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. Basic English skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills, or if you missed out on education at school due to communication barriers.You will develop basic skills in reading notices around you, learn new vocabulary and practise writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exam.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Working towards English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills for deaf people course but not quite ready for English Entry 1 for deaf people course yet. You will continue to learn new vocabulary and practise reading and writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. English for work for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you are looking for or already are in employment. The aim of the course is to help you to acquire English skills necessary for communication at work via e-mails, memos, reports etc. To join this course, you need to do one of the following: hold English Level 1 and/or English level 2 certificates; complete ‘Reading and Writing for deaf people’ course at City Lit; be assessed at English Level 1 and/or English level 2 at City Lit. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. English entry 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English entry 1 course for deaf people and will help you to get confident in reading, writing and communication. You will learn to read pieces of texts, write sentences, spell correctly and use punctuation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English grammar course for deaf people and/or achieved English Entry 3 but who are not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual reading and writing skills and prepare you for the next level. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Award in peer mentoring: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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 is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. 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. 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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. English grammar and language awareness for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable for those who have achieved English Entry 2 and/or English Entry 3 but not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual grammatical skills and prepare you for the next level. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Basic English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills for deaf people course and/or Basic English vocabulary punctuation for deaf people course. It is also suitable for those who have completed and/or have been assessed at English Entry 1 level course. This course focuses on deaf learners’ general language awareness and helps them to get started with basic English grammar. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic Maths skills or if you missed out on education at school here in UK due to communication barriers. During this course you will work with basic numbers, measures, shapes and use of data. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your every day life contexts. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. English entry 3 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you have achieved English Entry 2 and wish to progress further. This course will help you develop your reading, writing and communication skills. You will learn to plan and draft writing; read and understand straightforward texts etc. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. BSL level 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £752.00
    Concession: £664.00

  13. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Mindfulness for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  15. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020 (and 4 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

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