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?

  • What are the Assessment times?

    Monday: 11-2pm

    Wednesday: 5-7pm

    You can also visit our assessment times without an appointment.

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English

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Maths

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ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

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Digital Skills

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  1. Learn English - learn about London (entry 2-entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London at the same time? This course will help you feel more confident about living in London and using your English. You will visit interesting places and learn about the history of the city and the people who live there. You will also learn about important events in the city in the past and now. You will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will learn a lot of new words to describe people and places and how to express yourself fluently and correctly.



    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

    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  2. Student newsletter: social issues, news and maths. (entry 3-level 1)
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to organise, write, edit, layout the student newsletter for the Universal Skills department? In this class you will develop all your communication skills and other essential work and life skills such as problem-solving, organisation, decision-making, analysing, paying attention to detail, and digital and computer skills. You will also improve your maths skills when you layout the newsletter, calculate how many to produce, the length and number of articles, word count and so on. You will write and edit articles for the newsletter on issues such as the environment, cost of living and life stories. You will also work on articles from other students and edit and proof-read them, decide which articles to include and so on. And you will also edit a maths section to help other learners improve their number and maths skills.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment to make this is the right course for you. 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 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Maths skills for life and work - getting ready for functional skills (pathway 1)
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to improve your everyday maths so you become more confident when making calculations with money, interpreting figures, charts and graphs in newspapers or measuring rooms? Do you want to achieve a functional skills qualification but are not yet ready? This course will help you with the essential maths you need to participate fully in society, make progress at work and solve everyday problems. You will work on tasks commonly completed inside and outside the workplace, which require the use of whole numbers, decimals and fractions as well as solving problems involving time, money and measurement. You will discover the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, how to read, interpret and comment on information in tables and charts. By the end of the course, you will be much more aware of how much maths there is in everyday life and how maths can help you.



    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 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Creative maths: sewing, craftwork and photography (entry 1-3)
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you love making things? Do you struggle with everyday numbers and maths? Then this course is for you. We will help you with the maths, numbers and shapes all around us and do this through crafting. We will take photographs around the college and London, hand sew, macramé, knit, use wood, and create objects and collages using recycled materials and objects. We will make things to give as presents, for times of the year and create presentations. At the same time, we will see how much maths is involved in making and creating things. We will look at whole numbers, adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying, decimals, percentages and fractions as well as solving problems involving time, money and measurement. You will keep a maths journal, where you will show what you have learned, and also show how you have used maths in your crafts.



    By the end of the course, you will be much more aware of how much maths there is in everyday life and how maths can help you when crafting and creating things. This course will be fun for everyone!



    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.



    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 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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