Leisure & Recreation

We offer a wide range of day, evening and weekend courses for all interests.  They are held at different locations.  Some are at the main UCM campus but there are many that are taking place right on your doorstep.  

Our courses are developed and offered in response to community need as identified by feedback from past applicants, enrolment history, popularity and current trends.  

So, try learning something new, just for fun! There is so much more you can do with your free time.  Get more creative, express yourself, gain useful skills, get fitter, more flexible, and more knowledgeable and do more with the time you have!  We hope we can tempt you with one of our many courses on offer.

Available courses

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Adult Literacy & Numeracy

  • Catch-up English and Maths
    DURATION: 36 weeks
    VENUE: UCM, RGS, CRHS

Arts & Crafts

  • Basic Art Skills
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ceramics Advanced
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Drawing & Painting for all Abilities
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: KENS
  • Drawing - The Formal Elements
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Dressmaking Techniques for all Abilities
    DURATION: 18 Weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Extended Felt Making
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Floral Art for Absolute Beginners
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Floral Art for Improvers
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Greenwood Sculpting & Bowl Carving
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Learn to Draw & Paint for Pleasure
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Model Engineering & Restoration
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: WKEN
  • Pottery & Ceramics
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Pottery & Ceramics for all Abilities
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Pottery & Ceramics Advanced
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Printmaking for Beginners & Improvers
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Smoke Firing Pottery
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Watercolour & Acrylic Painting
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: RYCC
  • Watercolour Landscape Painting for Beginners & Improvers
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: CRHS and UCM

Arts & Crafts - One and Two Day Workshops

  • Art for the Heart
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ceramic Christmas Crafts
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ceramic Jewellery Workshop
    DURATION: 2 days
    VENUE: UCM
  • Christmas Needle Felting Day
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Felt Making for all Abilities
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Interior Design
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Jewellery Making Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Silver Bangle Jewellery Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Silver Jewellery: Ring Making Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Silver Jewellery: Stone Setting Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Sinamay Fascinator Workshop for Beginners
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Spring Needle Felting Day
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Wreaths & Things
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

Astronomy

  • An Introduction to Astronomy
    DURATION: 12 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • The 2018 Manx Night Sky
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

Bridge

  • Bridge for Beginners
    DURATION: 12 weeks
    VENUE: UCM, SNLS
  • Beginners Bridge: The Next Step
    DURATION: 12 weeks
    VENUE: UCM, SNLS

Business

  • An Introduction to Excel for Small Businesses
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • An Introduction to Excel for Small to Medium Businesses
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • Cost Effective Marketing for Small Businesses & Individuals Wanting to Sell and Create an Audience Online
    DURATION: 12 weeks
    VENUE: UCM

Cake Decorating

  • Cake Decorating for Beginners
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Cake Decorating for Improvers
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Christmas Cake & Cupcake Decorating Workshop for all Abilities
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Christmas Wired Sugar Flowers
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Cupcake Decorating for Beginners
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Easter Cakes & Cupcake Decorating
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Giant Cupcake Decorating
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Taster to Wired Sugar Flowers
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

Computing

  • Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Computer Basics User Skills
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Getting to Grips with iPads for Complete Beginners
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Getting to Grips with iPads for Improvers
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use Facebook
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use LinkedIn
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use Twitter
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Tablet Computers
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Excel for Beginners
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word Advanced
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word for Beginners
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word Intermediate
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word: Introduction to Mailmerge
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM

Cookery

  • African Cooking
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Saucey Secrets
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Secrets of a Professional Chef: Back to Basics
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: UCM

Drama

  • Acting Techniques (for future superstars)
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM

Exercise & Dance

  • Argentine Tango
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Autumn Workout
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: CRHS
  • Badminton for Beginners & Improvers
    DURATION: 8/10 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • Focus on Fitness
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: FOX
  • Introduction to Self Defence
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: SCOILL
  • One to One Body Workshop
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: FOX
  • Salsa
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Social Dancing for Beginners
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Social Dancing for Improvers
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Spring Workout
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: CRHS
  • Step, Sculpt & Pre-Ski Training
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: FOX
  • Tai Chi for Beginners
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: PEEL

First Aid

  • Essential First Aid for Adults
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: RGS, UCM QEII
  • Essential First Aid - All Ages
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

General Interest

  • Helpful Tips to Stay Safe From Fraud
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Learn to Learn for Exams and Work
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

Health & Wellbeing

  • Eating for Health
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: UCM

Health & Wellbeing - 1 day workshops

  • Being a Successful Vegan/Vegetarian
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Dementia Friends Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: QEII, CRHS, UCM
  • Eating Well for Disease Prevention and Ageing Well
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Food and the Mood Connection
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Healthy Eating: All you need to know to eat well, live well and stay well
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • How to be Happy
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Listening to Others
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Losing Weight Effectively - The Healthy Way
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Lovely Lunch Box Ideas: For Children and Adults
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Nutrition and Gut Connection: Promoting Good Digestive Health
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • The Big Compassion Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Complete Weight Loss Programme
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Working Mindfully with Pain, Discomfort & Difficult Emotions
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

History & Heritage

  • A History of the Isle of Man: AD979 to the Present (for credit & not for credit)
    DURATION: 20 weeks
    VENUE: Elmwood House
  • An Introduction to Western Philosophy
    DURATION: 24 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Crusades & Crusaders: How Holy They Really Were?
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Hill, Moore, Valley & Shore: An Introduction to the Geology & Landscape of the Isle of Man
    DURATION: 4 weeks + 2 field trips
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ideas & Movements That Have Changed the World
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to the Isle of Man (for credit & not for credit)
    DURATION: 24 weeks
    VENUE: Elmwood House
  • Millennium of Russian History: From Princes to Czars to Emperors and Oligarchs
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Archaeology of Peel Castle
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

Languages

  • Ard-Teisht Ghaelgagh: Advanced Certificate in Manx (Year 1)
    DURATION: 30 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Chinese Characters
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Chinese Mandarin for Beginners Level 1
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • French Beginners Level 2
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • French Conversation Level 1
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM, RGS
  • French Conversation Level 2
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM, RGS
  • French for Beginners Level 1
    DURATION: 15 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • German for Beginners Levels 1 & 2
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: CRHS, UCM
  • How to Learn Foreign Languages for Beginners & Intermediates
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Italian for Beginners & Improvers Levels 1 & 2
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Japanese for Beginners
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Portuguese for Absolute Beginners
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Spanish for Beginners and Improvers Levels 1 & 2
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM, CRHS
  • Spanish Level 3
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Teisht Chadjin Ghaelgagh: General Certificate in Manx
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: UCM

Literature

  • Great British Authors
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Great British Poets
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to self-publish your book online
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM

Music

  • Guitar Playing for Pleasure for All Abilities
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: QEII, CRHS

Photography

  • Creative Photography for All Abilities
    DURATION: 16 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Mastering Photography
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: CRHS

Sailing (RYA)

  • RYA Day Skipper Certificate (Theory)
    DURATION: 22 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • RYA VHF Radio GMDSS Short Range Certificate
    DURATION: 2 days
    VENUE: UCM

Swimming

  • Swimming for Adult Beginners
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: GLEN P
  • Swimming for Adult Improvers
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: GLEN P

Yoga & Pilates

  • Classical Yoga for Beginners and Intermediates
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: BALLAS
  • Functional Pilates: Sitting is the New Smoking
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Pilates for Beginners
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS, RGS, UCM
  • Pilates for Beginners - 1 day workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Pilates for Intermediates
    DURATION: 10 weeks
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Pilates for Men
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Pilates for Sport
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Pilates in the Pool
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: GLEN P
  • Yoga for all Abilities
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: GLEN G, WILL
  • Yoga for Beginners and Intermediates
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: PEEL
  • Yoga for Improvers
    DURATION: 18 weeks
    VENUE: WILL