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    ESOL Youth Programme

    The ESOL Youth Programme at Coventry College is for 16-18 year olds who are residents in the UK. Students work towards various levels of Skills for Life qualifications.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Entry Level Diploma in Life and Living Skills

    This is an entry level course designed to help you if you have learning disabilities/difficulties. You will acquire skills to help you with day-to-day tasks.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    ESOL Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    A basic computer course which will give learners the ability to use computers effectively and to develop, present and communicate information using Microsoft packages

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time

    Entry Level Life Skills – Entry to Vocational Studies

    Life Skills courses aim to promote independence, a healthy lifestyle, build your self-esteem and confidence whilst encouraging you to take responsibility for your life.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Entry Level in Functional Skills Maths

    These maths groups are friendly and are designed for you to improve your practical maths skills. You will be screened to determine your own personal level and an individual learning plan will be drawn up.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time, Evening course

    Entry Level in Functional Skills English

    These English groups are friendly and are designed for you to improve your practical English skills. You will be screened to determine your own personal level and an individual learning plan will be drawn up.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time, Evening course

    Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation

    This is a hands-on and theoretical City & Guilds course where you learn some of the key skills required for a career in the Electrical sector of the Construction Industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing

    This is an introduction course for plumbing which you are able to progress onto the level 2 Diploma in Plumbing studies.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork

    This is a hands-on and theoretical course where you will learn the basic skills to prepare you for a career as a bricklayer in the construction industry. It’s designed for students who have a desire and ambition to become a tradesperson in the construction industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

    Our Carpentry and Joinery course is specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Construction Skills

    This BTEC Construction Skills will inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the construction sector and give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the construction industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

    This is a hands on and theoretical course where you will learn the basic skills to prepare you for career as a painter and decorator.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

    This is a hands on and theoretical course where you will learn the basic skills to prepare you for career as a plasterer.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations

    This is an introductory course aimed at you if you want to establish the foundations for a career in engineering. You will acquire basic engineering skills and learn the theoretical background needed for more advanced courses.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

    This course is aimed at anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry. You do not need any previous experience or need to be in a current work placement. These qualifications are taught in a college or training provider and learning is by doing rather than writing lots of notes.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics and Maintenance

    Candidates wanting to develop some of the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. This qualification could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Business

    This course is ideal for you if you want a practical introduction to business and administration. The course is designed to allow students an insight of what it would be like to work in one of these areas and you will learn new skills.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Art

    Our Level 1 Art Course is ideal for those who are looking for a career in this sector, to build on skills and knowledge to move on in your career path.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Transport & Vehicle

    Today’s BTEC Introductory qualifications will demand a lot of practical and written work from you. You will complete a range of units, be organised, take assessments that will demonstrate your skills and keep a portfolio of your assignments.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Sport

    Foundation routes are for you if you are aged between 16 & 18 years of age and need extra support to help you improve your prospects and progress to further study or a career.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Skills – IT

    Our Level 1 Vocational Skills in IT courses are for learners who require an understanding of the basic skills and knowledge that we use to move to a level 2 qualification in I.T.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Functional Skills in English

    These English groups are friendly and are designed for you to improve your practical English skills. You will be screened to determine your own personal level and an individual learning plan will be drawn up.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time

    Level 1 Functional Skills Maths

    These maths groups are friendly and are designed for you to improve your practical maths skills. You will be screened to determine your own personal level and an individual learning plan will be drawn up.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time, Evening course

    Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Health & Social Care

    Our Level 1 Health and Social Course is ideal for those who are looking for a career in this sector, to build on skills and knowledge to move on in your career path.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hair & Beauty

    The Level 1 Hair and beauty programme is ideal for those who are looking for a career in this sector, It is designed to provide a foundation on which to develop the required skills and knowledge that enable you to progress further in this constantly changing sector

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies – Public Services

    This course is ideal for candidates who want to pursue a career in public services (For example, Police Forces, British Army, Royal Navy, Ambulance Service, Fire Service, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Border Force etc)

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 – Vocational Studies in Media

    Our Level 1 Media is ideal for those who are looking for a career in this sector, to build on skills and knowledge to move on in your career path.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Construction

    This course will give the opportunity to develop introductory practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the Vocation of Construction while developing skills and Knowledge in employability, maths and English.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

    This course is for the ambitious candidates who wish to commence a career in the Electrical Installation industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

    This course will provide you with both the practical skills and the theory to help you find work within the plumbing industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork

    If you have already completed a first year training course in bricklaying, this Level 2 qualification will allow you to progress onto the next stage. It is suitable for college-based students as well as those on apprenticeship schemes working towards NVQ Level 2. The NVQ Level 2 course will run over 2 years.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

    The Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It covers both theory and practical elements.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

    This is a work-related, nationally recognised qualification designed for you if you are interested in taking a first step towards an engineering career.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

    This is a hands-on and theoretical City & Guilds course where you learn some of the key skills required for a career in the motor industry. It’s designed for students who have completed a first-year training course in motor vehicle body repair and painting, and who want to extend their skills. It would suit college-based students

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 First Diploma in Applied Science

    This BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Applied Science is intended for post-16 learners who aim to progress onto a Level 3 study programme in Science and possibly on to employment.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Certificate in Health & Social Care

    If you enjoy caring for others and helping people, but want to know more about what health and social care involves this course will give you a good understanding of the health and care environments and develop the skills you needed for a career within this sector.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics & Maintenance

    Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. This qualification could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Technical Diploma in Business

    This course is designed for students who wish to progress onto working within a business environment or studying a Level 3 programme.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology

    This course will give you an introduction to the modern online world and provides a first look at how the main building blocks of technology systems work. Starting with your own experiences, you will extend your knowledge of online services and investigate the technology and software that supports them.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

    This is a practical course, providing you with direct training for a career in the beauty industry. By the end of the course you will be able to perform a range of facial, nail care and depilatory treatments as well as carry out reception and customer care duties.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Services

    This is a practical course, providing you with direct training for a career in the beauty industry. By the end of the course you will be able to perform a range of facial, and nail care treatments as well as carry out reception and customer care duties.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Part time

    Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

    This course provides skills and knowledge in all aspects of theatre and performance and can be used to progress into higher level study, or as a foundation for your future career.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Functional Skills Maths

    These maths groups are friendly and are designed for you to improve your practical maths skills.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time, Evening course

    Level 2 Diploma in Media and Journalism

    The Level 2 Diploma will let you experience the full variety of media production enabling you to make choices as to which area you may specialise in for the future.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services

    If you are interested in taking a preparatory programme in order to gain entry into one of the uniformed services such as the Army, Navy, RAF, Police, Fire Service or Ambulance Service, then this is the course for you.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport

    If you have a keen interest in sport, the course will be suitable for who wish to pursue a career as a sports coach, outdoor activity leader, gym instructor, leisure assistant, PE teacher or a sports therapist.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Step in Sport and Active Leisure Industry

    If you aspire to work in the leisure industry or would like to follow the apprenticeship route then this course is for you.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Functional Skills in English

    These English groups are friendly and are designed for you to improve your practical English skills. You will be screened to determine your own personal level and an individual learning plan will be drawn up.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time

    Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design

    The course is an introduction to the principles of various art and design disciplines. There will be a focus on developing core skills that will enable students to improve the quality of their artwork.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Games Design

    If you are interested in creating digital graphics, understanding how video games are developed and working with other media such as digital video, then this could be your first step into the world of games design/digital media.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

    This qualification enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children in the early years sector.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (VRQ)

    While studying for this qualification you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work professionally and safely in the hairdressing industry. Learners then practice the techniques, reaching the standard required to work in Salon 50, our fully equipped commercial area which is open to the public.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

    This qualification will provide you with knowledge, understanding and basic skills to work competently as a barber.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Part time

    Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Team Leading

    This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team. This will focus on the study of leading a team in a business environment.

    Study option: Part time

    Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services

    This course prepares the learner for working in the nail industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 2 GCSE in Maths

    If you need to retake GCSE Mathematics, this part-time daytime or evening intensive course offers you the opportunity to obtain this qualification in one year. It is also suitable for mature students who need GCSE Maths for career purposes or for higher education.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Part time, Evening course

    Level 2 GCSE in English

    If you need to retake GCSE English Language to obtain at least grade 4 (C), this part-time daytime or evening course will help you to do this. It is also suitable for mature students who need GCSE English Language for career purposes or for higher education.

    Campus: Henley & City
    Study option: Part time, Evening course

    Level 2 Certificate in Air Cabin Crew & Aviation Operations on the Ground

    This is an exciting vocational course designed to give you the specialist knowledge for a career working as cabin crew within the airline industry or on the ground at the airport working as check-in, security, customs or dispatch.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation

    This level 3 qualification builds upon your successful completion of City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 and provides a solid grounding in the electro-technical industry while reinforcing a sound basic training for prospective electricians.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing Studies

    Many of our former students have gained and found employment after completion of the City and Guilds plumbing qualifications, and as a recognised qualification in the industry it’s a great way to start your plumbing career.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

    The course is an A-level equivalent study programme which allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in the field of Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. It offers a combination of theory and practice leading to a nationally recognised qualification which can provide a basis for higher level study or for employment in the engineering industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Biomedical Science

    This BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Biomedical Science is intended for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education to study courses such as: Pharmacy, Paramedic Sciences, Biosciences or Physiotherapy, and ultimately on to employment.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

    This is the qualification you need to work as a beauty therapist on cruise liners and in spas. It also enables you to start your own business as a therapist. You will provide treatments to clients in the College’s realistic salon environment.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science

    This BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science is intended for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education to study courses such as: Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Radiography, Dietary and Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Marine Biology, Laboratory Technicians, Animal Biology or Pharmaceutical Sciences and ultimately on to employment.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Dance

    If you are interested in a career in dance and want an A level equivalent course which offers excellent vocational training in a variety of styles and aspects of this exciting discipline, this course could be the right choice for you.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Business

    This course will enable you to develop knowledge and practical business skills. It will also provide a route into higher education as it equivalent to three A Levels. You will gain skills and knowledge to help you in a business environment, or to establish your own business.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

    These qualifications are for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Investigation

    This BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation is intended for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education to study courses such as: Forensic Science, Policing and Law, Criminology or Psychology and ultimately on to employment.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

    If you are interested in a career in the health sector such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy etc, then this course could be for you. It will give you an A level equivalent qualification (equivalent to 3 A levels), vocational work experience and will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress to employment or (increasingly) into higher education.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

    This course is aimed to develop your creative art and design skills and build up a portfolio of work demonstrating your individual artistic potential, in a wide range of subject areas, which can be used to progress to higher education of future employment.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

    This qualification is designed as a full-time, two-year programme of study for learners who want to focus on the uniformed protective services sector

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Photography

    If you are a creative person and have a keen interest in photography and an interest in increasing your skills in this subject to professional standards, then the BTEC Diploma in Photography could be for you.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Graphic Design

    If you are looking for a course that is project based and will introduce you to the world of graphic design, illustration, typography, computer graphics and image-making, then this course could be for you.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

    The structure of the course is such that there are milestones at certain points where you are required to be fully up to date with your work, enabling you to progress to the end, and a successful qualification.

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Fashion & Textiles

    Fashion is challenging, exciting and very rewarding. If you are curious, enjoy creativity and are interested in developing your individual potential, then this course could be for you.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in 3D Architecture & Transport Design

    This is the only course in the UK to offer Transport Design and Model Making Skills to 16+ students.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Interactive Media

    If you are interested in website design, digital graphic design and online advertising/marketing, with some video games design, then this course could be for you. Interactive Media covers a broad spectrum of different skills and fields, and this is reflected in the variety and assortment of related and complementary units within the course.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Film, TV and Radio Production

    Are you interested in working in TV or radio broadcast?

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Acting)

    This is a practical course, where you will learn about the performing arts industry. It will help you develop the skills you need for future training and provide you with guidance on how to pursue a career within this highly competitive field.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Practice (Musical Theatre)

    Our Musical Theatre course is for performers who have a serious interest in developing a wide and marketable range of performance skills in Musical Theatre.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics and Maintenance

    Our motor vehicle department has industry experienced staff and the relevant vehicles to train you to successfully work in the motor industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Games Design

    This course is designed as a dedicated pathway into the video game industry; where you will explore the subject in a practical environment and learn the principles behind a career in games. The course is designed for students to decide and focus on their strongest areas and would also allow you to choose a career in other related fields, such as digital graphics and marketing.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

    This qualification enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children, you will be able to enter the sector as an Early Years Educator

    Campus: Henley
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology

    The National Extended Diploma in Information Technology qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels and offers you an introduction to the IT industry and in-depth exposure to personal computers, hardware and operating systems. It is based on theory and practical hands on experience.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

    This course is designed to give you the skills you need to progress to Higher Education or into employment in this expanding industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 National Foundation Diploma & Extended Diploma in Esports

    The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders. This ensures that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable learners to enter employment.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Full time

    Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (VRQ)

    This is the qualification most salons expect for you to work as a stylist. Developing your knowledge using advanced techniques, you will become more experienced and confident. Our commercially equipped Salon 50 is open to the public and allows you to practice these skills, preparing you for employment in the industry.

    Campus: City
    Study option: Part time