The Isle of Wight College is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment that respects and celebrates difference.

We aim to provide a community where everyone feels able to participate fully in college life and achieve their full potential.

Every opportunity will be given to those who wish to study or work at the College irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, maternity/pregnancy, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation.

  • 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.

For further details, or information on how the College can help, please contact us.

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and Equality Objectives have been developed 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, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and Equality Information that gives you more detail about the College and how we are proactively developing equality of opportunity for all.

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.

At the Isle of Wight College we promote equality, diversity and inclusion as being fundamental to the College’s vision of ‘Putting Students First’.  Our Equality Objectives 2020-2024, which are reviewed annually by the Corporation, have been developed to ensure that the College:

  • gives due regard to equality, diversity and inclusion in the delivery of further education and employment and
  • promotes equal opportunities for the whole workforce, tackling bullying and discrimination whenever it occurs.

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

The College is committed to providing equality of opportunity for staff and learners. We regularly review our policies, functions and strategies 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.

In order to support all students in their learning journey here at the College, for students with a disability we have developed the following advice and guidance.

Please contact for further information.

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

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