Hobby and Interest

Overview

We offer a variety of part time hobby and interest courses in the daytime and evenings for learners’ enjoyment and career progression. So whether you’re interested in dancing, ceramics, or learning to create a perfect up do with our talented hairdressing staff, we have something for you. Some courses are even free or offered at minimal cost, and range from short master classes held on one day to in-depth programmes which are taught over several weeks or more.

Who are Leicester College’s Hobby and Interest Courses For?

You will have to be at least 16 to take most of the courses, but generally courses don’t require previous qualifications or experience- just a genuine interest in the subject. We offer practical courses in subjects such as computing, business, DIY, and first aid, but many of the courses are more for your personal interest and enjoyment. You can take evening classes in creative fields such as photography, jewellery making, garment making, pattern cutting, cake decorating, and more. You can also learn professional skills such as how to develop a mobile app, using Dreamweaver, or food safety.

Further Information

Evening courses can offer the chance to build up a portfolio of work if you’re considering applying for a higher-level course in art, photography, or another creative subject. Some courses can also give you skills you need to progress in your current employment, or can simply offer you a taste of an interesting new subject – such as mehndi, pop music history, or sugarcrafts.

Call 0116 224 2240 or email for more information.

Beauty

Course Code: C5719

Key Information

  • Start Date 15 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5715

Key Information

  • Start Date 20 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Course Code: C5261

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Leicester College has a long history of teaching digital printing and online editing and publishing courses. This is a five week/15 hour Adobe Photoshop course for adults introducing you to the basic tools, techniques and processes in photo retouching and photo montaging. It is primarily […]

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C6134

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. The course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator 2017. This course is aimed at all those who want to learn the leading vector-based graphics programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners’ level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps […]

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English GCSE Adult Evening

Course Code: C6525

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a very fast paced, intensive course for 19+yrs adults who have not previously achieved an A* – C grade (or level 9-4) in GCSE English. This course is not intended to achieve a duplicate GCSE at a grade higher if you already have achieved a grade A* – C (or level 4). This […]

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Construction Skills Extended Certificate level 1 (Evenings)

Course Code: C6287

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+ wishing to gain some understanding and practical experience of the variety of trades in the construction industry. The qualification covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks and is suited to individuals who are interested in starting property maintenance and or DIY enthusiasts. The course is highly practical […]

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Leicester Works Programme – Supported Internship

Course Code: C0816

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course aims to improve the employment chances of people with a learning disability, as well as raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they recruit. We are committed to developing the skills needed to become a valued employee. You will work towards improving your maths, English and ICT skills […]

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Asian Bridal Hair

Course Code: C4559

Key Information

  • Start Date 27 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is a part-time course designed to provide you with the necessary skills to complete hair styling for an Asian bride. You will be encouraged to use your creative skills throughout the course and also to bring in adornments if possible to complete a final bridal look at the end of the course. This intermediate […]

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Digital Photography

Course Code: C6305

Key Information

  • Start Date 11 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Leicester College has a long tradition of teaching outstanding digital photography, printing, design, and online editing and publishing courses. Our professional studio, darkrooms and digital editing suites (along with a little help from lecturers and supervisors) provide outstanding facilities for full- and part-time students. This course is […]

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