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 in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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.

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

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  1. HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    HTML is the foundation language of web sites and web based apps. It's easy to learn and can help you to begin a career in tech, update web sites and content management systems, have a better understanding of UX/UI, gain skills for SEO and digital marketing, collaborate more effectively with developers and much more!



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  2. Business administration: how to organise and manage with OneNote, MS Outlook and OneDrive (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    How do you keep on top of your notes, to do list, tasks, meetings and ideas? Are you still using paper notebooks and post-it notes? Is there too much in your head cluttering your mind? This course will show how to use the digital notebook, OneNote, in conjunction with Outlook, and integrate both apps with OneDrive so you become an organised and self-managing administrator. You will learn how to take notes at any time and arrange them so you can always find what you are looking for. You will practise how to integrate Outlook and OneNote so you can organise meetings and share meeting notes and minutes easily and quickly, record the meetings, relate sections of the audio to tasks and action points for yourself and others, create to do lists, and link these tasks to tasks and emails in Outlook . In addition you will learn other useful tips on how to make the most of OneNote, for example to make calculations, translate text and edit text inside images. By the end of the course you will have clear idea of how to be organised digitally and have developed the necessary skills to put your ideas into practice.



    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  3. Digital skills for the workplace: working with data - inputting, finding, sorting, filtering with Excel (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Working with data inside and outside of work is now an essential skill and Excel is one of the main tools you need to use. Whether you want to keep track of your personal finances or make calculations about expenditure, sickness absence or profits at work, you need to know how to use key functions of Excel so you can organise the data and make sense of it. This course will help you learn how to input, find, sort and filter data so you can achieve key tasks needed in the workplace and at home and present the information in a way other people can understand.



    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 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  4. Getting started: becoming confident on Instagram and TikTok (complete beginners)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Have you tried it but are still unsure about its features? Is TikTok something you access but never really use? Then this is the course for you. It will start you on your journey towards digital communication in a supportive environment and help you learn the different ways you can connect to friends, family and the wider world and join the one billion users worldwide. And you will learn to do so safely and securely.



    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  5. Presenting on the spot
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Lunn
    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 in the college.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  6. Excel: advanced
    Course start date:  Wed 22 May 2024 (and 5 other dates)

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

    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 is suitable for anyone who is involved in Data Analysis using Excel.



    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  7. Communicating effectively at work
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Mulquin
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people both in person and in online meetings and interviews? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and communication skills for business meetings. This course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
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  8. Digital skills for business: how to present and communicate data integrating Word, PowerPoint and Excel - a project-based approach (advanced)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already an experienced and skilful user of Word, Excel and PowerPoint? Are you working as a lead administrator? Do you want to extend your skills so you can integrate these three programs to produce high quality and sophisticated documents? This course will help you combine your Microsoft 365 skills by working on business projects that enable you to analyse data at a high level and also present your findings in a clear and dynamic way. You will learn how to link and embed data across the programs, how to integrate Excel data and charts with PowerPoint and Word, how, how to use Word to create a new PowerPoint presentation and how to use Word to create customizable PowerPoint speaker notes and handouts.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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
  9. Linear algebra: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Get to grips with the language of vectors and their transformations, which lie at the heart of machine learning, computer graphics, financial engineering and all other mathematical subjects.



    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 £142.00
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  10. Designing websites for visual artists with WordPress: stage 1
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Gal Sapir
    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 will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  11. Online marketing: a detailed introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    A popular three-day 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 will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  12. Build websites with Framer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alex Gregory
    Create a live website using Framer, no coding knowledge required. This covers technical aspects of Framer (software) and how to design visually compelling webpages by learning UI design and brand principles.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £155.00
  13. Business administration: getting ready for level 3 certificate in IT user skills - ICDL Advanced (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024

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

    Are you wanting to complete the Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ICDL Advanced)? If so, it is an important commitment. You are strongly advised to complete this short course to get you ready for the qualification and to d make sure Level 3 is the right one for you. This course will ensure you make the most of your ICDL Level 3 course and have the skills to achieve the qualification once you start.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here



    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  14. WordPress: intermediate
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    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 will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. Business skills for creative businesses
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

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

    Tutors:  Christine Robertson
    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 will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
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