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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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:
    91% of 100
  2. Maths functional skills level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 pass the first 6 weeks of the course. You must attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths. For more information Click here



    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
  3. The beginnings of Christian art and architecture: from antiquity to the Dark Ages
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Plant
    Explore the sources of early Christian images in depth. We'll consider the main developments, and the motivations behind their origins.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  4. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed Spanish beginners: module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS107 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
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  5. Screenprinting in a day
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    In this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  6. Oil painting: focus on light and shade
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lindsay Pickett
    This oil painting course takes inspiration from the moody and luminous imagery of classic Film Noir such as ‘The Third Man’. Students will explore composition, tonal transition and contrast to enhance their pleasure in oil painting and create strong and powerful paintings.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Indian head massage: workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Ameena Rahman
    Discover the ancient and highly therapeutic practice of Indian head massage. Learn how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and how to alleviate this in family and friends by practising a basic routine.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  8. Developing watercolour painting
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen
    Explore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  9. Introduction to lithography
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    Learn how to produce work that mimics a painterly style using lithography printmaking processes. Lithography depends on the delicate balance between grease and water and can provide a broad range of outcomes. Learn how marks and brush strokes drawn and painted on the printing plate can be faithfully reproduced to create bold or subtle prints.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  10. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 28 Jan 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    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.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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    97% of 100
  11. Communication skills: read well, write well (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learning how to write well requires learning how to read well. This course will prepare you for all types of writing but especially essay writing. Learn and practise how to answer essay questions by choosing what to read, how to read it and make notes, and then turning these notes into good pieces of writing with effective introductions and conclusions and well argued opinions. This course will be especially suitable for anyone wanting to study or who works in a job which requires good writing.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name)..



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  12. Chess for intermediates 3
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rowson
    The aim of this course is to develop the participants’ general understanding of chess. It includes evaluating and analysing positions to help with the development of planning skills, and practice in essential tactics including checkmates. We also explore key ideas from the opening, middlegame and endgame.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Maternity Reflexology: a CPD workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Alicia Falero
    Learn how to apply reflexology to specific conditions both during and after pregnancy.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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