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. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020 (and 5 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.

    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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £502.00
    Concession: £444.00

  2. Alexander technique: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginners' guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn how to relieve stress by becoming mindful of muscular and mental tension.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  3. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.



    This course will be delivered online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £73.00
    Concession: £52.00

  4. Ways into abstract painting

    Ways into abstract painting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 11 Nov 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of a variety of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, eg. colour, composition, tone and paint application.

    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Introduction to programming

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.

    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

  6. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Please note - this course incudes a 2-hour break from 12:30-14:30 each day.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Nov 2020 (and 10 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.

    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £175.00

  8. Introduction to Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the most popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.

    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

  9. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginner’s course using WordPress and raise your online profile.

    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

  10. Social media content strategy

    Course Date: Mon 23 Nov 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.

    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

  11. A taste of creative writing

    A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Fri 4 Dec 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive short course online. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  12. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  13. Gentle movement for healthy living

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to live a healthier life and you are not sure where to start? You will learn and practise a variety of exercises to improve your fitness, flexibility, balance and general health. This course is fun and inclusive, whatever you level of fitness.

    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: £88.00

  14. Yoga: beginners

    Yoga: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you new to yoga? This beginners class offers a chance to improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.

    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: £88.00

  15. Choral singing for pleasure

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this online choral class will give you something to look

    forward to on a Monday. We sing many genres from musical theatre to pop plus more traditional pieces. This

    course is very popular, so early booking is essential.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £80.00

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