Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

Welcome to the Centre for Health, Social and Child Care. If you want a rewarding career where you can make a difference to society and individual lives then we are sure we have the right course for you. 

What We Offer

Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including  Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.

Read Byron Baker's story to see the bold ambitions that can be achieved at this centre.

How to find us

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care
Marlborough Building
383 Holloway Road
N7 0RN

Underground: Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line)

Buses: 4, 29, 43, 91, 153, 253, 254, 259, 271, 393

Access: Ramped access to the building, on-site, disabled car park and disabled access to all floors.

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Key facts

  • Has over 1800 19+ full and part time students and 700 full-time students
  • Each year students achieve results above the national average
  • Last year 122 students progressed to higher education institutions such Middlesex University and Southbank University

See more key facts about the College.


  • Specialist industry standard salons and beauty therapy suites
  • Internet café
  • Supportive Library service
  • Study workshops
  • IT suites

Work experience

The majority of Hair and Beauty, Child Care and Health and Social Care students experience a work-related placement which is an integral part of their work assessment. Supported Learning students also have the opportunity to access work placements.

We have excellent links with employers. We work with over 200 employers who offer work placements and we provide bespoke training and qualifications to their staff. In the latest survey, 91% of employers stated that they received positive feedback from their staff regarding training delivered whilst 90% stated that the Centre responded quickly to their training request. We also offer work experience and make sure the best employment opportunities are available to our students.


You will have a personal tutor and a team of experienced advisers to make sure practical issues and personal problems do not get in the way of achieving your qualification. Follow this link to find out more Student Support.

Open Days - Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

Open Days - Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

At City and Islington College, we want every one of our students to achieve their ambition. Come to our open day to find out how we can help you achieve yours.

Meet our staff: CHSCC

Meet our staff: CHSCC

Read about some of our staff who see the rewards of helping students of all ages in to careers where they can make a difference to society.

Student Awards 2014 - Health, Social and Child Care

Awards 2014 - Health, Social and Child Care

Inspirational students recognised at Centre for Health, Social and Child Care awards night

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