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  1. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
  2. Drawing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, you will be introduced to key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  3. Introduction to programming
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. Introduction to artificial intelligence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it's humanity's biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  5. Coaching and developing others
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Winkley
    Learn some key coaching skills and techniques and take this chance to practise and experience coaching. Develop your ability to facilitate positive change in others and work on your own coaching action plan.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
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  6. Digital skills for business: creating professional-looking and impacting documents in Word and Excel (intermediate)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to present well-organised complex documents at work that are easy to read and follow? Are you responsible for compiling reports or other long documents? On this course, you will develop all the skills you need to use Microsoft Word to create data rich documents which meet professional standards. You will learn time-saving techniques and become skilled in using outlines, templates, consistent formatting, headers, footers, tables, images as well as controlling text flow. You will also work on integrating Excel data into your Word document as well as using mail merge to distribute your documents. These are vital skills across a range of jobs that will not only save you time but also reduce the frustrations often associated with use of Word.



    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  7. Public speaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 16 Mar 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    This intensive Sunday afternoon course will help you to learn techniques and develop skills which will boost your confidence for all types of situations when you have to say a few words in public. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  8. Podcasting: intermediate
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 24 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    A short course designed to help you make your existing idea publication ready or improve the production values of your already published podcast.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
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