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. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 1)
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

    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
  2. Essential digital skills for life- for deaf people (Entry 3)
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will build your confidence on how to use digital devices and the internet. This course has no exams.

    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
  3. Basic skills for deaf people: Getting started with English, Maths and Digital skills (pre-entry - Entry 1)
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic Maths skills or if you missed out on education at school here in UK due to communication barriers. During this course you will work with basic numbers, measures, shapes and use of data. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your every day life contexts. This course has no exams.

    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
  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit. This course will be delivered online using Zoom.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
  5. BSL level 1
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    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 £502.00 Concession £444.00
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  6. BSL level 2
    Last Few Places Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.



    The assessments could take place either online or face to face. If the assessment takes place online, it will be via Zoom. If the face to face process is used, it will be on a one to one basis with your course tutor.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £899.00 Senior fee £753.00 Concession £665.00
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  7. ACT for people who stammer
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    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
  8. Introduction to lipreading
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  9. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer
    Course Date: Thu 29 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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 onlnine, with two sessions at City Lit towards the end of the course (if government guidance permits).

    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
  10. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £203.00
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  11. Introduction to BSL
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Interested in learning British Sign Language? 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £135.00
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  12. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021

    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
  13. Working with vulnerable children, young people and families
    Last Few Places
    Course Date: Thu 6 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you work with vulnerable children, young people and their families? Would you like to know what issues they may face and what support is available? Or are you interested in this field and feel you have something to contribute?

    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
  14. Award in volunteering: level 1
    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This qualification is suitable for you if you are thinking about working as a volunteer or you are already volunteering. It will provide you with an insight into the role and an awareness of the personal standards required for volunteering. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to either start a volunteer role or develop an existing role. This is an accredited course, level 1 award in volunteering.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00
  15. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs on 10-14 May, then 14-15 June from 9.30-17.30 each day.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100

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