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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.

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.

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Alteration Skills for Beginners - Part-time

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

Alterations and Customising - Part-time

Revive those old garments and charity shop finds and cut down on clothing waste on this ten week course!

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.

Build Self Confidence and Reduce Anxiety - Part-time

The focus of this course is to develop self-confidence to apply a range of strategies to manage anxiety.

Cake Decoration - Sugar Flowers for Celebration - Part-time

Learn how to make stunning sugar flowers using a variety of different techniques.

Cake Decoration for All - Part-time

This course covers variety of techniques to cover cakes and create sugar flowers.

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

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

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/Improvers - Part-time

These ceramics courses are based at Nottingham Ceramics School and are aimed at complete beginners, those who wish to refresh the basics and improvers who have completed the beginners course.

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/Improvers) - Part-time

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

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.

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.

Dementia Awareness - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking after family members living with Dementia, work in community care, day centres, residential or care homes or you want to start your career in health and social care.

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.

Drawing and Painting 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.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

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

Everyday English (Group 1) - Part-time

This course is aimed at beginner readers and writers (pre-entry). It is NOT suitable for ESOL students.

Everyday English (Group 2) - Part-time

This course is aimed at emerging readers and writers working at Entry 1. It is NOT suitable for ESOL students.

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.

Health and Safety in the Workplace (HABC Level 2 Award) - Part-time

This generic qualification is designed to ensure that all employees in the public or private sector are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public.

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 Aromatherapy - Part-time

This a short taster course designed for those who have an interest in aromatherapy and want to know more.

Introduction to Basic Barista Skills. - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn how to make professional espresso-based drinks and impress your friends!

Introduction to Bridal Make-up Artistry including Brow Definition - Part-time

If you want to delve into the creative world of bridal make up artistry and brow definition then this course is for you.

Introduction to Gel Polish - Part-time

This short course is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to apply gel polish.

Introduction to Lash Extensions - Part-time

With this college certificate, you will gain an insight into the application of lash extensions.

Introduction to Make-up for Darker Skin Types - Part-time

This is an introductory course on product knowledge and application of make-up for darker skin tones.

Introduction to Reflexology - Part-time

This is a short taster course designed for those who have an interest in reflexology and want to know more on the subject.

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

Learn to Sew - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have a love of pattern, colour, texture and making.

Learning to Cook for Healthy Eating - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn about healthier ways to cook and eat.

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.

Make Stained Glass to Sell - Part-time

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

Microsoft Office for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

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

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.

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.

Nail Extensions for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to apply nail extensions in this relaxed course which is for women only.

Nottingham College Bake Off - Part-time

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

Pampering and Relaxation Techniques for Beginners/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.

Printmaking and Collage Art - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to learn or improve skills in printing, collage and mixed media artwork.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children - Part-time

This course is perfect if you work, or plan to work, in the health and social care sector, as a care assistant, in community care, or you work in a nursing home/residential care home or day centre.

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 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 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 for Beginners/Introduction - 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.

Taster in Body Massage - Part-time

This is a short taster course designed for those who have an interest in body massage but not sure about completing a full vocational qualification.

Techniques for Stitch - Part-time

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

Universal Credits for Introduction/Intermediate - 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.

Upcycling for Renovations - Part-time

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

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 Intermediate/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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