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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 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!

Animal First Aid - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who has pets or who regularly looks after animals, either voluntarily or as part of their job.

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 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 - Part-time

This is a great introduction to British Sign Language.

British Sign Language for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

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

British Wildlife and Conservation - Part-time

If you are a wildlife lover or someone who loves being outdoors and would like to know more about the wildlife on your doorstep this course is perfect for you.

Budgeting - Part-time

This course will help you to assess your lifestyle and have a clear understanding of your spending. How to budget effectively and be more in control to manage changes in your personal circumstances.

Build Confidence and Reduce Anxiety - Part-time

This course will focus on ways to increase and maintain confidence by recognising your own behaviour. Prioritising personal goals to exploring self-reliance and belief for the future.

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.

Christmas Sewing Crafts - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn how to create a variety of Christmas-themed crafts and it is suitable for beginners.

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 and Wellbeing - Part-time

Build your confidence and improve your wellbeing on this short course.

Confidence Building - Part-time

This course will focus on ways to increase and maintain confidence by recognising your own behaviour.

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.

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 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 for Sale - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to make and decorate cakes and cupcakes for sale or to give to family and friends. You will learn easy techniques to produce beautiful items.

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.

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.

Dementia Awareness - Part-time

This course is designed for those with family members or friends suffering with early or late onset dementia or who perhaps are supporting others dealing with dementia in the family.

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.

DJ Skills for Beginners - Part-time

If you are interested in how to become a DJ, then this course could be for you!

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 Animals for Beginners or Improvers

This course is perfect if you would like to learn or improve your skills in drawing and painting a variety of different animals.

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.

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.

Embroidery for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn hand and machine embroidery skills.

Embroidery for Improvers - Part-time

The focus of this course is to develop hand and machine embroidery skills and is aimed at improvers.

Emergency First Aid - Part-time

First Aid is a vital skill for everyone. If you are a parent, or in work, you never know when you might be needed to help someone in physical distress, be they injured or ill.

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.

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.

Getting Started with Journalism - Part-time

The course will provide a safe environment to explore getting started with journaling. Gain an understanding of how you may benefit from developing ways to manage self-expression.

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.

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.

Hypnotherapy for Wellbeing and Motivation - Part-time

The focus of this course is to introduce you to the principles of hypnotherapy and allow you to experience hypnotherapy first hand in a group setting.

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 Adobe Illustrator - Part-time

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

Introduction to British Sign Language - Part-time

This is a great introduction to British Sign Language.

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 Hand Embroidery - Part-time

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

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 Public Health - Part-time

This course is perfect if you would like to develop your understanding about the process taking place in the UK to support our health and wellbeing.

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 Sports Science (Entry Level) - Part-time

The course is perfect if you aged 19+, have an interest in the world of sports science and want to learn more.

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.

Journaling for Wellbeing - Part-time

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Personal Resilience - Part-time

This course is a great opportunity for young people to develop practical strategies, support their confidence and deal with challenging situations.

Poetry for Beginners - Part-time

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

Practical Anxiety Strategies - Part-time

This course is an opportunity to explore practical ways to manage the effects of anxiety.

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.

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.

Seated Line Dancing for Beginners - Part-time

Using music to create a motivational and inspiring environment, this course is aimed at older adults or people with or without disabilities.

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.

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.

Take Control, Move Forward - Part-time

This course is ideal for learners wanting practical help, advice and support to manage your own and others anxiety, build confidence and identify barriers and goals.

Tie Dyed Clothing for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn tie dye techniques to use on clothing.

Under 25's Public Sector Academy - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking at working in the public service industry and need help with the application process.

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.

Weaving Wall Hangings for Beginners - Part-time

The focus of this course is to learn basic hand weaving techniques on a hand loom in order to create a woven wall hanging.

Weaving Wall Hangings for Improvers - Part-time

The focus of this course is to practice hand weaving techniques on a hand loom in order to create a woven wall hanging.

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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