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Opportunities to keep learning in Islington.

Upcoming course and events...

Laamiga is offering free mentoring for women from migrant and ethnic minority communities. They can provide support around a range of issues including looking for a job, improving your English or gaining confidence. Feedback from a previous mentoree said, 'My mentor helped me practice mock interviews; and through her feedback I improved my interview skills and my self-confidence and I got a permanent job.'

If you own a tablet and want some help to understand how it works then why not join Islington Library’s short course from Monday 3 – 17 June 10am – 1pm. It includes lots of handy tips so you can get the best out of the technology!

Relate has some free spaces to two upcoming workshops. The first ‘Introduction to Counselling Skills’ on Thursday, 27 June focuses on using listening skills in a professional environment. The second ‘Communication Workshop’ on Tuesday, 2 July will help you improve how you communicate to boost confidence in different settings.

Calling all women in Islington! You can learn some DIY skills for free to help improve your home. Taster sessions from Islington Adult & Community Learning Service include electricity (7 June) to safely solve electrics problems and plumbing (19 July) useful for leaks or changing a tap. Booking essential. 

Whittington Health is working with us to provide a range of self-management courses which are perfect for people who have long term health conditions and would like support and tips about how to feel more in control. Upcoming courses include the Expert Patients Programme which is designed to help people manage long term health conditions and there are courses for people with diabetes type 2 with the option of an evening course for people who are busy during the day. 

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. 

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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.

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