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. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Manideepa Paul
    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 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
  2. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Manisha Maniar
    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 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:
    96% of 100
  3. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.



    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
  4. HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Dec 2021 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    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 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
  5. Excel: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Feb 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite) (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    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 and onsite. 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
  6. Introduction to Unity 3D
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Unity is a popular, free 3D engine for games, walkthroughs, art installations, simulations and more. This course offers a beginner’s tour of its features including physics, particle systems, lighting and interaction.



    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
  7. Intermediate Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    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 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:
    80% of 100
  8. Introduction to R programming
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Christopher Carran
    Programming is the cornerstone of keeping up with business and technology. Learn the immensely popular language R to boost your skills and widen your horizons.



    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
  9. Make your first Android mobile app
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This course is a gentle introduction to programming and app development using the cloud application AppInventor 2.



    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
  10. Introduction to Calculus
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Calculus is fundamental to almost every area of science & technology and has applications in statistics, machine learning, computer graphics, finance and many other areas.



    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 £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £225.00
  11. Machine learning: intermediate
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Richard Paul
    One of the best ways to learn machine learning is to take a project from beginning to end. This course will enable you to do this, in your field of interest.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £125.00
  12. Excel: expert
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    Learn how to create dialogue boxes,combo boxes,spinners,drop down lists,user forms and macros.Ideal if you've undertaken our 'Excel: advanced' course, or if you have equivalent knowledge or experience.



    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:
    100% of 100
  13. Touch typing and keyboard skills
    Course start date:  Wed 12 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
  14. Copywriting
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website, your company’s sales literature or are seeking work in advertising or marketing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £100.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (advanced)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 4 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already competent in use of Word but not quite maximising some of its more sophisticated procedures? This course will develop all the skills you need to perform your work to a high level and give you the confidence to create long, consistently formatted, well-presented documents such as reports and to performing some of the most essential office tasks. You will focus on advanced features, including creating master documents, referencing, working with templates, styles, advanced tables, forms, linking and embedding, editing mail merge documents, creating macros and using automatic formatting.



    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

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