Our programmes are FREE to the most of our applicants.  They run from September 2019 to June 2020.

All courses have started, so spaces are limited, particularly at GCSE where only very strong candidates can be accepted.

We are now seeing applicants by appointment only. Visit our office at the Centre for Lifelong Learning (next to the N4 library) to book your place for one of our advice sessions on a Tuesday from 9.30am. 


  • Allow at least two hours for advice, assessment and enrolment. Occasionally you will need to return for another session in order to complete the full process. Please bring a current UK/EEA passport for identification purposes and any recent benefit letters.
  • Make prior arrangements to have young children cared for outside the college. We cannot provide appropriate childcare facilities for enrolment. Only applicants can be given access to rooms where assessments take place. For safeguarding reasons, we cannot have unsupervised children without a responsible, accompanying adult on college premises.

Mathematics - For Adults (19+)


Numeracy courses at City and Islington College

About the course

Whatever your plans for the future, the ability to work well with numbers will really help you.

We offer a range of maths courses to help you develop the number skills you need for work and everyday life - even if you've been out of education for a while.

From complete beginners to GCSE, they'll be a course at the right level for you.

You will need to take a short test so that we can assess your level and enrol you on the best course for you. Just visit our centre to book an appointment - Centre for Lifelong Learning, 28-42 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2DG.

You will take part in a range of activities to refresh and develop your maths skills, building your confidence in dealing with numbers, including money, measurements and graphs.

Your progress will be monitored in a variety of ways and we offer a range of qualifications to demonstrate your achievements.

You can progress to further study in a specialist vocational area.

On the course I learnt about social enterprise, not-for-profit business and how to become an entrepreneur

Matthias Gilles

Matthias Gilles

Studied: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Business.

Now: Progressed to a business degree at City University and is now running his own business

“On the course I learnt about social enterprise, not-for-profit business and how to become an entrepreneur. I decided that I wanted to start a business not just to make money, but to help people. I had not heard of access courses before, but they are an amazing and intensive route to university for people like me who want a career change.”

Matthias has now launched his own business selling brightly patterned shirts to raise money to help train local teachers in Burma.

Course information

Start date
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07 September 2020

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Course code
Start date
End date
34 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

£362.00 per year
£724.00 per year
How to apply

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