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  1. Advancing your practice for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    This course is for speech and language therapists working with adults or young people who stammer wishing to develop their practice. It will provide opportunity to update your knowledge and learn from peers.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  2. English for deaf people: Word classes (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The aim of the course is to help you to develop your language awareness and knowledge of English grammar in terms of word classes and their functions. You will learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, determiners, prepositions and connectives. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. 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
  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
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  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit. This course will be delivered online using Zoom.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
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  5. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Applications for the September 2023 start are now open.



    This course is free for learners aged 19-23, who meet the residency criteria and who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. You are not eligible for a free place you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE).



    Please click Start Assessment on the course page.







    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 ONLINE via ZOOM two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as online tutorials every two to three weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session. There may also be optional study sessions at our Central London Campus on one Saturday each term.







    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.



    This course is free for learners aged 19-23 who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





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



    If you are 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 are 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 Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £3,022.00 Senior fee £3,022.00 Concession £3,022.00
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  6. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Helen Perry




    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £309.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This introductory course leads to the City and Guilds Level 3 national teaching qualification. Combined with our GT106, you can become a qualified lipreading teacher.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £599.00
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  8. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - blended
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laila Shariff
    The City & Guilds (6502) Award in Education and Training (blended) is an initial teacher training course ideal for anyone who teaches adult learners (or has some experience of teaching) in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sectors. We may also accept you if you have not taught before but have related work or voluntary experience. You will be asked to attend 4 Saturdays and 1 weekend - Saturdays: 23 and 30 Sept, 4 and 11 Nov; Saturday and Sunday: 2 and 3 Dec. Please note this course will be online except sessions 4 and 5 on 11 Nov and 2 Dec. You may also be asked to come in on 3rd Dec.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £600.00 Senior fee £600.00 Concession £408.00
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  9. Deaf history: one-day course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    A brief introduction to 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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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  10. Stammering therapy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Feb 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily. You'll also work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reducing avoidance strategies and developing self confidence. Designed specifically for people who stammer /stutter.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £153.00 Concession £44.00
  11. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adam Gurney
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
  12. Deaf history part 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of BSL. This fascinating course is taught in BSL. Hearing people with a minimum of level 2 BSL are welcome.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  13. Interiorised stammering
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman
    If you often manage to conceal your stammering (also known as stuttering), this course will help you to understand your particular type of stammering, reduce negative feelings, learn strategies to speak more easily and develop self-confidence.







    If you're wondering what it's like to be on this course, read Susanna's story on our blog.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
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  14. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.







    Note: this course runs on these days: October 16-18; and a final follow-up day on March 31.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £549.00 Senior fee £549.00 Concession £549.00
  15. Refresh revise stammering therapy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Louise Hillyer
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £16.00
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