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.

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

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  1. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Mar 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the most popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.



    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:
    96% of 100
  2. 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
  3. Podcasting: introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Mar 2022 (and 4 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    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 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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  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. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Mar 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  6. Intermediate Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (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 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
  7. Podcasting: improvers
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    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
  8. WordPress: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    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 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  9. Public speaking: intensive
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Mar 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears in this intensive online course by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and 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 £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  10. Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships with Microsoft Teams (intermediate)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Collaborating skills within the workplace are more in demand than ever. Being able to coordinate work and build relationships within and across your workplace is essential to your being efficient and coping with complexity. This course you will help you develop and practise these skills by learning in detail how to use Microsoft Teams as a coordinating and collaborating tool. You will learn not only about its features but also why, when and how you should use them: what problems does Teams enable you to solve. You will practise how to set up Teams and channels and what you use these for. You will learn how to use files in Teams, how to collaborate and co-author files in Teams, how Teams relates to SharePoint and One Drive, how to keep track of collaboration, and how to sync your files across different devices. You will also focus on how to use the calendar efficiently, how to conduct meetings and use the some key meeting features. You will also look at how to integrate other apps into Teams such as planner to help you coordinate work and create efficient working relationships. Teams is a fantastic means of collaboration but maintaining control across your working relationships can seem daunting. By the end of this course you will be clear and confident in how to coordinate these relationships so you are productive and efficient.



    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 £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  11. 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
  12. Probability and statistics for Data Analysis
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Get a deep understanding of the underpinnings of data analysis with a focus on the most fundamental concepts and techniques.



    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:
    60% of 100
  13. Developing and managing your brand
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrea Marzano
    A brand defines how people see and relate to your business or product. A well-developed brand strategy makes your brand recognizable, relatable and your business more successful and valuable. In this course we will focus on the process of create a strong, memorable and compelling brand strategy that goes well beyond designing a logo.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Social Media Manager Skills: introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This course will introduce you to how you can become a social media manager. Managing the social media platform for someone else’s business or organisation takes skills, knowledge and a full understanding of marketing for that business to their target audience. By offering social media manager services, you are able to assist a business in their marketing needs and help promote their business to new audiences.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  15. Google Analytics: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Salvatore Maiorano
    Get started with Google Analytics. Generate and evaluate information about visitors to your website, including site traffic, visitor behaviour and marketing effectiveness. Find out how to gain insights from the generated data.



    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 £50.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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