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. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feeling a bit rusty when it comes to working on your stammering? If you have already completed some therapy either at City Lit or elsewhere, this workshop offers you the ideal opportunity to revise what you’ve learnt so far, practise your speech techniques and to become more open about, and desensitised to, stammering.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - blended

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL AND WE ONLY HAVE WAITING LIST PLACES. THE NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE IS TD506 WHICH WILL RUN ON FRIDAYS FROM JANUARY 2020



    The City & Guilds (6502) Award in Education and Training (blended) is an initial teacher training course ideal for anyone who teaches, or has some experience of teaching adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sectors. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation. Mainly self-study with 3 weekend group sessions on the following dates: 23 and 24 Nov 2019, 11 and 12 Jan 2020, 8 and 9 Feb 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  4. Managing stammering in the workplace

    Course Date: Fri 29 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal effectiveness and confidence when speaking in the workplace. This course will help you to manage stammering and to communicate clearly in situations such as presentations, meetings, telephone calls and interviews.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. BSL taster session

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a one-off free session to give you a taste of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Managing hearing loss at work

    Course Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for people who have a hearing loss and who work in an office environment. It covers a range of common office scenarios and issues that arise for people with hearing loss.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Mon 6 Jan 2020 (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: £799.00
    Senior fee: £672.00
    Concession: £596.00

  8. Design and build your own website - for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 8 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you how to create and design your own website using free resources. Ideal if you want to create own websites for deaf organisations, deaf clubs or deaf websites.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. BSL level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020 (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

  10. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    Course Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.

    The course fee is £1211, plus an upfront fee of £188 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, repayable after the course ends. 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 Sign Language and Lipreading (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2725.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £1,399.00

  11. Basic English skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills, or if you missed out on education at school due to communication barriers.You will develop basic skills in reading notices around you, learn new vocabulary and practise writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exam.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Working towards English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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

  13. English for work for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you are looking for or already are in employment. The aim of the course is to help you to acquire English skills necessary for communication at work via e-mails, memos, reports etc. To join this course, you need to do one of the following: hold English Level 1 and/or English level 2 certificates; complete ‘Reading and Writing for deaf people’ course at City Lit; be assessed at English Level 1 and/or English level 2 at City Lit. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Interiorised stammering

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  15. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 6 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

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