South Essex College has launched its new year programme of adult evening and weekend courses where you can improve your job prospects or learn a new skill or hobby.

The courses take place at the college’s Southend Campus on a Saturday morning or an evening during the week, making it perfect for those with a busy schedule.

With courses starting from £59, you don’t have to break the bank to learn a new skill in a wide range of subjects.

Budding photographers can learn the secret to capturing the perfect picture, while language lovers can learn Spanish or Japanese. For a relaxing experience, learn the art of massage, while those interested in computers can find out about coding.

Sunil Kumar, evening and weekend course co-ordinator, said: “Lots of people would like to learn a new hobby, but cannot commit to a full time course. The full range of evening and weekend courses at the college are a perfect solution because they fit around busy lifestyles and students gain useful knowledge of the subject in a short space of time.

“Not only will you study something you enjoy, but you will meet likeminded people with similar interests and boost your potential job prospects at the same time”

Upcoming short courses include:

Starting Saturday, January 16
Auto CAD (ten weeks), computer programming (ten weeks), screen printing (three weeks), website design (five weeks).

Starting Saturday, January 23
Adobe Photoshop (beginners level, three weeks), Adobe Photoshop (developing skills, three weeks), event planning (five weeks).

Starting Saturday, January 30
British Sign Language (beginners level, eight weeks), massage (aromatherapy, three weeks). For more information about the courses on offer, visit