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 pottery. Other courses and subject areas include; abstract art, clay modelling and sculpture, drawing and painting, curtain making and felt making, interior design, creative textiles, stained glass making (North Devon only) and willow craft. 

Go to our ‘course finder’ here and search for arts and crafts courses in your area or across the county.

Wellbeing

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.

Our wellbeing programme features workshops and courses including the following subjects: Hatha Yoga, Meditation and relaxation and Mindfulness

Go to our ‘course finder’ here and search for wellbeing courses in your area or across the county.

Creative writing/poetry

Keen to get creative with words? Join one of our writing courses and unlock your literary talents. Our creative writing/poetry programme features workshops and courses including the following subjects: script writing, forming characters, fantastic fiction, flash fiction (short form fiction)and ‘the writing toolkit’

Go to our ‘course finder’ here and search for creative writing and poetry courses in your area or across the county.

Languages

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.

Go to our ‘course finder’ here and search for languages courses in your area or across the county.

join our waiting list

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.