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.

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  1. Podcasting: introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 6 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
  2. Excel: advanced
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 5 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 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
  3. Becoming confident on Word 365
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you 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 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  4. Designing websites for visual artists with WordPress: stage 1
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    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 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
  5. Online marketing: a detailed introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Mar 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    A popular course that provides an in-depth look at the tools and techniques you can use to market your business on the internet. Examine Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), web advertising with Google AdWords and social media marketing among other topics, along with the management tools needed to measure success.



    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:
    94% of 100
  6. Social media introduction: stage 2
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Understand social media by starting at the very beginning. This course offers a full orientation of the platform and tips for everyday use.



    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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  7. Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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
  8. Digital Skills for the workplace: using Excel (intermediate)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to learn some of Excel more sophisticated functions? Are you an administrator or manager who needs to use it for more complex tasks? With realistic workplace assignments, you will focus on how to use Excel as a tool to complete key work-based tasks such as presenting data in an easily readable form and using functions such as average, minimum and maximum to make quick and accurate calculations. You will work on how to use Excel to solve problems based on certain conditions such as if interests rates go up by 1% what the effect will be on borrowing. You will also work on how to manipulate and work with more complex data through advanced formatting, effective filtering and basic pivot tables as well working across worksheets and other MS programs.



    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
  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. Becoming confident in file management on your PC
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you able to find the files you need on your PC or on your work's shared drive? Do you know how to search for missing files? Have you got a system to organise your work or home files? Files are the essential components of computer use and it is vital to manage them well especially as cloud use becomes more common. This course will help you understand more about files, become confident with the terminology and develop strategies for saving, organising, navigating and searching files of all types. You will also learn how to back up your files so you never lose them!



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100
  11. Facebook for business
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Podcasting: improvers
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    A short course designed to help you make your existing idea publication ready or improve the production values of your already published podcast.



    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
  13. Instagram for business: intermediate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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
  14. Advanced Python
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

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



    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:
    80% of 100
  15. Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Recent scandals involving Facebook, stolen data, targeted advertising and manipulation have revealed the importance of digital security and making sure that your activity on-line and on the phone remain private But what about those everyday activities like checking your favourite websites? Many people do not realize they are giving away sensitive personal details every time their search engine automatically fills in all of their information for them. This course will show you how to take your digital life into more confident hands by understanding these threats better so you know exactly what precautions to take while browsing on any device, understand important jargon and discover which apps are the better than others at keeping your data private.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00

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