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.

Enrolment Days

If you are thinking about applying for one of our EFL/ESOL courses or have already applied, we are holding two enrolment sessions. At these sessions you can sit our English Placement Test and enrol. Please bring along any relevant documents as proof of nationality and residency together with the tuition fee and report to reception.

  • Monday 7 September
    • 09:30 English Placement Test and enrolment
    • 10:00 Enrolment only
  • Wednesday 9 September
    • 09:30 English Placement Test and enrolment
    • 10:00 Enrolment only

International Prospectus

English classes for the summer term

Community English classes in Newport (Mondays), Sandown Library (Wednesdays) and Ryde Children’s Centre (Fridays) starting week commencing 20th April, 10-12 am.
Entry Level 2 and 3
10 weeks

IELTS class for proficient speakers Thursdays 13:30 to 16:15
12 weeks commencing 16th April

For further information or to book a place please contact or phone 550769

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. Our Community ESOL and Community FCE classes are supported by the Isle of Wight Council and provide all new students with an entry route into ESOL and EFL (English as a foreign language) 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 note that ESOL qualifcations are no longer accepted for UK citizenship. If you are aiming for this, please contact the international office for further information.

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

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