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  1. Build a website in a day with WordPress
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Nov 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Swati Pandit
    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
  2. Podcasting: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Nov 2022 (and 6 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
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    90% of 100
  3. Becoming confident in numbers: mental maths (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you are told your council tax bill of £725 is increasing by 2% do you know the answer? Can you work it out in your head or do you need to write the calculation down? If you have to convert the size of your room from feet to metres to order carpet, do you know the maths for this? When you look at your shopping list, can you make a quick estimate of the total cost? If the answer to these questions is not a confident 'yes', then this is the course for you. You will develop your number skills so you can be confident in carrying out the most essential calculations involving multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting, using fractions, percentages, ratios and conversions. You will focus on problem-solving with numbers as tools to help you and you will learn the language of maths to help you approach the everyday world with more confidence and skill.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    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 if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language 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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. Film Studies Taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit film studies class.



    We will view clips from a wide variety of films, exploring themes and technique in British cinema and modern American cinema. There will be a chance to review term one film courses at City Lit (September - December 2022).
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  6. Social media content strategy
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Dec 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  7. Sing German Christmas carols
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    Do you love singing at Christmas? Join this workshop to learn and sing German Christmas carols.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  8. German taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Barbara Pöllet
    It will make you feel festive!



    Come to learn how German speaking people celebrate the festive season while learning basic German sentences through a variety of fun activities.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Improve your speaking voice: taster
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Giles Abbott
    A taster class to introduce you to how you can improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech through relaxation, breath technique and articulation. This taster class will take place in one of our studios.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  10. Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to learn how to create presentations? Are you completely new to PowerPoint? Can you use some PowerPoint features but want to expand your skills? On this course you will learn the essential elements of how to create an effective and appealing presentation from creating slides and slideshows from scratch, to using templates, to appropriate use of images and text. You will focus not only on the specific functions of PowerPoint but also what makes a presentation successful.



    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  11. Chinese history taster: the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    To understand China of our present means understanding China of the past. Why not join PhD Fellow Dylan Wang for a taste of the histories of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from 1368 to the new Republican era in 1912?
    Full fee £15.00 Senior fee £12.00 Concession £10.00
  12. BSL level 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolina Delgado Espejo
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.







    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee £729.00 Senior fee £607.00 Concession £545.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  13. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £194.00 Concession £150.00
  14. Developing your novel
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Have you started work on your novel? This course is suitable for experienced creative writers who want to make progress with a novel draft. Learn more about the art of novel writing and move your project forward in a supportive workshop environment.



    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 £105.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  15. Collage and mixed media: experimental techniques
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Franklin
    Collage is an exciting, accessible and creative medium. Experiment with a rich variety of materials and found images to make vibrant work experimenting with surface, form, colour and pattern, inspired by artists who make effective use of this way of working.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00

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