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Support for Students

Everything you need to know, to start your career.

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Additional Learning Support

At Coventry College we pride ourselves in offering high quality additional learning support to students with disabilities and learning difficulties and those students who need extra help with their English and maths.

What support do we offer?

There are a wide range of options that are available to you as a student:

  • In class support
  • Support at break times during the college day
  • Hearing Impaired support
  • VI support
  • Mobility support –  practical assistance
  • Social and emotional support
  • English, maths and assignment workshops
  • Assistive technology
  • Risk assessments, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans for wheelchair users/students with mobility difficulties/expectant mothers risk assessments
  • Specific Learning Difficulties Assessments; Exams & DSA assessments

All students receiving support participate in a termly review to check on progress and ensure that the service meets their needs and is helping them to succeed.

Careers Advice

Coventry College supports all its students to develop the skills, knowledge, sense of identity, confidence, and resilience needed to achieve a positive and sustainable progression into your chosen career. Career planning is a journey, and the College will help you on every step of the way.

The Careers Team can provide information, advice and guidance on all aspects of careers including choosing a course, applying for higher education, looking for employment, writing a CV and preparing for interviews.

Students at Coventry College will have access to:

  • Individual careers guidance interviews
  • Information and advice at Careers Drop-ins
  • Help with CV writing, completing application forms, preparing for interviews, and vacancy searching
  • Specialist information and advice about apprenticeships
  • Information and advice about college courses
  • Support from staff to help you make well informed realistic decisions about your future
  • Personal Statement drop-ins for those students who are applying to university
  • Careers, Employability, and Enterprise books in the Learning Resources Centre which are updated annually
  • Higher Education prospectuses in the Learning Resources Centre which are updated annually
  • Electronic information about Careers Employability and Enterprise on the Careers section of the Student Intranet

In addition, students’ will be invited to attend:

  • Events throughout the year to support your progression e.g. a Higher Education Fair, a Careers Fair, talks about higher education from visiting universities and careers and progression events in the local area.

Students will also receive tutorials on:

  • Career Planning.
  • UCAS Registration and Process (level 3 students)
  • Writing UCAS Personal Statements.

Whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to change career, there are a number of things you can do that can help you make the best decision. Firstly, get to know yourself – your strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do your research on your chosen job – make sure you know as much as you can about what the job’s really like and if it’s the right job for you.

Finally, get some advice from a professional – there might be other options or funding schemes open to you that you didn’t know about. And it always helps to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you’re doing the right thing.

National Careers Service

Whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to change career, there are a number of things you can do that can help you make the best decision. Firstly, get to know yourself – your strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do your research on your chosen job – make sure you know as much as you can about what the job’s really like and if it’s the right job for you.

Finally, get some advice from a professional – there might be other options or funding schemes open to you that you didn’t know about. And it always helps to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you’re doing the right thing.

For a full list of services available to you from the National Careers Service click here.