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  1. Developing and managing your brand
    Course Date:  Fri 25 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    A brand defines how people see and relate to your business or product. A well-developed brand strategy makes your brand recognizable, relatable and your business more successful and valuable. In this course we will focus on the process of create a strong, memorable and compelling brand strategy that goes well beyond designing a logo.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
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  2. Grow in confidence with networking - for work and business
    Course Date:  Wed 7 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you one of the estimated 90% of people who find networking daunting and difficult? This course will help you grow in confidence by teaching you easy and effective ways to network in today’s changed world of work.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £31.00 Concession £20.00
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  3. Business skills for creative businesses
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 10 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £150.00
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  4. An introduction to project management
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 10 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Want to learn about project management? You will learn techniques to ensure that controlled management of a project is obtained from start to finish.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £151.00 Concession £95.00
  5. Create your elevator pitch
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 3 Aug 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to introduce yourself and what you do. With a good pitch, you can avoid rambling, sound professional, and introduce your business with confidence when someone asks 'What do you do?'.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £31.00 Concession £20.00
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  6. Career change workshop
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Career change is an aspiration for many especially in these times of upheaval and re-evaluation. Find out how to

    make career choices that are right for you, to lead you to happiness and fulfilment in your working life.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  7. Understanding project management
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    What is project management, why is it important and what skills and tools do we need to manage a project? Get started in this one day course.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
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  8. Publish your first book online
    Course Date:  Fri 11 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to publish your first book electronically on the Amazon Kindle and other e-book devices using an existing

    Word document. You will need good internet and file management skills and experience of using Word.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £159.00 Concession £100.00
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  9. Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  10. Developing a successful business plan
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this course will give you the skills to prepare a compelling and practical business plan to achieve your goals.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  11. Developing a marketing strategy
    Course Date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Looking in depth at communicating your brand offline or online, you will be provided with the foundations to create a

    marketing strategy to suit your business and budget.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
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    100% of 100
  12. Creating your own portfolio career
    Course Date:  Wed 9 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The impact of the Covid pandemic has resulted in many people having to rethink the way they work. In this climate the Portfolio Career has emerged as one of the fastest growing work models in the UK, providing not only the financial security of multiple income streams but enabling people to experiment with self-employment in a low risk way, as well as give expression to their diverse interests and talents.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  13. Strategy: introduction
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 7 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Build your career confidence by learning basic strategic management practices and procedures that will help you implement your company's strategic plans.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    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 £79.00 Concession £50.00
  14. Introduction to TEDx Talks
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover how TEDx event’s work, with tips on how to craft, pitch and present a talk, by TEDx speaker Gavin Freeborn Bit.ly/TEDxFEx. Skills and knowledge can also be used for other presentations.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00

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