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Whether you want to try something new, revive your passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!
All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.
We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
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- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul SuttonLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (January - March 2024).
- Return to French (elementary)Course start date: Mon 4 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Yolande Mallet De ChaunyCome and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course starting in January.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
- Piano masterclassCourse start date: Thu 7 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Karl LutchmayerAn intensive masterclass for pianists at Grade 8 standard and above, comprising two three-hour sessions. This insightful class will address issues of interpretation and style as well as dealing with technique.
- History taster: from one empire to another?Course start date: Thu 7 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Martin JorgensenJoin us for an introduction on to how to make sense of the British and American ways of seeking global dominance and the ways in which people have resisted as we see the (re-)emergence of China, India and Russia in global politics and economics.
- BSL Taster SessionCourse start date: Wed 29 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Emma IliffeThis is a one-off session to give you a taste of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.
- Bitesize maths: becoming confident with numbers and calculations (level 1-2)Course start date: Thu 7 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetIf 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.
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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
- Podcasting: improversCourse start date: Thu 7 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sheila KnowlesA short course designed to help you make your existing idea publication ready or improve the production values of your already published podcast.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
- Spanish 3 lower TasterCourse start date: Thu 14 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amaia IbargüenCome and discover what a lower Intermediate Spanish class feels like.
This course is suitable if you have studied Spanish for about 3 years recently.Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Christmas carols sing-a-longCourse start date: Thu 14 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan BlakeTransport yourself into a joyous frame of mind and festive spirit as you sing through some of the most beautiful settings of medieval carols. Explore harmonic textures, musical interpretations, get technical tips for tricky corners and enjoy singing these wonderful pieces with others!Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
- BSL level 1Course start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carolina Delgado EspejoHave 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.
- Developing your novelCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah LeipcigerHave 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.
- Introduction to BSLCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carolina Delgado EspejoInterested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
- Counselling: an introductionCourse start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 24 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam FoordEnhance your personal skills, learn more about yourself and take your first step in counselling training on this primarily experiential course, underpinned by the 3 main theoretical approaches in counselling.
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