Specialist learning

Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher EducationBritish 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. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Carter
    Are you a BSL teacher? Would you like to improve or learn new ways to teach BSL in your class? Richard Carter comes highly recommended - he will teach you how to find the best way for your students to learn BSL. This will help you to become confident and motivate your teaching.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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  2. Interview skills for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    Looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? This one-day workshop will increase your prospects of success by helping you to develop your interview skills. You’ll learn how to project yourself positively and practise strategies to manage your fears of stammering.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £27.00 Concession £8.00
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  3. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £230.00
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  4. Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    This course is for speech and language therapists working with adults or young people who stammer wishing to develop their practice. It will provide opportunity to update your knowledge and learn from peers.



    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 £99.00
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  5. Train the Trainer
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    '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.



    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 £129.00
  6. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Nov 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Cathinka Guldberg
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. It runs for five days Monday to Friday, then two follow-up days a few weeks later.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
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  7. Level 1 awareness of mental health and well-being
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives. That's why the right support needs to be available to allow those with poor mental health to get back to being their best selves. This course is for people who want to find out more about mental health and well-being, in relation to their own mental health and others they may wish to support or work with. We highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking about applying for the understanding working in mental health course (KMA12).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £0.00
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  8. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    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
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  9. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Jan Logan, Anita McKiernan, Samantha Simpson
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £399.00
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  10. Become more lipreadable
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Dec 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    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'.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  11. Managing hearing loss at work
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 10 Dec 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    This course is for people who have a hearing loss and who work in an office environment. It covers a range of common office scenarios and issues that arise for people with hearing loss.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  12. Living well with hearing loss
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lisa Cox
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £32.00 Concession £25.00
  13. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £194.00 Concession £150.00
  14. Level 2 Understanding working with people with mental health issues
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  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.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £0.00
  15. Level 1 community action/community project planning
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you have a great idea that could change your community? Would you like to help and inspire other people? This course is everything you need to start your own community action project. Delivered by an experienced project manager and community leader.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £419.00 Concession £0.00

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