Development Opportunities at City and Islington College - London
Development Opportunities at City and Islington College
Train for a career in Science
If you are passionate about science, then consider the outstanding training and development opportunities at City and Islington College. The College’s Centre for Applied Sciences offers a range of courses in different specialisms and at varying levels, whether you are just starting out or looking to advance your career.
Based in the heart of Angel, Islington, the Centre for Applied Sciences offers a vibrant and supportive environment in which to study. We are a friendly centre with a close community of dedicated staff and students.
The facilities, learning environment and teaching excellence that will help you achieve your ambitions in a range of in-demand scientific fields.
Ranging from foundation learning to higher education, our qualifications prepare you for a range of roles in specialist scientific areas, including forensics, optics, medicine, vet nursing, sports coaching, pharmacy and physiotherapy.
Our higher education courses include foundation degrees and BSc (hons) top-up degrees.
For those without the qualifications to get into university, our Access to Higher Education Diplomas in medicine and medical biosciences; forensic science; engineering; health and human sciences; and sports science.
Designed and delivered with industry experts, our courses develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. They include practical experience through work placements and projects based on real life work scenarios.
- 90% of our students who applied to university in 2015 got a place
- 95% of our optics students progress to the profession and we are a Centre of Excellence for applied optics
- £2million has recently been invested in superb engineering and sport science facilities
Each year, the centre sees more than 200 students from our vocational courses progress to university, with many studying pharmacy, optometry, sports science, forensics, vet sciences, engineering and medicine.
Teaching and facilities
With a teaching team made up of highly qualified professionals, many with recent research and professional experience in their specialist areas, you will benefit from a wealth of academic and practical expertise, which is so important as you progress into work or further study.
In addition, the careers team are available to help you throughout your time with at the College, and regularly holds careers fairs and workshops, providing opportunities for networking with employers and gaining valuable employability experience. .
Topics covered at the careers fairs include running your own business, networking and creating opportunities, personal and professional development, working in the private and public sectors and making effective presentations. The College also offer talks by industry experts, including medical and STEM panels.
Studying with at City and Islington, you will benefit from unique facilities as well as close links with industry. Our facilities include:
- First class engineering facilities, including high specification computers, engineering software and modern workshops
- Specialised sport science lab with a fully equipped gym and training apparatus
- Replica crime scenes for forensic science
- Brand new gym and sport science facilities
- Modern, industry-standard science laboratories
- An animal management department with a range of species, including turtles, snakes, and chinchillas
Case study: Hope Timson
Studied: Medicine and medical biosciences - Access to Higher Education Diploma
Destination: Optometry at Manchester University
“I have enjoyed my experience here. The access course has given me the opportunity to go to university to study optometry; something which I didn’t think would be possible having not gained any A Levels. The teachers and staff are so friendly and helpful which has helped me to feel comfortable returning to education."
Find out how to enrol on our science courses by clicking on the 'Apply' button.