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. PC maintenance: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  2. Excel: analysing data (stage 1)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nick Brown
    Develop essential skills to tackle complex data sets and create conclusions and recommendations for non-data minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, formatting and perfecting your commentary skills. Some familiarity with using Excel is required.



    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
  3. Build a website in a day with WordPress
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.



    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  4. Social media for business: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (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 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
    Rating:
    70% of 100
  5. Lunch hour Python: introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Get started in computer programming using the most popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.



    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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £100.00
  6. Becoming confident in digital skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you know the basics of emailing and internet use? Are you ready to work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint? Then this course is for you. You will start learning how to word process, use spreadsheets and create presentations, vital skills in today’s world inside and outside the workplace. By the end of the course you will be able to create well-presented short texts such as letters, design simple budgets and tables and produce effective and attractive presentations. Start your journey today!



    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  7. Becoming a MORE confident digital citizen: online and on your computer
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    We live in an increasingly digitalised world where use of the computer and Internet have become the norm. This course follows on from our Becoming Confident course to enable you to become fully confident in your computer and Internet use. You will learn how to navigate around the internet in order to be a more informed digital citizen as well as learn about the Cloud and how to manage your files. You will also learn more about how to protect your data and digital security as well as how to take advantage of many free resources and use various websites so you can become a confident digital citizen able to navigate around your computer as well as the web.



    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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  8. Online marketing: a detailed introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    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 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
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  9. Short introduction to bookkeeping
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Fola Moses
    Gain very basic knowledge of bookkeeping practices and procedures that underpin accurate record keeping.



    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
  10. Podcasting: introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 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
  11. Level 2 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Extra)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

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

    Do you want to learn the digital skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? On this course, you will learn the core software applications required in every workplace. The course is made up of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Improving Productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel, but want to be confident you can use their most essential elements.



    You must have completed an initial assessment before enrolling onto this course. Click on the Start Assessment button. Or call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 or email universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.



    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 £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £195.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  12. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 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
  13. Becoming confident on Word 365
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you 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). 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  14. Astronomy: a gentle introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roger O'Brien
    A leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.







    Roger O' Brien has taught astronomy for the Workers’ Educational Association, the OU, and the Royal Observatory Greenwich.



    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
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  15. LinkedIn: a short introduction
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Get started with LinkedIn with this short introductory course through learning the basics of this important business platform.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00

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