Get Hands on

Building, making and growing for the future.


If your interest is in hands on and activities, we have lots of courses that could suit you. We offer Hands on courses for your own interest and skill development and courses that can lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Our Hands On courses include (but are not limited to):

  • Bike Maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Plumbing, plastering and joinery
  • General DIY
  • Keeping animals and sustainable living
  • Bricklaying
  • Architectural carving
  • Upholstery and furniture restoration

A range of courses are offered across the county, and many of these are available from our unique hub for sustainability, the Derbyshire Eco Centre. For more information about this wonderful building and its ethos, visit the Derbyshire Eco Centre (opens in a new window) pages.

To find out more detailed information about the Hands On courses we offer this term, take a look at the information on our course search (opens in a new window), or contact your local Adult Community Education Centre (opens in a new window).