Technology, Science & Business Courses in London

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. 

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  1. Using Apple Mac OS: introduction (stage 1)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Public speaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    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

  3. Social media: getting started

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Introduction to human evolution

    Introduction to human evolution

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    You will learn about how our hominin ancestors evolved and lived and how new evidence has fundamentally changed

    our understanding of this process. This concise exploration of the inter-disciplinary field of palaeoanthropology

    introduces extinct ancestor and cousin species, hybridisation and the latest hominin discoveries.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Physics: the fundamental science

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.



    Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology. She is a former astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich,.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  6. Excel 2016: essentials

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to use Excel for work, in the office, or to keep track of your finances? Learn the key parts of creating spreadsheets: entering text and numbers, formulae, formatting, modifying and linking sheets and creating charts. Knowledge required: basic computer skills and the ability to use a mouse and keyboard.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  7. Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to learn to type quickly and efficiently? Are you working or do you want to work in administration? Learn how to type with correct finger placement without looking at the keyboard. Build your speed with practice and speed tests. No previous experience required.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  8. Excel 2016: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, formulae associated with logical, statistical, financial and mathematical operations, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or Excel 2016 for the workplace, or it is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Introduction to machine learning

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One of the great advances in technology is that machines can learn without humans teaching them explicit rules – e.g. letting machines train on samples of speech allows Siri to recognise your commands. Machine learning is a large part of artificial intelligence, and a mystery to most of us. This practical course teaches you how to program learning algorithms in Python. We will cover fundamentals of classification, natural language processing, financial predictions and much more. You will learn elements of data mining, how to choose a learning algorithm, and how to tweak parameters of the algorithm. We will briefly cover the theory behind the algorithms, so some maths knowledge is useful, but not required. To enrol, you must have experience with Python or a similar programming language, e.g. have taken City Lit’s Introduction to Python or Introduction to R programming course.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start learning the formatting languages used to create web pages and construct a website in which various pages are linked together using HTML5, the latest standard for HTML, and CSS. This course is also suitable for people who want to update the content on an existing website.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  11. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    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 confidence and experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Design your own website using WordPress: for visual artists

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If creating a website to showcase your work seems daunting, this gently-paced course is for you. Enjoy creating an effective online presence using WordPress, the accessible and popular website and blogging software.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Excel 2016 for the workplace (intermediate)

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn some of Excel 2016's more sophisticated functions? Are you an adminstrator or manager who needs to use it for more complex tasks? With realistic workplace assignments, we will cover creating statistical information using functions such as average, minimum and maximum; creating calculations based on a condition; counting entries IF they meet a condition; using more advanced formatting; effective filtering; and creating basic pivot tables to present data in an easy-to-read way.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  15. User experience and interface (UX/UI) : introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the fundamentals of user experience (UX). Learn about the theory and tools used in the industry to analyse a website/app interface and its interaction.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

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