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. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 7 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: £159.00
    Concession: £135.00

  2. Speaking with Clarity: Speech Therapy for People who Clutter

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cluttering can be present as the only communication challenge or alongside stammering. The course aims to help people gain greater awareness of their speech and to develop more effective communication strategies.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Speak out, find your voice: public speaking for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Deaf history part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  5. Learning to learn: level 1

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This qualification is for people who want to develop skills and effective learning behaviours which will allow them to reach their full potential in a learning environment. This course is suitable for people who have not been education for some time or are new to education. It is recommended that learners take this course if they need to build on their learning skills before embarking on some of our level 2 programmes.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Giving a good presentation with PowerPoint 2016 - for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started to give presentations? Do you need to learn the basic features of PowerPoint 2016? Come and learn the technology and the craft. By the end of the course, you will be able to give a presentation using different designs, inserting text and images including animation features.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019 (and 4 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. It runs from 4-8 November, then 9-10 December.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
    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: 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

  9. 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

  10. Level 6 in BSL - part 1 (language development)

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is the language development part of the level 6 in BSL. Ideal if you have passed level 3 in BSL and you want to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to a level 6 qualification. Develop and establish fluency in your use of BSL in a variety of situations and registers, in both productive and receptive skills.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  11. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - spring

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills. Please note: There will be no sessions on 14 February 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  12. Lipreading for deaf sign language users

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for deaf people who use sign language and want to improve their lipreading skills for everyday communication.



    You will practise lipreading spoken English, but the explanations and instructions will be in BSL.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Google drive and the cloud - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The digital world is moving from emails to shared files. Don't get left behind. Join this course and learn how to make the most of the cloud. What is it and how do you use it to share and edit documents? You may never send an attachment again!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. 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
    Concession: £135.00

  15. 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

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