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You have chosen to look at learning in your free time

Select one of the options below to see more about different kinds of learning and classes
Arts & crafts - General skills - Health & exercise - Hobbies - Languages - Vocational

Arts & crafts study

Classes and groups learning about arts and crafts like cooking or painting, music or car maintenance etc

General skills

Learn important basics like reading better, computer skills, numeracy and personal skills

Health & exercise groups

Learn how to improve your physical and mental shape in small or larger groups

Hobbies groups

Learn more about the hobbies that interest you whether playing a musical instrument or dancing, local history or playing bridge

Language study

Learn how to read and speak a foreign language, either at home or in a group or class

Vocational study

Improve your job chances and skills at work by following a course at home or in a class

Find out more about learning in your free time 

Consult one of the general organisations or magazines listed below.


BUBL - Further Education Colleges  www.bubl.ac.uk/uk/fe/index.html
Campaign for Learning  www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/
City & Guilds  www.city-and-guilds.co.uk/
Learndirect  www.learndirect.co.uk/  0800 100900
Lifelong Learning  www.lifelonglearning.dfee.gov.uk/

National Extension College  www.nec.ac.uk/courses 
National Grid for Learning  www.ngfl.gov.uk/
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education www.niace.org.uk/
National Open College Network  www.nocn.ac.uk/ 
Open University  www.open.ac.uk/ 

Select my tutor www.selectmytutor.co.uk 

Tutor Hunt www.tutorhunt.com

UK Departments of Continuing and/or Adult Education  www.ex.ac.uk/~PRFChani/ACE/UK_CE_Depts.html 


Floodlight (Greater London only - other authorities have similar listings) 
Full Time Floodlight (Greater London only - other authorities have similar listings) 
U3A News

Details of many learning holidays are given in the Time to Learn directories -access on www.timetolearn.org.uk or via City and Guilds of London Institute www.city-and-guilds.co.uk  0207 294 2850 

Look under the individual types of learning and activities for other organisations and magazines that will tell you more

LeisureVision has pages on almost 100 different ways of using free time.  They show you what the activity is, what you need to do it, how to get started, and where to find out more.  Click on index A-Z to go directly to the list of individual activities.


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