All courses are taught in partnership with local colleges. These learning programmes run throughout the year, and from time to time we add new courses as well, for further enquiries please visit our office or contact us on 0116 221 0010

Activities currently being held at the MKA centre:

The following local groups regularly meet at the Community Centre.




Asian Senior Citizens

Thursday Afternoon

Iqbal Jussab

Somalian Luncheon

Wednesday Afternoon

Abdi Issak

Highfields And Residents Tenant

Second Tuesday –every month

Ibrahim Jassat

Humara children's club

Sunday Afternoon

Shabnam Aktar

Bangladeshi Welfare Advice

Monday afternoons

Shamshul Haq

Indian Muslim Society

Every third Monday evening

Yusuf Majid

Pakistan Kitcheri Group

Thursday evening

Humzah Khan

Chai Pani Group

Saturday Late Evening

Abu Bha

Rahaat Day Care Centre

Mondays and Wednesday


Bangladeshi Sylet Zila

Thursday Morning

Mr Chourdary

Muslim Ladies Association

1st Sunday each Month

Shina Amin

Leicester Bollywood Society

Last Saturday each Month

Feroz Khan

Performing Arts

2nd Thursday Evening per month

Chris Bettmore

Drug Awareness –Drop in sessions

Monday – Friday Morning

Communities Against Drugs

Smoking Cessation

Wednesday Afternoon




The following are just a sample of activities
that can be organised by the centre:

• Adult Education/ Hobbies
• School Holiday Activities 
• Pre-school
• Rainbow Guides 
• Martial Arts e.g. Karate 
• Child & Adult Health and Diet
• Fitness 
• Aerobics
• Senior Citizens/ Social Groups
• Computing & Internet
• Child & Adult Health/ Diet/ Fitness/ Aerobics - Swing into Shape 
• Child After School Clubs 
• Neighbourhood Watch
• Sewing
• Painting and Drawing 
• School Holiday Activities - Breakaway Play Scheme
• After-School Provision
• Ward Councillors' Surgeries• Education through Courses & Exams
• Support Groups for Bereavement, Illness and Hardship 
• Crime Prevention Initiatives 
• Drugs Prevention Initiatives 
• Communities Against Drugs
• Play via play schools, toddler groups and toy libraries 
• Religious community gatherings 
• Band & Music practice 
• Advanced Mehndi/ Henna
• Skills for Life
• Resume clinics
• Health & Fitness Development
• Flower Arrangement
• Pattern Making
• Computing for ALL
• Internet Technologies
• Body Conditioning
• Aerobics
• Yoga
• Esol – English
• CSLA – Youth Development
• Health & Beauty
• Acupuncture 
• Teaching course 7407 – Stage 1 
• Urdu Creative writing
• Arabic for beginners 
• Asian Music – Tabla time
• Microsoft Office – experts
• Aqua Aerobics
• Prepare For GCSE English
• Elderly Drop In
• Youth Club Leicester
• Web Page Design Level 1
• Web Page Design Level 2
• Cake Decorating/Sugarcraft
• Creative Beading 
• CLAIT Plus
• Do It Yourself DIY
• Highfields Homework Club
• Everyday Reading, Writing & Numbers
• GCSE Mathematics 
• Paint A Postcard In Oils
• Basic Food Hygiene
• Paediatric First Aid
• Talking Together
• People Young At Heart

• Drama
• Exercise for Children – under 16
• Religious Meetings e.g. Sunni Youth 
• Indoor Bowls 
• Adults Swimming
• Play Group - Parent and Toddler
• Martial Arts – Thai Boxing
• Adult Health and Fitness e.g. Image Slimming 
• Senior Citizens - Social groups e.g. Knitwear and Natter Club, 
• Adult Education & Hobbies etc. 
• Parent and Toddler/ Pre-school 
• Martial Arts - Karate
• Girls only Swimming 
• Youngsters pool club
• Summer Play Scheme
• Advanced IT
• Computer Networking
• Build It Yourself – Pc 
• Board games club – Snakes & Ladders Monopoly 
• Card Games Club
• Healthy Living through Yoga 
• Blood Donor Clinics
• Mother and Baby Activities
• Culture with dance, art and theatre 
• Office Skills
• Volunteering for Volunteers
• Aromatherapy 
• Cake Decorating
• Wedding events
• Meetings 
• Aqua Natal
• British Sign Language
• Self Protection for Women
• Technical Problem Solving
• Assertion Skills
• Adults Learn to Swim
• Women’s Football Coaching
• Chalk Drawing for kids
• Low impact Aerobics
• CLAIT Plus
• Drawing With Soft Chalk Pastel
• Dressmaking/Needlecraft
• Post Natal Swim
• Positive Parenting
• Develop Computer Confidence
• Digital Photography
• Floristry For Beginners
• Flowers For Pleasure
• GCSE English
• Healthy Eating
• Indian Cookery
• Netball Coaching
• Highfields Youth Drop In
• Prepare For GCSE Mathematics
• Oil Painting For Beginners
• Int & Adv Watercolours
• Parents Early Education Project
• Watercolours For Improvers
• Yoga - Intermediate 
• Badminton U11
• Badminton U14
• Cartoon Drawing For Kids
• Keyboard Lessons 
• Keeping Up With Kids R/Stone

If you are interested in any of the activities then please contact the centre today on: 0116 221 0010


Current Lifelong Learning Courses at MKA Centre:


Dress Making


Monday & Tuesday 10am – 12:00noon
Wednesday & Thursday 1pm – 03:00pm


This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to make their own clothes. The programme is designed to teach techniques in pattern cutting, designing and stitching the garments together. In the course you will be taught how to use a domestic sewing machine, how to use a pattern, how to cut fabric and how to make your chosen garment.



Computing for Beginners


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am – 12:00noon


Our Beginners Courses are designed to help you learn the basics of word processing, which is the first stepping-stone in learning how to use a computer. You will learn to type and edit letters, save them, insert pictures, print them and more.
Covers hardware, software and computer terminology. An ideal start for beginners in a small group situation with one computer per student. We have state of the art ICT centre with latest audio/visual equipment. These courses will cater for the needs of both absolute beginners and for those who would like to enhance their existing knowledge in I.T



Internet Technologies


Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm


If you feel overwhelmed by the Internet this is a great class to get you started! You will learn Internet jargon that seems so confusing. You will have access to a very useful Internet directory to get you started. You will be able to download files, chat, know when you are on a secure server or not, use your browser, favorites, search engines and type in Internet addresses.
No previous Internet experience is needed but basic knowledge of computers such as point and click and general windows navigation is helpful. The major objective is learning what you need to get around the Internet smartly and safely. This course is designed to teach, how to use Internet, email, surfing, searching on the net, basics of web page design etc.



Curtain Making


Tuesday 9:30am – 11:00am


Curtain making programme is designed to teach techniques in cutting, designing and stitching upholstery. Learn how to measure all shapes of windows, proportional design advice and how to estimate fabric and trim quantities. Working with pattern repeats and placements. Discussion with specifying curtain hardware including for awkward window shapes. Installation, fitting and hanging tips.





Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 12:00noon 
Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:00pm


Mehndi is the art of applying Henna on the body. It is a beautiful form of temporary body decoration. Mehndi is a traditional form of hands and body decoration. It is generally used for special occasions, particularly weddings. 
In this course you will be taught how draw patterns, how to apply Mehndi and all other related skills.



Keep Fit/Aerobics for Women


Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Staying fit not only helps you lose weight, it makes you feel good as well. We help you to design a fitness routine that suits you. Whether you want an energetic work out or a gentle armchair routine, we can help. These sessions are designed to burn fat, lose weight, increase energy, improve muscle tone, enjoy and feel good and advice on healthy eating.





Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Women)


Yoga programme is develop to teach techniques of relaxation, breathing and correct posture during exercise, with health and safety advise.



Health & Beauty


Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am – 12:30pm


This course has particularly attracted women from local community to come to the centre and learn new skills. In these course modern techniques for facial care, hair care, threading, manicure and pedicure are taught.



ESOL – English Language


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am – 11:30am


For many people living in this area English is not their first or spoken language, which pushes them further into isolation from mainstream communities. This course is for absolute beginners and helps to speak and understand English.



Flower Arrangement


Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00noon


Ever wanted to creative using a variety of materials from flowers and plants to feathers and pebbles? If you have then this is the course for you. Come along and learn how to mix and match your colours to bring the best out of your creation. 
This programme is particularly interested female to learn how to design flowers and to decorate flowers in different designs and shapes by using different colours and types of flowers. 



Cake Decoration


Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Skills and knowledge will be developed in cake design and art, cake decorating and wired sugar flowers, using a number of mediums at basic and intermediate levels. Protective clothing and some equipment will be required which will be highlighted at the start of the programme. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment, and lecturing staff is there to help you get the most from your course.