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!

Course Listings

Learning for Leisure Listings

Course Title
A Day Of Clay : Site Joseph Wright Centre
A Mindful Start to 2018 : Site The RoundHouse
Adult Riding Camp: Site Broomfield Hall
Advanced Barbering Techniques: Site The RoundHouse
Advanced Barbering Techniques: Site Ilkeston
Advanced Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall
Air Brush Make-up: Site Ilkeston
Analogue Black & White Photography : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Artisan Bread Making: Site The RoundHouse
Artisan Patisserie: Site The RoundHouse
Beginners Photography: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Beginners Pottery: Site Joseph Wright Centre
BHS Stage 1 Preparation: Site Broomfield Hall
BHS Stage 2 Preparation: Site Broomfield Hall
Body Massage for Beginners: Site The RoundHouse
Bridal Hair: Site The RoundHouse
Bridal Hair: Site Ilkeston
Christmas Cake Decorating: Site The RoundHouse
Christmas Cake Make & Bake: Site The RoundHouse
Christmas Ceramics: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Creative Laser Cutting and Design : Site The RoundHouse
Creative Laser Cutting and Design - Festive Taster : Site The RoundHouse
Creative Writing: Site The RoundHouse
Creative Writing Workshop : Site Broomfield Hall
Creative Writing Workshop : Site Ilkeston
Creative Writing Workshop - Character Development : Site The RoundHouse
Criminal Psychology: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Criminal Psychology Taster: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Digital Photography : Site Ilkeston
Digital Photography : Site The RoundHouse
DIY Home Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building
Excel for Small Businesses: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Exploring Psychology : Site The RoundHouse
Exploring Psychology : Site Broomfield Hall
Fashion: An Introduction to Pattern Cutting and Fitting: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Fashion: Intermediate Pattern Cutting and Fitting: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Festive Cocktail Making: Site The RoundHouse
Fitness Classes: Site Johnson Building
Fitness Workshops: Site Johnson Building
Gel Polish (Daytime): Site Ilkeston
Gel Polish (Evening): Site The RoundHouse
Get to know your tablet: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Hair Plaits & Braiding: Site The RoundHouse
Have a go at Pottery: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Henna Body Art: Site The RoundHouse
Holiday Spanish : Site The RoundHouse
Holiday Spanish : Site Ilkeston
Home Carpentry and Joinery for Beginners: Site Hudson Building
Home Plumbing Winter Awareness: Site The RoundHouse
Hug a Hedgehog and Make a Home - October 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Identify Birds in Your Garden and Ways to Attract Them: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding (11 weeks): Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding (9 weeks): Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Photography : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Intermediate Pottery: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Introduction to Barbering: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Barbering: Site Ilkeston
Introduction to Bricklaying: Site Hudson Building
Introduction to British Wildlife and Ecology: Site Broomfield Hall
Introduction to Common British Butterflies : Site Broomfield Hall
Introduction to Counselling: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Counselling : Site Ilkeston
Introduction to Furniture Restoration: Site Hudson Building
Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site Ilkeston
Introduction to Massage: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Massage: Site Ilkeston
Introduction to Plastering: Site Hudson Building
Introduction to Programming: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Introduction to Woodland Management: Site Broomfield Hall
Introduction to Zoo Keeping: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Animal Experience: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory British Wildlife Emergency First Aid - October 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Canine First Aid at Home - March 2018: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Emergency Canine First Aid : Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Improve Your Riding: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Principles of Dog Training - November 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Skills for Gym Instruction: Site Johnson Building
Introductory Skills for Sports Massage Therapy: Site Ilkeston
Introductory Skills in Nutrition for Healthy Living: Site Broomfield Hall
Lambing - An Introduction to Theory and Practical: Site Broomfield Hall
Lashes & Brows : Site The RoundHouse
Learn Threading: Site The RoundHouse
Learn Threading: Site Ilkeston
Let's Bake - Macaroons : Site The RoundHouse
Let's Sew - Dressmaking - June 17 : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Let's Sew - The Basics : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Little Bakers - Easter Treats - April 2017: Site The RoundHouse
Little Bakers - Halloween Treats : Site The RoundHouse
Make a Christmas Table Decoration: Site Broomfield Hall
Make a Door Wreath for Christmas - Friday 1st December: Site Broomfield Hall
Make a Reindeer for Christmas: Site Broomfield Hall
Makeup Masterclass : Site The RoundHouse
Male Grooming: Site The RoundHouse
Meerkat Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Men in the Kitchen for Valentine's Day: Site The RoundHouse
Mindful Practice Day : Site Broomfield Hall
Mindfulness Eating: Site Broomfield Hall
Mindfulness Eating : Site The RoundHouse
Mindfulness Living: Site The RoundHouse
Mindfulness Living : Site Ilkeston
Mindfulness Living - Taster Evening: Site The RoundHouse
Mindfulness Living - Taster Evening : Site Ilkeston
Motor Vehicle Maintenance: Site Johnson Building
Occasion Hair Styling: Site The RoundHouse
Playwriting Workshop: Site The RoundHouse
Plumbing Around the Home: Site The RoundHouse
Porcupine Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Pottery Throwing Skills: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Prickly Porcupine Experience: Site Broomfield Hall
Putting a Business Online: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Reptile Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Semi-Permanent Lashes: Site The RoundHouse
Semi-permanent Lashes: Site Ilkeston
SIA Licence Essential Skills: Site Broomfield Hall
Skunk Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Spanish for Beginners : Site The RoundHouse
Spanish for Beginners : Site Ilkeston
Spray Tanning: Site The RoundHouse
Spray Tanning: Site Ilkeston
Taster in Floristry: Site Broomfield Hall
Teaching Orienteering: Site Broomfield Hall
Thai Cooking: Site The RoundHouse
The Perfect Brow: Site Ilkeston
The Perfect Brow: Site The RoundHouse
Traditional Afternoon Tea: Site The RoundHouse
Vintage Hair Styling: Site The RoundHouse
Wallpapering Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building
Web Development: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Yoga & Relaxation (4-Weeks) : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Yoga & Relaxation (6-Weeks): Site Joseph Wright Centre
Yoga & Relaxation (6-Weeks) DC STAFF & FT STUDENTS ONLY: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Yoga & Relaxation (7-Weeks) : Site Joseph Wright Centre

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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