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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.

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. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. Train the Trainer
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    '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.



    This course will be delivered online. 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. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolina Delgado Espejo
    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 £729.00 Senior fee £607.00 Concession £545.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  4. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Feb 2023 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marios Costi
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £674.00 Concession £611.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  5. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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 two sessions at City Lit towards the end of the course.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £407.00
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    100% of 100
  6. Speaking with Clarity - for People who Clutter
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Cluttering can be present as the only communication challenge or alongside stammering. The course aims to help people gain greater awareness of their speech, develop more effective communication strategies and to build confidence in speaking.



    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 £69.00 Concession £20.00
  7. Improvisation for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan
    Develop your spontaneous communication and expressiveness through Improvisation. Discover how to embrace more of your natural spontaneity and expressiveness, within a playful and supportive space. Discover more flow in communication with others and explore what helps you achieve this.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Opening Doors
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
  9. Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 3 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    This course is for speech and language therapists working with adults or young people who stammer wishing to develop their practice. It will provide opportunity to update your knowledge and learn from peers.



    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 Concession £99.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Refresher workshop for people who stammer
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg, Anita McKiernan
    Feeling a bit rusty when it comes to working on your stammering? If you have already completed some therapy either at City Lit or elsewhere, this workshop offers you the ideal opportunity to revise what you’ve learnt so far, practise your speech techniques and to become more open about, and desensitised to, stammering.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.



    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 Concession £99.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. Digital skills for deaf people: improve your English vocabulary via research, presentation and video editing (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The focus of the course is to develop learners’ vocabulary pertaining to differnet topics (money/finance, the body, transport, employment etc) and also looks at phrasal verbs, idioms and fixed expressions. As part of all that, the course simultaneosuly sets out to develop learners’ digital skills as part of the bigger picture behind the topic focus. This course has no exams.



    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
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  13. Digital skills for deaf people: introduction to Office 365: Word for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will give you the skills and confidence to create a well-written and well-presented Word documents. We will focus on how to create and write short documents such as letters and forms so you can format them correctly, arrange the text and layout appropriately and add footers and headers and other layout features. We will look at how to use tables, insert them into documents and format them. We will also practise inserting images and altering those images. Finally, we will practise printing documents so that the documents maintain their formatting and managing your files so they are easy to find. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on making sure your files are safe and private.



    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
  14. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  15. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Feb 2023

    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 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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