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.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. Motivational interviewing for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Motivational Interviewing is a short-term, empathic and practical counselling approach used to support change. It helps us as therapists explore and resolve ambivalence with our clients, while motivating them to make changes in a manner congruent with the client’s own values and concerns. This skills-based workshop will introduce you to a range of motivational interviewing techniques and give you the opportunity to practise them in a safe environment. The course is suitable for speech and language therapists working with any types of client group, carers and families.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Facilitating aphasia communication groups

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and opportunities to observe examples of activities and resources used at City Lit.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Deaf history: one-day course

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about 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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  5. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to improve your ability to understand and work with numbers. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your everyday life and work contexts. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have achieved English Entry 2 but not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual grammatical skills and prepare you for the next level. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Information, advice or guidance: level 2 certificate

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in developing your knowledge and understanding in the key principles of information, advice and guidance? This course is suitable for those working in and those looking to work in a range of roles or careers such as housing support, employment advice, counselling and peer mentoring.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £779.00
    Senior fee: £779.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Making and editing videos online - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a film and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Glide. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking video!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Understanding working with people with mental health issues

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you currently work in the mental health field, or are you interested in getting into this area? This course will increase your understanding of mental wellbeing and mental ill health. You will investigate the common signs and symptoms of mental health issues as well as exploring the range of agencies involved in the sector. You will identify best practice in planning care that supports people holistically. The course is particularly useful if you are studying or hoping to work in support work, care work or mental health. Applications are encouraged from learners who have used support services or have experienced homelessness. On successful completion you will achieve the level 2 understanding working with people with mental health needs certificate.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Free lipreading practice

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and get some free extra practice on a short lipreading course to give trainee lipreading teachers additional teaching practice. This course will be taught by trainees towards the end of their training, under supervision of one of the teaching team. This will be a mixed ability group - all levels welcome, whether you have attended classes before or have no previous lipreading experience. The course is delivered in spoken English and not BSL.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos online - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 8 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn how to edit your photos for free? Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Pixlr Image Editor – a free photo editing website similar to Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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