Parents and Carers

Information for parents and carers

We would like to welcome you to Coventry College and look forward to working with you as your young learner embarks on this exciting journey.

We know this is an uncertain time, that’s why we’re committed to ensuring that all prospective learners secure a place with us.

You can be assured, as a parent or carer, that we have the best interests of all our learners at the heart of everything that we do, through the promotion of high aspirations and high expectations for all our learners and staff.

At Coventry College, there are a host of educational facilities and support services to help young people achieve their goals and learners have access to a comprehensive and professional range of information, advice and guidance. In addition, our staff have rightly earned a fantastic reputation for their subject knowledge, teaching expertise and respect for all learners.

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We try our best to include parents and carers as much as we can from the very start. Once the learner in your care has applied we will invite them to a Potential Learner Day, which you are welcome to come along to as well. At these days, there will be tours of the campus, you’ll be able to meet key members of staff and ask any questions you might have.

Once we have received an application, our learners are invited to a one on one interview. This will help establish what support is already in place and which, if anything, needs to be put in place to aid the learner. All elements of support on offer will be discussed and an agreed plan will be put in place.

As a college we are awarded a limited amount of money to help support learners in need of financial support. This is mainly used to help learners with transport costs, equipment and materials, after an initial payment has been made, further payments are subject to good attendance and behaviour. Learners may be eligible to claim a bursary fund to help with their studies.

We have a dedicated team based at both our City and Henley Campuses, who are there to listen and support any learners who are experiencing any problems, inside or outside of college. One of our main aims is for all learners to be happy and enjoy their time at college and have a range of services to assist them including, personal tutors, learning mentors and achievement coaches, the safeguarding team and learner liaison officers.

There are car parks at both campuses, if learners are able to drive. There are train and bus links into Coventry, which bring you into the city only a few minutes’ walk from the City Campus. There is also a bus route that goes past the Henley Campus.

Learners can take a variety of pathways once they have completed their programme, such as continuing into Higher Education at our campuses, going to University or starting an apprenticeship. We have dedicated Careers Advisors at both campuses available to give advice and guidance.

Yes! Depending on what qualification and grades a learner achieves will be dependent on how many UCAS points they gain. A BTEC National Extended Diploma is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is highly valued by Universities. Providing practical skills and experience alongside theoretical understanding helps set learners on the path to study at University or go into employment in their chosen subject area.

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