Equality and diversity

three adult students talking

City and Islington College welcomes anyone who wants to study here and our aim is to create an environment that supports all our students achieve no matter what their gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability, marital/civil partnership status, gender -orientation, or social background.

'Teachers and tutors are very adept at ensuring that students develop a good understanding of each other’s different faiths and cultures. Students’ and apprentices’ behaviour within lessons and around the college is exemplary.'

2016 Ofsted Report

As an employer we seek to recruit and develop a workforce that reflects, understands, and fully embraces the diverse nature our students.We value diversity and positively encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability, marital/civil partnership status, transgender, or social class. We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff and work hard to ensure an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As London’s leading college our commitment to equality and diversity will help ensure we are the first choice for students, staff, employers and partners.

City and Islington College attracts students from all over the world who are seeking a first rate education and we recognise our responsibility to provide a positive and inspiring experience in terms of equality of opportunity.

We are proud to display the Positive About Disabled People “✔✔” symbol, which is awarded to employers who have made 

commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.

Find out more about the College's staff diversity profile


'Leaders and managers successfully promote equality and diversity in the college, together with an ethos of equality and of valuing the beliefs, attitudes and values of others. Within the college’s diverse community, students are very well prepared for life in modern Britain, including within their local communities. Working closely with student representatives, managers and teachers are successfully developing students’ understanding of fundamental values, which are well integrated into their courses and wider life at college.'

2016 Ofsted Report

UKIED Gold AwardCity and Islington College has been awarded Gold for Equality and Diversity by the United Kingdom Investors in Equality and Diversity (UKIED). 

Key documents

These documents will give you further information regarding our commitment and the standard of service you can expect from us, and the learning agreements you will be part of, on joining the College. 

Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2016-2017 [PDF] 

Strategic Equality and Diversity Objectives and Action Plan 2016 – 2020[PDF]

Equality and Diversity Policy [PDF]

Single Equalities Scheme 2012-16 [PDF]

Archived reports

Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2015-16 [PDF]

Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2014-15 [PDF]

Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2013-14 [PDF]

Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2012/13 [PDF]

Equality and Diversity Policy 2011 [PDF]

Equality and Diversity Action Plan [PDF]

Contact us

If you require further details on the above information, or wish to obtain information on Equality Impact Analysis undertaken by the College please contact Dennis Francis, Head of Equality and Diversity:

Call: 020 7700 9249

Email: dennis.francis@candi.ac.uk

Meet our staff

Meet our staff

Read some fascinating interviews with staff working in City and Islington's five centres and find out what it is really like to work here.

City and Islington College Student, Benjie Guy

How my course helped me

Helping students achieve their ambitions and increasing their life chances is crucial to us. Read these case studies to find out more.