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. Sign Language Teacher Training Course
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    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Hopkinson
    Are you deaf and fluent in BSL? Interested to teaching BSL? This specialist BSL teacher training course leads to a national teaching qualification and includes knowledge of BSL and the Deaf Community.

    The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post-16 education sector. This could be as a trainer in the private training industry or as a teacher/lecturer in further education.

    You will attend City Lit for lecture blocks over 8 sessions from 7th October 2022 to 10th June 2023.

    The hours are 10.00-17.00 Fridays and Saturdays.
    Full fee £999.00 Senior fee £999.00 Concession £999.00
  2. Public speaking for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    Speaking in front of a group can often feel daunting. This course will give you lots of opportunities to practise speaking in front of a supportive group. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor.

    Specifically for people who stammer/stutter or clutter.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
  3. Lipreading teacher training course
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins, Anita Thornton
    Part-time 20 days spread over 10 lecture blocks. £1150 towards fee available from our Professional Association (ATLA) for those self-funding.

    This course will be a mixed delivery mode. Students will attend City Lit, Covent Garden, London for some of the teaching blocks and access some of the blocks online.

    You will attend lecture and teaching practice blocks on the following dates.

    2022: October 14th/15th November 11th/12th December 9th/10th

    2023: January 13th/14th February 3rd/4th March 3rd/4th March 24th/25th April 28th/29th May 19th/20th June 16th/17th

    If combined with a teaching qualification such as our GT105 Award in Education and Training, this will qualify you to

    teach Lipreading in the Further Education sector.

    You cannot enrol online for this course. Please contact us at lipreading@citylit.ac.uk to request an application form.

    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 £2,349.00 Senior fee £2,349.00 Concession £2,349.00
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