Specialist learning

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. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018 (and 3 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: £408.00

  2. Assertiveness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your effectiveness by saying what you want to say assertively. Develop assertiveness and effective communication through discussion and role play. Issues addressed are: saying no, making requests, responding to criticism and saying what you feel.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  3. Mindfulness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to focus your awareness, cultivate calmness and develop non judgemental acceptance, using a range of mindfulness practices. Apply speech techniques more effectively and facilitate your work on avoidance reduction.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you achieved the level of knowledge and skills necessary to start your portfolio for your level 6 NVQ in BSL? Collect evidence and develop your portfolio with help from our experienced teaching and assessment team.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  5. Brush up your English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for deaf people who can read and write English reasonably well but would like to know more about English grammar and the language / vocabulary we use to talk about language. Delivered via British Sign Language, the weekly sessions will use both languages to make sense of English grammar by incorporating various teaching and learning activities such as role- plays, discussions, comparing and contrasting BSL and English and so forth. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  6. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    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

  7. Effective communication in the workplace

    Course Date: Thu 10 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal effectiveness in the workplace, working on issues including using the telephone, interview techniques, presentation skills and communicating in meetings.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    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 14 May 2018 (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 14-18 May, then June 18-19. Each days runs from 9.30 am to 5.30pm.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  10. Stammering pride and prejudice: one-day workshop for SLTs

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    To what extent does SLT unwittingly perpetuate public- and self-stigma for people who stammer? This thought-provoking workshop will explore this question drawing on disability theory, stammering activism and the experiences of people currently developing novel ways of taking pride in and celebrating the uniqueness of the stammered voice. You’ll come away with ideas on how you can adapt your own practice in light of this radical way of viewing stammering and stammering therapy.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  11. PowerPoint for home and work (beginners) - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started to give presentations? Do you need to learn the basic features of PowerPoint? Come and learn the technology and the craft. By the end of the course, you will be able to give a presentation using different designs, inserting text and images including animation features.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £18.00

  12. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Tue 5 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This workshop covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the opportunity to meet clients.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Excel for home and work (beginners) - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 6 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to Excel? This introductory course will provide you with a solid overview of the basics of Excel including key terminology, creating simple worksheets, entering and formatting data, making basic calculations and creating simple charts and graphs.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £18.00

  14. Speaking circle for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Participate in a speaking circle and find out how to enhance the way you come across to others, develop your own speaking style and discover the real you. This unique approach will help you to increase your confidence in speaking to groups.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  15. Train the Trainer (Summer)

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical weekend 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. You are required to attend both days of this course.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

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