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Part-time Adult Learning

If you’re looking for a part-time course that gives you skills you to add to your CV, enriches your social life, furthers an interest, or keeps your hand in with learning, then you’ve come to the right place.

These courses are best suited to adults aged 19 or over, and many will be fully funded (subject to eligibility criteria). We run courses at various community venues and at some of our campuses.

Ready to dip your toe in the water?

You could choose a short taster programme to introduce you to a subject area. This would be a great starting point if you want to go on to study at a higher level. We also have more advanced courses in some subjects.

You can browse the courses below. Whatever you choose, you’ll be joining a friendly and supportive group, with like-minded people and a helpful tutor, so you’re sure to feel right at home!

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Part-time Adult Learning but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Art with Upcycled Materials for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

This course will appeal to students who are interested in using alternative materials and methods to create art.

British Sign Language for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great introduction to British Sign Language.

Cake Decoration for Beginners - Part-time

This course will give an introduction to cake decorating, using a variety of techniques to create a professional finish to your cakes to wow family and friends.

Cake Decoration for Improvers - Part-time

This course will focus on developing cake decorating skills to produce a professional finish.

Ceramics - Beginners - Part-time

Our beginners ceramics course is based at Nottingham Ceramics School and is aimed at complete beginners and those who wish to refresh the basics.

Ceramics - Make a Garden Pot - Part-time

This is a lovely way to be introduced to the coiling method of Handbuilding.

Ceramics - Throwing - Part-time

If this is a method you have wanted to try, or improve on your technique, this is your opportunity.

Ceramics for Beginners - Part-time

If this is a creative area you have wanted to try, or improve on, this is your opportunity

Ceramics Studio Practice - Part-time

This course is aimed at advanced level learners who have good ceramic experience, who wish to develop their own ceramic practice and for those who have attended previous courses.

Christmas Scene using Mixed Media - Part-time

Learn a range of hand embroidery stitches and appliqué to create a wall hanging for Christmas.

Computers for Beginners - Part-time

On this course you will gain a basic knowledge of computers in a relaxed environment. It is suitable for complete beginners

Computers for Improvers - Part-time

On this course you will increase your knowledge of Microsoft Word in a relaxed environment.

Confidence (Introduction) - Part-time

The emphasis of this confidence building course is to develop inner confidence.

Counselling for Beginners - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in gaining an awareness of the core counselling skills.

Counselling for Improvers - Part-time

This course is structured to be a follow-on to the first course but would also stand alone if you have some knowledge of this or a related subject, for example, you may be a support work worker.

Creative Writing for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great introduction to Creative Writing.

Drawing and Painting - Part-time

This course is aimed at beginners and learners interested in improving and developing their skills in drawing and painting techniques.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.

Experimental Drawing - Florals - Part-time

This one day workshop explores several interesting creative techniques to make drawings inspired by plants and flowers. The techniques are simple but effective so it is suitable for anyone

Experimental Painting and Drawing - Part-time

If you are interested in creative drawing practice and combining painting with a more experimental approach to using a variety of media, such as collage, print transfer, this course is for you.

Eyelash Extensions and Perming for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to extend and perm eyelashes using a variety of techniques. This course is for women only.

Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2) - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who works with food and has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Hairdressing for Beginners - Part-time

Learn the basics of hairdressing in this interesting and fun class that is for women only.

Introduction to Drawing - Part-time

This relaxed and practical workshop where you will gain confidence and a sense of achievement as you produce your drawings

Introduction to Microsoft Office - Part-time

This course is for those who wish to learn the basics of Word 2016 and Excel 2016.

IT for Beginners - Part-time

This course is for those who have little of no computer experience and would like to learn in a relaxed environment.

IT for Improvers - Part-time

This is a follow on course from the IT for Beginners.

Life Skills and Wellbeing (Introduction/Improvers) - Part-time

If you are looking to improve your personal/life skills and gain greater self confidence and personal awareness then this course could be for you.

Lino Printing - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning the technique of lino printing. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience and would like to refresh and practice your skills this is the course for…

Microsoft Units: Excel (Level 1) - Part-time

This course will consolidate existing knowledge of Microsoft Excel at Level 1.

Microsoft Units: Word Processing and Powerpoint (Level 1) - Part-time

This course consolidates your existing knowledge of Microsoft Word and introduces PowerPoint Skills.

Pampering and Relaxation Techniques for Beginners - Part-time

If you are looking to improve your personal/life skills and gain greater self confidence and personal awareness then this course could be for you.

Self Care and Relaxation - Part-time

If you are looking to improve your personal/life skills and gain greater self confidence and personal awareness then this course could be for you.

Sewing for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment and is suitable for beginners or improvers.

Sewing Skills: Bag Making - Part-time

Learn how to put your sewing machine skills into action whilst making a range of different bags!

Spanish for Beginners - Part-time

This course is aimed at beginners with an interest in the language or culture of a Spanish speaking country.

Spanish for Improvers - Part-time

This course is perfect for people who have followed a beginners course or if you are returning to the study of Spanish.

Stained Glass - Introduction - Part-time

Learn the techniques and skills of stained glass crafts, working with coloured glass, copper foil and solder.

Techniques for Stitch - Part-time

Discover the joys of embroidery using different stitches, fabrics and threads on this short course.

Universal Credits for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

If you are looking to improve your job opportunities and preparing for the government universal credit system then this course is for you.

Work Club - Introduction - Part-time

This is a weekly course for students who are looking for employment and would like help with applying for jobs and interview techniques.

Work Club for Improvers - Part-time

This is a weekly course for students who are looking for employment and would like help with applying for jobs and interview techniques.

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