Coventry 2021 City of Culture

The City of Culture Trust is committed to ensuring that all citizens have access to volunteering, training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities related to the build up and during Coventry’s year as City of Culture in 2021. However, the Trust and PET-Xi recognise that not all citizens are equally prepared to take advantage of these opportunities. Therefore, PET-Xi plans to work with 721 young people from communities typically excluded from such opportunities, to provide training and support that “gets them ready” to fully participate in the City of Culture.

Are you 19+ and unemployed? Looking for a course to help you get ahead in the employment market? Our City of Culture programme will specifically target participants who are unemployed, inactive and those who reside in the Coventry. The Programme will support Coventry 2021 City of Culture volunteers concentrating on developing transferable skills and providing a natural ‘springboard’ to enter sustainable employment”.

Learning Content:

Program’s core aims are to harness and further enhance the existing skills from deep within Coventry’s communities and an indicative package of training for each participant would include:-

  • History of the City
  • Geographical layout of the City
  • Crowd Safety Knowledge
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality & Diversity
  • First Aid
  • Level 2 Customer Service Skills
  • Level 2 Digital Skills

Mode of delivery (attendance)

 This programme is delivered remotely using PET-Xi Live,

Introducing “PET-Xi Live”
  • Interactive sessions. This is not passive video watching – you will participate and interact, and the session adapts based on live questions and feedback
  • Easy to access. You can use your computers and laptops from anywhere to engage with our interactive session


  • Opportunity to work as a city host during the prestigious City of culture events
  • Increased earnings potential
  • PET-Xi can loan you a laptop for the duration of your programme if you don’t have access to a laptop or computer in order to complete the programme

Plus, courtesy of PET-Xi

Refer a friend and get a £25 Gift Voucher! (*on completion of full programme)

Contact Ruth Edwards to reserve your place on 07387 412952 or enter your details below and she will call you back

    Ruutj Edwards - Coventry 2021 City of Culture