Islington residents can sign up for free adult learning courses

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By poppy_smith | Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 19:18

Islington residents are invited to sign up for free adult and community learning courses which will help them do just that.

Islington Council offers a huge range of adult education classes, including maths, English and ICT.    Many of the courses are vocational, giving residents the opportunity to gain qualifications in fields such as hairdressing, accountancy and beauty therapy.

As part of their course, learners will receive ongoing support to help them explore further opportunities for training and education or advice on how to move into paid or voluntary work.

Islington Council is holding enrolment open days for the new term, which starts in January 2013, at its four adult education learning centres on 17 and 18 December, 9.30 - 4pm:

o Hargrave Park Learning Centre

o 3Corners Learning Centre

o Arsenal Red Zone Learning Centre

o First Steps Learning Centre

If you miss the enrolment days can contact the venue directly for information on course availability. Enrolment on some courses continues throughout the term.

Once again, Islington Council has partnered up with City and Islington College, so there is an even greater selection of courses to choose from – many of which are free or low cost. 

Cllr Richard Watts, Islington Council's executive member for education, lifelong learning and skills, said:

"In the current economic climate it's more important than ever that we help our residents to improve their skills and job prospects.  

"Whether you're a new or returning learner, the open days are a good opportunity to speak to a member of staff and work out which course will best help you to develop your skills, gain confidence, find a job, or prepare for further education.

"By working with City and Islington College, we can offer a much bigger selection of courses and there are flexible options for parents with childcare needs too."

Grant Glendinning, director of centre for lifelong learning at City and Islington College, said:

"We are delighted to be teaming up with Islington Council to assist residents to improve their skills to find a first job, return to work or progress in their current employment.

"City and Islington College is committed to the local community and helping to tackle unemployment."

For more information on Islington Council adult and community learning, visit, call 020 7527 5782 or email

City and Islington College will hold open days for its adult learning courses on 23 January and 13 March next year. 

For more details on courses on offer, email or call 020 7700 9200.



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