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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.


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  1. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Oct 2023 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolina Delgado Espejo
    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 £599.00 Senior fee £503.00 Concession £454.00
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  2. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Susan Whalley
    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 £675.00 Concession £613.00
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  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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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