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  1. City Lit fine art: year 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    Tutors:  Ruth Franklin, Alexandra Harley, Desmond Haughton, Brian Hodgson, Monika Kita, Amanda Knight, Ute Kreyman, Steven Scott
    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, print, digital media and contextual studies, across a series of structured projects in live on-line and studio based classes. Weekly on-line participation from home (or your own workspace) is combined with fortnightly attendance at the City Lit studios. Regular group discussions and tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work.You will be expected to keep up with current art practice and exhibitions, on-line and/or in your locality.







    The course can be taken for personal creative development, or act as a bridge between adult short courses and entry to undergraduate and postgraduate Fine Art courses. Basic materials are provided for working in the city Lit studios, but you may be required to source your own specialist materials, depending on your choices. Each term will include one additional off-site gallery visit or external activity, dates subject to opportunites.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £1,949.00 Senior fee £1,559.00 Concession £1,364.00
  2. Becoming confident in file management and Windows 10 on your PC (beginners)
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you able to find the files you need on your PC or on your work's shared drive? Do you know how to search for



    missing files? Have you got a system to organise your work or home files? Files are the essential components of



    computer use and it is vital to manage them well, especially as cloud use becomes more common. On this course you will learn how to navigate Windows 10, essential to good file management, as well as discover more about files, become confident with the terminology and develop strategies for saving, organising, navigating and searching files of all types. You will also learn how to back up your files so you never lose them!



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  3. Business Administration: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access (intermediate-level 2)
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Jun 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to learn the digital skills needed for office and administration work? On this course, you will focus on completing the keys tasks required to be a business administrator. You will learn how to produce high quality and well-presented documents such as minutes, formal letters and flyers using Word. You will develop your skills in producing presentations with PowerPoint that are visually appealing, modern and effective. You will also work in depth on how to use Excel and Access for data handling, processing and analysing, including how to enter and edit data, arrange and present it effectively, make calculations and highlights data trends.



    You need a pre-course assessment face-to-face or online. Contact 0207 492 2511 / universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or click on the Start Assessment button on this webpage.



    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 £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £135.00
  4. Becoming confident and secure with mobile data: safely managing and syncing your files and accounts across your computer, smartphone and tablet
    Course start date:  Thu 17 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you using both a smartphone and a PC? Do you have different accounts but unsure how they link to one another? Have you asked yourself 'How did my photos get on my mobile device - I didn't put them there?' Operating across different digital devices and accounts can be helpful but also confusing and potentially compromises your digital security. On this course you will learn how to sync and manage your files across multiple devices so you can be sure where your different files are, are organised effectively and are secure.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  5. French beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pierre Porcheron
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for beginners. The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
  6. English communication skills - for life and work (level 1)
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your communication skills and become a more confident reader, writer, speaker and listener in English? On this course, you will develop all your English language skills so you can act confidently in the most important everyday situations inside and outside work. You will become a skilled communicator when writing, using digital resources and in face-to-face interactions. You will develop your active listening skills so you can understand and empathise better. You will work on how to express yourself when speaking in different situations. You will practise your reading so you can see the whole picture and find details, make effective decisions about what you read, and prioritise matters. You will focus on your writing so you can write whole stories, letters, emails and other expressive texts. By the end of this three-term programme, you will be a competent speaker, listener, reader and writer both at work and home and ready to do exams such as Functional Skills Level 2.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Try it out: jewellery making in a weekend
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    An introduction to jewellery techniques and skills to enable you to make a simple pendant. A starter course for beginners.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  8. Freelance journalism
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jul 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Reid
    Fast track through the essential skills for writing newspaper and magazine articles with a widely experienced Fleet Street journalist. Discover how journalists come up with ideas, interview people, write, edit and get stories published.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £55.00

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