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  1. Massage: an introduction (access to Level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Jul 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Gain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family and friends. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited ITEC courses.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  2. Photography for beginners
    Course start date:  Fri 10 May 2024 (and 15 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  3. Creative image editing with Photoshop and Lightroom
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to use and apply the key features of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to develop your image editing skills.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. French 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Improve your elementary French on this lively interactive course. The emphasis of the course will be on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
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  5. Portraits and people photography
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Lorenzo Berni
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  6. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    Start your training to become a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with our ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. This course is designed for those with no prior massage qualification. This course provides you with the qualification and training required to work as a Professional Sports Massage Therapist at level 3, this course also enables you to progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage. This course runs on a Friday daytime.



    The course fee is £1409, plus an upfront fee of £0 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on (telephone temporarily unavailable).
    Full fee £1,409.00 Senior fee £1,409.00 Concession £1,409.00
  7. City Lit photography: professional practice and portfolio
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Neil White
    This course is a natural follow on from City Lit photography projects VY844 & VY878.



    You will work on a self-set project for the length of the course.
    Full fee £659.00 Senior fee £527.00 Concession £428.00
  8. Photography, space and architecture
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Capture the architecture of London, from ancient churches to modern buildings in this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then venture onto the streets and spaces of London to put your theory into practice, identifying architectural styles and experimenting with different lenses, composition, processing and editing.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  9. Black and white digital photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Sara Leigh Lewis
    Shape, form, pattern and texture take on added significance in black-and-white photography. Without colour to guide the eye, contrast, lighting, and composition take on even more importance. Discover these elements and the basic rules of black and white photography.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  10. Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
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  11. French 3 upper: conversational French
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Radet
    Come and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Fashion and editorial photography
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    This course will help you to develop your skills in editorial fashion photography.



    The course is project driven and will take you from the creation of a basic story board through to a photo shoot. By the end of the course you will understand the workflow, the tools and thinking / planning required to run a successful shoot for yourself. The course also provides advice on getting material published.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  13. ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Stacey Shim
    Are you looking to gain a qualification that will enable you to provide Facial Skincare treatments, either as an add-on to your current therapist practise, or as a stand-alone offering? Our Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare will give you a recognised qualification that will allow you to provide and develop bespoke Luxury Facial Skincare treatments to your client base, both within a salon setting and as a mobile therapist.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
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  14. ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Lymphatic drainage massage
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Learn how to provide a Lymphatic Drainage Massage using the classical lymphatic drainage techniques, including and the extraordinary benefits of this treatment. Prior experience: you must have completed the ITEC massage diploma or equivalent.
    Full fee £509.00 Senior fee £509.00 Concession £509.00
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