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. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 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 £729.00 Senior fee £607.00 Concession £545.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    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.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £407.00
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  3. Speaking with Clarity - for People who Clutter
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Cluttering can be present as the only communication challenge or alongside stammering. The course aims to help people gain greater awareness of their speech, develop more effective communication strategies and to build confidence in speaking.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
  4. Improvisation for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan
    Develop your spontaneous communication and expressiveness through Improvisation. Discover how to embrace more of your natural spontaneity and expressiveness, within a playful and supportive space. Discover more flow in communication with others and explore what helps you achieve this.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
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  5. Opening Doors
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
  6. Digital skills for deaf people: introduction to Office 365: Word for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will give you the skills and confidence to create a well-written and well-presented Word documents. We will focus on how to create and write short documents such as letters and forms so you can format them correctly, arrange the text and layout appropriately and add footers and headers and other layout features. We will look at how to use tables, insert them into documents and format them. We will also practise inserting images and altering those images. Finally, we will practise printing documents so that the documents maintain their formatting and managing your files so they are easy to find. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on making sure your files are safe and private.



    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
  7. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. English for deaf people: Understanding the Stone Age (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    When was the Stone Age? What did the people of the Stone Age invent? Do we still use these things today and why was this period so important in history? Learners will discover facts about the Stone Age through personal research and group visits to external venues, as well as various in class activities.



    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
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. English for deaf people: Understanding and using project management skills in work and everyday life (entry 3 - Level 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Throughout this course you will develop your understanding of language, vocabulary and skills related to four stages of project management. You will apply your newly acquired skills, knowledge and behaviours in a range of realistic project management tasks relating to work and/or personal life. Throughout this course we will review how to write in complete sentences and the use of present, past and future tenses in relation to self-reflection.This course has no exam.



    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. Introduction to lipreading
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Lisa Cox
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
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  11. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Wherry-Alimo
    Have you have passed your level 2 in BSL but need more confidence and advice before moving on to a level 3 course? You will improve the standard of your productive and receptive BSL skills to enable you to converse comfortably with a BSL user.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £419.00
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