How to apply

How to apply

You can apply online for the majority of courses including 16-18, Adult Education courses and Apprenticeships at City and Islington, unless you are an International student or you are applying for a Higher Education course or English and Maths course for adults.

Apply for 16-18 courses, adult education and apprenticeships

Follow the 5 steps below for 16-18 courses, Adult Education courses and Apprenticeships: 

  1. Find your course using the online course search
  2. Click on 'Add to basket' next to the course you’ve selected. If there is no 'Add to basket' button, please click to 'Register your interest' and we'll get back to you.
  3. Click on 'Go to basket' once you have made your selections. You'll see a summary of all the courses you’ve selected, and can add and remove courses here.
  4. Click on 'Register and apply' once you’re happy with your selection. You'll be asked for your email address and a password. Make sure you give an email address you use regularly. 
  5. Fill in the form and submit the application.  You'll be given the chance to review the information you’ve provided, and when you're happy with everything, click 'Submit'. The College will be in touch shortly afterwards.

Don't have time to complete your application in one go? Just click 'Save' and 'Log off' at any point, then log back in when you’re ready to carry on.

Additional information for 16-18-year-olds’ applications

It's your responsibility to make sure your school provides a reference for you. When you apply online we will ask for your school and/or referee details. Your referee must provide the reference within two weeks of you submitting your application.

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 with your online application, contact us on 020 7700 9200 or

If you'd prefer to complete a paper application, just print out, fill in and return one of the forms below.

The return address is given at the bottom of the form.

Application form 2018-19 [PDF]

Adult January starts 2018 [PDF] 

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 2017 will be considered but only if course places are still available.

Applications received after 6pm on 30 June 2017 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 including Fashion with Textiles FdA  and Photography FdA.
  • 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 2017 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 2016, you can visit between the opening times found here

From the September 2016, 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 the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Contact Theresia Julien on or 020 7704 7204.

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Find your course by using the online course search and click on 'Add to basket'

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How to enrol

We have several easy ways to enrol for a course: you can enrol online or visit a Centre. We explain the process here.

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Application form

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