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. Autumn wildlife walks

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Glorious autumnal colours, fungi, migrating birds and the deer rut are just some of the natural history spectacles of autumn. Discover more through one introductory class at City Lit followed by four gentle, guided nature walks at a range of sites within London. Classroom session: 10.15-12.15; offsite walks: 11:00-13:00.



    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

  2. Creating and delivering the perfect presentation with PowerPoint 2016 (intermediate)

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to change your simple presentation into one which is more dynamic, professional and visually stimulating, as well as being impactful and suited to its audience? Join this course and learn how to deliver a confident and effective presentation using PowerPoint 2016. A successful presentation is not just about efficient use of layouts, master slides, video links, custom animation, SmartArt and charts. It also involves knowing how to engage your audience, speak well and include the right details. This course will provide you with both aspects of a successful presentation. We will consider why you are using the key features of PowerPoint 2016, what they add to the presentation, when not to use them, and how to ensure your message is clear and meaningful. If you struggle with any of the above or would like to know how to become a better presenter then this is the course for you. Not aimed at beginners.

    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  3. Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new or returning to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Join this course and learn how to use the most important basic features of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. This course will give you the confidence to use the programs independently as well as pursue your studies to a higher level.

    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £245.00
    Concession: £164.00

  4. Copywriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £100.00

  5. PC maintenance: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Developing a successful business plan

    Developing a successful business plan

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this course will give you the skills to prepare a compelling and practical business plan to achieve your goals.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 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: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. An introduction to Word 2016

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn how to create and organise letters and short documents? Then this course is ideal for you. Learn all of the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, practise inserting pictures and creating tables, Spelling and grammar checking, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.

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

  9. Google AdWords: introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Google AdWords to reach potential customers. Get an overview of keyword research, conversion tracking and campaign optimisation.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL Server

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £219.00

  11. Excel: financial modelling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Financial modelling refers to the development of mathematical tools to simulate business scenarios as an aid to decision-making. Knowing lots of functions helps, but it is the application of these skills whilst also understanding the financial concepts that turns a glorified calculator into a valuable financial model.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  12. WordPress: introduction

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential skills required to create a website and/or blog using the world's most popular content management system - WordPress.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Excel: tables and charts

    Excel: tables and charts

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create effective Excel tables and to chart your data on this short course.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. TV presenting: introduction

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Try TV presenting in a safe environment, discover your potential and learn some basic skills including talking to camera, reading Autocue and interviewing.



    This is a practical course set in the City Lit’s TV studio equipped with up to date professional broadcast industry equipment. The tutor, a BBC trained TV director with over 25 years of experience directing mainstream programmes for BBC and ITV, has extensive experience training people to present to camera. Please note: this course is non-transferable or refundable.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

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