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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 Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map 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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Introduction to Leather Crafts – C7466

Course Code: C7466

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 30 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This exciting 10-week programme will teach you the essentials of leather craft; from pattern creation to different types of leather and decorative techniques. Upon completion, you will be making a range of impressive leather products using specialist hand tools, patterns and techniques, which you can expand on at home or across more advanced courses.

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Computing for beginners – C5469

Course Code: C5469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Oct 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Computers are becoming a life skill that no one can live without, this course is designed to give you the basic knowledge when using a computer device. You will develop your confidence and knowledge using Microsoft Office products including Word and learn how to email and use spreadsheets as part of this course.

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Digital Photography – C6305

Course Code: C6305

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Oct 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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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Pattern Cutting for Beginners level 1 – C1017

Course Code: C1017

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 25 Oct 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

An ideal course with a start-from-scratch approach to developing patterns for garments. Expand your skills and grow your love for pattern cutting and textiles during this part-time hobby course.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – C5166

Course Code: C5166

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 28 Oct 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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 Start Date 10 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Learn the basics of pattern cutting and how to produce your own garments with this unique seven-week, part-time hobby course. Using professional techniques and a wide range of industrial equipment, find your inspiration to head towards a new career path or other part time courses we offer at the college.

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Studio Photography – C7463

Course Code: C7463

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 13 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Develop the different techniques to help you become a successful photographer. Whether this short course supports your career or personal development, we will focus on studio photography in our professional suites at the college. From software to lighting, our experienced lecturers will deliver workshops covering all aspects including lighting, exposure, flash meters, and more.

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Digital Photography – C6133

Course Code: C6133

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 20 Jan 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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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