Hobby and Interest

Overview

We offer a variety of 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 04 May 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

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 graphic programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps and other vector graphic-based design.

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Adobe Premiere Video Post-Production and Editing for Beginners

Course Code: C5342

  • Start Date 03 May 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will aims to improve beginners knowledge of Premiere for personal gain or for self improvement. The course covers a basic introduction to the key features of the software package to allow you to edit existing footage to produce a narrative piece, including sound and music effects, as well as basic title and graphic […]

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Asian Bridal Make-up

Course Code: C4612

  • Start Date 09 Nov 2017
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Learners will develop skills to apply a full Asian bridal make up to suit the individuals needs . There will be a focus on developing practical skills within this course. This course is appropriate for anyone who has an interest in Asian bridal make up or would like to freshen up their skills.

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Babysitting Award level 2

Course Code: C5323

  • Start Date 25 Sep 2017
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course provides an understanding of the skills needed when babysitting. It includes the babysitter’s responsibilities to the children they care for, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident prevention and safety. Although this short course does not qualify you to work in childcare settings, it will prepare you for future learning and training as […]

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Band Recording From Practice Room to Demo for Bands

Course Code: C5311

  • Start Date 19 Feb 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a six-week part-time beginners course in basic DIY recording taught from our Abbey Park campus facilities. Designed for beginners to recording using limited equipment, this course will give you the skills to use basic equipment to record your band in a rehearsal space. The course will show you how to record cheaply and […]

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Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Course Code: C5459

  • Start Date 23 Jan 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course runs from January to March. It is a part-time beginners’ course in Motor Vehicle Maintenance, one evening a week for 3 hours. The course is taught on Tuesday evenings at our Abbey Park campus, and will introduce you to Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance. The course is designed for those who wish to gain […]

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Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Course Code: C5457

  • Start Date 12 Sep 2017
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is an eight-week part-time beginners’ course in Motor Vehicle Maintenance. The course is taught on Thursday evenings at our Abbey Park campus, and will introduce you to Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance. The course is designed for those who wish to gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be able to maintain motor vehicle. […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5713

  • Start Date 20 Nov 2017
  • 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 everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5717

  • Start Date 22 Nov 2017
  • 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 everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

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