Adult Students

If you’re aged 19 or over and are looking to get a job, advance in your career, go to university or start something new, City and Islington College will help you achieve your ambitions. We have a large variety of courses that can help you progress – from Access to Higher Education diplomas, practical work-based courses (from Entry Level to Level 3), Higher Education (Level 4 and above) and apprenticeships.

Studying at college might seem daunting if you’ve been out of a classroom for a while, but at City and Islington College, we will do our best to support you through your course, whatever your situation. We offer a flexible approach to learning, and student support team are on-hand to provide help so that you can complete your qualification – from childcare to funding and financial support.

We also know that the cost of studying can be a worry for adult students, so we offer all of our Entry Level to Level 2 courses for FREE, regardless of your age or income.

If you’re not quite sure what you’d like to study, or want to retrain for a new career in a post-COVID world, we also run a large range of free, part-time short courses, including courses at Level 3, that run in the evenings or at weekends, to be flexible with your schedule.

All of our centres have classrooms and workshops with industry-recommended equipment, as well as well-stocked libraries, social spaces and cafes, creating a vibrant, sociable place to study alongside students of all ages and backgrounds.

Don’t wait till September to join us – we have a range of courses for adults that can help you get started, running from January 2021 – find out more at New Year, New Career.

Why not come to an open day and check out our facilities for yourself, or if you already know what you’d like to study, find out more about how to applyCANDI – for London’s ambitious

Why Choose CANDI?

  • Study in the heart of central and North London – our centres are in Angel, Camden Road and Finsbury Park
  • We have industry links with hundreds of employers across London, offering you great work experience opportunities
  • Our world-famous alumni include Paloma Faith, Zawe Ashton, Reggie Yates and David Oyelowo
  • Many of our students progress onto university, employment, apprenticeships or other further study
  • Our teachers worked in industry and have developed their teaching skills to help you to succeed in your chosen area


From Access to HE to help you get the university place of your dreams, through to health and social care and professional services courses, with hairdressing and beauty therapy at our Oasis salons in Holloway Road and Finsbury Park, and many more to choose from in between… we will help you achieve your ambitions


Looking to retrain for a change in career in a post-COVID world? Want to gain new skills, or just try something new? Take a look at our FREE part-time short courses


Our Learner Experience team are here to support, encourage and help you thrive at CANDI. They provide quality advice and guidance for your future and can also offer learning support to help if you need extra help with English or Maths, if you are dyslexic or if you have a disability or a learning difficulty.



Centre for Business, Arts
and Technology
444 Camden Road
N7 0SP
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Sixth Form College
283-309 Goswell Road
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Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
Finsbury Park
N4 2DG
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Centre for Applied Sciences
311-321 Goswell Road
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020 7700 9200