For over 25 years, the Lifelong Learning Program (LLeaP) — through Carleton University’s Centre for Initiatives in Education — has provided diverse, non-credit and non-degree learning opportunities to adults of all ages.
Our program typically runs six-week sessions in the Fall, Winter and Spring, with lecture and workshop topics ranging from arts to sciences and everything in between. Our series are taught by Carleton and non-Carleton experts, and have no prerequisites, required readings, exams, assignments, or grades.
We offer numerous delivery formats, including online and in-person at Carleton’s main and satellite campuses, the National Gallery of Canada, and the downtown Ottawa region for walking tours.
Read what participants have said about the LLeaP experience:
- I love the opportunity to attend such classes. Since there are no exams, no assignments, I can spend as much effort as I want, dive deeper, or skip areas that interest me less. I get what I put into it.
- I think the program is excellent. I like that over the years lecturers have included retired profs, current profs, post-grads (i.e. PhD candidates) and non-academics with specific interests or expertise.
- The lecturers know their subject matter, are friendly and approachable, willing to answer questions, and organized. I’m really happy I found the program.
- The program and offerings are marvelous and cover a wide array of topics. The staff are terrific and very responsive to questions etc. Altogether, the entire program is an Ottawa gem!