International The College provides excellent education, welfare and support

International Courses
Study Levels

The Isle of Wight College has welcomed students from around the world since 1991 and continues to provide excellent welfare and support to all International students. Set in the heart of the ‘garden isle’ it has easy access to the main towns, beaches and tourist attractions of the Isle of Wight, including Osborne House and Alum Bay and the Needles.

The Isle of Wight College has a national reputation for providing outstanding teaching and learning and has many first class facilities. It has been inspected by Ofsted and graded as ‘Outstanding’. It holds the prestigious Beacon College status for excellence and innovation in education; has some of the most inspiring teachers with an excellent results record and a vibrant and lively environment.

International Prospectus

In August 2010, the UKBA awarded the College, the status of ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ permitting International students to study from Level 3 and above.

The International Department has a wealth of experience in offering a wide range of programmes which include EFL, access to full and part time courses and tailor-made programmes for international visitors.

English as a Foreign Language courses run throughout the year to support any non-native speakers with their English. For more information email


Improve your English language skills at the Isle of Wight College

The International Department offers English for Speakers of Other Languages courses to help non-native speakers improve their language skills in order to:

  • Adapt to living in the UK
  • Further their academic studies
  • Develop their careers.

The Isle of Wight College tutors are highly qualified professional teachers. They use motivating and stimulating teaching methods, making lessons interactive and interesting.

There are a range of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses depending on a student’s ability. The first course (Community ESOL) is supported by the Isle of Wight Council and provides all new students an entry route into ESOL without the pressure of achieving a qualification. Once a student has successfully completed this programme they can progress onto one of the qualification based courses which range from Entry 1 to Entry 3 Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing as well as FCE and IELTs.

Please contact us if you are interested in preparing for the Life in the UK test.

How to enrol?

Before you enrol on an English course, we need to check your English level in order to confirm which class is most suitable for you. The free English Placement Test takes just under an hour to complete.

After you have taken the test, a tutor will recommend which class is best for you and your needs. You will then be invited to visit the International office to enrol.

Please email to book an appointment.

International Gallery


Students may keep in touch with us and other international students via our Facebook page.

Here are some quotes from students who have been part of the international experience.

Our Students Say

My class had many different nationalities. I Liked the teaching programme and the professionalism of the staff
Andrea, Czech Republic

I liked the helpfulness of my tutor, and the teaching method. I have learnt so many useful things
Seyit, Turkey

My IELTS course was better than i expected, i feel more confident now, especially my writing skills
Min, Burma