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. Ways into poetry

    Ways into poetry

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  2. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Mon 23 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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00
    Concession: £443.00

  3. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 15 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  4. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  5. Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Advanced playwriting: workshop

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £124.00

  6. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £135.00

  7. Introduction to Python

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 11 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

  8. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 9 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

  9. Excel 2016: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features: sorting, filtering, linking, formulae, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Drawing 1

    Drawing 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 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: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Write a short story in a weekend

    Write a short story in a weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 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

  12. City Lit photography course

    City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Wed 16 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated central London photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a university-level course in photography.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our photography courses

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    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,899.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  13. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  14. 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 powerful relationship between diet and wellbeing? On this workshop, you'll discover the impact of food on your health and happiness, and how to improve them through nutrition.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  15. 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

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