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. 

Technology, science & business highlights

Computing skills

Computing skills

Science

Science

Nature & ecology

Nature & ecology

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  1. Raspberry Pi

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Raspberry Pi is a small, credit card sized computer designed to help people understand how computers work. Learn how to configure the Pi, attach peripherals and power it up.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  2. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Course Date: Sat 13 Apr 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  3. Geology and London

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the geology below greater London has shaped its landscapes, infrastructure and built environment, making it such a fascinating and visually diverse city; look at stone types and their effects on the buildings around us.



    Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research and is also committed to introducing geology to a wider audience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Introduction to programming

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will learn the underlying concepts used in all programming. This is an ideal preparation for learners wanting to have their first adventure in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  5. Excel: tricks and tips for productivity

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have some familiarity with Excel? Would you like to learn methods that will make your use of the software easier and more efficient? The focus of the day will be to look at different features of Excel as well as adjusting settings and other shortcuts to improve your experience and productivity.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  6. Exploring the quantum world

    Course Date: Tue 23 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what quantum theory is? Are you baffled by relativity? Learn about the interpretations of quantum physics and what it means for our conception of reality.



    Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years, and is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology. She is a former astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £74.00

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    Advanced business writing

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop an advanced skillset that you can use 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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

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    Wild London: spring nature in the city

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Birdsong, wildflowers, butterflies and bees are among the highlights of spring. It’s the season of peak activity in the natural world. Discover more on this engaging course including four field-trips within London. Two evening classroom sessions (18:30- 20:30 ) followed by four Saturday morning (11:00 - 13:00 ) off-site sessions.



    Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital, London's wildlife discovery service and also works for two urban environmental education charities.



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    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Public speaking

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Whatever your reasons for speaking publicly, allay your fears by learning techniques for formal and impromptu speeches, introductions, discussion leading and public questioning, and boost your general confidence at the same time.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills include establishing rapport, assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy, projecting an effective personal style, sensitive listening and communicating with care and conviction.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Business skills for creative businesses

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, prototyping, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £175.00

  12. Excel 2016: essentials

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to use Excel for work, in the office, or to keep track of your finances? Learn the key parts of creating spreadsheets: entering text and numbers, formulae, formatting, modifying and linking sheets and creating charts. Knowledge required: basic computer skills and the ability to use a mouse and keyboard.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  13. Instagram: a short introduction

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with using Instagram, the visually based social media site. You will learn to share photos and connect with people for business and/or personal fun.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

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    An introduction to ornithology with birdwatching

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the life of birds and learn about bird evolution, tips for identification and key behaviours before having a chance to put your skills into practice on two field trips in London (St James' Park and Hampstead Heath).

    Three sessions at City Lit and two off-site. All 14.00-16.00.



    Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital; London's wildlife discovery service and also works for two urban environmental education charities.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  15. Copywriting

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website, your company’s sales literature or are seeking work in advertising or marketing.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £88.00

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