Why Choose Us?

We are the biggest provider of education for 16-18 year olds in London and we change the lives and careers of thousands of adult learners who return to study vocational or Access courses with us. We welcome students from Islington to China every year.

The College is not just a place to come and learn and pick up a qualification. It is a place to remember with pride, a place to make new and lifelong friends and a place that offers you the chance of new life experiences on the doorstep of one of the greatest cities in the world. Whatever your age or background City and Islington College is dedicated to you.

Most of all our courses are designed with clear lines of sight to university and the work place. We also have dedicated careers teams at each of our five centres that can provide you with guidance to help you achieve your ambition.

With the job market more competitive than ever, we work closely with employers to ensure our courses are designed with real jobs in mind. Together, we can help you take that important next step towards a better future, giving you the qualifications, skills and confidence you need for success in your chosen field.

Bringing together a diverse student body, our award-winning College is the number one choice for so many students because we offer:

The right choice for your chosen field of study

  • Modern learning environments with specialised facilities, from fully-equipped multimedia studios to commercial hair and beauty salons
  • Dedicated, friendly teaching staff with industry experience in the subjects they teach

The right choice for study support

  • Regular one-to-one sessions with your personal tutor (for full-time courses)
  • Library, information services and IT facilities, including free on-site Wi-Fi and a virtual learning environment, so you can access course materials and assignments online even when you’re not at College
  • Additional learning, disability and emotional support if required
  • Practical support on issues such as financing your education, studying while on benefits and emergency accommodation
  • 95% of our students tell us that they are happy with their experience at the College.

The right choice for your busy lifestyle

  • Centrally-located campuses accessible from anywhere in London
  • Flexibility in how and when you learn, including day, evening and some weekend courses
  • Two College nurseries providing limited places for students’ children aged 1-5
  • Onsite cafes

The right choice for your future

The right choice for your future

  • Enrichment opportunities, work experience and mentoring to help you develop key employability and life skills
  • A range of courses at different levels and for different abilities to help you progress even further, for example into Higher Education
  • Information and guidance on careers, finding employment and your next steps

Teaching and learning

According to our marketing intelligence, the number one reason students come to enrol and study at the College is due to our outstanding reputation for teaching and learning. You can read more about our teachers, their careers, talents and motivations.

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