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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.

We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Ways into poetry: intensive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Billie Manning
    Are you just starting to write poetry? This shorter version of our introductory Ways into poetry course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £60.00
  2. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Jul 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  3. Drawing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, you will be introduced to key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  4. Plump and Glow facial: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 13 Apr 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Mark Woollard
    Want to offer your clients, friends or family fresh, glowing skin? This excellent treatment can be offered to anyone of any age or gender!
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £109.00
  5. Introduction to programming
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  6. Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Annabel Banks
    The best way to write good short stories is to read a lot of good ones first. Dive into the best of short fiction, explore point-of-view, character and pacing, and begin to apply the lessons learnt to your own writing in this fortnightly course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
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  7. Excel: analysing data (stage 1)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nick Brown
    Develop essential skills to tackle complex data sets & 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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  8. Search engine optimisation (SEO)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 13 Oct 2024

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

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    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.



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  9. Jewellery: understanding rubies, sapphires and emeralds
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Judith Crowe, Derek Jhinnoo
    Join this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the trade of rubies, sapphires and emeralds, different types of these precious stones on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
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  10. Ascension Meditation
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sally Page
    Ascension is a system which allows you to rise beyond the limiting structure of your mind. Here you discover the magic and power of life beyond those limits. It reconnects you with your natural state of love and harmony so that you can discover inner peace, freedom, and a living experience of oneness.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  11. Tools for Effective Project Management
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 27 Oct 2024

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

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    An introduction to popular tools for effective project management.



    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 £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  12. Contemporary dance: improvers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francis Angol
    The course aims to give you a further embodied understanding of Contemporary dance that is underpinned by Somatics practice, and other contemporary dance techniques, to bring greater flow and dynamics to your expression as you allow yourself to move from your inner space and to negotiate the flow of weight, rhythm, breath, space and time.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £83.00
  13. Old Persian Cuneiform - intermediate
    Evening, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hugo Cook
    Continue to learn Cuneiform, which will allowing you to explore the words and world of the ancient Persians.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  14. Coaching and developing others
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Winkley
    Learn some key coaching skills and techniques and take this chance to practise and experience coaching. Develop your ability to facilitate positive change in others and work on your own coaching action plan.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
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