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National Lockdown Update

3 March 2021
Posted in: News

Please refer to this page for information about the Covid-19 and our response. We will update this page as more information becomes available. 


As a result of the Government announcements and guidelines on Monday 22nd February, we will be opening our doors for in-person teaching from Monday 12th April, primarily for those areas of provision that have been difficult to deliver online during the last year.  

Please filter searches on the website for ‘Keeley Street’ and/or the ‘Photography Studio’ to find the courses that will be delivered face-to-face or click here to search our in-person courses next term.

We continue to offer a huge range of online courses! So whether you are looking to return to our building, or planning to continue online learning, we hope you will consider City Lit to spend time learning something new, polish an existing skill or become part of a community.

We are carefully monitoring the Government guidance for COVID during this time and (all being well) we will gradually increase the in-person provision throughout the coming months. We know from your feedback how much students value coming to the college and learning from our studios and classrooms. 

We are also considering plans for a larger re-opening from September 2021 and we will keep you informed in the coming weeks as our plans develop. 

City Lit exists to support your learning and wellbeing during this challenging time, as it has for the last 100 years.

Online learning at City Lit

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City Lit online courses

Study at a time that suits you. You'll need an email address, reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with an updated browser (ideally Google Chrome) and your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

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Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit

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