Courses

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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Use the filter on the left hand side to search by location (online), category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find the perfect course for you.

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  1. IT skills for the office: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to start working in an office but lack confidence or skills in IT? On this course you will learn the most essential computer skills – word processing, use of spreadsheets, emailing and creating presentations. You will learn the main parts of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint which you will need in order to write letters and documents, organise data, send and receive emails and create presentations.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance. Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  2. American political institutions

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week, lecture-based course examines the US political system from its inception to today – reviewing its structure and constituent parts. Tutor: Mark Malcomson.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Word 2016 for the workplace (advanced)

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will develop all the skills you need to perform your work to a high level and give you the confidence in creating long, consistently formatted, well-presented documents such as reports and performing the tasks most commonly associated with Word 2016 in the office. Such tasks some of the more advanced features, including creating master documents, referencing, working with templates, styles, advanced tables, forms, linking and embedding, editing mail merge documents, creating macros and using automatic formatting.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance. Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  4. Icelandic: an introduction for beginners

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come to learn this fascinating language from a fascinating country! This self-contained course is suitable for complete beginners, and will take place online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Improve your speaking voice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and improve your vocal skills through voice production and speech exercises. Learn about self presentation, develop spontaneity and gain greater confidence by improving your communication skills in the workplace. This course is not for non-native speakers, who should enrol onto Pronunciation and Self - Presentation for Speakers of Other Languages.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Korean: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Korean and develop your speaking and listening skills in these communicative classes, which emphasise the practical use of the language.Suitable for complete beginners. Please note that this course will take place online.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: continuation course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Follow-on course from the Introduction. Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Yoga for cyclists: mixed levels

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A vital course for any cyclist - improve flexibility, technique and breathing.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. American cinema of the 1960s: Film, culture and society

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The great American film critic Manny Farber said: “it’s impossible for a movie not to be of its period”. Is this how we make sense of American Cinema in the 1960s, a decade that began, emblematically, with the shock of Psycho and ended no less symbolically with Easy Rider?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Michael Collins and Ireland

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online


    On this 3 week course we will assess the career and complex legacy of the Irish dissident, politician and military leader, Michael Collins.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Painting and the creative imagination

    Painting and the creative imagination

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  12. Professional practice: presenting and exhibiting your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Look into the finer details of exhibiting your work such as dealing with galleries and contracts, to proper packaging and handling, from do-it-yourself projects to independently curated exhibitions. Practical topics like hanging, lighting, layout will also be discussed. .

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Art and creative thinking workshop with Rod Judkins

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Art is fundamentally about communicating ideas. If the idea is strong, the work of art is memorable.

    This exciting, one day workshop, led by Rod Judkins (artist, tutor and author of ‘The art of Creative thinking’ and ‘Ideas are your only currency’) will explore methods to create ideas and concepts and combine them with the process of making.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  14. City Lit Pro: start a career in digital marketing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course will introduce you to the key digital marketing specialisms, from social media marketing to PPC marketing and SEO.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £539.00
    Senior fee: £539.00
    Concession: £539.00

  15. Use your voice assertively

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

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