Leisure & Recreation

Our new Spring & Summer 2019 Leisure courses guide is now available.   Please call Reception on 648200 if you would like a guide.  

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: 18 weeks, starts 9th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM, RGS, CRHS

Business & Technology

  • Adobe InDesign
    DURATION: 8 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Sage 50 Accounts
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Marketing - What do you want from it?
    DURATION: 8 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Excel for Beginners
    DURATION: 5 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Excel for Intermediates
    DURATION: 7 weeks, starts 12th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word - Introduction to Mail Merge
    DURATION: 2 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word Intermediate
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 21st Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word Advanced
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 4th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Getting to Grips with iPads for Complete Beginners
    DURATION: 2 weeks, starts 12th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Getting to Grips with iPads for Improvers
    DURATION: 2 weeks, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Android Computers
    DURATION: 2 weeks, starts 9th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Computer Basics - User Skills
    DURATION: 3 weeks, starts 2nd March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to Use Facebook
    DURATION: 3 weeks, starts 22nd Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use LinkedIn
    DURATION: 3 weeks, starts 26th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • SketchUp for Beginners
    DURATION: 1 day workshops - 26th Jan, 16th March and 11th May 2019
    VENUE: UCM

Cookery & Cake Decorating

  • Vegetarian Cooking
    DURATION: 1 day workshop starts 16th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Cooking Like a Chef
    DURATION: 6 weeks, starts 25th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Cake Decorating for Improvers
    DURATION: 8 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Giant Cupcake Decorating Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Easter Cakes / Cupcake Decorating
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 16th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Middle Eastern Cuisine
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 17th Jan 2019
  • Cooking Italian
    DURATION: 8 weeks, starts 9th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Learn to Cook Indian Cuisine
    DURATION: 6 weeks, starts 18th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM

Creative Arts

  • Introduction to Animation
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 9th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Acting Techniques (For Future Superstars)
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 9th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Ballakermeen High School
  • Abstract Floral Drawing and Printing for Beginners
    DURATION: 12 weeks, starts 29th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Watercolour Landscape Painting for Beginners & Improvers - Saturdays
    DURATION: 10 weeks, starts 12th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Design and Sew Your Own Activewear
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 11th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Sinamay Fascinator Workshop for Beginners
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Christmas Needle Felting Day
    DURATION: 1 day, new start date - 1st Dec 2018, COURSE NOW FULL
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Felt Making
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to the Darkroom
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Learn or Improve your Knitting
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 9th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Easter Knitting Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 16th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Extended Felt Making
    DURATION: 6 weeks, starts 27th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Silver Jewellery Stone Setting Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ceramic Jewellery Workshop
    DURATION: 2 days, starts 9th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Silver Bangle Jewellery Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 16th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Cast Resin Jewellery Workshop
    DURATION: 2 days, starts 27th April 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Model Engineering & Restoration
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • More Papercrafts
    DURATION: 6 weeks, starts 31st Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ceramics Surface Decoration
    DURATION: 6 weeks, starts 2nd March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Printmaking for Beginners & Improvers
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Printmaking - Lino / Mono / Collagraph
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019 and 16th March 2019 and 11th May 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Salt Dough Modelling - Improvers
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 10th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Kensington Youth Centre, Douglas
  • Salt Dough Modelling - Easter
    DURATION: 3 weeks, starts 9th March 2019
    VENUE: Kensington Youth Centre, Douglas
  • Flower Arranging - Beginners
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 19th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Flower Arranging - Improvers
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 2nd March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Art and Positive Psychology for Wellbeing
    DURATION: 8 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Writing Fiction
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 30th Jan 2019
  • Watercolour Landscape Painting
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Ramsey Youth & Community Centre

General Interest

  • An Intro to the Archaeology of Manx Churches
    DURATION: 3 weeks, starts 23rd April 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • RYA VHF Radio GMDSS Short Range
    DURATION: 3 days, starts 19th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • The 2019 Manx Night Sky
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Beginners Bridge the Next Step - Evening
    DURATION: 12 weeks, starts 9th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Manx Bridge Club, Douglas
  • The English Civil War and its Consequences
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Millennium of Russian History: From Princes & Czars to Emperors and Oligarchs
    DURATION: 4 weeks, starts 23rd Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • The History & Archaeology of Castle Rushen
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Mining and Mills: The Industrial Heritage of the Isle of Man
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 16th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Great British Poets
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM

Health & Wellbeing

  • Essential First Aid - All Ages - RGS
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 16th Jan 2019
    VENUE: RGS
  • Essential First Aid - All Ages - UCM
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 26th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Essential First Aid - All Ages - UCM.
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 27th April 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Coaching Sport
    DURATION: 5 weeks - starts 15th Jan 2019, 25th Feb 2019 and 23rd April 2019
    VENUE: Various
  • Badminton for Beginners and Improvers
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: RGS
  • Healthy Eating - All You Need to Know to Eat Well, Live Well and Stay Well
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 24th Jan 2019
    VENUE: St. Ninian's Lower School, Onchan
  • Food and the Mood Connection
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 28th Feb 2019
    VENUE: St Ninian's Lower School, Onchan
  • Eating Well for Disease Prevention and Ageing Well
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 14th March 2019
    VENUE: St Ninian's Lower School, Onchan
  • Nutrition and Gut Connection Promoting Good Digestive Health
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 25th April 2019
    VENUE: St Ninian's Lower School, Onchan
  • Lovely Lunch Box Ideas for Children and Adults
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 9th May 2019
    VENUE: St Ninian's Lower School, Onchan
  • Pilates for Beginners - RGS
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 10th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Ramsey Grammar School
  • Pilates for Improvers - RGS
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 10th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Ramsey Grammar School
  • Functional Pilates - Sitting is the New Smoking
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 11th May 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Staying Mindful
    DURATION: 6 weeks, starts 26th Feb 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to be Happy
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 16th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Power of Mindfulness
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 24th April 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Tai Chi - Beginners - Peel Clothworkers Primary School
    DURATION: 10 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Peel Clothworkers Primary School
  • Reiki for Parents - Helping you and your child
    DURATION: 5 weeks, starts 30th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Reiki and Medicine
    DURATION: 1 day, starts 20th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ki Qong Exercise for Beginners
    DURATION: 5 weeks, starts 1st May 2019
    VENUE: Foxdale Primary School

Languages

  • Chinese Characters
    DURATION: 10 weeks 20th March 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Chinese Mandarin - Beginners Level 1
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • French - Beginners Level 1
    DURATION: 10 weeks, starts 12th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Russian for Beginners
    DURATION: 9 weeks, starts 8th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Italian Level 2
    DURATION: 10 weeks, starts 7th Jan 2019
    VENUE: UCM
  • Spanish Beginners Level 2
    DURATION: 15 weeks, starts 10th Jan 2019
    VENUE: Ramsey Grammar School