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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This two-day workshop gives you all the information you need to know. It covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the unique opportunity to meet clients.

    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: £60.00

  2. Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)

    Course Date: Thu 29 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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

  3. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020 (and 4 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £502.00
    Concession: £444.00

  4. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £203.00

  5. Making space: for people wanting to talk and reflect about stammering

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Take the opportunity to talk about stammering and its impact on your life in this safe space. This course is a discussion group with the topics led by its members. This course is most suited to people who have had speech therapy and are now looking for opportunities to reflect and discuss the issues that are important to them.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £34.00
    Concession: £10.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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 ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time and will be delivered ONLINE. It runs from 9-13 November, then 7-8 December from 9.30-17.30 every day.

    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

  7. Interview skills for people who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 16 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? This one-day workshop will increase your prospects of success by helping you to develop your interview skills. You’ll learn how to project yourself positively and practise strategies to manage your fears of stammering.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £20.00
    Concession: £6.00

  8. Level 1 awareness of mental health and well-being

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is for people who want to find out more about mental health and well-being, in relation to their own mental health and others they may wish to support or work with. We highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking about applying for the understanding working in mental health course (KMA12).

    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: £0.00

  9. Living well with hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.



    This course will be delivered online.



    It will be taught in spoken English, not sign language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  10. Resilience and wellbeing for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 19 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a time of challenge for many of us. Learn practical skills to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings and move your life forward in positive directions. Whilst directly relevant to the workplace these skills will impact on all areas of your life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £0.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn more about the social model of disability and stammering pride in a shared and collaborative learning environment.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £12.00

  12. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Wed 2 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.

    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: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  13. Managing hearing loss at work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.



    This course will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 11 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £12.00

  15. English entry 3 for deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.

    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

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