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.

Leicester College Community Allotment – C1988

Course Code: C1988

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 17 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables. A rare opportunity to experience having your own allotment but with the support of a tutor and without the commitment of ownership.

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Dress Making Advanced level 1 – C1101

Course Code: C1101

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Discover how to use industrial equipment to make children's clothing using professional techniques during this short, part-time course. Perfect as a stepping stone towards a career in the fashion industry or simply to learn a new skill as a hobby. For adults aged 19 and over only.

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Develop your First Mobile App – C5468

Course Code: C5468

Key Information

  • Start Date 08 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    14.45 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will teach you how to develop your first app. Mobile development is the future of personal computing.This course will introduce you to the variety of technologies and platforms including Android and iOS. At the end of the course you will be able to install your own app (android) on your mobile device. This […]

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IT User Skills ITQ Award level 2 – C6130

Course Code: C6130

Key Information

  • Start Date 22 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is for any one who is 19+ to develop their IT user skills. If you know what career you want to follow and are ready for full-time learning at level 1, this level will allow you to progress your skills further in your chosen subject and can also include work placements. This course runs […]

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Digital Photography Summer – C6259

Course Code: C6259

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Getting started in photography can be nerve wrecking, you may not understand the technical terms or how to use the camera to create artistic photographs. Our course is design to inspire you to develop the knowledge and confidence to take photos at a professional level. You’ll have access to our outstanding facilities to aid your learning, whilst learning the technical aspects of photography.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – C5261

Course Code: C5261

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Introduction to Abode Photoshop is a fantastic course opportunity for those wanting to progress into a creative role or enhance their current skill set. Covering a wide range of basic skills we will help you develop your confidence to use the tools within the programme and knowledge on editing photographs to a professional level

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Gel Nails – C6540

Course Code: C6540

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 May 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Whether your studying as a hobby or trialing the course as a potential career change, our gel nails course will inspire you to get creative. Learn about the theory and practice your practical work in our working salon. Our short course is a real treat to use personally or enhance your beauty knowledge.

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Studio Photography level 1 – C1225

Course Code: C1225

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 May 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Leicester College has a long history of teaching digital photography, printing, design, and online editing and publishing courses. Our professional studio, darkrooms, and digital editing suites (alongside the lecturers and supervisors ) provide outstanding facilities for full and part-time students. Lighting, ratios, exposure, light meters, and all other photography elements associated with studio photography will […]

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Construction Skills Extended Certificate level 1 (Evenings) – C6287

Course Code: C6287

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This one year 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 […]

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