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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 1) - part 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  2. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a beginners class or attended lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
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  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you are new to lipreading, or if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
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  4. BSL level 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Antony Rabin
    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.
    Full fee £739.00 Senior fee £739.00 Concession £554.00
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    96% of 100
  5. BSL level 2 for Deaf people
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    This course is for Deaf people who already have BSL level 1. Build up your BSL skills and knowledge in a range of topics. You can achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.



    This course is FREE if you are a resident in London and your preferred language is BSL

    Full fee £0.00
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  6. Level 3 certificate in BSL
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £1,579.00 Senior fee £1,579.00 Concession £1,579.00
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  7. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn dance and movement skills. Create new dance moves and physical theatre pieces. Produce a dance piece for performance. Present your dance skills to an audience.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  8. Video Stories (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Share your thoughts and ideas on your favourite subjects by making a video or audio recording and posting it on Youtube or other social media. We will explore what people are saying and thinking on the internet.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  9. Sound Art
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have fun discovering and making sounds, listening, creating, experimenting, controlling, expressing ourselves with acoustic and electronic sounds.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  10. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 1) - part 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  11. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 1) - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 1 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  12. English for deaf people: English tenses (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable for you if wish to improve your knowledge of English tenses. You will learn the names of the different tenses, for what situations we use them and their structure form. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here





    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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