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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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  1. BSL level 1
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Oct 2023 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    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 £699.00 Senior fee £699.00 Concession £524.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. Certificate in counselling skills
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edna Ogundare
    The application process for this course is now closed.







    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? This course includes occasional weekend sessions which you will be required to join and one compulsory residential trip away.







    In order to apply for this course, please ensure that:



    • you have (or will have) completed an in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    OR



    • you have completed an in person introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70%



    AND



    • you have completed an in person ‘Counselling introduction: advanced’ course (or equivalent) with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    • you are able to speak and write fluently in English (level 2/GCSE).
    Full fee £2,199.00 Senior fee £2,199.00 Concession £2,199.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  3. Pottery: evening course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Spence
    For those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We'll also cover glazing and surface decoration.
    Full fee £549.00 Senior fee £439.00 Concession £357.00
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  4. Carving in wood
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alexandra Harley
    Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you are experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. You will be taught how to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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  5. Carving in wood or stone
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Belinda Edwards
    Get inspired by trying carving techniques in stone or wood and create your own small carving in wood and stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers. This course will explore the characteristics of wood and stone, lead you through the steps of design and carving, encourage you to explore and develop your ideas, and try more experimental techniques.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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  6. City Lit bookbinding
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Rochester
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners.



    Term 1 26/09/2023 - 05/12/2023



    Term 2 09/01/2024 - 19/03/2024



    Term 3 09/04/2024 - 18/06/2024



    Not sure this is the right course for you? Come to our free School of Visual Arts Open Day on Saturday 20th May. Search VQ009 on our website.
    Full fee £1,209.00 Senior fee £967.00 Concession £786.00
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  7. Full fee £879.00 Senior fee £879.00 Concession £879.00
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  8. Masterclass: poetry (a year-long workshop)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This year-long poetry masterclass is open by selective application to a maximum of ten students. You will receive inspiring tutor instruction and rigorous constructive feedback on your poems as you prepare them for publication and performance.
    Full fee £879.00 Senior fee £879.00 Concession £879.00
  9. City Lit year of the figure and portrait
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen, Desmond Haughton, Joe Richardson, Kim Scouller
    This is a year-long course that explores the endlessly fascinating subject of the human form through various aspects of drawing and painting the figure and portrait. For those interested in building real progress and confidence in practical skills and taught by a team of specialist tutors, you will be inspired by stimulating projects that explore historical and contemporary artists' contexts to support your creative work.
    Full fee £2,499.00 Senior fee £1,999.00 Concession £1,624.00
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  10. Extended drawing for artists and makers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Annie Attridge, Clare Barton-Harvey, Ruth Brison, Tony Hull, Claire Hynds, Monika Kita, Ute Kreyman, Mario Lautier Vella, Faith Vincent, susan kenton
    A multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.



    This course requires a pre-enrolment application. Please click 'Start Assessment' on the right hand side of this page to start your application. EDAM Handbook







    EDAM Archive.
    Full fee £1,359.00 Senior fee £1,087.00 Concession £951.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. BSL level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 2 Oct 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £899.00 Senior fee £899.00 Concession £683.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
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