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  1. LinkedIn: a short introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Get started with LinkedIn with this short introductory course through learning the basics of this important business platform.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00
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  2. French 3: revision course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jul 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    Revise and develop your intermediate speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have recently studied French for 3 to 4 years or equivalent. This course is ideal if you would like to consolidate or fill some gaps in your learning before moving onto the next level up.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00
  3. Jazz piano taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    Meet the jazz idiom as you explore time feels and harmonic progressions at your piano. For pianists at grade 5 and above, with some knowledge of chord structures (triads and 7ths), this online session will give food for thought and practice.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00
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  4. Afrocentric drumming
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Explore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments in any musical style or setting.
    Full fee £49.00
  5. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    This short workshop will guide you through the basics of Modern Copperplate Calligraphy, as influenced by historical copperplate handwriting. Once the artform of expert craftsman, calligraphy is now a popular artistic outlet, flexible enough to reflect the personality, style, and creativity of every individual – everyone can learn it and have a lot of fun while doing so! Suitable for left-handers and right-handers.
    Full fee £49.00
  6. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Learn 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 (September - December 2023).
    Full fee £10.00
  7. Maths functional skills level 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. French 2: revision course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Come and join this lively short revision course on Saturdays, either to consolidate what you have just learnt or to revisit some of what you have learnt some time ago.
    Full fee £39.00
  9. Drawing and mindfulness: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £99.00
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