Technology, Science & Business Courses in London

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Or perhaps you'd like to delve deeper into nature, conservation or astronomy?

We have a huge range of courses which help you to get your head around modern technology, give you the tools to succeed in business, or enable you to explore more of the world around you.

Our courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are held in Covent Garden.

Find our contact details under 'About technology, science and business'.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Excel 2016: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 5 Mar 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, formulae associated with logical, statistical, financial and mathematical operations, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or Excel 2016 for the workplace, or it is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Introduction to JavaScript

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Add interactivity and animation to your website. Start with simple scripts and proceed to challenging applications: Computation and String operations, DOM manipulations, AJAX, Form validation, Content Panels and Carousels.

    Knowledge required: Basic computing and experience of HTML.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Introduction to machine learning

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Advanced)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to know that you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring an expertise in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? The Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) will give you exceptional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and will improve your productivity in using IT. You will gain all the skills you need to work at the highest level in an office environment.

    The course fee is £1200. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call English, Maths and Essential Computing on 0207 492 2511.
    Full fee: £1,200.00
    Senior fee: £1,200.00
    Concession: £1,200.00

  6. Introduction to game design

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make computer games with no coding skills. An exciting one-day introduction.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginners course and raise your online profile.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  8. Creating and delivering the perfect presentation with PowerPoint 2016 (advanced)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those who wish to add an extra dynamism to their PowerPoint presentations and refine the art of giving an engaging talk. You will learn to use some of the more sophisticated features of Powerpoint 2016 such as combining multiple presentations for group work, turning your presentation into a movie, and playing with sound and video across slides. And at the same time you will consider how these features enhance your presentation and how to judge their impact on the audience and the message. By the end of the course you will be confident you can deliver a top class presentation.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  9. User experience and interface (UX/UI) : intermediate

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further exposure to the world of UX/UI introducing concepts such as cognition and technology, ideas and solution generation, accessibility guidelines and information architecture. You'll need to have basic knowledge of the UX such as User testing, Design guidelines, Data gathering techniques, Personas and prototyping. These subjects are covered on our introduction to User experience and interface (UX/UI) course.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Access 2016: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features of Access databases to manage and analyse large amount of data: Create a relational database using advanced table creation features and complex relationships between tables, data validation, advanced form design, subforms, multiple queries for data analysis, advanced reports, macros and switchboard. Knowledge required: Access essentials course or equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Algorithms in Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about common coding “recipes” and tricks of the trade that programmers use again and again and develop your coding skills by implementing them in Python.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Podcasting: introduction

    Course Date: Tue 10 Mar 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 the class.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  13. Using Apple Mac OS: introduction (stage 1)

    Course Date: Tue 10 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Create your elevator pitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 11 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to introduce yourself and what you do. With a good pitch, you can avoid rambling, sound professional, and introduce your business with confidence when someone asks 'What do you do?'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Social media for business: introduction

    Course Date: Wed 11 Mar 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course is aimed at people who are looking to use social media to promote their business. This class is ideal for those who are still beginners, but have some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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