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 Art and Design Beauty Conservation and Countryside Construction - Brickwork Construction - Carpentry and Joinery Construction - Painting & Decorating and Plastering Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training Engineering - Motor Vehicle Equine Floristry and Flower Arranging Hair Hospitality and Catering Information Communication Technology (ICT) Learning for Lesiure Security Services Sport

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 Hug a Hedgehog and Make a Home - October 2017: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Zoo Keeping: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Animal Experience: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory British Wildlife Emergency First Aid - October 2017: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Canine First Aid at Home - March 2018: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Emergency Canine First Aid : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Principles of Dog Training - November 2017: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Meerkat Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Porcupine Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Prickly Porcupine Experience: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Reptile Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Skunk Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Art and Design

 

PT Beginners Photography: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Beginners Pottery: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Fashion: An Introduction to Pattern Cutting and Fitting: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Fashion: Intermediate Pattern Cutting and Fitting: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Intermediate Photography : Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Intermediate Pottery: Site Joseph Wright Centre

 

Beauty

 

PT Air Brush Make-up: Site Ilkeston

PT Body Massage for Beginners: Site The RoundHouse

PT Gel Polish (Daytime): Site Ilkeston

PT Gel Polish (Evening): Site The RoundHouse

PT Henna Body Art: Site The RoundHouse

PT Introduction to Massage: Site Ilkeston

PT Introduction to Massage: Site The RoundHouse

PT Lashes & Brows : Site The RoundHouse

PT Learn Threading: Site Ilkeston

PT Learn Threading: Site The RoundHouse

PT Makeup Masterclass : Site The RoundHouse

PT Male Grooming: Site The RoundHouse

PT Semi-permanent Lashes: Site Ilkeston

PT Semi-Permanent Lashes: Site The RoundHouse

PT Spray Tanning: Site Ilkeston

PT Spray Tanning: Site The RoundHouse

PT The Perfect Brow: Site Ilkeston

PT The Perfect Brow: Site The RoundHouse

 

Conservation and Countryside

 

PT Identify Birds in Your Garden and Ways to Attract Them: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to British Wildlife and Ecology: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Common British Butterflies : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Woodland Management: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Make a Reindeer for Christmas: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Construction - Brickwork

 

PT Introduction to Bricklaying: Site Hudson Building

 

Construction - Carpentry and Joinery

 

PT Home Carpentry and Joinery for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Furniture Restoration: Site Hudson Building

 

Construction - Painting & Decorating and Plastering

 

PT DIY Home Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Plastering: Site Hudson Building

PT Wallpapering Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

 

Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

 

PT Home Plumbing Winter Awareness: Site The RoundHouse

PT Plumbing Around the Home: Site The RoundHouse

 

Engineering - Motor Vehicle

 

PT Motor Vehicle Maintenance: Site Johnson Building

 

Equine

 

PT Adult Riding Camp: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Advanced Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall

PT BHS Stage 1 Preparation: Site Broomfield Hall

PT BHS Stage 2 Preparation: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Intermediate Improve Your Riding (11 weeks): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Intermediate Improve Your Riding (9 weeks): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Floristry and Flower Arranging

 

PT Make a Christmas Table Decoration: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Make a Door Wreath for Christmas - Friday 1st December: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Taster in Floristry: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Hair

 

PT Advanced Barbering Techniques: Site The RoundHouse

PT Advanced Barbering Techniques: Site Ilkeston

PT Bridal Hair: Site The RoundHouse

PT Bridal Hair: Site Ilkeston

PT Hair Plaits & Braiding: Site The RoundHouse

PT Introduction to Barbering: Site Ilkeston

PT Introduction to Barbering: Site The RoundHouse

PT Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site Ilkeston

PT Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site The RoundHouse

PT Occasion Hair Styling: Site The RoundHouse

PT Vintage Hair Styling: Site The RoundHouse

 

Hospitality and Catering

 

PT Artisan Bread Making: Site The RoundHouse

PT Artisan Patisserie: Site The RoundHouse

PT Christmas Cake Decorating: Site The RoundHouse

PT Christmas Cake Make & Bake: Site The RoundHouse

PT Festive Cocktail Making: Site The RoundHouse

PT Let's Bake - Macaroons : Site The RoundHouse

PT Little Bakers - Easter Treats - April 2017: Site The RoundHouse

PT Little Bakers - Halloween Treats : Site The RoundHouse

PT Men in the Kitchen for Valentine's Day: Site The RoundHouse

PT Thai Cooking: Site The RoundHouse

PT Traditional Afternoon Tea: Site The RoundHouse

 

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

 

PT Excel for Small Businesses: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Get to know your tablet: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Introduction to Programming: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Putting a Business Online: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Web Development: Site Joseph Wright Centre

 

Learning for Lesiure

 

PT A Day Of Clay : Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT A Mindful Start to 2018 : Site The RoundHouse

PT Analogue Black & White Photography : Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Christmas Ceramics: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Creative Laser Cutting and Design : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Laser Cutting and Design - Festive Taster : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Writing: Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Writing Workshop - Character Development : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Writing Workshop - Fairytales: Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Writing Workshop - TV Scriptwriting: Site The RoundHouse

PT Criminal Psychology: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Criminal Psychology Taster: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Digital Photography : Site Ilkeston

PT Digital Photography : Site The RoundHouse

PT Exploring Psychology : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Exploring Psychology : Site The RoundHouse

PT Have a go at Pottery: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Holiday Spanish : Site Ilkeston

PT Holiday Spanish : Site The RoundHouse

PT Introduction to Counselling : Site Ilkeston

PT Introduction to Counselling: Site The RoundHouse

PT Let's Sew - Dressmaking - June 17 : Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Let's Sew - The Basics : Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Mindful Practice Day : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Mindfulness Eating : Site The RoundHouse

PT Mindfulness Eating: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Mindfulness Living : Site Ilkeston

PT Mindfulness Living: Site The RoundHouse

PT Mindfulness Living - Taster Evening : Site Ilkeston

PT Mindfulness Living - Taster Evening: Site The RoundHouse

PT Playwriting Workshop: Site The RoundHouse

PT Pottery Throwing Skills: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Spanish for Beginners : Site Ilkeston

PT Spanish for Beginners : Site The RoundHouse

PT Yoga & Relaxation (4-Weeks) February 2018: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Yoga & Relaxation (6-Weeks) June 2018: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Yoga & Relaxation (7-Weeks) January & April 2018: Site Joseph Wright Centre

PT Yoga & Relaxation (Pay As You Go): Site Joseph Wright Centre

 

Security Services

 

PT SIA Licence Essential Skills: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Sport

 

PT Fitness Classes: Site Johnson Building

PT Fitness Workshops: Site Johnson Building

PT Introductory Skills for Gym Instruction: Site Johnson Building

PT Introductory Skills for Sports Massage Therapy: Site Ilkeston

PT Introductory Skills in Nutrition for Healthy Living: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Teaching Orienteering: Site Broomfield Hall

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

Contact Us

Learning for Leisure

To request further information, please complete the form below and Learning for Leisure will contact you. We aim to make contact within 24 hours.

Alternatively, you can contact us direct on 078341 72225

Learning for Leisure Update

  • Autumn & Winter 2017/2018

    Learning Experiences for Autumn & Winter 2017/2018

    Over the coming months we have plenty of new seasonal experiences to get you through the colder months ahead.

    We have new workshops including Festive Cocktail Making and Thai Cooking – plus many more!

    Please contact us for further information or feel free to pop into any of our sites to pick up a flyer.

     

     

     

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