Specialist learning

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and students with learning difficulties.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification that prepares adults for study at university. It is designed for people who have left school without the usual qualifications such as A-levels. It is a fast-track route to higher education and requires attendance two nights per week, as well as substantial private study. To download the 17-18 application form, please visit www.citylit.ac.uk/accesstohe.

    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on instalment plans to spread the cost or bursaries. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Humanities and social studies on 020 7492 2652.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

  2. Basic BSL workshop for hard-of-hearing people

    Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to learn some everyday signs so you can expand your range of communication methods and communicate with other British Sign Language users? This practical session will give you an introduction to the basics. Suitable for beginners or those who would like a refresher.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. CPD for teachers: Dyslexia Awareness

    Course Date: Thu 8 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Staff Professional Development team at the City Lit, run a series of CPD workshops to enable both new and experienced teachers to update their professional development. 'Dyslexia awareness' aims to give you an overview of how a dyslexic learner learns. In this workshop you will share good practices in applying strategies to support them in achieving their learning outcomes. These are experiential workshops with active participation from the participants. Please note: This course is for practising teachers or those returning to teaching adult learners.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. CPD for vocational teachers: Using technology for learning

    Course Date: Thu 29 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Staff Professional Development team at the City Lit, run a series of CPD workshops to enable both new and experienced teachers to update their professional development. Technology is an invaluable resource for supporting learners in achieving their full potential and developing their digital and wider skills. In this workshop you will share good practices in using a range of tools that give learners support, choice and flexibility for inclusive teaching and learning. These are experiential workshops with active participation from the participants.



    We are also offering other CPD workshops throughout the year. If you are looking for something specific, that we are not currently offering, please contact us (training@citylit.ac.uk). Please note: This course is for practising teachers or those returning to teaching adult learners.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  5. Deaf history: one-day course

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 12 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  7. Excel: intermediate for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to develop your skills in Excel? Have you completed an 'Excel essentials' course or have some Excel experience? If so, come and develop your skills further and learn more complext formatting features, formulas and functions. Ideal for improving your job prospects.



    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. Intensive stammering therapy for those with less time

    Course Date: Mon 10 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This is our shortest intensive course, enabling you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs from 10-14 July, then 11-12 September.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  9. Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the BSL level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Mental health first aid

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing mental ill health or in a mental health crisis. Increase your awareness and confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Understand how to respond appropriately.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Mindfulness skills for hearing loss

    Course Date: Wed 19 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in exploring mindfulness, and the benefits that living in a mindful way can bring? Practise direct applications of mindfulness in daily life particularly when dealing with hearing loss. Learn exercises to help develop your awareness including simple meditation, relaxation and communication strategies.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £51.00
    Concession: £35.00

  12. PowerPoint: essentials for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to know how to create a presentation for work or study? Learn the basics of PowerPoint: how to create slides, use images, data and make the presentation exciting. Suitable if you know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.



    These courses are FREE to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or © other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £12.00

  13. Pre-level 2 BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have passed level 1 in BSL and would like to brush up your signing skills before progressing to level 2.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. SLT-facilitated aphasia groups

    Course Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and opportunities to observe examples of activities and resources used at City Lit.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  15. Speaking circle for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 10 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Participate in a speaking circle and find out how to enhance the way you come across to others, develop your own speaking style and discover the real you. This unique approach will help you to increase your confidence in speaking to groups.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

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