Social media and blogging

Social Media Marketing & Strategy Courses in London & Online

Our social media marketing courses will teach you how to harness the power of social media strategies for marketing and promoting your business or project, starting a career in Digital Marketing, or even to promote your personal brand to increase your online presence. Even if you’re not running a business or brand, our courses can simply help you stay connected with family and friends through social media and personal blogging.

On our various social media marketing courses, you’ll discover how to use Facebook, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, Instagram and even TikTok giving you the skills, you need to communicate with your friends, fans, or customers and increase your following.

Our blogging courses show you how to use WordPress to write engaging blog content to improve your SEO performance. We also have courses to teach you how to make a successful podcast and how to start video blogging (vlogging) with YouTube.

Our tutors are highly qualified industry professionals with extensive social media experience. They've been there and done it, so you’ll learn first-hand from their successes. Set yourself up to succeed; whatever your personal goals or skill level! Whether you are a complete beginner or building on existing experience.

Learning with us is flexible, with part-time courses available online, in person or hybrid in daytime, evening and weekend formats For more information about our tutor-led interactive online courses please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our Social Media & Blogging courses below and enrol today!

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Certificate in Social Media Marketing (Level 3)

Accredited by Gateway Qualifications

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Certificate in User Experience/User Interface Desgn (Level 3)

Funding Available | Accredited by NCFE

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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Aug 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  2. Using hashtags effectively
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Instagram, TikTok and Threads. 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 and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  3. LinkedIn: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Get started with LinkedIn with this short introductory course through learning the basics of this important business platform.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. Social media content strategy
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  5. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  6. Instagram: a short introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Blogging: build your own blog using WordPress
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Swati Pandit
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginner’s course using WordPress and raise your online profile.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. TikTok for business
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This course is aimed at people who want to use TikTok. The course provides a general overview including the basics of the platform, safety and how to set up an account.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  9. Certificate in social media marketing (Level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    Tutors:  Julian Holden, Lyndon Ives, Kate Scott
    Want to start a career in social media marketing? This level 3 course is designed for learners wishing to gain knowledge and skills of marketing practices using social media to promote and support online businesses. On completion of the certificate, you should be able to apply for internships or junior positions in the digital and creative industries within social media marketing or progress onto higher education.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1645, plus an upfront fee of £704 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Business & Technology on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £2,349.00 Senior fee £2,349.00 Concession £2,349.00
  10. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  11. Introduction to blogging with WordPress
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginners course and raise your online profile.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. Video blogging with YouTube: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolanda De Los Bueis Unanua
    Learn how to create a video blog (vlog) in your own YouTube channel. Use YouTube full capabilities as social network, video editor and publisher. Edit and enhance your videos with effects and music using open-source software Shotcut. Share and connect your channel with other channels and social networks.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Social Media Engagement, Trends & Algorithms
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Engagement is an important part of social media. By not engaging on the platform you reduce your visibility and raking with the algorithm. This class will show you how to engage and use trends on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. When you engage with other posts on social media this helps to improve your performance on the algorithm.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction' which is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  15. Social media apps, tips and tricks
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Enhance your social media strategy by learning third party apps, tips and tricks for everyday use.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
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