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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.

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Our online course are live, interactive and usually delivered in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. Onsite courses are delivered at our world class London locations near Covent Garden

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  1. Writing the city
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
    Through a combination of close observation and texts both old and new, you'll explore the depiction of inner city life in fiction, and write your own fiction inspired by the urban landscape in this short course.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  2. French: revisit your elementary French
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michel Willame
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course later in September.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Creative non-fiction: a taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Julie Garton
    Have you had experiences that will move, delight or entertain readers? This taster session in creative-non fiction explores approaches to capturing your most poignant moments and crafting them into inspiring pieces of literature.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  4. Introduction to English language GCSE
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you excited by the English language? Do you want to gain an English language GCSE? This short introduction course will prepare you for completing a GCSE involves and show if you are ready for the accredited programme in terms of time investment, dedication, interest and ability.



    You must pass this course before being able to start the full GCSE and take an initial assessment before starting this 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).



    Click the Start Assessment button on this page. Please log on with your email address (not name) and use Chrome if possible. Or Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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  5. BSL Taster Session
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    This is a one-off free 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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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    97% of 100
  6. Certificate in counselling skills
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Constance Ffrench, Edna Ogundare, Diana Pigott
    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 introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years).



    OR



    • you have completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70% AND you have completed a ‘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
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  7. Italian: jump into year 2 upper
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Italian for about two years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the third year, 'Italian 2 upper'. You will revise the main points of the second year in one week, and will be ready for 'Italian 2 upper: module 1' later this September.







    Please note that this course takes place at our college in Covent Garden.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
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  8. Portraits 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    This course aims to introduce you to this fascinating genre in both drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression.
    Full fee £439.00 Senior fee £351.00 Concession £285.00
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  9. Drawing 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
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  10. Foundation diploma in art and design
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Multiple
    The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at City Lit is an exciting and challenging multi-disciplinary art, design, craft and media programme. It is designed to give you the best possible introduction to a wide range of materials, techniques and processes, and to support you in identifying and developing your creative interests and thinking. Validated by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, it is an internationally recognised qualification with a UCAS tariff that enables you to apply directly to University.



    The course fee is £5421, plus an upfront fee of £100 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Art Foundation (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2700/2703.
    Full fee £5,521.00 Senior fee £5,521.00 Concession £5,521.00
  11. Introduction to Maths foundation GCSE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    This short course is to make sure you are ready for the full GCSE Maths Foundation programme (AC201/AC205). It is also to ensure you know what to expect from the full qualification, its content and the commitment required for success in terms of time investment, dedication, interest and ability. GCSE Maths is a qualification which shows employers and universities that you have a good level of maths as well as effective concentration and study skills. It also demonstrates that you are able to learn and retain abstract concepts. Please note the Friday classes are not every Friday, but approximately every third week.



    (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 must pass this course before being able to start the full GCSE and take an initial assessment before starting this course. Click the Start Assessment button on this page. Please log on with your email address (not name) and use Chrome if possible. Or Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jack Duplock
    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  13. Explore figure and portrait
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen
    This one day course will give you a basic introduction to sketching the figure and portrait from observation of the life model. Suitable for absolute beginners.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  14. Becoming confident in digital skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (beginner)
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you know the basics of emailing and internet use? Are you ready to work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook? Then this course is for you. You will start learning how to word process, use spreadsheets and create presentations, vital skills in today’s world inside and outside the workplace. You will also learn the most essential aspects of Outlook so you can send and receive emails and organise them,. By the end of the course you will be able to create well-presented short texts such as letters, design simple budgets and tables,produce effective and attractive presentations and email them to friends and work colleagues. Start your journey today!



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  15. Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on courage to play
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Gosebruch
    Explore and develop personal work using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee £749.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £487.00

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