IslingtonCS is the training and resources hub for Islington's schools and early years settings and is also used to book and manage training for the Islington Safeguarding Children's Board, the Islington Safeguarding Adults Board and for staff working in children's and adult social care.

IslingtonCS is made up of four training channels and two communications channels.

The four training channels are:

  • Schools training - for staff working in schools
  • Early Years training - for staff working in settings for under-fives
  • Islington Safeguarding training - for training offered by the Islington Safeguarding Children's Board and the Islington Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Social Care and Family Support training - for training for Islington social workers, family support workers and foster carers

The two communications channels are:

  • Schools - resources for staff working in schools
  • Early Years - resources for staff working in settings for under-fives

Each channel is managed independently but you only need one account to access any channel. As you move between channels, you may be asked to log in again by selecting the appropriate channel from the drop-down list. Your settings are also set by each training channel. For example, you can set up course alerts for new courses added to the Safeguarding channel but opt out of course alerts for updates from the schools training channel.

To access most content, including to view and book training, you will need an account. Read on for information on how to create an account, how to log in and for help with booking and managing training.

Register with IslingtonCS

You need an email address to create an account and will need to verify your email address and have your account approved before you can log in. If you work in an Islington setting and have an LGfL account you may be able to register using this instead.

Communications Channels on IslingtonCS

If you work in a school or Early Years setting, you'll find a load of information to support you in the Schools and Early Years channels.

Some content is restricted by your job role and the services your setting has purchased from Islington. If you receive 'access denied' when trying to view a piece of content, this is probably because your setting hasn't purchased that resource, or you do not have the right job role to view the content.


Once you're registered with IslingtonCS, you will automatically receive the Schools' Bulletin or Bright Start Newsletter depending on your job role:
  • Schools' Bulletin is a summary of all the latest news and is sent twice-a-week during term-time to all Headteachers, Deputy Heads, School Administration Officers and School Business Managers

  • The Bright Start Newsletter is sent weekly to all senior leaders at all early years settings.

If you'd prefer not to receive either newsletter, you can unsubscribe from 'course alerts' in either the Schools or Early Years training channels. You can view and edit your job role from 'edit profile' My Profile and Bookings in each training channel. See the links below for more help.


Once your account is approved, you will be able to book training through all four of our training channels.

See the pages below for information on how to book training and how to resolve common problems, including how to access your certificates after you have completed a course.