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.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Preparing to work in adult social care: level 1 at Thames Reach Academy (off-site)

    Course Date: Thu 28 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Are you considering a career in adult social care? Do you want to find out more about different roles and feel confident in applying for volunteering opportunities? This course will develop your understanding of the responsibilities, values, skills and attitudes needed. It aims to give you an introduction into adult social care and an accredited level 1 award in preparing to work in adult social care.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have already completed some therapy either at City Lit or elsewhere, , this workshop offers you the ideal opportunity to revise what you’ve learnt so far, practise your speech techniques and to become more open about, and desensitised to, stammering.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019 (and 3 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.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £754.00
    Concession: £667.00

  5. Acceptance and commitment therapy for people who stammer

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a powerful approach to therapy. You'll learn to work more effectively with negative thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness work. You'll also learn how to identify, and move towards, valued goals and directions in your life.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  7. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.



    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00
    Concession: £443.00

  8. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  9. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get connected through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn the main elements of these essential everyday digital skills in a safe and supportive environment: how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and groups; how to start your Twitter account; how to get going on Instagram.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  11. Award in peer mentoring: level 2 at Westminster Quaker Meeting House (offsite)

    Course Date: Wed 8 May 2019
    Location on this date: Westminster Quaker Meeting House
    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas. This course will be held at a new venue near Leicester Square. Friends Meeting House is fully accessible and there are kitchen facilities available.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Becoming confident on the computer, Internet and email - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your PC or laptop but are too afraid to ask? Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your computer from setting it up to understanding and using computer jargon, setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently, and searching and using the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This is our shortest intensive course, enabling you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs from 13-17 May, then June 17-18. Each day runs from 9.30 am to 5.30pm.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

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