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Opportunities to keep learning in Islington.

Upcoming course and events...

Want to get tech savvy? Archway Library is running a free 3 week course from Friday 9 August – Friday 23 August with lots of handy hints and tips about how your Android tablet works. To find out more and sign up click here.

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.

Talk For Health is offering free taster sessions to help you understand yourself better, improve your communication skills and learn to listen and connect with people. They have a taster session on Thursday, 8 August ‘Learn to Talk for a Fit Mind’ which will help you feel more connected with yourself and other people. There are also other taster sessions available later in the year.

Could you help others learn how to use the internet and find out what’s on offer online? If so, you might be interested in being a Digital Champion with Clarion. You don’t have to be an expert with computers to apply. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve really helped people and communities to get connected! Plus, you will also receive free training courses and get certificates which you can add to your CV.

The Recovery College has a range of free courses on wellbeing and recovery for people in Islington. Courses include living with depression, getting a good night’s sleep, understanding anger and many more. Click here to see the courses available.

Whittington Health is working with us to provide 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. Upcoming summer courses include the six week Expert Patients Programme to help people manage long term health conditions. There are also 7 week courses for people who have diabetes type 2 which covers diet, exercise and managing medication. 

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.