Centre for Learning Disability Education

Centre for Learning Disability Education - Courses in London

Our Centre for Learning Disability Education offers a creative arts-focussed portfolio of courses for adults with learning disabilities.

Choosing your course

Our courses take place at our main site on Keeley Street, conveniently located in the heart of Covent Garden, and are designed to enable you to explore and nurture your talents. Centred around the creative arts and self-advocacy, we provide a range of subjects including visual arts, dance, drama, music, leadership and public speaking. All of our courses will enable you to develop your communication skills, choice making and independence.

Expert tutors

Students travel from all over London to experience our unique, creative approach to education. Our classes are taught by our friendly, specialist tutors who will work to get to know you and understand your strengths. This bond will contribute greatly to your experience at City Lit as it means that we understand your goals and can work closely with you in order to achieve them.

Working in partnership

Many City Lit students have benefited from our various partnerships. This includes our Percussion Orchestra, a music project in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music. Our work with Books Beyond Word has also allowed our students to explore wellbeing, relationships and employment through visual stories.

Find a course

Browse our range of courses on offer at our Centre for Learning Disabilities Education below to discover your perfect match. We look forward to welcoming you to the City Lit community soon!

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  1. Performance Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Your body and everyday objects can be sculptures - use them to create a piece of performance art.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  2. Inclusive choir (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Improve your vocal ability. Compose original group vocal pieces. Listen to music from different parts of the world. Perform to an audience.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  3. Art of Science
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore science subjects without maths - what patterns and shapes can you see in the world around you? Use apps to make artwork, videos and sounds. Make a simple machine that makes its own drawings.Research a subject of your choice and share with the class.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  4. Discover Music
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A foundation course for students new to music making. You will discover a range of musical instruments and study the basic building blocks of music.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  5. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A class for students who have a recognised instrumental ability. Learn to play percussion instruments. Compose original music as a group. Listen and respond to group members. There are opportunities to perform your music to an audience throughout the year. This is a partnership class with the Royal Academy of Music. The group will be joined fortnightly by three RAM post graduate instrumentalists.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
  6. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For students with recognised drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work, participate in a group project. There is an annual opportunity to show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries and museums for ideas and inspiration.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
  7. Video Stories (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Share your thoughts and ideas on your favourite subjects by making a video or audio recording and posting it on Youtube or other social media. We will explore what people are saying and thinking on the internet.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  8. Soundscapes (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

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



    Present your work in performance.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  9. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn dance and movement skills. Create new dance moves and physical theatre pieces. Produce a dance piece for performance. Present your dance skills to an audience. This year the Dance group will be undertaking a 10 week residency with the Royal Ballet based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  10. Mixed Media Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore ways to combine and collage using a range of materials including fabric, photocopies, found materials and painting to create contemporary art works.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  11. Discover Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This is a foundation course for students with an ability in art. In the art studio you will explore a range of art materials and equipment. There will be group projects on selected themes.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00

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