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How my course helped me

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At City and Islington College, we work closely with employers and partner universities to ensure our Higher Education courses provide the knowledge, practical skills and real-life experience you need to succeed in your chosen career.

But don’t just take our word for it! See what our former students have to say…


"It really made up my mind about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life!"

Nicola McLean, Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)/PGCE
Now working as a Beauty Therapy Lecturer at City and Islington College


Nicola Ashton, Early Childhood Studies FdA


“The fact the College is partnered with the well respected City University London was a big factor in choosing the College. The course is great.”
Omar Allouji, Engineering Foundation Year

"Brilliant course, thoroughly enjoyed it. Final year is intense but would definitely recommend it to others.”
Yordanka Mileva, Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation FdSc

“The course is very hands-on and we have some lessons at City University using their facilities. The lecturers are all friendly and I have made some really good friends along the way. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career within optics.”
Kavita Nagi, Ophthalmic Dispensing FdSc

“The course supplies a good understanding of how the body and fitness work. Good teaching with great facilities.”
Jarrelle Lambert, Personal Training and Fitness Consultancy FdSc

“The partnership between Arsenal FC and the College adds more value to my learning experience. I like working with kids, and we have been coaching with Arsenal and in local primary schools to teach children new skills.”
Justin Jose Edattukaran, Football and Community Sports Coaching with Arsenal FC FdSC

“The course is fantastic! It provides a great overview of all aspects of digital design.”
Natalia Ogurtsava, Digital Media Design FdA

“The course is very useful as it is in line with current technology and how the world is working. The course reaches out to a wide audience of students and we get to work with other creative courses such as Photography.”
Fadime Akpinar, Graphic Design HND

“I enjoy the creative freedom offered on the course, and the teachers are very supportive.”
Josh Butler, Fashion with Textiles FdA

“I enjoy the flexibility of being able to fit in studies with other life commitments. The teachers are very good and helpful.”
Elzbieta Franklyn, Photography FdA

“The course is interactive and one you can go places with. It is very personalised and takes into account what you want to accomplish in the future. I would definitely recommend it.”
Deanne Afflick, Photography HNC
Deanne freelanced in marketing and public relations before starting the course

“I love the fact the course offers a good mixture of styles. The teachers are really supportive in helping you to improve.”
Jimmy Sanni, Dance FdA

“The course offers a great skills base to develop my career prospects in the wider world.”
Huseyin Celik, Business Management HNC

“The course is well structured and the learning experience is motivational. I would certainly recommend it to others. Once I have finished the course I aim to study for an additional year to obtain a BSc at City University London.”
Roselle Osborne, Public Service Management FdA

“We get to develop what we have learned in theory into practice. I am enjoying adapting to different nursery settings and meeting new people. The cost of the course is very good.”
Peppy Prabowo, Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families HND

“The course is a natural progression for me; I work in a nursery, and my deputy manager also did this course. The course is widening my knowledge and I am also able to bring back what I have learnt to my nursery, and share new skills and practices with my team. I am going to turn my foundation degree into a full honours degree and apply to work within the Early Years Intervention Team.”
Joanna Murchison, Early Childhood Studies FdA