Skills for life and work

We offer a range of courses for you to develop your skills and knowledge for both life and work. You can enjoy a course starting from beginners’ level all the way to advanced level. Build your confidence in reading, writing, mathematics, and digital skills on a short or long course. Our supportive tutors will help you gain the skills and qualifications to achieve your ambitions.

Most of our courses are FREE if you are on a low income or claiming benefits.

  • How do I apply?

    Step 1: Book an appointment for an assessment at our campus so we can offer you the right course.

    Step 2: We will mark your assessment in 7 working days and email you with the courses we can offer.

    Step 3: Then complete your enrolment by either calling or visiting the college enrolment team.

  • How to book an appointment for an assessment?

  • Where will the assessment take place?

    Initial assessments take place at our City Lit Campus Keeley Street London, WC2B 4BA on the M floor student learning centre.

  • What are the Assessment times?

    Monday: 11-2pm

    Wednesday: 5-7pm

    You can also visit us during these times for an assessment without an appointment.

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  1. Pre Entry ESOL (Intro to reading and writing english)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to learn how to read and write basic English? Can you say and write the letters of the alphabet? Can you spell simple words or write simple sentences about yourself? Can you fill in a basic form? Can you identify numbers and count from 0 to 100? Can you identify social signs and symbols in the UK? If the answers to these questions are no, this is the right course for you! It is an introduction to basic reading and writing to help you with everyday life and becoming more independent in the UK. This course will also allow you to explore important reading and writing skills outside of the classroom setting and will increase your confidence in speaking.







    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk/020 4582 0423 for a face-to-face assessment. There is no online assessment for pre-entry courses. Please come in person for an assessment.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  2. English pronunciation: stage 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Jan 2025 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you need to develop your writing skills? Do you want to improve your planning, structuring and writing of letters, stories, articles, reports and more. Through writing in different ways, you will improve your grammatical accuracy, vocabulary and spelling, as well as your ability to link your ideas and write introductions and conclusions. By the end of the course you will be confident you can write well both for work and for everyday life.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here





    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. English pronunciation: stage 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation' stages 1 and 2, and those who have near native placement. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed when speaking English as a non-native speaker. This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  5. English pronunciation: stage 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 1 May 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop confidence and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflection and the rhythms of Standard English. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. ESOL, digital skills and maths - for life and work (entry 2-entry 3)
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects, and write a letter? But do you make quite a lot mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so you can talk, read and write about more interesting everyday things and make fewer mistakes. Your will practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story, and write a long email or letter. You will also improve your maths and the English you need to do maths such as for simple calculations with money and using percentages.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
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