Just because it's a hobby doesn't mean you can't take it seriously. Even if you don't have career developments in mind, hobbies and pastimes can be pursued further through our distance learning courses. When you study for fun, what may have been a chore becomes a pleasure and you get the satisfaction of self improvement and personal development - and maybe even some extra qualifications as well.

At ICS we have a wide range of distance learning courses for improving skills and learning for pleasure, from dog grooming to floristry, book writing to photography and fashion to gardening. It's time to jump in!

What our students say

I chose to do distance learning as I work full time and it fitted in well around the hours I work. I chose ICS as there were no deadlines (like with other open universities) so if I wanted to put the books down for a little while and pick them up again later, then I could.

Andrea Lee - Studying our Make-up Skills course after achieving a Diploma in Psychology and Child Psychology.

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