Business & Marketing Courses in London and Online

Thinking about starting your own business or do you need to grow and manage your existing business? Our courses will teach you everything you need to know from setting yourself up as a sole trader and creating a business plan, managing your accounts, developing and managing your brand, and creating a strong online presence using digital marketing and social media tools.

Our tutors are highly qualified industry professionals, and will help you reach your personal goals whether you are a complete beginner or are building on existing experience.

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

Our Business & Marketing courses are designed to help you enter employment, advance or reskill in career or start your own business. Currently many of them are free if you are a) on a Low Wage or b) on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit).

Browse our business and marketing courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Video blogging with YouTube

    Course Date: Mon 30 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  2. Strategy: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further build your career confidence by learning intermediate strategic management practices and procedures to help implement your company’s strategic plans.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  3. Enhance your impact and presence

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Strong people skills are essential these days. You must be able to communicate, influence and impress both your colleagues and friends to enhance relationships and to make yourself heard. Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back.

    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Instagram for business: intermediate

    New
    Course Date: Wed 16 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction', and is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. Public speaking

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  6. Instagram: a short introduction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain greater confidence in your communication skills and wider experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Communicating in online meetings, presentations and interviews

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and communication skills for business meetings.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. LinkedIn: a short introduction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get started with LinkedIn with this short introductory course through learning the basics of this important business platform.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Build a website with WordPress in two sessions

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, short course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  11. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Exploring ways of telling stories with language, physicality, gesture and rhythm, solo and in groups. Telling brief stories has also become a strong component within the world of Business, so we shall examine the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks, presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  12. Social media marketing in two sessions

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how social media (forums, blogs, and social sites likes Facebook and Twitter) can be used as a powerful tool for communicating with your customers and prospects.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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

  13. WordPress: introduction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the essential skills required to create a website and/or blog using the world's most popular content management system - WordPress.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. City Lit Pro: start a career in digital marketing

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course will introduce you to the key digital marketing specialisms, from social media marketing to PPC marketing and SEO.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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: £539.00
    Senior fee: £539.00
    Concession: £270.00

  15. Social media: getting started

    New
    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This practical course is aimed at beginners who are looking to develop their social media skills for personal use or to promote their business. Learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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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