Advanced Learner Loans

If you are aged 19 or over and want to study an Access to Higher Education Diploma, a Level 3 -6 Certificate or Diploma, there is help available to fund your course. Find out more by visiting our financial support section . If you successfully go on to complete your degree, then the Access loan will deducted from your student loan.


Assessments are in Room 3.03b and will include a brief talk, an English and Math’s assessment online and written, this will take approximately 2 hours. We have two pathways which include the Preparation for Access (Skills) if learners need to brush up on literacy skills to enable them to progress onto the Access to HE Diploma and our direct entry on to our Access HE diploma route.

Dates for assessments are: Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 1.00pm

Politics and International Relations - Access to Higher Education Diploma


Careers Advisers have given me excellent direction

Essack Miah

Essack Miah

Studied: A Levels in Economics, History and Politics

Destination: University of Cambridge to study Law

City and Islington College A Level student Essak Miah has won a scholarship to study at Cambridge University after excelling in his studies, gaining one A* and two As.

“I am very happy with my results as I am now going to Cambridge University to study Law. I am being sponsored £15,000 by international law firm Trowers & Hamlins for my degree.

He said: “The College has really helped me secure this funding and the careers advisers have given me excellent direction. I come from a working class background; some of my family have been to university, but no one has had an opportunity like this so I am very proud.

“I want to become a lawyer after University and I have already gained a lot of experience at law firms in London. I would really recommend others to come to the College as the teachers are extremely helpful, but I have also really enjoyed independent learning.”

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology Open Day

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology Open Day

At City and Islington College, we want every one of our students to achieve their ambition. Come to our open day to find out how we can help you achieve yours.

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology building

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.