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Short Courses

Our short courses, which include our night school classes and wider community courses, are run at Lincoln and Newark College.

Accessible & Flexible

Our short courses, which include our night school classes and wider community courses, are run at Lincoln and Newark College.

Our courses have been created to make learning accessible and flexible. We have both daytime and evening classes available across our college sites.

What you can expect from us

A relaxed, friendly environment with support and guidance from from our qualified and experienced tutors

Learn at your own pace, at times to suit you. We offer flexible attendance at our college sites and community venues and are available both daytime and evening.

We also offer distance learning to allow you to fit study in around busy lifestyles

We provide a wide variety of training and learning opportunities to help you develop skills for both your personal and professional growth.

Your Study Options

Discover the right course for you. Whether you're looking to enhance your current career, change career paths, or explore something completely new - we've got options for everyone!

For more information to express your interest in a course please call: (01522) 876 258 or email us at 

Each course is 8 weeks long and is taught for 2 hours each week. All language courses are priced at £60 which includes a college certificate of attendance. Language subjects offered are listed below:

  • German

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Polish

  • Italian

The Community Education Centre offers flexible, self-directed study in our computer suite situated on the Lincoln College campus.

You will be required to study for a minimum of 4 hours per week within our opening times which are: 

  • Monday 9am to 1pm 

  • Tuesday 9am to 1pm 

  • Wednesday  9am - 3pm & 4pm to 7pm 

  • Thursday CLOSED 

  • Friday 9am to 1pm 

We offer a range of IT qualifications from beginner to advanced levels. We also offer the opportunity to enrol on a free taster course which enables you to try out the materials, gain knowledge and confidence before enrolling on to a qualification.

Effective computer use can help you communicate more effectively and access information more easily, and a certified computer qualification makes you more attractive to employers. ICDL is recognised and valued in workplaces all over the world making it a valuable credential on your CV.

Employers regard it as the international benchmark in IT user competence as it meets the growing requirements for evidence of digital literacy from employers. The qualification consists of 4 units and covers the most commonly used Microsoft Office applications:

  • Word processing - Create word-processed documents; enter, edit and format text, use graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish and effectively use tools such as mail merge.

  • Spreadsheets - Develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets; enter and format data,   manipulate and format worksheets, perform calculations and create charts to produce high-quality documents.

  • Presentations - Produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including   animation, charts, tables, drawn objects and images.

  • Improving productivity using IT - Work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using   tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.

Please note: These ICDL Extra units can also be studied as single unit qualifications.   We offer a flexible learning style to fit around other commitments.

This short course is designed for people who are looking to gain a basic  understanding and practical knowledge of Microsoft Excel. It provides the skills and knowledge needed to be able to:

  • Create and format a spreadsheet

  • Perform calculations

  •  Insert charts

Sign language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression and body language. Sign language is used mainly by people who are deaf or have hearing impairments.

This course will look at BSL structure, the alphabet, hand shapes and facial expressions. Learn the use of signs in sentences and stories and also  ages, family, colours etc.

Course costs & concessions

Please see the individual course application pages for prices.

Fee remission may also be available to those in receipt of certain benefits. Please contact the centre for further information or to find out if you are eligible. Evidence of your entitlement will be required at enrolment. Please note that courses in the community are for adults aged 19 or over.

Full Fee remission is available for learners who are 19+, claim active benefits or have a gross annual salary of less than £18,525.