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City and Islington College ALS (Additional Learning Support) and Inclusive Learning Team

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology: 444 Camden Road, N7 0SP,
Sixth Form College, The Angel: 283-309 Goswell Road, EC1V 7LA,
Centre for Health, Social and Child Care: Marlborough Building, 383 Holloway Road, N7 0RN,
Centre for Lifelong Learning: 28-42 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2DG,
N7 0RN
Telephone: 0207 700 9350
Website: City and Islington College


At City and Islington College we ensure students can get the right assessments to help the college understand their individual needs and we recognise that support needs may be because of a learning or physical disability, some medical conditions or a specific language or learning need. 

City and Islington College prides itself on a well-resourced Additional Learning Support Team which offers a range of services for students that include the following:

  • In-class learning support 
  • Communication Support Workers to facilitate sign language communication
  • 1:1 specialist academic support from qualified teachers to assist with language, literacy, numeracy and study skills 
  • Specialist dyslexia assessments for students with particular support needs 
  • Dyslexia support 
  • Exam support
  • Embedded support modes as required
  • Support for visually impaired learners
  • Brailing facilities to support blind learners
  • Student counselling service
  • Mentoring Support
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Officers (for learners with MH-related concerns)
  • Specialist equipment support
  • Initial assessment support 

Time / Date Details

Time of day

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Other Details


Education for under 18's is free funding can be avaliable for those with additional
needs over 18 and under 25

Who is eligible?

Dates and times

Term dates for 2016/17 academic year;

24 August  2016 - 9 September 2016

Term 1 – Autumn
12 September 2016 - 21 December 2016

Half Term
24 October 2016 - 28 October 2016

Christmas Holiday
21 December 2016 - 2 January 2017

Term 2 – Spring
3 January 2017 - 3 April 2017

Half Term
13 February 2017 - 17 February 2017

Easter Holiday
3 April 2017 - 17 April 2017

Term 3 – Summer
18 April 2017 - 5 July 2017 

Half Term

29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017 


Referral required?


Referral Details

Referral route: Tutor referral or self (student) referral via electronic and paper formats

Referrals are requires for the Additional Learning Support services

Learners aged 16-18 year olds

Learners aged 16 - 25 with an Education Health Care Plan. 

Adult learners with Special Education Needs. 

What to do if you have a complaint

Formal complaints are made using the College’s complaint procedure. 

Further information can be found via this link.

Feedback forms can be found via this link.

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

These will be different for the different venues.

Local Bus Numbers: 4, 19, 29, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 91, 153, 205, 214, 253, 254, 259, 271, 274, 279, 341, 393, 476

Tube: Angel, Holloway Road, Finsbury Park

Train: Finsbury Park

Some disabled parking available.

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