City and Islington College

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(2.3) 10 reviews

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The lecturers here were really good and the varied mix of people (all sorts of ages and backgrounds) often made it a vibrant and sometimes exciting place to be.


Why Study at City and Islington College?

We are an award-winning College. You will study in a fantastic environment with great staff and cutting-edge facilities, plus our students consistently get exceptional results.

Our Higher Education courses are designed and delivered in partnership with employers to give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in your chosen career. Whether you plan to become a fashion designer or to train the next generation of sports stars, our courses will set you on the path to achieve your ambition.

Types of Higher Education courses:

What are Foundation Degrees?

These combine academic study with practical training for specific careers.

Designed and delivered in partnership with employers, they focus on developing the technical skills you need for work and include on-the-job training.

At Level 5, they are equivalent to the first two years of an Honours degree. As well as being qualifications in their own right, they also allow progression to the final year of an Honours degree (on passing the course).

You will be assessed through a variety of measures, including exams and practical work – as well as your on-the-job training.

What are Higher National Certificates / Higher National Diplomas (HNC/HNDs)?

Providing a combination of theory and practice, these are geared towards giving you the practical and technical skills for a particular field of work.

Designed in collaboration with industry, they are highly valued by employers due to their hands-on approach to teaching and learning.

HNCs (Level 4) are equivalent to the first year of an Honours degree and HNDs, the first two years (Level 5). You can convert your HNC or HND to an Honours degree with extra study. These qualifications can also count towards membership of professional bodies, and can provide a stepping stone to professional status.

You will be assessed through assignments and practical tasks.

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Paul Beeson

City and Islington College
Politics and International Relations - Access to Higher Education Diploma

I really enjoyed my time at the Holloway college, it was actually a lot more fun and more interesting than the University I ended up at (a good university as far as ranking goes.) The lecturers here...


City and Islington College
Medicine & Medical Bio Sciences - Access to Higher Education Diploma
A perspective of life at CANDI

the toughest course i have ever known, but worth it! if your lucky enough to get the good tutors it makes the whole process easier. keep your eye on the prize and pay attention to the advice they...

Where you'll study

City and Islington College

383 Holloway Road London London Islington N7 0RN United Kingdom Nearest train station: Upper Holloway  0.4 miles away

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