Debating Courses in London & Online

Debating skills are transferrable to so many scenarios in which we need to use words and language persuasively. These skills are taught from beginners to advanced level by one of the top practitioners in the country.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

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All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Debating: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout. This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  2. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes in the art of negotiating. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  3. Debating: beginners (online)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout. This course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
  4. Debating: improvers
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation. This term the course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  5. Debating: improvers (online)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation. This term the course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
  6. Debating: intensive
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Jul 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. In this shorter, intensive version of our highly popular course, we will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
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