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Work Based Learning Programme Manager (Lecturer Level 2)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

The Adult Education Service is part of Coventry City Council.  We provide a wide range of courses for Coventry residents age 19+ and much of our provision is targeted at people with the highest levels of need. 

We offer long courses in English, maths, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), ICT/Digital and vocational subjects such as Early Years, along with provision for adults with learning disabilities.  

We also offer a very wide range of short community courses in arts, crafts, music, dance, exercise, fitness and family learning.  In addition, we run a highly supportive study programme for young people.

Our work-based learning offer includes Apprenticeships in the following subject areas: 

  • Nursery Workers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Leadership/Management; and 
  • Customer Care. 

We also provide courses for adults who are seeking work via the Council’s Job Shop. 

Our main base is at Southfields Old School, CV1 5EJ, with provision delivered at around 25 other sites within Coventry, mostly in areas of highest need.

We welcome applications from anyone who wants to make a difference to the lives of people in Coventry.  

What is the job role?

The Adult Education Service offers citywide programmes both accredited and non-accredited, with a focus on improving the skills of residents within the West Midlands Combined Authority and supporting their transition into or within learning and employment.  

This is a growing area with numerous programmes to meet demand. The workplace programme includes apprenticeships and a study programme for young people, as well as bespoke training designed for individual employers.  

The workplace team are enthusiastic and committed to delivering a quality service to all of our clients. 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

A motivated person to join a team of enthusiastic staff who deliver high achieving apprenticeship and pre-employment training programmes. 

We have an exciting opportunity with Coventry’s highly successful Adult Education Service for a Programme Manager for this area. You would join a committed, and experienced team, which serves the diverse communities of Coventry and the neighbouring areas, whilst also aiming to support people in priority neighbourhoods. 

You will develop and co-ordinate programmes at various venues across the city; teach/assess in a subject area and manage the assigned apprenticeship programme and pre-employment courses.  

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record for high quality teaching and assessment in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools / Early Years qualifications at different levels (including apprentices and work-based learners) plus hold a recognised level 3 qualification in this area. 

You must also hold an assessor qualification (D32/D33/A1/TAQA), and it is desirable but not essential to hold an Internal Quality Assurance qualification (D34/V1/TAQA).

You will need a broad range of experience in post sixteen education and training with excellent communication and organisational skills. You may also have a proven track record in learner support, curriculum development and outstanding curriculum delivery. 

It is essential that you have all of the following skills/experience to apply: 

  • Previous experience of delivering apprenticeship standards in Teaching Assistants and/or Early Years at level 3 minimum 

  • Minimum of a level 4 teaching qualification 

  • A minimum level 3 qualification in either Teaching Assistant and/or Early Years. 

  • Maths and English qualifications at level 2 

It is desirable for you to have 

  • Experience of teaching Early Years and Teaching Assistants.  

The post is 30 hours per week salary will be pro rata to the number of hours worked. 55 days (Pro-rata) annual leave inclusive of statutory bank holidays. 

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): Wednesday 4th October 2023


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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