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. Working towards English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Childcare: level 1 Award in working with children (offsite)

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: Sidings Community Centre
    This is a knowledge-based qualification that builds your basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of young children, aged from birth to five years in a range of settings. You will learn about supporting children’s development, from healthy eating to planning activities and keeping children safe from harm. This course is recommended if you do not already have a level 1 qualification, you have English as an additional language, learning difficulties or you are a parent wishing to develop your parenting skills.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. BSL level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 7 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: £639.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £470.00

  5. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 7 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

  6. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Applications to the 2019/20 cohort are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email from us inviting them to interview by Friday, June 14th.



    Please click "start assessment" to be notified when applications reopen for 2020/21.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications and wish to progress to university study. 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.

    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 on 020 7492 2652.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

  8. BSL level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 4 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: £869.00
    Senior fee: £869.00
    Concession: £644.00

  9. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? Become confident in the core software applications used in every workplace: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and improving productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel or have completed an ECDL level 1.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00
    Concession: £118.00

  10. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City & Guilds 6502 qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training



    Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This course covers teaching basics and leads to a national initial teaching award.



    This course is for people who want to teach adults. Combine it with GT106, Lipreading Teacher Training Course, and you will qualify to teach lipreading in this sector.



    You will attend City Lit for lecture blocks on the following dates in 2019: September 20th, 21st and October 4th, 5th.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £599.00

  11. Deaf history: one-day course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  12. Planet Earth (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world, its people and the environment we live in. Think about what we can do to make a difference.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. VOICEworks (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your singing. Sing group chants and songs. Listen to music from different parts of the world. Perform to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Act and perform (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn acting skills. Play a character. Explore emotions. Produce a play. Perform your play to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Art and design (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make and publish handmade books and fanzines, learn about graphic design, display and sell your products, show your work on Instagram and social media.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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