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. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 1)
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

    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
  2. Basic skills for deaf people: Getting started with English, Maths and Digital skills (pre-entry - Entry 1)
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic Maths skills or if you missed out on education at school here in UK due to communication barriers. During this course you will work with basic numbers, measures, shapes and use of data. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your every day life contexts. This course has no exams.

    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
  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
  4. BSL level 1
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    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 £502.00 Concession £444.00
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    96% of 100
  5. ACT for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This is a powerful approach to therapy. You'll learn to work more effectively with negative thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness work. You'll also learn how to identify, and move towards, valued goals and directions in your life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
  6. Introduction to lipreading
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Introduction to BSL
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £135.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  8. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This is an introductory course, suitable for people who are interested in working with individuals with learning difficulties or disabilities. This could include working in community and volunteering roles or working in education, leisure and employment support.

    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
  9. Working with vulnerable children, young people and families
    Last Few Places
    Course Date: Thu 6 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you work with vulnerable children, young people and their families? Would you like to know what issues they may face and what support is available? Or are you interested in this field and feel you have something to contribute?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00
  10. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs on 10-14 May, then 14-15 June from 9.30-17.30 each day.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  11. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists
    Course Date: Mon 17 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  12. Managing challenging behaviour
    Course Date: Tue 18 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you work in a setting where you find yourself dealing with individuals who present challenging behaviour? Do you want to feel more confident in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour? This is a practical, one-day course where you will gain strategies to diffuse and de-escalate challenging situations and develop incident and risk management skills for your workplace.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00
  13. Award in peer mentoring: level 2
    Last Few Places
    Course Date: Wed 2 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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 people, 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.

    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 £399.00
  14. Mental health first aid
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing mental ill health or in a mental health crisis. Increase your awareness and confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Understand how to respond appropriately.

    The last day for enrolments on this course will be 3rd June, this is so we can send out your workbook and manual from mental health first aid England. These are provided FREE by the college.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Become more lipreadable
    Course Date: Fri 25 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100

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