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. DS and English for deaf people: Improve English via Word (entry 2) - part 3
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 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.You will also learn all the basic functions of creating Word documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, inserting pictures and creating tables, checking spelling and grammar, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. 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
  2. BSL level 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Sep 2023 (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 £699.00 Senior fee £699.00 Concession £524.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  3. BSL level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 2 Oct 2023 (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 £899.00 Senior fee £899.00 Concession £683.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. ACT for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    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. If you are new to us, you need to have some advice on the course suitability. Please mail speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk to arrange this.



    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
  5. Refresh revise stammering therapy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Evans
    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 £79.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £16.00
  6. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Applications for the September 2023 start are now open.



    This course is free for learners aged 19-23, who meet the residency criteria and who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. You are not eligible for a free place you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE).



    Please click Start Assessment on the course page.







    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.







    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance ONLINE via ZOOM two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as online tutorials every two to three weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session. There may also be optional study sessions at our Central London Campus on one Saturday each term.







    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.



    This course is free for learners aged 19-23 who have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here



    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on (telephone temporarily unavailable) or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Access to HE Diploma (Humanities) on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £3,022.00 Senior fee £3,022.00 Concession £3,022.00
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  7. Interiorised stammering
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    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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  8. English for deaf people: FS Level 1 (part 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you improve your communication skills including reading and writing. It will enable you to become confident in writing longer texts and reading more complex articles, information, descriptions and stories. You will also become more confident at formal and informal conversations. We will look at how English sentences are put together and how you can write more complex sentences confidently. We will see how formal English differs from informal English, which will help you with both your reading and writing. Along the way, you will work on your spelling strategies to improve the accuracy of your written work. And you will learn some useful digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.



    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
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