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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Once you are enrolled on the course, you will receive detailed instructions for taking part in the class.

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

  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. Train the Trainer (Summer)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    '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. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.

    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: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £197.00

  4. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Applications for the 2020/21 cohort are now open. Please click "start assessment" to access the application form. The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday, June 4th 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday, June 12th 2020.



    Please note that due to COVID-19, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online from June 16th- June 25th unless government advice changes. Please indicate your preferred slot in your application form.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.



    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as tutorials every two weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session.



    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.

    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Humanities and social studies (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2652.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

  5. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos with Pixlr- for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 6 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Adobe Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!

    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. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020 (and 3 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: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

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