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).

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

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  1. Introduction to machine learning
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    One of the great advances in technology is that machines can learn without humans teaching them explicit rules – e.g. letting machines train on samples of speech allows Siri to recognise your commands. Machine learning is a large part of artificial intelligence, and a mystery to most of us. This practical course teaches you how to program learning algorithms in Python. We will cover fundamentals of classification, natural language processing, financial predictions and much more. You will learn elements of data mining, how to choose a learning algorithm, and how to tweak parameters of the algorithm. We will briefly cover the theory behind the algorithms, so some maths knowledge is useful, but not required. To enrol, you must have experience with Python or a similar programming language, e.g. have taken City Lit’s Introduction to Python or Introduction to R programming 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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £125.00
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  2. Online marketing: a detailed introduction
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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:
    94% of 100
  3. Excel: advanced
    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021 (and 5 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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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
  4. Presenting on the spot
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Learn key vocal techniques and public speaking strategies that will support you when you need to give a memorable impromptu presentation or speech with gravitas and confidence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  5. Exploring the quantum world
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £83.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  6. Excel 2016: essentials
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you need to use Excel for work, in the office, or to keep track of your finances? Learn the key parts of creating spreadsheets: entering text and numbers, formulae, formatting, modifying and linking sheets and creating charts. Knowledge required: basic computer skills and the ability to use a mouse and keyboard.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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
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    100% of 100
  7. Business skills for creative businesses
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £150.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  8. Public speaking
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, conquer your fear and anxiety by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, or whenever anyone asks you to 'say a few words' in public. This will help to boost your general confidence at the same time.

    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 £199.00 Concession £199.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. Becoming confident online: the cloud, zoom and the Internet
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Do you need help working online? Is the virtual world something new to you? Are you confident on Zoom? Do you know what the cloud is? And how well can you use the Internet? This complete course for beginners takes you from the very start of an internet connection to being able to search and use the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, download music and watch TV online. You will become a confident user of Zoom and will understand the key principles of using the cloud both for work and social life. By the end of the course, you will not only understand jargon such as routers, URLs and search engines but also know how to change your settings, be internet secure and communicate confidently on different platforms.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  10. Excel 2016 for the workplace (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Do you want to learn some of Excel 2016's more sophisticated functions? Are you an adminstrator or manager who needs to use it for more complex tasks? With realistic workplace assignments, we will cover creating statistical information using functions such as average, minimum and maximum; creating calculations based on a condition; counting entries IF they meet a condition; using more advanced formatting; effective filtering; and creating basic pivot tables to present data in an easy-to-read way.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 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 £79.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  12. Office 365: an introduction
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Forward planning and thinking is key to remaining up to date with how technological demands are changing the ways we work at home and in the office. The days of downloading everything on to your PC will soon seem old-fashioned, and this includes MS Office: its future will be cloud-based. With this introductory course, transitioning form a localised MS Office package to Office 365 will become an easy process.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
  13. An introduction to Word 2016
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  14. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2
    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Exploring ways of telling stories with language, physicality, gesture and rhythm, solo and in groups. Telling brief stories has also become a strong component within the world of Business, so we shall examine the way ‘story’ can be used in ‘branding’; covering topics which include talks, presentations, lectures, and more informal settings.

    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 £159.00 Concession £97.00
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  15. Becoming confident on your computer
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Do you have lots of questions about your computer? Too afraid to ask them? This complete course will guide you through the key aspects of using a PC or laptop. You'll build your confidence and learn to understand the jargon, use some free applications, save and organise files, delete and recover them, and keep your work secure. To enrol, all you need is enthusiam and basic skills with a mouse and keyboard.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00

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