语言:英语,备有中文讲义,现场会有通晓华语之助理,解答有关课程与实习上的问题

Handyman: Plumbing, Drywall & Adhesives (PDA)

In this 7-hour course, participants will learn to tackle various plumbing problems like changing and maintaining faucets, clearing drainage chokes, installing faucet attachments, plastic pipe installations, toilet flush systems, etc. Participants will learn to install fixtures on dry walls and understand the applications of adhesives. By learning these skills, participants can tackle common plumbing challenges, install drywall structures, and fix things with adhesives.
You will learn to:
- Fix Basic Plumbing
- Repair And Install Faucets
- Install/Fix Fixtures Onto Drywalls
- Proper Use Of Adhesives

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704 OR
City Sprouts, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility
$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Handyman: Furniture & Fabric Fixes (FFF)

In this 7-hour course, participants will learn to fix common problems with their furniture and fabrics. This course teaches basic quality fixes for strengthening unstable furniture, replacing knobs and handles, installing new cabinet and drawer locks, fixing and adjusting hinges, refurbishing furniture surfaces, etc.
You will learn to
- Sew Basic Hand Stitches, Buttons and Accessories
- Use Basic Sewing Machine Functions
- Wood Joining

In fabric repair, participants will learn basic skills to mend common types of fabric materials by learning basic skills in hand sewing, installing eyelets and other accessories, and other valuable tools to repair bags, tents, attire, cushions, etc.

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility
$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Handyman: Fabric Repair (Level 2) (SW2) NEW!

In this 7-hour course, participants with basic fabric repair skills can join, as we will introduce basic repair for various fabric types. These include replacing elastic bands and eyelets, applique sewing, hemming, darning, zip replacement, and repairs. With the skills from this course, learners can apply basic sewing skills to fix common problems with everyday fabric. They will gain more in-depth knowledge about selecting fabric accessories and using a sewing machine.

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility

Note: Participants need to have basic Fabric Repair knowledge or have completed the Furniture and Fabric Fixes course

$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Handyman: Furniture Repair (Level 2) (FF2) NEW!

In this 7-hour course, participants with basic wood furniture repair skills can further their knowledge to cover more innovative types of repairs. We will cover surface repairs, staining, and protective coating, focusing on minor furniture repairs. By the end of the course, participants will be able to apply basic wood repair skills to fix common furniture damages.

Language
English

Venue
Community Lab@UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704

Duration
7 hours (10am – 5pm)

Fee and Eligibility

Note: Participants should possess basic woodworking skills or have completed Furniture and Fabric Fixes course

$190 - Everyone
$38 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

 

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$152 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $38 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Handyman: Digital Readiness & Production (DRP)

In this 3-session course, participants will acquire the knowledge to use digital platforms to learn and communicate ideas and be exposed to basic digital design skills in 3D design. Participants will learn how to use accessible design tools to create useful products like gears, enclosures, simple gadgets, etc., and to fabricate what they have designed with 3D printers.
You will learn to:
- Design 3D Objects Referring To Actual Items
- Work in groups in-person as well as online
- Prepare Designs For 3D Prints
- Troubleshoot 3D Print Issues
- Present Your Project And Discuss
Note: Participants are welcome to print at our lab after the course.

Language
English

Venue
Sessions 1 & 3: Community Lab @ UWCSEA, 1 Tampines Street 73 #B1-D119, Singapore 528704
Session 2: Online via Zoom

Duration
14 Hours over 3 sessions

  • Session 1: 7 hours (10am – 5pm)
  • Session 2: 2 hours (7pm – 9pm)
  • Session 3: 5 hours (10am – 3pm)

Fee and Eligibility
$450 – Everyone
$90 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$360 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $90 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Requirement for the class
Participants must possess Basic Computer Literacy, as well as the following equipment (will NOT be provided by organiser):

  • Smartphone with front and back cameras
  • Laptop (running Windows 10 and above, or Mac OS 10.10 and above) equipped with a mouse with scroll wheel and with the following apps/programs installed:
    • WhatsApp on smartphone and laptop
    • Telegram on smartphone and laptop
    • Zoom on laptop

Mental Well-Being: Riding The Waves Of Change Smiling (MWB)

Discover how to strengthen your mental resilience and well-being, which are essential for successful ageing. Join us to learn about mental well-being and the common issues affecting it. In our daily lives, we may face stressors that affect our ability to experience life positively and could increase our vulnerability to mental health difficulties. Through experiential learning, this course will help you learn practical tips to enhance and maintain your mental well-being.

Language
English

Venue
Online class

Duration
7 hours (9am – 4pm)

Fee and Eligibility $100 - Everyone
$20 – SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above (after subsidy)

SkillsFuture Credit
Eligible for Singapore Citizens

National Silver Academy Subsidy Eligibility
$80 subsidy for SG Citizens & PR aged 50 and above

Balance $20 payable in Cash or by SkillsFuture Credit claim for eligible SG Citizens

Address

Climate Adaptation Lab

#03-02 Pines Industrial Building,

240 Macpherson Road, Singapore 348574

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