Free Courses for Adults

Returning to study but worried about the cost of course fees? You may be eligible to study for FREE, so achieving your dream could be closer than you think!

At City and Islington College we understand how important it is to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and qualifications to further your career or progress on to further education. That's why we're proud to announce, many of our courses are FREE for adults depending on your personal circumstances.

Free courses include:

  • English & Maths Functional Skills - FREE to all adults
  • English & Maths GCSE -  If you do not already have GCSE Grades A* - C (Grade 9 - 4)
  • ESOL - If in receipt of a wide range of benefits

If your chosen course is at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2, you may be entitled to study for FREE*

Courses include:

*In order to be eligible, you must be in receipt of certain benefits or earning below £15,736.50

If you are not in receipt of benefits and earn over £15,736.50 per year you may still qualify for financial support.

For further information, please visit our page on financial support for adults or contact 020 7700 9200


Have a question about our courses and how to enrol? Whatever your query you will find the answer here.

Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans

If you are aged 19+ there is help available to fund your course. Take a look here.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning

On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.

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Why choose CANDI

Considering enroling with us this summer? Find out what makes us the right choice.

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care building

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

This Centre on Holloway Road is a Centre of excellence for Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care and Supported Learning.