Adult Leisure Courses

Discover a new hobby or skill

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Adult leisure courses

If you fancy trying something new or want to pursue a pastime and make new friends, our leisure courses are for you. Choose your course, study around your commitments and gain progression advice and support to further develop your skills or pursue accredited study.

We have a variety of creative options available including Web Design and Digital Literacy for beginners, Flower Arranging courses, as well as a variety of painting and illustration courses. Learn a new language with our starter courses, or upskill with our British Sign Language courses, the possibilities are endless. Our courses are suitable for all adults regardless of age.

Did you know?

We have government funded courses which means there’s potential 
for you to study something you’ve dreamed of for free.

If you are earning £23,400 or below, you can study most of our adult courses for free


If you are earning below £23,400, unemployed or have never studied a Level 3 course before 
(equivalent to A Levels), 
you can study one of our level 3 courses listed here for free.

Benefits of leisure courses

At Leeds City College, our adult leisure courses span a 
range of subjects and are taught by experienced tutors.

  • Experience a short course allowing time for other commitments.
  • Gain progression advice and support.
  • Acquire a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge.
  • Choose from an exciting range of course subjects.
  • Put your theory into practice in facilities such as childcare rooms and salons.
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How to apply

Click on a course below to find out more information. Then when you’re ready, hit the ‘Apply Now’ button – this can be found at the top of every course page. After consenting to allow us to contact you, the form should already be filled in with your selected course. All that is left for you to do is to select your start date and enter your details. We will then be in contact with you regarding the next steps.

Take a look at our leisure courses

Read through our prospectus

Not sure what you want to study?

No problem – you can email us at or give us a call on 0113 386 1997 and a member of our team will get back to you.

Our open days and online webinars are also a great way to find out more about studying at Leeds City College and our courses; please see our events webpage for more information.

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