School Leavers – Vocational

If you’re currently in Year 10 or Year 11 and looking for a vocational course (sometimes called a BTEC or Diploma) to help you get the skills you need for work or university, City and Islington College can help. We have a large variety of vocational courses that can help you achieve your ambitions (including BTEC, UAL and City & Guilds, from Entry Level through to Level 3).

Studying at one of our centres is very different from staying at school – you are treated as an adult and supported to manage your studies, so you’re ready for university or work. At CANDI, you won’t have assemblies or have to wear uniform, and you’ll be studying with people of all ages from across London. 

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

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 apply.

Why Choose CANDI?

  • Study in vibrant North London – our specialist centres are spread across Islington, and are easily accessible by tube or bus
  • We have industry links with hundreds of employers across London, offering you great work experience opportunities
  • Our world-famous alumni include Paloma Faith, David Oyelowo, Zawe Ashton and Reggie Yates
  • 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

Courses for School Leavers

From our cutting-edge science courses, to health and social care and childcare, through to creative media and performing arts, with many more to choose from in between… take a look at what’s on offer at City and Islington College… for London’s Ambitious


Our Student Services 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