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  1. Maths functional skills level 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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 pass the first 6 weeks of the course. You must attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Maths functional skills (level 1)
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to become more confident in your maths? Do you need to develop your maths skills for work and everyday life? This course will help you use maths to improve your daily life and enable you to



    participate, make progress and express yourself whether at work or at home or when making sense of



    information in the news such as data and statistics. At the same time you will study to gain a qualification: level 1 functional skills maths. This accreditation is the first step in showing employers and others that your maths skills are at a good level and that you can apply these to solving problems in a variety of contexts.



    You MUST pass the first 6 weeks of the course. You must attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423 for information and to book a pre-course assessment. You can also click the Start Assessment button on this page.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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  3. Botanical illustration workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Barratt, Lucia Vinti
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication workshops.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.







    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  4. Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
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  5. Watercolour at home: layers and brush marks
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Dixon
    This online Watercolour course will introduce you to different approaches to mixing and working with your palette of watercolours. You will also explore textural mark making and how to use colour in your work to showcase details. Build confidence in mixing colours, understanding how to work with a lmited palette and create beautiful watercolour work.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
  6. Typography workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Thomas
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights. Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Introduction to music production
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Come and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  8. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Luke Jones
    Oil paint is a luscious medium with a long historical tradition. It is capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  9. Artists eye: painting portraits
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kate Hardy
    Paint a series of portraits inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Learn from their individual ideas and techniques to introduce new ways of painting to your practice. The course can be used to progress from beginner level, or for experienced painters interested in portraiture.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  10. Music theory: fugue writing
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Karl Lutchmayer
    Study the structure of basic fugues from the 18th century and learn to write your own fugue. This course balances analysis with practical compositional techniques. Scheduled break weeks: 1, 8,15 April and bank holiday mondays 6, 27 May 2024.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  11. Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  12. Digital skills for business: how use Teams and SharePoint for collaboration (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Collaborating within the workplace is more important than ever. In almost all jobs you need to coordinate work, build relationships and cope with complexity this entails. Microsoft Teams is an essential digital tool to enable this. This course you will help you develop your collaborating skills by learning how to use Teams' key features, and why, when and how you should use them. You will practise how to set up Teams and channels and what you use these for. You will learn how to use files in Teams, how to collaborate and co-author them, how you can keep track of collaborations and sync your files across different devices You will also focus on how Teams relates to SharePoint and OneDrive, and how manage your files efficiently. You will also focus on how to use the calendar effectively, how to conduct meetings and use the some key meeting features. You will also look at how to integrate other apps into Teams such as planner to help you coordinate work and create efficient working relationships. Teams is a fantastic means of collaboration but maintaining control across your working relationships can seem daunting. By the end of this course you will be clear and confident in how to coordinate these relationships so you are productive and efficient.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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 £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
  13. Introduction to Python
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jun 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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