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. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A class for students who have a recognised instrumental ability. Learn to play percussion instruments. Compose original music as a group. Listen and respond to group members. There are opportunities to perform your music to an audience throughout the year. This is a partnership class with the Royal Academy of Music. The group will be joined fortnightly by three RAM post graduate instrumentalists.

    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  2. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students with recognised drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work, participate in a group project. There is an annual opportunity to show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries and museums for ideas and inspiration.

    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  3. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.

    The course fee is £1265, plus an upfront fee of £234 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re 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, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re 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 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Sign Language and Lipreading (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2725.

    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: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Build on your lipreading skills, practise your communication tactics and update your knowledge of relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.



    Term 1 of this course will be delivered online up to Dec 2020 and will be a mixture of live streaming with a tutor and pre-filmed content for home study. Face-to-face teaching for this course in the building may resume if feasible after Dec 2020.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £149.00

  5. Keep up and develop your lipreading skills

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This mixed ability class is suitable if you have already attended lipreading classes and would like to maintain and develop your lipreading.



    Term 1 of this course will be delivered online up to Dec 2020 and will be a mixture of live streaming with a tutor and pre-filmed content and for home study. Face-to-face teaching for this course in the building may resume if feasible after Dec 2020.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £149.00

  6. Level 1 adult social care

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you considering a career in adult social care? Do you want to find out more about different roles and feel confident in applying for volunteering opportunities? This course will develop your understanding of the responsibilities, values, skills and attitudes needed. It aims to give you an introduction into adult social care and is recommended if you would like to take the level 2 in health and social care or other level 2 care course.

    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: £0.00

  7. BSL practice for Deaf people

    BSL practice for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you to develop confidence, and is a chance to practise everyday BSL at beginner and intermediate level. You will build on and expand your skills ready for the next level of BSL. This is not a course with an exam but you will receive a certificate of attendance.

    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: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Act and perform (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a public performance group for students with experience of acting and drama. Work on an original play, develop a script, play a character, explore emotions. Produce a play and perform your play to an audience.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  9. Books Beyond Words (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This class is for people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Read visual stories to understand your

    feelings and real life situations. Use drama and storytelling to explore difficult situations. Read stories with others about wellbeing, relationships and employment. This is a partnership class with Books Beyond Words.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Preparation for level 2 study

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This qualification is for people who want to develop skills and effective learning behaviours which will allow them to reach their full potential in a learning environment. This course is suitable for people who have not been education for some time or are new to education. It is recommended that learners take this course if they need to build on their learning skills before embarking on some of our level 2 programmes.

    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. 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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Hidden sounds (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use microphones to pick up sounds from everyday objects. Share your sounds with others in class. Share your sounds on SoundCloud.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn dance and movement skills. Create new dance moves and physical theatre pieces. Produce a

    dance piece for performance. Present your dance skills to an audience. This year the Dance group will be undertaking a 10 week residency with the Royal Ballet based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  13. Discover Art (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a foundation course for students with an ability in art. In the art studio you will explore a range of art materials and equipment. There will be group projects on selected themes.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  14. Lipreading 1:1 coaching

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Individually tailored 1-1 lipreading coaching sessions. These can be taught at any level. Sessions normally last one hour. Timing and day can be flexible dependant on tutor availability. Fee of £59 is for one hour's tuition.



    This course will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  15. Interiorised stammering

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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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