Specialist learning

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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. Level 2 Award in peer mentoring
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young adults, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £0.00
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  2. Using your voice for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Yeatman
    Increase your understanding of how voice is made and analyse your own voice production and how it is affected by your stammering. In a supportive group, practise techniques such as relaxation, posture, breathing and voice onset to develop your confidence to speak without avoidance and struggle. Work towards finding your inner voice.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £16.00
  3. Digital skills for deaf people: have an effective interview via video call (entry 2 - Level 1)
    Course start date:  Fri 23 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a video call through Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime or Zoom, and then learn how to prepare for an effective interview.

    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
  4. Creative Dance Exchange with ROH
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This is a short project in partnership with the Royal Ballet for people with learning disabilities.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg, Jan Logan, Jenny Yeatman
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. It runs for five days Monday to Friday, then two follow-up days on September 11-12.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
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  6. Digital skills and Maths for deaf people: shopping and spending (pre-entry to Entry 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    During the course you will develop skills in learning independently, communicating with your tutor and other students. You will develop your ability to use your own initiative, carry out research and complete tasks either independently or in collaboration with others.

    The course is practical and the skills you learn can be used in everyday life situations. There are no exams to this course.

    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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