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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.

Develop your First Mobile App – C5468

Course Code: C5468

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Apr 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    14.45 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will teach you how to develop your first app. Mobile development is the future of personal computing.This course will introduce you to the variety of technologies and platforms including Android and iOS. At the end of the course you will be able to install your own app (android) on your mobile device. This […]

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners – C5341

Course Code: C5341

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 22 Apr 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Interested in graphics or improving your skill set with Adobe products? Join us for this short part-time programme to learn the basics of Illustrator 2017. From designing your own website, graphics or logos this course will give you the knowledge to fly solo as a freelance designer or further study into other Adobe design software.

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Asian Bridal Make-up – C0636

Course Code: C0636

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 22 Apr 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

With expert teaching and an industry standard learning environment, this hobby course has the potential to lead you into a new career in the make up industry. From simple to glamorous looks, the skills and knowledge from this hobby course has the potential to take you in a new direction.

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – C5261

Course Code: C5261

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 29 Apr 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Introduction to Abode Photoshop is a fantastic course opportunity for those wanting to progress into a creative role or enhance their current skill set. Covering a wide range of basic skills we will help you develop your confidence to use the tools within the programme and knowledge on editing photographs to a professional level

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Gel Nails – C6540

Course Code: C6540

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Jun 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 3 weeks
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Whether your studying as a hobby or trialing the course as a potential career change, our gel nails course will inspire you to get creative. Learn about the theory and practice your practical work in our working salon. Our short course is a real treat to use personally or enhance your beauty knowledge.

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Baking – C1482

Course Code: C1482

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 5 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Treat yourself to a course with a delicious outcome, you will have fun and work towards a new skill with weekly classes and different recipes. This course can even inspire you to turn what you learn into a business or simply enjoy a new hobby and meet new people.

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Baking – C1482

Course Code: C1482

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 5 weeks
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Treat yourself to a course with a delicious outcome, you will have fun and work towards a new skill with weekly classes and different recipes. This course can even inspire you to turn what you learn into a business or simply enjoy a new hobby and meet new people.

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Basic Skincare and Make-Up Online – C7277

Course Code: C7277

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.45 hours per week
  • duration Duration 8 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Join this weekly online course to learn the essential skills for applying make-up as well as understanding how to look after your skin. You will explore what the best methods are for your skin type as well as developing your chosen style and methods of application.

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Basic Skincare and Make-Up Online – C7277

Course Code: C7277

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.45 hours per week
  • duration Duration 8 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Join this weekly online course to learn the essential skills for applying make-up as well as understanding how to look after your skin. You will explore what the best methods are for your skin type as well as developing your chosen style and methods of application.

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