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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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


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  1. Business administration: ICT skills for business (advanced)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already a competent administrator ready to develop more advanced digital skills so you can become more efficient and productive and advance in your career? This course will help you learn how to use more complex functions in Excel so you can handle and analyse data precisely as well as provide bigger picture analyses. You will also focus on how to use the more sophisticated elements of PowerPoint to produce high quality presentations which meet the demands of the modern workplace. In addition, you will become familiar with key aspects of financial software so you can handle and process sales and purchases. By the end of the course you will have the skills to set you apart from other administrators and become an invaluable member of any team.



    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  2. Writing for business
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Deborah Martin
    Masterclass sessions packed with ways to develop an advanced skillset, to write persuasive and informative emails, reports and proposals. Learn about the 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
  3. Getting started: becoming confident on your computer and online (complete beginner)
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you completely new to computers and the Internet? This course will help you get started on using a computer and the internet. You will learn all the basics and the key terms you need to starting becoming confident on a computer and online. You will learn about different files and how to create and save them. You will learn how to write and send simple letters and emails. You will develop your internet skills so you can find information and complete online forms. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.



    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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  4. Becoming a confident online citizen: developing your problem-solving and research skills for inside and outside work (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Finding, researching and evaluating information online is an essential skill inside and outside of work - whether you are using your computer, smartphone, CHATGPT or digital assistances. On this course you will learn research and problem-solving skills on different devices. You will work on completing everyday life and work tasks so you discover how to search online effectively, find information and images on different databases, use filters, and search within a specific website or social media platform. You will work on refining your searches on search engines, on CHATGPT and other digital assistants, both verbally and in writing. You will focus on how to evaluate the evidence you find as well as the security of the data you are finding. Finally, you will work on finding information and files on your hard drive and across your devices via the cloud. By the end of the course you will have learned not only key digital skills but also transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and analytical skills.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  5. Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom (beginner)
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Zoom? Have you started to use it but are unsure about some of its functions? Do you need to use Zoom at work, in your studies or to communicate with friends and relatives? Zoom is now as essential to communication as texts, emails, smartphones and PCs. This course will take you from the basics of being on Zoom as a participant and a host, including how to join meetings and set them up. You will learn what to do in both circumstances, what appropriate etiquette is, how to use chat and other features such as breakout rooms, how to share your screen, take control of someone else's screen and how to make sure you don't do something on Zoom that you shouldn't. By the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably host a meeting with friends or work colleagues, communicate, privately share and collaborate on projects or ideas.



    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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
  6. WordPress: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

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

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    Learn the essential skills required to create a website and/or blog using the world's most popular content management system - WordPress.



    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
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  7. Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £90.00
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  8. Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL Server
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arda Balkir
    An in depth knowledge of an SQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and of Structured Query Language (SQL) are not just vital skills required by Database Developers and Administrators but are also indispensable tools needed by the modern Software Developer, Data Analyst and Data Scientist. On this course you will learn to create, manage and query relational databases using SQL.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  9. Instagram for business: intermediate
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction' which is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.
    Full fee £49.00
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    92% of 100
  10. Introduction to programming
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

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

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.



    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  11. Digital skills for business: presenting and managing professional-looking documents with Word and Excel - from reports to newsletters (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you need to present well-organised complex documents at work that are easy to read and follow? Are you responsible for compiling reports or other long documents? On this course, you will develop all the skills you need to use Microsoft Word to create data rich documents which meet professional standards. You will learn time-saving techniques and become skilled in using outlines, templates, consistent formatting, headers, footers, tables, images as well as controlling text flow. You will also work on integrating Excel data into your Word document as well as using mail merge to distribute your documents. These are vital skills across a range of jobs that will not only save you time but also reduce the frustrations often associated with use of Word.



    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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  12. Managing files on Apple maciOS and iCloud
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Ever wonder how to get to grips with your iPhone, iPad and iCloud file storage? This course is intended for beginners to experienced users who need to set up and tidy their iCloud storage.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  13. Machine learning: intermediate
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

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

    Tutors:  Liv Helen Vage
    One of the best ways to learn machine learning is to take a project from beginning to end. This course will enable you to do this, in your field of interest.



    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 £279.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £181.00
  14. Becoming confident on the cloud: OneDrive and Google drive - a new way of sharing and managing your files (foundation)
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The digital world is changing from sending emails to sharing files. Attaching files, sending them, downloading them, working on them, saving them, re-attaching and re-sending them is becoming a thing of the past. Instead, with cloud computing, you can share and collaborate on files either at the same time or separately without any emailing or downloading. Join this course and learn how to do this and stay on top of your file management. Learn how to use OneDrive and Google Drive to create, store, share and collaborate on different types of documents on your PC as well as other devices. Discover also how to maintain security while syncing your devices and accounts. By the end of this course, you will have grasped what cloud-computing means and be confident of exploring it further.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  15. Public speaking (online)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
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