Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Connectivity on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Applications to the 2019/20 cohort are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email from us inviting them to interview by Friday, June 14th.



    Please click "start assessment" to be notified when applications reopen for 2020/21.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications and wish to progress to university study. It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as tutorials every two weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study.

    The course fee is £2823, plus an upfront fee of £199 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost. The Advanced Learning Loan is written off on completion of a Higher Education degree course. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: [email protected]

    For more information, please call Humanities and social studies on 020 7492 2652.
    Full fee: £3,022.00
    Senior fee: £3,022.00
    Concession: £3,022.00

  3. Act and perform (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn acting skills. Play a character. Explore emotions. Produce a play. Perform your play to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  4. Art and design (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make and publish handmade books and fanzines, learn about graphic design, display and sell your products, show your work on Instagram and social media.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  5. Art workshop

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to draw from observation. Try out different materials and techniques. Share your work with the class.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work. Work on a group project. Show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries for ideas and inspiration.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £259.00

  7. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - blended

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds (6502) Award in Education and Training (blended) is an initial teacher training course ideal for anyone who teaches, or has some experience of teaching adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sectors. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation. Mainly self-study with 3 weekend group sessions on the following dates: 23 and 24 Nov 2019, 11 and 12 Jan 2020, 8 and 9 Feb 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  9. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - spring

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills. Please note: There will be no sessions on 14 February 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  10. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  11. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City & Guilds 6502 qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training



    Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This course covers teaching basics and leads to a national initial teaching award.



    This course is for people who want to teach adults. Combine it with GT106, Lipreading Teacher Training Course, and you will qualify to teach lipreading in this sector.



    You will attend Build for lecture blocks on the following dates in 2019: September 20th, 21st and October 4th, 5th.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £599.00

  12. Award in peer mentoring: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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 (WRAG). 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 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Basic English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills for deaf people course and/or Basic English vocabulary punctuation for deaf people course. It is also suitable for those who have completed and/or have been assessed at English Entry 1 level course. This course focuses on deaf learners’ general language awareness and helps them to get started with basic English grammar. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Basic English skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills, or if you missed out on education at school due to communication barriers.You will develop basic skills in reading notices around you, learn new vocabulary and practise writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exam.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  15. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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