Our History

The Isle of Wight College was established in 1951, initially offering courses in construction and engineering.

Mission Objective

The mission of the Isle of Wight College is to deliver outstanding education and training driven by:

  • Putting students first
  • Working with employers
  • Supporting our community


The College offers training opportunities across a broad curriculum, including:

  • Vocational courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • Industry Placements
  • Employer Training & services
  • Higher education (University courses)
  • Excellent education, welfare & support for international students
  • School Links courses (school collaboration programme for 14-16 year olds)
  • University Centre

Outside areas of the college


The College has invested millions in the facilities offered, which includes:

  • A £11M Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM), located in Whippingham
  • A purpose-built £2.4M Pathways for students with learning difficulties/disabilities
  • The LRC (Learning Resource Centre)
  • The College Gym
  • University Centre


The Isle of Wight College has a national reputation for providing outstanding teaching and learning and has many first class facilities.

Performance Tables

You can view The Isle of Wight College data on the national 16-18 performance tables.

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Travel Information

There are various routes to both CECAMM in Whippingham and the Isle of Wight College main campus in Newport. Buses serve both sites frequently throughout the day.

For more information visit the Southern Vectis website.

For more travel information, visit our dedicated 'Traveling to College' page.

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Isle of Wight College, Newport

Address: Medina Way, Newport PO30 5TA

Phone: 01983 526631

CECAMM, East Cowes

Address: The Island Technology Park, Whippingham Rd, East Cowes PO32 6FY

Phone: 01983 550800