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. Beginners BSL
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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.



    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 £69.00
  2. Assertiveness and hearing loss
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marilyn Taylor
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £51.00 Concession £40.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  3. Managing hearing loss at work
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024

    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
  4. Assertiveness for newly qualified speech and language therapists
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Develop your personal effectiveness by learning and practising some key assertiveness skills that are highly relevant in a range of situations including: attending an interview, working with clients, communicating with your manager/supervisor and contributing to an MDT meeting.



    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
  5. Become more lipreadable
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    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 taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  6. Acting workshop for people who stammer
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    A fun one-day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment with other people who stammer.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
  7. Speech and language therapy as a career
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This workshop covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the opportunity to meet clients.



    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 £60.00
  8. Living well with hearing loss
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lisa Cox
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £59.00
  9. Advancing your practice for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones, 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. BSL 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this course is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.



    Sessions can be face-to-face or via Zoom.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Deaf history: one-day course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    A brief introduction to the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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
  13. Refresher workshop for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Vivien Grant-Jones
    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 £69.00 Senior fee £48.00 Concession £14.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Feb 2025

    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
  15. Lipreading 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Sep 2023

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    Tutors:  Daryl Joyce
    Individually tailored 1-1 lipreading coaching sessions. These can be taught at any level. Sessions normally last one hour. Timing and day can be flexible dependant on tutor availability. Fee of £59 is for one hour's tuition.







    This course can be delivered face-to-face or online by arrangement with the lipreading department.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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