Courses

Short courses

Join the community of people who take up short courses at London Met. Our short courses appeal to people from the local area and those who travel from further afield to take advantage of our unique portfolio, specialist tutors and affordable fees.

Our classes range from the creative to technical: you can learn how to make something with your hands, develop a skill or an interest, or do something to enhance your CV. Many of our programmes can help you achieve your continuing professional development (CPD) goals.

Not sure what you would like to study? Browse our list of all short courses and be inspired.

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Get creative with courses in art, architecture and design

3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping (short course)

This course is aimed at anyone with prior knowledge of 3D modelling who would like to take their designs further and explore the exciting world of 3D printing.

Advanced Guitar Making (short course)

This course is designed to build on the intermediate classes, concentrating on the advanced stages of guitar construction and assembly.

Appreciating Art in London Galleries (short course)

The Appreciating Art in London Galleries short course introduces you to art and artists from the fifteenth century to the contemporary art of today.

AutoCAD Fundamentals (short course)

Computer-aided design is a vital part of the construction industry. All architects, technicians and construction industry professionals are expected to have at least a basic working knowledge of CAD.

AutoCAD Intermediate (short course)

Computer-aided design (CAD) is a vital part of the construction industry. All architects, technicians and construction industry professionals are expected to have at least a basic working knowledge of CAD.

Box Cushions (short course)

The ability to create a box cushion is a must for upholsterers and soft furnishers but can be difficult to accomplish without the right planning. Step-by-step guidance, tips and teaching will enable you to complete a cover to professional standards to complement and complete any chair.

Chair Caning (short course)

This course is suitable for those wanting to work commercially, either as part of an upholstery or restoration business or for a hobby, as well as those with a chair they want to repair themselves.

Create an Editorial Illustration in a Day (short course)

On this short course, you'll examine the discipline of editorial illustration by undertaking an editorial commission.

Cushions Evening (short course)

This evening course gives you the chance to create cushion covers incorporating a variety of styles and skills including piped, buttoned, zipped, oxford and bolster.

Design for Retail Interiors (short course)

This course aims to give you an insight into the retail design process, from the initial research and survey of space to developing brand concepts and the brand personality through mood boards, design concepts, sketch models and presentations.

Designing Through 3D Sketching (short course)

This course will demonstrate various techniques and media used by professional designers in order to help bring your own drawings to life and give them the illusion of form, volume and space.

Documentary Street Photography - The City and The East End (short course)

This short course provides the ideal opportunity to explore the local architecture and street life in the East End of London.

Experimental Drawing (short course)

This course aims to develop a culture of experimentation and creativity within mark-making and experimental drawing for illustration and design work.

From Metal Sheet to Hollow Form - Making Vessels and Containers (short course)

This course will give you an insight into the process of creating vessels and hollow forms, from the initial idea stage to the final piece.

Furniture Restoration (short course)

This short course introduces you to the restoration and repair of wooden objects and furniture, and is taught at London Met's art school The Cass.

Gilding for Beginners (short course)

This short course gives an introduction to gilding skills for beginners or for those who wish to extend existing skills.

Historic Varnishes & Finishes: Japanning & Oil Finishing (short course)

Suitable for both beginners and professionals, this course will teach you the decorative art of japanning and oil finishing.

InDesign for Photographers (short course)

The InDesign for Photographers course helps you deliver professional print products, create interactive elements, web-based presentations and more.

Intermediate Furniture Making (short course)

This course is designed to extend furniture-making skills that have been acquired on the Introduction to Furniture Making course.

Intermediate Guitar Making (short course)

These classes are designed to consolidate the skills acquired in the introductory classes and to guide you in the continued preparation and assembly of the guitar’s component parts.

Intermediate to Advanced Etching (short course)

This course provides helps the intermediate-to-advanced printmaker to pursue and develop their practice further with one to one tutor support.

Introduction to Black and White Photography (short course)

This short course will introduce you to black and white analogue photography including camera handling, shooting, film development and more.

Introduction to Children's Book Illustration (short course)

The Children's Book Illustration short course will introduce you to the highly vibrant and dynamic children's book market.

Introduction to Colour Printing from Film (short course)

Discover the history, tradition and craft of colour analogue photography in our professional well-equipped colour darkrooms with this short course.

Introduction to Etching (short course)

This course builds upon the Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking: Collagraphy, and helps you create your own etching portfolio.

Introduction to Furniture Making (short course)

This practical one-day-a-week, 15-week-long course is an introduction to basic furniture-making and aims to give you a useful grounding in the field.

Introduction to Guitar Making (short course)

This course is for those with no prior experience of guitar making and who have a desire to build their own musical instrument.

Introduction to Hand-Drawn Type (short course)

Hand drawn type is a key part of current illustration and graphic design as well as having a rich history in visual arts. It is a great addition to any creative’s repertoire.

Introduction to Illustration (short course)

Learn the processes and techniques of communicating ideas through image-making with this Introduction to Illustration short course.

Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking: Collagraphy (short course)

This course, designed for beginners, serves to provide a solid introduction to intaglio printmaking through the collagraph technique.

Introduction to Leatherwork (short course)

This four-day course will give you a taste of working with leather, providing a practical guide with emphasis on hands-on application.

Introduction to Photography (short course)

This course is an introduction to photography, aiming to ensure a general all-round knowledge of both analogue and digital photographic techniques.

Introduction to Plastics Technology (short course)

The Introduction to Plastics Technology (short course) is a one-day course designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to plastics technology.

Introduction to Polymer Materials (short course)

This short course will teach you about the different polymer materials available commercially, with an emphasis on their properties and applications.

Introduction to the Sewing Machine (short course)

A perfect course to introduce you to the sewing machine and all it offers.

Introduction to Traditional Upholstery (short course)

This course introduces you to the basic constructional methods, using traditional materials and methods that have been used for several centuries.

Introduction to Weaving (short course)

This course will give you a solid introduction to the beauty of weaving, from start to finish. You'll have the opportunity to work in our outstanding facilities, select appropriate yarns and work towards a finished product.

Irish Writers in London, Summer School (short course)

First established in 1996, the Irish Writer in London Summer School provides an informal but informed setting for you to read and discuss contemporary literature.

Jewellery Making with Metal and Resin (short course)

This course aims to provide you with enough skills to confidently work on both metal and resin to realise your designs.

Lampshades (short course)

Learn how to make beautiful soft lampshades with hand crafted trimmings. This three-day course guides you through the processes involved in producing both contemporary and traditional lined covers.

Leather Belt Making (short course)

This three-session course will introduce you to the craft of belt making as well as giving you an understanding of leathers and tools.

Lined Hand Pleated Curtains (short course)

A comprehensive and professional course teaching the skills necessary to produce professional lined curtains with both machine and hand pleated headings.

Loose Cover Cutting (short course)

Transform your tired fireside chair into a modern updated piece with a loose cover that fits neatly over the existing upholstery. You'll be taught to measure, plan, cut and make up the cover, adding piping or top stitching for a professional finish. An opportunity for soft furnishers, upholsterers and homemakers to add to their skillset.

Machine Embroidery (short course)

Discover the creative abilities of the domestic sewing machine using freehand style and get the opportunity to create your own personal pieces from scratch.

Machine Knitting for Beginners (short course)

This short course will provide you with an introduction to knitting on a domestic knitting machine. You'll explore yarns, texture and colour, and learn a variety of techniques and skills to create a range of technical samples. Developmental work based on personal inspiration will lead to the creation of a coherent collection of knitted samples in accordance with industry standards.

Making Furniture with Power Tools (short course)

This intermediate level course concentrates on the use of portable power tool technology for making furniture in solid timber manufactured boards.

Modern and Traditional Finishing (short course)

This five-day course is designed to give you an introduction to modern and traditional finishing.

Night Photography from the City to the River (short course)

Explore the evening atmosphere of local architecture and river environments on the edge of the city and close to the vibrant community of Brick Lane.

Overlocking (short course)

We have designed a one-day course intended to take away the mystery associated with the overlocker and reveal the capabilities of this machine. Learn how to thread and use a four-thread overlocker for both furnishing and dressmaking articles, maintain and troubleshoot any problems.

Polymer Study Tours - Bringing the Curriculum to Life (short course)

This polymer short course is for secondary school teachers who want to improve their knowledge of the curriculum related to polymers.

Portfolio Preparation for 16-18 Year Olds (Architecture, Spatial Design and Interior Architecture) (short course)

This course helps you produce a portfolio of work that you will need to apply for undergraduate courses in architecture, urban design and more.

Recycle Your Old Jewellery (short course)

On this short course you'll learn the techniques of cuttlefish and sand-casting to recycle your old jewellery and make new and exciting pieces.

Research and Design Preparation for BA Fashion (short course)

This course aims to analyse your existing design process, identifying strengths and weaknesses and helping to build upon your current standard through key techniques to prepare you for your Fashion Design BA.

RIBA: Practice in the UK (short course)

This introduction to the UK construction industry is for non-UK qualified architects or those seeking to return to the industry after a career break.

Sketching Interior Spaces Part 1 (short course)

If you have an interest in interior design and architecture, this course is designed to help you develop your drawing skills in sketchbook format.

Sketching Interior Spaces Part 2 (short course)

This course is for those who want to build on drawing skills of live spaces covered in the Sketching Interior Spaces Part 1 short course.

Specialist Black and White Darkroom Processes (short course)

Our Specialist Black and White Analogue Darkroom Processes short course will help you develop a range of advanced techniques.

Upholster a Traditional Kidney Shape Stool - Masterclass (short course)

This masterclass is an excellent next step for those who already know how to upholster a traditional stuff and stitched straight edge.

Wirework and Chain Making (short course)

On this course you will learn the basics for working in wire for jewellery, a lively and exciting material with endless possibilities for design.

Working in Collage (short course)

Explore and express ideas and concepts with this hands-on design and illustration-focused collage short course.

Zine Making (short course)

Graphic design can be an overwhelming world of rules and software. This course aims to demystify graphics and empower individuals by providing a strong foundation in graphic design theory, teamed with a pro-active, hands-on and DIY approach to making printed work.

Develop business acumen with courses in business, law and languages

Advanced Conference Interpreting for EU/UN Accreditation Test (short course)

This course is intended for interpreters working towards taking the interpreting accreditation test for the EU and/or UN institutions, or interpreters who are already qualified who want to carry on with their practice.

CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 - Diploma

The CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 course will help you develop the practical and theoretical skills for a career in credit management.

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing - Certificate

London Metropolitan University has been successfully delivering CIM qualifications for over 25 years.

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing - Diploma

With its strong team of tutors and industry contacts, this part-time Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited course can help you progress to senior marketing roles in a wide variety of industries.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - Adv Dip Pro Dev

This advanced diploma gives you the ability to be more aware of the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility.

Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) (English Law) (short course)

This is a preparatory course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examination.

Employee Engagement (short course)

This course will equip learners with a comprehensive academic understanding of the concept of engagement and how it can be applied in an organisational and international context.

Employment Law and Practice (short course)

This short course will provide you with an understanding of the legal framework relating to employee relations and human resource management, giving you the ability to handle and analyse legal materials with confidence.

Employment Law and Practice - Adv Dip Pro Dev

This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Employment Law and Practice is an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma, delivered in London via weekend and evening study and supported by distance learning.

Interpreting: Introduction to Conference Interpreting (short course)

This course is ideal for interpreters who'd like an introduction to conference interpreting. 2018 dates: 25 to 29 July

Interviewing Skills (short course)

This course enables participants to develop and practise interview skills in a variety of work related contexts. It provides participants with appropriate skills, knowledge and attributes to enable them to conduct interviews successfully and with confidence in the workplace.

Introduction to Company Accounts (short course)

This one-day course is designed to provide an understanding of the primary financial statements and other main contents of published annual company accounts. The focus is on defining accounting terms and explaining key concepts so that you'll be able to read an annual report with confidence. No prior knowledge of company accounts is assumed.

Introduction to Diplomatic Interpreting (short course)

Improve your interpreting techniques in the diplomatic environment with this short course running on 19 to 23 June 2017.

Open Language Programme (short course)

This short course will enable you to learn and develop knowledge of a language from a wide range of choice.

Presentation Skills (short course)

This short course explores the skills needed to deliver effective and engaging presentations within a professional environment. It examines what is needed to clearly communicate with confidence.

Public-Private Partnerships - Adv Dip Pro Dev

This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Public-Private Partnerships is an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma.

SQL and Database Technology for Financial Information Systems (short course)

This short course enables participants to learn how to create a Menu driven financial Information System and use associated SQL scripts.

Subtitling: Intensive Course (short course)

This course will give you an overview of the main characteristics of subtitling against other audio-visual translation modes, available between 21 and 23 June 2017.

Training the Trainers of Interpreting Studies (short course)

This course is suitable for professional interpreters with an interest and experience in teaching interpreting skills (in further and higher education) and a wish to enhance their pedagogic methodology.

Training the Trainers of Translation (short course)

To develop translation training skills and understand teaching methodologies applied to translation studies.

Translation Memory Tools (SDL Trados) (short course)

This course provides a solid grounding in the use of Translation Memory (TM) tools (SDL Trados Studio) and general training in the principles of TMs.

Gain technical skills with short courses in computing and digital media

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching (short course)

A professional qualification accredited by CISCO this course teaches you to network, operate and troubleshoot complex networks and systems.

Cisco CCNA Security (short course)

Our Cisco CCNA Security short course will teach you to design and implement security solutions that reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability.

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching (short course)

This course is for CCNA-qualified networking engineers, one of the few places in the UK that is certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training.

Oracle Certification Programme (OCP) - (short course)

Gain the knowledge, practical skills and hands-on experience of the Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with our Oracle Certification Programme (OCP).

Oracle Certification Programme (OCP) - Java Enterprise Component Development (short course)

A short course for professional Java web developers who would like to enhance their knowledge of Java Enterprise Edition

Develop your practice with short courses in human sciences

Biomed Online (short course)

Our Biomed online course prepares you for Continuing Professional Development, top-up qualifications or postgraduate degrees in biomedical science.

Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) - MSc

The online Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) MSc is designed for those who want to progress in biomedical science.

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (short course)

This intensive, online four-week course provides an introduction to this dynamic and exciting field. This course is designed as a primer for postgraduate nutrition and dietetics courses.

Explore the world we live in with short courses in social sciences

Knowledge of Policing (short course)

London Metropolitan University is approved by the College of Policing to deliver the equivalent of the Certificate of Knowledge of Policing (CKP).

Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People (short course)

The Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People course focuses on the sexual exploitation of children and young people in UK and global contexts.

Sexual Violence (short course)

This short course focuses on forms of sexual violence in childhood and adulthood. The 2017 course dates are 9, 10, 23, 24 February and 9, 10 March.

Get to grips with the social professions

Practice Education (Stages 1 and 2) (short course)

Designed for practicing social workers, this course enables you to learn to supervise, teach and assess social work students. It conforms to the professional requirements and competencies for Stage 1 and 2 of the Practice Educator Professional standards for Social Work (PEPS), (TCSW, 2012). London Met is the preferred provider of social work in 2017 for the North East London commissioning panel, representing five local authorities, ensuring teaching excellence and professional links.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Mathematics - Short Course

Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses (SKEs) are about improving subject knowledge in preparation for a Teacher Training course. You'll be taught by experienced teachers of mathematics and benefit from extensive use of interactive methods. This will help learn mathematics and form links with colleagues which will be invaluable throughout the PGCE programme. The course is available to PGCE offer holders at London Metropolitan University or at other universities.

All short courses

3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping (short course)

This course is aimed at anyone with prior knowledge of 3D modelling who would like to take their designs further and explore the exciting world of 3D printing.

Advanced Conference Interpreting for EU/UN Accreditation Test (short course)

This course is intended for interpreters working towards taking the interpreting accreditation test for the EU and/or UN institutions, or interpreters who are already qualified who want to carry on with their practice.

Advanced Guitar Making (short course)

This course is designed to build on the intermediate classes, concentrating on the advanced stages of guitar construction and assembly.

Appreciating Art in London Galleries (short course)

The Appreciating Art in London Galleries short course introduces you to art and artists from the fifteenth century to the contemporary art of today.

AutoCAD Fundamentals (short course)

Computer-aided design is a vital part of the construction industry. All architects, technicians and construction industry professionals are expected to have at least a basic working knowledge of CAD.

AutoCAD Intermediate (short course)

Computer-aided design (CAD) is a vital part of the construction industry. All architects, technicians and construction industry professionals are expected to have at least a basic working knowledge of CAD.

Biomed Online (short course)

Our Biomed online course prepares you for Continuing Professional Development, top-up qualifications or postgraduate degrees in biomedical science.

Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) - MSc

The online Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) MSc is designed for those who want to progress in biomedical science.

Box Cushions (short course)

The ability to create a box cushion is a must for upholsterers and soft furnishers but can be difficult to accomplish without the right planning. Step-by-step guidance, tips and teaching will enable you to complete a cover to professional standards to complement and complete any chair.

Chair Caning (short course)

This course is suitable for those wanting to work commercially, either as part of an upholstery or restoration business or for a hobby, as well as those with a chair they want to repair themselves.

CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 - Diploma

The CICM Diploma in Credit Management Level 3 course will help you develop the practical and theoretical skills for a career in credit management.

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing - Certificate

London Metropolitan University has been successfully delivering CIM qualifications for over 25 years.

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing - Diploma

With its strong team of tutors and industry contacts, this part-time Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited course can help you progress to senior marketing roles in a wide variety of industries.

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching (short course)

A professional qualification accredited by CISCO this course teaches you to network, operate and troubleshoot complex networks and systems.

Cisco CCNA Security (short course)

Our Cisco CCNA Security short course will teach you to design and implement security solutions that reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability.

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching (short course)

This course is for CCNA-qualified networking engineers, one of the few places in the UK that is certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - Adv Dip Pro Dev

This advanced diploma gives you the ability to be more aware of the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility.

Create an Editorial Illustration in a Day (short course)

On this short course, you'll examine the discipline of editorial illustration by undertaking an editorial commission.

Cushions Evening (short course)

This evening course gives you the chance to create cushion covers incorporating a variety of styles and skills including piped, buttoned, zipped, oxford and bolster.

Design for Retail Interiors (short course)

This course aims to give you an insight into the retail design process, from the initial research and survey of space to developing brand concepts and the brand personality through mood boards, design concepts, sketch models and presentations.

Designing Through 3D Sketching (short course)

This course will demonstrate various techniques and media used by professional designers in order to help bring your own drawings to life and give them the illusion of form, volume and space.

Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) (English Law) (short course)

This is a preparatory course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examination.

Documentary Street Photography - The City and The East End (short course)

This short course provides the ideal opportunity to explore the local architecture and street life in the East End of London.

Employee Engagement (short course)

This course will equip learners with a comprehensive academic understanding of the concept of engagement and how it can be applied in an organisational and international context.

Employment Law and Practice (short course)

This short course will provide you with an understanding of the legal framework relating to employee relations and human resource management, giving you the ability to handle and analyse legal materials with confidence.

Employment Law and Practice - Adv Dip Pro Dev

This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Employment Law and Practice is an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma, delivered in London via weekend and evening study and supported by distance learning.

Experimental Drawing (short course)

This course aims to develop a culture of experimentation and creativity within mark-making and experimental drawing for illustration and design work.

From Metal Sheet to Hollow Form - Making Vessels and Containers (short course)

This course will give you an insight into the process of creating vessels and hollow forms, from the initial idea stage to the final piece.

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (short course)

This intensive, online four-week course provides an introduction to this dynamic and exciting field. This course is designed as a primer for postgraduate nutrition and dietetics courses.

Furniture Restoration (short course)

This short course introduces you to the restoration and repair of wooden objects and furniture, and is taught at London Met's art school The Cass.

Gilding for Beginners (short course)

This short course gives an introduction to gilding skills for beginners or for those who wish to extend existing skills.

Historic Varnishes & Finishes: Japanning & Oil Finishing (short course)

Suitable for both beginners and professionals, this course will teach you the decorative art of japanning and oil finishing.

InDesign for Photographers (short course)

The InDesign for Photographers course helps you deliver professional print products, create interactive elements, web-based presentations and more.

Intermediate Furniture Making (short course)

This course is designed to extend furniture-making skills that have been acquired on the Introduction to Furniture Making course.

Intermediate Guitar Making (short course)

These classes are designed to consolidate the skills acquired in the introductory classes and to guide you in the continued preparation and assembly of the guitar’s component parts.

Intermediate to Advanced Etching (short course)

This course provides helps the intermediate-to-advanced printmaker to pursue and develop their practice further with one to one tutor support.

International Foundation Programme Law - Prep Diploma

This course will give you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in London. You'll be able to develop your subject knowledge, English language skills and the study skills you will need to go on to a degree course.

International Foundation Programme Sciences - Prep Diploma

This course will give you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in London. You'll be able to develop your subject knowledge, English language skills and the study skills you will need to go on to a degree course.

Interpreting: Introduction to Conference Interpreting (short course)

This course is ideal for interpreters who'd like an introduction to conference interpreting. 2018 dates: 25 to 29 July

Interviewing Skills (short course)

This course enables participants to develop and practise interview skills in a variety of work related contexts. It provides participants with appropriate skills, knowledge and attributes to enable them to conduct interviews successfully and with confidence in the workplace.

Introduction to Black and White Photography (short course)

This short course will introduce you to black and white analogue photography including camera handling, shooting, film development and more.

Introduction to Children's Book Illustration (short course)

The Children's Book Illustration short course will introduce you to the highly vibrant and dynamic children's book market.

Introduction to Colour Printing from Film (short course)

Discover the history, tradition and craft of colour analogue photography in our professional well-equipped colour darkrooms with this short course.

Introduction to Company Accounts (short course)

This one-day course is designed to provide an understanding of the primary financial statements and other main contents of published annual company accounts. The focus is on defining accounting terms and explaining key concepts so that you'll be able to read an annual report with confidence. No prior knowledge of company accounts is assumed.

Introduction to Diplomatic Interpreting (short course)

Improve your interpreting techniques in the diplomatic environment with this short course running on 19 to 23 June 2017.

Introduction to Etching (short course)

This course builds upon the Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking: Collagraphy, and helps you create your own etching portfolio.

Introduction to Furniture Making (short course)

This practical one-day-a-week, 15-week-long course is an introduction to basic furniture-making and aims to give you a useful grounding in the field.

Introduction to Guitar Making (short course)

This course is for those with no prior experience of guitar making and who have a desire to build their own musical instrument.

Introduction to Hand-Drawn Type (short course)

Hand drawn type is a key part of current illustration and graphic design as well as having a rich history in visual arts. It is a great addition to any creative’s repertoire.

Introduction to Illustration (short course)

Learn the processes and techniques of communicating ideas through image-making with this Introduction to Illustration short course.

Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking: Collagraphy (short course)

This course, designed for beginners, serves to provide a solid introduction to intaglio printmaking through the collagraph technique.

Introduction to Leatherwork (short course)

This four-day course will give you a taste of working with leather, providing a practical guide with emphasis on hands-on application.

Introduction to Photography (short course)

This course is an introduction to photography, aiming to ensure a general all-round knowledge of both analogue and digital photographic techniques.

Introduction to Plastics Technology (short course)

The Introduction to Plastics Technology (short course) is a one-day course designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to plastics technology.

Introduction to Polymer Materials (short course)

This short course will teach you about the different polymer materials available commercially, with an emphasis on their properties and applications.

Introduction to the Sewing Machine (short course)

A perfect course to introduce you to the sewing machine and all it offers.

Introduction to Traditional Upholstery (short course)

This course introduces you to the basic constructional methods, using traditional materials and methods that have been used for several centuries.

Introduction to Weaving (short course)

This course will give you a solid introduction to the beauty of weaving, from start to finish. You'll have the opportunity to work in our outstanding facilities, select appropriate yarns and work towards a finished product.

Irish Writers in London, Summer School (short course)

First established in 1996, the Irish Writer in London Summer School provides an informal but informed setting for you to read and discuss contemporary literature.

Jewellery Making with Metal and Resin (short course)

This course aims to provide you with enough skills to confidently work on both metal and resin to realise your designs.

Knowledge of Policing (short course)

London Metropolitan University is approved by the College of Policing to deliver the equivalent of the Certificate of Knowledge of Policing (CKP).

Lampshades (short course)

Learn how to make beautiful soft lampshades with hand crafted trimmings. This three-day course guides you through the processes involved in producing both contemporary and traditional lined covers.

Leather Belt Making (short course)

This three-session course will introduce you to the craft of belt making as well as giving you an understanding of leathers and tools.

Lined Hand Pleated Curtains (short course)

A comprehensive and professional course teaching the skills necessary to produce professional lined curtains with both machine and hand pleated headings.

Loose Cover Cutting (short course)

Transform your tired fireside chair into a modern updated piece with a loose cover that fits neatly over the existing upholstery. You'll be taught to measure, plan, cut and make up the cover, adding piping or top stitching for a professional finish. An opportunity for soft furnishers, upholsterers and homemakers to add to their skillset.

Machine Embroidery (short course)

Discover the creative abilities of the domestic sewing machine using freehand style and get the opportunity to create your own personal pieces from scratch.

Machine Knitting for Beginners (short course)

This short course will provide you with an introduction to knitting on a domestic knitting machine. You'll explore yarns, texture and colour, and learn a variety of techniques and skills to create a range of technical samples. Developmental work based on personal inspiration will lead to the creation of a coherent collection of knitted samples in accordance with industry standards.

Making Furniture with Power Tools (short course)

This intermediate level course concentrates on the use of portable power tool technology for making furniture in solid timber manufactured boards.

Modern and Traditional Finishing (short course)

This five-day course is designed to give you an introduction to modern and traditional finishing.

Night Photography from the City to the River (short course)

Explore the evening atmosphere of local architecture and river environments on the edge of the city and close to the vibrant community of Brick Lane.

Open Language Programme (short course)

This short course will enable you to learn and develop knowledge of a language from a wide range of choice.

Oracle Certification Programme (OCP) - (short course)

Gain the knowledge, practical skills and hands-on experience of the Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) with our Oracle Certification Programme (OCP).

Oracle Certification Programme (OCP) - Java Enterprise Component Development (short course)

A short course for professional Java web developers who would like to enhance their knowledge of Java Enterprise Edition

Overlocking (short course)

We have designed a one-day course intended to take away the mystery associated with the overlocker and reveal the capabilities of this machine. Learn how to thread and use a four-thread overlocker for both furnishing and dressmaking articles, maintain and troubleshoot any problems.

Polymer Study Tours - Bringing the Curriculum to Life (short course)

This polymer short course is for secondary school teachers who want to improve their knowledge of the curriculum related to polymers.

Portfolio Preparation for 16-18 Year Olds (Architecture, Spatial Design and Interior Architecture) (short course)

This course helps you produce a portfolio of work that you will need to apply for undergraduate courses in architecture, urban design and more.

Practice Education (Stages 1 and 2) (short course)

Designed for practicing social workers, this course enables you to learn to supervise, teach and assess social work students. It conforms to the professional requirements and competencies for Stage 1 and 2 of the Practice Educator Professional standards for Social Work (PEPS), (TCSW, 2012). London Met is the preferred provider of social work in 2017 for the North East London commissioning panel, representing five local authorities, ensuring teaching excellence and professional links.

Presentation Skills (short course)

This short course explores the skills needed to deliver effective and engaging presentations within a professional environment. It examines what is needed to clearly communicate with confidence.

Public-Private Partnerships - Adv Dip Pro Dev

This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Public-Private Partnerships is an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma.

Recycle Your Old Jewellery (short course)

On this short course you'll learn the techniques of cuttlefish and sand-casting to recycle your old jewellery and make new and exciting pieces.