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

Who are the courses for?

Council courses are free 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. Please bring proof of identity and proof of receipts of benefit with you during enrolment.

Come along to our enrolment days?…
Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September, 9.30 – 4pm

Arsenal Learning Centre (all curriculum areas)
56 Benwell Road
N7 7BA
020 7704 4500

First Steps Learning Centre (all curriculum areas)
Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent
(Holloway Road entrance) N5 1PF
020 7527 7002

Finsbury Library (ICT and Preparation for Work courses only)
If you are interest in ESOL, English, Maths or Family Learning classes please attend ArsenalĀ or First Steps Learning Centre.
245 St John Street
020 7527 5083

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.