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.

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C5341

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 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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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C6134

  • Start Date 02 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 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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Asian Bridal Make-up

Course Code: C0636

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

You will develop skills to apply a full Asian bridal make-up to suit the individual’s needs during this course. There is a focus on developing your practical skills. Towards the end of the course, students will use adornments and dress to create an overall bridal make-up look. This course is appropriate for anyone who has […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5715

  • 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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Beauty

Course Code: C5718

  • Start Date 20 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 10 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 every day skin care routine through […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5719

  • 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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Beginners Guide to Song-Writing

Course Code: C5306

  • Start Date 26 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.25 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. This is a six-week evening course for beginners. It will give you some solid hints and tips on writing songs and is delivered from our facilities at Abbey Park campus. This course doesn’t lead to a formal qualification which means there is a relaxed approach in class and […]

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Computer Games Programming

Course Code: C5464

  • Start Date 26 Apr 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course provides you with the knowledge and experience of using Unity Engine to develop computer games. Currently, Unity and Unreal Engine are the two leading environments of developing a game. Unity is easy to use and is customisable. It can render in 2D and 3D and incorporates C and Javascript. This is a […]

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Computing for Beginners

Course Code: C5469

  • Start Date 09 Jan 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The course is for adults aged 19+. This computing for beginners course encompasses learning Office packages to include: Word processing, Spreadsheets, Using the Internet, email and basic computing skills. The course will be in the classroom with high specification machines. You will cover all the basic skills needed in office applications. This is a good […]

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