City and Islington College

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Public Services Level 3 Year (1/2)

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'Our college offers courses from entry level to foundation degrees and work –based training qualifications for learners of all ages.'

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City and Islington College is one of the country's most successful colleges. Following an inspection in 2008, we became the only college in London to be judged by Ofsted as outstanding on every measure. We have also been awarded Beacon status in recognition of our high quality teaching and learning. In 2011, the College gained New Engineering Foundation STEM Assured status and has also been accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.

Over 12,000 students are welcomed to City and Islington College from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities and age groups. Some are working towards university, while others are improving basic skills. There are adults gaining qualifications to support their career development and a growing number of our students are involved in Foundation degrees and work-based training. With an excellent range of full-time, part-time and short courses for students of all ages, we are confident we can help you achieve your goals.

What's on offer
A huge variety of courses from entry level to foundation degree are available to learners across our five Centres (Applied Sciences; Business, Arts and Technology; Health, Social and Child Care; Lifelong Learning; and our Sixth Form College).

The Centre for Applied Sciences houses the College's award-winning optics department and a range of courses in environment and land based studies, forensic, health, medical and sports sciences, offering excellent progression routes to employment and higher education, with strong links to City University.

The Centre for Business, Arts and Technology provides a range of vocational courses from basic skills to Foundation degrees. Subject areas include: art, design, fashion, photography, business and management, computing, media, dance and performing arts.

The Centre for Health, Social and Child Care offers courses in child care, health and social care, counselling, advice and guidance as well as beauty therapy and complementary health. Our outstanding child care provision helped us gain status as a Centre for Vocational Excellence, and with strong employer links, this Centre offers excellent career opportunities in the caring professions.

The focus of our Centre for Lifelong Learning is on adult students. Programmes include ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), basic skills, IT, access to higher education, teacher training, ceramics and many more.

The Sixth Form College offers over 40 A-levels for school leavers, supported by a formal Partnership for Excellence with University College London. The International Baccalaureate (IB) was introduced in 2010 and language courses are also available in the evenings for adults.

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Public Services Level 3 Year (1/2)
5 5
by Mirza Q - August 2016

Studying at City and Islington College has changed my mentality for the best, studying in a friendly and safe environment enabled me to express myself in my studies. The Public Services Courses are well structured with teachers who have previously worked within the Public Services, which ultimately makes it easy to understand and the course itself also gives a great insight of the services. I loved my time during college and now am off to university, to study Criminology with Policing, which will lead to many career opportunity, this dream of mine going to university was made easy by City and Islington. I highly recommend this college to individuals with an ambition to go university or looking for a career path after college.

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City and Islington very good
5 5
by lola - September 2010

Very creative course.

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