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About Us

Mission Statement

Helping the people of Coventry and its region get the knowledge and skills to succeed.


    • Achieving excellence


    • Inspiring high aspirations and celebrating success
    • Passionate about high quality learning
    • First choice for students and employers
    • Respect and equal opportunities for all with students at the heart of everything we do.

 Strategic Objectives

    • Improve the quality of teaching and learning 
    • Improve success rates
    • Ensure accountability at all levels and develop a culture of high expectation
    • Ensure effective information services which are understood and used by all staff
    • Ensure managers at every level have access to the financial information necessary to manage efficiently and effectively
    • Explore strategic options which can deliver the most effective  outcomes for students

Strategic Priorities

    • Get the basics right and build a reputation for excellence
    • Develop high quality provision in engineering, construction and public and financial services
    • Rebuild our relationships with employers and other partners
    • Transform the college to ensure it has the capacity and capability to become excellent
    • Strengthen relations with the community, with partners and with employers

Public Value Statement

City College Coventry contributes to the social, economic, physical and cultural well-being of the community and stakeholders that it serves, through the delivery of education, training and learning to support the development of individuals and businesses.   By adhering to its values, the College encourages and advocates participation through its partnerships, and seeks to develop a sense of pride and ownership throughout its community.


City College Coventry was launched in February 2002, by the then Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Estelle Morris. Although essentially new, the College has a long tradition in teaching and learning having been formed by the merger of Coventry Technical College and Tile Hill College.

City College Coventry is a large general further education college with some 7,000 students (2,500 Full time) with an annual turnover of £19 million.

City College Coventry at Swanswell

The college completed its move to Swanswell in January 2009, bringing the three previous sites of Tile Hill, Butts and Maxwell Centres onto one new ‘brown field’ site in the heart of the Coventry.

Swanswell is situated on the edge of the city centre close to Pool Meadow Bus Station and the Coventry Ringroad. The College offers a learning environment for all students.

The college is accessible to the public and will “shop-front” many of its education activities, making it an attractive and exciting place to be.

City College Coventry’s move to Swanswell has been part of the biggest urban regeneration project in Coventry since the end of the war. This involved working closely with a whole range of partners but particularly Coventry City Council, the local and national Learning & Skills Councils and the Regional Development Agency, Advantage West Midlands.

A strong customer focus

City College Coventry has one of the most successful apprenticeship programmes in the region. Our apprentices are employed in a variety of industries including construction crafts, engineering, business administration, accountancy, hairdressing, early year and motor vehicle engineering.

The College also has a strong English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) provision. It attracts some 100 international students per year.

The College also offers access to higher education courses and many other courses for adults. There is a wide range of provision for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including specialist provision for the deaf. The College has a strong commitment to widen the participation of those groups, which have not traditionally entered further education.

Meeting the needs of employers

City College Coventry has a long and proud history of working with employers. Every year we engage with hundreds of businesses from across Coventry and Warwickshire, the West Midlands region and through wider national contacts. From owner managers, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to national and international businesses City College Coventry has built mutually beneficial relationships irrespective of size or sector.

We work with employers in many different ways depending on the needs of their businesses. The training we offer improves the skills of young people who will eventually move onto University or become the skilled workers of the future.

The College is a national centre for Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) Engineering, boasting clients such as Arriva, Metroline, and Go Northeast. It is also a regional centre for engineering and construction. Its engineering client base includes Envisage, Advanced Manaufacturing and WMG. It has a strong local reputation for professional and other vocational training in many other commercial areas.

Come and Join Us

If you are interested in becoming a student at City College Coventry and would like to find out more information about what the College has to offer, please telephone Student Services on 024 7679 1561 for further information. We look forward to meeting you soon.


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