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. Level 3 certificate in BSL
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £1,499.00 Senior fee £1,499.00 Concession £1,499.00
  2. BSL level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (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
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  3. Introduction to youth work
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    What is youth work? More and more young people are in need of youth facilities than ever. There are so many roles and organisations you could be part of to help young people's lives. Find out more about what working in youth work looks like and what skills are required in this field. This course will prepare you to go on to our level 2 Award in youth work and is a requirement if you have not studied for a long time.



    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
  4. Stammering therapy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily. You'll also work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reducing avoidance strategies and developing self confidence. Designed specifically for people who stammer /stutter.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £153.00 Concession £44.00
  5. Introduction to Lipreading
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    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 taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
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  6. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adam Gurney
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £84.00 Concession £65.00
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  7. Digital skills for deaf people: how to protect your data and privacy on your social media, internet and/or smartphone (entry 2 - Level 1)
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The recent scandals involving social networking, stolen data, targeted advertising and manipulation have revealed the



    importance of digital security and making sure that your activity on-line and on the phone remain private. Yet most of us take very few precautions and have very little understanding of how easily accessible and unsecure our



    digital activity is. This course will show you how to take your digital security as seriously as you protect your own



    home. You will learn how to use key security features and resources, understand important jargon and discover



    which apps are the better than others at keeping your data 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
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. Level 4 certificate in BSL
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    Ideal if you have completed level 3 in BSL and are ready to develop your skills to level 4 standard. This is a new way to progress onto level 6. This is a Level 4 qualification course accredited by Signature. You will work though a practical programme designed and taught by our experienced teacher.
    Full fee £1,299.00 Senior fee £1,299.00 Concession £1,299.00
  9. Interiorised stammering
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman
    If you often manage to conceal your stammering (also known as stuttering), this course will help you to understand your particular type of stammering, reduce negative feelings, learn strategies to speak more easily and develop self-confidence.







    If you're wondering what it's like to be on this course, read Susanna's story on our blog.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £153.00 Concession £44.00
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  10. Pre level 6 in BSL
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    This course is the language development part of the Level 6 in BSL Studies. Ideal for you if you have passed level 3 in BSL or Level 4 in BSL - depending on your BSL skills. This course is suitable for you if you want to continue to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to the Level 6 in BSL.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  11. Deaf history part 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of BSL. This fascinating course is taught in BSL. Hearing people with a minimum of level 2 BSL are welcome.



    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 £139.00
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  12. Refresh, revise stammering therapy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
  13. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you have passed your level 2 in BSL but need more confidence and advice before moving on to a level 3 course? You will improve the standard of your productive and receptive BSL skills to enable you to converse comfortably with a BSL user.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00
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  14. Sign Language Teacher Training Course
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Hopkinson
    Are you deaf and fluent in BSL? Interested to teaching BSL? This specialist BSL teacher training course leads to a national teaching qualification and includes knowledge of BSL and the Deaf Community.







    The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post-16 education sector. This could be as a trainer in the private training industry or as a teacher/lecturer in further education.







    You will attend City Lit for lecture blocks over 8 sessions from 7th October 2022 to 10th June 2023.



    The hours are 10.00-17.00 Fridays and Saturdays.
    Full fee £999.00 Senior fee £999.00 Concession £999.00
  15. Speak out, find your voice: public speaking for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    Speaking in front of a group can often feel daunting. This course will give you lots of opportunities to practise speaking in front of a supportive group. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor.



    Specifically for people who stammer/stutter or clutter.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
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