Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British 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. Debating skills for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Debating involves generating persuasive arguments and communicating these effectively with your audience. Practising this skill will help you to develop your confidence in both delivering planned content and thinking on your feet, skills that are applicable to a range of situations such as presentations, meetings and interviews. This course is specifically for people who stammer and will provide a supportive environment for you to work on your speech and communication.

    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

  2. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Wed 24 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.



    This course runs for three days (24-26 March), plus a follow-up day on 4 October 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  4. 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
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Working with vulnerable children, young people and families

    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
    Concession: £0.00

  6. 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
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 17 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  8. Managing challenging behaviour

    Course Date: Thu 20 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you work in a setting where you find yourself dealing with individuals who present challenging behaviour? Do you want to feel more confident in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour? This is a practical, one-day course where you will gain strategies to diffuse and de-escalate challenging situations and develop incident and risk management skills for your workplace.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Introduction to Alexander Technique for people with hearing loss

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 23 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your hearing loss sometimes make you feel tense, unbalanced or at a social disadvantage? Do you find yourself straining to hear, tilting your head or lacking confidence? The Alexander Technique can help you manage this by identifying and preventing unnecessary muscular and mental tension. Taught by a teacher who has used the AT to manage his own hearing loss.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  10. Award in peer mentoring: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 2 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Making space: for people wanting to talk and reflect about stammering

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Take the opportunity to talk about stammering and its impact on your life in this safe space. This course is a discussion group with the topics led by its members. This course it most suited to people who have had speech therapy and are now looking for opportunities to reflect and discuss the issues that are important to them.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £34.00
    Concession: £10.00

  12. Communication with older people with a hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 4 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Effective counselling skills for SLTs

    Course Date: Wed 9 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  14. Managing hearing loss in social situations

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your hearing loss make it hard to follow conversation in social settings? This short workshop will give you tips and tools to help you feel less shut out and more confident when socialising.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  15. Mental health first aid

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing mental ill health or in a mental health crisis. Increase your awareness and confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Understand how to respond appropriately.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £0.00

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