Technology, science & business

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Or perhaps you'd like to delve deeper into nature, conservation or astronomy?

We have a huge range of courses which help you to get your head around modern technology, give you the tools to succeed in business, or enable you to explore more of the world around you.

Our courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are held in Covent Garden.

Find our contact details under 'About technology, science and business'.

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Technology, science & business highlights

Computing skills

Computing skills

Science

Science

Nature & ecology

Nature & ecology

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  1. Excel: tables and charts

    Excel: tables and charts

    Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create effective Excel tables and to chart your data on this short course.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00

  2. Introduction to Cloud computing

    Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cloud computing uses the internet to provide shared computing resources on demand. Learn about the major operators in this business and how to avoid expensive hardware costs by renting what you need when you need it.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00

  3. Science guest lecture: Plate tectonics: the story of geology’s Grand Unifying Theory

    Science guest lecture: Plate tectonics: the story of geology’s Grand Unifying Theory

    Course Date: Fri 19 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of Plate Tectonics which has since become terrestrial geology's Grand Unifying Theory. Ted Nield will explain the theory and how the concepts relate to the earlier ideas of ‘Continental Drift’.



    Ted Nield is the author of several highly successful books on geology: Underlands - a journey through Britain's lost landscape (2014). Incoming! or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the meteorite (2011)) and Supercontinent - 10 billion years in the life of our planet (2007). He was editor from 1997 to 2018 of the Geological Society’s magazine, Geoscientist.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  4. Using Apple Mac OSX: short introduction

    Course Date: Wed 24 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  5. Excel: applying formulae and functions

    Course Date: Mon 5 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulae and functions to save time and to extract new information from your data.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00

  6. Grow in Confidence with Networking - for work and business

    Course Date: Wed 7 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you one of the estimated 90% of people who find networking daunting and difficult? If so, discover the easy way to network, and reap the benefits in your work or business life.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Neandertals: an evaluation of the latest research

    Neandertals: an evaluation of the latest research

    Course Date: Sun 11 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our perception of Neandertals has changed considerably over the past century. It will continue to change as we find more evidence. This lecture-based course will offer a clear summary of what the latest research is telling us about Neandertals and its implications. Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Science guest  lecture : Becoming human – the evolution of cognition

    Science guest lecture : Becoming human – the evolution of cognition

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did we humans obtain our cognitive abilities? Dr Gillian Forrester researches both the evolutionary history of our species and the developmental progression of the individual. This lecture will focus on behaviours that we share with other animals and consider which particular behaviours might have been important for modern humans’ cognition.



    Gillian Forrester is a comparative cognitive neuroscientist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London. She has researched in both Cognitive Science at the University of California San Diego and Experimental Psychology at Oxford .
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  9. Social media content strategy

    Course Date: Mon 26 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Snapchat for business

    Course Date: Fri 30 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how Snapchat is used by a younger audience (ages 18-34) and how you can increase community engagement, mobile marketing, and brand awareness through innovative marketing campaigns.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. The physics of time

    Course Date: Sun 2 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll explore the concept of time in everyday life, using the theories of special and general relativity. We'll investigate its nature in the quantum world zooming out to the large scale Universe.



    Radmila Topalovic holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She has written articles for The Guardian Starwatch column and The Mercury Night Sky column, and is a co-author of Stargazing: A beginner's guide to astronomy. Radmila was an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, she is currently Programme Leader for Science and Engineering at Kaplan International College.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  12. LinkedIn: a short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 10 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with LinkedIn with this short introductory course through learning the basics of this important business platform.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  13. Using hashtags effectively

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Instagram: a short introduction

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with using Instagram, the visually based social media site. You will learn to share photos and connect with people for business and/or personal fun.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  15. Twitter: a short introduction

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Twitter, the social networking and online news service. The course provides a base understanding of the channel for personal and professional use.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  16. A short introduction to Windows 10

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Windows 10? Unsure about Edge and Cortana? Join this course and get to grips with this new operating system. This friendly introduction will open doors to the main elements of the software, as well as some of its less accessible applications and tools.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  17. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  18. Stay safe online

    Course Date: Tue 12 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What does identify theft entail? What risks do you run? Learn how to protect yourself from identify theft on this course.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  19. Evolutionary origins of the great apes

    Evolutionary origins of the great apes

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Today's apes are few in number but, millions of years ago, apes ruled the primate world. Discover why they were so successful and why they disappeared. Explore key topics in their evolution and find out about great apes around the world today. .
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  20. Introduction to quantum physics

    Course Date: Sun 3 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the failure of classical mechanics (everyday laws of physics) to explain particle behaviour and the emergence of the quantum revolution. Consider interpretations of these unusual phenomena and the use of quantum physics in current technology.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  21. Create your elevator pitch

    Course Date: Wed 13 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to introduce yourself and what you do. With a good pitch, you can avoid rambling, sound professional, and introduce your business with confidence when someone asks 'What do you do?'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  22. Learning to use your iPhone

    Course Date: Mon 18 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is your iPhone confusing you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will helo you understand your phone, troubleshoot problems and use some of its most popular features and apps.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £32.00
    Senior fee: £26.00
    Concession: £16.00

  23. Digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, internet and smartphone

    Course Date: Thu 28 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The recent scandals involving Facebook, stolen data, targeted advertising and manipulation have revealed the importance of digital security and making sure that your activity on-line and on the phone remain private. Yet most of us take very few precautions and have very little understanding of how easily accessible and unsecure our digital activity is. This course will show you how to take your digital security as seriously as you protect your own home. You will learn how to use key security features and resources, understand important jargon and discover which apps are the better than others at keeping your data private.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  24. A Japanese garden in a London park- morning at Build; afternoon Holland Park

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Japanese style gardens became very fashionable In the UK in the late 19th early 20th centuries and many wealthy landowners wanted one in their park or garden. We will explore Holland Park and its history to track the arrival of the Japanese garden there, and visit the garden.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  25. Geology and London

    Course Date: Sun 14 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the geology below greater London has shaped its landscapes, infrastructure and built environment, making it such a fascinating and visually diverse city; look at stone types and their effects on the buildings around us.



    Charles Clarke (MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology from University College London) has a special interest in hominin evolutionary research and is also committed to introducing geology to a wider audience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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