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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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AAT Award in Bookkeeping (Level 1) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have little or no knowledge of bookkeeping and would like to learn.

AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting (Level 4) - Part-time

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy or finance.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus) - Part-time

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus) - Part-time

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

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!

Applying for Civil Service Roles - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking at working for the civil service and need help with the application process.

Aromatherapy for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of aromatherapy and exploring complementary therapies.

Art Therapy for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to explore what Art Therapy is, who it’s for and to see how we can explore our own issues through art.

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? This course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques of being confident, assertive and the…

Baking for Special Occasions - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to make and decorate cakes for family and friends or have your own business and need help to get you on your way to reaching your goals.

Beauty 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.

Beauty Therapy (Level 2) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to start a career in the beauty industry and have a passion for making people feel pampered and good about themselves.

Beauty Therapy for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

This course is suitable for beginners or improvers keen on learning the basics of many aspects of beauty therapy and personal grooming.

British Sign Language for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking for an introduction to British Sign Language.

Building Self Confidence - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop your self-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: Sugar Flowers for Celebration - Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

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

Ceramic Projects at the Nottingham Ceramics School - Part-time

Based at Nottingham Ceramic School this course is aimed at confident learners who have some ceramic knowledge, or have attended a beginners or improvers course.

Ceramics - Beginners at 25 Stoney Street (Entry Level) - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is learning basic hand-building techniques using clay.

Ceramics - Intermediate at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1)- Part-time

This intermediate course will allow you to develop skills learnt on the beginners courses.

Ceramics - Studio Practice at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) - Part-time

This course is suitable for advancing learners and prior knowledge and experience of ceramics is required.

Ceramics - Throwing at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) - Part-time

This is perfect for students with some basic knowledge of working with clay or beginners who want to use the wheel for the first time.

Ceramics for Beginners/Improvers at the Nottingham Ceramics School - 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.

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.

Counselling for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn about the pioneers of counselling, their methods and the main core skills.

Creative Business Start Up - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to start your own business or a side hustle from something you enjoy.

Creative Writing for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to introduce anyone with an interest in reading/writing to the subject of creative writing.

Creative Writing for Improvers - Part-time

This course will enable you to further enhance your creative writing skills and consider routes to publishing.

Decorating Cakes to Sell - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to improve your existing cake decoration skills and the presentation of your cakes and prepare to sell them.

Develop Lino-Printing at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) – Part-time

This is perfect for any beginner who is interested in learning creative print-making processes.

Digital Marketing for Creatives at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) – Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in promoting and marketing themselves as an artist/designer/maker using social media.

Drama for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn how to create stories, using our bodies, our voices, our experiences or observations using pictures, poems, scripts, masks, costumes or props to bring them alive.

Drawing and Painting at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) – Part-time

This is perfect for any beginner who is interested in drawing and painting and those wanting to develop skills further.

Drawing and Painting Nature for Beginners or Improvers

This course is perfect if you would like to learn or improve your skills in drawing and painting various subjects found in nature.

Drawing and Painting The Human Form for Beginners or Improvers

This course is perfect if you would like to learn or improve your skills in drawing and painting the human form - both portraits and figures.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

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

Effective Communication Skills - Part-time

This course is an ideal opportunity for you to develop your language skills and learn how to communicate more effectively.

Fashion Entrepreneurs (Level 2) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have a fashion product or idea that you would take through to set up your own business.

Goal Setting and Action Planning - Part-time

This course will enable you to explore ‘what success looks like’ to establish clear goals.

Guitar for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn to play the acoustic guitar.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in developing their Adobe Illustrator skills.

Introduction to Barbering and Hairdressing - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to gain an insight to the barbering qualification and develop new skills.

Introduction to Customer Service - Part-time

If you want to understand what good and bad customer service is, what is your role in customer service and who your customers are, then this is the course for you.

Introduction to Fitness, Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing (Entry Level) - Part-time

The course is perfect if you aged 19+, have an interest in the world of fitness, nutrition and mental wellbeing and want to learn more.

Introduction to Gel Polish - Part-time

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

Introduction to Hand Embroidery - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in developing their Hand Embroidery skills.

Introduction to Lash Extensions - Part-time

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

Introduction to Machine Knitting - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who has never used a knitting machine or would like to refresh their machine knitting skills.

Introduction to Photoshop at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in creative digital skills, is already computer literate and want to learn the basics of Photoshop. You need basic digital literacy in order to gain the most from this course.

Introduction to Print-Making at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) – Part-time

This is perfect for any beginner who is interested in learning creative print-making processes.

Introduction to Screen Printing at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) – Part-time

This is perfect for any beginner who is interested in learning creative print-making processes.

Introduction to SketchUp at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) – Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in creative digital skills, is already computer literate and wanting to learn SketchUp software.

Introduction to Weaving - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who has never woven before, or wants a refresher course on hand weaving.

Introduction to Working in Hairdressing - Part-time

This course is ideal if you want to develop the knowledge and gain an understanding of the wide range of skills needed to have a successful career within the exciting hairdressing industry.

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.

It's in the Bag! - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who is interested in sewing and surface pattern.

Learning to Cook for Healthier Eating - Part-time

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

Life Drawing at 25 Stoney Street (Level 1) - Part-time

This course perfect for any beginner who is interested in drawing the human form.

Life Skills and Employability - Part-time

The focus of this course is to develop integration skills for ESOL learners where Arabic is their first language.

Make Stained Glass to Sell - Part-time

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

Making Baby Clothes for Beginners - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who would like to learn how to make their own baby clothes or refresh their skills.

Massage for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of massage and exploring complementary therapies.

Mental Health Awareness - Part-time

The course is aimed at adults who would like to learn about mental health.

Microsoft Office Skills for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

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

Movement and Dance for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to to learn to create and choreograph a dance piece in a group setting.

Nottingham College Bake Off - Part-time

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

Poetry for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to develop an individual’s interest in the art form of poetry.

Pre-Access to Science/Life Science (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19 or above and have ambitions of studying Science at Degree Level, but don’t currently hold GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English.

Professional Garment Making for Beginners - Part-time

This course will enable you to improve the finish of your home made clothes and make them look more professional.

Professional Sewing Skills (Level 2) - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who has never sewn before, or wants a refresher course in sewing.

Reflexology for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of Reflexology and exploring Complementary Therapies.

Resilience and Problem Solving - Part-time

This course will enable you to explore resilience and its importance in life and learning.

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.

Short Story Writing - Part-time

This course explores how to bring a short story to life. It is suitable for beginners or writers who want to develop skills to craft compelling short stories.

Singing and Songwriting for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn how to write songs and sing songs chosen by the group.

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.

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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