Coventry College is seeing record levels of enrolment onto its courses for the upcoming academic year.

The city’s leading further education provider has seen more than 1,000 extra spaces taken up on its courses compared to the previous academic year – with more than 7,000 students set to study one of the college’s courses over the next 12 months.

Subjects driving an increase in demand include construction, business, health and social care, motor vehicle and courses that provide access to higher education at university.

Coventry College will also be holding an Open Day at its City Centre and Henley campuses on Saturday, October 12 between 10am and 2pm for prospective students to have a tour of the facilities, talk to course tutors, while applying for courses.

Gemma Knott, Assistant Principal for Business Growth at Coventry College, is urging the city’s employers to capitalise on this year’s enrolment figures by creating apprenticeship vacancies.

“We have a long list of construction and motor vehicle students who are joining us this year that are hungry for practical experience – there really never has been a better time for companies to add talent to their workforce and grow their business,” said Gemma.

“The appeal of a vocational career is shining through in our enrolment figures, as they offer strong earning power and gives students the option to get a foot on the career ladder during a work placement while at Coventry College, or even eventually go on to start their own business.

“We know there are still some young and mature students out there who are undecided on what they are going to do and our advice is simple – please come to our Open Day in October to speak to one of our course tutors and careers advisors who can offer impartial and personalised advice.”

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