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.
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.
Your questions answered
What involvement will I have as a parent or carer?
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.
What learning support is on offer to learners?
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.
What financial help is available to learners?
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.
Who can learners turn to for help with other issues?
We have a dedicated team based on campus, 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 we have a range of services to assist them including personal tutors, learning mentors and achievement coaches, the safeguarding team and learner liaison officers.
What transport is there to get to college?
Car parking is available on campus for learners who are able to drive. There are train and bus links into Coventry, which bring you into the city only a few minutes’ walk from our City Campus.
What happens after college?
Learners can take a variety of pathways once they have completed their programme, such as continuing into Higher Education at the College, going to University or starting an apprenticeship. We have dedicated Careers Advisors to give advice and guidance.
Can learners still go to University with a BTEC vocational qualification?
Yes! The qualification(s) and grades a learner achieves will determine how many UCAS points they gain. A BTEC National Extended Diploma is 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.