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. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (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.



    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) on 020 7492 2614.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £3,022.00 Senior fee £3,022.00 Concession £3,022.00
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  2. BSL 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Mixed Mode (Online and In Person)

    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: long term learners advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita Thornton
    Are you an experienced lipreader, confident in your theory, but wishing to keep up your skills with continued practice? Suitable if you have been coming to lipreading classes for a while and want to continue to be stretched.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £233.00 Concession £180.00
  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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 £359.00 Senior fee £233.00 Concession £180.00
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  5. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Anita Thornton
    Build on your lipreading skills, practise your communication tactics and update your knowledge of relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £233.00 Concession £180.00
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  6. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Feb 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marios Costi
    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.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £674.00 Concession £611.00
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  7. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    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 taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    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 £194.00 Concession £150.00
  8. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Cathinka Guldberg
    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.







    Note: this course runs on four days: March 30, March 31, April 1, and a final follow-up day on October 3. All sessions are online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  9. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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 is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3 - Level 1) - part 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable if you are looking for or already are in employment. The aim of the course is to help you to acquire English skills necessary for communication at work via e-mails, memos, reports etc. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The City & Guilds (6502) Award in Education and Training is an initial teacher training course ideal for anyone who teaches adults - or has experience of teaching adults - in Further Education or Adult and Community Learning. We may also consider you if you do not have teaching experience, but are qualified in your subject and have worked in a related field. The course will be mostly online, with two sessions at City Lit towards the end of the course (if government guidance permits).



    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 £599.00 Concession £407.00
  12. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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