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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.

Construction Skills Extended Certificate level 1 (Evenings) – C6287

Course Code: C6287

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • 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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Return to Learn Sport – C2789

Course Code: C2789

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Work towards Maths and English qualifications in a practical learning environment using sport as a learning theme. Take part in a volunteering programme where you will be asked to work with other learners as a mentor and learn how to mentor young learners as you develop your own skills and gain valuable experience for your future career pathways.

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Pattern Cutting for Beginners level 1 – C1017

Course Code: C1017

Key Information

  • Start Date 21 Sep 2020
  • 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 – C1103

Course Code: C1103

Key Information

  • Start Date 22 Sep 2020
  • 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 – C4559

Course Code: C4559

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Oct 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 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 – C6305

Course Code: C6305

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Oct 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Broaden your knowledge of digital photography and progress your career or personal aspirations with this part-time course. Our expert teaching staff will support you with completing on-going assignment tasks in our outstanding creative facilities. You will develop your confidence in using digital cameras, editing software and darkrooms to produce professional skills in photography.

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Computing level 1 – C5469

Course Code: C5469

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Oct 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 10 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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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – C5166

Course Code: C5166

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2020
  • 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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Pattern Cutting and Making for Dresses level 1 – C1160

Course Code: C1160

Key Information

  • Start Date 12 Jan 2021
  • 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 pattern cutting and making for dresses? 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 […]

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