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Opportunities to keep learning in Islington.

Upcoming course and events...

Space4 is a new workspace in Finsbury Park. A team of highly skilled professionals work there and they want to share their knowledge, skills and expertise with the local community. To do that they’ve set up a series of free workshops for anyone who is interested in picking up a new IT skill or improving on existing ones (coffee & tea is provided). They have an absolute beginners workshop to learn programming and coding on Monday, 9 December in Finsbury Park. To reserve a place click here To view the other upcoming courses have a look at the events section of their website

The Recovery College has lots of short courses in December to promote wellbeing available for free. They are for anyone living in the borough of Islington who is 18 years and over. Courses on offer include building healthy relationships, understanding anger and taking a holistic approach to medication.

Rey Europe has been working on a European project to develop tools and resources to enable young people to develop their soft skills. They are now looking for a few groups of young people (aged 16-30) to pilot a web-based app. They will be offering free resources which young people can work through independently or as a group (e.g. in workshops). For more information please contact [email protected]

Whittington Health provides a range of free self-management courses which are perfect for people who have long term health conditions and would like support and tips about how to feel better, reduce pain and feel more in control. 

Would you like to be in work but not sure where to start? Help on Your Doorstep is now offering support with iWorks to help you set and achieve goals and find work.

Adult Community Learning


Every year Islington Council offers many free adult and community learning courses in their welcoming community venues around Islington. 

Bags of Taste


Those on low incomes or anyone looking to learn new culinary skills – easy and healthy recipes to cook real food, from scratch, for less than £1.00 a head. Go to their website for courses and venues.

CANDI - City and Islington College


The college has five diverse centres in North London that make up one college. What ever your specific study requirements, experience or ambitions they will have a course that suits your needs. 

The Parent House

55 Calshot Street, London N1 9AS


Offers free courses and projects which are designed to be as practical as possible for parents with a teaching approach that prepares parents to put their new skills into action. A crèche is available to all learners and classes are small enough for every parent to be treated as an individual.

If you would like more information or help to get involved in any of these opportunities please contact us. 

Health and wellbeing update service

If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us.

If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.