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Training, employment skills and further education

Free training opportunities

Islington’s Adult and Community Learning (ACL) service offer free courses for Islington residents aged 19 and over or parents with children in Islington schools. Courses include digital skills, Maths, English, ESOL, vocational and employment skills, family learning and community learning.

Islington ACL homepage (opens in a new tab) 

City and Islington College is one of the largest further education colleges in London, with five specialist centres across North London. Located across Angel, Holloway Road, Finsbury Park and Camden Road, they offer an extensive range of academic and vocational courses for all ages.

City and Islington College homepage (opens in a new tab)

FC Designer Workspace provides professional stitching courses, business mentoring and masterclasses from industry experts. The venue offers exhibition and training space for local designers, a photography studio and the chance to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.

FC designer Collective webpage (opens in a new tab) 

Gateway qualifications are a not-for-profit organisation offering qualifications, access to HE Diplomas, ESOL and new essential digital skills qualifications. 

Gateway Qualifications homepage (opens in a new tab)


Connecting Communities Programme

Our Connecting Communities programme can help individuals develop their skills and find suitable work by supporting Islington residents who are:

  • Unemployed
  • 18 to 24 - Not In Employment, Education or Training (NEET) 
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Not currently undertaking an ESF programme


Connecting Communities


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Islington Council offers apprenticeships in a variety of areas that include work experience and training, and offer an attractive salary.

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Multiverse are a talent accelerator helping to create a diverse group of future leaders.

Find out more on Multiverse's homepage (opens in a new tab)

The Department for Education provide advice on becoming an apprentice and guidance on finding an apprenticeships.

Find out more on GOV.UK's apprenticeships page (opens in a new tab).

DiVA Apprenticeships specialise in training young people in Business Administration, Digital and Creative Apprenticeships.

Find out more on Diva Apprenticeships' homepage (opens in a new tab)

LDN Apprenticeships provide opportunities to people of all ages, Whether you are making the transition from education to employment, switching careers or looking to take a step up in your current role.

Find out more on LDN Apprenticeships' homepage (opens in a new tab).

Let Me Play offer a wide range of apprenticeships including marketing, I.T., business, early years and sport.

Find out more on Let Me Play's homepage (opens in a new tab).

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