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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.

Crochet Christmas Decorations – C7871

Course Code: C7871

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 28 Nov 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 weeks

Get into the crafting spirit and learn how to crochet your own Christmas decorations on this fun, short course.

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Crochet Christmas Decorations – Snowflakes, Angels Stars – C7872

Course Code: C7872

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 02 Dec 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week

Get your creativity flowing and make your own decorations for Christmas.

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Cake Decorating – Decorate Your Own Christmas Cake – C7866

Course Code: C7866

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Dec 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    8 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week

A 2 day workshop where you will learn to finish off your Christmas and bring to life the festive spirit. Ideal if you have already baked your own Christmas cake. You will make decorations using handmade modelling techniques to make a Christmas tree, snowman, and Santa hats. You will also use cutters to make decorations such as holly leaves and berries, poinsettia and a Christmas rose.

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Cake Decorating – Decorate Your Own Christmas Cake – C7869

Course Code: C7869

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Dec 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 weeks
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

A 2 day workshop where you will learn to finish off your Christmas and bring to life the festive spirit. Ideal if you have already baked your own Christmas cake. You will make decorations using handmade modelling techniques to make a Christmas tree, snowman, and Santa hats. You will also use cutters to make decorations such as holly leaves and berries, poinsettia and a Christmas rose.

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Crochet Christmas Decorations – Rudolf the Reindeer – C7873

Course Code: C7873

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Dec 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    4 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Learn how to crochet your very own Rudolf the Reindeer, which will make the perfect decoration or gift for a friend or family member.

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Flower Arranging (Christmas Designs) – C7870

Course Code: C7870

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 12 Dec 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week

Create your own beautiful Christmas floral decorations, that you can use in your own home or give to friends and family as gifts.

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Leathercraft – Functional items – C7809

Course Code: C7809

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Jan 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A 7 week programme learning all about leather craft, you will get to learn about types of leather how it is produced and how it is used. You will learn about pattern production and prototype including different ways to manipulate leather including health and safety essential.

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Leathercraft – Functional items – C7815

Course Code: C7815

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Jan 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Following Introduction to Leathercraft, you may have the thirst to learn more - join us on our advanced course to develop your skillset further and turn a hobby into a career. Taught by industry experts in our fully-equipped workshops you'll be working hands-on to create beautiful pieces of art.

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Dresses level 1 – C1160

Course Code: C1160

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Jan 2023
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 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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