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Technology, science & business

Technology, Science & Business Courses in London and Online

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Want to improve your digital skills for the workplace or 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 AI, machine learning, data analysis with Python and statistics, 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.

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 and technology courses are designed to help you enter employment, advance or reskill in career or start your own business. Currently they 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). Please note that only courses with a start date in 2021 are eligible.

You will need to seek authorisation to enrol on our free Skills for Work courses if:

  1. you are enrolling on our free courses for the first time and want to enrol on more than 2 courses , or
  2. you have already completed free courses and would like to make further enrolments

Please email computing@citylit.ac.uk before calling to enrol.

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

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  1. HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Learn 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 & CSS. This course is also suitable for people who want to update the content on an existing website.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. Algorithms in Python
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about common coding “recipes” and tricks of the trade that programmers use again and again and develop your coding skills by implementing them in Python.



    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
  3. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

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



    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
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  4. Touch typing and keyboard skills
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (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 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 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  5. WordPress: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    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.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  6. Digital skills for the workplace: using Excel (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 3 May 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you need to learn how to use Excel for the office or to keep track of your finances? Do you want to be able to handle, present data and make calculations inside and outside of work? This course is perfect for anyone who needs a good foundation on the basics of Microsoft's popular spreadsheet program. On this course, you will learn how to enter and present data and make it visually appealing, readable and usable through changes of font, style, use of tables and other formatting features. You will practise making calculations, using functions and formulae, modifying links between worksheets, as well as creating basic charts and graphs - a great way of visualizing data!



    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 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  7. Excel: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Oct 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Learn advanced features of Excel: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, advanced formulae, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets.



    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  8. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Nov 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to



    communicate with your target audience.



    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy 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
    Rating:
    70% of 100
  9. Data analysis with Power BI: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Power BI is a Microsoft Product that is free to download and use, it allows to connect, transform, and visualize data.



    This can be done in Microsoft Power BI Desktop application or in Excel using Power Query and Power Pivot.



    The formulae language used in Power BI is called DAX: Data Analysis Expressions. Learning the basics of this



    language is crucial to be able to create dynamic reports.



    In this course, you will discover the world of Power Query and Power Pivots by learning the most basic but crucial



    functionalities of these environments including basic DAX functions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
  10. Video blogging with YouTube: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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 your videos with music using open source software Shotcut. Share and connect your channel with other channels and social networks.



    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  11. WordPress: Intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Feb 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Take your basic WordPress skills to the next level by using plugins and widgets to add new functionality, and by editing and creating theme files to customise the look of your site.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  12. HTML5 & CSS: intermediate (stage 2)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Oct 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to construct a website and host it on a server using HTML5, the latest standard for HTML & CSS. You will learn how to position content using the new HTML5 Semantic Elements. Knowledge required: HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1 ) or a working knowledge of HTML5.



    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy 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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Game design: a detailed introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to make your very own 2D video game with Construct 3. This is for anyone who is interested in making a game. No coding skills required.



    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
  14. Exploring the quantum world
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Ever wondered what quantum theory is? Are you baffled by relativity? Learn about the interpretations of quantum physics and what it means for our conception of reality.







    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.



    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £88.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. Pathway to ECDL level 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) is an important commitment. Prepare yourself on this short course and make sure Level 3 is the right one for you. This course will ensure you make the most of your ECDL Level 3 course and have the skills to achieve the qualification once you start.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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