Short Courses

Courses are open to both members and non-members of the Institution.

HLSI members will have a priority period of two weeks before general Autumn enrolment and for any new courses starting during the year, including the Summer series of short courses. Continuing students enrolled in the Autumn Term will have priority for the following two terms.  

Forms for enrolment are available from the HSLI office or can be downloaded from

NB Step free access is only possible for courses marked *.  Please note that the staircase to the upper classrooms is narrow and steep and may be difficult to access for those with limited mobility.

Course fees given below are calculated according to the new, longer, term dates.

Payment can be made in cash, by cheque and by credit or debit card, either in person or by telephoning the HLSI office (020 8340 3343).

 Fee concessions:  Some places are available at 50% fee reduction for those on income based state benefits. Places are limited, and are allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please indicate on your enrolment form if you wish to apply or contact the office for details. You will be asked to supply evidence of your benefit entitlement.

 In exceptional circumstances refunds may be given at the discretion of the Education Committee. An application in writing must be sent to the Chair of the Education Committee via the office.

There is no insurance cover for students taking part in activities off the premises.

Students under 18 are not normally allowed to enrol.

The Education Committee reserves the right to cancel a course due to lack of support.

If a course is cancelled, fees for sessions which have not taken place will be reimbursed.


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