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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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


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  1. HTML5 & CSS: intermediate (stage 2)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    Want to expand your knowledge of HTML and CSS? Need a better understanding of UI design? This course builds on the skills gained on our stage 1 course. Learn to section a web page using strucural tags in HTML. Learn to arrange and position HTML elements to create modern web page layouts using CSS.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  2. The physics of time
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    An opportunity to explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics - from the absolute time of Newtonian mechanics to the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity - and to consider the emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  4. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 4 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 fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  5. Creating photobooks using Apple Photos
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to use Apple’s built in Photos programme to organise your photographs and create photobooks with them.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  6. Strategy: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nick Brown
    Build your career confidence by learning basic strategic management practices and procedures that will help you implement your company's strategic plans.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  7. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  8. Blogging: build your own blog using WordPress
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Swati Pandit
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginner’s course using WordPress and raise your online profile.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  9. Business sustainability and AI
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    This introductory, non-technical course explores leveraging AI for integrating sustainability in business. Ideal for those interested in exploring synergies between AI and sustainability processes and understanding how aligning the two empowers decision-makers.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  10. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ICDL Advanced)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)

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

    Do you want to know you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? The Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) will give you exceptional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and will improve your productivity in using IT. You will gain all the skills you need to work at the highest level in an office environment. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here



    The course fee is £1200. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Universal Skills on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    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 £1,200.00 Senior fee £1,200.00 Concession £1,200.00
  11. Strategy: stage 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nick Brown
    Further build your career confidence by learning intermediate strategic management practices and procedures to help implement your company’s strategic plans.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  12. Introduction to artificial intelligence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Liv Helen Vage
    Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk say it's humanity's biggest threat, but you use it every day. Learn what artificial intelligence is, what it will become, and how it works.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  13. Core management skills: developing your coaching skills and emotional intelligence (introduction)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Research shows that 90 percent of top performers are high in emotional intelligence. You can be one of these. This course, part of a three-part series on core management skills, will help you develop this intelligence and practise your coaching skills for the workplace. You will focus on developing your self-awareness, including understanding your strengths, limitations, beliefs and motivation, You will practise self-regulation such as pausing and taking a step back, your active listening and empathy, your social skills such as reducing tension, and your self-motivation. You will also work on building rapport and relationships, asking effective questions and giving constructive feedback so you team members progress and develop.



    You need to do a short pre-course activity to make sure this course is right for you. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    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
  14. Exoplanets: Humanity’s Future?
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Terrence Maxwell
    Embark on a captivating journey into the cosmos with our beginner's course on Exoplanets. Discover distant worlds, learn about their formation, and explore the search for humanity's future.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  15. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lloyd Wylde
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction. This Saturday course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
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