Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Courses in Manchester

By January 6, 2020 Features-Manchester
Woman sits at desk at their unique course in Manchester

From crafting spoons from sticks to making drag queens look fabulous, learners of all ages and abilities can discover something new with JLife’s top 10 unique courses in Manchester.

Chocolate Course – The Manchester College –

This three-week, part-time day or evening course will take you through the history of chocolate, revealing the tricks of the trade to help you produce delicious treats, ranging from chocolate truffles and modelling chocolate, leading up to your own chocolate showpiece.

Drag Artist Hair and Make Up – The Manchester College –

Looking to discover how the likes of RuPaul, Trixie Mattel and Baga Chipz create their unique looks? Over four weeks, this short course will reveal the artistic hair and make-up tricks and insider product knowledge to help you keep the drag queens of Manchester looking their best.

Break Dancing – Sunshine Studios –

Head down to Sunshine Studios every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to bust some moves in the popular street dance style which became an intrinsic part of hip-hop culture. Learning everything from power moves to freezes, you’ll be break dance battling on the city streets in no time!

DJ Crash Course – DJ Gym –

Whether you dabble or are musically challenged, this crash course will get you on the right track as a DJ fast. Over four two-hour one-to-one lessons, you’ll get behind the decks on club standard DJ equipment, learning how to beatmatch, prepare your set and drop effects like they’re hot.

Ethical Hacking – Trafford College –

This 10-week course gives computer whizzes an introduction to the concepts, tools, and techniques involved in ethical hacking, developing awareness of the common security issues hackers rely on for access, in order to be better able to recognise vulnerabilities and prevent attacks to your system.

Line Dancing – College of the Third Age –

The Crumpsall college created to keep Manchester’s over 50s active, offers this weekly beginners line dancing class, walking you through the steps of popular country dances to get you moving while exercising the grey matter to folk classics of old.

Animal Care – The Manchester College –

This foundation course offers learners an insight into the animal care industry, teaching the basics of feeding, handling and safe animal transportation through practical skill sessions, working with real-life critters from cuddly household pets to less enthusiastic reptile volunteers.

Spoon Making – Manchester Craft and Design Centre –

This one-off experimental spoon making workshop on 8th February combines traditional pewtersmithing techniques with repurposing vintage objects, from old rulers to walking sticks, to create some truly unique decorative spoons with unexpected handles.

3D Modelling and Animation for Games and Media – UCEN –

Get a taste of what it’s like to work in the game design and movie sectors with this foundation degree in CGI design. Industry-experienced staff and guest speakers will guide you through the design software you’ll need to bring your creative ideas to life.

Acrobatic Tricks Course – Sunshine Studios –

This eight-week course cartwheels through the foundations of acrobatics, catapulting amateur enthusiasts into the explosive world of stunt work and fight choreography, with tutors boasting professional credits in films such as Marvel’s Avengers and 47 Ronin.

If none of our unique courses in Manchester take your fancy, why not check out JLife’s top 10 unique courses in Leeds?

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