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Course Overview

Would you like to learn how to construct patios to a professional standard? If so, Access Training’s Patio Laying Course will suit you perfectly.

This course will teach you a range of essential patio laying techniques, such as:
  • Measuring up and marking out
  • Preparing the base and mortar
  • Laying slabs and filling gaps
  • Patio maintenance
This course is ideal for anyone who is planning to add a patio to their property and wishes to avoid the cost of hiring professional help. The skills taught on this course are also useful for builders and other tradespeople who are looking to offer their customers a wider range of services.

Who can take this course?

The patio laying course is open to all, regardless of background or prior experience. Even if you don’t know the first thing about patio construction at present, our expert teaching staff will help you to learn the ropes and reach the required standard.

Our training courses are available to all candidates over the age of 18, so no matter what background you come from, we would be more than happy to hear from you.

What will I get for completing this course?

Successful students will receive a City & Guilds certificate to serve as proof of the skills they have learned on our patio laying course. This certificate will allow you to demonstrate your expertise to potential clients if you wish to pursue patio construction in a professional capacity.

Areas covered

Here are the basic elements that you will cover on our patio laying course:
  • Measuring up
  • Marking out the patio
  • Preparing the base
  • Preparing bedding mortar
  • Laying paving slabs
  • Pointing (i.e. filling gaps between slabs)
  • Maintaining the patio
We can also cover the following more advanced units:
  • Different types of patio slabs and their uses
  • Constructing a solid, long-lasting patio base
  • Decorative bordering techniques
  • Pointing finishes
  • Coloured finishes
  • Incorporating patterns (e.g. diamonds, curved angles)

Progress routes

If, after you have completed the patio laying course, you wish to undertake further training, we can help you to add a variety of other disciplines to your skillset. Available options include:

Benefits of training with us

  • Our training facilities are second to none, and our centres are accessible from right across the UK
  • We offer flexible training programmes that allow you to work around your current commitments
  • Our teaching staff is composed of seasoned professionals with years of commercial experience in their respective trades
  • Our pass rates are the highest in the country for many courses
If you are interested in joining one of our patio laying courses, click here to get in touch with the Access Training team.
Not the right course?

If You’re Already a Certified Property Developer...

Don’t worry! As mentioned above, we have plenty of property development courses available for those with previous experience. As with any job role which requires a physical skill, there are new skills, techniques, methods and legislation that property developers constantly need to stay on top of. To gain further accreditation within your chosen field, or to brush up on the latest techniques in order to stay one step ahead of the competition, contact Access Training Academies today for your bespoke property development course.

Successful Students

“with their unique approach, backed up with really comprehensive and friendly approach of the tutors, I had no problems at all. If I ever got stuck they were there to help out.”
Sean Gully
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