Advice & Guidance

Our team will help you to make decisions about your future career and study options. We’ll take the time to understand your ambitions, qualifications and skills to help you achieve your goals.


Careers Advice Team – 0208 478 8222,


It’s not always easy to find informed and impartial advice about career and study options. Is it better for you to complete an Apprenticeship or study a full-time course? Is your future career best suited to studying academic or professional and technical qualifications?


The Advice and Guidance Team can help answer these questions. We help students to make important decisions about future career and study options. We take the time to get to know you, your ambitions, qualifications and skills so you can progress on to your chosen career path. Our advice is also completely impartial.


Matrix for offering impartial advice
CIA is accredited by ‘Matrix’ that recognises the independent, impartial and up-to-date information, advice and guidance provided to students with focus on their career planning and in helping them select the best qualification routes for them.


We offer one-to-one sessions at The College or at our open events. Whether you’re thinking about doing an Apprenticeship, a full-time course, or have no idea at all, our qualified advisers are here to provide you information as per your requirements. We are experienced, qualified and friendly, so come and talk to us!


Advanced Learner Loan

To get information about ‘Advanced learner loan’ please speak to member of the student support team and also visit


National Careers Service

You may also like to view the National Careers Service

Contact information
Visit: Lex House, 1-7 Hainault Street, Ilford IG1 4EL
Open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am-5pm.
Phone: 0208 478 8222