About the Centre for Learning Disabilities Education

About the Centre for Learning Disabilities Education

We offer a creative arts-based curriculum for adults with learning disabilities at City Lit. Students come to our courses from all over London to experience our unique, creative approach to education. Specialist tutors in the arts work with students’ abilities, strengths and aptitudes as a vehicle for learning and personal development. 

We have a long history at City Lit within the self advocacy movement: all of our courses develop speaking and listening skills, choice making and independence.

For more information on the courses available, browse our 2019-20 course guide

Partnerships with City Lit

We develop partnerships with organisations who share our ambition and values and are currently working with the Royal Academy of Music and Books Beyond Words.


Watch our Percussion Orchestra with the Royal Academy of Music perform 'Life Cycles'.




Enrol now

To join our programme, you will need to complete an application form and return it to us. We will then arrange an appointment for an enrolment interview before joining a class.  

Please note, we often have spaces in classes throughout the year, please contact us to find out about current vacancies.

Download an application form


To book an interview you can call or email us.

Call: 020 7492 2586 

Email: learningdisability@citylit.ac.uk


Term dates

Term 1

Mon 23 Sep 2019 – Fri 25 Oct 2019             

Half term: Mon 28 Oct 2019 – Sun 1 Nov 2019

Mon 4 Nov 2019 – Fri 6 Dec 2019                         


Term 2

Mon 13 Jan 2020 – Fri 14 Feb 2020                      

Half term: Mon 17 Feb 2020 – Fri 21 Feb 2020

Mon 24 Feb 2020 – Fri 27 Mar 2020            


Term 3

Mon 20 Apr 2020 – Fri 22 May 2020 (No Friday classes on 8 May due to bank holiday)            

Half term: Mon 25 May 2020 – Fri 29 May 2020

Mon 1 Jun 2020 – Fri 3 Jul 2020 (Monday classes end on July 6 (extra class due to bank holiday on 25 May and Friday classes end on July 10 (extra class due to bank holiday on 8 May)