5 Free Online Courses to Get You Working with Your Hands
1. Baking and Desserts for Beginners
Baking is one of the most satisfying hobbies out there and Baking and Desserts for Beginners will soon have you baking up a storm in the kitchen. This course will teach you everything you need to know to make all of your favourite treats from pastry to bread and from cakes to biscuits.
Carpenters have one of the highest job satisfaction rates in the construction industry and you'll realise why when you take our Introduction to Carpentry. Working with wood is incredibly gratifying and this course will provide you with the foundation in the tools and techniques of a hobby that will give you endless hours of enjoyment.
3. Garden Design
With spring in the air, it's the perfect time to get outside. The Diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance is the ideal course for budding gardeners and starts at the very beginning with the basics. You'll then be taught everything from planning your garden right through to maintaining it once it's up and running.
4. Gentle Craftivism
While many people have turned to arts and crafts over the last year, the Introduction to Gentle Craftivism offers a unique learning experience. The course looks at how handicrafts can be used as a tool to help create beautiful and fair activist actions. Following the unique guiding principle of ‘gentle protest’, you'll learn how crafting can be used for activism by studying various different 'craftivist' frameworks and practical case studies.
5. Growing Organic Food
A rewarding hobby that also helps the planet, Growing Organic Food Sustainably is a pastime that comes with limitless possibilities. In this course, you'll learn about the various factors you need to take into account when growing different types of organic vegetables, including seasonality.