Leisure Learning


Covid19 Update:

We are working hard to amend our provision to meet the required guidelines set by the Government. If you are currently enrolled onto a Leisure Learning course you will be contacted by a member of the team to advise whether your course can be delivered remotely or will need to be temporarily paused. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at business@suffolk.ac.uk and one of our team members will be happy to assist.


Welcome to our exciting Leisure Learning programme!

We advise that you sign up using the links below early to secure a place on your chosen Learning for Fun course at our Ipswich campus.

If there are very low enrolments one week prior to the start date of the course we will review whether the course is closed, and if possible offer you an alternative.

Age Restriction: Please note our Leisure Learning courses are for people aged 19 and over (as of August 2020).

Please click here to see full terms and conditions before booking your place.




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Online and Remote Courses

Remote Leisure Learning Course Log On Test Session

If you are interested in booking on to a Remote Leisure Learning course but you are unsure about your online connection, this free test session will determine if you can log on using Google Meet.

Zoom Training | Thursday 17th June | 1 Session | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Agricultural and Horticulture - Suffolk Rural Campus

If you are interested in our Willow Basketry course starting 13thNov 2021, please contact business@suffolk.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list.

The course is for eight sessions at £330 in total, which includes the willow. The course dates are as follows: 13th Nov, 11th Dec, 22nd Jan '22, 26th Feb '22, 26th March '22, 30th April '22, 28th May '22 & 25th June '22.

Basket & Container Growing | Friday 9th July | 1 Session | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Fruit & Veg Growing | Wednesday 23rd June | 1 Session | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Introduction to Floristry Workshop | Saturday 12th June | 1 Session | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Introduction to Garden Design | Saturday 12th June | 1 Session | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Pruning - What, When & How | Wednesday 21st July | 1 Session | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Wildlife Gardening | Saturday 12th June | 6 Sessions | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Arboriculture - Suffolk Rural Campus

Chainsaw for Domestic Use | Friday 2nd July 2021 | 1 Session | 8:30am - 4:30pm

Automotive - Suffolk Rural Campus

Basic Vehicle Maintenance | Saturday 12th June 2021 | 1 Session | 10:00am – 3:00pm

"I am grateful for the opportunity to continue learning with remote learning in these current strange times. Whilst there are a few differences from the classroom experience I feel that the learning experience is not compromised - indeed I feel we are more focused and less likely to be distracted by other things. I feel much more comfortable being at home in the current circumstances including the fact it is winter. For example, with the heavy snow last week I would not have wanted to travel to the college but as we had remote learning we were able to continue with our class as normal. Personally, I would not be happy to rush returning to the classroom and would prefer to wait until we can mingle normally." - Chinese For Beginners

"The good news is that we still have the same imaginative teacher who works hard to make it fun as well as informative learning despite yet more staring at a screen, and you can be in the comfort of your cosy home and within reach of a kettle to make a drink! Yay!" - Chinese For Beginners

"It was amazing to be back in the classroom on Saturday with my fellow students. Great communication, support and advice about testing before my return to The College. Social distancing and face masks did not deter from the enjoyment of the day." - Willow Basketry

Are you interested in running a Leisure Learning course?

Download our initial contact form here and send it to Business@suffolk.ac.uk.

Got a Leisure Learning course in mind that is not listed above?

Please do contact us if there is a course you would be interested in partaking as a Leisure Learning course that is not listed above. We are always keen to deliver new and innovative courses!

Looking for sports activities? Check out our sports centre!

For further enquiries please contact us at Business@suffolk.ac.uk or call us on 01473 382359.

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