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. English for deaf people: reading for pleasure (entry 1 - entry 2)

    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The aim of this course is to develop your reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various book stories chosen by the tutor. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. 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: Wed 14 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will build your confidence on how to use digital devices and the internet, By the end of the course you will gain a qualification, Entry 3 Level Digital Skills for Life.

    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

  3. Digital skills for deaf people: Excel for housekeeping (entry 1 - entry 3)

    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you new to Excel? This course will help you to understand the basics of Excel including creating simple worksheets and simple graphs for housekeeping.

    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. English for deaf people: develop your writing skills (entry 3 - level 1)

    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    You will learn about the importance of planning your writing and preparing a draft to use to work on your final version. You will also learn about using formal and informal language and also the importance of writing in a logical sequence and using paragraphs. English spelling is quite difficult and some focus will be given to spelling rules to help you with that.

    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

  5. English for deaf people: get started with reading and writing (pre-entry)

    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and/or missed out on the education at school due to communication barriers. On this course, you will learn more vocabulary of English words and use them in reading and writing basic sentences. 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

  6. English for deaf people: improve your spelling (pre-entry - entry 1)

    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise or practice? I before E except after C? How do you spell 'friend'? If you struggle with spelling, then this is the course for you. It will help you understand and apply spelling rules and use different memory techniques to make spelling easier. 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

  7. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 2)

    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you able to read and write short texts and simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so that you can read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes. 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

  8. English for deaf people: reading for pleasure & vocabulary builder (entry 3 - level 1)

    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you enjoy reading stories and wish to improve your communication and discussion skills? Then this is the course for you. Extend your reading skills by working out meaning, and learn how to express yourself and your opinions across a range of different types of stories.

    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

  9. English grammar for deaf people (entry 2)

    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you able to read and write short texts and simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so that you can read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes. 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

  10. English for deaf people: improve your spelling (entry 2 - entry 3)

    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Practise or practice? I before E except after C? How do you spell 'friend'? If you struggle with spelling, then this is the course for you. It will help you understand and apply spelling rules and use different memory techniques to make spelling easier. 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

  11. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to Lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    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.

    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: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  12. 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

  13. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties

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    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

  14. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 5 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a coursework and assessment course. After you have completed your Level 6 in BSL Part one Language development and are ready for Part two assessment, this course will provide you with all of the coursework and assessments required throughout six all-day sessions over a period of 2 months. Each Unit is different and is broken down into smaller “assessment” modules. All eight assessments must be passed in order to achieve a full level 6 qualification.

    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: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  15. 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

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