Courses

Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Use the filter on the left hand side to search by location (online), category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find the perfect course for you.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Spanish for your holiday: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners. This intensive courses are ideal if you are thinking of travelling to a Spanish speaking country. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Spanish 5 literatura: relatos cortos

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Si has estudiado español al menos durante cinco años, este curso te permitirán consolidar tu conocimiento de la lengua a través de obras literarias enfocadas en su contexto histórico.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. US election special: update 5

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Now that it seems certain that President Trump will face former Vice President Biden in November's election, we will look at the race; its mechanics; what is happening; and what is the historical context. We will also be exploring the upcoming congressional elections and the effect it will have on the Senate and House.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £19.00

  5. Chinese beginners: module 1  

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 29 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Chinese, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also learn to read and write Chinese characters.Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Kum-Nye: Tibetan relaxation and meditation workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn the relaxation techniques of the Tibetan Kum Nye tradition. Discover how to use breathing, massage and gentle movement exercises to refresh and revitalise the whole body and mind.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Swing jazz rhythm notation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you struggle to negotiate reading and writing in swing time? This 'clinic' aims to help you hear and steer in swing feel. Students must be accustomed to playing jazz.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. A brief introduction to human evolution

    A brief introduction to human evolution

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    You will learn about how our hominin ancestors evolved and lived and how new evidence has fundamentallly changed our understanding of this process. This concise exploration of the inter-disciplinary field of palaeoanthropology introduces radiometric dating, palaeontology and archaeogenetics.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Excel: analysing data (stage 2)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop further skills to tackle complex data sets and create conclusions and recommendations for non-data minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, look ups, formulas and perfecting your commentary skills. Intermediate/advanced excel skills covered.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. German beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 2 hours per week over 9 weeks.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Screen acting: masterclass

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Work towards greater levels of professional practice in this advanced class. Develop your on-screen performance and enhance your techniques for acting in front of the camera.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Picture book writing

    Picture book writing

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories. Develop both your ideas and your technique.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  13. Starting your novel

    Starting your novel

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive online course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel or a few early chapters.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  14. Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Too nervous to face Facebook? Is tweeting something birds do? Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Then this is the course for you. Improve your digital communication in a supportive environment and learn the different ways you can connect to friends, family and the wider world.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. Writing for children: a taster

    Writing for children: a taster

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your ideas for children's stories in a practical interactive session. Topics will include plot, characterisation and viewpoint, and how to approach the children's publishing industry today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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