Adult Short Courses in Hertfordshire

Our part-time courses allow you to develop skills in an informal, friendly and fun environment. Aimed at adults and the wider community, our courses can help you further your career, take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. We offer range of part time courses suited to fit around your commitments, which include languages, writing, computing and more.

Course Availability

The running of adult and community learning courses is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Oaklands College reserve the right to postpone or cancel a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolments by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, those students enrolled will be notified a minimum of 2 days prior to the start of the course, where appropriate an alternative course will be offered or a full refund of their course fees will be processed.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email


The College works with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HALFS) to provide learning opportunities to those who are most in need or have least opportunity to achieve formal and informal qualifications. As a result, some of our courses can be offered at a lower fee or even free to some applicants. Find out more by contacting our team on 01727 737154.

Please note that you need to be a minimum age of 19 years to enroll on one of our community learning courses.


Over 65?

We have a selection of courses designed especially for seniors. If you're over 65 and looking for a short course, explore our range of courses.

What courses do we offer?

Creative Writing

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Digital Photography

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DIY: Outdoors

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Floral Design

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Foreign Languages

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Sign Language

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Wellbeing & Personal Development

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Are you 65+? 

You could be eligible for one our FREE courses. All you do is pay a £10 registration/administration fee.


Contact us

Our team are on hand if you'd discuss our community courses

01727 737154