Your college

The Isle of Wight College is your college, your family's college, your employer's college and our community's college. Recent investment means that our college has grown, it's been modernised and it has state of the art facilities. We welcome all personalities, nationalities, abilities, interests, sectors... Embrace excellence with our inclusive learning environment.

How Can We Help You?

I'm leaving school next year and have no idea what I'm going to do

Great! Although it may seem daunting, this is also a very exciting time for you.

You may wish to:

Browse our courses

Talk to our careers advisor

Find out more about T Levels

Visit one of our upcoming open events

I would love to go to university, but living on the island and my own circumstances make it tricky

Great news! We have recently been granted university status. This means that we now offer a range of Level 5/6 (HNC / HND) courses through our partner, Portsmouth University. You will save money and time from not having to commute by studying at our Newport or East Cowes (engineering) campuses.

How about a higher level apprenticeship, where you could earn and work towards a degree.

Not quite ready? Try our Access to HE course

Not sure which route to a profession? Our careers advisor can help with that.

I really don't enjoy my job and need to make a change

Not everyone enjoys their work every day, but some people REALLY don't enjoy their work. Unfortunately, we can't offer you your dream job... but we can equip you with the tools to get it. There are so many routes to improving your employability and if you have a specific vision then that's even better!

Steps to take:

Talk to our careers advisor. Bring your CV for her to check and any qualifications you have to date (such as GCSE or A Level results). If you don't have these, don't worry.

Browse our courses

Consider an apprenticeship

I would love some help choosing a career path or to see what options are open to me

We have a completely impartial, friendly careers advice service that can help to set you on the right track. What they don't know isn't worth knowing!

I'm struggling to get work without my GCSE English and maths qualifications

This is something we often come across and we can absolutely help with it.

You can either decide to retake your GCSEs or study toward an equivalent level certificate with our lovely English and maths teams.

I need to book my employees onto a specific course for our industry

You've come to the right place! We offer a range of courses regularly and also on a bespoke basis if you have a particular requirement. You can see what is currently running and book a course here.

If you would like a bespoke course, please contact who will be able to discuss your requirements.

I am retired and would love to learn a new skill

Bonjour, Hallo, Muy Bien! How about a new language? Or learning to decorate a cake? We've recently run a very popular welding class... browse current courses, or contact to see if we can run something you'd particularly like to do. If we have enough participation we can (in theory) run anything!

I enjoy my job, but would love a promotion

Ah - a promotion, sounds lovely doesn't it? Does it feel out of reach? Let us discuss what extra skills might be needed or what existing skills you can hone which would really show your employer that you mean business and are worth their investment!

Start by talking to our careers advisor or professional development team.

If you need help with office skills such as spreadsheets or to improve your maths capabilities, we can help with that and it may be free!

We're here to help!

If you can't find an answer to your question please use this form to get in touch and we'll respond as soon as possible.

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