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Hobby and Interest Courses

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 and Making for Dresses level 1 – C1160

Course Code: C1160

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Learn the basics of pattern cutting and how to produce your own garments with this unique seven-week, part-time hobby course. Using professional techniques and a wide range of industrial equipment, find your inspiration to head towards a new career path or other part time courses we offer at the college.

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Studio Photography – C7463

Course Code: C7463

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 13 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Develop the different techniques to help you become a successful photographer. Whether this short course supports your career or personal development, we will focus on studio photography in our professional suites at the college. From software to lighting, our experienced lecturers will deliver workshops covering all aspects including lighting, exposure, flash meters, and more.

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Digital Photography – C6133

Course Code: C6133

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 20 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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 learners. This course is an […]

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Introduction to Leather Crafts – C7608

Course Code: C7608

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 27 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

An exciting course introducing and advancing skills in the production of items made of leather.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – C5166

Course Code: C5166

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Feb 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners – C5341

Course Code: C5341

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 24 Feb 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Interested in graphics or improving your skill set with Adobe products? Join us for this short part-time programme to learn the basics of Illustrator. From designing your own website, graphics or logos this course will give you the knowledge to fly solo as a freelance designer or further study into other Adobe design software.

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Digital Photography – C7465

Course Code: C7465

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 31 Mar 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Having a taste of a course will help you decide if you want to pursue it as a hobby or career. Our short course in digital photography will expose you to the techniques and skills to be a successful photographer. You will learn how to use darkrooms, digital software and editing in our professional facilities.

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Bridal Make Up – C0636

Course Code: C0636

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 28 Apr 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map 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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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – C5261

Course Code: C5261

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 28 Apr 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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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