Principal's welcome

City and Islington College's Principal, Grant Glendinning

We are delighted you are thinking of studying here at City and Islington College.

We achieve excellent academic results year on year for our students, with almost 1500 progressing on to higher education, and create pathways to careers for people of all ages. That is why we are the first choice Further Education College for thousands of young people and adults across London.

With our unique identity, we deliver high quality learning experiences for our students. We encourage them to achieve their ambitions, expand their horizons and grow as individuals. Many of the achievements made by our students are incredible and out of the ordinary. From a wide range of starting points, our students consistently show us that with the right attitude and approach, and with support from creative and expert staff, exceptional things can happen.

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

Innovation within our curriculum is key to student achievement, and as creative professionals we always seek out new ideas and develop new and exciting approaches to teaching. Our students consistently cite the dedication and expertise of our teachers as primary reasons for their success.

Students learn in one of our five centres, each of which is a learning 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 so we can be part of your success story.

Principal Grant Glendinning

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