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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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- ITEC Level 2 Award in providing Facial Skincare (adults 21+)Course start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Stacey ShimAre you looking to gain a qualification that will enable you to provide Facial Skincare treatments, either as an add-on to your current therapist practise, or as a stand-alone offering? Our Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare will give you a recognised qualification that will allow you to provide and develop bespoke Luxury Facial Skincare treatments to your client base, both within a salon setting and as a mobile therapist.
- French 3 upper: actualité et discussionCourse start date: Tue 10 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Stephanie RadetCome and practise your intermediate spoken French and develop your language skills in these topical discussion classes. Based on recordings from French television, radio news and newspaper articles.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- Comedy: writing for radio, online and podcastCourse start date: Tue 24 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Alan NixonThere’s an explosion in sound comedy from internet stations to multiple podcasts. Multi - award winning radio producer,Alan Nixon, demonstrates the skills behind creating comedy through sound, using classic and modern techniques. You will identify how to perform & create your comedy.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
- The City of London: the Square MileCourse start date: Wed 25 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Paul SinclairExplore the City’s development from Roman and medieval times through to the Tudors and Stuarts.
This course will comprise of 8 walks starting with Roman London. First meeting place at Monument station on the Monument side.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)Course start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsDiscover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress on to a qualification.
- London's smaller art collectionsCourse start date: Tue 31 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julie BarlowDiscover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures on this gallery-based art history course.
- Counselling introduction: advancedCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Christopher GreschExtend your use of counselling skills and personal development in this highly experiential course. You will need to have completed a 30-hour counselling introduction (with a minimum of 70% attendance) within the last three years. Prior to enrolling, contact the department on 020 4582 0403 for authorisation.
This course is exempt from our usual refund and transfer policy, therefore if you change your mind and would like a refund you must request this at least 3 weeks before the course is due to start. We charge an admin fee of 20% (minimum £10) per refund processed. We will not give you a refund for this course if we receive your request less than 3 weeks before the course starts or once the course has started.
- Renaissance art: making, locating and viewingCourse start date: Wed 8 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Emma Rose BarberThis course explores the Making, the Locating and the Viewing of Renaissance paintings in the collection of the National Gallery. This course takes place at the National Gallery.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
- Looking at paintingsCourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julia MusgraveLook at masterpieces in major London galleries in this introduction to European painting. Explore different painting techniques and genres (landscape, portrait and history painting) for a basic understanding and increased enjoyment of Western art.
- City of words: further adventuresCourse start date: Thu 11 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Eleanor JacksonLondon luxuriates in literary references. We follow the footsteps of the authors, poets and playwrights, and some of their creations, as we walk a brand new neighbourhood each week, exploring the literary connections.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First meeting point at Green Park tube station, street level, Piccadilly South side.
London guide: Eleanor Jackson.
- Introduction to the V&ACourse start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Julia MusgraveExplore the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. We visit different galleries each week looking at the decorative arts, paintings and the transfer of design ideas across the centuries.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- The art and culture of 18th century London
- Italian 2 upper: module 2Course start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Paola NorthImprove your lower intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed Italian 2 upper: module 1 or equivalent.
IMPORTANT: please note that this course takes place in person, in the college in Keeley Street.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Comedy: sketch writing and performing for TV and onlineCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Alan NixonLearn how to write and perform sketch comedy for stage and small screen. Pick up tricks of the trade under the guidance of a multi-award-winning comedy producer / director. Sketches, monologues,
and quick-fire comedy techniques are put under the microscope. Tutor: Alan Nixon.Full fee £169.00
- Writing fantasy: in partnership with the British LibraryFull fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
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