On Saturday 25th November, the Isle of Wight College which recently received a shining Ofsted report, is opening its doors to prospective students and their families, with tours, tasters and exciting updates. Both the Whippingham campus for engineering (CECAMM) and main campus in Newport will be open.

The Isle of Wight College Open Day (Saturday 25th November, 10am to 2pm) is an opportunity for visitors to tour the college campus, talk to existing students, find out about the T Level post 16 option, and get involved with various interactive activities around the site, including the Tech Truck which is currently visiting!

"The college has helped me by giving me the opportunity to work overseas, as well as my tutor supporting me to achieve my goals." - Olivia Cortes-Watson

Students come to the college from all over the Island, attracted by the college's exceptional facilities which can’t be found anywhere else on the Isle of Wight, including:

  • Working motor vehicle repair shop with EV technology
  • Hair salons (new refurbishment to be completed November 2023)
  • Beauty studios
  • Construction environments including plumbing, electrical, brickwork, boat building and carpentry & joinery.
  • Dedicated centre of excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) (now part of the South Coast Institute of Technology with new investment)
  • Imitation childcare environment, recently re-furbished
  • Exceptional art, design and media studios, I.T and materials
  • Dance and performing arts studio
  • Working animal care unit
  • Fully equipped gym and fitness facilities with new equipment
  • On-site working horticulture department
  • Incredible e-sport suite

And so much more!

A key focus on this day for school leavers will be on the T Levels qualifications which are being delivered by the college. T Levels launched exclusively on the Isle of Wight at the Isle of Wight College in 2022 and since have seen excellent achievement and progression for students. T Levels boast 80% classroom work and 20% real work and are equivalent to 3 A Levels which means that on completion students can move on to university, start an apprenticeship or move straight into the workplace. For 2024, T Levels will be offered in:

  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • Health
  • Childcare
  • Plumbing & Gas
  • Business

The open day is not only for students leaving school though, there will also be opportunities to find out more about:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Distance Learning
  • Adult Learning
  • Short Courses and Employer Training
  • International opportunities
  • University Centre Isle of Wight

Prospective students can also find out about the range of bursaries and financial assistance available as well as the college’s vast range of enrichment such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, subsidised international travel and use of on-site facilities such as the salons and college gym.

Open Day Programme

Saturday 25th November (10am to 2pm)

10am Open doors

10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15am, 1pm - Welcome presentation from the Isle of Wight College Principal, Ros Parker OBE and Assistant Principal, Vicky Egerton-Davis.

2pm Doors close

There is no longer any need to book a space, please just visit us on the day at both or either sites:

Isle of Wight College: The Isle of Wight College, Medina Way, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TA. 01983 526631

Engineering at CECAMM: The Island Technology Park, Whippingham Rd, East Cowes, PO32 6FY. 01983 550800

Isle of Wight College
The Isle of Wight College, Medina Way, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TA