Technology, Science & Business Courses in London

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.

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  1. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. 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. Twitter: a short introduction

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 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

  3. Science guest lecture: Understanding mindfulness: a cognitive neuroscience approach

    Science guest lecture: Understanding mindfulness: a cognitive neuroscience approach

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered about the science behind mindfulness?



    Dr Trudi Edginton is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience at City, University of London. In this lecture she will describe her research and practice which focuses specifically on assessing and responding to cognitive and emotional difficulties using mindfulness-based interventions. She is also concerned with how to improve access to mindfulness therapies across the lifespan. Her clinical experience includes investigating the impact of traumatic brain injury, chronic fatigue syndrome and dementia.



    Dr Edginton is also a CBT therapist and mindfulness teacher and she has published and presented her research in International Journals and conferences. Her clinical experience includes investigating the impact of traumatic brain injury, chronic fatigue syndrome and dementia.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  4. Introduction to Cloud computing

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    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
    Concession: £20.00

  5. A brief introduction to human evolution

    A brief introduction to human evolution

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will learn about how our hominin ancestors evolved and lived and how new evidence has fundamentallly changed our understanding of this process. This concise exploration of the inter-disciplinary field of palaeoanthropology introduces radiometric dating, palaeontology and archaeogenetics.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction

    Course Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019 (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

  7. Is self-employment for me?

    Course Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introductory course for anyone considering self-employment or starting their own business. Find out whether you're ready to take those daunting but exciting first steps.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Science guest lecture:  Solar physicist  Simon Foster on our living star

    Science guest lecture: Solar physicist Simon Foster on our living star

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this lecture, Dr Simon Foster a Solar-terrestrial physicist and lecturer based at Imperial College London, will give us a close-up view of the star which, even in its minutest changes, can have huge impacts on life on Earth.



    Our sun is a dynamic living star, just like many others in the night’s sky. However, with our close proximity we can study it in amazing detail but we are also affected by its frequent changes and temperamental outbursts such as with solar flares. We’ll be looking inside the star, looking at what powers it has and how we made these discoveries. We'll also look out through its surface and on towards Earth, assessing its unique significance for how we live.



    Simon Foster's area of specialism is using sunspot records to investigate current and historic variations in the Sun’s energy output called the Total Solar Irradiance. In addition he is also active in the public engagement activities of Imperial College London and is a frequent contributor in the media in the areas of Space science and physics and is one of the scientists on Sky One’s Science panel show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  9. Astronomy for fun

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have already enjoyed a gentle introduction to astronomy, here is the next step: what to

    look for and how to do and find out more. De-mystify some of the specialist software,.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Create your elevator pitch

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 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

  11. Grow in confidence with networking - for work and business

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  12. Excel: tables and charts

    Excel: tables and charts

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
    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
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Image credit: NASA/Dennis M. Davidson - via Wikimedia Commons

    Astronomy in focus: Human exploration to the moon and beyond. Prof Ian Crawford and other experts offer short presentations followed by panel debate

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In the year of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Professor Ian Crawford, Francisco Diego, Radmila Topalovic and Roger O'Brien offer four short talks on key areas of human exploration, including ethical and scientific aspects, followed by panel debate and discussion.



    Ian Crawford is currently Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also a vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society. Ian's research focusses mainly on lunar geology, including the possibility of finding economically useful resources on the Moon, and on the search for past or present life on Mars.



    Francisco Diego is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL, keen populariser of natural sciences with extensive experience as a planetarium producer/presenter, lecturer, author and broadcaster. He is founder and director of Your Universe, the UCL festival of Astronomy.



    Roger O'brien was the boy the Space Race was run for – ten when Sputnik 1 went into orbit and Patrick Moore began “The Sky at Night”. Six further decades of studying and teaching astronomy have included work with The Royal Ob servatory Greenwich, the Open University and the Workers’ Educational Association and Build.



    Radmila Topalovic was an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. She holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She is a teacher and writer contributing columns to The Guardian's Starwatch feature. She is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology and is currently Programme Leader for Science and Engineering at Kaplan International College as well as a regular tutor at Build.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Instagram: a short introduction

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 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. Exploring rocks, minerals and fossils

    Course Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore agates, ammonites, granites and more. A hands-on introduction to the basics of the identification and classification of the common rocks, minerals and fossils. Students are invited to bring in speciments for discussion and identification. 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  16. Excel: applying formulae and functions

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulas and functions to save time and extract new information from your data.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  17. Stay safe online

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 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

  18. The physics of time

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will explore the various different conceptions of time within modern physics. The absolute time of Newtonian mechanics is contrasted with the relativistic time of Einsteinian gravity. The possibility that time is quantized, made up of discrete moments, is seen to emerge in some of the most cutting edge theories of physics, such as loop quantum gravity and string theory. The emergence of time in the big bang, the direction of time, and the possibility of time travel are all explored.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  19. Social media content strategy

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019
    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

  20. Pivot Tables: a deeper look

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to understand how to use pivot tables in Excel to gain new insights on data? Learn how in this short course.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  21. The geology beneath British landscapes

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Britain encompasses a fascinating variety of beautiful landscapes, from the lakes and hills of the north-west to the flatlands of East Anglia. This course gives you a practical introduction to the unique geology beneath these areas, covering main rock types and geological periods.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  22. Using hashtags effectively

    Course Date: Wed 31 Jul 2019
    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

  23. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your smartphone confuse you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will help you understand your Android smartphone, troubleshoot problems and use some of the most popular 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

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