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.

Embroidery

Course Code: C1445

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our hobby course in embroidery will inspire you to get creative by learning a new skills set which can help you at home or may inspire you to learn more and prompt a career change. Working with a variety of materials and with expert tutors you will gain confidence and knowledge to create amazing pieces of work.

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Dresses level 1

Course Code: C1160

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 Jan 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 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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Pattern Cutting and Making for Menswear level 1

Course Code: C1019

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 Jan 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 Menswear garments? 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 you may feel […]

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Asian Bridal Hair

Course Code: C4559

Key Information

  • Start Date 15 Jan 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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Just Jewellery

Course Code: C5163

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

With our industry led support this course will help you develop the skills and knowledge required for jewellery making. You may be interested in this as a hobby or it may help you kick start a new career into a creative field.

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Digital Photography

Course Code: C6133

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Jan 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 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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Studio Photography

Course Code: C6128

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The UK’s audio-visual sector is already the largest in Europe. At Leicester College, we have a long history of teaching digital photography, printing, design and online editing as well as publishing courses. Our professional studios, darkrooms, and digital editing suites (alongside the lecturers and supervisors ) provide outstanding facilities for full-time and part-time students.

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C5341

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 Feb 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 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 graphics programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners' level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps and other vector graphics-based design.

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Childrenswear level 1

Course Code: C1101

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Discover how to use industrial equipment to make children's clothing using professional techniques during this short, part-time course. Perfect as a stepping stone towards a career in the fashion industry or simply learn a new skill as a hobby. For adults ages 19 and over only.

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