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Adult Learning tutor opportunities

posted 26 May 2022, 05:28 by Heather Adam   [ updated 26 May 2022, 05:28 ]

We are looking for a new Pilates or Yoga tutor to join our 

Adult Learning team.  

So if you have a Tuesday or Wednesday evening free, and would be interested in teaching an Adult Learning class, we would love to hear from you.

  To register your interest please email
and we can send your further details.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Silver Jewellery Making Workshops

posted 24 May 2022, 05:58 by Heather Adam   [ updated 24 May 2022, 06:01 ]

Silver Jewellery Making
New courses now available!

Tutor:  Tina Yates
10am - 4pm
Saturday 11th June 2022
£70 plus materials

This is a day for those who would like to learn some basic silversmithing skills, including soldering, shaping, and texturing. These skills will then be used to make some simple pieces of jewellery, including two simple rings, cut out a shape for a small pendant, or, if time allows, two shapes for earrings. Principles of designing and knowledge of Hallmarking will also be covered.

 Tutor:  Tina Yates
Summer School
Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th July 2022
10am - 4pm each day
£168 plus materials, including refreshments and a two course lunch each day

 The aim of this course is to be able to start designing and producing your own jewellery.  Everyone should be able to leave at the end of the three days with their own handmade jewellery.  For those who are total beginners, you will start with the principles of soldering, and you will make a textured ring. For those who have already done some simple jewellery making, the first day will be spent revising and assessing your current skill set. At the end of the day, we will discuss basic design skills, and what you would like to make on days 2 and 3. Materials extra, payable to tutor.

We are delighted to offer both of these wonderful courses, lead by Tina.
To book please either call us on 01954 288751 or email, and we can send your further details.

New Saturday workshop - Have Fun with Drawing

posted 21 Apr 2022, 05:58 by Heather Adam

We are delighted to introduce another Saturday workshop, taking place on Saturday 7th May from 10am - 4pm.

Looking for a new hobby? Have you always wanted to draw, but never thought you could? Or do you have some experience, but would like to experiment? If so, this course is for you – the tutor, Lisa Fretwell, will teach you how to loosen up with your drawing, and enjoy it!  You will explore some mindfulness drawing techniques to begin with, then experiment with continuous line drawings, followed by drawing with sticks, inks and scissors -   After lunch, we will draw a still life - using pencil or any of the other techniques that you liked.  

Suitable for all.

To book please contact the Adult Learning team


Dance, Health and Wellbeing Adult Learning courses

posted 31 Mar 2022, 06:12 by Heather Adam   [ updated 31 Mar 2022, 06:13 ]

Starting in April at Cottenham Village College

We are delighted to be running a number of dance, health and wellbeing classes for adult learners during the Summer term.  After the last couple of year's, it seems an ideal time to learn a new skill to help relax, focus and enjoy.  We have a a wide range of courses, running for 10 weeks term time, at £65 per course.  

Adult Tap for Beginners Monday 6.30 - 7.30pm

Adult Ballet for Beginners - Monday 7.30 - 8.30pm

Pilates for Beginners - Tuesday 11am - 12pm

T'ai Chi for Beginners - Tuesday 7 - 8pm

T'ai Chi for Improvers - Tuesday 8 - 9pm

Which one will you choose?

To book a place, email the Adult Learning team on

Brand New Contemporary Textiles class

posted 29 Mar 2022, 05:24 by Heather Adam

Brand new Contemporary Textiles class running through the Summer Term
An exciting short course concentrating on the principles of wet felting for textile artists and creative stitchers. We will explore creative ideas for baubles, cords, loops and laces; richly textured surfaces, pockets, flaps, bags/ bowls; and nuno felt for layering.  The emphasis in this set of classes is on the experimental - exploring ways to develop unique felted fabrics.  This is a great class for newcomers but also an opportunity for those with some felting knowledge to develop ideas.  Led by Ricki Outis, who brings a wealth of textiles experience, this will be a fantastic opportunity to create a series of experimental 2 or 3D samples using wet felting that can stand alone or be developed by stitch.

The class will run on alternate Tuesdays, starting Tuesday 26th April from 10am - 3.30pm.  For more information go to the 'Arts and Crafts' tab on the left side menu here on our website.  

I hope you can join Ricki for this wonderful Textiles class.

Summer Dressmaking courses

posted 22 Mar 2022, 04:45 by Heather Adam

Interested in Dressmaking? Would like to learn the basic skills or extend your knowledge? 

We are delighted to offer a wide range of opportunities to learn and enhance your dressmaking techniques here at Cottenham Village College this summer.  Sally Tilley will be the tutor; Sally has over 20 years’ experience in dressmaking, both as a tutor and through commission work and teaches widely in the Cambridge area.   Sally has been working with Cottenham for many years, and her courses are always well attended with wonderful feedback.

This summer we are thrilled to offer:

Dressmaking – Monday afternoons 12.30-2.30pm - £130 for 10 weeks starting April 25th

Dressmaking – Saturday courses 10am – 4pm - £90 for two Saturdays on 7th May and 11th June

Pattern Cutting – Summer School 10am – 4pm - £280 for a week course, running from Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July

For further details or to book a place, please call the Adult Learning team on 01954 288751 or email

Summer Term courses

posted 21 Mar 2022, 06:47 by Heather Adam

Summer Term courses now available for booking!
We are delighted to bring all our regular day and evening classes back for the Summer term, starting in April. We also have new courses which we are very excited to introduce to our class list; Pilates for Beginners and Drawing for Beginners.
For more information on each course, please go to our website and select the categories on the left hand side for all the details.
To make a booking please email or call 01954 288751.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lino Printing - last few spaces available

posted 15 Mar 2022, 03:34 by Heather Adam   [ updated 15 Mar 2022, 03:35 ]

Last few spaces on the Lino Printing course this Saturday
A wonderfully, creative workshop, running Saturday 19th March from 10am - 4pm.
Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience and would like to learn more.
Email or call 01954 288751 to secure your place.

Summer School 2022

posted 24 Feb 2022, 05:21 by Heather Adam   [ updated 24 Feb 2022, 05:22 ]

Summer School 2022 We are delighted to confirm the Summer School is back and running this July, it's wonderful to return after such a long and challenging couple of years.  We have a rich and wide range of courses on offer, and we hope you find much to like and attend; old favourites as well as some new ones to try!  
For more information on each course, please go to the 'Summer School 2022' option on the left hand side menu.  For all bookings please email  We can't wait to hear from you!

Fitness for Mature Movers

posted 26 Jan 2022, 02:19 by Heather Adam

Fitness for Mature Movers
Cottenham Village College
Wednesday 23rd February - 5 weeks from 2.30 - 3.30pm

Our tutor, Margaret Briggs, would love to welcome you all to her fitness class at CVC.    Gently stretch and tone in a friendly class, incorporating chair based exercises to support balance and confidence.  All movements to your own ability which will improve your balance and agility, whilst having fun! 
Contact the Adult Learning to secure your place.  

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