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.
We know that it takes more than just studying for a qualification to be successful in life and that’s why The Isle of Wight College students stand out in the crowd. The Isle of Wight College aspires for its students to be self confident, energetic and ambitious to learn and succeed; promoting values of respect, integrity, honesty and openness in all they do.
Whatever you choose to do, your time spent at The Isle of Wight College will increase your skills, boost your confidence and open up major opportunities for your future.
1. High Quality Teaching and Learning at The Isle of Wight College
We’re proud of our teaching and assessing staff. Our teachers and assessors are well qualified and are committed to continuously updating their skills and expertise. We are very fortunate that our teachers and assessors come from successful vocational and academic backgrounds. We strongly believe in active learning, which provides challenge and promotes independent learning skills. You will be regularly assessed on your skills and understanding and receive regular feedback on your progress.
2. The Isle of Wight College has Excellent Resources and Facilities
We recognise the importance of high quality teaching and learning resources and continue to invest in our facilities. These include a new sixth form building, a modern, very well equipped learning resource centre, construction workshops, modern industry-standard hair and beauty salons, multi-media suites, kitchens and restaurant and many more.
3. Need Help? Just Ask
Our student services team can provide counselling and advice on travel, financial help and health matters etc.
4. Top Quality Support
All students have access to a personal tutor who will meet with them either on an individual or group basis to discuss their progress, set targets and address any issues or support needs. Our Additional Learning Support Team can help students identify any additional learning support needs and ensure these are promptly met.
Students are expected to be punctual, to attend regularly and to work hard, but it’s not all work and no play. There are plenty of fun activities to join in with, e.g. hair and beauty treatments, visits, fashion show, college radio, Nadfas project, trips, extra-curricular clubs, free use of gymnasium etc.
Our students regularly secure places at the UK’s leading universities. We also have a very good track record when it comes to students entering employment or progressing to further study.
7. Range of Courses
We can offer more courses than any other educational institution on the Isle of Wight, with progression from foundation to degree level.
8. Expert Advice
The College prides itself on matching the right qualification to the right student. Every student has a detailed pre-course interview to discuss the course and their future plans and all courses start with an induction programme. If, after the start of the course, it becomes apparent that another subject or level would be more appropriate, it is possible to transfer to a different course. The College has now appointed Catherine Jackson, a highly qualified Careers Advisor who will help and advise learners on the most appropriate course them to achieve their career aims.
College staff treat all learners with respect and in a mature manner. Time and again this is one of the things our learners report as most important to their enjoyment of their time at College.
10. Industry Links
The College has close working relationships with a wide range of external organisations and constantly develop links which benefit our students, staff and industry partners. This has provided our students with the relevant experience, skills and expertise for the ever changing workplace. When The Isle of Wight College students start their careers, they have the knowledge and skills to be successfully employed in industry.
If you would like to find out more, take a look at our wide range of courses and come along to our next Open Evening 14 May 4-7.30PM.