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.

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 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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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 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 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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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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Basic Body and Paint Repair for Beginners

Course Code: C5458

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 Jan 2020
  • 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 body and paint repairs, one evening a week for three hours. The course is taught on Tuesday evening at our Abbey Park campus. The course is designed for those who wish to gain the basic knowledge and skills […]

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