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. Managing challenging behaviour

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you work in a setting where you find yourself dealing with individuals who present challenging behaviour? Do you want to feel more confident in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour? This is a practical, one-day course where you will gain strategies to diffuse and de-escalate challenging situations and develop incident and risk management skills for your workplace.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Introduction to Alexander Technique for people with hearing loss

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your hearing loss sometimes make you feel tense, unbalanced or at a social disadvantage? Do you find yourself straining to hear, tilting your head or lacking confidence? The Alexander Technique can help you manage this by identifying and preventing unnecessary muscular and mental tension. Taught by a teacher who has used the AT to manage his own hearing loss.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  3. Introduction to InDesign - for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this introduction course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisements and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £369.00
    Concession: £369.00

  5. Communication with older people with a hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  6. Train the Trainer (Summer)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 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

  7. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This two-day workshop gives you all the information you need to know. It covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the unique opportunity to meet clients.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Mental health first aid

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing mental ill health or in a mental health crisis. Increase your awareness and confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Understand how to respond appropriately.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £197.00

  11. Follow-up day counselling skills: a course for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for SLTs who have attended our three-day course ‘Effective counselling skills’, this experiential one-day workshop will help you consolidate your knowledge, skills and practice. Exact course content will be negotiated with participants; potential topics include skills practice in triads and groups, practical trouble-shooting of clinical issues you may have encountered in your work and working creatively.



    Group number is limited to 12, so early booking is recommended. Once you’re enrolled on the course, we will contact you regarding your hopes and expectations, so that the course content is tailored to your needs and work context.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Confident communication for people with hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This five-week practical course is aimed at adults with acquired hearing loss who experience hearing difficulties in everyday situations. Partners, family members and friends are also encouraged to enrol.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  14. Speaking circle for people who stammer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Participate in a speaking circle and find out how to enhance the way you come across to others, develop your own speaking style and discover the real you. This unique approach will help you to increase your confidence in speaking to groups.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  15. Facilitating aphasia communication groups

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for speech and language therapists, speech and language therapy assistants and aphasia group facilitators.



    This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and opportunities to observe examples of activities and resources used at City Lit.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

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