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  1. Art history taster
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    Curious about art history? Join us for this taster session where we explore different ways into visual art and its histories, from the ancient to the contemporary.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Getting ready for English Functional Skills (level 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Would you like to develop your English skills and gain a qualification? A level 2 functional skills qualification is equivalent to a GCSE and often required by employers to show you have a good level of reading and writing and can speak well in a variety of situations. You must pass this short 'Getting Ready' course before joining the accredited Functional Skills Level 2. This short course will ensure you have the analytical skills and language awareness to complete the accredited course.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You need to do an initial pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

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    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Understanding data all around you - at work and in the news (level 1-2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Lost in data? Data is all around us. From Covid to football matches, cost of living crises to sales reports, Brexit to climate change, we are all now affected by data in the most intimate and impacting way. Understanding data, producing it and making decisions based on it are now essential skills for everyone. This course will help you focus on what data is, why it is important, what to use it for. You will learn about different types of calculations, working out and using percentages and averages, identifying and presenting different data patterns, and using different types of graphs and charts. By the end of the course you will have developed the key mathematical, numerical and analytical skills you need to use and make sense of important data at work, in the news and in your daily life.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Indian Head massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Discover the ancient practice of Indian head massage. You will learn the basics of how to give and receive this highly therapeutic and relaxing form of massage.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  5. Digital skills for deaf people: introduction to Office 365: Excel for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you to develop your understanding of how to use Office 365 Excel for work related tasks



    such as time management, managing finances and data.



    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 want to get a job or progress into a better job and 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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. Getting ready for maths GCSE
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you want to gain a Maths GCSE but are not ready yet to achieve this in a single year? Do you need to test your abilities before attempting the qualification course? Then this Getting Ready for Maths GCSE is the course for you. It will prepare you for the accreditation and familiarise you with its content, level and expectation. You will need to complete and pass an initial assessment before starting this course to demonstrate at least a Level 1 Functional Skills level of Maths. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  7. Shiatsu: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Fernando Cabo
    Shiatsu is a Japanese healing art, deeply rooted in the philosophy and practices of traditional Chinese medicine. This therapeutic form of body work involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. Discover the basics of how to give this relaxing and therapeutic pressure point massage.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  8. Reflexology: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Experience the relaxing benefits of hand and foot reflexology and learn how to relieve stress using basic reflexology techniques.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  9. Maths functional skills level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you need to gain a national maths qualification to show you have a good level of mathematical competence? Functional Skills Level 2 Maths shows employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can use skills to solve complex issues in a variety of situations. You will develop your maths to become a problem-solver, analyser and decision-maker.



    You must complete the Getting Ready for Maths functional skills (level 2) course before doing the full qualification course.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You need to complete a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.









    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.



    This course is free for learners who meet the residency criteria and have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. English Functional Skills (Level 2)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to develop your English skills and gain a qualification? Do you need to show employers you have a good level of reading and writing and can speak well in a variety of situations. A level 2 functional skills qualification is equivalent to a GCSE and often required by employers. The course will develop your analytical skills, ensure you are confident in the most essential areas of literacy, and you will come to appreciate the variety and richness of English language use.



    You must have passed the Getting Ready for English Functional Skills (level 2) course before you do this Functional Skills qualification.



    (Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).



    You also need to do an initial pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) or click the Start Assessment button on the webpage. Log on with your email address (not name).







    At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.

    .



    This course is free for learners who meet the residency criteria and have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Tue 31 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Interested in massage but don't know where to begin? Why not try this general introduction to massage! Learn about the many benefits of massage, as well as basic massage techniques to use on friends and family.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100

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