Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift

    Help your friends and family achieve their New Year's resolutions in 2021! Our City Lit Gift Vouchers are perfect for anyone who wants to learn something new this year. Available from just £10 and can be used to book a place on any of our online courses including art, languages, dance classes, poetry, and much more.
    From: £10.00

  2. Deaf history part 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This exciting course covers information about the history of the Deaf community, education, media and sport to a more advanced and in depth level. It is taught in BSL, and hearing people with a minimum of level 2 in BSL are welcome.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  3. Refresh, revise stammering therapy

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £16.00

  4. Youth work: level 2 certificate

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    THERE ARE LIMITED SPACES ON THIS COURSE, STUDENTS MUST HAVE A VOLUNTARY ROLE/PLACEMENT IN YOUTH WORK BEFORE THEY CAN ENROL.

    Are you interested in working with young people in a youth work setting or becoming a youth and community worker? This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence in working holistically with young people to facilitate their personal and social development. As a youth support worker, you can earn up to £180 per day, depending on the organisation. You could be involved in one to one support, mentoring, sports or group and project work. Learners must already be working or volunteering in a youth work environment to be considered for this course. You must complete at least 100 hours of voluntary work experience. You will be assessed in your work place setting to ensure you meet the standards required.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £969.00
    Senior fee: £969.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Public speaking for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Presenting information clearly and effectively is vital to getting your message or opinion across. This two-day workshop is about developing key presentation skills and confidence when speaking to a group of people, whether it’s giving a formal or impromptu presentation, contributing to a meeting or taking part in a discussion.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Interiorised stammering

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you often manage to conceal your stammering (also known as stuttering), this course will help you to understand your particular type of stammering, reduce negative feelings, learn strategies to speak more easily and develop self confidence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £153.00
    Concession: £44.00

  7. Stammering therapy

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily. You'll also work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reducing avoidance strategies and developing self confidence. Designed specifically for people who stammer /stutter.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £153.00
    Concession: £44.00

  8. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  9. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 8 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as

    stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings.. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs between 8-12 February, then 15-16 March 9.30-17.30 every day.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £174.00
    Concession: £50.00

  10. Mentoring a young person ABC/CERTA quals

    New
    Course Date: Fri 12 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you able to connect with young people? Do you consider yourself a role model? At this time, young people are suffering with a lack of services and support. Mentoring and one to one support has proven to be beneficial to young people's mental health and well-being. This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the skills needed to mentor a young person.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Fri 19 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. Train the Trainer (Spring)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical 2 day course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation.

    This course will be delivered online. You are required to attend both days of this course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.



    The assessments could take place either online or face to face. If the assessment takes place online, it will be via Zoom. If the face to face process is used, it will be on a one to one basis with your course tutor.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £673.00
    Concession: £597.00

  14. Living well with hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 2 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.



    It will be taught in spoken English, not sign language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  15. Children and young people's mental health

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The emotional health and well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and well-being. In 2016 10% of 5-16 years olds were diagnosed with a significant mental health illness. This course will introduce you to the concepts, impacts and approaches to supporting child and youth mental health. It is aimed at those working with children or interesed in the mental health of children and young people,.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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