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  1. German beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Willkommen Chapters 5 and 6 (Hodder Arnold).
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  2. Botanical illustration
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Barratt
    Botanical illustration is both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. On this short illustration course, you will work with a range of plant species images and live studies, working both in the studio and on location.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Emergency First Aid at Work: Qualsafe Level 3 Award (RQF)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 Jan 2023 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Steven Faerber
    Do you know what to do if there is an accident at work or someone complains of chest pains? Gain a qualification in Emergency First Aid and acquire the knowledge and confidence to help someone until the emergency services arrive. Please bring photographic ID.







    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.







    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
  4. Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Zoom? Have you started to use it but are unsure about some of its functions? Do you need to use Zoom at work, in your studies or to communicate with friends and relatives? Zoom is now as essential to communication as texts, emails, smartphones and PCs. This course will take you from the basics of being on Zoom as a participant and a host, including how to join meetings and set them up. You will learn what to do in both circumstances, what appropriate etiquette is, how to use chat and other features such as breakout rooms, how to share your screen, take control of someone else's screen and how to make sure you don't do something on Zoom that you shouldn't.



    By the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably host a meeting with friends or work colleagues, communicate, privately share and collaborate on projects or ideas.



    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
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  5. Exploring literature: Irish Poetry in the 20th Century
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Niall Culligan
    In this introductory course, we will read and discuss Irish poetry from across the twentieth century, examining how poets responded to cultural and political issues, such as Irish Independence, religion, and the Troubles. Poets will include: W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Louis MacNeice, Patrick Kavanagh, Derek Mahon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and many others.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  6. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering an online Arabic taster class in December: Arabic superstitions (course code LXDA1) if you would like to try out Arabic before you enrol.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  7. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Interested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Build a website in a day with WordPress
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, short course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  9. Printmaking workshop: focus on colour
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kath Castillo
    A course for intermediate and experienced printmakers wanting to build on previous experience and experiment with process to consolidate and hone technical skills. The focus is on colour application, advanced intaglio processes, realising personal projects and the production of high quality prints.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £319.00 Concession £259.00
    Rating:
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  10. French beginners: module 1
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. ESOL: Improve your fluency (level 1)
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to speak more easily and communicate in English without translating from your first language? Do you think too much about what to say or write? Would you like your English to be more automatic? This course will help you become more relaxed when you speak and write English so you can be confident you can express yourself in a way people understand and not be worried about making mistakes. You will develop your fluency in both speaking and writing but you will focus more on speaking.



    Before this course, you need to do 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). Use Chrome if possible.



    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
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  12. Drawing 3: experimental approaches
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
  13. Podcasting: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  14. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jack Duplock
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  15. Introduction to watercolour painting
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen
    Introduction to a range of watercolour techniques such as layering, masking out and creating textures, to gain basic skills and an insight into the possibilities of this exciting medium. Includes some work from still life observation. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00

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