FREE Short Courses for Adults

Here at the Isle of Wight College, we offer a range of exciting and interesting FREE short courses and qualifications that are widely recognised and look great on your CV.

Enrolment onto one of our FREE short courses is a simple 5-step process:

  1. Choose a course and book your place using the booking link below
  2. Receive an email regarding information on the courses and enrolment date (online courses – applicants will receive an online enrolment link)
  3. Attend enrolment at the College with your documents so we can check your eligibility to study with us, this is a legal requirement (online lessons applicants will not need to attend onsite)
  4. Complete your enrolment and sign your learner agreement
  5. Start your course (if your course is delivered online, you will receive instructions from your teacher to login to Microsoft TEAMS)

Some of our courses are distance learning– meaning you can study from the comfort of your own home – with teaching taking place online, whilst some are face-to-face at our centres. Our courses are teacher-led, with timetabled sessions, giving you the same high level of support that you’d get in person at college to support your learning. Once you’ve registered your details, we will send you further details of how to get started, nearer to the start date of your chosen course.

Give the gift of knowledge

Do you know somebody who would enjoy or benefit from trying something new or adding a new qualification to their CV? Then simply download the gift certificate below, fill in their name and then either email it or print it and post it to them. They can then redeem a free short course from our list of courses below (conditions may apply). If you don't want to send the certificate or it's for yourself, just use the booking link on our online shop below...

Choose from...

> Introduction to Plant Propagation FULL
> Photography for Beginners FULL
> Level 2 Award in Welding Skills Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding FULL
> Introduction to Health and Social Care
> Carpentry for Beginners (Feb Start) FULL
> Carpentry for Intermediate (September Start)
> Painting and Decorating for Beginners FULL
> Introduction to Curiosity Curriculum in Early Years

Something for everyone 2

Download your free gift certificate now
Download your free gift certificate now

Contact our adult learning team for more information and eligibility criteria...

Additional info: You will need to be aged 19 or older and eligible to study in the UK to undertake a free adult course and you will be required to bring proof of ID along to your first session.