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. Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom (beginner)
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Zoom? Have you started to use it but are unsure about some of its functions? Do you need to use Zoom at work, in your studies or to communicate with friends and relatives? Zoom is now as essential to communication as texts, emails, smartphones and PCs. This course will take you from the basics of being on Zoom as a participant and a host, including how to join meetings and set them up. You will learn what to do in both circumstances, what appropriate etiquette is, how to use chat and other features such as breakout rooms, how to share your screen, take control of someone else's screen and how to make sure you don't do something on Zoom that you shouldn't. By the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably host a meeting with friends or work colleagues, communicate, privately share and collaborate on projects or ideas.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
  2. Getting started: becoming confident on your computer and online (complete beginner)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you completely new to computers and the Internet? This course will help you get started on using a computer and the internet. You will learn all the basics and the key terms you need to starting becoming confident on a computer and online. You will learn about different files and how to create and save them. You will learn how to write and send simple letters and emails. You will develop your internet skills so you can find information and complete online forms. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  3. Becoming a confident online citizen: developing your problem-solving and research skills for inside and outside work (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Finding, researching and evaluating information online is an essential skill inside and outside of work - whether you are using your computer, smartphone, CHATGPT or digital assistances. On this course you will learn research and problem-solving skills on different devices. You will work on completing everyday life and work tasks so you discover how to search online effectively, find information and images on different databases, use filters, and search within a specific website or social media platform. You will work on refining your searches on search engines, on CHATGPT and other digital assistants, both verbally and in writing. You will focus on how to evaluate the evidence you find as well as the security of the data you are finding. Finally, you will work on finding information and files on your hard drive and across your devices via the cloud. By the end of the course you will have learned not only key digital skills but also transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and analytical skills.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  4. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Nov 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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  5. Podcasting: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024 (and 5 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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  6. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Oct 2024 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.



    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Digital skills for the workplace: working with data - inputting, finding, sorting, filtering with Excel (foundation)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Working with data inside and outside of work is now an essential skill and Excel is one of the main tools you need to use. Whether you want to keep track of your personal finances or make calculations about expenditure, sickness absence or profits at work, you need to know how to use key functions of Excel so you can organise the data and make sense of it. This course will help you learn how to input, find, sort and filter data so you can achieve key tasks needed in the workplace and at home and present the information in a way other people can understand.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  9. Build a website with WordPress
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Swati Pandit
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  10. Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to computers and the Internet? Do you need to increase your confidence with digital skills? This course will ensure you have a solid foundation in using computers and being online. You will learn the essential features of creating, saving, storing different types of files and documents, including photos and letters in Word. You will develop your internet skills to find information quickly and efficiently, and learn how to transfer this information to different documents and people. You will also learn the basics of how of how to use Zoom to host meetings and communicate effectively online. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  11. Web development: HTML5 & CSS stage 1
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024

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

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    Start web design with this two day course. This module looks at the core web skills of HTML, to define the content of a website, and CSS to style the content on the page.



    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  12. Social media introduction: stage 1
    Course start date:  Tue 21 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Intermediate Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    Take your Python coding skills to the next level. Extend your programming skills by learning how to create secure and reusable code using sub-routines and modules, use advanced lists and dictionaries to create more complex programs that solve real world problems, use inbuilt libraries to boost the functionality of your programs and learn how to build graphical interfaces to your code that work on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.



    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  14. Designing websites for visual artists with WordPress: stage 1
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Gal Sapir
    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.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  15. Build websites with Framer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alex Gregory
    Create a live website using Framer, no coding knowledge required. This covers technical aspects of Framer (software) and how to design visually compelling webpages by learning UI design and brand principles.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £155.00
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