Computing and digital skills for Deaf people

Computing for Deaf People - Courses in London

City Lit offer computing classes at different levels for deaf people, from beginners to European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) level 2. Our tutors will help you find the right course to meet your needs. Classes are taught in BSL.

For deaf computing courses you will need to come to an initial assessment session to make sure you find the right class. Please contact us by SMS text on 07642818557 or email deafskills@citylit.ac.uk to make an appointment.

In order to join our deaf computing courses, you need to have an interview and initial assessment first.

Watch computing student Pooja discuss her experience of studying at City Lit.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Introduction to Office 365: Excel for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you to develop your understanding of how to use Office 365 Excel for work related tasks such as tracking your working hours, expenditure, contact details etc. You will learn key terminology to help you understand spreadsheets. You will practice creating and editing spreadsheets, entering and formatting data, and creating simple formulas and functions such as budgets and expenditure.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Improve your English communication skills through e-mails and texts (entry 1 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    On this course you will improve your communication skills through sms texts and e-mails. You will be able to identify key information and respond appropriately to text messages and e-mails.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Improve your English: research life stories of famous people and share their stories in BSL (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    You will learn different research strategies, understanding where to look for information. You will learn how to skim and scan different texts to find the details you need. You will make notes identifying the source of your information and then finalise scripts to help you to deliver the presentation. You will be able to give a well-structured presentation with an introduction and conclusion, and use features of BSL such as: timelines, placements, referencing and enumeration. You will also learn BSL presentation skills such as how to introduce your topic, share the main points of information and summarise what you have covered.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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