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MAKING sure students have the support, tools and resources they need to thrive and reach their potential is a priority at City College Coventry.

"Students come to the college with dreams and ambitions and it is our responsibility to help them realise them," explained Interim Principal of College John Hogg.

"The college has excellent facilities and a capable and committed staff team, and students that come motivated to learn will reap the rewards.

"The college is bring reinvigorated and those who join us in September will find a vibrant and exciting environment that will inspire them to achieve their best."

The home of award-winning apprenticeships City College Coventry has a long track record of working in collaboration with employers in and around the city to deliver a range of effective apprenticeships and the college and apprentices themselves have won awards in the process.

Of the three categories in the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) Skills Challenge, City College apprentices scooped every one.

Out of the six finalists in the prestigious Coventry Freeman's Guild Apprentice of the Year Awards, four were from City College Coventry.

Coventry City Council won the Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year award at the National Federation of Builders awards. The council picked up the award for its commitment to apprentices through the Construction Shared Apprenticeship scheme, delivered in partnership with Bam Construct UK, Whitefriars Housing Group, City College Coventry and local construction employers.

Be a City College HE success story City College has a history of providing higher education and professional courses for students, most of whom come from the local community.

The courses include accounting, childcare, engineering, music, performing arts, social studies and graphic design and photography.

With a personal and flexible approach, City College Coventry adapts its approach to make sure its students reach their potential, celebrating their achievements at a formal graduation ceremony at Coventry Cathedral. Accredited for Quality in Student Advice and Support At the heart of City College, the Student Services team helps students navigate all sorts of challenges.

The support they provide includes course and careers advice, the co-ordination of financial and emotional support and the provision of tailored additional support.

In recognition of the calibre of the support provided, the Student Services team has just successfully secured accreditation for the matrix Standard.

Backed by the Government and managed by EMQC Limited, the matrix Standard is the unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career.

In the feedback process students said "services often exceed my expectations" and that "members of staff regularly 'go the extra mile'."

The report* itself went on to say: "The comments from the students show that the members of staff comfortably combine their professional expertise and knowledge with a welcome and a supportive service delivery style.

This is also reflected in the positive comments made by partner organisations."

* Matrix Report 2013 Removing barriers to learning Students with challenges like dyslexia need have no fear of the barriers to learning, thanks to additional support from City College Coventry.

Read and Write Gold by TextHelp is on every computer in the college.

Read and Write Gold is a 'text to speech' software application that reads aloud Word documents, PDF files and internet content.

The application contains a graphic organiser, three dictionaries including a picture one, a facility to check for homophones (common spelling errors) and the ability to transfer text on screen to a sound file for playing on an MP3 player.

There is also practical advice and guidance on study skills.

Time to enrol Enrolment on a course at City College Coventry is easy.

Prospective students simply need to go to the college during an enrolment session.

On hand will be advisors able to point people in the right direction The college's website is also packed with useful information, giving a good overview of every course available. Alternatively, call on the Freephone number (0800 616 202) or drop in and talk to an advisor, to find out more; advice and guidance is available throughout the summer.

GENERAL ENROLMENT SESSIONS: Wednesday 28 August: 10am to 7.30pm Thursday 29 August: 10am to 7.30pm Friday 30 August: 10am to 3pm Saturday 31 August: 10am to 12 noon.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Aug 8, 2013
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