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. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Deaf history part 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course covers information about the history of the Deaf community, education, media and sport to a more advanced and in depth level. It is taught in BSL, and hearing people with a minimum of level 2 in BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  4. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs between 7-11 February, then 9-10 March.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  5. BSL Roleshift / referent practice workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 2 or 3 BSL course and would like to get a better understanding of how role shift and referents are used in BSL? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this important area of BSL to improve your knowledge and fluency.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. Free lipreading practice

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and get some free extra practice on a short lipreading course to give trainee lipreading teachers additional teaching practice. This course will be taught by trainees towards the end of their training, under supervision of one of the teaching team. This will be a mixed ability group - all levels welcome, whether you have attended classes before or have no previous lipreading experience. The course is delivered in spoken English and not BSL.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: 15 and 16 Feb, 4 and 5 April, 16 and 17 May 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  8. Prioritisation and assertiveness for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  9. Train the Trainer (Spring)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical weekend course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Public speaking for people who stammer

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 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

  12. Difference not defect: stammering activism, empowerment and pride: a course for people who stammer and speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more about the social model of disability and stammering pride in a shared and collaborative learning environment.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  14. Living well with hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.



    It will be taught in spoken English, not sign language.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  15. Understanding working with people with mental health issues

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you currently work in the mental health field, or are you interested in getting into this area? This course will increase your understanding of mental wellbeing and mental ill health. You will investigate the common signs and symptoms of mental health issues as well as exploring the range of agencies involved in the sector. You will identify best practice in planning care that supports people holistically. The course is particularly useful if you are studying or hoping to work in support work, care work or mental health. Applications are encouraged from learners who have used support services or have experienced homelessness. On successful completion you will achieve the level 2 understanding working with people with mental health needs certificate.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £0.00

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