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 a) on a Low Wage or b) on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit).

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

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  1. Introduction to coding with Unity

    Introduction to coding with Unity

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Unity is a popular, free 3D game engine. Coding in Unity uses the C# language and greatly expands its possibilities, especially for interaction. Learn to code in a 3D world!

    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). 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: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

  2. Introduction to Unity 3D

    Introduction to Unity 3D

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Unity is a popular, free 3D engine for games, walkthroughs, art installations, simulations and more. This course offers a beginner’s tour of its features including physics, particle systems, lighting and interaction.

    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). 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: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

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    A brief introduction to climate change

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    We hear and read about climate change every day (in addition to COVID-19). Combining lecture and seminar elements, this short introductory course will explore the basics of the climate changes most climate scientists agree are taking place (session 1) as well as engage in a discussion about how these manifest themselves in global challenges and humanity’s responses to these against the backdrop of global politics (session 2).

    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

  4. Strategy: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Further build your career confidence by learning intermediate strategic management practices and procedures to help implement your company’s strategic plans.

    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). 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: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  5. Science reading group: Angela Saini's 'Superior: The Return of Race Science'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Recent months’ debates on reparations, statues, school curricula and the politics of race are intimately linked to the deeply flawed racialised hierarchies built by scientists in the age of empire and the endless pain they have caused. Addressing this, this science reading group will study and discuss Angela Saini’s widely acclaimed, engaging and important book ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’. Drawing on Saini’s book, we will explore and discuss how the sciences lent themselves to imperial projects through race science and its implications and the still significant problem of race science in the 21st century.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  6. Designing websites for visual artists with WordPress: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Build on skills from Designing websites for visual artists with WordPress: stage 1 to enhance your existing WordPress portfolio site.

    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). 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £95.00

  7. Excel: applying formulae and functions

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulae and functions to save time and to extract new information from your data.

    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). 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: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Introduction to Excel 2016

    Course Date: Wed 9 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you new to Excel? This introductory course will cover key terminology, how to create simple worksheets, entering and formatting data, making basic calculations and creating simple charts and graphs. You'll become confident enough to create your own weekly budget calculator. To do this course you'll need to be able to use a mouse, keyboard and basic computer functions.

    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). 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

  9. Stargazing at home: From your window to the Universe (December)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Two urban astronomers – Rad and Tom, formerly of the Royal Observatory Greenwich – will take you on a topical tour of the seasonal night sky, going beyond the veil of light pollution to explore the cosmic sights that we can all find from home. We will show you how to plan your stargazing session from maps to apps, and find the things that most people miss. We’ll also teach you how to capture the stars with the cameras you already own.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  10. Enhance your impact and presence

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Strong people skills are essential these days. You must be able to communicate, influence and impress both your colleagues and friends to enhance relationships and to make yourself heard. Discover how to enhance your vocal and physical impact and presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Storytelling: taster

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Gain greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  12. Instagram for business: intermediate

    Course Date: Wed 16 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: introduction', and is designed to expand your skills in using Instagram for business even further.

    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). 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

  13. Podcasting: introduction

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.

    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). 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

  14. Data Analytics with Python: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Python is the most popular programming language for people working in the field of data analytics. Building on the skills you have learnt on one of our Introduction to Python courses or equivalent experience you will learn how to import data into Python, analyse it and then present it in a graphical format.

    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). 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: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. Introducing plants

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    All life depends on plants. Join our exploration of examples of edible, economic, medicinal and ornamental plants and how they are grouped together.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £7.00

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