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Adult Community Learning, ACL

Update 6.4.2020: A range of online courses available.

Islington Adult Community Learning Service, part of Islington Learning Skills and Employment, works in partnership with the voluntary and community sector to provide a network of neighbourhood learning centres across the borough. We offer a range of free courses, including Esol Classes, for Islington residents who would like to improve skills and life chances. Family Learning is part of the Adult and Community Learning Service.

We run courses where mums, dads and carers can learn together with their children, and also courses that enable mums, dads and carers to better support their children's learning. Courses run in schools, children's centres, adult learning centres, community organisations, libraries and museums. For further information on courses please use the website link.

Learning Centres

Arsenal Learning Centre
56 Benwell Road
N7 7BA
020 7704 4500

First Steps Learning Centre
Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent
(Holloway Road entrance) N5 1PF
020 7527 7002

Who to contact

020 7527 5782
020 7704 4500


222 Upper Street
N1 1XR

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Phone line is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday: 11am to 5pm. Please see website for details of individual learning centres.

Other Details

Cost Details
Who is this service for?
These courses are for you, if you are an Islington resident (or live within one mile of the learning centre), over 19 years of age, unemployed, low waged or receiving the following: Jobseeker's Allowance; Housing Benefit; Income Support; Incapacity Benefit; Other income-related benefits. All our courses are aimed at people who do not yet have their first full Level 2 qualification, e.g. 5 GCSEs grades A*- C or an NVQ Level 2. There are some exceptions to this. Please talk to the centre manager for details. We also have some courses open to older learners.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Call one of the learning centres or email

Record updated: 09/09/2020