Welcome to Islington Adult Community Learning (IACL)

Islington ACL courses

We have an exciting skills and employment training offer that is free to adults who are aged 19+ (as at 31 August 2024) and living in Islington. Scroll through our wide range of courses here.

To find out about opportunities on your doorstep and how to apply, see training and employment advice.

There are also lots of free courses offered by City and Islington College, visit adult students and/or short courses.

Start a new course in September with Islington Adult Community Learning

Come along to our enrolment days on 4, 5 and 6 September 2024, 9.30am to 4pm (last assessment 3.15pm) at The Community Centre, 76 Parkhurst Road. N7 0FF.

Registering for a Course

To register for one of our courses you will need to sign up for (or sign in if you already have one) an account beforehand. Once you have an account you can then sign in and apply to the course you would like to do. If you would like support, or can't find what you're looking for, call, text or WhatsApp us on 07734 777 466.

Please note that during the application / enrolment process, you may be asked to provide one or more of the following:

  • A form of identification, such as a driver's licence
  • Proof of residency in Islington (or London), such as a household bill no older than 3 months old
  • If you are not a UK national - a document, such as a biometric residency card, to confirm that you have permission to stay in the UK
  • If you are in paid employment and earning less than £25,642 per gross annum, e.g. a payslip or universal credit statement no older than 3 months

The above also applies to our enrolment and initial assessment days and sessions.

English, ESOL and maths initial assessment sessions

Looking to improve your English or maths skills for work or to help with your kids with their homework? Our English, maths or ESOL (Engish for speakers of other languages) courses will help you to improve your skills. Classes from beginners up to level 2.

Drop-in assessment every Monday (in term-time) at 1pm.

Venue:First Steps Learning Centre, 2nd floor, Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent. N5 1PF.

Exam certificates

Exam certificates can be collected from Arsenal Hub, 56 Benwell Road. N7 6BA. Please note any certificates, from exams taken before August 2023, will be returned to their originating awarding bodies if uncollected as at 31st December 2024.