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Welcome to City and Islington College


We are the first choice Further Education College for thousands of young people across London who achieve excellent academic results. 1400 of our students progressed to higher education last year.

It is our mission to deliver exceptional learning experiences for our students and to help them achieve their ambitions. Many of the achievements made by our students are incredible and out of the ordinary. From a wide range of starting points, students show that with the right attitude and approach, and with support from creative and expert staff, exceptional things can happen. Bold ambitions can be achieved.

We receive many external awards, but we are most proud of the recognition from our students. 95% tell us they feel respected and safe here, that the teaching is good, and they would recommend the College to a friend.

About us

At City and Islington we offer you

  • Modern and exciting places to learn
  • Skilled and highly qualified teachers with industry experience who are passionate and brilliant at what they do
  • Individual support to ensure you are successful
  • Enrichment opportunities, work experience and mentoring to help you gain key life and employability skills

Students learn in one of our five centres, each of which is a discrete community of students and staff focused on courses and qualifications within a particular specialism, which come together to form a single College that is diverse and exciting. Across each centre we work with over 200 employers to provide you with clear lines of sight to work.

Whether you are taking an academic or vocational route to your further study, I am confident we will have a course that meets your needs. I hope very much that you will choose to join us and become part of the next chapter in our success story.

 

Facilities available

Our Centres are based at four different locations across London:

 

 Centre for Business, Arts and Technology

 

 

Based on Camden Road, Holloway, this is the College’s largest centre offering a range of courses for all ages from media, to fashion to foundation degrees.

 

 

Sixth Form College

 

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Creative Writing to History of Art to Science.

 

 

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

 

This Centre on Holloway Road is a Centre of excellence for Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care and Supported Learning.

 

 

Centre for Lifelong Learning

 

On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.

 

 

Centre for Applied Sciences

 

In the heart of Angel, this Centre offers you the chance to study Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry, Sport Science, Forensics, Vet Sciences and Engineering.

 

Additional support

Disability support: 

We're committed to providing an inclusive learning environment and we aim to make the most of every student’s learning opportunities. It is important to us that students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, feel welcome and are supported throughout their time at college.

If you have a disability, please tell us as soon as possible of any particular help that you need. We will arrange for an assessment so that we can give you the right support during the admissions process and on your course.

Learning support:

Across our five sites, we offer a range of resources to support and enhance your learning, from libraries and IT equipment to specialised facilities for specific subject areas, including:

  • fully equipped studios for photography, fashion, textiles, printmaking, painting, sculpture and design
  • a new suite of Apple Mac computers complete with up-to-date software
  • a 100-seat theatre complete with advanced lighting and music technology equipment
  • fully equipped laboratories, including a unique sports science laboratory, a dedicated scene-of-crime lab and a Centre of Excellence for Applied Optics (at the Centre for Applied Sciences).
Student advice and counselling:

Our student services team can give you support with any problems you have during your time at College.

We'll help you sort out any problems so you can successfully complete your course.

We can provide help with practical issues such as financial worries, studying while on benefits, leaving home and emergency accommodation.

If you have any personal or emotional problems, have a specific concern or a general feeling that things are not okay while you're at College, then it may be helpful to talk them through with a counsellor.

Our team includes qualified and experienced counsellors who will offer you a confidential space in which to explore and understand what's going on.

If you have something you wish to discuss with us, please contact CounsellingServicesStaff@candi.ac.uk. We're committed to providing an inclusive learning environment and we aim to make the most of every student’s learning opportunities. It is important to us that students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, feel welcome and are supported throughout their time at college.

If you have a disability, please tell us as soon as possible of any particular help that you need. We will arrange for an assessment so that we can give you the right support during the admissions process and on your course.

Learner success

Since 1993 over a quarter of a million young people and adults have studied in further education at City and Islington College. They have come with all sorts of experiences and ambitions and represented every kind of London background. They have studied at many levels – from beginners in English as a second language to Foundation degrees – and grappled with a vast range of subjects and skills. The time they have spent at the College ranges from one to four years and some have completed multiple programmes of study.

Powerful stories of success, plus performance statistics, inspection reports and awards capture the fullest picture of our history.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2018
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Key information

Venues

  • A: Sixth Form College
    • Address:
    • The Angel
    • 283-309 Goswell Road
    • LONDON
    • EC1V 7LA
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 02077009333
    • Website:
    • http://www.candi.ac.uk/
    • Email address:
    • courseinfo@candi.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.

  • B: Centre for Business Arts and Technology
    • Address:
    • 444 Camden Road
    • LONDON
    • N7 0SP
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 02077009333
    • Website:
    • http://www.candi.ac.uk/
    • Email address:
    • courseinfo@candi.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The Centre for Business, Arts and Technology which offers some of the best modern music and media equipment in London.

      What We Offer

      At our Centre, based on Camden Road, Islington, we will help you achieve your ambitions, increase your life chances and place your voice at the Centre of everything we do. You can expect high standards of teaching and tutorial support to help you achieve your learning goals. You can also access careers advice and personal support when you need it.

      As part of your studies you will get the opportunity to take part in exciting projects, such as our End of Year Shows and Alternative Fashion Week.

  • C: Centre for Health Social and Child Care
    • Address:
    • Marlborough Building
    • 383 Holloway Road
    • LONDON
    • N7 0RN
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 02077009333
    • Website:
    • http://www.candi.ac.uk/
    • Email address:
    • courseinfo@candi.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • If you want a rewarding career where you can make a difference to society and individual lives then we are sure we have the right course for you. 

      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.

  • D: Centre for Applied Sciences
    • Address:
    • The Angel
    • 311-321 Goswell Road
    • LONDON
    • EC1V 7DD
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 02077009333
    • Website:
    • http://www.candi.ac.uk/
    • Email address:
    • courseinfo@candi.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • If you are passionate about science then you must consider the outstanding opportunities we offer at the Centre for Applied Sciences.

      We attract experts from science-based professions and train them to become educators. Our forensic courses are delivered by former crime scene examiners and DNA analysts and our eyewear, eyecare and sports tutors have industry experience. This way, you learn how to apply knowledge in a professional situation, preparing you for progression directly into employment or Higher Education.

      What we offer

      Based in the heart of Angel, Islington, the Centre offers the facilities, learning environment and teaching excellence that will help you achieve your ambitions in a range of in-demand scientific fields. Courses on offer range from foundation learning to foundation degrees and lead to professions that require specialist scientific knowledge such as forensics, optics, medicine, nursing, sports and fitness training, pharmacy and physiotherapy.