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.

Get creative with The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design

30 Brooches in 30 Days (short course)

Over a 30-day period, each student will produce one brooch every day using any found materials and production techniques. This course nurtures the basic creative instinct by simplifying design and production and revealing the genuinely creative ideas often stifled before they can be expressed.

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 where the emphasis is on the final completion of the project.

AMUSF Modern and Traditional Upholstery (short course)

Furniture has been designed, made, upholstered and restored at The Cass, London Metropolitan University (formerly the London College of Furniture), for nearly 50 years.

An Introduction to Designer Eyewear Design and Development (short course)

This course will give students a full insight into the initial design and development process of eyewear design. It is best suited to students with little or no prior eyewear experience so that they can obtain an overview of the design process and learn how to develop the necessary skills should this be a profession they want to pursue.

Animation with iPads (short course)

Turn your iPad into an animation studio with this introduction to claymation animation. The course will take you through the basic steps of how to create your own short stop-motion clay animation.

Appreciating Art in London Galleries (short course)

This short course will introduce you to art and artists from the fifteenth century to the contemporary art of today.

Audio Programming for the iPad (short course)

This course introduces students to the techniques of programming audio apps for iOS, the operating system used on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. While the teaching material can be applied to the iPhone and iPod Touch, the focus in the course will be on the iPad.

AutoCAD Intermediate (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.

BIM: Part 1 (short course)

The course will introduce students to building information modelling using the Bentley software interface. You'll explore basic 3D modelling, gradually moving towards the production of 2D drawings and basic visuals within the same software package.

BIM: Part 2 (short course)

The course will develop your knowledge of building information modelling and the Bentley software interface. The Cass, London Metropolitan University, is a RIBA CPD Provider.

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.

Business Strategy for Fashion Designers (short course)

Unlock your strategic skills, review each phase necessary to plan a fashion collection and turn creative vision into ready-for-market product.

Cameraless Photography (short course)

The earliest experiments in photography were made without the use of the camera. This course will explore these early techniques and the development of cameraless photography in the darkroom.

Create an Editorial Illustration in a Day (short course)

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

Cushions (short course)

This evening course will give you the opportunity to create cushion covers incorporating a variety of styles and skills including piped, buttoned, zipped, oxford and bolster, which will renovate any interior.

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.

Digital and Social Media for Fashion (short course)

This course will teach students how to harness the power of social media, create a strong digital identity and highlight potential new avenues for digital marketing.

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

Situated on the edge of the city and close to the vibrant community of Brick Lane, the location of this short course provides the ideal opportunity to explore the local architecture and street life.

Experimental Drawing (short course)

Mark making and experimental drawing is the initial backbone of many illustration and design practices and this course aims to develop a culture of experimentation and creativity.

Fashion and Portfolio Access Course for MA Fashion and Textiles (short course)

This course aims to analyse your existing design process, identifying strengths and weaknesses and help build upon your current standard through key techniques to prepare you for your MA in Fashion and Textiles Design (at The Cass or any other institute).

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. You'll be introduced to several silversmithing techniques including sinking, hand raising, press forming and large scale soldering.

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 offers those who want to gain an introduction to the skills of the gilder, or refresh or extend their skills, an opportunity to do so.

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. You'll learn how to prepare grounds for applying lacquer, build up coloured layers, lay decoration and polish the surface of your work to a late seventeenth-century European recipe.

How to Set Up a Pop-up Shop (short course)

Pop-up shops have become an exciting trend over the past few years, used by everyone from small traders to large multinationals in major cities around the world. This lecture-based short course will give you valuable insight into how to set up a pop-up shop.

Inlaying and Marquetry Techniques (short course)

This course provides an introduction to the techniques, tools, materials and language of inlaying and creating images in wood.

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 Accessible Print Making (short course)

This course is designed to give you the skills and practical knowledge to create and print your own images in an easy way through linocut, woodcut and monoprinting techniques.

Introduction to Black and White Photography (short course)

This course will introduce participants with the practice of black and white analogue photography; from camera handling, shooting and developing film and darkroom practice. The course is creative and experimental with assignments that will encourage you to expand and develop your practice.

Introduction to Chasing and Repousse (short course)

Chasing and repousse is a simple technique that can produce impressive results. Using inexpensive home made tools, students can quickly and easily transform flat metal into 3D shapes making flat images come to life.

Introduction to Children's Book Illustration (short course)

The current children’s book illustration market is highly vibrant and dynamic, and the art of visual storytelling is an ever-evolving tradition that is constantly being added to and redefined. Children’s book illustration is one of the most rounded visual art traditions, encompassing a vast array of skills that are highly transferable across creative industries.

Introduction to Colour Printing from Film (short course)

Discover the history, tradition and craft of colour analogue photography in the professional well-equipped colour darkrooms. This course will foster an appreciation and understanding of contemporary colour practice.

Introduction to Digital Photography (short course)

Learn how to make the most of your digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera and feel confident in understanding the digital process. This course takes you through the basic functions, from capturing those all-important shots to processing them in the digital darkroom and printing.

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 Fashion Trend Forecasting (short course)

This course is designed to promote research and innovation by teaching the key methods involved in forecasting fashion trends. Students will learn techniques in research and analysis, as well as skills to create impactful and accurate scenarios predicting future and emerging fashion trends. They'll learn the difference between macro trends and close-to-season trends, and why trend forecasting is essential in the business of fashion.

Introduction to Furniture Making (short course)

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

Introduction to Guitar Making (short course)

This course is aimed at individuals with no prior experience, 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)

In our highly visual contemporary culture, communicating ideas through visually arresting images is becoming an increasingly essential skill. Learning to visualise text and ideas in both single images and in narrative form is essential for aspiring illustrators and also provides highly transferable skills to those involved throughout the creative industry and beyond.

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 Model Making for Architects and Interior Designers (short course)

This course introduces you to methods of producing three-dimensional models with a hands-on approach, from initial sketches to presentation models.

Introduction to Plastics Technology (short course)

This introductory hands-on one-day course is designed to develop an initial understanding of how the behaviour of plastics has been applied to the modern environment and to provide a comprehensive introduction to plastics technology.

Introduction to Polymer Materials (short course)

This one-day hands-on experience course is designed to provide a coherent and logical guide to the different types of polymer materials available commercially, with emphasis on their properties and applications.

Introduction to Post-production for Architectural Visualisation (short course)

This course will introduce students to basic post-production techniques to improve their 3D designs. The course will cover different theoretical and practical aspects though composition, value and colour harmony to get the best possible result from a 3D render. The Cass, London Metropolitan University, is a RIBA CPD Provider.

Introduction to the Sewing Machine (Evening) (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.

Introductory Practical Fine Art for 16-18 year olds (short course)

This course will enable students to produce studio-based work with tutorial and group seminar presentations as preparation to apply for further study at university level.

Jewellery Making with Metal and Resin (short course)

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

Kaleidoscopic Dreams: Create a Jewel Using Enamel (short course)

This course aims to provide students with the skills to confidently work with their inspirations to realise their 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.

Learn to play the Daf - Intermediate (short course)

This course will help you continue learning to play the daf (the Kurdish frame drum) – both for solo work and in an ensemble.

Learn to play the Daf - Introduction (short course)

This course will teach you how to play the daf (the Kurdish frame drum) – both as a solo player and in an ensemble.

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 (Day) (short course)

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

Lined Hand Pleated Curtains (Evening) (short course)

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

Live Art Can Change Your Life: An Introduction to Performance Art (short course)

The work of live artists often blurs the line between art and life, yet the impact of performance artists’ actions on their lives and the lives of their audience members is rarely discussed. This course begins with the question of whether or not live art practices are helpful or harmful to one’s life and uses this debate to generate new performance pieces.

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. Students will 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 skill set.

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 to 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.

Mechanisms: Hinges and Clasps (short course)

This course will inspire students try to produce clasps to fit their pieces, rather than just attaching a store bought prefabricated article. You will learn to develop affordable hand-made clasps and mechanisms - possibly leading the invention of a few new, never-before-seen mechanisms.

Medium and Large Format Photography (short course)

This course will look at both medium and large format photography, which will be explored through talks, demonstrations and practical workshops.

Modern Finishing (Summer Course) (short course)

This four-day course is designed to give participants a basic understanding of modern finishing. This will enable you, with additional practice, to build on and gain sufficient skills that could lead to employment within the industry or help you set up your own business.

Modern Model Making for Architects and Interior Designers (short course)

This course will guide you through the creation of an architectural model and project of your own choice with the help of laser cutting technology.

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

Situated on the edge of the city and close to the vibrant community of Brick Lane, the location provides the ideal opportunity to explore the local architecture and river environments, which have a very particular and changed atmosphere in the evening. Work will be explored through a series of talks, workshops and assignments.

Once More with Feeling: Introduction to Performance Art Re-enactment (short course)

This short course explores the intersection of research and practice through the creation and interpretation of performance art re-enactments.

Overlocking (short course)

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

Photography Tuition - Preparing you to Show (short course)

Have you got photographs that need shaping into a cohesive piece of work? This course will support participants to develop their photography into a project ready for presentation. We will consider the book format, slideshow, exhibition prints and different methods of framing.

Photoshop for Artists (short course)

This short course teaches you how to use Photoshop, allowing you to create and manipulate images into ambitious and outlandish pieces of documentation.

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.

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.

Restoration of Decorative Art (short course)

This course will suit both beginners and those with existing experience, helping you to develop skills in the conservation and restoration of decorative art objects on wood or metal substrates.

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.

Roman Blinds (short course)

A good starting point for those considering soft furnishing projects. Roman blinds offer a contemporary look for your windows. Taking up little space in the surrounding area they are practical and economical on fabric.

Salt Printing (short course)

This course will give you an introduction to the alternative and historic photographic technique of salt printing and show you step by step how to make your own salt prints.

Develop business acumen with the Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law

Analysis of Financial Statements (short course)

This short course will enable participants to use a range of fundamental tools for understanding and interpreting financial statements.

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.

Engagement: Measuring and Managing Employee Engagement for Organisational Success (short course)

This one-day course ensures that you gain a comprehensive understanding of employee engagement. Find out what motivates your staff and how to keep them focused on making your organisation a success.

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.

Leading, Managing and Developing People (short course)

This short course provides a rigorous framework of knowledge and understanding concerning people management. It focuses on developing understanding and skills in a number of areas that constitute effectiveness in management of the self and others.

Managing Employment Relations in Contemporary Organisations (short course)

This course explores the choices available to organisations in managing the employment relationship, what influences these choices and how the choices are experienced by those working in organisations.

Organisation Design and Development (short course)

The focus of this short course will be on organisation design and development, change management and leadership development. The course will address this area of business complexity linked to risk management, human resources (HR) strategy and organisational performance.

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, delivered in heart of the City of London via block release and supported by distance learning. It is specifically designed for senior public officials and private sector middle managers involved in delivering PPP projects in the UK and international markets wishing to develop their understanding of PPP as they engage with PPP projects.

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.

Gain technical skills with the Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing

Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) - MSc

This flexible approach to distance learning is designed for people who wish to undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD), top-up or progress to a postgraduate qualification in biomedical science.

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 course will teach you to design and implement security solutions that will reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability.

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching (short course)

Our Cisco Academy is one of the very few places in the UK that has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training. This course is designed for CCNA-qualified networking engineers.

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.

Oracle Certification Programme (OCP) - (short course)

Gain the knowledge, practical skills and hands-on experience of the Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) environment in order to become an Oracle Certified Professional in database administration.

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

Explore the world we live in with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

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

This is a preparatory course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examination. It's ideal for dedicated students who are committed to developing professional skills to embrace their new career as a public service interpreter.

Diploma in Translation Preparatory Courses (CIoL) (short course)

Diploma in Translation Preparatory Courses (CIoL) Training for the Dip Trans examination (Chartered Institute of Linguists CIoL) Languages: From English into Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian From Spanish, French, Italian, Russian into English

International Foundation Programme Law - Prep Diploma

This course gives you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in the heart of London. You will be able to develop 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 gives you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in the heart of London. You will be able to develop 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.

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.

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).

Pre-Sessional Academic English (short course)

Pre-sessional Academic English course to prepare for entry to London Metropolitan University's undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. The course is from 8 August to 16 September.

Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People (short course)

This course focuses on the sexual exploitation of children and young people in UK and global contexts.

Sexual Violence (short course)

This course will focus on forms of sexual violence in child and adulthood. 2016 Dates: 11, 12, 25 and 26 February and 10, 11 March

Subject Knowledge Enhancement French (French Extension Course) - Short Course

This intensive summer programme enables graduates with one modern or community language to develop a second modern language (French) which can then be taught with confidence and accuracy to pupils during Key Stage 3.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Mathematics - Short Course

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses (SKEs) are about improving subject knowledge in preparation for a Teacher Training course. You will 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.

Training the Trainers of Interpreting Studies (short course)

Public Service and and Conference Interpreting

Training the Trainers of Translation (short course)

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

Violence Against Women: Issues, Research and Policy (short course)

This course is delivered by our world-leading Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. It is ideal if you work in specialised services for women and children who have experienced violence.

All short courses

30 Brooches in 30 Days (short course)

Over a 30-day period, each student will produce one brooch every day using any found materials and production techniques. This course nurtures the basic creative instinct by simplifying design and production and revealing the genuinely creative ideas often stifled before they can be expressed.

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 where the emphasis is on the final completion of the project.

AMUSF Modern and Traditional Upholstery (short course)

Furniture has been designed, made, upholstered and restored at The Cass, London Metropolitan University (formerly the London College of Furniture), for nearly 50 years.

An Introduction to Designer Eyewear Design and Development (short course)

This course will give students a full insight into the initial design and development process of eyewear design. It is best suited to students with little or no prior eyewear experience so that they can obtain an overview of the design process and learn how to develop the necessary skills should this be a profession they want to pursue.

Analysis of Financial Statements (short course)

This short course will enable participants to use a range of fundamental tools for understanding and interpreting financial statements.

Animation with iPads (short course)

Turn your iPad into an animation studio with this introduction to claymation animation. The course will take you through the basic steps of how to create your own short stop-motion clay animation.

Appreciating Art in London Galleries (short course)

This short course will introduce you to art and artists from the fifteenth century to the contemporary art of today.

Audio Programming for the iPad (short course)

This course introduces students to the techniques of programming audio apps for iOS, the operating system used on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. While the teaching material can be applied to the iPhone and iPod Touch, the focus in the course will be on the iPad.

AutoCAD Intermediate (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.

BIM: Part 1 (short course)

The course will introduce students to building information modelling using the Bentley software interface. You'll explore basic 3D modelling, gradually moving towards the production of 2D drawings and basic visuals within the same software package.

BIM: Part 2 (short course)

The course will develop your knowledge of building information modelling and the Bentley software interface. The Cass, London Metropolitan University, is a RIBA CPD Provider.

Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) - MSc

This flexible approach to distance learning is designed for people who wish to undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD), top-up or progress to a postgraduate qualification 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.

Business Strategy for Fashion Designers (short course)

Unlock your strategic skills, review each phase necessary to plan a fashion collection and turn creative vision into ready-for-market product.

Cameraless Photography (short course)

The earliest experiments in photography were made without the use of the camera. This course will explore these early techniques and the development of cameraless photography in the darkroom.

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 course will teach you to design and implement security solutions that will reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability.

Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching (short course)

Our Cisco Academy is one of the very few places in the UK that has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training. This course is designed for CCNA-qualified networking engineers.

Create an Editorial Illustration in a Day (short course)

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

Cushions (short course)

This evening course will give you the opportunity to create cushion covers incorporating a variety of styles and skills including piped, buttoned, zipped, oxford and bolster, which will renovate any interior.

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.

Digital and Social Media for Fashion (short course)

This course will teach students how to harness the power of social media, create a strong digital identity and highlight potential new avenues for digital marketing.

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

This is a preparatory course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examination. It's ideal for dedicated students who are committed to developing professional skills to embrace their new career as a public service interpreter.

Diploma in Translation Preparatory Courses (CIoL) (short course)

Diploma in Translation Preparatory Courses (CIoL) Training for the Dip Trans examination (Chartered Institute of Linguists CIoL) Languages: From English into Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian From Spanish, French, Italian, Russian into English

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

Situated on the edge of the city and close to the vibrant community of Brick Lane, the location of this short course provides the ideal opportunity to explore the local architecture and street life.

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.

Engagement: Measuring and Managing Employee Engagement for Organisational Success (short course)

This one-day course ensures that you gain a comprehensive understanding of employee engagement. Find out what motivates your staff and how to keep them focused on making your organisation a success.

Experimental Drawing (short course)

Mark making and experimental drawing is the initial backbone of many illustration and design practices and this course aims to develop a culture of experimentation and creativity.

Fashion and Portfolio Access Course for MA Fashion and Textiles (short course)

This course aims to analyse your existing design process, identifying strengths and weaknesses and help build upon your current standard through key techniques to prepare you for your MA in Fashion and Textiles Design (at The Cass or any other institute).

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. You'll be introduced to several silversmithing techniques including sinking, hand raising, press forming and large scale soldering.

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 offers those who want to gain an introduction to the skills of the gilder, or refresh or extend their skills, an opportunity to do so.

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. You'll learn how to prepare grounds for applying lacquer, build up coloured layers, lay decoration and polish the surface of your work to a late seventeenth-century European recipe.

How to Set Up a Pop-up Shop (short course)

Pop-up shops have become an exciting trend over the past few years, used by everyone from small traders to large multinationals in major cities around the world. This lecture-based short course will give you valuable insight into how to set up a pop-up shop.

Inlaying and Marquetry Techniques (short course)

This course provides an introduction to the techniques, tools, materials and language of inlaying and creating images in wood.

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 gives you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in the heart of London. You will be able to develop 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 gives you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in the heart of London. You will be able to develop 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.

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 Accessible Print Making (short course)

This course is designed to give you the skills and practical knowledge to create and print your own images in an easy way through linocut, woodcut and monoprinting techniques.

Introduction to Black and White Photography (short course)

This course will introduce participants with the practice of black and white analogue photography; from camera handling, shooting and developing film and darkroom practice. The course is creative and experimental with assignments that will encourage you to expand and develop your practice.

Introduction to Chasing and Repousse (short course)

Chasing and repousse is a simple technique that can produce impressive results. Using inexpensive home made tools, students can quickly and easily transform flat metal into 3D shapes making flat images come to life.

Introduction to Children's Book Illustration (short course)

The current children’s book illustration market is highly vibrant and dynamic, and the art of visual storytelling is an ever-evolving tradition that is constantly being added to and redefined. Children’s book illustration is one of the most rounded visual art traditions, encompassing a vast array of skills that are highly transferable across creative industries.

Introduction to Colour Printing from Film (short course)

Discover the history, tradition and craft of colour analogue photography in the professional well-equipped colour darkrooms. This course will foster an appreciation and understanding of contemporary colour practice.

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 Digital Photography (short course)

Learn how to make the most of your digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera and feel confident in understanding the digital process. This course takes you through the basic functions, from capturing those all-important shots to processing them in the digital darkroom and printing.

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 Fashion Trend Forecasting (short course)

This course is designed to promote research and innovation by teaching the key methods involved in forecasting fashion trends. Students will learn techniques in research and analysis, as well as skills to create impactful and accurate scenarios predicting future and emerging fashion trends. They'll learn the difference between macro trends and close-to-season trends, and why trend forecasting is essential in the business of fashion.

Introduction to Furniture Making (short course)

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

Introduction to Guitar Making (short course)

This course is aimed at individuals with no prior experience, 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)

In our highly visual contemporary culture, communicating ideas through visually arresting images is becoming an increasingly essential skill. Learning to visualise text and ideas in both single images and in narrative form is essential for aspiring illustrators and also provides highly transferable skills to those involved throughout the creative industry and beyond.

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 Model Making for Architects and Interior Designers (short course)

This course introduces you to methods of producing three-dimensional models with a hands-on approach, from initial sketches to presentation models.

Introduction to Plastics Technology (short course)

This introductory hands-on one-day course is designed to develop an initial understanding of how the behaviour of plastics has been applied to the modern environment and to provide a comprehensive introduction to plastics technology.

Introduction to Polymer Materials (short course)

This one-day hands-on experience course is designed to provide a coherent and logical guide to the different types of polymer materials available commercially, with emphasis on their properties and applications.

Introduction to Post-production for Architectural Visualisation (short course)

This course will introduce students to basic post-production techniques to improve their 3D designs. The course will cover different theoretical and practical aspects though composition, value and colour harmony to get the best possible result from a 3D render. The Cass, London Metropolitan University, is a RIBA CPD Provider.

Introduction to the Sewing Machine (Evening) (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.

Introductory Practical Fine Art for 16-18 year olds (short course)

This course will enable students to produce studio-based work with tutorial and group seminar presentations as preparation to apply for further study at university level.

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 students with enough skills to confidently work on both metal and resin to realise their designs.

Kaleidoscopic Dreams: Create a Jewel Using Enamel (short course)

This course aims to provide students with the skills to confidently work with their inspirations to realise their 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.

Leading, Managing and Developing People (short course)

This short course provides a rigorous framework of knowledge and understanding concerning people management. It focuses on developing understanding and skills in a number of areas that constitute effectiveness in management of the self and others.

Learn to play the Daf - Intermediate (short course)

This course will help you continue learning to play the daf (the Kurdish frame drum) – both for solo work and in an ensemble.

Learn to play the Daf - Introduction (short course)

This course will teach you how to play the daf (the Kurdish frame drum) – both as a solo player and in an ensemble.

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 (Day) (short course)

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

Lined Hand Pleated Curtains (Evening) (short course)

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

Live Art Can Change Your Life: An Introduction to Performance Art (short course)

The work of live artists often blurs the line between art and life, yet the impact of performance artists’ actions on their lives and the lives of their audience members is rarely discussed. This course begins with the question of whether or not live art practices are helpful or harmful to one’s life and uses this debate to generate new performance pieces.