Free short courses for adults this summer

During the student holidays, we will be hosting a summer school for adults with a wide range of short courses and taster sessions taking place throughout July and August.

If you live in the Rotherham or Nottinghamshire areas and are aged over 19, you don’t have to travel far to have a memorable summer.

Rediscover your love of learning, top up your skills, and escape the boredom with a skills-based course taking place right here on your doorstep.

Ranging from one-hour workshops to three-week-long courses, our short summer courses are taught at two of our College campuses: Rotherham CollegeNorth Notts College and Dearne Valley College.

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Not been in education for a while? Don’t sweat it!

These short courses are relaxed and friendly, with lots of hands-on learning.

You’ll be taught by our experienced and approachable staff in an informal setting within the Colleges.

And best of all, our short courses are completely free for all adults – regardless of your income or current employment status.

So, which course will you sign up for?


Summer courses at Rotherham College

To sign up for one of the below courses/taster sessions at Rotherham College, please call 01709 362111 or email info@rotherham.ac.uk

Basic Digital Skills

Duration: Two mornings

When:
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2024
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2024
Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm

You will study Windows (OS) basics, options for safer internet browsing, email, typing, spreadsheets and basic graphic design including making a poster for a business or social group.

Business Start Up

Duration: Two afternoons

When:
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2024
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2024
Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Times: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

You will create a business plan, define what a USP is, how to set yourself apart from your competitors, don’t let cost get in your way, accounts, client contact/using a CRM and an introduction to social media marketing.

Introduction to Photography

Duration: Two days

When: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th July 2024

Times: 9am – 4pm

Use of mobile phone photography, use of DSLR cameras and an introduction into editing software.

Introduction to Professional Make Up Application

Duration: One morning

When:
Thursday 1st August 2024
Tuesday 6th August 2024
Thursday 15th August 2024

Times: 10am – 1pm

An introduction into the world of professional make up. Start your journey and develop your knowlege and skills of make up application in our fantastic media make up facility.

Introduction to Hairstyling (parent and child)

Duration: One morning

When:
Friday 2nd August 2024
Thursday 8th August 2024
Tuesday 13th August 2024

Times: 10am – 1pm

This programme is an introduction into hair styling for for adults. You are welcome to join either on your own or bring a family member with you to be your model. Children are welcome to be your model for the duration of the course.

Introduction to Special FX Make Up

Duration: Two mornings

When: Thursday 25th July and Wednesday 7th August 2024

Times: 10am – 1pm

An introduction into the world of professional make up. Start your journey and develop your knowlege and skills of spexial fx make up application in our fantastic media make up facility.

Garment Making

Duration: One day

When: Tuesday 6th August 2024

Times: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Learn how to use a sewing machine and sew different seams, understanding the construction process providing a foundation to continue your learning.

English and Maths

Duration: TBC

When: TBC

Times: TBC

Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

Duration: Five days

When:
Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2024
Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd August 2024

Times: 9am – 4pm

Bag Making

Duration: One day

When: Wednesday 7th August 2024

Times: 9.30am – 2.30pm

You will develop basic sewing machine skills. You will create a tote bag or a rice bag, the choice is yours.