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City and Islington College has set a standard for success as one of the country’s largest and most successful providers of further education. Every year, thousands of young people and adults successfully learn with them, enabling them to go on to further studies and employment. The college offers an exceptionally wide range of courses at all levels from basic skills through to higher education. It is judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is the first general further education college to win the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize twice.

All staff in the College support teaching and learning, directly or indirectly, and with that comes a great sense of pride when students achieve the qualifications that will change their lives.The College works closely with local employers, and has very strong links with universities to open up higher education to all students, with the number of students progressing to university improving each year.

General information

Pre-Access courses: Yes 

Duration of courses: 1 year 

Childcare: Yes 

Learning support: Extra help with English and maths, individual support if you have learning difficulties, helpful resources if you have a disability.

Disabilities: You can find information on our website or from our Course Information Unit. Please ask for our leaflet ‘Support for Learning: Contacts and Access’. If you are a disabled person, please let us know as soon as possible if you require any support, so that we can ensure your studies are a success.

ESOL: Beginners to advanced courses available.

Courses

Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

Attendance: Day
Progression: Progression to degrees in Business, Finance, Business IT, Marketing, Hospitality, Tourism, Human Resources or similar fields.
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Business Studies)

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Access to HE Diploma (Computing)

Attendance: Day
Progression: Progression to degrees in Computing, IT and other related subjects.
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Computing)

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Access to HE Diploma (Digital Marketing and Social Media)

Attendance: Day
Progression: Progression to degree courses in Digital Marketing, Advertising, Web Design, Business Marketing and other related subjects.
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Digital Marketing and Social Media)

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Access to HE Diploma (Forensic Science)

Attendance: Day
Progression: Pathways onto a range of Higher Education courses, including City and Islington College’s Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation FdSc, which is awarded by London Metropolitan University.
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Forensic Science)

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Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

Attendance: Day
Progression: We offer pathways focusing on History; Law, Politics and International Relations; or Psychology. These pathways allow you to progress to a range of possible degrees in History and the Humanities or Social Sciences.
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

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Access to HE Diploma (Media Studies)

Attendance: Day
Progression: You can progress to Higher Education courses or work in a television studio, production company, cable or satellite TV, community media and arts projects.
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Media Studies)

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Access to HE Diploma (Medicine and Medical Biosciences)

Attendance: Day
Progression: The course provides a pathway onto a variety of Higher Education degree courses, including Optometry, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Science and Biomedical Science, as well as Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Medicine and Medical Biosciences)

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Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science)

Attendance: Day
Progression: The course provides a pathway onto a variety of Higher Education degree courses. These include City and Islington College’s Football and Community Sports Coaching with Arsenal FC FdSc and Personal Training and Fitness Consultancy FdSc. Both courses are awarded by London Metropolitan University.
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences
Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science)

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