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. Introduction to human evolution

    Introduction to human evolution

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Although humans are the only surviving hominin species, this was not always the case. Journey through evolution and discover the anatomy of our ancestors, where they lived and what they looked like. Find out how we became such peculiar apes.



    Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Excel 2016: essentials

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Excel 2016 for the workplace (intermediate)

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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

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

    New 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

  8. WordPress: introduction

    New
    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential skills required to create a website and/or blog using the world's most popular content management system - WordPress.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. An introduction to Word 2016

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn how to create and organise letters and short documents? Then this course is ideal for you. Learn all of the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, practise inserting pictures and creating tables, Spelling and grammar checking, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.

    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  10. PC maintenance: an introduction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. A digital citizen: becoming MORE confident on your computer and the internet

    Course Date: Wed 29 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We live in an increasingly digitalised world where use of the computer and Internet have become the norm. This course follows on from our Complete Beginners' course to enable you to become fully confident in your computer and Internet use. You will learn about managing and organising different types of files, solving and understanding common technological problems and how the Cloud influences modern computer use. You will also learn more about how to protect your data and digital security as well as how to take advantage of many free resources and use various websites so you can become a confident digital citizen able to navigate around your computer as well as the web.

    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  12. Becoming confident in file management on your PC

    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you looking for work in an office or currently working as an office administrator but frustrated when you are not able to find files or folders on your computer or on a workplace shared drive? Or do you use a PC at home and need help in organising your files. Join this course and become confident with the terminology and strategies used when saving, organising, navigating and searching files of all types.

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

  13. Introduction to botany

    Introduction to botany

    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical course ideal for those who are new to the science of botany. Learn about the fundamental structure of plants and identify the functions of different components; recognise some of the classification systems of the plant world and assess why these magnificent organisms are essential for our wellbeing. Four Saturday sessions, mornings in the classroom, afternoons short local walks to see specimens outdoors. One whole-day visit to Kew on Thurs 20 February, tour of the library in the morning, garden in the afternoon - extra costs apply, see below.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  14. Becoming confident with emails and internet communication

    Course Date: Mon 3 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part of our complete courses for beginners series, this course will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails confidently in both formal and informal situations. You will look at the different types of email accounts, how to alter settings, choose effective passwords and stay safe using anti-virus software, firewalls and other defenders as well as understandiing phishing. You will practise sending and receiving emails, adding attachments, setting up folders, organising emails, and recognising spam as well as making sure you can use email in a work-setting. We will also introduce you to cloud-based communication and how to share files rather than use email.

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

  15. IT skills for the office: intermediate

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you working or wanting to start work in an office but lacking the confidence and digital skills to perform some of the more advanced office tasks? Are you already working as an administrator and wanting to progress in your profession? This course will help you develop your digital skills to be able to complete more complex office tasks with confidence. You will engage in various projects to learn how to use the internet to research and find informatiion effectively in order to create report documents containing detailed information, spreadsheets, and charts. You will learn how to analyse and visually represent your data as well as send personalised emails and use mail merge.

    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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £55.00

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