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. Volunteering for advocacy now

    New
    Course Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £0.00

  2. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019 (and 11 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £115.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This is our shortest intensive course, enabling you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs from 8-12 July, then September 9-10. Each day runs from 9.30 am to 5.30pm.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  4. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee: £289.00

  5. Becoming confident on the Internet and email - for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will take you from very start of an internet connection to being able to search and use the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times. This course will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently in both formal and informal situations.
    Full fee: £0.00

  6. Pre-level 3 in BSL

    New
    Course Date: Fri 4 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you have passed your level 2 in BSL but need more confidence and advice before moving on to a level 3 course? You will improve the standard of your productive and receptive BSL skills to enable you to converse comfortably with a BSL user.
    Full fee: £499.00

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

    New 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

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

    New 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

  9. Becoming confident in English and Digital Skills: Word, emails, text - for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this course you will learn the most essential computer skills – word processing, emailing and text. You will learn the main parts of Word which you will need in order to write letters and documents, organise data as well as how to send and receive emails and text.
    Full fee: £0.00

  10. Learning to learn: level 1

    New
    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 £19,890. 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

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

    New 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

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

    New 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

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

    New
    Course Date: Wed 15 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

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

    New
    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

  15. Award in volunteering: level 1 (off-site)

    New
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: Sidings Community Centre
    This qualification is suitable for you if you are thinking about working as a volunteer or you are already volunteering. It will provide you with an insight into the role and an awareness of the personal standards required for volunteering. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to either start a volunteer role or develop an existing role. This is an accredited course, level 1 award in volunteering.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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

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