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. Podcasting: introduction
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Feb 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (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 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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Feb 2022 (and 7 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Manisha Maniar
    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
  3. Video blogging with YouTube: introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  Yolanda De Los Bueis Unanua
    Learn how to create a video blog (vlog) in your own YouTube channel. Use YouTube full capabilities as social network, video editor and publisher. Edit your videos with music using open source software Shotcut. Share and connect your channel with other channels and social networks.



    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
  4. Data analysis with Power BI: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anis Mokadem
    Power BI is a Microsoft Product that is free to download and use, it allows to connect, transform, and visualize data.



    This can be done in Microsoft Power BI Desktop application or in Excel using Power Query and Power Pivot.



    The formulae language used in Power BI is called DAX: Data Analysis Expressions. Learning the basics of this



    language is crucial to be able to create dynamic reports.



    In this course, you will discover the world of Power Query and Power Pivots by learning the most basic but crucial



    functionalities of these environments including basic DAX functions.



    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
  5. 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
  6. Social media introduction: stage 2
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Understand social media by starting at the very beginning. This course offers a full orientation of the platform and tips for everyday use.



    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
  7. Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you using Microsoft Word in an office or in administrative job? Or are you preparing for this line of work? This course will develop all the skills you need to perform your workplace Word work to a high level. Become confident in creating long, consistently formatted, well-presented documents such as reports and performing the tasks most commonly associated with Word in the office. Such tasks will include developing your use of Styles, modifying pictures in documents, using templates, controlling text flow and using mail merge. This a course for those who already have some experience of using Word. For beginners, please see our Becoming confident in Word 365 course.



    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  8. Introduction to C++
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Get started with C++, a well-established standard for commercial software development, including an introduction to object oriented programming and Microsoft’s Visual Studio environment.



    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
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  9. LinkedIn: a detailed introduction
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Manideepa Paul
    In this longer, in-depth course, we will look at the crucial features to get started on building your network with LinkedIn.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. Copywriting: a taster
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rosie Fiore
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website or your company’s sales literature, or hope to work in advertising or marketing. We'll cover the core elements of copywriting using examples and practical exercises.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  11. Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships through the Cloud using One Drive and SharePoint (intermediate)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 6 Feb 2022

    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 teams is essential to being efficient and coping with complexity. On this course you will develop and practise these skills not only by learning more about the features of One Drive and SharePoint but also identifying why, when and how you should use them. You will learn about the differences between One Drive and SharePoint, what they are used for, when to use one rather than the other and how to combine their use. You will focus on how to share and collaborate on documents while keeping track of files, who has worked on what when, and how to sync your files across different devices. You will also look at how to combine your work on SharePoint and One Drive with Teams and Outlook.



    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
  12. 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
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  13. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Feb 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
  14. Advanced business writing: a two-day taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sofia Husain
    This accessible taster course introduces students to the core ideas they need to be aware of when writing business materials to an advanced level. Learn about the essential elements of language, style and structure that you need to write to a sophisticated level in the workplace.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
  15. Winter to Spring wildlife
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brenna Boyle
    This time of year sees winter begin to relax its clutches and the early signs of spring emerge. It’s a very rewarding time of year to get out walking. One introduction session at City Lit, followed by two guided walks.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £30.00

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