'Students and apprentices receive good-quality careers advice and guidance, which help them make decisions on their next step in education or training, or to employment. Students receive excellent support from tutors with their applications to higher education'
2016 Ofsted Report
Facilities and teaching
Across our five sites, we offer a range of resources to support and enhance your learning, from libraries and IT equipment to specialised facilities for specific subject areas, including:
- fully equipped studios for photography, fashion, textiles, printmaking, painting, sculpture and design
- a new suite of Apple Mac computers complete with up-to-date software
- a 100-seat theatre complete with advanced lighting and music technology equipment
- fully equipped laboratories, including a unique sports science laboratory, a dedicated scene-of-crime lab and a Centre of Excellence for Applied Optics (at the Centre for Applied Sciences).
At City and Islington we keep course sizes low so that you have plenty of face-to-face contact with your teachers. Many of our teaching and lecturing staff are PhDs and experts in their field.
These achievements are born out by 98% pass rate the College achieved in 2014, and by the fact that our success in Level 3 vocational qualifications continues to outstrip the national average.
Learn more about our staff.
The Libraries at City and Islington College provide you with a range of up-to-date electronic, printed and audio-visual resources including books, online databases, e-books and journals, to help you get the most out of your studies. We have photocopying and printing facilities – with your own quota of free printing.
Most importantly, Library staff are always available to support you with your learning. Whether it is to help you find the information you need, to answer an ICT enquiry, access on-line resoures, our friendly staff are here to help.
Learn more about each of the College Centres.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the latest technology and IT equipment.
You can access:
- PCs and Apple Macs complete with up-to-date software packages
- laptops, iPads and other mobile devices
- free WiFi
- your own email account
Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment) and MyCandi (Student Website)
Our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, enables you to:
- access learning resources anywhere, anytime within an internet browser
- correspond with your tutor and fellow students via online forums and chat rooms
- submit assignments, complete quizzes, respond to surveys and receive feedback online
- access additional learning materials to help you get more out of your course
- view induction videos, find information on events and receive technical support
- access student services materials including careers, counselling and welfare
- access important E-Safety information and guidance.
Our student website, MyCandi, provides:
- the latest College information and messages
- key contacts
- library links, including the ability to renew items remotely
- timetable information
- College policies and procedures
- information the College holds about you, with the ability to update links to Moodle
Additional learning support
We're committed to providing an inclusive learning environment and aim to make the most of every student’s learning opportunities.
It is important to us that students with disabilities and learning difficulties feel welcome and are supported throughout their time at college.
Examples about some of the types of support available:
- BSL and communication support for deaf students
- Note takers and specialist software for students who are blind or visually impaired
- Support workers for those with medical or physical support requirements
- Readers and extra time in exams for students with dyslexia
- Individual support for students with mental illnesses
- Students who have sensory or physical difficulties can have access to resources such as magnifiers, dictaphones and, in some cases, a laptop computer.
Head of ALS & Inclusive Learning
0207 700 9350
Mental Health and Well Being Support
We are committed to supporting students who experience any mental health difficulties at college, and require well-being support.
- These may include:
Our experienced team will provide information, advice and guidance regarding your mental health difficulties as well as making links with tutors to arrange reasonable adjustments where appropriate. They will also make links with external parties to ensure the student remains supported throughout their time at the college, and beyond.
Mental Health and Well Being coordinator
0207 700 8640