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Adult Learning

Exhibition Piece: This plaque, made by Kate Baxendale the pottery tutor, represents the different Adult Learning courses offered at Impington Village College. Languages are symbolised by the flags in the background. The front objects show the art, computer, exercise and dance courses offered.

A cornerstone of Henry Morris' concept was that the Village Colleges should offer a space for adults and local people of all ages to learn and share activities.  Today the Adult Learning team at Impington work hard to maintain the ethos by providing a varied programme of activities. There are classes with opportunities for adults to learn new skills, improve fitness, get creative or simply have fun and meet new people. 

Daytime and evening classes run during the week from Monday to Thursday, and there are also popular Saturday workshops running each term.  The 2014-15 programme has been built on the familiar and successful courses as well as many new additions.  As an International School, languages is very important at Impington, and this is also reflected in the Adult Learning programme.

Regular Classes on offer:

  • Acrylic painting
  • Creative crafts
  • Drawing
  • Dressmaking
  • Life drawing
  • Patchwork and quilting
  • Pottery
  • Watercolour
  • Wood turning
  • Counselling
  • Fitsteps
  • Kettleballs
  • Legs, bums and tums
  • Mindfulness
  • Pilates
  • Total body workout
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Digital photography
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • English as a foreign language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Website design

For further details about Adult Learning including course information and booking forms please visit our website or contact the Adult Learning Office on 01223 200411 or

In the College archive there is evidence of the vibrant programme of adult courses that have taken place over the years.

This image shows a list of the classes in 1948-49 including where the learners came from.  

This image show posters created by a Calligraphy class detailing a programme in 1967.