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. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This introductory course leads to the City and Guilds Level 3 national teaching qualification. Combined with our GT106, you can become a qualified lipreading teacher.



    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 £599.00
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  2. Train the Trainer
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical 2 day course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones, Anita McKiernan, Samantha Simpson
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £449.00 Concession £449.00
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  4. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.







    Note: this course runs on these days: March 20-22; and a final follow-up day on October 7.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  5. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 8 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Dh Karunavira
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
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  6. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    The two major goals of ACT (a mindfulness-based approach) are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this worksh op you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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