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Opportunities to keep learning in Islington.

Upcoming course and events...

Would you like to learn English? There are free ESOL courses in Islington at West Library, Finsbury Library and Archway Library. 

If you own a bike and it needs repairs you can pop along to Islington Town Hall’s free Dr Bike sessions where they will help you check the mechanics of your bike from wheels, brakes, tyre pressure to lights and bike saddles. All the mechanics are knowledgeable and friendly so it is a chance to pick their brains and learn a thing or two. If you are looking to improve your bike maintenance skills Dr Bike also runs free courses and you can download a free bike maintenance manual with lots of information about home mechanics.

Peabody is running a free level three childminding course starting on Friday 4 November for 12 weeks at Pembury Community Centre, E8. You can book your place by emailing [email protected] or calling 02070891272

Want to brush up your IT skills? Islington Council has a range of free courses including ‘improve your computer skills’ and learn how to ‘create a website’.

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.

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. 

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.