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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive and worried about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and work towards saying what you want to say when you want to say it. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time and will give you a solid foundation to continue to make positive changes following the course. It runs for five days Monday to Friday 11-15 March, then two follow-up days on April 15-16. We will also provide videoconferencing (Zoom) group support sessions on 25/3/24 6-8pm and 13/5//24 6-8pm.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. Managing hearing loss at work
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    This course is for people who have a hearing loss and who work in an office environment. It covers a range of common office scenarios and issues that arise for people with hearing loss.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  3. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Vivien Grant-Jones, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    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
  4. Digital and English skills for deaf people: Understand, express and capture your emotions (pre-entry - entry 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to share and express your emotions via hobbies, interests, everyday activites etc to friends, family and the wider world through drawings, posters, photographs, videos etc.



    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
  5. Digital skills and Maths for deaf people: Manage shopping and spending (pre-entry to entry 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    During the course you will develop skills in learning independently, communicating with your tutor and other students. You will develop your ability to use your own initiative, carry out research and complete tasks either independently or in collaboration with others.



    The course is practical and the skills you learn can be used in everyday life situations. There are no exams to this course.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. English entry 3 for deaf people - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites. 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



    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
  7. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3) - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable if you are looking for or already are in employment. The aim of the course is to help you to acquire English skills necessary for communication at work via e-mails, memos, reports etc. 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



    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
  8. English Entry 2 for deaf people - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 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
  9. English for deaf people: Brush up your grammar (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable for deaf people who can read and write English reasonably well but would like to know more about English grammar and the language / vocabulary we use to talk about language. Delivered via British Sign Language, the weekly sessions will use both languages to make sense of English grammar by incorporating various teaching and learning activities such as discussions, comparing and contrasting BSL and English and so forth. 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



    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
  10. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 5 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
  11. English for deaf people: English tenses (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable for you if wish to improve your knowledge of English tenses. You will learn the names of the different tenses, for what situations we use them and their structure form. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. 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



    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
  12. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    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 £675.00 Concession £613.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  13. Beginners BSL
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alesia Parshutsina
    Are you interested in learning BSL? Join us to learn some basic vocabulary and grammar and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
  14. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  15. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502)
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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. This course will me mainly online with two sessions at City Lit towards the end of the course. Please note this course will be mainly online, except for sessions 8 and 10, and possibly 11.



    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
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