Short Courses London - Central YMCA Club

Short courses

At Central YMCA we offer a variety of affordable short courses in Central London which offer opportunities for you to discover new hobbies, develop new skills or improve existing ones with our range of interesting lifestyle courses.

Ceramics short course
Get your hands dirty and embrace your creativity with one of our ceramics courses! Beginners can learn the basics of pottery through our 4-5 week evening courses, and experienced potters can join in on one of our all-day Saturday workshops.
Spanish short course
Whether you’ve never taken Spanish lessons, want to refresh your school knowledge of Spanish, or you’re already conversational, there’s a Spanish class for you! Learn everything from basic phrases and grammar to advanced conversational topics and the culture of different Spanish-speaking countries.
Adult swimming course
We offer a variety of adult swimming courses in our 25m heated indoor pool. No matter your level of swimming, there’s an option for you! Beginner classes focus on the basics of swimming and gaining water confidence, while intermediate and advanced classes can help you improve your techniques.
Italian short course
History, pizza, art, pasta, fashion, wine… there’s a lot to love about Italian culture, and language is at the heart of it all! Learn the basics of Italian through our eight-week course. By the end, you’ll have the tools you need to hold your own in basic conversations on your next trip to Italy!
Screen Printing on Textiles All-Day Workshop
Learn a new skill, enjoy a day of crafting, and meet new people at our all-day screen printing workshop! Experience a full-day screen printing workshop to create your own custom t-shirt and have a blast!
Hypnotherapy Short Course
Learn the power of self-hypnosis through this 6-week course to help you relax and bring about positive change in your life. The focused attention and heightened concentration brought about by hypnosis helps you use your mind in more effective ways.  

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Community Programmes

Older Adults
Our Older Adults programme offers those over 60 the opportunity to improve their physical and mental health while combatting feelings of isolation or loneliness.
Positive Health
This programme is available to anyone living with HIV across London and gives participants the opportunity to engage in exercise to help manage their physical and mental health.
We could not deliver our community programmes without the help of our amazing volunteers! Volunteering opportunities consist of gym instructors, teachers and mentors for young children.

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Choose a membership that’s right for you. Whatever your goals or motivation, at Central YMCA Club we’ve got you covered.