School Liaison

At City and Islington College we are dedicated to ensuring students across London have the information they need to make informed decisions about their future.

We can visit your school to provide support and guidance on the many post-16 options available to students when they leave school.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

We have a programme of activities we can deliver to your school to ensure your students are supported and informed about their future options. Through our strong links with local employers and external institutions, we can help you develop your students’ knowledge and understanding of potential progression routes and the world of work.Our activities are designed to support schools meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

You can view the full programme of CEIAG sessions here.

Parents evenings

Our careers and curriculum team can support your parent events with information, advice and guidance on life at college as well as hands on activities where appropriate.


Flexible for a range of year groups, assemblies are often the first introduction to college life for a student. These short sessions are a great starting point to excite and engage students in finding out more about a range of career and educational options.

Career events

We are delighted to attend any of your career events to meet and advise students on Further Education, (school leavers), Higher Education (university leWe are delighted to attend any of your career events to meet and advise students on Further Education, (school leavers), Higher Education (university level) and Apprenticeships. Our resources will illustrate the exciting courses we offer. The connection we make with your students is important to us and we will ensure the relationship continues after the event with invitations to our open evenings.

Taster days and college visits

We are happy to offer a taster day package bespoke to you and your students. Our subject staff are on hand to deliver interactive taster sessions and you are also welcome to select any of our engagement activities to be delivered on the day. We are happy to arrange separate Taster Days if you have specific requirements.

Sessions we can offer to schools

TitleDescriptionDuration Session Type
What Career?Interested in a career in the NHS? We will do this fun Health Care quiz to see what roles suit you. Maybe you don’t know what to do and need to start with a ‘blank canvas’. If that is you, we will use the START profile to link your skills to a career pathway.60 minsInteractive Quiz
What Next?Worried about your GCSE results? Let us explore what you can do with your GCSEs grades, the good news is lots! We can explore the different levels and qualifications, understand what they mean, to get you on your chosen career pathway.60 minsPresentation
FE and MeVocational or academic? Learn about our course offer and make the right choice for you.30 minsPresentation
T-Levels Insights SessionT Levels are new two-year Level 3 technical programme that will sit alongside apprenticeships and A Levels within a reformed skills training system, primarily aimed at 16-18 learnersFlexiblePresentation
A day in the life of a Candi learnerThis 60-minute session is designed to give students a taste of what it would be like to study at Candi.  The session takes place at our centres and are interactive, they allow students the opportunity to ask questions, experience college facilities and discover first-hand what it is like to be a learner at Candi.60 minsPresentation
Candi XtraAlongside academic studies our learners have the opportunity to engage in fun and exciting activities and work placements with our extensive and renowned industry contacts.  This session gives students an insight into the activities on offer to learners at Candi how to get the most out of them.  60 minsPresentation and activities

For more information or to book one of the above sessions please email Jack Dewhurst at or visit us at one of our open days.

Key stage 4 provision

Our Key Stage 4 provision aims to:  

1. Meet the DfE, Local Authority and schools’ requirements for Alternative Provision  
2. Re-engage young people disapplied from the National Curriculum at Key Stage 4  
3. Motivate young people to achieve and progress  
4. Progress students from Year 10 into Year 11, and in turn onto further education, employment or an apprenticeship. 

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