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. Introduction to human evolution

    Introduction to human evolution

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Although humans are the only surviving hominin species, this was not always the case. Journey through evolution and discover the anatomy of our ancestors, where they lived and what they looked like. Find out how we became such peculiar apes.



    Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Physics: the fundamental science

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.



    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  3. Grow in confidence with networking - for work and business

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you one of the estimated 90% of people who find networking daunting and difficult? If so, discover the easy way to network, and reap the benefits in your work or business life.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Excel 2016: essentials

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

    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
    Concession: £90.00

  5. Introduction to Outlook 2016

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to MS Outlook? or have you just start using Outlook at work? This course will enable you to use the key basic features of Outlook 2016, including sending and receiving emails with attachments, safe downloading of attachments, adding signatures, creating folders to manage your emails, organising and using your calendar to keep on top of appointments, set up reminders and create task lists. the do's and don'ts of sending and receiving emails, Data Protection Act and your legal obligation.

    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

    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  6. Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to learn to type quickly and efficiently? Are you working or do you want to work in administration? Learn how to type with correct finger placement without looking at the keyboard. Build your speed with practice and speed tests. No previous experience required.

    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

    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
    Concession: £90.00

  7. LinkedIn: a short introduction

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    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

  8. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 4 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

  9. Excel 2016: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, formulae associated with logical, statistical, financial and mathematical operations, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or Excel 2016 for the workplace, or it is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Communicating at work: meetings, presentations, interviews

    Communicating at work: meetings, presentations, interviews

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 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

  11. TV presenting: introduction

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  12. Google Analytics: introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with Google Analytics. Generate and evaluate information about visitors to your website, including site traffic, visitor behaviour and marketing effectiveness. Find out how to gain insights from the generated data.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Introduction to Android tablets

    Introduction to Android tablets

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the Android operating system and how to use its features, including browsing the web and downloading apps for different types of task. You will need to bring your Android tablet or Android phone to class.



    Please note that this course doesn't cover specific features provided by your device or, in the case of Android phones, your network operator.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Astrophotography for eveyone

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wanted to take your own beautiful photos of the night sky? Learn how to capture the cosmos with your DSLR and produce awe-inspiring images, carefully processed to squeeze every drop of starlight out of the sky, wherever you are.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  15. Understanding project management

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is Project Management, why is it important and what skills and tools do we need to manage a project? Get started in this one day course.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

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