Be a Host Family at Coventry College
Host apprentices with Coventry College today and join our hosts’ families
Being a host family is a unique, rewarding and educational experience for all members of the family and an opportunity to create long-lasting relationships.
As a host family you become a vital part of our apprentices’ time in Coventry and their educational experiences. Our host families become the students’ home away from home, and Coventry College ensures that host families provide a safe and comfortable setting for our students so they get a chance to study towards a professional qualification and confidently undertake future employment.
Join our host families
Coventry College is looking for host families throughout Coventry, particularly in Tile Hill and surrounding areas-Eastern Green, Canley, Radford, where our current host families live.
We are looking for suitable hosts, including those from Muslim and non-denominational cultures to begin hosting.
Hosting apprentices and finding the perfect match
Coventry College wants every apprentice and every host family to be fully satisfied with their home-stay arrangement, and we work hard to find the perfect match for both student and host. Our Accommodation Officer will keep in close contact with you regarding availability of students, and we will do our best to accommodate any special requests.
Hosting students can be a new experience to many families and our Accommodation Officer is always ready to support you.
Host apprentices and the screening process
Making sure our apprentices are welcomed into a safe and welcoming environment is absolutely vital to the success of our technical programme at College.
Families wishing to host apprentices are carefully screened through a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check to ensure that all our host families are suitable to host young people(the DBS check is paid by College);and afterwards interviewed in their homes by the Accommodation Officer and then regularly visited and monitored to ensure high standards. In addition to the above we ensure that all host families participate in Prevent, Health and Safety and safeguarding training annually. Moreover, all process is kept under systematic review by the Head of Student Services.
Hosting students and your responsibilities
We ask that our families hosting young professional provide each apprentice with:
- A warm and friendly welcome.
- A buffet breakfast and a homemade evening meal
- A clean, comfortable, well-lit room, with sufficient heating, ventilation, natural light, storage for clothes and use of a table or desk.
- Bed linen and towels which should be cleaned by the home-stay provider on a weekly basis.
- Regular access to the bathroom as per a member of your family.
- A key(if agreed earlier) or access to your home after they have finished their session at college
- For our younger students, assistance to find his/her way in your neighbourhood
- Important! Lunches are the apprentice’s responsibility whereas transport is paid by Coventry College so apprentices can use a public transport (or some own a car).
All of our families who host apprentices receive compensation of £24.00 per student per night. This sum is meant to support your family with the weekly costs of hosting apprentices.
Most of our young professionals need accommodation from Monday evening to Wednesday or Thursday morning (3 or 4 nights).Typically they will stay for one week but may return many times over the year and with several groups running at different times you will be providing accommodation for a substantial part of the year.
Contact us today!
Call 0247662 1197 for more information about hosting apprentices or complete form below