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.

Pattern Cutting for Beginners level 1

Course Code: C1017

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

An ideal course with a start from scratch approach to developing patterns for garments

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Women’s Trousers level 1

Course Code: C1103

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Are you looking to develop your industry skills and knowledge in women’s trouser and pattern making? This seven-week course gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of industrial equipment to develop your skills to produce a garment using professional techniques. Intended as a part-time hobby course […]

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Asian Bridal Hair

Course Code: C4559

Key Information

  • Start Date 26 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 03 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 an […]

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Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance for Beginners

Course Code: C5457

Key Information

  • Start Date 28 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. This is a eight-week part-time beginners’ course in motor vehicle maintenance. The course is taught on Monday evening at our Abbey Park campus. The course is designed for those who wish to gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be able to maintain a motor vehicle. It […]

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Return to Learn Sport

Course Code: C2789

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course uses sport as a tool to deliver functional skills in practical environment. You will work towards improving your functional skills at entry level and also benefit from the opportunity to play a team game. The course also requires you to take part in a volunteering programme where you will be asked to work […]

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Course Code: C5166

Key Information

  • Start Date 31 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 history of teaching digital printing and online editing and publishing courses. This is a five week/15 hour Adobe Photoshop course introducing you to the basic tools, techniques and processes in photo retouching and photo montaging. It is primarily for those who have limited […]

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Asian Bridal Make-up

Course Code: C0636

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

With expert teaching and an industry standard learning environment, this hobby course has the potential to lead you into a new career in the make up industry. From simple to glamorous looks, the skills and knowledge from this hobby course has the potential to take you in a new direction.

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Embroidery

Course Code: C1445

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our hobby course in embroidery will inspire you to get creative by learning a new skills set which can help you at home or may inspire you to learn more and prompt a career change. Working with a variety of materials and with expert tutors you will gain confidence and knowledge to create amazing pieces of work.

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