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  1. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Spanish beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 18 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this lively, communicative course for complete beginners. Taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.







    Based on Units 1-3 of Nos Vemos Hoy 1; publisher: Campus Difusión (please see the relevant section for the ISBN).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  3. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Maria Fontana
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  4. Certificate in counselling skills
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Edna Ogundare
    The Application Process for this course has now closed.







    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? This course includes occasional weekend sessions which you will be required to join and one compulsory residential trip away.







    In order to apply for this course, please ensure that:



    • you have (or will have) completed an in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    OR



    • you have completed an in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70%



    AND



    • you have completed an in person ‘Counselling introduction: advanced’ course (or equivalent) with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    • you are able to speak and write fluently in English (level 2/GCSE).



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here

    Full fee £2,399.00 Senior fee £2,399.00 Concession £2,399.00
    Rating:
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  5. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ana Wellbrook
    The Application Process for this course has now closed.







    You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply. This two-year course awarded by Skills Education Group Awards (SEG) qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.



    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2574 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 Psychology, Counselling & Personal Development on 020 4582 0403.
    Full fee £4,799.00 Senior fee £4,799.00 Concession £4,799.00
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  6. Maths for ESOL (Pre-entry)
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    On this course you will learn the basic skills and language that will help you to solve Maths word problems. This course will cover mainly the Numbers section and by the end of the course, you will be able to progress to the part 2 which will cover Measures, shapes, and Space. This course will help you to build your confidence in understanding key words that are used regarding maths and what are the operations that you will have to use to solve problems.



    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

  7. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 8142 4577.











    We have a limited number of free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative. This offer is for eligible applicants who are Londoners on a Low-Income or on Active-Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. For more information click here



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    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1599 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on 020 8142 4577.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  8. String ensemble
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. To apply for the ensemble please click the pink 'Start your interview' button and someone from the music department will be in touch. No break week for this course.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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  9. Tap dance: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  10. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  KR Moorhead
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  11. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a beginners class or attended lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Singing 1
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres. Break week 28th October 2024.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  13. Early music ensemble
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Layil Barr
    An ensemble for musicians interested in learning the skills of playing consort music in different instrumental combinations (broken consort). It will be a journey exploring the variety of sound combinations in 17th century repertoire. To apply for the ensemble please click the pink 'Start your interview' button and someone from the music department will be in touch. Break week: 28th Oct 2024.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £195.00
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