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  1. Develop your writing and reading: by using grammar (entry 3-level 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will help you improve your reading and writing by focusing on the meaning of grammar. How does the grammar you use change the meaning of what you write? How can you use your grammar knowledge to better understand what you are reading? How can you use your grammar awareness to write more interesting texts? You will improve your reading and writing by understanding key



    grammatical features and how you can use these to add authority to writing, change tone, add emphasis, make arguments more persuasive, change pace and make the information and ideas clearer.



    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).
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Troubleshooting your Apple Mac: tips and tricks
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to stay safe online, tame the clutter and keep your Mac running smoothly.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  3. Getting Ready for Maths functional skills level 2
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to develop your mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems and make decisions? The Functional Skills Level 2 Maths qualification shows employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can use these to solving complex problems in a variety of situations.This introductory course will make sure you know what to expect from, and are ready to start, the full accredited course. You must pass this course before you can join the 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 also need to do an initial 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.

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    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Becoming confident in algebra: problem-solving with equations (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    What is algebra is? Why is it useful? For many of us, algebra is something that we encountered at school, didn't really understand or see the point of. Yet we actually all use algebra quite frequently in our everyday lives without realising because we need it to solve problems. Problems such as how much money we need to buy groceries, how many bags we need to carry the groceries and how much space we need to put the groceries in at home!



    This course will help you see the value and usefulness of algebra and how you can use it in your personal and work life to make calculations easier and to see patterns. You will start with easier calculations and problems so you understand how algebra works before moving on to more complex uses.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment to make sure this level is right for you. 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.



    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
  5. Drawing and mindfulness: beginners guide to approaches and techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    An introduction to drawing and mindfulness and how when practised together they can support greater confidence and creativity in drawing. Through a variety of guided exercises, explore how the two disciplines relate and how each can enrich the other. This course is suitable for beginners to drawing and/or mindfulness.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  6. Workplace communication: using the right language when applying for jobs
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Is your CV is influencing employers in the way you want? Does it contain the right content? Is the language effective? Can you write and structure a covering letter? Do you come across well in interviews? Many applicants write poorly worded, ineffective CVs, person specifications and covering letters. Don't be one of them. Join this course to create the right impression for potential employers and improve your chances of finding the work you want.



    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
  7. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Does your smartphone confuse you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? Understanding and navigating your way round a smartphone is now as important as being able to use a regular computer. This short course will help you understand your Android smartphone, troubleshoot problems and use some of the most popular apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
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  8. Mindfulness sketchbook walk
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Helen Burgess
    Join us for a sketchbook walk in Central London to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that an evening in the city has to offer. It can be difficult to keep grounded and aware in urban environments but drawing offers a helpful way to direct our minds to the here and now, keeping a sense of purpose and deepening our attention.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Literature taster: contemporary fiction
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Ever wondered what studying a Literature course at City Lit is like? Tempted to try, but not ready to commit to a whole course? Try this taster session on contemporary fiction to boost your confidence and whet your appetite for further study!







    Includes information on the Literature programme offering for term three, which runs from April to July 2023.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  12. Chinese history taster: the Republican (1912-1949) and Communist (post 1949) Eras
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Apr 2023

    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 to get a taste of the histories and legacies of the Republican and Communiest eras from 1912 till today?
    Full fee £15.00 Senior fee £12.00 Concession £10.00
  13. Great works: Grieg's Piano Concerto
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    Grieg was just 24 years old when he wrote this, one of his best-loved works. We explore its genesis, early performances, and why it has remained such a popular work within the vast repertoire of nineteenth-century piano concertos.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  14. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.



    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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  15. English for deaf people: Understanding the Stone Age (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    When was the Stone Age? What did the people of the Stone Age invent? Do we still use these things today and why was this period so important in history? Learners will discover facts about the Stone Age through personal research and group visits to external venues, as well as various in class activities.



    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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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