Learning & Development

Course Details and General Information

Course Details

Details of our current courses can be accessed by clicking here.  A downloadable and printable copy of the Schools and Early Years Training Programme can be accessed by clicking here (pdf, 6.8MB, 43 pages)

If you are unable to find a course you would like to attend, or would like any information, advice or guidance, please use the 'Send a Message to this Service' tab available in the 'contact' tab above.

How to Apply

If you would like to attend any course detailed in the Learning & Development Programme:

  • Complete the application form (doc, 368KB, 1 pages) and return via email to learning.development@iow.gov.uk (please ensure you have authorisation to attend from your line manager).
  • Isle of Wight Council employees can book via the Employee Self Service Portal (SAP).
  • Please book early as places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Course Fees

Where a course fee is applicable, an invoice will be sent to the billing address given on the application form.

Cancellation and Non-attendance Policy

If you have to cancel your place, you will need to let us know in writing as soon as you can. Please email learning.development@iow.gov.uk  

If you find you cannot come, but have a colleague who can take your place then there will be no charge.

If you cancel a place, without substituting, with less than ten working days’ notice, or fail to attend the event, schools and external organisations will be charged the full cost of attendance.

Early Years settings will be charged a £50 administration fee for non-attendance at an event.

Training Records

All individuals who have attended training on our programme may request a copy of their training history.  Schools are able to request data on whole school training if required.  All requests for training history and records should be sent via the 'Send a Message to this Service' tab available in the 'contact' tab above. 

Standards of Service

The service holds the Matrix Quality Standard for the provision of information, advice and guidance for learning and work. The standard recognises organisations who work within the following quality assurance standards:

  • Effective forward planning, goal setting, progress measures and use of resources.
  • Meeting clients’ needs and ensuring consistency through the employment of competent and appropriately qualified staff, efficient and prompt administrative procedures and high standards of facilities and accommodation.
  • Improving retention, achievement and progression rates on courses.
  • Evaluating performance and identifying ways to continually improve and develop programmes through representative groups such as development governor forum, Continued Professional Development (CPD) leaders’ meetings and observations of training programmes.

 The Learning and Development Service is also a registered City & Guilds Centre.