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.

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

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

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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

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    Walking London's heaths and commons

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the wildlife, habitats and environmental history of London’s heaths and commons during this relaxed walking programme. First session at Build followed by three guided walks of approximately 2 hours within easy access of central London.



    Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital; London's wildlife discovery service and also works for two urban environmental education charities.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  3. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  5. Introduction to Python

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  6. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Come to gain confidence and experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

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    Advanced business writing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Develop an advanced skillset that you can use to write persuasive and informative emails, reports and proposals. Learn about the elements of language, style and structure that you need to write to a sophisticated level in the workplace.



    Please note that an advanced command of the English language is needed to qualify for this course. If you are unsure about your level of English, please contact our English department [email protected] to have your level assessed.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  8. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? On this course, you will learn the core software applications required in every workplace. The course is made up of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Improving Productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel, but want to be confident you can use their most essential elements.

    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: £329.00
    Concession: £223.00

  9. LinkedIn: a short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Stay safe online

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 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: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Copywriting

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website, your company’s sales literature or are seeking work in advertising or marketing.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £100.00

  12. Social media content strategy

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £30.00

  13. An introduction to Word 2016

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn how to create and organise letters and short documents? Then this course is ideal for you. Learn all of the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, practise inserting pictures and creating tables, Spelling and grammar checking, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.

    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  14. Developing a successful business plan

    Developing a successful business plan

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this course will give you the skills to prepare a compelling and practical business plan to achieve your goals.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. PC maintenance: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  16. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginners course and raise your online profile.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  17. Google AdWords: introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Google AdWords to reach potential customers. Get an overview of keyword research, conversion tracking and campaign optimisation.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  18. HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start learning the formatting languages used to create web pages and construct a website in which various pages are linked together using HTML5, the latest standard for HTML, and CSS. This course is also suitable for people who want to update the content on an existing website.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  19. Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL Server

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An in depth knowledge of an SQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and of Structured Query Language (SQL) are not just vital skills required by Database Developers and Administrators but are also indispensable tools needed by the modern Software Developer, Data Analyst and Data Scientist. On this course you will learn to create, manage and query relational databases using SQL.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £219.00

  20. Excel: financial modelling

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Financial modelling refers to the development of mathematical tools to simulate business scenarios as an aid to decision-making. Knowing lots of functions helps, but it is the application of these skills whilst also understanding the financial concepts that turns a glorified calculator into a valuable financial model.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  21. Excel: tables and charts

    Excel: tables and charts

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 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: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  22. WordPress: introduction

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential skills required to create a website and/or blog using the world's most popular content management system - WordPress.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  23. Search engine optimisation (SEO)

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like your website to appear higher up in search results, in Google or other search engines? Learn the basics of ethical optimisation and how to set up site structure and website copy for optimum search engine coverage.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  24. Creating and delivering the perfect presentation with PowerPoint 2016 (intermediate)

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to change your simple presentation into one which is more dynamic, professional and visually stimulating, as well as being impactful and suited to its audience? Join this course and learn how to deliver a confident and effective presentation using PowerPoint 2016. A successful presentation is not just about efficient use of layouts, master slides, video links, custom animation, SmartArt and charts. It also involves knowing how to engage your audience, speak well and include the right details. This course will provide you with both aspects of a successful presentation. We will consider why you are using the key features of PowerPoint 2016, what they add to the presentation, when not to use them, and how to ensure your message is clear and meaningful. If you struggle with any of the above or would like to know how to become a better presenter then this is the course for you. Not aimed at beginners.

    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  25. Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader

    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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