Technology, science & business

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Or perhaps you'd like to delve deeper into nature, conservation or astronomy?

We have a huge range of courses which help you to get your head around modern technology, give you the tools to succeed in business, or enable you to explore more of the world around you.

Our courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are held in Covent Garden.

Find our contact details under 'About technology, science and business'.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

Technology, science & business highlights

Computing skills

Computing skills

Science

Science

Nature & ecology

Nature & ecology

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  1. Using hashtags effectively

    Course Date: Wed 15 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create one? Learn how to track the use of hashtags, and how to pick the right hashtags for your social media content.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  2. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Course Date: Fri 17 Aug 2018 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  3. Online marketing: a short introduction

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A popular one-day course that provides an overview of some common techniques used to market businesses on the internet. Examine Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), web advertising and social media marketing among other topics.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  4. Excel: analysing data

    Course Date: Sun 19 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop essential skills to tackle complex data sets and create conclusions and recommendations for non-data-minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, formatting and perfecting your commentary skills. Some familiarity with using Excel is required.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  5. LinkedIn: a detailed introduction

    Course Date: Sun 19 Aug 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    LinkedIn is the number one professional networking site, used for making connections based on professional relationships. Learn about the essential features and get started on building your network.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  6. Access 2016: essentials

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential components of this information management tool to enable you to handle large amounts of complex data, including: setting up the database, creating data tables and forms, entering and editing data, using queries for data analyis, producing reports and establishing relationships between different parts of the database. You need basic computer literacy and competence to achieve on this course.

    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. 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Using Apple Mac OSX: short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  8. Introduction to JavaScript

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Add interactivity and animation to your website. Start with simple scripts and proceed to complex applications: DOM, AJAX, JavaScript Frameworks, Optimization, localStorage and Script Loading. Including AMD, Require JS and Handlebars. Knowledge required: basic computing and experience of HTML.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £110.00

  9. Presenting on the spot

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Instagram: a short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with using Instagram, the visually based social media site. You will learn to share photos and connect with people for business and/or personal fun.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  11. Economic theories

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Transforming nature, trading goods - we call it the economy. Scientists and sages across cultures have been discussing it for centuries. What do they have to tell us? Is there really no alternative? Tutor: Christian Michel.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Public speaking

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  13. Becoming confident on your computer

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your computer? Too afraid to ask them? This complete course will guide you through the key aspects of using a PC or laptop. You'll build your confidence and learn to understand the jargon, use some free applications, save and organise files, delete and recover them, and keep your work secure. To enrol, all you need is enthusiam and basic skills with a mouse and keyboard.

    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. 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Making your voice heard

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you feel your opinion is not heard and that people with louder voices or bigger personalities cut through what you have to say? Learn and develop assertive, confident speaking in business or social situations.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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