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Opportunities to keep learning in Islington.

Upcoming course and events...

Would you like to work with children in schools? The Parent House is running a free level 1 10 week course starting on 7 May. This course will help you build confidence of working with children including creating activities to support them. There is an onsite crèche available.

Would you like to get the best out of your children? Islington Council is running a free 12 week ‘Incredible Years School Age Programme’ starting on the 25 April to help you learn how to set rules & routines, create positive relationships and boundaries. The course takes place at Hungerford Primary School, 249 Hungerford Road, London N7 9LF. If you would like to sign up please contact the facilitators: Emma Newton - 020 7527 7911 or Carolina Pereyron - 0207 272 6933

Do you want to meet other parents and share your skills and learn more about creating a positive home life? Brickworks community centre is running a ‘strengthening families, strengthening communities’ course in Bengali and Somali. The 12 week course starts on 1 May. A free halal lunch and crèche is provided.

Islington Council’s Adult and Community Learning Service is running a range of free courses with enrolment days in April. There’s something for everyone including digital and computer skills, ESOL and family learning.

Would you like to improve your English? The Refugee Women’s Association is running free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses for females starting in March, April and May.

Circle of Security is a termly parenting course run by Choices Islington and Growing Hope. This course aims to help parents understand their child's emotional needs and to support children to manage their emotions. An attendee of a previous course said, "This was an amazing course. I have never experienced learning such a helpful way to communicate with my children outside. Thank you for all that you guys do! I have a whole new understanding with parenting!"  To find out more about the next course please email [email protected]

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. 

Want to help your family budget their money? GetSet offers free money courses for people in Islington so you can explore your families spending habits and make savings together! Find out here what the course covers. For more information you can call 020 8983 5043.

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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