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).

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.

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  1. Facebook for business
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Discover how Facebook can be used as a cost effective method for promoting your business. You will learn to use Facebook to connect existing and potential clients.



    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  2. Becoming confident with mobile data: managing and syncing your files across your laptop, smartphone and tablet
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you using a smartphone and a PC? Have you asked yourself 'How did my photos get on my mobile device - I didn't put them there?' Lots of modern devices and gadgets have a sync feature to keep users from losing data and enable them to access their files on multiple devices and from wherever they are. This can be very convenient but also confusing and it potentially compromises your digital security. This course will help you manage your files across multiple devices so you can be sure where your different files are and how they are organised and accessible.



    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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  3. How to be a skilled administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: the essentials
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you an administrator wanting to develop your skills? Do you want to become an administrator but are unsure what the job entails? Do you need to update your organisational and digital skills for the virtual office? On this course you will learn the essentials of how to be a good administrator whether this is your specific job or an essential element of your work. You willl focus on how to deal with administrative complexity, see the bigger picture while being detail-oriented and solve problems calmly. You will work on different ways of being organised, how to achieve goals and tasks on time, prioritising and being service-oriented. By the end of this course, you will be confident in your administration skills whatever your environment and whether face-to-face or online.



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  4. Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Are you using Microsoft Word in an office or in administrative job? Or are you preparing for this line of work? This course will develop all the skills you need to perform your workplace Word work to a high level. Become confident in creating long, consistently formatted, well-presented documents such as reports and performing the tasks most commonly associated with Word in the office. Such tasks will include developing your use of Styles, modifying pictures in documents, using templates, controlling text flow and using mail merge. This a course for those who already have some experience of using Word. For beginners, please see our Becoming confident in Word 365 course.



    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
  5. Excel: advanced
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Nov 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: 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 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  6. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021 (and 7 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 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:
    96% of 100
  7. HTML5 & CSS: intermediate (stage 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Nov 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (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 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 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 £159.00 Concession £100.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Pivot Tables: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to apply one of Excel’s most powerful features, Pivot Tables, to a wide range of data.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  9. WordPress: intermediate
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Nov 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (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 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  10. Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Knowing how to handle large amounts of data, analyse it effectively and then present the findings are essential workplace skills. A recent study of employers found that 88% want employees with data analysis skills. This intermediate Excel course will help you develop these skills by focusing on common workplace tasks and problems that require some of the more complex Excel functions. You will focus on how to handle large amounts of data and convert it into usable, valuable information. You will develop your skills so you can work with different formulae and functions to create for example automated budgets that take into account variable conditions. You will learn how to link data across spreadsheets and also calculate and present trends. You will work with pivot tables and learn why you use them. By the end of the course you will confidence you have the skills and insight to handle, analyse and present data for a range of circumstances.



    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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  11. Advanced Python
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Object Oriented Programming (OOP) underpins modern software development. On this course, you will learn both the theory of OOP and its implementation in Python. We will also explore the functional programming components of this language.



    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:
    80% of 100
  12. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Mar 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction', and is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. Customising a WordPress website
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

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

    The course will teach you the necessary CSS skills to further customise a WordPress website. You will use this knowledge together with the WordPress post types to create a sleek and modern website.



    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £110.00
  14. Podcasting: introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  15. Pivot Tables: intermediate
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you always wanted to enhance your understanding of Excel pivot tables in order to gain new insights on your



    data? Learn how in this short course.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00

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