Specialist learning

Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher EducationBritish 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. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit. This course will be delivered online using Zoom.

    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 £85.00 Concession £61.00
  2. BSL level 1
    Course Date: Thu 7 Jan 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £502.00 Concession £444.00
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  3. BSL level 2
    Last Few Places Weekend
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.



    The assessments could take place either online or face to face. If the assessment takes place online, it will be via Zoom. If the face to face process is used, it will be on a one to one basis with your course tutor.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £899.00 Senior fee £753.00 Concession £665.00
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  4. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Applications for the 2021/22 cohort are now open. Please click Start Assessment on the course page.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.



    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance ONLINE via ZOOM two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as online tutorials every two to three weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session. There may also be optional study sessions at our Central London Campus on one Saturday each term.



    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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  5. English entry 3 for deaf people
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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
  6. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1)
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

    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
  7. English level 1 for deaf people
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you improve your communication skills including reading and writing. It will enable you to become confident in writing longer texts and reading more complex articles, information, descriptions and stories. You will also become more confident at formal and informal conversations. We will look at how English sentences are put together and how you can write more complex sentences confidently. We will see how formal English differs from informal English, which will help you with both your reading and writing. Along the way, you will work on your spelling strategies to improve the accuracy of your written work. And you will learn some useful 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
  8. English for deaf people: develop your reading skills (entry 3 - level 1)
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you develop your reading skills. On the course you will learn about the different types of texts and the main points of a text and develop your comprehension skills.

    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
  9. English for deaf people: develop your writing skills (entry 3 - level 1)
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    You will learn about the importance of planning your writing and preparing a draft to use to work on your final version. You will also learn about using formal and informal language and also the importance of writing in a logical sequence and using paragraphs. English spelling is quite difficult and some focus will be given to spelling rules to help you with that.

    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
  10. English for deaf people: reading for pleasure (entry 1 - entry 2)
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    The aim of this course is to develop your reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various book stories chosen by the tutor. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. This course has no exams.

    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
  11. English for deaf people: reading for pleasure & vocabulary builder (entry 3 - level 1)
    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you enjoy reading stories and wish to improve your communication and discussion skills? Then this is the course for you. Extend your reading skills by working out meaning, and learn how to express yourself and your opinions across a range of different types of stories.

    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
  12. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 2)
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Are you able to read and write short texts and simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so that you can read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes. This course has no exams.

    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
  13. Digital skills for deaf people: Excel for housekeeping (entry 1 - entry 3)
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Are you new to Excel? This course will help you to understand the basics of Excel including creating simple worksheets and simple graphs for housekeeping.

    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
  14. English grammar for deaf people (entry 2)
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Are you able to read and write short texts and simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so that you can read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes. This course has no exams.

    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
  15. Stammering: Activist conversations continued
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is for people who stammer and speech and language therapists who want to continue discussing and reflecting on how to put the social model of disability and stammering pride into action to improve the lives of people who stammer in a shared and collaborative learning environment. Previous attendance on the ‘Stammering: Difference not Defect’ study day is recommended/or significant prior engagement with the social model and stammering pride.

    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

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