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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

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  1. Learning to use your iPhone
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Is your iPhone confusing you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will help you understand your phone, troubleshoot problems and use some of its most popular features and apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    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
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
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    92% of 100
  2. Creative Numbers
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street





    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
  3. Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Want to move away from usual mental chatter and experience profound relaxation? You will experience that in this short Yoga Nidra course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  4. Connect through singing
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Shaw
    Explore how we connect with others through singing together.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  5. Connect to Silent Self through Yoga Nidra
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Discover the immediate effects & benefits of using the breath to change ‘the space’ and connect to oneness.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  6. Metta Meditation
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Madlyn Ray-Jones
    Join together in community to practice Metta meditation. We will be directing loving kindness to ourselves and then, in a sequence of expansion, towards others. The practice helps to focus and calm the mind, and cultivate feelings of joy, gratitude, and compassion. Please wear comfortable clothing as we will prepare for meditation with some gentle movements and stretches. All equipment will be provided, and everyone is welcome.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  7. Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long and happy life
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai or a reason for being. Finding it can lead to a hap-pier, more fulfilled life. Explore your existing talents and future potential within a framework of purpose, vo-cation and passion.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
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  8. Diet, nutrition and supplements for menopause and perimenopause
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellie Holly
    This course is ideal for all women going through the peri-menopause, menopause, and beyond who wish to improve their hormone balance, energy levels, weight management, mood, and reduce menopause symptoms.







    We will discuss how the body is affected by hormonal changes, and how diet, nutrition and exercise can help. We will talk about the specific foods and drinks you should be eating, and what you should be avoiding. Supplements and micronutrients will be covered in detail. We will discuss the pros and cons of HRT, and how to support the body whether or not you are using HRT. There will be time for individual questions.



    The tutor is highly experienced at supporting women through the menopause, and this course is packed with useful information – it should not be missed.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  9. Introduction to Cloud computing
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Oct 2023

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

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    Cloud computing uses the internet to provide shared computing resources on demand. In this short course you will learn about the major operators in this business and how to avoid expensive hardware costs by renting what you need when you need it.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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  10. Holistic massage: taster workshop
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    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 £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  11. French taster
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Get a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  12. ESOL, maths and digital skills - for life and work (entry 1-entry 2)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For students who can are not complete beginners and can speak and write a little English. On this course you will learn new words and grammar, how to ask and answer questions, how to read and write about yourself, your family, and friends, and how to complete forms and write short emails. You will also learn some simple maths to tell the time, count and learn maths vocabulary.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment 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
  13. Better breathing for better health
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Scott
    Yoga breathing practices to expand and enhance the breath at a time when we need it most. Experience how better breathing can reduce stress and anxiety, clear and calm the mind and revitalise the energy for the week ahead.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  14. Staying safe online with your Apple Mac
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be complicated. Find out how to protect yourself, your Apple Mac and your most sensitive data in this short course.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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