You are here

Adult Education

Our adult education courses are short courses ideal for anyone seeking new interests and who want to develop new skills

Courses

Beginners Guide to Digital Photography

This course aims to teach the very basics of Digital Photography utilising the settings and controls of your camera. Explore photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop to produce stunning digital prints. For the first session you will need your camera and the manual if you have one, memory card and USB lead to connect to a computer. A book for your notes. Suggested Equipment: Whilst a digital compact camera is acceptable, to get the most from this course we recommend that students have a dslr camera (digital Single Lens Reflex camera). Tuesday Evening Sessions: 18:00 - 20:30 (Autumn Term) Wednesday Evening Sessions: 18:00 - 20:30 (Spring Term)

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Guide to Digital Photography – Next Step

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe enviroment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

You will learn how to use your camera fully, download your photo images into the PC, how to manipulate them and produce a finished print. By the end of the course you should be able to set camera controls to create correctly exposed images in differing situations, download images to a computer, manipulate and print images.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstration by the tutor One to one tuition within the group Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved

How will I be assessed: 

Continuous classroom assessment based on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Beginners Guide to Digital Photography
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE701
Entry requirements: 
Students who want to understand how the creative controls can be used to produce images where they are in control of the camera settings rather than automatic modes.
Course Code: 
ADE701
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ADE701CE1B
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Beginners Guide to Pruning Shrubs and Trees

Pruning is an important horticultural skill and one that many are keen to get to grips with to ensure their gardens are kept in good order for the following year. The principles of pruning trees and shrubs will be described, tools and equipment will be discussed and demonstrated and a hands-on session will be included to enable the learner to gain experience of pruning a range of trees and shrubs. We will conclude by visiting and pruning our Heritage Apple Orchard. Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to progress further on to other gardening classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe enviroment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

Please bring stout footwear and appropriate clothing for working outdoors. Self Service Refreshments & Snacks: Available to purchase from our Vending Machines. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstration by the tutor One to one tuition within the group Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved

How will I be assessed: 

N/A

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Beginners Guide to Pruning Shrubs and Trees
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE061
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE061
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Creative Blacksmithing: Forge a Christmas Decoration

Forging is the working of metal into a useful shape by hammering or pressing. Now you will have the chance to learn the basics of forging and make a Christmas Decoration for yourself! Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to progress further on to other creative classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe enviroment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

Please bring old, non-flamible clothing (no polyester) and suitable footwear. Materials will be covered for smal items. An addtional charge may be made should you wish to make a large object. Self Service Refreshments & Snacks: Available to purchase from our Vending Machines. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstration by the tutor One to one tuition within the group Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved

How will I be assessed: 

N/A

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Creative Blacksmithing: Forge a Christmas Decoration
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE034
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE034
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-humanities-blue
Course Options: 
ADE034BW1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Food of the Americas

This course aims to introduce a range of dishes from both North and South America. It is for anyone interested in trying their hand at some American classics. Tuesday Evening session: 18:00 - 20:30

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to progress further on to other cookery classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe environment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

We will be looking at a range of dishes from both North and South America including Louisiana Jambalaya, Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Peanut Butter and Chocolate brownies and many more.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstrations led by the tutor. One-to-one tuition within the group. Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.

How will I be assessed: 

Continuous classroom assessment based on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Food of the Americas
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE113
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE113
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-catering-orange
Course Options: 
ADE113CE1C
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Gingerbread House Making

What to bring: • Electric scales • Food colours • Piping tubes • Box/container suitable to take item home • Decorative items i.e. glitters, sweets, ribbon, cellophane Please wear Sensible Shoes. No open shoes such as Sandals, Flip Flops or High Heels. Closed shoes, such as Leather or Trainers would be preferable. Please ensure your legs are suitably covered to protect yourself, No Shorts. It is essential to bring a Cook’s apron, Cloth or Plastic. Saturday session: 10:00 - 16:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to progress further onto other cookery classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe environment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

An introduction to Gingerbread. A template and recipe sheet will be given with a demonstration and step-by-step instruction to design, make and finish with royal icing and decorative finishings ideas. Learn piping techniques/ modern contempoary designs to traditional.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstrations led by the tutor. One-to-one tuition within the group. Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.

How will I be assessed: 

N/A

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Gingerbread House Making
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE122
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE122
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-catering-orange
Course Options: 
ADE122CW1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Hot and Cold Desserts to Impress

This course aims to give culinary knowledge of all aspects of professional patisserie and confectionary. Each week step-by-step guidance on classic hot and cold desserts, with aspects of presenting dishes. Evening session: 18:00 - 21:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Learners may wish to progress further on to other cookery classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe environment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

On the course you will learn how to make a variety of classic dishes, hot and cold desserts; creams, coulis and fillings, decorative designs. By the end of the course you should be able to have confidence to produce beautiful dessert and garnishing ideas.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstrations led by the tutor; One-to-one tuition within the group; Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.

How will I be assessed: 

Continuous classroom assessment based on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Hot and Cold Desserts to Impress
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE135
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE135
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-catering-orange
Course Options: 
ADE135CE1C
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Introduction to Companion Animal Behaviour and Training

Aimed at adults, this introduction to animal behaviour and training will give you a sound basis in which to understand the natural behaviours of your pets and how you can reproduce this in the home. Bring along any examples of problem pet behaviours to discuss during the session. Day Session: 10:00 - 14:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

A greater understanding of animal behaviour and the basics of animal training.

Reason: 
An Introduction to the basics of companion animal behaviour and training
Reason 2: 
Excellent state of the art Animal Centre with purpose built classrooms
Reason 3: 
A large array of animals with a practical foundation
Reason 4: 
Beautiful scenery and surroundings
Reason 5: 
Qualified staff member - BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare
What will I Study: 

You will study and explore an introduction to animal behaviour and training and develop an understanding of how this impacts on animal welfare.

How will I be taught: 

Teaching will be both active and engaging including a PowerPoint presentation, video clips and practical elements, utilising the vast array of animals at our state of the art Animal Centre. This will ensure that all learners can recognise varying animal behaviours and methods of training.

How will I be assessed: 

You will be assessed in a summative capacity through Q&A and on your ability to train an animal at the Centre to complete a trick.

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Introduction to Companion Animal Behaviour and Training
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE099
Entry requirements: 
You will require no formal experience but a love of animals and a keenness to learn are vital.
Course Code: 
ADE099
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-land-green
Course Options: 
ADE099BW1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Learning to Draw and Paint - Intermediate

This course aims to advance creative students in a wide range of drawing and painting disciplines and is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their artistic skills. Throughout this course, the aim is to teach you the tools and techniques you will need to succeed outside of the classroom. You will learn about key areas, providing you with a solid creative foundation and confidence to use your skills independently. Tuesday Evening Sessions: 18:00 - 20:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

You will have the chance to build a creative portfolio for a further art or design course and will give you a chance to gain the confidence to work independently.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in safe environment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

This course aims to enhance the confidence and pleasure of drawing/painting in a relaxed environment. There will be the opportunity work from a model discovering how to paint a figure, as well as working from still life and from photos. This course covers a broad range of processes and techniques that every artist should know. Learn a range of skills and techniques through painting and drawing, on this course you will cover the following core areas: Life drawing, broken colour/optical mixing, glazing, mono printing, colour theory, mixed media, line & wash, composition, accurate measuring, proportions, foreshortening, perspective. For the first session you will need: Pen, notebook and a A3 sketchbook, rubber, sharpener and a range of pencils. Additional costs: A basic art kit which will be explained on 1st week.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstrations led by the tutor. One-to-one tuition within the group. Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.

How will I be assessed: 

Continuous classroom assessment based on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Learning to Draw and Paint - Intermediate
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE009
Entry requirements: 
This course would appeal to artists who have a basic background knowledge but are looking to further their skills and knowledge to enhance a portfolio or just for enjoyment.
Course Code: 
ADE009
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ADE009CE1C
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Make a Friend of the Sewing Machine

Come and learn what a friend your sewing machine can be! Threads, Needles, Tensions will all be covered in addition to exploring built in stitches and free machine embroidery. Sat: 10:00 - 16:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to progress further on to other creative classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe enviroment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

Please bring Calico, Machine Needles sizes 80 & 90, Machine sewing Threads, Machine Embroidery Threads. Self Service Refreshments & Snacks are available to purchase from our Vending Machines. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstration by the tutor One to one tuition within the group Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved

How will I be assessed: 

N/A

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Make a Friend of the Sewing Machine
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE794
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE794
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-creative-pink
Course Options: 
ADE794BW1B
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Novelty Cakes and Cake Modelling

What to bring: • pen and paper • modelling tools • Icing tubes • Food colours • Box/containers to take things home • Cake board square 12ins Please wear Sensible Shoes. No open shoes such as Sandals, Flip Flops or High Heels. Closed shoes, such as Leather or Trainers would be preferable. Please ensure your legs are suitably covered to protect yourself, No Shorts. It is essential to bring a Cook’s apron, Cloth or Plastic Saturday session: 10:00 - 16:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Students may wish to progress further onto other cookery classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe environment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

A day workshop of cake making, modelling and designing. You will be: • modelling with sugarpaste and marzipan • cutting cakes to desired shape • making simple flowers, novelties/decorative ideas

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstrations led by the tutor. One-to-one tuition within the group. Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.

How will I be assessed: 

N/A

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
Novelty Cakes and Cake Modelling
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE125
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required. It is for enthusiastic cake makers wanting to achieve more professional techniques and tricks of the trade.
Course Code: 
ADE125
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-catering-orange
Course Options: 
ADE125CW1C
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

The Italian Collection

This course aims to: Give culinary knowledge of classical Italian dishes throughout the course. Sweet and savoury dishes from Italian breads, desserts, pasta dishes and entertaining dishes for Spring. Evening Session: 18:00 - 21:00

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

Learners may wish to progress further onto other cookery classes within the College.

Reason: 
Develop new skills and techniques
Reason 2: 
Meet new friends in a safe environment
Reason 3: 
Good range of facilities and services
Reason 4: 
Appropriate classroom/workshop
Reason 5: 
Course is structured and well managed with helpful feedback
What will I Study: 

On the course you will learn how to make fresh pasta, sauces, risottos, fresh pizzas, desserts, Italian breads, luxury twice baked biscotti for gifts. By the end of the course you should be able to cook classic dishes and have confidence to develop recipes/skills/making advanced breads/biscuits/desserts and Italian dishes at home!

How will I be taught: 

Practical demonstrations led by the tutor; one-to-one tuition within the group; Individual/group discussion/evaluations of the practical work achieved.

How will I be assessed: 

Continuous classroom assessment based on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)

Is Direct Enrol: 
Yes
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Qualification gained: 
The Italian Collection
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=ADE132
Entry requirements: 
No previous experience required.
Course Code: 
ADE132
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-catering-orange
Course Options: 
ADE132CE1B
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:00

Learn something new

Is there something you've always been interested in and you now have the time to explore? Or perhaps you're looking for a fun and friendly reintroduction to learning, to increase your confidence and meet new friends with similar interests and passions? Whatever your reason, we offer a fantastic choice of short, informal adult and community learning classes.

New skills. No exams

Sign up for a huge range of short courses, from learning to draw & paint to learning a new language, and discover new skills and hobbies without having to worry about exams.

Get back in higher education

Thumbnail Image: 
Forward: 
access