ARCHES run both Recreational and Vocational Courses. Our Recreational Courses are generally hobby related which are delivered in a relaxed, friendly environment and we can guarantee you a warm welcome. The Vocational Courses we offer are recognised and accredited courses.

Concession rates are available on most of our courses!

We currently offer the following courses:


Family History
Digital Photography
Card Making
Computers for Beginners
Computers for Improvers
Furniture Upcycling Workshop
iPad for Beginners
Tablet for Beginners
Wine Tasting
Silver Jewellery Making
Terrarium Workshop


British Sign Language
Food Hygiene
First Aid 

Contact ARCHES office for more information and for registration on 028 9447 8471 or

ARCHES would be delighted to hear from you with suggestions of other courses you would like us to run. We run the courses subject to demand and require a minimum of 10 people for a course to be feasible. We usually advertise a new course in our quarterly newsletter and ask for expressions of interest.

If a course is viable and a good tutor available we will do our utmost to promote it on our website and by placing posters throughout the town. We pride ourselves on the fact that our courses are not only informative but also a source of social activity to the community.

Please see our calendar for updates on class dates and times

Our courses gallery can be viewed here