Community Courses for Adults

Alton College is working in partnership to deliver courses as part of the East Hampshire Leisure Learning Programme. Follow this link to see the full range of courses available and to find out about Floristry, Guitar, Photography and Reiki classes at Alton College.

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The Learning Club

The Learning Club offers fun courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Students should bring their own carer to each session.

We are currently working to increase our povision for the club, more details will be available soon.

We are currently offering three courses, a Cookery Taster, Expressive Movement and Healthy Living and Arts and Crafts (see details below). We often offer other courses, please email Tina Osgood for further information.

Please book your place on the online store.

If you are paying for more than one place please add them one at a time to your basket. You will then be able to complete the personal information we ask for on each individual. Thank you



The Learning Club - Cookery Taster Course

The cookery taster course will take place on the 6th and 13th December 2016, from 1.00 to 3.00pm, in the Teaching Kitchen at the College. Cost: £7

The course will be focus on: knife skills, meat and fish cookery, sauces, pastry and bread.

Examples of dishes we will be cooking include: onion bacon and cheese quiche, chicken curry with almonds, rosemary and sea salt focaccia, chocolate profiteroles, salmon and dill fishcakes, lasagne.

About the tutor Kate Hughes: “I have been a senior teacher at Leith’s School of food and wine in London where I trained 20 years ago and have had my own cookery school for 10 years and currently teach for Newlyn’s Cookery School in Odiham.”

Students and carers should dress appropriately, cooking aprons will be provided.

To book a place on this course please visit the College Online Store.


The Learning Club - Arts and Crafts Course

A 10 week arts and crafts course on Tuesday mornings starting on 17th January from 10.00 to 11.45am. The course dates are: January 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Cost: £35

We will make collages, prints, paintings, books and paper.We will create butterflies, urban landscapes, people with dog's heads, owls and magazines. We will have fun with feathers, bubble wrap, spots, stripes, old books, glitter, shiny things, patterns and lots of things to inspire us.

The student and carer should come dressed appropriately, with painting aprons or other protective clothing, as the College cannot take responsibility for any spoilt or damaged clothes.

To book a place on this course please visit the College Online Store



The Learning Club - Expressive Movement and Healthy Living

The course involves expressing yourself through dance and drama activities. You will also take part in fitness activities, which may include: dance, aerobics, yoga and Pilates, team games, the multi-gym. You may also learn about healthy living, good diet and personal hygiene. The course will work on improving co-ordination and memory. The course takes place in the Dance Studio of the Wessex Arts Centre at Alton College.

In each two hour session participants will complete 45 minutes of dance, drama, creative activities, working towards one big dance per five week block. Then participants will have a short coffee break, in the Wessex Arts Centre café. This gives participants practise in ordering drinks. It also gives them the chance to develop their social skills further.  In the last 45 minutes participants will work on a fitness activity, changing every five weeks. The first block will be team building games, involving balls, bean bags and hoops.

To book a place on this course please visit the College Online Store