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. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: long term learners advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (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 £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
  2. BSL 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both 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 course 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.



    Sessions can be face-to-face or via Zoom.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Helen Perry
    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 £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
    Rating:
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  4. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024 (and 11 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 £629.00 Senior fee £528.00 Concession £477.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. Art of London
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Visit galleries and museums in central London every fortnight. Work on personal research projects and share with the class. Take photographs, video and make sketches on visits.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  6. Art of Science
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore science subjects without maths - what patterns and shapes can you see in the world around you? Use apps to make artwork, videos and sounds. Make a simple machine that makes its own drawings.Research a subject of your choice and share with the class.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  7. Discover Music
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A foundation course for students new to music making. You will discover a range of musical instruments and study the basic building blocks of music.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  8. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adam Gurney
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    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 £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
  9. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    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 £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £244.00
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  10. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adam Gurney
    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 £319.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £160.00
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