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. Free lipreading practice

    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    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

  2. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - blended

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds (6502) Award in Education and Training (blended) is an initial teacher training course ideal for anyone who teaches, or has some experience of teaching adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sectors. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation. Mainly self-study with 3 weekend group sessions on the following dates: 15 and 16 Feb, 4 and 5 April, 16 and 17 May 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Prioritisation and assertiveness for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Train the Trainer (Spring)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical weekend course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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, plus a follow-up day on 5 October 2020.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £459.00
    Concession: £459.00

  6. Difference not defect: stammering activism, empowerment and pride: a course for people who stammer and speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more about the social model of disability and stammering pride in a shared and collaborative learning environment.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £18.00

  7. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  8. Understanding working with people with mental health issues

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    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 £20,962. 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

  9. Manage your tinnitus

    Course Date: Thu 5 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four-week practical course is aimed at those with tinnitus who would like to understand it better and learn about techniques to be able to manage it.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £42.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Information, advice or guidance: level 2 certificate

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. The course is for those who want to support others to make informed choices and enables the sharing of good practice. You will be required to find and carry out a work placement or voluntary role where you are providing clients with information, advice or guidance.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. 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

  11. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  12. Mindfulness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to focus your awareness, cultivate calmness and develop non-judgemental acceptance, using a range of mindfulness practices. Apply speech techniques more effectively and facilitate your work on avoidance reduction.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £42.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  14. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 23 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

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