Courses

Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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  1. Film taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore some of the themes you can expect to encounter on City Lit film classes. This taster of forthcoming classes offers you the chance to decide which course to take while discussing the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. A taste of philosophy

    A taste of philosophy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Literature taster

    Literature taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out how to go about understanding a poem or how to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £10.00

  4. Search engine optimisation (SEO)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like your website to appear higher up in search results, in Google or other search engines? Learn the basics of ethical optimisation and how to set up site structure and website copy for optimum search engine coverage.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Excel: analysing data (stage 1)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop essential skills to tackle complex data sets and create conclusions and recommendations for non-data minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, formatting and perfecting your commentary skills. Some familiarity with using Excel is required.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  6. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. ITEC level 3 diploma in aromatherapy: fast-track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Train to practise aromatherapy professionally. This is a FASTRACK, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. You must have completed the 'ITEC level 3 diploma in massage' or equivalent and preferably have attended an introductory course in aromatherapy. There is one session per week on this course. It is every Sunday for 13 weeks.

    The course fee is £999. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £100 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Health & Lifestyle on 020 7492 2622.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  8. Ed Gregory

    Beauty photography course

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Specialised beauty photography is a growing market. Gain an introduction to the pre-production planning, lighting, composition and posing of models. Some basic photographic knowledge required.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Piano/keyboards 1B (early bird)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A near-beginners’ course for pianists. If you have completed Piano/keyboards 1A or and have basic keyboard and music reading skills in C position, this course will introduce you to more notes. Taught in the digital piano classroom, with one keyboard per student.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Communism in the USSR: 1945-1991

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an introduction to the history of the Soviet regime from the moment of its victory in the Second World War to its collapse in 1991.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £88.00

  11. Get skills in: stretching and priming canvas

    Get skills in: stretching and priming canvas

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 'Get Skills in' courses are aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in specific, vital art practices. This one is a must for painters wishing to stretch and prime their own canvases and paper. Learn about the properties of different types of painting supports, and the best materials for preparing surfaces and glazes for painting.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  12. Russian intensive beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn to speak Russian on this communicative course . The emphasis is on speaking and understanding, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable for complete beginners who want to learn Russian at a more intensive pace than other courses.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  13. Cello 1A (intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of playing this warm and mellow instrument in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music in this intensive 2 hour class. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Anthropology of art, ethnographic film and photography

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course aims to critically explore the role and symbolic meaning of art from a cross-cultural

    perspective, ranging from the concept of beauty, the beliefs and rituals associated with material objects, to the human body as canvas and the role of museums.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  15. Creative writing for learners with dyslexia (SpLD)

    Creative writing for learners with dyslexia (SpLD)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? This course is designed to help you tap into your creativity and find your unique writing voice. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of creative writing who identify as having dyslexia.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

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