The Isle of Wight College believes in the principle of freedom from discrimination for everyone, regardless of their age, disability, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, social or religious background, or of being part of any other group which may have experienced discrimination.

  • All sections of the community are invited to apply to the College
  • The Isle of Wight College is a Blue Badge friendly site.


The college is committed to helping students succeed whatever their background or support needs. We will ensure that you are treated fairly and we will do all that we can to make sure that your learning journey at the college is successful, enabling you to achieve and reach your full potential. Please let us know what you need so that we can make reasonable adjustments to support your success.

We will provide, wherever possible, as wide a range of opportunities and support for students who have disabilities and/or learning difficulties and have a commitment to encourage them to join ‘mainstream’ groups wherever appropriate. The College has the facilities and is happy to produce learning materials in a variety of formats where necessary. It can, if appropriate, provide a range of equipment to help students learn and additional support is available within the classroom or workshop environment if required.

For further details, or information on how the College can help please contact us or telephone: (01983) 535210.

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The College is committed to providing equality of opportunity for staff and learners. We have an ongoing programme of review of our policies, functions and strategies to seek to ensure that they promote equality of opportunity for all.

Copies of completed assessments are held within the college and can be made available for review upon request.


The Isle of Wight College is committed to continually promotion and mainstreaming equality and diversity to ensuring staff and students are treated fairly and with respect regardless of age, disability, sex , gender reassignment, religion and belief, race, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

We developed our Equality and Diversity policy and Equality Objectives using information about the college and our community. We use college improvement and action plans to continue our work in ensuring that the college is a place where all members of our community feel included . On this website you can access our published Equality and Diversity Policy and Equality Information that gives you more detail about the college and how we are work on our commitment to proactively developing equality of opportunity for all.

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The Equality Act 2010, Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires the college as a public sector organisation to provide equality information to the general public in relation to the demographical profile of the college and our island community. This is provided in an annual report each January (wef January 2016 – previously reports have been provided in July and December each year since 2011 but due to the merging of policies this will now take place on an annual basis)

For up-to-date information and statistics on the Isle of Wight visit

We have developed out approach to equality and diversity with a single approach policy document which included our equality objectives. Following a review of these objectives in March 2015, we have combined the Single Approach to Equality Policy and Equality and Diversity Statement into a single reference point, incorporating our equality objectives.


If you require any part of our publications in an alternative format please telephone 01983 526631 or email

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