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. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    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

  2. Preparing to work in adult social care: level 1 at Thames Reach Academy (off-site)

    Course Date: Thu 28 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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 an accredited level 1 award in preparing to work in adult social care.

    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: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    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

  4. 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

  5. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  6. Acceptance and commitment therapy for people who stammer

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a powerful approach to therapy. You'll learn to work more effectively with negative thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness work. You'll also learn how to identify, and move towards, valued goals and directions in your life.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  8. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.



    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00
    Concession: £443.00

  9. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  10. Free lipreading practice

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (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

  11. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get connected through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn the main elements of these essential everyday digital skills in a safe and supportive environment: how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and groups; how to start your Twitter account; how to get going on Instagram.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  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

  13. Becoming confident on the computer, Internet and email - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your PC or laptop but are too afraid to ask? Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your computer from setting it up to understanding and using computer jargon, setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently, and searching and using the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  15. Public speaking for people who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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