Recreation and Leisure Course Finder

Whether you’d like to study for fun or a hobby, try something new or learn some DIY skills for use around the home, Colchester Institute offers a range of short, leisure courses, evening classes and workshops to suit a variety of different needs. Please browse through the course finder to see the range of leisure courses offered at Colchester Institute.

Area of Study

The L1 / L2 / L3 City & Guilds welding awards are designed for a range of abilities: from beginners who need basic welding training, to experienced welders who want to develop specialist skills.

LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationLevel 1: 10 Weeks
Level 2: 10 Weeks
Level 3: 15 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateJanuary 2022
AttendanceOne evening per week
6pm - 9pm
PriceLevel 1: £395
Level 2: £395
Level 3: POA

We run a ceramics club for mixed ability levels which enables participants to learn new skills and develop personal work in an engaging but relaxed environment.

Duration6 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceWednesday: 6pm - 9pm
Price£150

Based on the BBC Two reality show “The Great British Sewing Bee” where amateur sewers compete to be named “Britain’s best home sewer” the Colchester Sewing Bee will encourage you to dust off your sewing machine and start stitching

LocationColchester
Duration6 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceWednesdays 6pm-9pm
Price£150

Based on the BBC Two reality show “The Great British Sewing Bee” where amateur sewers compete to be named “Britain’s best home sewer” the Colchester Sewing Bee will encourage you to dust off your sewing machine and start stitching

LocationColchester
Duration6 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceWednesdays 6pm-9pm
Price£150

If you have contact with deaf or hard of hearing people and would like to improve your confidence and communication skills, then this course is for you

LocationColchester
Duration4 weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start Date18th January 2022
AttendanceTuesday | 6pm - 8pm
Price£75

This course is suitable for those interested in wood occupations and provides the opportunity to learn new hand tool skills and develop knowledge of constructing basic woodworking joints. The programme covers a wide range of skills relating to furniture manufacture, both traditional and modern.

LocationColchester
Duration10 Weeks
Course CodeZT10451
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceTuesdays: 6pm - 9pm
Price£80

We offer French language courses at four different levels from beginners through to improvers plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage.

Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus

Start DateBeginners: TBC
Beginners Plus: TBC
AttendanceWednesday: 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We offer French language courses at four different levels from beginners through to improvers plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage.

Duration10 Weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateImprovers: TBC
Improvers Plus: TBC
AttendanceOne evening per week: 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We offer German language courses at four different levels from beginners through to improvers plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage.

Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateBeginners: TBC
Beginners Plus: TBC
AttendanceWednesday: 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We offer German language courses at four different levels from beginners through to improvers plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage.

Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateImprovers:TBC
Improvers Plus: TBC
AttendanceOne evening per week: 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

This course is aimed at aspiring designers who might be looking to reshape, restyle and enhance their home environment and those who simply want to improve their design skills and knowledge.

LocationColchester
Duration6 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceWednesday 6pm - 9pm
Price£150

This introductory short course is designed to develop your skills in digital video camera techniques, mostly for home or amateur use.

LocationColchester
Duration8 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceTuesday 6pm - 8pm
Price£115

The workshop will take you through the capabilities and possibilities of risograph printing and guide you through creating artwork for a three colour print.

LocationColchester
DurationOne day workshop
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
Attendance10am - 2pm
Price£40

This short introductory course is designed to develop your skills in Digital Video Editing Techniques

LocationColchester
Duration8 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceSaturdays 9-4pm
PriceTBC

We offer Italian language courses at four different levels from beginners through to improvers plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage

 

LocationColchester
Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateBeginners: TBC
Beginners Plus: TBC
AttendanceTuesdays 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We offer Italian language courses at four different levels from beginners through to improvers plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage

LocationColchester
Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateImprovers: TBC
Improvers Plus: TBC
AttendanceOne evening per week: 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We offer a Mandarin beginners course. This course is suitable for people who wish to improve their career prospects, for relocation abroad or simply for a holiday.

LocationColchester
Duration10 weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceThursday | 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We run a printmaking club for mixed ability levels which enables participants to learn new skills and develop personal work in an engaging but relaxed environment.

LocationColchester
Duration6 weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateWednesday 23rd February
AttendanceWednesday: 6pm - 9pm
Price£150

Do you aspire to auditioning for bake off, producing your own celebration cakes for birthdays, anniversaries or even weddings? If so, this is the course for you.

LocationColchester
Duration10 weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceWednesdays - 5pm - 9pm
Price£295

This course is for people with basic or even advanced sewing skills who need some guidance, confidence or who feel like they need some support to help perfect a skill.

LocationColchester
Duration4 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateTBC
AttendanceWednesday: 6pm - 9pm
Price£100

We offer Spanish language courses at six different levels from beginners through to intermediate plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage

Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSpanish Beginners: TBC
Beginners Plus: 3rd November 2021
AttendanceTuesday/Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm (see individual course)
Price£120

We offer Spanish language courses at six different levels from beginners through to intermediate plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage

Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateImprovers: TBC
Improvers Plus: TBC
AttendanceOne evening per week | 6pm - 8pm
Price£120

We offer Spanish language courses at six different levels from beginners through to intermediate plus. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with learners able to progress onto the next level upon successful completion of the previous stage

Duration10 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateIntermediate: TBC
Intermediate Plus: TBC
Upper Intermediate: TBC
Upper Intermediate Plus: TBC
AttendanceOne evening per week | 6pm - 8pm unless stated
Price£120