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Part-time Adult Learning

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On one of our part-time courses you could get a new a skill, make new friends and have fun in the process!

We offer a wide range of courses from sewing for beginners to tarot card reading! Browse our courses below and see what you could achieve in the next 12 months!

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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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Advanced Sugar Craft - Part-time

This course is for improvers or advanced learners with previous cake decorating knowledge.

Alteration Skills for Beginners - Part-time

Learn to make to make alterations to garments using a sewing machine to make them fit better.

Angels and Fairies - Part-time

Delve into the fascinating world of angels and fairies and learn how they affect our lives.

Appliqué with Hand Sewing - Part-time

Create a range of different appliqué designs using the sewing machine and/or hand stitch.

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.

Assertiveness and Confidence Building - Part-time

Ever feel like you could be more assertive, or would you like to feel more confident and in control in certain situations?

Basic Car Maintenance - Part-time

If you are 19+ and want to learn how to repair your own vehicle, then this course could be for you!

Basic PC Maintenance - Part-time

Are you interested in learning how to upgrade your PC, or how to install a new operating system safely? This course will teach you about the inner workings of computers and how to get the best out of the machine…

Building Self Confidence - Part-time

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

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.

Cake Decoration for Improvers and Ideas for Selling Cakes From Home - Part-time

This course is perfect if you would like to improve your cake decoration skills and want to start selling them!

Ceramics - Throwing - Part-time

If you have ever wanted to try the main-hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling and slabbing with an emphasis on throwing on the potter’s wheel, then this is your chance.

Ceramics for Beginners - Part-time

Our beginners ceramics course is based at Stoney Street in the City Centre and is aimed at complete beginners and those who wish to refresh the basics.

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 - Part-time

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

Collage for Beginners - Part-time

If you are interested in learning the different ways you can create unique collages using variety of materials and techniques, then this course if for you!

Collage for Improvers - Part-time

This course is perfect if you would like to develop your basic collaging skills further.

Commercial Pattern Making Advanced - Part-time

Using commercial patterns, learn how to make an item of your choice.

Commercial Pattern Making for Beginners - Part-time

Have you ever wondered how to read and understand shop bought sewing patterns?Then this course could be for you!

Communication Skills - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone of limited reading and written English skills or if English is not your first language.

Completing Online Forms and Applications - Part-time

This course is designed to teach you how to complete online forms giving you the best possible chance of securing the job or loan or whatever it is you’re applying for, successfully.

Computing Skills for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

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

Computing Skills for Employment - Part-time

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

Confidence Building Using Crafts - Part-time

The focus of this course will be using practical and creative strategies to build inner confidence and self-esteem.

Counselling for Beginners - Part-time

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

Craft for Everyone - Part-time

Learn a new craft skill each week including hand sewing, machine sewing and paper crafts.

Creative Writing for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great introduction to Creative Writing.

Crystal Healing - Part-time

Learn all about crystal healing including what is a crystal, how they work and how to choose which one to use.

Developing Writing Skills - Part-time

The course will provide a supportive environment to explore how to get started in developing your writing skills.

Dressmaking for All - Part-time

This course is suitable for all dressmakers, from beginners to more advanced sewers.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

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

Evening Make-up for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to do stunning evening make-up looks on this short course.

Everyday English - Part-time

This course perfect if you have limited reading and written English skills and would like to improve them. It is NOT suitable for ESOL students.

Follow On Counselling - 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.

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.

Getting Ready for Universal Credits for Beginners - 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.

Getting the Best Out of Photoshop - Part-time

Have you ever looked at an image in a magazine or on a website and wondered how it looks as good as it does? Do people really look that good? Learn the secrets on this great short course!

Independent Job Searching and Applications - Part-time

This is a weekly course that will give support and assistance to anyone who is unemployed or facing redundancy.

Introduction to Barbering - Part-time

Interested in learning to become a barber? Then this ten week course could be for you!

Introduction to Counselling - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the basic principles of counselling.

Introduction to Web Design (Level 2) - Part-time

If you are interested in creating a web page to promote your business or your hobby, but don’t know where to start, then this could be the course for you.

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.

Journaling for Wellbeing - Part-time

This course will explore different strategies for personal growth, creativity and life management

Life Skills and Personal Awareness - 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.

Make Stained Glass to Sell - Part-time

This course is aimed at learners with some experience of stained glass.

Make-up for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to use modern techniques to create stunning looks.

Managing Finances and Budgeting - Part-time

If you would like to explore ways to control your finances and develop budgeting skills then this course could be for you.

Massage Techniques for Improvers - Part-time

This course is a practical course and follows on from the beginner’s course.

Microsoft Office Skills - Part-time

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

Microsoft Units: Spreadsheets (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.

Mixed Crafts - Part-time

Using vintage tablecloths and favourite found fabrics, make appliqué pictures using hand and machine stitch.

Mixed Media Stitch - Part-time

Create beautiful pictures using different techniques including paint, stitches and more.

Mixed Textiles - Part-time

On this course you will cover a range of techniques including sewing, knitting, and crochet enabling you to work on several mini projects in each technique to learn a number of different skills.

Nottingham College Bake Off - Part-time

Learn how to bake bread, cakes and pastries on this fun course.

Painting and Drawing for Improvers - Part-time

This course aims to provide a supportive atmosphere for learners with some experience to develop their drawing and painting skills further in a range of media.

Painting and Mixed Media - Part-time

This 10 week course will offer an introduction to working with mixed media techniques and materials.

Painting for All - Part-time

This 10 week course is aimed at both beginners and those with some experience or knowledge of painting.

Paper Craft - Part-time

This course is aimed at anyone interested in exploring the art of paper craft.

Print Making for Beginners - Part-time

This course will be of interest to students with previous experience of painting and drawing who would like to try some basic printmaking.

Problem Solving Introduction/Improvers - Part-time

This course will help you with problem solving using basic mathematical techniques and is suitable for beginners or improvers.

Raised Stitch Work - Part-time

Learn how make embroidery stitches raise and become padded and appear almost 3D.

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 for Enterprise - Part-time

This practical course is perfect if you want to improve your existing sewing and dressmaking skills and acquire the confidence to produce professional looking items you may want to sell.

Sewing Machine Skills for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to use a sewing machine and have a go at zips, button holes and all the stitches on this great course!

Sewing Skills: Bag Making - Part-time

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

Sketching Local Landscapes - Part-time

This course aims to provide an opportunity for students with an interest in landscape to develop their sketching skills by working from direct observation outside as much as possible, weather permitting.

Skirt and Trouser Making - Part-time

Using a commercial pattern, you can choose to make a skirt or a pair of trousers.

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 for Beginners - Part-time

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

Stained Glass for Improvers - Part-time

If you have some experience of stained glass, this course is for you. You can learn additional skills to build on previous experience.

Still Life Drawing - Part-time

Whether you’re a keen artist or just starting out, this part-time course offers you a great opportunity to share your creativity with like-minded people in a relaxed, informal learning environment.

Strategies for Wellbeing - Part-time

This course focuses on understanding what good wellbeing and exploring strategies to improve it.

Tarot Cards - Part-time

Would you like to try your hand at Tarot Card reading in a friendly environment with like-minded people? Then this is a fantastic course for you!

Techniques for Stitch - Part-time

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

Text Processing - Legal - Part-time

This course is designed to teach people, who have little knowledge about how legal documents should be completed, the general rules and conventions for letter layouts and legal documents.

Text Processing - Part-time

The course will teach you the general rules and conventions of formatting letters and documents and give you the opportunity to understand the use of Microsoft Word.

Upcycling for Renovations - Part-time

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

Watercolour Painting for Beginners - Part-time

No matter what level of ability you are, from beginners to improvers, as long as you have a keen interest in painting and a willingness to learn new skills, this course is perfect for you.

Work Club for Beginners - 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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