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: improvers
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £246.00 Concession £190.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 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 £599.00 Senior fee £503.00 Concession £454.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  4. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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
  5. Sound Art
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  6. Soundscapes (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Compose music with computers. Make music with keyboards and synthesizers. Upload your music to Soundcloud.



    Present your work in performance.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  7. Assertiveness for newly qualified speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Develop your personal effectiveness by learning and practising some key assertiveness skills that are highly relevant in a range of situations including: attending an interview, working with clients, communicating with your manager/supervisor and contributing to an MDT meeting.



    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 £99.00 Concession £99.00
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