Our courses

City Lit offers you the biggest choice of part-time courses for adults in London - whether you choose an evening class, a daytime or weekend course. Taught by experienced and committed professionals, including many practising artists, writers and performers, our courses regularly receive five-star reviews from our learners.

Most courses run for 10 weeks, but you can choose from one-day taster sessions right through to year-long courses where you can develop your skills. Your journey starts here.

Explore our fantastic range of part-time, evening and weekend creative writing courses, from complete beginners right up to workshops for seasoned authors

» Find out more about the Creative writing department

This brand new and exciting area introduces you to short courses in wine tasting, tea tasting and cupcake decorating

» Find out more about the Food and drink department

Do you want to become and journalist or improve your reporting skills? Or do you want to brush up on your academic or business writing technique? We have courses at the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, run by professionals

» Find out more about the Journalism, academic and business writing department

At City Lit we offer English, maths and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) courses for adults

» Find out more about the English department

City Lit Centre for Deaf Education City Lit has included provision for deaf people right from the start - some of CityLit's very first courses were lipreading for deafened soldiers returning from World War 1

» Find out more about the Deaf education department

Careers in care work courses at City Lit are ideal if you would like to work in the adult care sector, or if you already work or volunteer in adult care and wish to improve your skills and employability

» Find out more about the Careers in care work department

An Access course is the ideal stepping stone if you want to apply for a university course but are lacking the necessary qualifications

» Find out more about the Access to higher education department

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Weekend courses

Jazz: woodshedding for all

Explore, transpose and rehearse patterns of scales and chord tones relevant to improv...


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Janácek's operas (part 2)

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The basketry project: investigate, explore, make

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Why City Lit?

If you are looking for a great choice of inspiring courses; a bright, modern environment to learn in located in central London; the opportunity to have fun and meet like-minded people, we look forward to seeing you at City Lit!