Our top-rated courses

Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, pick up a hobby or progress in your career then City Lit is the perfect place to start. Try one of our top rated courses as chosen by our students.
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  1. Introduction to Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Oct 2019 (and 16 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Start drawing

    Start drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  4. Excel 2016: advanced

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019 (and 8 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: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and develop your basic knowledge of the Hiragana and Katakana writing systems. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at level 1.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  6. Nutrition: an introduction

    Nutrition: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to explore the relationship between diet and wellbeing? This is an introductory course aimed at giving you a good overview of healthy nutrition and current nutritional trends. You will discover the impact of food on your health and wellbeing, and explore ways to improve your general nutrition.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  7. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short, intensive programme is ideal if you want to study at a rapid pace (twice a week) and in a small group (8-10 students). You will have plenty of opportunity to practise the language. Based on units 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Tue 29 Oct 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.



    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00
    Concession: £443.00

  9. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  10. Tap dance: beginners

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are new to tap then this is the place to start. Come and find your dancing feet. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Painting and the creative imagination

    Painting and the creative imagination

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  13. Arabic : an introduction for beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic language. The course will be held in the Studio, Clore Education Centre at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Documentary film making: a practical course

    Documentary film making: a practical course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy making your own short documentary film? Join this exciting, in-depth course, with experienced documentary filmmakers teaching you everything you need to know to research, shoot and edit your own project. You'll use industry-standard cameras and a free editing software with fully profesional capabilities,DaVinciResolve.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,279.00
    Concession: £975.00

  15. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Turn your great idea into a short story on this fun practical course. Through a series of inspiring exercises, you'll be introduced to some key fiction writing techniques and encouraged to draft a short story from beginning to end in two days. Suitable for beginners who are comfortable learning at a fast pace.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

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