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
Adult Riding Camp : Site Broomfield Hall
Advanced Barbering Techniques: Site The RoundHouse
Advanced Barbering Techniques: Site Ilkeston
Advanced Improve Your Riding - Starting 12th January 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Advanced Improve Your Riding - Starting 22nd September 2016 : Site Broomfield Hall
Advanced Improve Your Riding - Starting 24th September 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Advanced Improve Your Riding - Starting 27th April 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Advancing Pottery Skills: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Advancing Pottery Skills - Roll-On Only: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Air Brush Make-up: Site Ilkeston
An Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance and Repairs: Site Johnson Building
An Introduction to Bricklaying : Site Hudson Building
An Introduction to Counselling: Site The RoundHouse
An Introduction to Furniture Restoration : Site Hudson Building
An Introduction to Photography : Site Joseph Wright Centre
An Introduction to Plastering: Site Hudson Building
Arranging Flowers from Your Garden: Site Broomfield Hall
Artisan Bread Making : Site The RoundHouse
Award in Ceramics: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Award in Photography: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Award in Textiles: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Baby Aromatherapy : Site The RoundHouse
BHS Stage 1 Preparation - Starting 25th April 2017: 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
Build a BBQ : Site The RoundHouse
Cake Decoration for Beginners : Site The RoundHouse
Christmas Workshop - Let's Make a Christmas Bunting: Site The RoundHouse
Contemporary Jewellery Making - November 2016: Site The RoundHouse
Creative Writing : Site The RoundHouse
DIY Home Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building
Exploring Psychology : Site The RoundHouse
Festive Sweet Tooth Cooking for Christmas - Saturday 26th November: Site The RoundHouse
Fitness Classes: Site Johnson Building
Fitness Workshops: Site Johnson Building
Gardening for Wildlife - September 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Gel Polish: Site The RoundHouse
Gel Polish: Site Ilkeston
Gel Polish - Evening : Site The RoundHouse
Have a go at Pottery : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Holiday Spanish : Site The RoundHouse
Home Plumbing Winter Awareness : Site The RoundHouse
Indian Cookery - Saturday 25th March: Site The RoundHouse
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 11th January 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 12th January 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 21st September 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 22nd September 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 24th September 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 26th April 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 27th April 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 29th April 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 29th April 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 7th January 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Intermediate Improve Your Riding - Starting 7th January 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Introduction to Barbering: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Barbering: Site Ilkeston
Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Ladies Hair Cutting: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Massage: Site The RoundHouse
Introduction to Massage: Site Ilkeston
Introductory Improve Your Riding - Starting 11th January 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Improve Your Riding - Starting 21st September 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Introductory Improve Your Riding - Starting 26th April 2017: Site Broomfield Hall
Italian Cookery - Saturday 29th April 2017: Site The RoundHouse
Junior Cooks (ages 10-14) - Saturday 11th February 2017: Site The RoundHouse
Junior Potters : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Lashes and Brows: Site The RoundHouse
Learn About the Birds in Your Garden - October 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Learn Holistic Treatments at Home : Site The RoundHouse
Learn Threading: Site The RoundHouse
Learn Threading: Site Ilkeston
Let's Bake - Free-From : Site The RoundHouse
Let's Bake - Macarons : Site The RoundHouse
Let's Bake - The Essentials : Site The RoundHouse
Let's Sew - Dressmaking : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Let's Sew - Patchwork - January 2017: Site Joseph Wright Centre
Let's Sew - The Basics : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Let's Try Vintage Floristry : Site The RoundHouse
Let's Try Vintage Floristry - Taster Evening: Site The RoundHouse
Little Bakers - Easter Treats / Easter Eggs: Site The RoundHouse
Make a Christmas Table Decoration: Site Broomfield Hall
Make a Door Wreath for Christmas - Thursday 1st December: Site Broomfield Hall
Make a Door Wreath for Christmas - Thursday 8th December: Site Broomfield Hall
Make a Reindeer for Christmas - December 2016: Site Broomfield Hall
Male Grooming: Site The RoundHouse
Meerkat Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Mindfulness Eating : Site The RoundHouse
Mindfulness Living : Site The RoundHouse
Mindfulness Living - Taster Evening : Site The RoundHouse
Motor Vehicle Maintenance : Site Johnson Building
Pirates of the Caribbean and Beyond: The History of Pirates : Site The RoundHouse
Plumbing Around the Home - February 2017: Site The RoundHouse
Porcupine Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Pottery for Beginners : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Pottery Workshop: Throwing Skills : Site Joseph Wright Centre
Prickly Porcupine Experience: Site Broomfield Hall
Reptile Encounter: Site Broomfield Hall
Semi-Permanent Lashes: Site The RoundHouse
Semi-permanent Lashes: Site Ilkeston
Skunk Experience: Site Broomfield Hall
Spray Tanning: Site The RoundHouse
Spray Tanning: Site Ilkeston
Spray Tanning: Site The RoundHouse
Stolen Continents: Native American History : Site The RoundHouse
The Perfect Brow: Site Ilkeston
The Perfect Brow: Site The RoundHouse
Wallpapering Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building
World of Wine : Site The RoundHouse
Yoga & Relaxation for Beginners - NEW: 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

Spring & Summer Learning

  • Spring & Summer Learning

    Come and take a look at our part-time learning opportunities starting this Spring and Summertime.

    Our courses have been designed for adults who are looking to pursue a hobby or learn a new skill. This year we also have a selection of adult and child learning workshops to inspire the whole family.

    Found the right course, book your place today!

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