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.

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C5341

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2019
  • 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 graphic programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps and other vector graphic-based design. This […]

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Asian Bridal Hair

Course Code: C4559

  • Start Date 27 Sep 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 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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Asian Bridal Make-up

Course Code: C4612

  • Start Date 01 Nov 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Learners will develop skills to apply a full Asian bridal make up to suit the individuals needs . There will be a focus on developing practical skills within this course. This course is appropriate for anyone who has an interest in Asian bridal make up or would like to freshen up their skills.

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Basic Body and Paint Repair for Beginners

Course Code: C5458

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for adults only: (19+), and runs from September to October. It is a part-time beginners’ course in motor vehicle body and paint repairs, one evening a week for 3 hours. The course is taught on Tuesday evening at our Abbey Park campus. The course is designed for those who wish to gain […]

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Basic Motor Vehicle Maintenance for Beginners

Course Code: C5457

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2018
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a seven-week part-time beginners’ course in motor vehicle maintenance. It is only for adults aged 19+. The course is taught in the evening at our Abbey Park campus. The course is designed for those who wish to gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be able to maintain a motor vehicle. It […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5715

  • Start Date 20 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5718

  • Start Date 20 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic every day skin care routine through […]

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Beauty

Course Code: C5719

  • Start Date 15 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

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Beginners Guide to Song-Writing

Course Code: C5306

  • Start Date 26 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.25 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a six-week evening course for beginners. It will give you some solid hints and tips on writing songs, and is delivered from our facilities at Abbey Park campus. This course doesn t lead to a formal qualification which means there is a relaxed approach in class and no formal assessment.

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