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Contents NHS in Bolton Page 3 Vaccinations Page 4 Face Masks Education, Learning & Wellbeing Pages 5 Qwell Page 6-8 Bolton Library & Museum Services Page 9 FREE Digitals Skills for Beginners Courses Page 10-29 Adult Courses at Bolton College Page 30 National Citizenship Service (NCS) Page 31 Bolton College’s Young People’s Virtual Open Event Page 32 Justicia Page 33 The Kingfisher Trail – What’s On? Page 34 Motiv8 Page 35 Bolton Start Well Page 36 FREE Creative Writing Sessions Page 37-39 Rock Hall Farnworth

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#Heref oryouB olton Partner Features Page 40 Stand Up Sisters CIC Page 41 The Working Well Work & Health Programme Page 42-44 Bolton St Catherine’s Academy & Manchester United Foundation Page 45 Page 46-47

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Vaccination is crucial Since the easing of restrictions by the Government on July 19, things have started to return to normal but with caution being encouraged in many places. While people are making a return to what they enjoyed before the start of the pandemic, Covid-19 is still very much with us and cases continue to be high in Bolton. The vaccination programme is continuing and the best possible protection a person can have against becoming seriously ill or being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 is to be doubly vaccinated.

So, it’s more important than ever that people who are eligible for the vaccine get their first dose as soon as possible, and their second approximately eight weeks later. In particular, we are appealing for young people aged between 18 and 29 to come forward for their vaccination. At the time of going to press, people aged 17 years and 9 months were also invited to get their vaccination. Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme in Bolton, said: It remains crucial that people continue to take regular tests and to have the Covid-19 vaccination if aged 18 or over. There are still thousands of people in Bolton who haven’t had their first dose

yet and sadly, we have seen more unvaccinated young people being admitted to hospital recently. I can’t stress enough how important it is for everyone who is eligible to get their vaccination as soon as possible. “We appreciate some people might still be hesitant, but all of our sites will happily discuss any concerns they may have about getting the vaccine. People need two doses of the vaccine for the best protection against becoming seriously unwell or being admitted to hospital, so equally I would urge people to make sure they get their second dose.

sites you can arrange through the national booking service. Please, get fully vaccinated as soon as possible so we can beat this together!” For the latest vaccination services in Bolton, please follow Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on social media, or check out our website for updates: https://www.boltonccg.nhs.uk/ patient-zone/coronavirus **Information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change, according to Government instruction.**

We have a range of vaccination clinics operating across the borough, including walk-in clinics, appointments via your GP and

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Precautionary measures remain in place in healthcare settings in line with Government guidance. For GP practices, hospitals and dental practices this includes the requirement for everyone, including staff and patients, to:

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Wear a face covering Maintain social distancing Continue to wash hands Test and isolate if experiencing symptoms

This is so we can all do our bit to help protect the most vulnerable who are also attending these places for appointments. People are also asked to wear a face covering when visiting their local pharmacy. GP practices are still asking people to contact them first before attending. This could be either via an online form on their website or over the phone. The surgery will assess a patient’s condition and consultations will be carried out either remotely or in person, depending on clinical need. Don’t forget, your NHS is still here for you but please choose the right service.

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New online emotional support for parents A new online service aimed at helping parents of children experiencing mental health issues will be available in Bolton from August 1, 2021. Qwell will offer parents and carers aged 26 and over the chance to access digital counselling and emotional support, if they are helping to support with their child’s mental health or if they need direct emotional support for their own mental wellbeing. The service is accessed via the website https://www.qwell.io/ and is an extension of an existing online digital service for children and young people in Bolton, called Kooth. In Bolton, Kooth provides online help and support to people aged between 11 and 25.

Both services are commissioned by Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as part of its commitment to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. Via Qwell, parents can access professional support 24/7, anonymously and with no need for a referral. Counselling sessions, including one-on-one sessions with fully trained practitioners, run from midday to 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm to 10pm at weekends. Appointments can be booked in advance or accessed as a drop-in, via instant text-based chats. The website also includes educational, self-help articles, peer-to-peer support via moderated discussion forums and personal tools such as an online journal and interactive goal tracker.

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o o Bolton Libraries are open! All of our libraries and museum locations have reopened fully, though we’re continuing to keep staff and visitors safe by following a few simple rules! Find out more: Click Here

Reserving and requesting items – Order and Collect Our Order and Collect and Home Library Services will be carrying on to support borrowers who are unable to come in to our libraries or prefer to limit their contact for time being. To make use of Order and Collect or to reserve items, go online or telephone Bolton Libraries on 01204 332 853.

Summer Holidays at Bolton Library and Museum Services Get ready for a fun filled summer holiday with Bolton Library and Museum Services! We’ve got lots of fantastic activities to keep you and your family entertained across all of our venues.

Bolton Central Library and Museum Throughout the holidays, Monday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm there’ll be: Make It Mondays - Craft Activities Trail It Tuesdays - Try out a different trail (available all week) Wild Wednesdays - Look at small creatures, plants and nature Tabletop Thursdays - Get hands on with objects from our collections Fishy Film Fridays 11am - Watch a fish feed and see a nature themed film Super Saturdays - We will have a range of exciting activities for you to join in Sunday (sessions at 11am and 2pm) - Storytelling session There’ll also be Fish Feeds in the Aquarium at 2.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Curious Critters at Bolton Libraries Come along and have the chance to handle and find out more about exotic animals, reptiles and creepy crawlies. Places are free but booking is essential. Visit our website, Facebook and Twitter to see where your nearest Curious Critters event is taking place.


7 You can access many of our Bolton Library and Museum resources in person at our libraries or online from the comfort of your own home.

Farnworth and Horwich Libraries Library customers in Farnworth and Horwich will be able to visit pop-up libraries whilst both buildings are closed temporarily. Children can also join in summer holiday activities, sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge and collect their stickers, certificate, and a medal. The pop-up library will be at Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Rd, BL6 7BG on: Mondays - 9am - 12pm Tuesdays - 10am - 4pm (Children’s summer activities) Fridays - 9am - 12pm Farnworth’s pop-up library will be at 14 Brackley Street, BL4 9DR and open on: Tuesdays - 10am - 4pm Thursdays - 10am - 4pm (Children’s summer activities) Saturdays - 10am - 4pm

Summer Reading Challenge Have you joined up the Wild Heroes Summer Reading Challenge 2021? This year’s theme is a celebration of nature and action for the environment, in partnership with WWF UK. Plus we’re calling all young writers to enter a special Summer Reading Challenge story competition! Visit any library in Bolton to sign up for the challenge and find out more about the competition. You can also find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge on the website. All the events are FREE and no need to book unless otherwise stated. For more information call 01204 332 853 or email askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk

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You can access many of our Bolton Library and Museum resources in person at our libraries or online from the comfort of your own home.

Smithills Hall Come along and join in with activities at Smithills Hall. There’ll be bug hunts, worm whispering and find out more about objects from the museum’s collections. For some events check our website and Eventbrite for more details.

Bolton Library and Museum Services Online Resources You can also access a whole range of Library and Museum information and services online, including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. If you’re not already a member of the library and would like to use any of these resources, to join online! Click Here

Digital Help Bolton Library and Museum Services have loads of resources to help you get online and use your digital devices. You can also call us on 01204 332 853 if you have any questions!

Stay in touch ‘Like’ our Facebook pages to get the latest alerts: BoltonLibraryandMuseumServices www.facebook.com/smithillshall @bolton_library_museum @BoltonLMS

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Bolton College Adult (19+) Course Guide 2021 10

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It’s Time! After the challenges of the past 12 months, it’s time to plan your future! Really look through this course guide, review the opportunities available, then choose to invest time developing your skills and realising your potential. Whatever you want, you’ll find it here; our courses will give you the opportunity to transform your life and career. Every year, we help thousands of adults achieve their dreams by: • Gaining recognised qualifications

• Helping into jobs

• Learning new skills

• Enhancing CVs

• Making new friends

• Having fun!

Our friendly, experienced and approachable staff are committed to supporting you to achieve your learning goals and even though we’re moving away from the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to follow government guidance in all of our venues - your safety and wellbeing remains our number one priority and our leaners tell us they feel safe because of the measures we have taken.

Help & support with enrolment You can apply or enrol on a course online – please see page 60 for information on how to do this. If you need help or support you can use our live chat service, accessed by visiting our website www.boltoncollege.ac.uk A small circle icon or purple bar will appear on the bottom left or right of your screen, depending on the device you are using – click this to access the service. Alternatively, you can book an appointment for an enrolment support session with one of our friendly members of staff by using the links/instructions below or ringing a centre.

Location for Enrolment Support Enrolment Support sessions at Brownlow Fold Enrolment Support sessions at Deane & Derby Enrolment Support sessions at New Bury Enrolment Support sessions at Deane Road

www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

Link to Book an Appointment for Number for Centre Staff Support www.bit.ly/support-brownlow 01204 482 900 www.bit.ly/support-deane-derby 01204 482 920 www.bit.ly/support-new-bury

01204 482 960

Book via our live chat service on our website: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

01204 482 000

info@boltoncc.ac.uk

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The earning potential of the best Apprenticeships rival degrees!

Adult Apprenticeships are on the rise, with more and more people opting for this route.

Since 2015, 76% of the 2 million people starting an Apprenticeship were adults and here’s why: • Gain a promotion or pursue a new career with occupationally-specific qualifications. • Learn from expert professionals. • Benefit from hands-on experience. • Debt free. • On completion choose career progression, other vocational-related qualifications or even university! It’s a fact – apprentices in Greater Manchester are thriving! In 2020/2021, the North West saw the second largest amount of new apprentices in the whole of England! We have Apprenticeships to suit every skill:

Accounting - Barbering - Business & Professional Services Computing, Digital & IT - Construction (Variety of Sectors) Early Years, Childcare & Education - Hairdressing – Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle – Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing – Teaching Assistants Figures taken from www.explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships/2020-21

Contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01204 482 036 or email apprenticeships@boltoncc.ac.uk

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Check out our latest vacancies at www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships/vacancies


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13 Maia Chtirkova AAT Accounting Apprenticeship Level 4 Working at the Royal Mail ‘I love being an apprentice because there’s a real demand for Accountants, so for anyone taking this route, they’re practically guaranteed a permanent job at the end of it! I started on Level 3 and in class the tutor is so academic and specific, she makes the course relevant to the world of employment, preparing us for our future careers.’

Chris Calderley Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Bolton at Home ‘I wanted a change of career, a new trade and a new challenge so the Apprenticeship was just what I was looking for – it’s providing better opportunities for my family and children going forward.

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I’ve learnt to work as part of a team and I would really recommend it; I’m being paid to learn new skills – it’s been absolutely life changing.’

Recruit an apprentice before September and your business will receive between £1,500 and £4,000. Don’t miss out! If this is of interest to you, our team of experienced advisors will happily assist you with the application process – simply call 01204 482 036 or email apprenticeships@boltoncc.ac.uk to get started.


Access to Higher Education Imagine this… It’s September 2022 and you’re getting ready to start university and get your degree in a subject you’re passionate about. Just a year earlier, you lacked the necessary qualifications and had been out of education for a while - so how did you get from now to then and make this vision a reality? By choosing one of our Access to Higher Education programmes! In just 35 weeks, you’ll gain the equivalent of THREE A Levels as well as the skills and support you need to progress to university. Access to HE Diplomas are designed specifically for adults who want to progress to Higher Education and a new profession. Our courses are extremely varied, allowing you to progress to a range of degrees including nursing, teaching, business, social work, dentistry, computing and more. Choosing Access to HE means that you’ll benefit not only from the experienced tutors and facilities at Bolton College, but a range of opportunities at the University of Bolton, including guest lectures; lessons at the university campus; access to The Peter Marsh Library with 24/7 opening hours; silent study areas; and the option to book group-study rooms. You can study Access to HE qualifications in: • Business Management • Computing & ICT • Nursing & Health Professions • Primary Teaching & Education Professions • Science • Social Sciences (Day & evening courses available) • Social Work

Pay with an

Advanced Learner Loan

If you progress to university and successfully complete your course, you won’t pay a penny back!*

Mikhaila Tchangou Access to Science ‘I chose this because I want a career in Pharmacy, in particular MPharm, or Medical Pharmacy. The course is challenging but the teachers are incredible – they are so friendly and helpful, in fact they always go the extra mile, responding to our queries even on weekends.’

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Visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/access-he to learn more and to apply


Peace Imuwahen Access to Nursing & Health Professions ‘After this, I’m studying midwifery at the University of Bolton and although the course has been demanding, I’ve received the right support to help me to succeed. It’s strange, the topic I was expecting to enjoy the least was genetics, but thanks to the teaching, help and support from my tutors, I feel like I could actually teach it!’

Candice Timperley Access to Social Work ‘I’ve not been in education for a long time, so this has given me confidence and helped me get back into learning. I want to become a Social Worker and thanks to this course, I’ve already been offered a place at UCLan – if you’re thinking about doing this course or are worried about what it involves, don’t be, take the jump!’

Octavian Toader Access to Business Management ‘I started on Level 2, then progressed to this course because it’s going to get me into university. The teachers are all lovely, in fact they’re the best teachers I’ve had in my life! Long term, I want to join the Amazon graduate scheme and manage my own Amazon depot.’

* Only if you successfully complete your Access to HE course then successfully complete a Higher Education course. Please note that if you decide to pay for your course using an Advanced Learner Loan, it is extremely important that you check you meet the eligibility criteria. Visit www.bit.ly/bc-learner-loans to learn more.

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Higher Education We’re proud to deliver Higher Education (HE) provision on behalf of the University of Bolton. There are many benefits to studying HE at Bolton College: ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Value for money: - Competitively-priced course fees. - Studying locally is significantly cheaper. - £500 towards the cost of your course!* Intensive one-to-one academic support. Lots of contact time in lessons as well as tutorials. Smaller class sizes. Opportunity to progress to top-up degrees. Full use of the University of Bolton’s facilities including: - Access to the 24/7 Peter Marsh Library. - Silent study areas. - Group study rooms. - Masterclasses. - Careers Fairs.

We offer the following HE courses: · Civil Engineering HNC · Civil Engineering HND · Construction HNC · Computing HND · Electrical & Electronic Engineering HND · General Engineering HNC · Public Services HND · Foundation Degree (FdSc) in International Hospitality Management

Valeria Kolosovska Public Services HND ‘This course is giving me everything I need to join the Police; I’ve done a police training session and riot training. Our tutor’s ex-public services, so he knows exactly what we need to join the Police, Fire Service, Military and more - we’ve created portfolios that we’ll show at interview, helping us to stand out from the crowd. Next, I’m doing a one-year top-up degree in Criminal Justice.’

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Apply for a Higher Education course by visiting

www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/higher-education


Casey Breen Electrical & Electronic Engineering HND 'I'm balancing this course with working part time and although it's challenging, it's worth it.

Receive £500 towards the cost of your course!* Visit: www.bit.ly/ £500-HE

I've had so much support from the tutors and I've managed to get Distinctions on all of my exams so far. I'm really interested in physics so in the future, I'd like to design satellites.'

Nour Salem Construction HNC 'I was an Architect in my home country but I needed to get my foot in the door of the construction sector here; my qualifications aren't accepted in the UK so this qualification’s going to help me find work in construction practice management.’

Athena Hesketh Computing HND ‘I wanted to reskill in the field of computing, which I’ve always been interested in. At first I was nervous about going back into education but there’s a great dynamic between the tutors and students. After this, I’d like to do a top-up degree at the University of Bolton, then I’d like a job in programming using JavaScript.’

*If you’ve just completed a Level 3 course with us, you could benefit from £500 towards the cost of your HE course. Visit: www.bit.ly/500-HE

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English & Maths Part of Life’s Essentials

Good English and maths skills are important; they’re the key to gaining a new job, progressing to higher levels of learning or helping children with homework. Starting from ‘Improve Your Reading and Writing’ right up to GCSE, our classes are taught by friendly tutors in a welcoming classroom environment. Plus, ALL of our English and maths courses are FREE, up to the attainment of a grade 4(C) at GCSE! What’s more, from October 2021 you can get one-to-one support with English, maths or digital skills through our drop-in support service running at Deane Road Campus or our Community Learning Centres at Brownlow Fold, Deane & Derby and New Bury (see page 8 for centre details).

Whatever your goals, we have the course for you!

All of our English courses are FREE*!

English Our English courses begin at ‘Improve’ then gradually progress to GCSE. Following an informal assessment, we’ll determine which course is the right fit for you. You can also access one-to-one support at our drop-ins, if you’re not feeling confident about stepping back into learning.

Start at the right level for you!

We’ll then support you as you gradually acquire essential English skills, helping you to progress towards your ultimate goal – whether this be the skills to support your child, for work or progressing to GSCE! GCSE English A Grade 4 (C) or above is essential for many jobs or to progress in further education. If you have a GCSE Grade 3 (D) or below, or Functional Skills Grade 2 prior attainment, then we will support you to achieve that all-important GCSE Grade 4 or above, in just one year! GCSE English - Level Up This course will enable you to personalise learning and progression in GCSE grade attainment, at the right pace for you. Functional Skills Level 1 This intensive short course will build your English language skills and knowledge to progress towards GCSE attainment. Level 1 Certificate in English This 24-week portfolio-based course will provide a personalised learning programme, designed to develop your skills towards Level 1 achievement in English. Functional Skills English – Entry Levels 1 to 3 Improve your skills for work and life with these 24-week courses, aiding your progression to the next level!

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Improve your Reading or Improve your Writing These five-week courses are perfect if you wish to improve your English skills, but haven’t been in education for some time. *Up to the attainment of a grade 4(C) at GCSE.

What do I do next? See pg 20


All of our Maths courses are FREE*!

Maths Our maths courses begin at Entry Level then gradually progress to GCSE. Following an informal assessment, we’ll determine which course is the right fit for you. You can also access one-to-one support at our drop-ins, if you’re not feeling confident about stepping back into learning.

Start at the right level for you!

We’ll then support you as you gradually acquire essential maths skills, helping you to progress towards your ultimate goal – whether this be the skills to support your child, for work or progressing to GSCE! GCSE Maths A Grade 4(C) or above is essential for many jobs or to progress in further education. If you have a GCSE Grade 3(D) or below, or Functional Skills Grade 2 prior attainment, then we will support you to achieve that all-important GCSE Grade 4 or above, in just one year! GCSE Maths - Level Up In one year, this course will enable you to personalise learning and progression in GCSE grade attainment, at the right pace for you. Pre-GCSE Maths for Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL into GCSE Maths: Numbers - ESOL into GCSE Maths: Algebra - ESOL into GCSE Maths: Data If English isn’t your first language, then this 10-week course is tailored to support you as you prepare for that next important step. If you have a minimum skills levels in maths, or prior attainment of Functional Skills Entry 3 or above, this course will give you the skills and knowledge required to successfully progress to GCSE. Functional Skills Level 1 This intensive short course will build your mathematical skills and knowledge for use in everyday life and work, and to progress towards GCSE attainment. Level 1 Certificate in Maths This 24-week portfolio-based course will provide a personalised learning programme, designed to develop your skills for use in everyday life and work, gaining you a Level 1 achievement in maths. Functional Skills Maths – Entry Levels 1 to 3 This 24-week portfolio-based course will provide a personalised learning programme, designed to develop your skills towards Level 1 achievement in maths. *Up to the attainment of a grade 4(C) at GCSE.

What do I do next? See pg 20

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What do I do next? You’ll need to complete an informal assessment to see what level you’re at. This is nothing to worry about – it simply ensures that we find the right course for you. There is an online booking system for assessments over the summer. You must book an assessment in advance - you can do this by visiting

www.bookwhen.com/adultmathsenglish

You will need to book an assessment for each subject you wish to study. If you need help booking an assessment or you want to have a chat with someone first to discuss your options, please call one of our centres, below, to speak to a friendly member of staff.

Where can I study? Courses are available at a range of centres, with a selection of days and start times available, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits around your schedule. Deane Road Campus, Deane Road, BL3 5BG Tel: 01204 482 000

Deane & Derby, Board Street, BL3 5EH Tel: 01204 482 920

Brownlow Fold, Eskrick St, BL1 3EF Tel: 01204 482 900

New Bury, Buckley Lane, BL4 9PR Tel: 01204 482 960

Farnworth Library, Market Street, BL4 7PG

Bhumika Mathew English GCSE Level Up ‘The tutors are very good and despite having online lessons due to Covid, they’ve helped to keep me really motivated. I want to become a Teaching Assistant, so a pass in GCSE English is essential.’

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Olayinka Popoola Maths Functional Skills - Entry Level ‘The tutor has such a positive energy and motivates me to achieve, making hard tasks actually enjoyable! After my other courses – English, Mentoring and Health & Social Care – I’m studying adult nursing at King’s College London, where I’ve received a conditional offer.’


ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages Is your first language something other than English? Do you need to improve your English for life and work? Apply for our ESOL courses for residents of all ages and improve your: • Speaking • Listening

• Reading • Writing

How to apply Email esol@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 460. You can also complete an online enquiry form by visiting www.bit.ly/bc-esol

PLEASE NOTE: DEMAND FOR ESOL CLASSES IN BOLTON IS HIGH AND THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR CLASSES. Learners who are able to study at the following times may be fast tracked for places: • Saturday mornings • Monday to Friday, 2.30pm-6pm

Bolton College’s Family Learning Support your children to be successful with their education! If you want to support your children, ensuring they’re successful with their education, then our Family Learning curriculum is for you. Our courses will help you to understand the primary school curriculum in more depth, so that you can give your children all the help they need to do well at Key Stage 1 and 2 English and Maths. We’ll also show you a wide range of fun and engaging activities to do at home, not only strengthening your relationship with your children but giving a boost to their educational attainment. We even run specialist curriculum to help parents who do not speak English as their first language – ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These courses will also benefit YOU; they are a great way to get out of the house, meet new parents and make new friends in your community!

To learn more email: familylearning@boltoncc.ac.uk

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BASIC DIGITAL COURSES ARE FREE FOR EVERYONE! Improve your Digital Skills with Bolton College Community Learning

If you want to get ahead at work or find employment, or even just increase your confidence with technology for personal reasons, these courses are a must! To help you find out what course is right for you, we will support you to complete a short assessment to identify which digital pathway will best meet your needs. From beginners to those with more experience, you’ll soon be using technology confidently and competently, aided by our friendly and knowledgeable tutors. Basic digital courses are FREE for everyone, whilst most courses at a higher level are either free or are offered at reduced fees, depending on your circumstances. In our Community Learning Centres we run a range of basic digital skills courses which can support anyone, even if you don’t know how to switch on a computer or use a mouse! It might also be worth recommending our curriculum to your mum or dad, or other family members, if they’re struggling to use their new iPad or android device. For people with higher level skills we have a wide range of courses available, with progression routes all the way up to Higher Education. IT for ESOL These courses develop digital skills alongside learning English language, for people whose English language is not yet at a level where they can access our digital and computing curriculum.

Digital Skills Progression Routes

Level 2 & 3 Qualifications For people with a good level of competence who want to learn higher level skills with possible progression to HE

Digital Skills ESOL courses For people who speak English as a second language and have a low level of spoken English

itt Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ) For people who know how to do basic functions and want to learn further skills which are useful for employment and everyday life

Assessment

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Basic Digital Skills courses For people who struggle with basic functions on digital devices, such as internet shopping and emails


Digital Computing & IT

NEW ONLINE FR EE! COURSES AVAILABLE!

The modern world is all about computer technology so keeping up to date with all things digital is important. These courses are appropriate whatever your level – choose a beginners course if you lack confidence and want to learn the basics, or if you already have experience, apply for a professional course, helping you to find work or climb the career ladder.

Digital Skills Course Key Level 2 & 3 Qualifications: For people with a good level of competence who want to learn higher level skills with possible progression to HE Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ): For people who know how to do basic functions and want to learn further skills which are useful for employment and everyday life Basic Digital Skills courses: For people who struggle with basic functions on digital devices, such as internet shopping and emails Digital Skills ESOL courses: For people who speak English as a second language and have a low level of spoken English

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Day(s)

Basic Digital Skills

Start Date

Start Time

Hrs

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Course Code

Learning Centre

For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/adult-computing/beginners

Android Tablets & Phones For Beginners

Mon

20/09/2021

13:00

3

7

Free

£0

CR474-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Android Tablets & Phones for Beginners

Wed

02/03/2022

09:15

3

6

Free

£0

CR458-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

Android Tablets & Phones for Beginners

Wed

08/06/2022

09:15

3

5

Free

£0

CR493-CLDL

Farnworth Library

Digital Skills for Beginners

Mon

13/09/2021

09:00

3

13

Free

£0

CR401-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Digital Skills for Beginners

Mon

13/09/2021

13:00

3

13

Free

£0

CR413-CLDL

Farnworth Library

Digital Skills for Beginners

Thu

16/09/2021

09:15

3

13

Free

£0

CR467-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Digital Skills for Beginners

Tue

21/09/2021

09:15

3

12

Free

£0

CR409-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

Digital Skills for Beginners

Thu

06/01/2022

09:15

3

12

Free

£0

CR482-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Digital Skills for Beginners

Mon

10/01/2022

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

CR455-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

Digital Skills for Beginners

Mon

10/01/2022

13:00

3

12

Free

£0

CR443-CLDL

New Bury

Digital Skills for Beginners

Mon

25/04/2022

09:00

3

10

Free

£0

CR447-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Case Study Gary Purcell Computers for Beginners ‘This is the perfect introduction to computers for anyone who fears anything digital. My children have been encouraging me to get into the 21st century and learn how to use a computer, so this is exactly what I was looking for.’

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Day(s)

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Learning Centre

Digital Skills for Beginners

Wed

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CR405-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

Digital Skills for Beginners

Thu

28/04/2022

09:15

3

12

Free

£0

CR445-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Digital Skills for Beginners

Mon

09/05/2022

13:00

3

9

Free

£0

CR432-CLDL

Farnworth Library

Introduction to Google Apps

Mon

15/11/2021

13:00

3

13

Free

£0

CR403-CLDL

Deane & Derby

IT for Learning - Introduction to i

Mon

13/09/2021

09:00

3

6

Free

£0

CR444-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

IT for Learning - Introduction to i

Tue

14/09/2021

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

CR434-CLDL

Deane & Derby

IT for Learning - Introduction to i

Tue

11/01/2022

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

CR426-CLDL

Deane & Derby

iPads & iPhones for Beginners

Wed

15/09/2021

09:15

3

6

Free

£0

CR406-CLDL

Deane & Derby

iPads & iPhones for Beginners

Wed

12/01/2022

09:15

3

6

Free

£0

CR473-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

iPads & iPhones for Beginners

Wed

27/04/2022

09:15

3

5

Free

£0

CR494-CLDL

Farnworth Library

iPads Intermediate

Mon

25/04/2022

09:15

3

6

Free

£0

CR448-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Start to use your Google Chromebook

Mon

20/06/2022

09:15

3

4

Free

£0

CR449-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Technology for Everyday Living IT

Tue

26/04/2022

09:00

3

10

Free

£0

CR475-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

Technology for Everyday Living IT

Tue

26/04/2022

13:00

3

10

Free

£0

CR451-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Case Study

Tracy Derbyshire Computers for Beginners ‘I’ve really enjoyed this course; it’s been a good introduction to the basics of computing and the tutor has been fantastic. Next I want to do another computer course, so I can secure a job in the future.’ Don’t forget English & Maths pg 12

Day(s)

Start Time

Start Date

Hrs

Weeks

Free or Concession

Total Cost

Course Code

Learning Centre

If your first language is something other than English and you want to better your English whilst also improving your basic computing skills, then start below. To apply, email esol@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 460. Digital Skills ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Computers for Beginners ESOL

Mon

06/09/2021

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

ES490-CLDL

Various

Computers for Beginners ESOL

Tue

07/09/2021

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

ES743-CLDL

Various

Computers for Beginners ESOL

Mon

03/01/2022

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

ES490-CLDL

Various

Computers for Beginners ESOL

Tue

04/01/2022

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

ES743-CLDL

Various

Computers for Beginners ESOL

Mon

25/04/2022

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

ES490-CLDL

Various

Computers for Beginners ESOL

Tue

26/04/2022

09:00

3

12

Free

£0

ES743-CLDL

Various

Blogging - Introduction to

Wed

29/09/2021

13:00

2.5

6

Free

£0

CR430-CLDL

New Bury

Blogging - Introduction to

Mon

07/03/2022

13:00

3

5

Free

£0

CR485-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Social Media - Introduction to

Mon

01/11/2021

09:00

3

7

Free

£0

CR460-CLDL

Brownlow Fold

Social Media - Introduction to

Wed

03/11/2021

09:15

3

7

Free

£0

CR402-CLDL

Deane & Derby

Do more with eBay for Enterprise

Thu

23/09/2021

12:30

3

10

Free

£0

CR513-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Social Media

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For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/adult-computing/social-media


Want an accredited digital skills qualification? These courses are free for everyone! Don’t forget English & Maths pg 12

Day(s)

Essential Digital Skills

Start Date

Start Time

Hrs

Weeks

Free or Concession

Total Cost

Learning Centre

Course Code

For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/adult-computing/digital-skills

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Tue

14/09/2021

18:00

3

13

Free

£0

CP503-CLFS

Deane Road

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Thu

16/09/2021

09:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP501-CLFS

Brownlow Fold

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Tue

21/09/2021

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP506-CLFS

New Bury

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Fri

01/10/2021

09:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP510-CLFS

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Thu

04/11/2021

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP509-CLFS

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Mon

17/01/2022

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP508-CLFS

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Thu

20/01/2022

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP502-CLFS

Brownlow Fold

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Tue

25/01/2022

09:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP507-CLFS

New Bury

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Wed

23/02/2022

18:00

3

13

Free

£0

CP504-CLFS

Deane Road

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Entry Level 3

Thu

24/02/2022

13:00

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP512-CLFS

Farnworth Library

Essential Digital & Computer Skills - Intensive Entry Level 3

Various

06/09/2021

09:00

18

2

Free

£0

CP505-CLFS

Deane Road

Essential Digital & Computer Skills - Intensive Entry Level 3

Various

25/10/2021

09:00

30

1

Free

£0

CP511-CLFS

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Mon

13/09/2021

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP106-AD01

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Thu

16/09/2021

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP601-AD01

Brownlow Fold

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Tue

21/09/2021

09:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP601-AD06

New Bury

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Wed

03/11/2021

18:00

3

13

Free

£0

CP601-AD05

Deane Road

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Tue

04/01/2022

18:00

3

13

Free

£0

CP601-AD04

Deane Road

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Tue

18/01/2022

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP601-AD07

New Bury

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Thu

20/01/2022

09:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP601-AD03

Brownlow Fold

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Various

14/02/2022

09:00

30

1

Free

£0

CP106-AD08

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Fri

25/02/2022

09:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP106-AD09

Deane & Derby

Essential Digital & Computer Skills Level 1 i

Thu

17/03/2022

12:30

2.5

15

Free

£0

CP106-AD07

Deane & Derby

Case Study Shaker Alabid IT Support Certificate Level 2 ‘I’m a qualified Civil Engineer and need to keep up to date with the latest technology, so this course is perfect and has taught me about the latest technology.’

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Case Study Tracy Gardner Software Computer Skills for Work (ECDL) Level 1 ‘I wasn’t confident with computers so I enrolled on the basics course and learnt about Word and Excel. I found that helpful because I wanted to change my career to office work, so I enrolled on the Level 1 to improve my skills even further. Now, I feel much more confident.’

Don’t forget English & Maths pg 12

Day(s)

Digital Computing & IT

Start Date

Start Time

Hrs

Weeks

Free or Concession

Total Cost

Course Code

Learning Centre

For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/adult-computing/user-skills

Software Computer Skills for Work Level 1 (ECDL): BCS i

Tue

14/09/2021

09:30

5

12

Conc

£290

CP100-AD88

Deane & Derby

Software Computer Skills for Work Level 2 (ECDL): BCS i

Mon

13/09/2021

12:30

3

35

Conc

£432

CP200-AD16

Deane Road

Software Computer Skills for Work Level 2 (ECDL): BCS i

Tue

14/09/2021

18:00

3

35

Conc

£432

CP200-AD02

Deane Road

Software Computer Skills for Work Level 2 (ECDL): BCS i

Tue

14/12/2021

09:30

5

24

Conc

£295

CP200-AD09

Deane & Derby

IT Support Certificate Level 2: EDEXCEL iQ

Various

06/09/2021

09:00

10

36

Free* or

£782

CP200-AD28

Deane Road

IT User Skills Level 2 (ECDL Extra): BCS i

Various

06/06/2022

09:00

18

6

Conc

£295

CP200-AD12

Deane Road

IT Users Skills Certificate Level 3 (ECDL Advanced): BCS i

Wed

15/09/2021

09:30

5

35

Conc

£1,417

CP301-AD01

Deane & Derby

IT Users Skills Certificate Level 3 (ECDL Advanced): BCS i

Wed

15/09/2021

18:00

5

35

Conc

£1,417

CP301-AD02

Deane Road

Case Study Agnes Sorokin IT Organisational Support Level 3 ‘I already have a degree in video games and design, but I wanted to expand my portfolio and broaden my knowledge, so this course was ideal.

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I’m predicted a distinction on my course and after this, I’m doing an Apprenticeship in a telecoms company which I found through Bolton College. Eventually I’d like a career in IT maintenance and support.’


Case Study Hamza Jama Access to Computing & ICT ‘I want a job in IT software so this course ticked all the boxes – I like that there’s always something new to learn and I’m developing new skills. After this, I want to progress to university to study Computer Science; I’ve got my sights set on Manchester Metropolitan University.’

The following courses qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan: • Access to HE Diploma in Computing & ICT • IT Organisational Support Foundation Diploma Level 3 To learn more, visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

Advanced Learner Loan Don’t forget English & Maths pg 12

Day(s)

Start Date

Start Time

Hrs

Weeks

Free or Concession

Total Cost

Course Code

Learning Centre

IT Organisational Support Foundation Diploma Level 3: BTEC i

Thu & Fri

06/09/2021

09:00

14

36

Free* or

£3,345

CP302-AD01

Deane Road

*Could be funded by an ‘Advanced Learner Loan’

*For 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full Level 3 qualification or higher. Visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans Access to HE Diploma in Computing & ICT: OPENAWARD iQ

Mon, Tue & Wed

06/09/2021

12:30

13

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Free* or

£3,928

Thu & Fri

20/09/2021

09:00

13

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Deane Road

*Could be funded by an ‘Advanced Learner Loan’

*For 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full Level 3 qualification or higher. Visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans Computing HND EDEXCEL: iQ

CP153-AD16

-

£5,996

CP400-HE01

Deane Road

Computing HND Taught by Bolton College on behalf of the University of Bolton, this two-year course will cover programming, networking, database design and development, security, professional practice, business intelligence and managing a successful computing project. On completion, you could pursue a career as a Systems Analyst, IT Support Technician, Web Designer and more, or apply for a one-year top-up degree.

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Employability

Employability Skills for job seekers and adults returning to the workplace If you’ve been unemployed for a long time or if you’ve recently had your employment status impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, then our employability courses will help you prepare for job seeking, applications, CV writing and interviews in the right sector for you. Our teachers will do everything they can to help you get into work and will understand if you’re sometimes lacking in confidence. We’ve already supported a lot of learners to get back into employment over the last 12 months and, what is more, when you sign up for an Employability Skills course you can get one-to-one support from our specialist Job Coach. You can even join our special email list where we’ll keep you up to date with all kinds of job opportunities in the local area that might be of interest to you. All these courses are FREE if you’re receiving benefits, or are on a low income*, and Nail that Interview/Application is free for all, whatever your employment status. *For further details on eligibility and income see page 82 for our online guide below

Take a look through our brochure for the many opportunities available:

Bolton College Adult (19+) Course Guide 2021

www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Accounting

page 25

Adult Social Care

page 63

Catering

page 31

Computing

page 50

Customer Service

page 28

Food Safety

page 32

Hospitality

page 32

Office Skills

page 29

Working with Children

page 53


Don’t forget English & Maths pg 12

Day(s)

Start Date

Start Time

Hrs

Weeks

Free or Concession

Total Cost

Course Code

Learning Centre

Community courses are FREE for unemployed adults actively seeking work and other REDUCED FEES may apply

Employability Skills

For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/employ

Nail That Application

Mon

27/09/2021

09:30

3

2

Free

£0

CR593-CLPC

Farnworth Library

Nail that Application

Wed

20/10/2021

09:15

6

1

Free

£0

CR514-CLPC

Deane & Derby

Nail that Application

Mon

28/03/2022

09:15

6

1

Free

£0

CR524-CLPC

Deane & Derby

Nail that Application

Wed

16/06/2021

09:00

6

1

Free

£0

CR594-CLPC

Online Only

Nail that Application

Wed

06/07/2022

09:15

6

1

Free

£0

CR591-CLPC

Deane & Derby

Nail That Interview

Mon

11/10/2021

09:30

6

2

Free

£0

CR656-CLPC

Farnworth Library

Nail That Interview

Fri

15/10/2021

09:15

4

1

Free

£0

CR508-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Nail that Interview

Wed

03/11/2021

09:15

6

1

Free

£0

CR657-CLPC

Deane & Derby

Nail that Interview

Fri

26/11/2021

09:15

4

1

Free

£0

CR594-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Nail That Interview

Fri

04/02/2022

09:15

4

1

Free

£0

CR592-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Nail That Interview

Fri

18/03/2022

09:15

4

1

Free

£0

CR655-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Nail that Interview

Mon

04/04/2022

09:15

6

1

Free

£0

CR658-CLPC

Deane & Derby

Nail That Interview

Fri

20/05/2022

09:15

4

1

Free

£0

CR595-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Nail That Interview

Fri

24/06/2022

09:15

4

1

Free

£0

CR596-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Tue

12/07/2022

09:15

6

1

Free

£0

CR659-CLPC

Deane & Derby

Build Your Project Skills

Tue/Fri

21/09/2021

09:30

6

6

Free

£0

CR660-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Build Your Project Skills

Tue/Fri

18/01/2022

09:30

6

6

Free

£0

CR661-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Developing Enterprise Skills Award Entry Level 3: NCFE i

Wed

12/01/2022

09:00

3

12

Conc

£159

CR837-CLAD

Deane & Derby

Employability Skills Award Entry Level 3: NCFE i

Thu

28/04/2022

09:15

5.5

11

Conc

£251

CR846-CLAD

Deane & Derby

Nail that Interview

Warehousing & Storage Warehousing & Storage Certificate Level 1: NCFE i

For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/employ Wed

12/01/2022

09:30

5.5

Cleaning Skills and Health & Safety for Work

20

Conc

£473

CR838-CLAD

Deane & Derby

For further information visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/employ

Cleaning and Health & Safety Skills for Work

Thu

04/11/2021

09:30

3

6

Conc, Free* or

£67

CR515-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Cleaning and Health & Safety Skills for Work

Thu

03/03/2022

09:30

3

6

Conc, Free* or

£67

CR517-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Cleaning and Health & Safety Skills for Work

Thu

12/05/2022

09:30

3

6

Conc, Free* or

£67

CR527-CLPC

Brownlow Fold

Case Study Zuber Ahmed Employability Courses ‘I was at the Royal Mail for 15 years but after enrolling on employability courses I’m now looking for a new career; the College has really prepared me for employment and boosted my confidence with courses like CV building and interview techniques.’

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BE EPIC

DO GOOD

You know that buzz you feel when you achieve something you thought was near to impossible? The 1st part of NCS is all about team-building, throw that in with meeting new people and still having time to recharge and chill. Pretty great, right?

But wait, there's more! You'll take all that you've learned and turn your passion into action. Want to see a positive change in your community? Pave the way. You'll have the tools and the team to make a lasting impact.

LIVE LIFE

GO PARTY

It gets better. You'll also pick up skills designed to help you smash through the whole 'adulting' thing. Want to explore the things that make your CV and Uni applications stand out? Gain a first aid qualification? Leave it to us.

On top of the new friends you've made, the skills you've developed and the projects you deliver, you'll get a certificate to remind you of all the wins, and then go party with your team!


It’s not too late to apply! If your son or daughter’s unsure about their next steps after school, visit and share our Young People’s Virtual Open Event.

Fast approac hing

20,000 visitors

!

Over 40 videos will give your son or daughter a real feel for the College, helping them to make important decisions about their future. Enjoy a Whistle Stop Campus Tour; learn about the huge selection of Study Programmes, Apprenticeships and new T Level qualifications we offer, from Applied & Forensic Science to Travel & Tourism; discover exciting careers and their earning potential; find out about our amazing enrichment programme, giving your young person plenty of opportunities to enhance life outside the classroom; plus so much more!

To experience the event, simply visit:

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Justicia Who we are and what we do

Justicia was started in 1985 when a group of likeminded people came together with a small but sufficient capital backing from local churches. The enterprise thrived and needed larger premises and after a short term move nearby moved into its present premises in 1988. We sell lots of different Fair Trade food and gifts, from biscuits, chocolate and coffee, to glitter pens, bags and socks. Fair Trade helps people in the developing world to receive an income so that they can afford enough food for their families, have clean water, access to education and health care. Fair Trade goods also have to be produced without damaging the environment, without child labour and by people who have good working conditions. These are all things that we believe should be available to everyone no matter where you are born and so we believe that supporting and promoting Fair Trade is important. We do this by selling Fair Trade in our small shop

on Knowsley Street and by having stalls in schools, colleges, churches, workplaces and at fairs and outside events, when Covid rules allow. Promoting Fair Trade is also really important so we go into schools, colleges and visit other groups to give talks, lessons and take part in assemblies and church services to tell people about Fair Trade. Our volunteers are really important to us. Without them we wouldn’t be able to keep Justicia running. Volunteers work in the shop, in our stockroom and at stalls at outside events. Often people need work experience, to build their confidence, to have something to add to their CV, improve their English or simply they want to give their time generously. There are many reasons why people want to volunteer and we are always happy for people to join us in the work that we do. We have an online shop at www. boltonjusticia.co.uk and if you wish to contact us, you may email us at shop.justicia@gmail.com or ring 01204 591 653. We are always keen to explain what we do, why we do it and how you can help.


What's on? August

Free events and trails coming up along the Kingfisher Trail free

ts even

th

11

Record &Ramble

Forage Walk

th

14

10am 12noon

10am 1pm

Phillips Park

Nob End SSSI

th

th

th

Bio Blitz

1pm 3pm Phillips Park

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Tree Blitz

Moses Gate Country Park, Bolton Phillips Park, Bury

Book a place!

Pond Dipping

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2pm 4pm

10am 1pm

Phillips Park

Ousel Nest

Self Guided Family Trails

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Butterfly Survey

th

20

10am 1pm Nob End SSSI

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interactive, nature-based activities ideal for groups including young children.

Ocean Hunt

Bug Top Trumps

Bee in the Park

6th, 8th & 10th August

13th, 15th & 17th August

22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th & 31st August

Nature Superheroes

Dinosaur Hunters

Treasure Hunt

4th & 6th August

11th, 13th, 15th & 20th August

25th &28th August

Use the QR codes above, or Visit Lancashire Wildlife Trust website, or Sign up via our facebook page

facebook.com/lancashirewildlifetrust/

For more information visit www.lancswt.org.uk


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Give your child a great start in life Bolton Start Well at Home is a Facebook group you can access any time, from home. It has fun activities for children and parents that help little ones learn and develop. www.facebook.com/groups/BoltonStartWellatHome

Join the Bolton Start Well at Home Facebook group. Tuesday

Thursday

Jumping Beans 10.30am Fun activities for children to help them walk confidently and develop their movement. 18-30 months.

Busy Babies 10.30am Talking with your baby is one of the most important things you can do. Enjoy hints and tips for listening, attention, communication and language. From birth to 18 months.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic 4.30pm Learn how to establish good routines and encourage positive behaviour in your toddler. For children under four years old.

Wednesday Every day Song and Rhyme Time New videos: 1.30pm Songs and actions for young children.

Monday Hey, Hey, Let’s Play 10.30am Fun activities that help you and your child to enjoy playtime, while learning the golden rules of communication. For children aged one and older. Five Golden Rules of Communication 4.30pm Simple but powerful tips that help your child learn to communicate and develop their language skills. For children of all ages.

Explore, Play and Learn 10.30am Exciting play and learn sessions for you and your child that you can do at home. 18 months up. Healthy Families 4.30pm Advice and support for families on your child’s health, wellbeing and safety at home. For all ages.

SEND Support 4:30pm Songs, stories and activities, for all young children, particularly those with additional needs.

Friday Little Explorers 10.30am Fun activities exploring sight, sound and touch for babies on the move, both inside the home and out. Ages one to two years. If you would like to talk to someone, our Start Well Team are available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Call 01204 33 7390 or email us at BoltonStartWell@bolton.gov.uk


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Save Rock Hall: How archa

Place: Virtual workshop via Zo Time: 5th August 2021, 18:30 – The “Save Rock Hall” team are working with DigVentures who arrive at Rock Hall to do some archaeology next week! They have loads of FREE sessions running from Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st August, so you can build your own archaeological adventure! The booking links for each activity are below - please register to book your place soon as places are limited! 26th August - Geophysics - interested to know how archaeologists can see under the turf? Join our geophysicist Kim and help uncover the secrets of the park... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165261023169 27th - 31st August - The Dig - join us for a day in the trenches or for the whole weekend to explore Rock Hall from the ground up! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165393932705/ 27th August - Landscape survey - we can see how the landscape has changed from old maps of the area, but how do archaeologists record clues in the landscape? This workshop will introduce the techniques used to record lumps and bumps in the landscape.

About this event:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165271013049

We all have favourite old places tha https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165272369105 and family. But how do you find out 30th August - Archaeological Finds 101 - Join our finds expert Stuart to look at the finds from the dig and explore what we can learn from the things people have lost or thrown away.

Join us to explore Rock Hall and Mo documents and aerial images. We’l the history of places and discuss ho places to dig to answer questions ab 38

You'll learn how to research your fa


‘Like’ our Community on Facebook: @RockHallFarnworth

Logo created by Farnworth resident Adam.

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Stand Up Sisters CIC Stand Up Sisters is a women’s empowerment and arts organisation led by and for women with lived experience of mental health issues, substance misuse and sexual/ domestic violence based in Bolton.

We support women to fulfil their hopes, dreams and ambitions. We do this by supporting vulnerable women to find their creative voices and therefore their voice in society and by raising educational attainment. We hold values of respect despite differences in opinion, shared ownership of decision making within the group, collaboration, innovation and strengths. Alongside this we are working towards raising academic achievements by running creative courses and supporting people to gain qualifications, which will lead to increasing the places and spaces women feel confident and increasing employability. Stand Up Sisters was set up in October 2018. We have worked with over 200 women who tell us that they are growing in confidence and moving closer towards education and employment because of the work we do. Women are going back to study for PHDs, training to become therapists, learning how to set up small businesses as well as feeling more inspired to try vocational college courses. This year we have exhibited a billboard funded by Achieve Salford CVS with work created by women with lived experience of substance misuse and mental health issues. As well as running workshops in stand up comedy, theatrical writing, poetry and art therapy. We are also working towards craft fairs this summer. If you are interested in joining SUS please contact us at: standupsistersbolton@yahoo.com


The Working Well Work and Health Programme

The Working Well Work and Health Programme provides support for unemployed people with health conditions or disabilities. It’s also designed to help those individuals who have been out of work for a long time, or those who need some specialist support. Other alternate criteria for referral are: • Carer or ex-carer • Ex-offenders • The homeless or at risk of homelessness • Ex-HM armed forces personnel and their partners • Care leavers • Refugees • Victims of domestic violence • People experiencing drug and alcohol dependency or previous addiction that is a barrier to work

We’re passionate about giving local people the knowledge and independence to create better lives for themselves and their communities through employment. We work with a range of people throughout Greater Manchester, including health professionals, employment specialists and local community organisations to create a support package to help you find the right job, at the right time.

You can join the Working Well Work and Health Programme by contacting your JCP Work Coach to refer you to the programme or by visiting our website for more information. Once you’ve joined the programme you’ll meet your own dedicated Key Worker and talk through your own circumstances. Your Key Worker will help you address any barriers preventing you from returning to work and will coordinate any support needed for you, from recommending group workshops, to arranging 1-1 support with our qualified health professionals. We can also offer support for other areas such as skills, health, housing, finance, and local government services etc. When you feel ready to move into work, we also provide In-Work support.

For further information visit

www.inworkgm.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey into work!


Over the past term the Manchester United Foundation and BSCA have been working hard to implement some fantastic new initiatives and create opportunities for the learners at BSCA and the local community as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Our year group Ambassadors have been planning, preparing and delivering a project regarding Mindfulness.

Football They held a 5-aside football tournament for Year 7 and 8, where participants had to pay to enter, compete against each other and the winning team received a MUFC Medal and merchandise. All of the money raised was then donated to the charity Manchester Mind.

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Tournament winners: Reid, Josh, Hadi, Emanuel, Kian, Fally

Christian Aid Week

Stones

As well as this the year Ambassadors have been working closely with the Christian youth group at the school to raise money for Christian Aid. They held a competition for the most kick ups, charging 50p a go, and the winner received a Manchester United shirt. The winner of the competition over the 4 days did 226 kick ups!

In addition to this, the year ambassadors created mindfulness stones to place around the local community.

Winner on the left – Joe Presented by Year 7 Ambassador - Bugsy

They got quotes from the bible, positive and empowering quotes as well as pictures that they painted on the rocks with #BSCA #CARES #MUFC on the back, which they then went and placed around the local community, in parks and walk ways. This was with the aim to help inspire and improve people’s mood when they are out and about.


Donated footballs and gift packs Manchester United in partnership with Adidas kindly donated 48 gift packs of MUFC kit to the school to be handed out to a variety of learners, to help inspire them to continue to come into school during difficult times, and continue the hard work they have been doing.

These boxes are a great way to motivate our learners to focus and engage in their learning alongside giving some of our vulnerable students the opportunity to have quality kit that they otherwise couldn’t afford to have.

I found lockdown pretty quiet, I wasn’t able to go outside, or do anything it was hard and boring. I was worried about getting to and from school, and then if my family became sick I wouldn’t be there to support or help them. I was nervous to come back into the school environment and being in a classroom with lots of people. I received this gift because I was good in class, achieving everything and doing everything I could over lockdown to continue with my studies and help other students. I am excited and surprised that I would receive a gift this generous and big. I am super happy and pleased, thank you! It is the best gift I have been given, even better than my Christmas gift.

Miss Gibson, Head of Year 8

With the impact COVID-19 has had on the nation’s health both physically and mentally, the Manchester United Foundation has created and kindly donated 75 footballs and books to support the learners at BSCA and the other partner schools, to bring the conversation of mental health up, but also provide them with the opportunity to use these books to help themselves and others.

Mrs Fairclough, Head of Year 7

Harry Huang Year 8 – Harry received an Adidas gift box.

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Donated MUFC tickets With lockdown restrictions recently being eased 2 lucky learners at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy received tickets to the first game back with fans at Old Trafford with a parent or guardian. These went to Seth and Emmanuel, as these learners are the ones who daily demonstrate the BSCA values and are fantastic role models to the other learners in the school. Here is what they had to say:

“These tickets are having an incredible impact on behaviour, and rewarding those who are always well behaved, and sometimes go under the radar. This is life changing to some of our learners who would not get a chance and opportunity to do this.”

Seth Year 7 This is amazing, I am such a big Manchester United fan, and I cannot wait to be able to go to the Manchester United game with my dad, especially with not being able to see any football live over the past year. Being one of the first fans back in the stadium is an experience I will never forget.

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Emmanuel Year 7 I can not describe, and words can’t describe how I am feeling right now. I am beyond happy, this is amazing. I can not wait to go into the stadium with my family at watch my favourite team. This is amazing and something I never get to do, even without covid stopping me. Thank you so much.


   

FOUR DAYS OF FANTASTIC

ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING: Artisan markets Live cookery demos Special events Children’s and family activities Bars and live music stages Loads of seating and a picnic zone in Queens Park! Main Sponsors

For full line up and special event details visit the website

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Working together to develop a diverse, strong and effective voluntary and community sector in Bolton

A few GREAT reasons to Volunteer There are great opportunities to be had in volunteering and you never quite know where it could lead. Check out a few reasons why young people should give it a try in our quick video below! www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdA8AhWz9Cg

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Bolton’s Fund Reconnecting people of Bolton as Covid-19 restrictions lifted Bolton’s Fund is an investment programme for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bolton. It was set up to test new and innovative ways of investing in and valuing our communities. The Fund brings together funding from Bolton Council, NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Bolton at Home, Bolton CVS, the GP Federation and Local Business. With the last 18 months being challenging for many people in Bolton, throughout the months of July and August Bolton’s Fund will be focussing on projects that support health and emotional wellbeing and help reconnect individuals and communities. Don’t miss this round’s opportunity to apply for grants of up to £1500 and £5000. For more information about the types of projects this funding is looking to support and how to apply, take a look at our webpage here.

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Thinking about Volunteering? Here are a few nuggets of advice that we would give to anyone starting out!

Consider the causes or issues that are important to you. Volunteering for something you feel strongly about will create an even stronger sense of achievement and give you lots of drive. We also offer workshops that will help you to get ready for volunteering – offering you training and support. Take a look at our training programmes here and book yourself on a session that suits you. If you can’t find an organisation or a cause that you’re passionate about, why not start a project yourself? We offer advice and support on starting up new groups and organisations and there is lots of funding available for those who see a need and want to start up something new. Take a look at our funding opportunities here. If you’re not sure where to start, find a group and community activities by taking a look at our map on our webpage or contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our team at Bolton CVS who can help. They will be able to match your interests and talents to the many voluntary groups and organisations in and around Bolton who could benefit from your help, and where you could thrive! Don’t underestimate what you could bring to an organisation. Your skills will go further than you expect. Perhaps you’ll even begin to discover hidden talents, or the type of things you enjoy doing! If you find the thought of volunteering on your own a little bit daunting, why not buddy up and see if a friend wants to join you? It could be a great new social activity to do together and we can say from experience that great friendships are formed when setting out to help others! Give it a go – what have you got to lose?

STAY IN TOUCH! www.boltoncvs.org.uk Twitter - @BoltonCVS Facebook - /CVSBolton

You can stay up to date with details about what’s happening in the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector, as well as opportunities in volunteering by subscribing to our mailing list here.

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Members of the Bolton Family include: Asda, Barkers LLP, Bolton CVS, Bolton at Home, Bolton Council, Bolton FM, GM Mental Health Services, Keoghs, Octagon Theatre, Seddon, Urban Outreach, Warburtons and The Woodland Trust, together with smaller companies and social enterprise organisations. The work of The Bolton Family supports the Bolton 2030 Vision, helping the communities of Bolton to: • • • •

Start Well Live Well Age Well Be Aware of the Environment

Helping Bolton to develop a cleaner, greener prosperous place to live and work.

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