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Study Programme

Hereward College offers courses for residential and day students at our Coventry campus. 

Our pathway approach to learning ensures that all levels are catered for and we work with you to build a programme of study to help you achieve your goals.

Courses run from Pre-Entry up to Level 3 with a Learning for Life sensory group specifically aimed at students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

English and maths are included in all programmes and there is a focus on employability and enterprise. 

For learners with more complex needs we have introduced Aspire, an individualised and targeted intervention programme which is supported by highly skilled experts.

We offer work skills and employability programmes, including supported internships, working in partnership with regional and national employers.

FOUNDATION PATHWAY (Pre-Entry, Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2)

Learners on the Foundation Pathway are equipped with skills for life with a focus on learning for living through vocational workshops and the transition to independence and work. This person centred approach uses the RARPA framework with accredication where appropriate. The programme of learning includes art and design, employability, English, healthy living, ICT, maths, music, performing arts, and sport.

Independence and daily living skills such as laundry, travel training, cooking, cleaning, shopping, maintaining a home and accessing the community are also a key part of this programme.

Foundation Plus
Learners with complex needs work in small groups on individualised targets within a purpose built area. There is a strong focus on communication, independence, learner engagement and functional basic skills.

EXPLORER PATHWAY (Entry Level 3 and Level 1)

Learners on the Explorer Pathway follow a project based study programme which allows them to specialise in a subject at Level 1 while gaining a well-rounded education through various strands of the curriculum linked to work experience, independence, enterprise and employability.

Vocational taster sessions
All subjects are available as taster sessions at Entry Level 3 as part of the vocational studies programme. Each subject focuses on the personal qualities and work skills required in the sector and leads to a Certificate in Skills for Further Learning & Employment. Subjects studied include art and design, business, construction, horticulture, hospitality, ICT, media, music, performing arts, sport.

DISCOVERY PATHWAY (Level 2 and Level 3)

On the Discovery Pathway learners specialise in a chosen subject and follow a qualification based curriculum that includes practical work, course work and external assessments.  Units are linked to enterprise projects with local organisations and volunteering in the community.

Art & Design
Learners studying art and design develop a range of practical communication and technical skills. Courses include drawing, painting, graphics, textiles, ceramics, lens based media and research into the art and design industries.

Level 1 Certificate & Diploma in Art & Design

Our two year practi ...

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Business
Business students get an excellent understanding of business practice and business related skills to enable them to adapt to roles needed within the workplace or when setting up a business of their own.

Entry Level 3/Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Business Administration

A one or two year c ...

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Creative Media
Creative Media students develop a range of practical, communication and technical skills. Courses include animation, audio and video production and editing as well as the personal skills needed for working life.

Level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate & Diploma in Creative Media Production
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Hospitality
Learners studying hospitality gain transferable skills in the hospitality and tourism sector using on-site training hotels and cafe facilities.

Level 1 Introductory Certificate & Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism

A two year course which places an emphasis on transferable and hospitality sector ...

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Information Technology
IT students develop the knowledge, skills and techniques needed for success in a modern day workplace.

Level 1 Certificate & Diploma for Information Technology Users

This course will develop and recognise learners' IT skills and knowledge and enable them to use IT effectively in their daily lives. ...

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Music
Music students access a professional recording studio and a range of industry standard equipment to expand their understanding of the music industry, performance, promotion and publishing.

Level 1/2 Certificate & Diploma in Music

Learners develop their skills in production, performance, compositio ...

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Performing Arts
Learners studying performing arts develop their dance, acting and performance skills in a large performance studio with fully accessible industry standard equipment. They also learn about the technical and design skills needed to create and put on a show.

Level 1 Certificate & Diploma in Performi ...

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Practical Learning
Hereward offers practical enrichment opportunities for all learners to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Our dedicated areas provide accessible resources and are included across all subjects and pathways to enable every student to benefit from hands-on learning.

Preparation for work in th ...

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Sport
Practical and theory-based study which develops a range of sporting techniques, personal skills, and a level of achievement to progress to further learning and prepare for employment.

Level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate & Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure

Students at Level 1 take part in sport, assist ...

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Learning for Life (Sensory Programme)
Our sensory Learning for Life programme is for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and aims to help support the development of skills for independent living.The programme uses the RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) framework that focuses ...

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Foundation Pathway (Pre-entry, Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2)
Learners on the Foundation Pathway are equipped with skills for life with a focus on learning for living through vocational workshops and the transition to independence and work. This non-accredited person-centred programme includes mixed media, sport, independence, employability, English, healthy l ...

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Explorer Pathway (Entry Level 3 and Level 1)
Learners on the Explorer Pathway follow a project based study programme at Entry Level 3, or specialise in a specific subject at Level 1 while gaining a well-rounded education through various strands of the curriculum linked to:
  • Work Experience
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Enterp ...

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    Discovery Pathway (Level 2 and Level 3)
    On the Discovery Pathway learners specialise in a chosen subject and follow a qualification based curriculum that includes practical work, course work and external assessments.

    Vocational courses include business, IT, media, performing arts, music, art, and sport, and have an industry focus linking ...

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    Work Skills & Employability
    When you join Hereward College, whatever course you choose it will be designed to suit your individual needs and support progression.

    English and maths are included across all study programmes and there is a focus on developing employability and enterprise skills.

    All learners have a timetabled emp ...

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    Aspire
    Young people with autism, mental health, and social & emotional challenges can access a range of specialist services at Hereward College to help them reach their potential.

    Aspire provides a nurturing and supportive environment where learners are taught in small groups or on a one to one basis.& ...

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    Residential Students
    We have onsite residential accommodation at Hereward College for young people wishing to study with us.

    Our purpose-built residential accommodation provides a home from home environment with ensuite bedrooms, fully accessible bathrooms, laundry service and adjustable kitchens.

    If you choose to stay ...

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    We have extensive partnerships with employers and an expanding supported internship study programme.
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    Tile Hill, Coventry CV4 9SW
    Tel: 024 7646 1231
    Email: enquiries@hereward.ac.uk

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