The Isle Of Wight College Joins Solent Leadership Academy

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Following the successful bid for funding to the Solent Employer Ownership of Skills Programme via the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); the Solent Leadership Academy was established.

It is a unique collaboration between The Isle of Wight College, Fareham College, Fareport Training Organisation, and the Solent LEP to create a Leadership and Management Academy for employers and providers in the Solent area. It delivers flexible, high quality Level 3, 4 and 5 management and leadership qualifications through a higher apprenticeship model.

Developing managers is linked to a 23% rise in organisation performance (source: CMI)

This training is developed specifically for employees who are already working in managerial roles and looking to develop their skills and gain a recognised qualification in order to aid career progression and take on greater responsibility in the workplace.

Flexible, expert tuition

The majority of training is directly linked to the position an employee already holds. Learners will use their practical experience in the workplace as evidence to complete a series of assignments, and will develop additional formalised knowledge by attending masterclasses to develop underpinning leadership principles. Learners will maintain regular contact with their tutor and will receive regular workplace visits from an assessor to review progress and discuss individual action plans. Courses start throughout the year so employees can begin at a time that suits the individual and the organisation.

93% of employers say their managers’ performance improved after completing a Level 4 or 5 course (source: ILM) 


Leadership and management courses are accredited, meaning the qualification will be nationally recognised.

As an establishment awarded the Matrix Standard you can be confident of the Isle of Wight College’s commitment to training and best practice which has been highly recognised and commended.

Investing in staff will improve loyalty, retention and allows employers to enjoy a cost effective way to a qualified workforce.

To find out more please contact (01983 550681) or (01983 550627)

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