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Free adult learning courses for unemployed residents

Unemployed Islington residents or parents with children in Islington schools are being encouraged to think about signing up for a free adult and community learning (ACL) course in the New Year.
Every year Islington Council offers a range of free ACL courses – from CV workshops to becoming an eBay entrepreneur; from making jewellery to working in the construction industry.

Islington Council courses – some of which offer childcare services – are hosted at a large number of venues across the borough and can be a valuable stepping stone into employment, voluntary work, or further education. 
Islington Council’s executive member for economic and community development, Cllr Asima Shaikh, said: “We’re committed to helping unemployed residents find the right job.

"With subjects ranging from childcare to sign language to English as a second language, our ACL courses are always a great opportunity for local people to boost their confidence, develop their skills, find work – or just to try something new.”  

One local resident, who attended a previous course, said: “I now know how to job search with confidence and I feel more confident applying for jobs online”.

Interested? Find out more at or by emailing the council at You must be over 19, unemployed, low waged, or receiving benefits to enrol.
Council course enrolment days will be on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January 2016, between 9.30am and 4pm at the Arsenal, 3Corners, and First Steps Learning Centres.