How to apply

How to apply

Applications have closed for the majority of our 16-18, Adult Education courses and Apprenticeships at City and Islington College, unless you are an International student or you are applying for a Higher Education course or English and Maths course for adults. However, it's not too late - you can still register your interest and come to an open enrolment session in August to secure your place on one of our courses!

Register your interest in 16-18 courses, adult education and apprenticeships

Follow the steps below to register your interest in studying 16-18 courses, Adult Education courses and Apprenticeships: 

  1. Find your course using the online course search
  2. Click on 'Register Your Interest' next to the course you’ve selected
  3. Complete your details and send
  4. We will get back to you with further information and dates of our open enrolment sessions in August

Additional information for 16-18 applications

It's your responsibility to make sure your school provides a reference for you.

A Level applicants only

Places at our Sixth Form College are in high demand and we encourage you to apply in November/December.

  • . It's unlikely you'll be offered an interview if your application is received later than 31 January.


If you've completed year 12 at another college and want to find out about continuing to year 13, please download, complete and send a paper application


Need Help?

If you need more help, contact us on 020 7700 9200 or

For Higher Education courses: UCAS applications

For Higher Education courses you need to submit your application via UCAS. You'll need the UCAS course code, which is on the relevant course page of our website along with a link to the right UCAS webpage.

Courses awarded by our partner universities (City University London and London Metropolitan University) are listed on UCAS under the partner university.

Applications received before 6pm on 30 June 2018 will be considered but only if course places are still available.

Applications received after 6pm on 30 June 2018 will be entered into Clearing

To apply through Clearing, call the relevant Clearing contact number shown here. Depending on your chosen course, you will speak to the College admissions team or the relevant partner university - City University London or London Metropolitan University.

If you've any questions about the UCAS application process, take a look at our Higher Education FAQs.

Key Dates for UCAS

  • 15 January: first deadline for applications
  • 24 March: deadline for some art and design courses.
  • 30 June: final deadline for applications.  All UCAS applications must be received by 6pm on this date to be considered but only if course places are still available. Applications received after 6pm on 30 June 2018 will be entered into Clearing

For ESOL, English and Maths courses for adults

You may need to take a short test so that we can assess your level and enrol you on the best course for you. Just book an assessment at one of our Centres, or drop in during opening hours (see below).

For ESOL courses, you'll need to bring your passport with you to book your assessment.

Finsbury Park Centre - for all courses including ESOL

Centre for Lifelong Learning

28-42 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2DG - how to find us

  • Monday to Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday 9am-3pm

Camden Road Centre - for ESOL courses only

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology

444 Camden Road, N7 0SP - how to find us

From the August 2018, you can visit between the opening times found here

From the September 2018, you can make an appointment for an assessment by visiting us between these times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday and Friday 8.30am-3.30pm

For English courses, assesments will take place:

Tuesday 28th August – Thursday 30th August
10am and 1pm and 5.30pm

Friday 31st August and Monday 3rd September
10am and 1pm

Tuesday 4th September – Thursday 6th September
10am, 1pm and 5.30pm

For the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Contact Theresia Julien on or 020 7704 7204.

Apply now

Find your course by using the online course search and register your interest

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