Where to find us
First Steps Learning Centre
Islington Central Library
2 Fieldway Crescent
The Learning Centre is based on the second floor of Central Library, accessed through the libraries main entrance on Fieldway Crescent.
Phone: 020 7527 7002
Contact: Tracey Armes
Buses: 43, 271, 393, 263
Tubes: Highbury & Islington (Victoria line), Holloway Road (Piccadilly line)
Trains: Highbury & Islington (First Capital Connect), Drayton Park (First Capital Connect)
What we offer
The centre offers a wide range of free courses including computing, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), English, maths, personal development and employability.
Our courses are designed to give you the information, advice, guidance and support to help you progress into further education, training, employment or voluntary work.
All courses are free and are offered to Islington residents or parents with children in Islington schools. Our courses are aimed at people who are aged 19 years or over, unemployed or low waged and receiving benefits. Please contact centre staff if you aren't sure if you are eligible.
The Learning Centre is fully wheelchair accessible. Our AccessAble profile for Central Library features a guide to facilities and access for disabled people.