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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 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.

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting (Online and On Campus) - Part-time

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) professional level course is a higher-level accounting qualification.

Accredited Brow Lamination - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Brow Lamination treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Definition Brows - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Definition Brows treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Dermaplaning - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Dermaplaning facial treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Facial Therapy - Part-time

This course is deal for anyone wanting to add facial therapy to their current treatment options.

Accredited Gel Polish - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add gel polish treatment their manicure and pedicure treatments, or looking to start their journey in hand and nail treatments.

Accredited Hopi Ear Candles - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Hopi Ear Candle treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Intimate Waxing - Part-time

This course is a great choice if you want to extend your basic waxing knowledge to cover intimate waxing techniques.

Accredited Lash and Brow Tinting - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add lash and brow tinting treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Lash Lifting - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone want to add Lash Lifting to their current treatment options.

Accredited Spray Tanning - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add spray tanning treatment to their current treatment options.

Achieving Goals - Part-time

This course will help you identify and take steps towards achieving personal goals. It will be relaxed and flexible to suit individual learner needs.

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.

Art for Wellbeing - Part-time

The focus of this course is to explore what Art for Wellbeing 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…

Autumn and Halloween Crafts - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to get creative during the autumn season and make your own decorations for your friends, family or something special just for yourself.

Autumn Drawing and Painting - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn drawing and painting techniques or wish to further improve your skills, using various subjects or themes related to Autumn.

Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This course is perfect if you are working within a childcare and educational setting or looking for employment within the sector.

Barbering (NVQ Level 2) (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to work as a barber, it will give you the foundation barbering skills required to work in a barbers shop.

Beauty and Relaxation Techniques for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

Learn about beauty and massage techniques to treat your friends and family.

Beauty Therapy (Level 2) (19+) - 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.

Blogging: Share Your Passion - Part-time

Interpret your real-life experiences, skills and passion into an online blog. Your experiences, tips and advice can make great reading!

British Sign Language for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great 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.

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

If you have already completed the beginners course, this intermediate course will allow you to develop skills learnt.

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

This course is suitable for advanced learners and prior knowledge and experience of ceramics is essential.

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

This is perfect for students who have completed the beginners course and want to learn to use the wheel.

Ceramics - Working with Porcelain (Advanced) - Part-time

This course is perfect if: you have an interest in ceramics, jewellery or enjoy working at a small scale.

Ceramics - Working with Porcelain (Intermediate) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have an interest in ceramics particularly the purity of porcelain, if you enjoy the idea of combining different materials, if you want to create wearable jewellery or simply enjoy working at a small scale.

Ceramics – Working with Porcelain (Beginners) - Part-time

In this course we will experiment with a number of different ceramic processes which lend themselves well to being produced in porcelain.

Ceramics for Beginners at the Nottingham Ceramics School - Part-time

This course is aimed at complete beginners, or those who wish to refresh the basics.

Ceramics for Improvers 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 course.

Certificate in Understanding Autism (TQUK Level 2 Certificate RQF) (19+) - Online Learning

This course is perfect if you work with children or adults with autism or are a parent wanting to gain a better understanding of the condition.

Christmas Textile Crafts - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to get creative during the festive season and make your own Christmas cards, gifts and decorations for your friends, family or something special just for yourself.

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.

Content Marketing Masterclass - Part-time

Whether you're a complete beginner or have had some social media experience this course will teach you how to create engaging content and engage with your audience to increase sales and get your business noticed.

Cooking on a Budget - Part-time

If you want to make the most of your food shopping and would like to learn to cook delicious, nutritious meals, this course is for you!

Counselling (NCFE Level 2) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in self-help or helping others and considering a career in counselling or supporting people to cope with challenges in their lives.

Create a Positive Change in your Life - Part-time

On this course, we will explore our identity, values, beliefs and where these came from. We will also identify barriers and challenge and change limiting beliefs.

Creating Audio Content for Digital Marketing - Part-time

The course is perfect if you are seeking to understand how to create audio for marketing material, whether that be for your own company, an organisation you work for, or to improve your employability in the future. The key focus…

Creating Video Content for Digital Marketing - Part-time

Digital Marketing offers a lucrative and rewarding career with skills in high demand by a whole range of employers.

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 Exploration - Part-time

Our Creative Exploration course consists of three 10-week blocks, of Creative Projects to help you to engage with your local community, learn new art skills, make friends and develop skills for life.

Developing Painting Techniques in Art - Part-time

The course is perfect if you want to develop your fine art drawing skills.

Digital Marketing (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This course is ideal if you wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of digital marketing or want to form a foundation due to little or no previous experience.

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.

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

This course is perfect if you are interested in creative drawing practice and have an iPad, digital tablet or iPhone and want to use it creatively.

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.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

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

Dressmaking for Improvers - Part-time

This course is for students who want to improve build on their beginners sewing experience and develop their knowledge of sewing and using commercial sewing patterns.

Easter Textile Crafts - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to get creative during this Easter holiday time and make your own Easter cards, gifts and decorations for your friends, family or something special just for yourself.

Exploring the Aviation Industry - Part-time

This 2-week on-site programme provides a direct route for career or study progression within the aviation industry.

Fashion Branding and Promotion - Part-time

If you love fashion and would like to develop an understanding of fashion branding and promotion, then this course could be for you. You may work in the fashion retail industry or dream of having your own fashion business.

Fashion Entrepreneurs - 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.

Gardening for Beginners - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are wanting to acquire skills and knowledge to help develop and maintain a planned gardening project.

Gardening for Improvers - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are wanting to acquire skills and knowledge to help develop and maintain a planned gardening project.

Holiday Spanish - Part-time

The focus of this course is to be able to converse in and understand basic spoken and written Spanish. It is aimed at absolute beginners, or those who perhaps would like to revisit learning from school days, with the aim…

Home DIY - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic home improvement skills and gain the confidence to tackle DIY projects around the house.

How to Build a Website for Free - Part-time

Explore how to build a simple and professional website in easy steps, this course will teach you where to start and how to grow your website.

Intermediate Drawing - Part-time

The course is perfect if you want to develop your fine art drawing skills.

Introduction to Barbering and Hairdressing (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and wish to gain an insight into barbering and hairdressing and develop new skills.

Introduction to Computer Skills - 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.

Introduction to Confidence Building - Part-time

On this course we will look at what confidence is and the difference between confidence and self-esteem.

Introduction to Customer Service - Part-time

If you are a current ESOL student studying at Entry or above and 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…

Introduction to Engineering - Part-time

This course is a great introduction to engineering covering computer-aided design, hand fitting, and pneumatics would be suitable for individuals who have a strong interest in technology and its applications, have attention to detail, enjoy problem-solving, and have a specific…

Introduction to Life in the UK with Career Planning and Employability for Dari/Farsi Speakers - Part-time

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

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 Making Children's Wear - Part-time

This short course will teach you the sewing basics you need to know to make cute, comfortable clothing for babies.

Introduction to Portrait Drawing - Part-time

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist looking to expand your skill set, our course offers something for everyone.

Introduction to Social Media for Business - Part-time

Learn how to develop your business brand through social media marketing.

Introduction to Textiles - Part-time

This course offers an introduction into the world of textiles and is perfect for someone who is a beginner and has an interest in learning new textile skills or for someone who would like to refresh their textile skills.

Introduction to Volunteering - Part-time

This is an introductory course for current students studying ESOL students studying at Entry 3 and above will aim to equip you for your journey to becoming an outstanding volunteer. It is an ideal taster to develop and learn new…

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.

Introduction to Working in Health and Social Care - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are a current ESOL student studying at Entry or above. It offers an effective introduction to the health and social care sector, it looks at the role the sector plays in the health, well-being,…

Introduction to Working in Hospitality - Part-time

This introductory course is for current ESOL students studying at Entry 3 and above and provides an overview of the hospitality industry, its growth and development, industry segments and their distinguishing characteristics, trends and current concerns.

Introduction to Working in Retail - Part-time

This course is for current students studying ESOL at Entry 3 and focusses on the basic skills of retailing and is suitable for anyone looking for employment and want to gain the skills needed in the retail 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.

Journaling for Wellbeing - Part-time

Learn to journal and boost your mental health, social and psychological well-being.

Knit Techniques - Part-time

Would you like to learn new and exciting ways of making and creating? Would you like to gain a wealth of knowledge and a range of samples in a Textiles specialism? Then this is the course for you!

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 is perfect if you are interested in creative drawing practice and have some experience in observation drawing.

Living Well With Anxiety - Part-time

On this course, we will look at what anxiety is and how we can use the anxiety cycle to understand this in more depth learn some coping strategies.

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.

Massage Techniques for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to safely carry out massages on friends and family, to enable them to relax and enjoy being pampered.

Mixed Media Spring Art - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn drawing and painting techniques or wish to further improve your skills, using various subjects or themes related to Spring.

Multiply for Work - Budgeting and Cost of Living - Online Learning

If you wish to enhance your understanding of financial issues and learn how to save effectively in a cost-of-living crisis, Multiply for Work - Budgeting and Cost of Living is perfect for you.

Multiply for Work - Financial Planning for the Self Employed - Online Learning

If you are looking to increase your knowledge on the basics of self-employment, then this is the course for you.

Multiply for Work - Helping with Homework (Primary School) - Online Learning

If you are looking to provide additional support in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 homework, then this is the perfect course for you.

Multiply for Work - Helping with Homework (Secondary School) - Online Learning

If you are looking to provide additional support with Key Stage 3 homework, then this is the perfect course for you.

Multiply for Work - Understanding Mortgages and Pensions - Online Learning

If you are looking to buy your first house or struggle to understand how pensions work, this course will help you.

Nottingham College Bake Off - Part-time

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

Novel Writing: Write Like a Professional - Part-time

Are you inspired to write a novel? You can develop the skills to create realistic characters and a well-paced plot to write a compelling story.

Planting and Maintenance - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are wanting to acquire skills and knowledge to help develop and maintain a planned gardening project.

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.

Principles of the Mental Health Worker (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This course is perfect if you work within the mental health sector or wish to enter the job market. This could also be a good course if you are supporting others with a mental health condition.

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. You will need prior experience for the Advanced Course in Term 3.

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 - Part-time

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

Researching your Family Tree for Beginners - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in researching your family tree and want to see if internet genealogy websites are worth the subscription.

Researching Your Family Tree for Improvers - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in continuing to research your family tree, while finding out more about the life and times of your ancestors.

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

This is perfect for any beginner or improver who is interested in learning or developing creative screen printing processes. You will need prior experience for the Advanced Courses in Term 3.

Sculptural Ceramics and Hand-building - Part-time

Whether you're a beginner, or an intermediate level ceramicist looking to expand your skill set, this course is the perfect place to practice your sculptural ceramic techniques.

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. Please note that this course is for women only.

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 Pet Accessories and Clothing - Part-time

Are you ready to embark into the world of canine fashion? Would you like to create accessories and clothes for your pets? Then this is the course for you!

Sewing Travel and Summer Accessories - Part-time

On this course we will be making a wide range of summer accessories for you to wear on your summer holidays from bucket hats to toiletry bags,

Short Story Writing - Part-time

We all have a story to tell, learn how to craft your story. Take real-life or fictional events to create a well-paced plot. Use realistic characters, convincing dialogue and add twists to produce a memorable story.

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.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This course is perfect if you work with children/adults with a special education need or who have a disability This is also idea for parents to gain a better understanding of the subject.

Stained Glass for Beginners - Part-time

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

Summer Crafts - Part-time

This course offers a fun introduction into textiles with 6 sessions designed to help inspire and excite you in the world of textiles.

Summer Painting and Drawing - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to learn drawing and painting techniques or wish to further improve your skills, using various subjects or themes related to Summer.

Textile Techniques - Part-time

Would you like to learn new and exciting ways of making and creating? Would you like to gain a wealth of knowledge and a range of samples in textiles? Then this is the course for you!

Understanding Autism (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Part-time

This course will help you develop your understanding of autism and learn ways of supporting individuals with autism.

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Part-time

This course is perfect for anyone who works directly with children and young people or if you are interested in supporting behaviour that challenges.

Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you work with children or young people in any capacity and you are interested in learning about mental health in general and looking for strategies to support positive mental health.

Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children (TQUK Level 2 Certificate RQF) (19+) - Online Learning

This short online course will enable you to gain a general awareness of the causes of distressed behaviour, along with an understanding of appropriate ways to support a child displaying distressed behaviour.

Understanding Mental Health (TQUK Level 3 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This course is perfect for those who work within mental health area or those wishing to enter the job market. This could also be a good course if you are supporting others with a mental health condition. The course is…

Upcycle Clothes and Sustainability Awareness - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in exploring sustainable fashion and ethical processes within the garment making process as well as experimenting with various clothing upcycling projects.

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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