Specialist learning

Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher EducationBritish 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
    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. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you a BSL teacher? Would you like to improve or learn new ways to teach BSL in your class? Richard Carter comes highly recommended - he will teach you how to find the best way for your students to learn BSL. This will help you to become confident and motivate your teaching. Please come and enrol on this one off workshop!



    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  3. Working with adults who stammer
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.







    This course runs for three days (27-29 October), plus a follow-up day on May 11.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
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  4. Performance Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Your body and everyday objects can be sculptures - perform in front of an audience, you could make a video too.



    Find out about famous performance artists for inspiration.



    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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  5. Soundscapes 2 (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Compose music with computers. Make music with keyboards and synthesizers. Upload your music to Soundcloud.



    Present your work in performance.



    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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  6. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Nov 2021 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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.



    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 £599.00 Senior fee £502.00 Concession £444.00
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  7. Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is for speech and language therapists working with adults or young people who stammer wishing to develop their practice. It will provide opportunity to update your knowledge and learn from peers.



    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
  8. Introduction to lipreading
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.



    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 £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £48.00
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  9. Deaf history: one-day course
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.



    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
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  10. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Nov 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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 intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time and will be delivered ONLINE. It runs for five days Monday to Friday, then two follow-up days a few weeks later.



    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
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  11. Level 1 awareness of mental health and well-being
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives. That's why the right support needs to be available to allow those with poor mental health to get back to being their best selves. This course is for people who want to find out more about mental health and well-being, in relation to their own mental health and others they may wish to support or work with. We highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking about applying for the understanding working in mental health course (KMA12). Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.



    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 £0.00
  12. Interview skills for people who stammer
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? This one-day workshop will increase your prospects of success by helping you to develop your interview skills. You’ll learn how to project yourself positively and practise strategies to manage your fears of stammering.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £27.00 Concession £8.00
  13. Resilience and wellbeing for speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a time of challenge for many of us. Learn practical skills to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings and move your life forward in positive directions. Whilst directly relevant to the workplace these skills will impact on all areas of your life.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  14. Difference not defect: stammering activism, empowerment and pride: a course for people who stammer and speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn more about the social model of disability and stammering pride in a shared and collaborative learning environment.



    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
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  15. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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.



    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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
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