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Opportunities to keep learning in Islington.

Upcoming course and events...

Would you like to learn English? Islington Libraries provide free ESOL (English for speakers of a Foreign Language) advice and information sessions. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available and some have crèche facilities for young children. 

If you have a long term health condition and live in Islington Whittington Health has a range of free courses to help you self-manage your condition and feel more in control. Upcoming courses include the Expert Patient Programme for people with long term health conditions, New Beginnings to help people suffering with or in recovery from a mental health problem, and a course for people with Diabetes type 2.

Space4 has lots of free courses coming up including understanding Google Analytics and a business accelerator programme for people living in Islington, Hackney or Haringey who are running their own business.

Talk For Health is organising a free programme in talking for wellbeing on Friday, 6 March at Islington Town Hall 3pm – 5pm. The course will teach you how to take care of your wellbeing and help support others. To register click here

If you have a tablet but don’t know how to use it and want to find out more about what this piece of technology can do then why not join Archway Library’s taster session on Friday, 13 March.

Would you like to brush up on your computer skills? Or perhaps you’re a beginner and want to learn some basic IT. Adult & Community Learning (ACL) has lots of free computer courses to help you develop your skills, plus there are courses on lots of additional subjects like ‘selling on ebay’ and ‘introduction to web design’.

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.