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Whether you want to try something new, revive your passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!

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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Thousands of online and classroom-based adult courses at your fingertips!

Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Our courses taught by experts and professionals with real world experience. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!

Our online course are live, interactive and usually delivered in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. Onsite courses are delivered at our world class London locations near Covent Garden

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift
    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From £10.00
  2. Writing the city
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Aug 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
    Through a combination of close observation and texts both old and new, you'll explore the depiction of inner city life in fiction, and write your own fiction inspired by the urban landscape in this short course.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
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  3. Great works: Byrd's Quomodo cantabimus
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    Explore the eight-voice motet Quomodo cantabimus (How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land) by William Byrd and learn how it may be interpreted as a reaction to the newly-protestant England in which he lived.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  4. Taster: Meet the Victorians
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 5 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    Join us for a taster session in which we will explore the complex, enquiring and sometimes contradictory world of the Victorians, whose science, engineering, and development of industrial innovations changed the landscapes of Britain and the lives of its people.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. French: revisit your elementary French
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michel Willame
    Come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course later in September.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  6. French 5: Introduction to DALF Certificate
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 6 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Henriette Harlall
    Would you like to improve your French and possibly gain an internationally recognised qualification at both academic and professional levels? Revise, practise and also gain an insight into the DALF courses starting in September. An advanced, post A-level command of the language is required.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
  7. Creative non-fiction: a taster
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

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

    Tutors:  Julie Garton
    Have you had experiences that will move, delight or entertain readers? This taster session in creative-non fiction explores approaches to capturing your most poignant moments and crafting them into inspiring pieces of literature.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  8. Introduction to English language GCSE
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you excited by the English language? Do you want to gain an English language GCSE? This short introduction course will prepare you for completing a GCSE involves and show if you are ready for the accredited programme in terms of time investment, dedication, interest and ability.



    You must pass this course before being able to start the full GCSE and take an initial assessment before starting this 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).



    Click the Start Assessment button on this page. Please log on with your email address (not name) and use Chrome if possible. Or Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511.







    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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    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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  9. Taster: The Tudor kings and queens
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter




    Television dramas, novels, plays, films…What exactly is it about the Tudor dynasty that captures our historical imagination? Join us for this taster session to explore the social, political and religious lives of this iconic royal family.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  10. BSL Taster Session
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    This is a one-off free session to give you a taste of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
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  11. Portraits 1
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    This course aims to introduce you to this fascinating genre in both drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression.
    Full fee £439.00 Senior fee £351.00 Concession £285.00
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  12. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Hilary Lyons
    Discover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress on to a qualification.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  13. Certificate in counselling skills
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Constance Ffrench, Edna Ogundare, Diana Pigott
    The application process for this course is now closed.











    Do you want to develop counselling skills for paid or voluntary work? This course includes occasional weekend sessions which you will be required to join and one compulsory residential trip away.



    In order to apply for this course, please ensure that:



    • you have (or will have) completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours, with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years).



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    • you have completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours with an attendance record of at least 70% AND you have completed a ‘Counselling introduction: advanced’ course (or equivalent) with an attendance record of at least 80% (within the last three years)



    • you are able to speak and write fluently in English (level 2/GCSE).
    Full fee £2,199.00 Senior fee £2,199.00 Concession £2,199.00
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  14. Italian: jump into year 2 upper
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Italian for about two years in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the third year, 'Italian 2 upper'. You will revise the main points of the second year in one week, and will be ready for 'Italian 2 upper: module 1' later this September.







    Please note that this course takes place at our college in Covent Garden.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
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  15. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00

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