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. Orchestra workshop

    Course Date: Tue 10 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun, intensive workshop for players of orchestral instruments of Grade 6 level upwards, with good music reading skills. Please click the 'Start assessment' button, which will lead you to a short application form. Once we review your form we will be in touch. Please note that the flute and clarinet spaces have all been taken. Tutors: Peter Crockford (Conductor) Robert Puzey (Leader).
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. Start drawing

    Start drawing

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 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. Gentle movement for healthy living

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  4. Yoga: beginners

    Yoga: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to yoga? This beginners' class offers a chance to develop and improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £88.00

  5. Italian beginners: module 1

    Italian beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 13 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue your studies with 'Italian 1: module 2.'.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 7 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: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Tap dance: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Introduction to Python

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 8 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. BSL level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 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: £639.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £470.00

  11. Dance 60+

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join our weekly dance and movement classes to improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination. Our aim is to inspire older men and women to get creative with dance and movement.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  12. Classical ballet: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable for the complete beginner or for those wanting to go back to basics. Develop knowledge and skill in this enjoyable adult ballet class which provides a fun and satisfying way to improve alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. A greater awareness of the body will be encouraged and the beauty of ballet discovered. The classes will also help to improve other dance styles you might be practising.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 12 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Applications to the 2019/20 cohort are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email from us inviting them to interview by Friday, June 14th.



    Please click "start assessment" to be notified when applications reopen for 2020/21.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications and wish to progress to university study. It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as tutorials every two weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study.

    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Humanities and social studies on 020 7492 2652.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

  15. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 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: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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