Here at Learn Devon, we think it’s important to make the most of free time, whether that means being creative, getting active, learning a skill or making new friends. So, alongside our courses in subjects like maths and English, we run a varied programme of leisure courses and workshops for you to enjoy.

Some of our leisure courses are suitable for all, while others are graded to suit different levels of experience in the subject. For most leisure courses (apart from language courses), please use this guide:

  • Steps one and two are suitable for beginners (you can start at step two if a step one course is not available).
  • Steps three and four are for learners at an intermediate level.
  • Step five is for those at an advanced level.

Please contact us if you are unsure which level would be most suitable for you.

Click on the subject areas below for a full list of upcoming courses.

Arts and crafts

Our arts and crafts programme includes workshops and courses in everything from painting and drawing to jewellery making and and pottery.


Whether you want to learn a relaxation method, join a keep fit class or explore a complementary therapy, we run all sorts of sessions for your health and wellbeing.

Creative writing/poetry

Keen to get creative with words? Join one of our writing courses and unlock your literary talents.


Keen to learn French, Spanish, Italian or German? On our courses, we can take you from beginner to fluent speaker. We teach languages from taster to advanced level – find out which step may be right for you with our guide.

Don’t worry if you can’t find a course you’d like in your area. Let us know and we will add you to our waiting list. If there’s enough interest, we will put on your course.

If your course costs more than £100, you may be able to pay by instalments – contact us for more details.