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 Conservation and Countryside Construction - Brickwork Construction - Carpentry Construction - Painting and Decorating Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training Equine Floristry Hair Horticulture Learning for Leisure Motor Vehicle 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 Animal Experience: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Hedgehog Rehabilitation and Release Workshop : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Zoo Keeping: Site Broomfield Hall

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

PT Introductory Emergency Canine First Aid : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Keeper for the Day: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Level 1 Dog Psychology and Training: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Beauty

 

PT Beauty for Beginners: Site The RoundHouse

PT Body Massage for Beginners: Site The RoundHouse

PT Gel Polish: Site The RoundHouse

PT Hair and Beauty - Make Up Masterclass: Contouring Skills: Site The RoundHouse

PT Hair and Beauty - Make Up Masterclass: Smokey Eyes: Site The RoundHouse

PT Henna Body Art: Site The RoundHouse

PT Indian Head Massage: Site The RoundHouse

PT Lashes & Brows : 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 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 DIY Home Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Plastering: Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Plastering: Site Ilkeston

PT Wallpapering Skills: Site Hudson Building

 

Construction - Plumbing and Gas Training

 

PT Plumbing Around the Home: Site The RoundHouse

 

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 (7 weeks): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Floristry

 

PT Make a Christmas Table Decoration: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Make a Door Wreath for Christmas : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Taster in Floristry: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Hair

 

PT Hair Plaits and Braiding: Site The RoundHouse

 

Horticulture

 

PT Amateur Gardening: Garden History: Site Broomfield Hall

 

Learning for Leisure

 

PT Creative Arts - Botanical Painting and Drawing for All : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Creative Arts - Botanical Painting and Drawing for All : Site Ilkeston

PT Creative Arts - Creative Laser Cutting and Design Workshop : Site The RoundHouse

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

PT Creative Arts - Creative Writing Workshop: Fairy Tales: Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Creative Writing Workshop: Planning a Novel : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Digital Photography Workshop : Site Ilkeston

PT Creative Arts - Digital Photography Workshop : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Introduction to Modern Hand Embroidery : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Introduction to Photoshop : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Life Drawing for All : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Mobile Phone Photography Workshop : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Recycled Plastic Jewellery Workshop: Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Silversmithing Jewellery : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Silversmithing Jewellery (Evening) : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Textile Collage Workshop: Landscapes : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Upcycle Your Own Jewellery : Site The RoundHouse

PT Creative Arts - Upcycle Your Own Jewellery : Site Ilkeston

PT Food and Drink - A Taste of Italy: Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - A Taste of Thai : Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - Artisan Bread : Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - French Patisserie : Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - Italian Baking: Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - Let's Make Doughnuts : Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - Let's Make Macarons : Site The RoundHouse

PT Food and Drink - Let's Make Pasta: Site The RoundHouse

PT Humanities and Languages - Exploring Psychology : Site The RoundHouse

PT Humanities and Languages - Exploring Psychology: Site Ilkeston

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

PT Humanities and Languages - Introduction to Sociology : Site The RoundHouse

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

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

PT Mind and Wellbeing - A Mindful Start to 2019: Site The RoundHouse

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Introduction to Counselling: Site Ilkeston

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Introduction to Counselling : Site The RoundHouse

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Mindful Practice Day : Site The RoundHouse

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Mindfulness Weekend Retreat : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Mindfulness Workshop: Developing Compassion and Loving Kindness : Site The RoundHouse

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Yoga and Relaxation : Site Broomfield Hall

PT Mind and Wellbeing - Yoga and Relaxation - Pay As You Go: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Music - Guitar for Beginners : Site The RoundHouse

 

Motor Vehicle

 

PT Motor Vehicle Maintenance: Site Johnson Building

 

Sport

 

PT Fitness Classes: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Fitness Workshops: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Skills for Gym Instruction: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introductory Skills for Sports Massage Therapy: Site Ilkeston

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

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