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 on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), or you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy, or receiving other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take-home pay is below £343.

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

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  1. An introduction to project management

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to learn about project management? You will learn techniques to ensure that controlled management of a project is obtained from start to finish.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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

  2. Social media: become a positive influencer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Become a positive influencer in person and through social media, focusing on strategy, best practice tips, 90 second elevator pitch, identify body language and moving your networking forward positively to influence the audience you desire.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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

  3. Linear algebra and optimisation for machine learning

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get to grips with the language of vectors and matrices, part of the basic foundations of machine learning as well as physics, computer graphics and more.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. City Lit Pro: start a career in digital marketing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will introduce you to the key digital marketing specialisms, from social media marketing to PPC marketing and SEO. City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £539.00
    Senior fee: £431.00
    Concession: £270.00

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    Earth's six major mass extinctions: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An introductory course which gives a long-term perspective to extinction events throughout earth’s history, reminding us of the fragility of the planet's ecosystems. While we currently see the very real effects of climate change on the planet for humans, we may forget that many biological organisms have not survived in earlier extreme conditions. Looking back over the last 450 million years of earth’s history we will go beyond the extinction of the dinosaurs to mass extinctions that were even more devastating.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Twitter for business

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how Twitter can be used as a cost effective method for promoting your business. You will learn how social media can be used to connect with your customers.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  8. Presenting on the spot: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    To gain greater credibility through improving your communication skills and confidently achieving a public presentation with very little time to prepare.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00

  9. How to be an administrator: the essentials (for the virtual and face-to-face office)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to become an administrator but are unsure what the job entails? Have you been working in administration but need to develop your organisational and digital skills in the new virtual office? This course will ensure you have a good idea of what is involved in office work and how to do the job well. You will learn the essential skills you need to work in an adminstrative enrolment whether that's in an office, on reception, in the private or public sector, face-to-face or online.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  10. Introduction to Cloud computing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Cloud computing uses the internet to provide shared computing resources on demand. Learn about the major operators in this business and how to avoid expensive hardware costs by renting what you need when you need it.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Facebook for business

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how Facebook can be used as a cost effective method for promoting your business. You will learn to use Facebook to connect existing and potential clients.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  12. Introduction to R programming

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Excel: using array formulas

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to use Array formulas - powerful techniques that work on an array (series) of data in an Excel Workbook.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you new to computing? Do you have some digital skills but lack confidence to use them? Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? If you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market, this is the course for you. The course will give you the confidence to use digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace. You will also gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to one of them. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or 020 7492 2511 to organise a pre-course assessment and start your journey.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  15. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Whether you’re a newcomer or a more experienced user, this course will help you develop your confidence using an Apple Mac computer. We’ll go through the basics and progress through to using Apple’s supplied software.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

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