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Leisure and short courses

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It's a perfect time to learn something new

Our part-time leisure courses in Oxfordshire and Berkshire offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, expand your knowledge, discover your passion, or even turn a hobby into a rewarding career.

You will meet like-minded people and develop new friendships in a fun and supportive environment.

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Why should you choose our leisure courses?

  • over 200 programmes and courses to choose from, delivered by an award-winning education group
  • pick up a new skill – without the stress of an exam at the end of it
  • be taught by experienced teachers, experts in their field
  • affordable short courses that offer excellent value for money
  • programmes designed to fit around your lifestyle commitments, with evening, daytime and weekend options, across different locations and campuses
  • high quality facilities, with access to our on-site hair and beauty salons and caf├ęs
  • opportunities for beginners through to experienced learners
  • a focus placed on personal development

 

Course areas

  • Arts and crafts
  • Ceramics and pottery
  • Classic motor vehicle maintenance
  • Hair and beauty
  • Languages
  • Performing arts
  • Photography and media
  • Practical crafts and woodwork

Our learning venues

Part-time courses are available at our campuses in Banbury, Bracknell and Wokingham, Oxford and Reading. Click on the buttons below to browse courses by location. 

Leisure courses at Banbury  
Leisure courses at Oxford
Leisure courses at Reading
Leisure courses at Bracknell and Wokingham

Courses are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends. 

Find out more about course booking terms and conditions.

Additional information and advice

If you are ready to book or want more information on course content, locations or fees - please contact our friendly Advice and Admissions team:

Find out more about all Activate Learning leisure courses in our new guide.