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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.

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. Snapshot Queers: Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Henry Martin
    This course explores how photographers Nan Goldin (b. 1953) and Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968) employ the aesthetic of the snapshot to document queer communities, with a focus on their early careers and unique installation and photographic practices.



    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 £7.00
  2. French 3 upper taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Radet
    Come and discover what an upper intermediate French class feels like.



    This course is suitable if you have studied French for 4-5 years recently or have done an A-level some time ago.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Welsh beginners: a journey through North Wales
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Whitehead
    Get an introduction to basic Welsh on this virtual tour through North Wales!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  4. Black internationalism in the heart of the Empire – History walk
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Want to learn more about the history of Black activism and anti-colonialism? Join A. S. Francis to learn more!
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  5. Getting ready for Maths Foundation GCSE
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a revision session for students enrolled on the GCSE course.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here



    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
  6. English for deaf people: Word classes (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The aim of the course is to help you to develop your language awareness and knowledge of English grammar in terms of word classes and their functions. You will learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, determiners, prepositions and connectives. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here





    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
  7. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  8. Creative non-fiction: a taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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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  9. Poetry: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Irigaray
    This short, fun workshop is the perfect starting point for students who are writing for the first time or new to poetry. Join us for thought-provoking writing exercises and poetry theory for beginners.



    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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  10. Getting Ready for Maths functional skills level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here



    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
  11. English Functional Skills (Level 2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to develop your English skills and gain a qualification? Do you need to show employers you can read and write accurately? Do you want to speak well in different situations? If so, you may want to do a Level 2 Functional Skills English qualification. This is equivalent to a GCSE and often needed for work or education.







    The course will ensure you are confident in the three areas of literacy: Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening & Communicating. It will help you to understand and use the English language in the most effective way for different real-life situations.







    Please note: You MUST pass the first 6 weeks of the course. You must attend every class and do the necessary homework. If not, you will not be able to continue the course.







    Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423 for information and to book a pre-course assessment. You can also click the Start Assessment button on this page. This course is free for learners who meet the residency criteria and have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 (or C) and above or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English.







    See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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  12. Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you been learning English for a long time but your writing just doesn’t seem to be improving? Are you quite a fluent speaker but find formal speaking difficult? Do you feel ‘stuck’. This course will release you! You will focus on how to improve the structure of your writing both the whole text, paragraphs and sentences. You will work on understanding the grammar of the language, and the skills you learn to develop your writing will help you improve your more formal speaking whether this is for job interviews, meetings at work or giving presentations. This course is ideal if you have been living in the UK for several years, feel quite comfortable in speaking English as a second language, but lack confidence in your literacy skills.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  13. Comedy writing and performing: taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Explore your comedy writing and performance potential under the guidance of an Emmy-award winning comedy producer/director. Alan Nixon shares an introduction to the skills behind creating powerful comedy using classic and modern techniques.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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