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. Social media: getting started

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course is aimed at beginners who are looking to develop their social media skills for personal use or to promote their business. Learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Communicating at work: meetings, presentations, interviews

    Communicating at work: meetings, presentations, interviews

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and skills for business meetings.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  3. Introduction to Sage Accounts

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Sage computerised accounts program and its basic features from the very beginning of setting up a new company.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain confidence and experience.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Make your first Android mobile app

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a gentle introduction to programming and app development using the cloud application AppInventor 2.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Communicating at work: influencing and motivating

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Communicate your ideas fluently and persuasively to enhance your impact on others. Skills include motivating, influencing, negotiating, overcoming objections, winning with words and developing an effective style.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  7. Introduction to R programming

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Programming is the cornerstone of keeping up with business and technology. Learn the immensely popular language R to boost your skills and widen your horizons.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Introduction to programming

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 3 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: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Walking London's heaths and commons

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the wildlife, habitats and environmental history of London’s heaths and commons during this relaxed walking programme. First session at City Lit followed by three guided walks of approximately 2 hours within easy access of central London.



    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  11. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. LinkedIn: a short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with LinkedIn with this short introductory course through learning the basics of this important business platform.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

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    Advanced business writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    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.



    Please note that an advanced command of the English language is needed to qualify for this course. If you are unsure about your level of English, please contact our English department english@citylit.ac.uk to have your level assessed.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  14. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the 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.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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





    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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £223.00

  15. Excel 2016: essentials

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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 £20,572.50 . 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





    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
    Concession: £90.00

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