Welcome to Derby College Learning for Leisure…

Learning doesn't always have to be about qualifications and career advancement. It can be for fun!

Our purpose.

At Derby College Learning for Leisure we offer an assortment of part-time learning opportunities for adults across our local communities.

Our ethos supports personal development where gaining qualifications isn’t always necessary.

Our mission.

To enrich the life of our learners, irrespective of age or background by offering a high quality selection of traditional and contemporary short courses.

Learning for Leisure supports and inspires all levels and abilities to achieve and develop.

Do you want to master an old hobby, develop a new passion or hone existing skills? Maybe you wish to learn simply for fun and to meet new like-minded people.

Come and achieve your own personal goals with the flexibility to learn at a pace that’s comfortable to you, we will promise to make your learner journey stimulating, informative and inspiring.

Our learning experts are passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge.

We encourage continuous development should you wish to advance your new skills further by providing guidance on the wider educational opportunities that Derby College has to offer.

The benefits of life-long learning are endless!

  • Improves well-being and boosts self-confidence
  • Keeps the mind and body active
  • Grow your network of friends
  • Fun - without the fear of exams
  • Career progression

What our learners say about us.

“Enjoyable evening classes and considerate teaching.” Anonymous, Pottery.

“Facilitator extremely knowledgeable and inspirational.” R Brooks, Pottery.

“Very well run and brilliant value for money.” R Parker, DIY Home Plumbing.

“The enthusiasm of the tutor and willingness to explain everything.” A Brownhill, DIY Home Plumbing.

“Learning at a good pace. Friendly staff and good comfortable atmosphere.” Anonymous, DIY Home Skills for Ladies.

Come and take a look at our Learning for Leisure experiences and get ready to be inspired!

Derby College - Course Listings by Subject Area

Agriculture Animal Care Beauty Community Learning Conservation and Countryside Construction - Brickwork Construction - Carpentry Construction - Painting and Decorating Construction - Plastering Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training Equine Floristry Hospitality and Catering Learning for Leisure Motor Vehicle

Full Time Courses Full Time Courses Part Time Courses Part Time Courses

 

Agriculture

 

PT Lambing - An Introduction to Theory and Practical: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Animal Care

 

PT Animal Experience: Site Broomfield Hall

PT CANINE FIRST AID AT HOME - JUNE : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Junior Zoo Club - 1 Day : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Hedgehog Rehabilitation and Release Workshop : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Grooming: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory British Wildlife Emergency First Aid March 2020: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Canine First Aid at Home - February: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Emergency Canine First Aid - July: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Emergency Canine First Aid - November: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Emergency Canine First Aid - September: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Junior Zoo Club - Four Days: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Keeper for the Day: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Beauty

 

PT Gel Polish: Site The RoundHouse

 

Community Learning

 

PT Creative Arts - Creative Writing: Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Creative Writing : Site Ilkeston

PT Creative Arts - Creative Writing Workshop: Character Development : Site The RoundHouse

 

Conservation and Countryside

 

PT Introduction to Coppicing: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Post and Wire Fencing: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Woodland Management: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Construction - Brickwork

 

PT Introduction to Bricklaying: Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Bricklaying: Site Ilkeston

 

Construction - Carpentry

 

PT Home Carpentry and Joinery for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

 

Construction - Painting and Decorating

 

PT Wallpapering Skills: Site Hudson Building

 

Construction - Plastering

 

PT Introduction to Plastering: Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Plastering: Site Ilkeston

 

Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

 

PT Plumbing Around the Home: Site The RoundHouse

PT Plumbing Around the Home (April 20): Site The RoundHouse

 

Equine

 

PT Adult Improve Your Riding - Block of Four Lessons: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Improve Your Riding - Intermediate (July Thursdays 7.30pm): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Ride Safe Training Course : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Adult Riding Camp: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Advanced Improve Your Riding Thursday : Site Broomfield Hall

PT BHS Bronze Challenge Awards - April: Site Broomfield Hall

PT BHS Stage 1 Preparation: Site Broomfield Hall

PT BHS Stage 2 Preparation: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Child Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Children's Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Improve Your Riding - Intermediate (July Thursdays 6pm): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Improve Your Riding - Intermediate (July Wednesday 7.30pm): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Improve Your Riding - Intermediate (July Wednesdays 6pm): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Saturday : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Wednesday : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Intermediate Improve Your Riding Thursday : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Improve Your Riding - Wednesday : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Own a Pony - Full Day: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Own a Pony - Half-Day: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Floristry

 

PT Creative Workshop - Level 2 - Saturday: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Creative Workshop - Level 2 - Wednesday: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Floristry Taster - August : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Floristry Taster - January: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Floristry Taster - June: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Floristry Taster - March: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Floristry Taster - September: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Seasonal Floral Design - Autumn/Winter: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Seasonal Floral Design - Spring is in the Air: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Seasonal Floral Design - Summer Solstice: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Make a Christmas Table Decoration: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Make a Door Wreath for Christmas : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Man Made with Love: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Mother's Day Gift: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Taster in Floristry: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Hospitality and Catering

 

PT EASTER TREATS : Site The RoundHouse

PT FESTIVE SWEET TOOTH COOKING FOR CHRISTMAS : Site The RoundHouse

PT MOTHERS DAY TREATS : Site The RoundHouse

 

Learning for Leisure

 

PT Criminal Psychology: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Criminal Psychology Taster: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Humanities and Languages - Spanish for Beginners : Site The RoundHouse

PT Humanities and Languages - Spanish for Beginners: Site Ilkeston

PT Humanities and Languages - Spanish for Holidays : Site The RoundHouse

 

Motor Vehicle

 

PT Classic Car Club - Basic Vehicle Electrics: Site Johnson Building

PT Classic Car Club - Braking Systems : Site Johnson Building

PT Classic Car Club - Engine Building: Site Johnson Building

PT Classic Car Club - Gearbox and Clutch: Site Johnson Building

PT Classic Car Club - Steering and Suspension: Site Johnson Building

PT Under the Bonnet (June 20): Site Johnson Building

PT Under the Bonnet (March 20): Site Johnson Building

PT Under the Bonnet (Nov 19): Site Johnson Building

Full Time Courses Full Time Courses Part Time Courses Part Time Courses

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