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  1. Old English literature
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    Read and analyse the language of some works in the Old English literature. This course is suitable for those students who have completed the level 1 and level 2 courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  2. Public speaking: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears in this intensive online course by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
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  3. Communicating effectively at work
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Mulquin
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people both in person and in online meetings and interviews? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and communication skills for business meetings. This course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  4. Russia-Chinese relations since 1989
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Sino-Russian relations in the post-Cold War period have been described as one of the most perplexing and debated topics in academic and policy circles. But what makes this particular relationship so interesting? How strong is their relationsship? Will they become an alliane and what would that mean for the rest of the world?



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
  5. Jazz harmony: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    If you have a good working understanding of triad harmony, these lively online sessions will introduce you to the jazz idiom, harmony and jazz musicianship. Some playing of your instrument and singing included. Develop your aural response, vital to operating in the jazz idiom.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
  6. Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Knowing how to handle large amounts of data, analyse it effectively and then present the findings are essential workplace skills. A recent study found 88% of employers want employees with data analysis skills. This intermediate Excel course will help you develop these skills by focusing on common workplace tasks and problems that require some of the more complex Excel functions. You will focus on how to handle large amounts of data and convert it into usable, valuable information. You will develop your skills so you can work with different formulae and functions to create for example automated budgets that take into account variable conditions. You will learn how to link data across spreadsheets and also calculate and present trends. You will work with pivot tables and learn why you use them. By the end of the course you will be confident you have the skills and insight to handle, analyse and present data for a range of circumstances.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  7. French 5: L'affaire Dreyfus
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Scandale judiciaire et politique qui divisa l'opinion française entre 1894 et 1906, l'affaire Dreyfus a marqué la vie politique de l'époque, créant une France divisée, révélant un certain antisémitisme français, formant un clivage entre la gauche et la droite qui est encore vrai de nos jours. Le procès de Zola pour son célèbre "J'accuse" n'est qu'un des faits retentissants liés à l’Affaire qui ont marqué cette période d'avant guerre.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  8. Digital skills for deaf people: introduction to Office 365: Word for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will give you the skills and confidence to create a well-written and well-presented Word documents. We will focus on how to create and write short documents such as letters and forms so you can format them correctly, arrange the text and layout appropriately and add footers and headers and other layout features. We will look at how to use tables, insert them into documents and format them. We will also practise inserting images and altering those images. Finally, we will practise printing documents so that the documents maintain their formatting and managing your files so they are easy to find. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on making sure your files are safe and private.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Art and Ideas: What is visual language?
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ian Tucknott
    This course is for students and creative practitioners interested in visual language as a creative and conceptual theme. Explore and discuss ideas, theories and work by significant artists and writers to enhance and inspire the development of creative work and build an understanding of your own visual language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £111.00
  10. An introduction to non-Western political thought and politics
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nomaan Hanif
    Western thinking has long dominated how we discuss global politics. Other perspectives and schools of thought both exist and offer interesting ways of exploring past, present and future, however. Join Dr. Hanif to discuss political thought beyond the West.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
  11. Lunchtime lecture: rethinking Mary Cassatt
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    Join us for an exploration of the art of Mary Cassatt: feminist, independent, painter of women in the world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  12. Looking at photography: colour and composition
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Want to learn the secrets of composing beautiful photographs? Join this inspiring workshop to explore composition and colour controls, making the most of shapes, lines, colours, framing, the rule of thirds and simple camera controls for professional-looking results.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  13. Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Lydia Mutare
    Become a certified Mental Health First Aid practitioner through this current and comprehensive course. Did you know that 1 in 4 adults in the UK experience at least one diagnosable mental health issue in any given year? Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet many of us do not know how to take care of our mental health.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
  14. Elena Ferrante
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Elena Ferrante is the author of the Neapolitan novel series, whose global success has established her as one of the most powerful voices of contemporary world literature. Her identity, however, is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern literature. In this workshop we will explore why the novels have attracted such interest and passion and we will look at the various hypotheses advanced in the Italian and foreign press as to her real identity.







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is an in-person course and will take place in our college in covent Garden. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  15. Maths functional skills level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you need to gain a national maths qualification to show you have a good level of mathematical competence? Functional Skills Level 2 Maths shows employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can use skills to solve complex issues in a variety of situations. You will develop your maths to become a problem-solver, analyser and decision-maker.



    You must complete the Getting Ready for Maths functional skills (level 2) course before doing the full qualification course.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You need to complete a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.









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



    This course is free for learners who meet the residency criteria and have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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