Study Programmes

Study Programme

Whether you want to go to university, carry out an apprenticeship or move into work, a Study Programme will help you develop the skills and qualifications to achieve your goals. Your Study Programme will consist of:

Your course

Whether you chose to study A Levels or a vocational qualification such as a BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ, your course will form the main part of your study programme. Your qualification will give you in-depth knowledge about a particular subject or industry to help prepare you for further study, apprenticeship or work. ESOL students will study for qualifications in ESOL, Maths and IT.

Work-related learning

At City and Islington College we look to enhance every student's employability getting them ready for the world of work once they finish their studies.  Every student will receive some work-related learning, such as work experience with employers. Placements usually consist of several days of high-quality work experience, shadowing, activities and workshops. You can find out more about opportunities available and the work-related learning our students have already participated in, by looking at our student employability section.

Tutorial support

Every student is assigned a personal tutor who will be your main point of contact at the College.  You will particpate in weekly tutorials supporting your studies plus university preparation advice from Higher Education specialists. 

English and Maths

If you haven’t achieved grade C in GCSE English and/or Maths you must retake this as part of your Study Programme. For example, if you want to study a Level 3 qualification such as a Level 3 Extended Diploma and have not achieved a grade C or above in English and/or Maths you’ll retake this as part of your course. See individual course information for entry requirements. 

Extra-curricular activity

There is a range of activities on offer to enhance your CV and university applications. We want all students at College to realise their potential. You can take part in a wide programme of activities and events that can build confidence and develop skills, knowledge, abilities and interests. There are opportunities to gain training qualifications and undertake volunteering.

Specialist support classes

These classes will support you at particular points in the year, for example when you are doing coursework and before exams.

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Apply now - 16-18 courses

From A Levels to Vocational, we offer a range of subjects to help you achieve your ambitions.

16-18 courses explained

With so many different types of courses to choose from, this page explains the difference between A Levels, BTECs and apprenticeships.

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Extra-curricular activities

There are so many events, talks, trips and opportunities happening at the College every day. Here is a taste of some of them.

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