Free Community Courses by Activate Learning

All our non-accredited courses are free for 19+ learners (conditions apply). We are offering most of our courses online for now so that people can get involved and do not need to worry about going out in public or feel isolated. Our tutors are using different remote learning technologies. Please do not worry if an individual is not comfortable in using any particular device, we can plan accordingly. We can also offer centre-based face-to-face sessions as and when possible.

English for non-native speakers:

  • ESOL
  • Developing Conversation Skills
  • CV writing
  • Understanding Domestic Violence
  • English through cooking/art

Other English courses:

  • Creative Writing
  • Employability Skills
  • Formal English Writing
  • Setting up a Business
  • Customer Service
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Developing Resilience


  • Managing own money
  • Budgeting
  • Basic Maths

Craft Courses:

  • Ceramics & Pottery
  • Christmas and other seasonal crafts, Card making
  • Upcycling
  • Digital Photography (with SLR camera/ phone camera)
  • Drawing
  • Acrylic Art, Water Colour


  • Song Writing
  • Musical Appreciation
  • Understanding music


  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Italian / Russian / Indian Cooking
  • Conversation in Italian/ Russian
  • Basic ICT (face to face)

Wellbeing Courses:

  • Tai Chi
  • Health & Wellbeing Practices
  • Holistic Therapy & Mindfulness
  • Understanding Mental Health


  • First Aid
  • Food and Hygiene

For further information please contact: Sughra Kabir, Community Team Leader

A: Banbury Campus, Broughton Road, Banbury, OX16 9QA
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