Leisure and Short Courses

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If you are just looking for the opportunity to learn and have a bit of fun at the same time then why not have a look at our leisure courses below.

The closing date for applications is Monday 6 April 2021.

For further details please contact us on 01343 576000 or email mc.registry.moray@uhi.ac.uk or sign-up by using the Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form

Courses may have additional charges for materials. Leisure courses do not qualify remission of fees.

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Arabic: Beginners

Arabic: Beginners

A beginner’s class to learn basic spoken and written Arabic. This class is also designed to give you an opportunity to explore the Arabic and Middle Eastern culture.

No experience required.

Students are advised to have the book “Mastering Arabic” by Wightwick and Gaafar with them in the first class.

Duration: 8 weeks    
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Start Date: 20 April 2021
Cost: £75

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Australian Bush Flower Essence

Australian Bush Flower Essence

Whether you have an interest in natural healing for yourself, your family or your clients, the Bush Essences Introductory Course contains valuable information, that you can use and benefit from.

You don’t need to know anything about Flower Essences or natural healing, or even have an intention of using the Essences on anyone other than yourself, your family and friends.

We start with the basics and our aim is that by the conclusion of the course you will be a confident and competent Bush Flower Essence practitioner.

Energy medicine is at the forefront of creating a whole new world of options and outcomes, not just for practitioners, but for everyone. The Bush Essences Introductory Course explores and teaches this new paradigm of health and wellbeing based on subtle energy systems, creating new opportunities for “healing the whole person”.

As a journey through the ancient wisdom of the chakras and how the Bush Essences relate to these emotionally and spiritually, this course has the potential to be a gentle yet profound healing experience on a personal level. Many people describe it as life changing.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 21 April 2021
Cost: £75

PLEASE NOTE: There will be an additional cost of £7 to cover the cost of materials to make you first essence to take home (payable to the tutor)

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Art - Learning Various Techniques

Art - Learning Various Techniques

This leisure class is designed to help you develop your art skills, from analysing your subject through to sketching and finishing your work using a wide variety of media to suit your interests.

The course is delivered in a relaxed and fun way to let you express your inner artist.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Start Date: 20 April 2021
Cost: £96

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Beginners Guide to Photoshop

Beginners Guide to Photoshop

As part of this 6-week course you will learn the basic Photoshop skills to edit your images.

Topics covered include:

  • Cropping
  • Resizing
  • Clone stamp tool
  • Dodging and Burning
  • Using a selection of tools
  • Working with layers

You will be given access to a computer with Photoshop and Lightroom software.

One class will be dedicated to Lightroom.

Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 21 April 2021
Cost: £55

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French: Beginners

French: Beginners

This evening foundation course will give you the confidence to talk in the following topics:

  • Introducing yourself and family
  • Holidays, services, travel and transport
  • Shopping, food and drink
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Hobbies, school and employment

You will also learn about French traditions and local customs as well as the basic language. You will try authentic French food recipes for homework and original songs with lyrics.

You are advised to bring two or more different colours of pens or highlighters, a notepad and a French/English dictionary. You are also advised to purchase the text book: “Voilá!” by Crispin Geoghegan and Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan, published by John Murray Learning - ISBN-13: 978-1473601185

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Start Date: 20 April 2021
Cost: £55

Italian: Beginners content

Italian: Beginners

Italian: Beginners

This foundation course will give you the confidence to talk in the following topics:

  • Introducing yourself and family
  • Holidays, services, travel and transport
  • Shopping, food and drink
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Hobbies, school and employment

You will also learn about Italian traditions and local customs as well as the basic language. You will try authentic Italian food recipes for homework and original songs with lyrics.

You are advised to bring two or more different colours of pens or highlighters, a notepad and an Italian/English dictionary. You are also advised to purchase the text book: “Rapid@mente” by Leonardo Oriolo - European Schoolbooks Publishing - ISBN-13: 978-0850483062

Duration: 7 weeks
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 21 April 2021
Cost: £65

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Italian: Intermediate (conversation)

Italian: Intermediate (conversation)

This conversational course will give you the chance to practice the fluency of the Italian language and allow you to gain more confidence to talk in the following topics:

  • Introducing yourself and family
  • Holidays, services, travel and transport
  • Shopping, food and drink
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Hobbies, school and employment

You will be given the opportunity to present any original material i.e. samples of literature, recipes or any original Italian material used during your studies, holidays or work in Italy.

You will also learn about Italian traditions and local customs as well as the basic language. You will try authentic Italian food recipes for homework and original songs with lyrics.

You are advised to bring two or more different colours of pens or highlighters, a notepad and an Italian/English dictionary. You are also advised to purchase the text book: “Rapid@mente” by Leonardo Oriolo - European Schoolbooks Publishing - ISBN-13: 978-0850483062

Duration: 7 weeks
Day: Monday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 19 April 2021
Cost: £65

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Photography: Let's Take Better Pictures

Photography: Let's Take Better Pictures

Photography: Let’s Take Better Pictures is an 8 week course on how to start taking control of your camera and start shooting in aperture priority, shutter priority and manual.

You will learn about ISO, aperture and shutter speeds, you will also learn about focusing and how flash can improve your images.

By the time the 8 weeks are finished you will be in control of your camera and taking better pictures.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Monday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 19 April 2021
Cost: £75

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Photography: Next Steps (Intermediate)

Photography: Next Steps (Intermediate)

Throughout this 8-week evening course, you will learn how to develop your skills, use light and a variety of shutter speeds as well as off camera flash to make your pictures pop.

This is the next step up from the Photography: Let’s Take Better Pictures course.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 20 April 2021
Cost: £75

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Spanish: Beginners

Spanish: Beginners

This foundation course will give you the confidence to talk in the following topics:

  • Introducing yourself and family
  • Holidays, services, travel and transport
  • Shopping, food and drink
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Hobbies, school and employment

You will also learn about Spanish traditions and local customs as well as the basic language.

You are advised to bring two or more different colours of pens or highlighters, a notepad and a Spanish/English dictionary.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Start Date: 20 April 2021
Cost: £55

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What Happens in Heritage

What Happens in Heritage

This informative course is designed to explore how historic artefacts are looked after and managed in museums and historic buildings.

This unique course will be delivered in a flexible, friendly format designed to help develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for collections.

The knowledge gained through this course can even be extended to use in your own home with an opportunity to ask the tutor specialist conservation advice as well as understanding how precious national collections are cared for.

Duration: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time:
7pm - 8.30pm
Start Date: 20 April 2021
Cost: £55

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided about your course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing the following measures to ensure the safety of our staff, students and visitors:

  • Classes will take place in rooms with plenty of ventilation
  • Reduced class sizes of 9 students (6 for art classes)
  • Students will be required to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire on commencement of the course
  • Social distancing will be maintained throughout
  • Touch points are wiped frequently and hand sanitiser available throughout the building

Any questions or queries please email: mc.registry.moray@uhi.ac.uk