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. BSL level 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    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
  2. English Entry 2 for deaf people - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will help you to get confident in reading, writing and communication. You will learn to read pieces of texts, write sentences, spell correctly and use punctuation. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laila Shariff
    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 some sessions at City Lit.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £407.00
  4. BSL 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this course is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.



    Sessions can be face-to-face or via Zoom.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  5. Inclusive choir (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Improve your vocal ability. Compose original group vocal pieces. Listen to music from different parts of the world. Perform to an audience.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  6. Photography
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Get skilful at taking pictures with your smartphone or digital camera. Edit your pictures by cropping and adding effects and filters. Print your pictures for people to look at in a book or an exhibition.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  7. Performance Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Your body and everyday objects can be sculptures - use them to create a piece of performance art.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  8. Earth Watch
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore the world, its people and the environment we live in. Think about what we can do to make a difference.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  9. Art of London
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Visit galleries and museums in central London every fortnight. Work on personal research projects and share with the class. Take photographs, video and make sketches on visits.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  10. Art of Science
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore science subjects without maths - what patterns and shapes can you see in the world around you? Use apps to make artwork, videos and sounds. Make a simple machine that makes its own drawings.Research a subject of your choice and share with the class.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  11. Discover Music
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A foundation course for students new to music making. You will discover a range of musical instruments and study the basic building blocks of music.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  12. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For students with recognised drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work, participate in a group project. There is an annual opportunity to show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries and museums for ideas and inspiration.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £379.00
  13. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A class for students who have a recognised instrumental ability. Learn to play percussion instruments. Compose original music as a group. Listen and respond to group members. There are opportunities to perform your music to an audience throughout the year. This is a partnership class with the Royal Academy of Music. The group will be joined fortnightly by three RAM post graduate instrumentalists.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £379.00 Concession £379.00
  14. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Sep 2023 (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 £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  15. 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
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