Specialist learning - Keeley Street

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a beginners class or attended lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you are new to lipreading, or if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
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  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: long term learners advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita Thornton
    Are you an experienced lipreader, confident in your theory, but wishing to keep up your skills with continued practice? Suitable if you have been coming to lipreading classes for a while and want to continue to be stretched.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Helen Perry
    Build on your lipreading skills, practise your communication tactics and update your knowledge of relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Antony Rabin
    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 £599.00 Senior fee £503.00 Concession £454.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  6. Inclusive choir (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  7. Photography
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Get skilful at taking pictures with your smartphone or digital camera. Edit your pictures by cropping and adding effects and filters. Print your pictures for people to look at in a book or an exhibition.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  8. Earth Watch
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  9. Performance Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  10. Art of London
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Visit galleries and museums in central London every fortnight. Work on personal research projects and share with the class. Take photographs, video and make sketches on visits.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  11. Discover Music
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  12. Art of Science
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  13. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £379.00
  14. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £379.00
  15. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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