Technology, science & business

Technology, Science & Business
Courses in London & Online

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Want to improve your digital skills for the workplace or for personal use? Or perhaps you'd like to delve deeper into nature, conservation or astronomy?

We have a huge range of courses to support you in your learning in programming and coding, help you understand new developments in technology with Generative AI, machine learning, data analysis with Python and web design, give you the tools to succeed in business and digital marketing, or enable you to explore more of the world around you with our science and nature courses. In addition, we have launched a new area in Financial Technologies (FinTech), in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and Cybersecurity for business. Also acknowledging the decision-making elements in AI, we are offering short courses in Understanding Ethics in AI and Business sustainability and AI.

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.

Staff training and employee development

We also offer corporate training for your employees. This can be customised to your company’s training needs and the areas we cover are Programming, Web development, Adobe Creative cloud, Advanced MS Office, digital marketing, social media, podcasting, Generative AI and Ethics in AI, Financial Technologies (FinTech) and cybersecurity for business. We have been successfully delivering ad hoc workplace training courses for over two decades to companies in London. In recent years we have also been offering staff skills training courses online or in hybrid format to provide more flexibility to employees looking to develop their skills. For more information on employee development courses please contact our department computing@citylit.ac.uk 

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

Browse technology, business and science courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Introduction to programming
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.



    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 31 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  3. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Apr 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  4. Get ready for the Dawn Chorus
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    International Dawn Chorus Day takes place annually on the first Sunday of every May. Join us for this introductory session to explore the significance of the Dawn Chorus and learn to identify different bird songs.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  5. Instagram for business: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 3 May 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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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    98% of 100
  6. Social Media Engagement, Trends & Algorithms
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 17 May 2024

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  7. Stay safe online
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    What does identify theft entail? What risks do you run? Learn how to protect yourself from identify theft on this course.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  8. Excel: analysing your spreadsheet with pivot tables
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

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

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create and edit pivot tables to analyse large lists of data with multiple views and calculated fields using drag and drop. You should have a good understanding of Excel.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  9. Instagram for business: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 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: intermediate' and is designed to help you understand the new changes on Instagram and decipher where to post content on the platform.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  10. Excel: tables and charts
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create effective Excel tables and to chart your data on this short course.



    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  11. We are Stardust: an introductory lecture on stars and our connection to their lives by Professor Raman Prinja
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Where do we come from? There can be no more profound question for science to ask and at the dawn of the 21st century we have made much progress in answering this.Using striking images, Prof. Raman Prinja will describe our profound connection to the life-cycle of stars, including the building and dispersal of life-giving chemical elements.



    Join City Lit guest speaker Professor Raman Prinja to learn more.







    Raman Prinja is Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Physics and Astronomy Department at University College London. His main research interests are in the studies of the evolution and properties of the most massive stars in our Galaxy. Beyond research and teaching, Prof. Prinja is keen to promote astronomy to wider audiences, and has written more than 20 successful outreach-level books, including the award winning titles 'Science Crazy', 'Night Sky Watcher' and 'Planetarium'. His latest books for 9+ ages are 'The Future of the Universe' and 'Wonders of the Night Sky'. Professor Prinja has been awarded the Pol and Christiane Swings research prize by the Belgian Royal Academy; the UCL Education Award; American Institute of Physics Science Education Award (2019); Royal Society Young People's Book Prize (2019). In Sept. 2021 Prof Raman Prinja was a recipient of the UCL Leadership Award and the Institute of Physics 2021 Lise Meitner Medal and Prize.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  12. Understanding Ethics in AI
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    This is a short introduction to Ethics in AI for non-technical beginners who aspire to drive responsible AI design and use. This course will enable you to strike a balance between the potential benefits and risks of AI technology.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  13. Learn Pandas: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arda Balkir
    In this introductory course on Pandas you will learn Python's most powerful library for managing and manipulating data. Crafted for beginners, this course aims to build a robust foundation for those wish to step into the arena of data science or anyone interested in analysing data.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  14. Social media content strategy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  15. Using hashtags effectively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Aug 2024 (and 1 other date)

    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
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