Welcome to our Adult and Community Learning website. Here you will find a range of different courses to suit your needs.

Every year Islington Council offers many free adult and community learning courses in our welcoming community venues to help unemployed and low-waged residents develop their skills and confidence. Our variety of courses means there is something for everyone, so whether you are looking to develop your skills for work or further education, learn English, or build your confidence and skills to help your children with their homework, we have something for you.

Course list

New Year, new course…

Start the new year with a click and sign up to a free course. Come along to our enrolment days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th January 2020 between 9.30am-4pm at either Arsenal or First Steps Learning Centre.

Who are the courses for?

We offer free courses for Islington residents or parents with children in Islington schools. You must be 19 or over, unemployed or low-waged and receiving benefits to be eligible for our free courses.


You have the right to feel safe where you learn. ACL are committed to safer learning, please email aclsafegaurding@islington.gov.uk or call 07892 700 217 or 07971 599 383 if you can any safeguarding concerns. For more information or to see our safe guarding policy, click the link below


Looking for information?

If you are looking for information and need a quick answer, why don’t you send us a message via WhatApp on 07734 777 466 and we will try and answer your enquiry quicker than normal.

Advice, guidance and progression

As part of your courses you will receive ongoing support to help you achieve your learning goals. We will also help you to explore opportunities for further training and education or how to move into paid or voluntary work.