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Bolton College’s High Achievers Supporting our young people to achieve their goals is at the heart of what we do. Our class of 2022 have enjoyed great success - here’s a selection of just a few of our students who achieved top grades!

TRIPLE DISTINCTION STARS

Nathan Marsden IT Organisational Support Level 3

Working at the Michelin-starred London restaurant, Behind

DISTINCTION GRADED STUDENT

Alex Grounds Professional Cookery Level 3

A GRADE STUDENT

Phoebe Jones Health & Social Care Level 3

A GRADE STUDENT

Charlie Dalling Education & Childcare T Level 2

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TRIPLE A GRADE STUDENT

Aaron Williamson Design, Surveying & Planning T Level DISTINCTION STARS

Subhan Aslam Haidry Engineering Foundation Diploma Level 3 TWO DISTINCTION STARS

Emily Auchterlounie Business & Marketing Level 3 DISTINCTION GRADED STUDENT

Lewis Magee Performing Arts Level 3

PROGRESSED TO EMPLOYMENT

Josh Reeves Uniformed Public Services BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 Recruited by the

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Special Force’s Elite Parachute Regiment!

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OPEN EVENTS! We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so we’re giving you TWO options to discover what we’re about! Visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your home, check out our Virtual Open Event you - could even do both! Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are provisionally booked for the dates below but please note, these may be subject to change:

• Thursday 20th October 2022, 5pm-8pm • Tuesday 15th November 2022, 5pm-8pm • Wednesday 7th December 2022, 5pm-8pm • Wednesday 8th February 2023, 5pm-8pm If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events We’ll then send you a personal invitation to the Open Event and we’ll also notify you if there are any changes to the dates. We’re very active on social media, so please follow or like us to keep up to date with the latest College news.

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Can’t make an Open Event? Then visit our

Virtual Open Event! Over 30,000 visitors! If you can’t attend an Open Event in person check out our Virtual Open Event, available online NOW! Visit the link below to access over 40 videos, helping you to make important decisions about your future, at a time convenient to you.

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Contents How to Get Started 2-3 4-5 7 8-11 12-13

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High Achievers Open Events Welcome Careers Index Full-Time Study Programmes Apprenticeships T Levels Enrichment Pre-Professionals Programme English, Maths & Digital Skills

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Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels & Apprenticeships 24-33 34-41 42-59 60-71 72-103 74-75 76-77 78-79 80-83 84-87 88-89 90-93 94-97 98-101 102-103 104-109 110-117 118-119

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Art, Design & Creative Media Beauty Therapy Business & Professional Services Computing, Digital & IT Construction (various sectors) - Gas Engineering T Level - Professional Building T Level - Construction Multi-Skills - Brickwork - Carpentry & Joinery - Electrical - Painting & Decorating - Plastering - Plumbing - Roofing Early Years, Childcare & Education Engineering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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Event, Hospitality & Catering Management Foundation Studies Hairdressing & Make-up Barbering Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle Employer Academy Performing Arts The Sciences Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing Travel & Tourism Uniformed Public Services

Support & How to Apply 204 205-206

Ask Ada Supporting Your Learning & Wellbeing 207 Information, Advice & Guidance 208-211 Learner Support 212-213 All About the Money 214-215 Our Pass FREE Travel! 216-217 Progression to University (HE) Greater Manchester Higher 218 219 Facilities 220-221 A Guide for Parents & Carers 222-223 How to Apply 224 Admissions - All You Need to Know Useful Contacts 225 Back Cover College Open Events Disclaimer: Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this guide was accurate at the time of printing. Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses, resources, facilities and delivery methods may be subject to change without prior notice. The Government is currently introducing positive Apprenticeship reform with the creation of Employer Trailblazer Groups, who are developing new Apprenticeship standards. As such, Apprenticeship qualifications may be subject to change. Progress to Success courses are suggested study routes that learners can take, but they also have the chance to take on other opportunities.

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It’s an amazing time to join Bolton College, where we continue to introduce the new Gold Standard in advanced technical education, the new T Level qualifications. We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships. What sets our programmes apart is the opportunity to put the things you learn about your chosen industry into practice in an employment setting, either as an apprentice, through Industry Placements or work experience. Supporting you to be well prepared for these experiences is our highest priority. Last year, we launched our Employer Academies, bringing employers even closer to you, both in College and in placement activities. In College, if you give us your best - including good attendance, focus on learning and making the most of the opportunities that we will provide for you – we’ll make sure you reach your full potential, and we’ll support you every step of the way. During our last inspection, we were graded 2 for ‘Good’ – Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills, and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education. So whatever your ambitions, you’re in safe hands! If you’d like some support with choosing your next step, you can attend an Open Event – see page 4 or call the team on 01204 482 182.

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get into career mode Our Study Programmes and Apprenticeships are the first step towards your dream career. Use your qualifications to secure that first job, or progress to university to study for a related degree in your chosen profession.

Art, Design & Creative Media p24 Animator Art Therapist CAD Technician Cake Decorator Cartoonist Costume Designer Fashion Designer Film/Video Editor Fine Artist Florist Furniture Designer Games Designer Graphic Designer Illustrator Interior Designer Jewellery Designer Model Maker Museum Curator Painter Photographer Print Maker Product Designer Sculptor Special Effects Technician Stylist Tailor Textile Designer Tattooist/Body Artist Web Designer

Beauty Therapy p34 Aromatherapist Beauty Blogger Beauty Consultant Beauty Therapist Complementary Therapist

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Cruise Ship Worker Dermatologist Make-up Artist Massage Therapist Medical Aesthetician Nail Technician Salon Manager Spa Therapist Social Media Influencer

Business & Professional Services p42 Accountant Administrator Book-Keeper Brand Manager Business Consultant Business Development Executive Content Manager Digital Marketing Specialist Entrepreneur Financial Auditor Human Resources Manager Human Resources Officer Insurance Assessor Local Government Official Marketing Coordinator Personal Assistant Public Relations Manager Salesperson Schools Liaison Coordinator Social Media Consultant Social Media Executive Social Media Influencer Social Media Strategist Start-up Business Consultant

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Computing, Digital & IT p60 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer Cloud Architect Computer Graphics Designer Computer Programmer Cyber Security Officer Data Scientist Games Designer Information Systems Administrator IT Administrator IT Helpdesk Analyst IT Support Engineer IT Technician Network Engineer Software Developer 2D/3D Mobile App Designer Web Developer

Construction p72 Architect Architectural Technician Bricklayer Builder Buildings Project Manager Building Services Engineer Building Supplies Merchant Building Surveyor Carpenter Civil Engineer Commercial Manager Construction Site Operative Construction Site Planner Demolition Operative Diamond Drilling Operative Electrician Environmental Advisor Estimator


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Facilities Manager Foreman Gas Fitter Glazier Heating Engineer Highways Inspector Industrial Electrician Joiner Landscape Architect Land Surveyor Operations Manager Painter & Decorator Planning & Development Surveyor Plant Manager Plasterer Plumber Project Manager Property Developer Quantity Surveyor Roofer Scaffolder Shop Fitter Site Manager Steel Erector Structural Engineer Town Planner 3D Visualiser Warehouse Operative Water Cooler & Boiler Installer

Engineering p110

Aerospace Engineer Automotive Engineer Biomedical Engineer Clinical Engineer Communication Engineer Electronics Engineer Entertainment Engineer Forensic Engineer Marine Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Network & Hardware Engineer Nuclear Engineer Product Engineer Rail Engineer Robotics Engineer

Early Years, Childcare & Education p104 Childcare Practitioner Crèche or Playgroup Leader Early Years Practitioner Education Consultant Family Support Worker Learning Support Assistant Nursery Manager Nursery Supervisor Primary School Teacher Social Worker Special Educational Needs Teacher Support Worker Teaching Assistant Youth Worker

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Event, Hospitality & Catering Management p120 Chef Commis Chef Event Organiser Flight Attendant Food & Beverage Director Food Product Designer Food Stylist Hotel Manager Marketing Executive Public Relations Officer Restaurateur Restaurant Publicist Travel Agent Wedding Planner

Hairdressing, Make-up & Barbering p134 Barber Beauty Blogger Colour Technician Creative Stylist Editorial Stylist Extension Technician Freelance Stylist (Mobile) Gent’s Stylist Hair Stylist Hair Technician Image Consultant Lecturer Master Barber Product Sales & Marketing Salon Manager Session Stylist TV, Film & Theatre Make-up Artist

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Health & Social Care p152 Counsellor Learning Mentor Mental Health Worker Midwife Nurse Nursing Home Assistant Occupational Therapist Outreach Worker Paramedic Physiotherapist Podiatrist Probation Officer Radiographer Rehab Worker Safeguarding Officer Social Worker Speech & Language Therapist Support Worker Youth Worker

Motor Vehicle p160 Auto Designer Accident Repair Technician Brakes & Exhaust Fitter Car Dealer Classic Car Restorer Fleet Transport Manager Mechanic MOT Tester Panel Beater Panel Sprayer Roadside Recovery Technician Servicing Manager Strip Fitter Vehicle Body Repairer Vehicle Painter Vehicle Technician

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Performing Arts p172 Actor Camera Operator Choreographer Composer Costume Designer Dancer Entertainer Fashion Model Lighting Technician Live Sound Engineer Musical Theatre Performer Music Therapist Producer Radio DJ Screenwriter Set Designer Singer Special & Visual Effects Artist Stage Manager Stunt Performer TV/Film Director TV Floor Manager TV Runner

The Sciences p178 Astronomical Scientist Biochemist Biomedical Scientist Botanist Chemist Crime Scene Investigator Criminal Intelligence Analyst Ecologist Food Scientist & Technologist Forensic Scientist Meteorologist Microbiologist


Index Nutritionist Oceanographer Palaeontologist Pharmacist Psychologist Scenes of Crime Officer Toxicologist Zoologist

Ticketing Agent Tour Manager Transport Officer Travel Agency Manager Travel Blogger Venue Finder Visitor Attraction General Manager Waters Sports Operator

Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing p184 Fitness Instructor Football Coach Martial Arts Instructor Nutritionist Personal Trainer PE Teacher Physiotherapist Referee Sports Analyst Sports & Exercise Scientist Sports Agent Sports Coach Sports Development Officer Sports Journalist Sports Psychologist Sports Rehabilitation Specialist Sports Scientist

Uniformed Public Services p198 Army Officer Border Control Officer Civil Servant Field Monitoring Officer Fire Fighter Forensic Fire & Explosion Investigator Intelligence Officer Member of the Royal Air Force Member of the Royal Marines Member of the Royal Navy Nurse Paramedic Police Officer Prison Officer Security Guard

Travel & Tourism p194 Airline Customer Service Agent Airport Information Assistant Customer Services Representative Deck Officer Event Planner Flight Attendant Heritage Officer Hotel Manager Holiday Representative Online Travel Agent PR Manager

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get into career mode We offer over 140 Study Programmes, T Levels and Apprenticeships, giving you the skills for the job of your dreams and the chance to try them out in the workplace! We work closely with businesses so that our programmes are up to date, ensuring you’ll be in-demand with employers, whilst our Personal Development Mentors and Careers Coaches will support your progress all the way. Our full-time Study Programmes open the door to employment or university and cover a range of sectors, maximising your career prospects! Starting at Entry Level and progressing right up to A Level standard and beyond, we’re guaranteed to have a level to suit your ability in one of the following areas: Art, Design & Creative Media - Beauty Therapy Business & Professional Services Barbering - Computing, Digital & IT Construction : Professional Building (Design , Surveying & Planning), Multi-Skills, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing) Early Years, Childcare & Education - Engineering ESOL - Event, Hospitality & Catering Management Hairdressing & Make-up - Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle - Performing Arts - The Sciences Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing - Travel & Tourism Uniformed Public Services

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TRIPLE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!


Full-time Study Programmes DISTINCTION Graded Student!

Why choose Bolton College? Technical Qualifications Technical education is our sole focus. If you need to develop your foundation skills to support progression, we’ll prepare you; or if you’re prepared already, we’ll ensure you achieve your full potential on our advanced programmes, highly regarded by universities and employers. Vocational Careers

GRADED A* EMPLOYER SET PROJECT

Industry Placements and work experience will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to confidently begin your future career, or progress to university. English, Maths & Digital Skills Employers and universities require a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths but if you didn’t achieve this don’t worry, we’ll ensure you get that essential grade! We’ll teach you important digital skills too. Learner Support Enjoy FREE travel and breakfast, financial support and a discounted gym membership. You’ll also receive one-to-one support from your own Learning Development Mentor and a Careers Coach, helping you to achieve your ambitions.

Whether success on your chosen programme will take you directly into employment or university, we’re committed to helping you develop the skills to succeed in life!

DISTINCTION Graded Student!

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get into career mode

We offer over 140 Study Programmes, T Levels and Apprenticeships, giving you the skills for the job of your dreams and the chance to try them out in the workplace! We work closely with businesses so that our programmes are up to date, ensuring you’ll be in-demand with employers, whilst our Work Based Tutors will support your progress all the way.

Kick-start your future with an Apprenticeship! Apprenticeships allow you to learn whilst earning a wage; you’ll spend 80% of your time at work – 4 days per week - and the remainder of your time in College, learning hands on from industry professionals whilst studying for your technical qualification. Choose from 15 sectors, each preparing you for an exciting future, whether that’s employment or university: Barbering – Business & Professional Services Computing, Digital & IT – Construction : Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing, Roofing Early Years, Childcare & Education – Floristry Hairdressing & Make-up Health & Social Care – Motor Vehicle Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing

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Why choose an Apprenticeship with Bolton College? The Benefits • Earn a wage as you learn and enjoy paid holidays • On average, earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship than going straight into work • 90% of apprentices remain in employment with their current employer or another company • 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes, considering them a good thing. Learner Support Enjoy FREE travel and breakfast, financial support and a discounted gym membership. You’ll also receive one-to-one support from your own Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions. English, Maths & Digital Skills Employers and universities require a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths but if you didn’t achieve this don’t worry, we’ll ensure you get that essential grade! We’ll teach you important digital skills too.

Whether success on your chosen Apprenticeship will take you directly into full-time employment or university, we’re committed to helping you develop the skills to succeed in life!

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Welcome to the Next Level It’s an amazing time to join Bolton College where the Gold Standard in advanced technical education, T Level qualifications, are being offered. T Levels are technical qualifications that are equivalent to three A Levels. The two-year courses have been developed with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work. T Levels allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom to a sector-specific Industry Placement, accounting for 20% of your course, and opening the door into skilled employment, degree education and Higher Apprenticeships.

T Level Transition Programmes If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a selection of T Level Transition Programmes. These one-year programmes will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level. Choose a T Level in:

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Accounting

Barbering

Beauty Therapy

Craft & Design: Textiles & Fashion

Finance: Retail & Commercial Banking

Gas Engineering

Hairdressing

Healthcare

Digital Business Services

Laboratory Sciences

Digital Production, Design & Development

Legal Services

Digital Support Services

Media, Broadcast & Production

Education & Childcare

Management & Administration

Engineering & Manufacturing

Professional Building: Design, Surveying & Planning

Professional Catering

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Visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/t-levels for more information about the courses and to apply today

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Applying for university; writing a personal statement; sitting a job interview - in these situations, participation in our enrichment programme will prove you have professional and technical skills outside of the classroom and are a successful, well-rounded person.

T TER… E B S T E IT G …we’re part of the University of Bolton Group so you’ll benefit from their enrichment programme too, with subject-specific activities and taster sessions - just what you need for progression to uni!

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DEPARTMENTAL ENRICHMENT Departmental enrichment is specific to the curriculum you’re studying, enhancing what you’ve learnt in the classroom. Activities include inspiring trips, meetings with industry experts, and visits to leading companies in your sector, giving you a CV or personal statement to wow!

CROSS-COLLEGE ENRICHMENT You’ll benefit from cross-College enrichment activities, allowing you to mix and make friends with students from other departments. You’ll enjoy activities and sports to improve your health, wellbeing and fitness - these fall into five categories:

Fitness sessions, football, dance and more.

Volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

Quizzes, online or in College, and more.

Meeting other students for sessions that aim to relax and ease stress, for example Colour & Chill sessions.

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Pre-Professionals Programme Our Pre-Professionals Programme can make College less of a daunting place – we’ll help you manage your studies, oversee progress and encourage personal development, ensuring that after the short time you spend with us, you’re ready to take on the world!

Individualised academic guidance and career planning No two students are exactly alike, which is why we’ll treat you as an individual; you’ll have your own dedicated Learning Development Mentor and a Careers Coach, helping you to create both academic and career plans. We’ll review your needs individually so that we can provide: • Learning support tailored to your unique requirements • Motivation and aspirations for staying on track • Support in overcoming difficult situations • A tailored Personal Learning Plan The programme ensures you’ll improve your employability by helping you: • Find your dream role • Benefit from placements and volunteering, in England and abroad • Create a professional profile • Develop your customer skills • Improve interview performance

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Workplace Learning What’s special about Bolton College is that we are solely focused on vocational learning. All of our courses engage with local businesses, ensuring that the skills you learn are completely up to date. You can expect to spend time with an employer, either on short work experience, an extended Industry Placement, or you might prefer to learn while you are working through our Apprenticeship route. Whichever you choose, you can be confident that when you leave us, you will have the latest skills and a good understanding of the work culture of your chosen career.

What this means for you: Level 1 Study Programme You will complete a Youth Social Action Project, developing your entrepreneurial skills and contributing to life in Bolton.

Level 2 Study Programme You will experience a minimum 30-hour work placement with an employer, allowing you to apply your new skills.

Level 3 Study Programme You will experience an extended Industry Placement, completing a high-level project with an employer, for 20% of your course.

Advice on Securing a Work Placement & Writing a CV

a suitable employer who can match your aspirations and goals. You’ll use skills that you might not even know you have and develop new skills that will help you to work better with other people now and in the future. Completing your work placement will also help you to obtain better grades in projects and assignments and give you an understanding of the career path you have chosen. Examples of work placements include: • If you want to be a chef, you could try to find a placement in a restaurant • If you like travel, try finding a placement with a travel agent • Thinking a career in finance would suit you? Try to get a placement in a bank. This may sound quite daunting, but don’t worry - we’ve created a guide to securing a placement and creating a CV. Simply visit: www.bit.ly/secure-placement

Apprenticeship At all levels you will have a job attracting an Apprenticeship salary, whilst attending College for 20% of the time to study for your t echnical qualification. Please note: some courses have different arrangements to meet the professional requirements of their occupations.

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Employers and universities choose candidates with good English, maths and digital skills, so you’ll continue to develop these crucial skills to the standards required.

English, Maths & Digital Skills

Part of Life’s Essentials

If you left school with GCSE English and/or Maths at grade 3 or below, you’ll study English and maths to gain that vital GCSE grade 9-4, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your vocational course, employment and further learning.

FAQs What if I don’t get my GCSE grade 9-4 in English and/or Maths at school? Employers and universities want grade 4 abilities in English and maths so you’ll work towards achieving these qualifications at College until you gain a GCSE grade 4 or equivalent. What’s the point? Life and work are much easier if you have good English and maths skills; you’ll be more confident and financially better off.

I’m no good at English and maths! We think you can be and we’ll prove it; thanks to our fresh approach, hundreds of our students have achieved GCSE grade 4 and you can too! So I can work towards achieving my GCSE grade 9-4 in English and/or Maths? Yes! We’ll encourage and support you to work at your own pace, even if that’s improving a grade at a time. I’ve already achieved GCSEs grade 9-4 so will I still study English and maths? Only if you want to, or if you need a Level 3 for your desired career or higher education course. You will still be stretched and challenged in your English & maths in your vocational subject, encouraging you to develop these skills further. I need extra support with my English and maths, can I get some help? Yes, you’ve the ability to pass and we’ll get you there! We have extra study support sessions available throughout your time at College. Work-related learning, work experience and preparation

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for work play key roles in your programmes; English and maths will be embedded into these too. Digital Skills Our English and maths classes also prioritise digital skills development in creative ways: •

Audio and visual media to promote independent learning and to make classroom learning fun

Highly-developed Moodle resource area within the College website, including access to Maths Watch and GCSE Pod

Interactive technology via the use of tablets, laptops, digital apps and interactive software/websites in class

Audio and visual access to online book publications

If you’re planning to take a T Level or progress to university, and you have a grade 4 in English or maths, please check the requirements for your next step. If you do require a grade 5 or above, please speak to your Learning Development Mentor who will ensure you get on to an appropriate GCSE course.


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Good English and maths skills don’t just help in the classroom. proficiency in these subjects improves your communication skills and allows you to understand money as well as the world around you.

*The economic value of key intermediate qualifications - 2014

I started at grade 1 and I’ve just passed my Maths GCSE resit with a grade 5! My tutor was brilliant and I also attended the College’s maths study support sessions, which helped. Higher levels of literacy and numeracy are linked to better health and wellbeing. People with good GCSE grades in English and maths earn approximately £2,000 more per year than those who don’t!

Most university courses require a GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths.

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Holly Whitham-Vaja English GCSE It’s been such a positive experience; I love my tutor, she really gets me, so I feel much more confident about passing.

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Art,

DESIGN & CREATIVE MEDIA Full-Time Study Programmes and NEW for 2023, T Levels Employment in the UK’s creative industries is growing FOUR times faster than other sectors in the UK workforce* so a qualification in Art, Design & Creative Media means you’ll never be short of opportunities. You’ll focus on a range of topics, from games design to fine art, allowing you to create visual magic and add a splash of colour to the world! Become a FUTURE CREATIVE when you have the chance to join the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme alongside your studies, taking advantage of all that the University has to offer, including SFX studios, VXF labs and more.

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CRAFT & DESIGN:

Textiles & Fashion Maker T Level Opportunities in the creative industries are growing rapidly, with over 2.3 million* industry jobs in the UK alone! This means a textiles and fashion qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to excel in this inspiring and exciting sector. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills for success in the innovative world of textiles and fashion, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualification to begin a well-paid and rewarding career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the textiles and fashion sector. Topics covered include: The Creative Economy; Audience & Consumer Needs; Research Skills; The Creative Economy; Cultural Context & Vocabulary; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Textiles & Fashion Maker

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Craft & Design. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Fashion Designer, earning up to £40,000 per year

Tailor, earning up to £40,000 per year

Textile Designer, earning up to £40,000 per year

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MEDIA, BROADCAST & PRODUCTION:

Content Creation & Production T Level Opportunities in the UK’s media, broadcast and production industry are at record levels, with the spend for film and high-end productions in 2021 totalling 5.64 billion!* This means a media, broadcast and production qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to excel in this inspiring and exciting sector. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills for success in the innovative world of media, broadcast and production, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualification to begin a creative and rewarding career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the media, broadcast and production sector. Topics covered include: The Creative Economy; Audience & Consumer Needs; Research Skills; The Creative Economy; Cultural Context & Vocabulary; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Content Creation & Production *www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk/ facts-figures/film-and-tv-productionin-uk-at-record-levels

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Media, Broadcast & Production. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Video Editor, earning up to £45,000 per year

Broadcast Engineer, earning up to £50,000 per year

Audio Visual Technician, earning up to £35,000 per year

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Young Creatives ge t i n to c a r e e r m o de > > >

Katie Wilson Art & Design General Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘My tutors inspired me throughout my time here. Next, I’m going to the London College of Fashion to study to become a TV and film costume designer.’

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art, design & creative media Full-time Study Programmes

Art & Design

UAL Applied General Extended Diploma

Level 3 (Second Year)

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Five GCSEs graded 4 and above, including English, Maths and Art (or equivalent). Alternatively, you may have a UAL Level 3 Diploma or equivalent qualification at Merit standard.

Art & Design

UAL Applied General Diploma

Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Five GCSEs graded 4 and above, including English, Maths and Art (or equivalent). Alternatively, you may have a UAL Level 2 or equivalent qualification at Merit standard.

You will learn • Specialist Practice in Art & Design • Application of Visual Language & Contextual Understanding • Responding to an Art & Design Audience • Solutions in Art & Design • Reflection & Critical Evaluation • Project Proposal for Specialist Disciplines • Self-initiated Art & Design Project

You have one of two pathways to choose from on this course: Pathway 1 • Graphic Design • Animation • Photography Pathway 2 • Fine Art • 3D Design • Printmaking & Surface Pattern

You will learn • Diagnostic Investigation in Art & Design • Understand Visual Language & Contextual Research • Materials, Processes & Practical Skills • Reflective & Evaluative Skills • Solutions in Art & Design • Develop a Project You have one of two pathways to choose from on this course:

Pathway 1 • Drawing & Mixed Media • Graphic Design • Animation • Photography Pathway 2 • Drawing & Mixed Media • 3D Design • Print Making & Surface Pattern • Fine Art

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Shanié Welsh Art & Design General Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of ESSA Academy

DISTINCTION

‘I love animation so I’m planning on progressing to Futureworks University, specialising in animation and visual effects.’

Graded Student!

Justina Kielaite Art & Design General Extended Diploma Level 3 I love landscape architecture and design so I plan on studying this at Leeds Beckett University.’

Eeser Sardar Art & Design General Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I want to become an animator or visual effects artist so this was the course for me.’

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art, design & creative media Full-time Study Programmes Art, DesigN & CREATIVE MEDIA

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs graded at 3 or above, preferably including English and Maths or a Level 1 qualification.

UAL Diploma

Level 2

Duration 1 year

You will learn

• TV & Film Production • Games Design • Motion Graphics • Production Techniques

Art & Design

UAL Diploma

Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs graded at 3 or above, preferably including English and Maths or a Level 1 qualification.

Art, Design & Media

UAL Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 9-2, including English and either Art or Design. If Art or Design hasn’t been studied at GCSE, you will need to present a portfolio of work.

• Audiences in Creative Media Production • Audio & Visual Production & Technology • Interactive Media Production & Technology STUDY GAMES DESIGN & TV PRODUCTION!

You will learn • Drawing Development • Visual & Contextual Studies • Printmaking • Mixed Media • 3-Dimensional Skills • Digital Art Skills • Image Manipulation • Animation • Develop a Project

You will learn • Drawing & Painting • Mark-Making • Printmaking • Mixed Media • 3-Dimensional Skills • Digital Art Skills

Univer sity Employ ment o r Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

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Beauty Therapy

y n a M es m am or r g pro ible f y elig Beaut E E R ! F Kits

Full-Time Study Programmes and NEW for 2023: Beauty Therapy T Level If you’re always searching for the latest trends; spend hours watching beauty vloggers; and love helping your friends and family to look and feel their very best, you’re on track for an amazing career in Beauty Therapy! You’ll study in our commercial salon, The Academy, allowing you to practise your skills and techniques on real-life clients – the best way to learn your trade. You’ll also have access to the best products out there, including Eve Taylor. Become a FUTURE VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST! Media Make-up students will have the chance to join the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme alongside their studies, taking advantage of all that the University has to offer including masterclasses and access to industry experts.

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Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty Therapy:

Beauty Therapy T Level For 2022, the UK’s market size of the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry was valued at an astonishing £2.8 billion!* This means a beauty therapy qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to excel in this inspiring and exciting sector. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills for success in the creative world of beauty therapy, giving you the qualification to begin a rewarding career, or preparing you for further study at university. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the beauty therapy sector. Topics covered include: Client Consultation; Business Practices; Sales & Marketing; The Client Journey; Safe Working Practices; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Beauty Therapy

*www.ibisworld.com/united-kingdom/ market-size/hairdressing-beautytreatment/

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty Therapy. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Beauty Therapist, earning up to £20,000 per year

Beauty Consultant, earning up to £25,000 per year

Salon Manager, earning up to £30,000 per year

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The Best

Young BEauty therapists

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Graded Student!

Lana Coates Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘I’ve loved learning about the beauty industry and levelling up my skills with treatments like massages and facials. You feed off the tutors’ experience.’

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Robyn Davies-Morris Theatrical & Media Make-up Diploma Level 4 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘I’ve progressed from the Level 2 and 3. I want to go into TV make-up and special effects so it’s built my portfolio and opened up future employment opportunities.’

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beauty therapy Beauty Therapy

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 1 or three GCSEs graded 9-3 including Maths and a grade 4 in English.

Hair & Beauty

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above.

Beauty Therapy

Entry Level Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications are required, but an interest in Beauty Therapy is essential.

Full-time Study Programmes

You will learn • Facial Treatments • Manicures • Pedicures • Eye Treatments • Waxing • Make-up • Working in Beauty-Related Industries

You will learn • The Hair & Beauty Industry • Shampooing & Conditioning • Skin Care • Manicure/Pedicure Treatments • Make-up • Face Painting • Nail Art

You will learn • The Hair & Beauty Industry • Presenting a Professional Image • Skin Care • Hand Care • Nail Art • General Product Knowledge • Competitions

• Client Care & Communication

• Promoting Products & Services RECEIVE A FREE BEAUTY KIT!

• Creating an Image Using Colour • Temporary Colour

Univer sity Employ ment o r Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Entry L eve

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beauty therapy Beauty Therapies

Diploma Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2.

Nail services

Diploma Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You will need a Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Nail Technology qualification.

Beauty Therapies

Technical Certificate

Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 1 or three GCSEs graded 9-3 including Maths and a grade 4 in English.

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Full-time Study Programmes

You will learn • Working with Colleagues within Beauty • Client Care & Communication • Promoting & Selling • Body Massage • Facial & Body Electrotherapy

You will learn • Promote & Sell Products & Services to Clients • Enhance & Maintain Nails using Light Cured Gel, inc. Hard Gels • Liquid & Powder Nail Enhancements • Chemistry of Nail Products • Create & Apply Nail Art

You will learn • Principles of Practice for Beauty Therapists • Hair Removal Treatments • Facial & Skin Analysis • Manicure Treatments • Pedicure Treatments • Light Cured Gel Polish • Lash & Brow Treatments • Make-up Services

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• Electrical Epilation • Microdermabrasion Techniques

• Anatomy & Physiology for Hands & Feet • Creation & Presentation of a Mood Board, Look Book & Industry Portfolio • Business Practice

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Theatrical & Special Effects: Hair & Media Make-up

Diploma Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully achieved one of the following:

Complementary Therapies

Diploma

Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 9-3 including maths and

• Hair & Media Make-up Level 2 • Beauty Therapy Level 2 • Hairdressing Level 2 Good dexterity skills are crucial, and these will be assessed with a skills test. We will ask you to provide a satisfactory school reference. You will learn • Camouflage Make-up • Airbrush Make-up to the Face

grade 4 English and the Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2. We will invite you for an informal interview and ask you to provide a satisfactory school reference. You will learn • Aromatherapy • Reflexology

• Fashion & Photographic Make-up • Wig Work • Creative Hair Design • Media Make-up • Applying Prosthetic Pieces • Health & Safety in the Salon RECEIVE A FREE BEAUTY KIT!

• Body Massage • Principles & Practices of Complementary Therapies • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology • Setting Up a Business in Complementary Therapy

Isobelle Skillin Complementary Therapies Diploma Level 3 ‘It’s amazing here! I want to set up my own business and work from home and I’ve already learned reflexology, Swedish massage, full-body massage and aromatherapy.’

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business & professional services Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels & Apprenticeships A qualification in Business & Professional Services opens the door to hundreds of career options: marketing, finance, business ownership, law and more! You’ll take a variety of modules to gain exposure to different business areas, helping you to discover your strengths and pinpointing where you can excel in the future. Become a FUTURE BUSINESS LEADER – alongside your studies, access the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, challenging yourself whilst exploring different business disciplines.

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Legal, Finance & Accounting:

Accounting T Level If you’re good with numbers and are motivated and ambitious, this could be the programme for you! This T Level focuses on one occupational specialism, the role of an Assistant Accountant, which means you’ll learn all about this exciting career, including preparing budgets and records, sending invoices and other duties. On completion you’ll have a qualification to begin a rewarding career or you could even progress to further study at university. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the legal, finance and accounting sector. Topics covered include: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Professionalism & Ethics; Data Driven Innovation, Analytics & Design Thinking; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Assistant Accountant

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Legal, Finance & Accounting. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Accounting Assistant, earning up to £29,000 per year

Finance Officer, earning up to £34,000 per year

Accounting Technician, earning up to £34,000 per year

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Legal, Finance & Accounting:

Finance - Retail & Commercial Banking Analyst T Level If you want to get into the banking sector, then this is the place to begin! This T Level focuses on one occupational specialism, the role of a Retail & Commercial Banking Analyst, which means you’ll learn all about this exciting role, including delivering solutions and financial advice to clients to help them to sustain or grow their business. On completion you’ll have a qualification to begin a rewarding career or you could even progress to further study at university. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the legal, finance and accounting sector. Topics covered include: The Business Environment; Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Professionalism & Ethics; Data Driven Innovation, Analytics & Design Thinking; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Retail & Commercial Banking Analyst

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Legal, Finance & Accounting. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Commercial Banking Analyst, earning on average £40,000 per year

Credit Manager, earning up to £50,000 per year

Credit Controller, earning up to £28,000 per year

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Legal, Finance & Accounting:

Legal Services: Business, Finance & Employment T Level If you have an interest in law and would love a career in the legal sector, then start here! This T Level focuses on one occupational specialism, the role of a Legal Services Assistant, which means you’ll learn all about this exciting career, including undertaking a range of specialist and administrative duties to support lawyers. On completion you’ll have a qualification to begin a rewarding career or you could even progress to further study at university. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the legal, finance and accounting sector. Topics covered include: Careers within the Legal Profession; Fundamentals of Law; Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Regulation; Project & Change Management Approaches in Legal Contexts; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Legal Services Assistant - Business, Finance & Employment

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Legal, Finance & Accounting. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Legal Services Assistant, earning on average £19,000 per year

Legal Executive, earning up to £60,000 per year

Legal Secretary, earning up to £45,000 per year

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Business & Professional Services:

Management & Administration T Level Whether it’s a high street brand; a manufacturer or healthcare provider; or a construction, legal or financial firm - all need skilled and astute business individuals to help drive them forward and be successful! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of management and administration, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, and has been designed to help learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to work in a management and administration role. In year one, you’ll develop a wide range of essential business knowledge and skills that include: • Business & Commercial Awareness • Project Management • Communication Skills • Working Collaboratively • Problem Solving • Research Skills This means that when it comes to employment, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to go wherever your ambitions take you, working in a sector that excites you, in a job role you can excel in. 50

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths; or successful completion of a Level 2 programme, including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Management & Administration. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Business Development Manager, earning up to £60,000 per year

Supply Chain Manager, earning up to £60,000 per year

Project Manager, earning up to £70,000 per year

* www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-workexperience/job-sectors/engineering-andmanufacturing/overview-of-the-engineeringand-manufacturing-sector-in-the-uk

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Bisma Mohammad Business & Marketing BTEC Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘Thanks to Bolton College, I won a week long work placement at a marketing company, North West Design Studios Limited, and I was paid £400 for it! One of the directors came in to College and challenged us to get the most shares on a social media post and the winner would secure the placement. I loved my week at the company, I was even interviewed on Bolton FM!’ 52

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business & professional services Full-time Study Programmes APPLIED LAW & BUSINESS

or a Merit grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2.

BTEC Extended Diploma

You will learn • Dispute Solving in Civil Law • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law & the Legal System • Applying the Law • Aspects of Family Law

Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grades 8-4, including English and Maths,

Business

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grades 8-4, including English and Maths, or a Merit-grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2.

Business

OCR Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths and English and a satisfactory school or college reference.

You will learn • Exploring Business • Personal & Business Finance • International Business • Business Decision Making • Buying for Business • Pitching for a New Business

You will learn • The Marketing Plan • Business Online • Business Organisations • Business Finance • People in Business

• Consumer Law • Contract Law • Aspects of Tort To enrich your learning you will experience industry guest speakers and a visit to the courts, where you’ll participate in mock trials.

To develop your skills and knowledge in business, you’ll experience industry guest speakers, visits to local and national businesses, and work on a business project to plan and run your own business event.

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business & professional services Full-time Study Programmes

Business BTEC Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year

LEGAL STUDIES Cilex Diploma Level 2 Duration 1 year

MARKETING BTEC Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCESs grades 8-4 including English and Maths, or

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Entry Requirements Ideally a GCSE profile of mainly 3-1 grades, including Maths and English and a reference from your previous school or college.

You will learn • Presenting a Business Idea • Branding a Product • Creating a Visual Display • Organising a Meeting • Communicating with Customers • Personal Professional Development

Entry Requirements Four GCESs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths.

You will learn • The Legal Environment • Principles of Criminal Liability • Principles of Contract Liability • Principles of Negligence • Civil Litigation • Family Law

a Merit grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2. You will learn • Careers in Marketing • Marketing Principles • Customer Communications • Applying Digital Marketing • Branding Products & Services

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• Marketing an Event • Influencer Marketing Marketing is a specific and in-demand aspect of business. This course will cover the fundamentals of marketing and you will plan, produce and prepare your own marketing campaigns.


PROGRESSED TO UNIVERSITY

Aadam Aziz Business & Marketing BTEC Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘I chose this course because there’s a good combination of marketing and business. I’ve now progressed to a degree in Business Management & Economics at the University of Salford.’

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Accounting

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

Accounting

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 1 year Entry Requirements An employer to support you

ADVERTISING & MEDIA EXECUTIVE

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector. An employer to support you

An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

You will learn • Book-Keeping Transactions • Book-Keeping Controls • Elements of Costing • Working Effectively in Finance • Using Accounting Software

throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer, plus a satisfactory level of English and Maths.

• Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Issues for Advertising & Media • Tracking Campaign Performance • Maintaining Marketing Systems • Working with Contractors • Market Research • Branding

You will learn • Budgeting an Advertising Campaign • Supporting Account Management

Business Administration

knowledge of your chosen sector.

Apprenticeship

You will learn • Skills in the use of multiple IT packages and systems • Producing accurate records and documents including emails, letters and filing

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You will learn • Advanced Book-Keeping • Final Accounts Preparation • Management Accounting (Costing) • Indirect Tax • Ethics for Accountants • Spreadsheets for Accounting

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• Effective decision making based on sound reasoning • Building and maintaining positive team relationships • Demonstrating good oral, written and digital communication skills • Project management skills


DISTINCTION Graded Apprentice!

James Fairbank Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Bolton Council ‘Carrying out the actual job, rather than being in a classroom learning about it, has given me a better understanding and knowledge of my role. I’m currently being trained to take over a senior business analyst’s role so my career’s going places.’

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Institute of Leadership & Management Team Leading

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 15-18 months Entry Requirements Individual employers will set

Paralegal

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

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the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs; a Level 2 Apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; and relevant experience and/ or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths. You will learn • Managing Personal & Professional Development

An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus English and maths at grade 5 or above. You will learn • Ethics, Professionalism & Judgement

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• Managing Team Performance • Principles of Leadership & Management • Principles of People Management • Principles of Business Plus a Range of Optional Management Competences

• Technical Legal Practices • Working Effectively with Others

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Wilem Gould Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School Working at Lex Solicitors ‘I’ve always had an interest in law so this will help me to pursue a related career. An Apprenticeship’s the right way to go about it too; I’m picking up the relevant skills and earning a wage.’

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Computing, Digital & IT Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels & Apprenticeships Computing, Digital & IT is one of the fastest growing industries today, and there’s a great demand for talent like YOURS! When you study for a qualification with us we’ll prepare you for your future career by helping you develop the skills employers want most. Ready to log into your potential? Become a FUTURE WEB DEVELOPER – alongside your studies, you can be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, which includes masterclasses and site visits.

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COMPUTING, DIGITAL & IT:

Digital Business Services T Level As an experienced data technician, you can expect to earn up to nearly £30,000 per year*; it’s an occupation found in all sectors where data is generated or processed, and because this T Level specialises in this role and ones like it, it means that once qualified, you’ll have your pick of industries to work in. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of digital business services, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the digital business services industry. This includes topics such as Digital Tools for Project Management; Planning Digital Projects; Using Data in Software Design; and more. You will also develop the specialist knowledge and skills of a data technician, including: • Sourcing, organising and formatting data for analysis • Blending data from multiple sources • Analysing data to support business outcomes • Interpreting data and communicating the results • Discovering and evaluation in applying sources of knowledge 62

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Digital Business Services. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Data Analyst-Statistician, earning up to £70,000 per year

Market Research Data Analyst, earning up to £60,000 per year

Data Technician, earning up to £30,000 per year

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COMPUTING, DIGITAL & IT:

Digital Production, Design & Development T Level We’re currently in a digital revolution, with technology encompassing all parts of our lives. To meet the needs of this growing sector, highly-skilled young people are needed to design, implement, maintain and innovate, and the demand for a skilled workforce just keeps on growing! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of digital technology, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the digital industry. Topics covered include: • • • •

Programming The Impact of Digital - AI, AR & VR Data & Security Digital Environments

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Chloe Ott Digital Production, Design & Development T Level Former pupil of Hindley High School It’s hard work but rewarding; I’m learning in a supportive environment and my tutors really encourage me to develop my skills. Next, I’d like to go to university to study programming or software development.


Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Digital Production, Design & Development. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Games Developer, earning up to £59,000 per year

Games Tester, earning up to £50,000 per year

Web Designer, earning up to £40,000 per year

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Digital Support Services T Level When it comes to the digital sector, opportunities are endless, especially when it comes to support services; there’s a growing and significant skills shortage, so with the right qualification, you could be highly employable! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of digital support services, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the digital support services industry. Topics covered include Testing Software, Hardware & Data; Planning Digital Projects; Data in Software Design; Fault Analysis & Problem Resolution; Communication; and more. Depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism: • • • •

Digital Infrastructure Network Cabling Unified Communications Digital Support

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Digital Support Services. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Digital Support Technician, earning up to £35,000 per year

Solutions Architect, earning up to £80,000 per year

Digital Delivery Manager, earning up to £60,000 per year

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TRIPLE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

Nathan Marsden IT Organisational Support Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘I want a job in computing so this was the course for me. Alongside my studies I work as a junior developer at Azinq and some of the skills I’ve learnt here I’ve applied to my role.’

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computing, Digital & it

Full-time Study Programmes Digital Skills Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 2 or equivalent, including English and Maths. You will learn • Using a wide range of devices confidently to store, maintain, secure & analyse data

• Producing professional digital content using a wide range of software applications • Effective Digital Communicating: sharing & managing traceable online activities • Safe Transacting Online: using online services securely when buying online • Digital Safety & Security: protecting yourself and your device whilst working online

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For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-computing

Rafay Chaudhry Technical Certificate in IT Support BTEC Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I want to become an accountant and the computer skills I’m picking up will help me to work accounting software.’

DISTINCTION Graded Student!

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computing, Digital & it

Full-time Study Programmes IT ORGANISATIONAL SUPPORT

Extended Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths or a suitable Level 2 qualification in IT.

Technical Certificate in IT Support

BTEC

Level 2

You will learn • Information Technology Systems • Social Media in Business • Programming • Website Development • Data Modelling • Creating Systems to Manage Information • IT Project Management

• Cyber Security & Incident Management • 2D & 3D Digital Graphics Software Testing • IT Service Delivery • Digital Animation & Effects • Enterprise in IT • Software Testing

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths and English Language or the completion of ICT Level 1.

You will learn • Set up & Configure Technology Systems • Explore Current & Emerging Technologies • Security Protection & Risk Management • Working as an IT Support Technician

Duration 1 year

Hamse Sharif IT Organisational Support Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of ESSA Academy ‘I’ve had a passion for computers since I was young so I thought I’d utilise my skills by choosing this course. I’ve really enjoyed the unit on cyber security and eventually, I’d like to work as an IT technician.’ 70

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Digital Marketing

looking for apprentices with a strong interest/passion for a career in digital and social media.

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements however, employers are

IT/Helpdesk Technician

You will learn • Principles of Coding • Basic Marketing Principles • Customer Lifecycle • Role of Customer Relationship Marketing

Entry Requirements Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector. English & Maths GCSE grade 4-9 and an employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 2 years

• Digital & Social Media Strategies Components • Specialist Areas

You will learn • Troubleshooting Issues & Faults • Hardware & Software • System Support, Upgrades, Maintenance & Testing • Digital Skills & Security

Bradley Berry IT/Helpdesk Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Salford City Academy Working at Bolton College ‘The best thing about being an apprentice is that I understand what I’m learning a lot more because of the hands-on experience.’

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Construction employment in the North West is forecast to increase between 2019 & 2023*

Construction & Professional Building Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels & Apprenticeships Our progression partner

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In the construction industry, there’s always a demand for skilled workers, with opportunities in a range of occupations. There are many different career options and a multitude of ways to enter the industry, so to cover all bases, we offer EIGHT different specialisms for you to choose from: Brickwork • Carpentry & Joinery Electrical • Painting & Decorating Plastering • Plumbing Professional Building • Roofing *CONSTRUCTION SKILLS NETWORK REPORT NORTH WEST 2019-23 CITB & Experian

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GAS ENGINEERING:

Gas Engineering T Level This innovative T Level will give you a specialist qualification in gas engineering, opening up an exciting range of career prospects! Equivalent to three A Levels, this two-year programme has also been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so you can rest assured that the content is relevant and up to date. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the gas engineering industry. Topics covered include: Legislation; Combustion; Gases; Flues; Pipework; Ventilation; and Appliances. Focusing on your occupational specialism of Gas Engineering, you’ll study the theoretical elements of gas installation and be trained to industry levels in the workshop, covering a range of activities similar to the training a domestic gas engineer receives. • Heating Engineering & Ventilation • Refrigeration Engineering & Air Conditioning Engineering

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Gas Service Technician, earning up to £38,000 per year

Oil & Gas Operations Manager, earning up to £75,000 per year

Gas Mains Layer, earning up to £26,000 per year

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PROFESSIONAL BUILDING:

Design, Surveying & Planning T Level

GRADED A* EMPLOYER SET PROJECT

Construction output in the UK totals more than £110 billion per year, which means a qualification in construction opens up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to build an exciting, and high-level, career! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of construction and professional building, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the construction industry. Topics covered include: Computer Aided Design (CAD); Building Technology; Surveying Techniques; and Design & Management of Construction Projects.

Muhammad Uddin Design, Surveying & Planning T Level Former pupil of Al-Jamiatul Islamiyah

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I have a passion for design and want to become an architect, so this course was just what I was looking for. Learning in the new T Level Suite is just fantastic.


Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Architect, earning up to £90,000 per year

Quantity Surveyor, earning up to £80,000 per year

Construction Manager, earning up to £65,000 per year

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Construction Multi-skills If you’re considering a career in the vibrant construction industry forecasts are strong for employment growth in the North West of England.

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Construction Multi-skills Full-time Study Programme

If you’re unsure about which construction trade or pathway to follow, this City & Guilds programme is for you! Taught by industry-experienced tutors in state-of-the-art workshops, the programme will help you decide which construction career pathway to specialise, you’ll cover basic skills and techniques associated with plastering, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating, helping you to choose your preferred trade/skill to progress to.

Construction Multi-Skills

Entry Requirements Applicants should be able to demonstrate at interview an enthusiasm and dedication for a career in the construction industry. You need to be motivated, punctual and committed to attend all the sessions. You will possess a good

City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

level of English and maths but this is not essential. You will learn • Basic Plastering • Basic Bricklaying • Basic Carpentry & Joinery • Basic Painting & Decorating

Nathan Braithwaite Multi-Skills to Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School ‘I really enjoyed plastering so I progressed to Level 2 then found work as an apprentice plasterer.’

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brickwork Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships Build your future with a qualification in brickwork! If you’re good with your hands and enjoy working outdoors, then this is the trade for you.

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Brickwork Full-time Study Programme Brickwork

English & Maths GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Good attendance and a good reference from school plus

• Knowledge of Technical Information & Quantities

You will learn • Setting Out for Basic Masonry Structures • Constructing Block, Brick & Cavity Walling • Mixing Construction Materials

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Kai Haughton Brickwork Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘I wanted to learn a trade which is why I chose this course.’

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/brickwork /boltoncollege

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2022 Competitor!

Lu-Any George Brickwork Diploma Schooled Abroad ‘I’m really enjoying learning the trade.’

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Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration Between 24 and 30 months Entry Requirements Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers.

If not already achieved, you will have to achieve Level 1 English and Maths and take the test for Level 2, prior to taking your end-point assessment. You will learn • Correct preparation of materials

• How to select appropriate tools, equipment and materials for each project • How to interpret drawings and specifications • Different brickwork construction techniques • The importance of energy efficiency • Health and safety practices

Jack Cooper Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Little Lever School Working at Brunsdens Ltd ‘The Apprenticeship’s good and the tutors are approachable, they treat you like you’re on a par with them.’

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Carpentry & Joinery Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships Pick up the skills for a career as a carpenter or joiner! If you’re creative and love to make things from scratch, you’ll be well suited to a career in the woodwork trade.

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carpentry & joinery Full-time Study Programmes Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2.

You will learn • The Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery • Traditional Roofing • CAD Drawing • Development of Practical Skills

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Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You will need to hold a Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 qualification.

Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A GCSE grade 2 or above in English and Maths.

You will learn • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction • Principals of Building Construction & Information • First Fix • Second Fix • Carpentry & Joinery Maintenance • Setting Up & Using a Circular Saw

You will learn • Care, Use & Maintenance of Hand Tools • Knowledge of Woodworking Joints • Reading Construction Drawings • Health, Safety & Welfare, including Legislation & Personal Protective Equipment

• Principles of Building Construction, Information, Communication, Foundations, Floors, Walls, Roof & Environmental Considerations

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/carpentry-joinery /boltoncollege

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Natalie Birtwistle Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I started on Level 1 then progressed to Level 2. After this I may do painting and decorating or plastering to build my skillset even more.’

SkillBuild

2022 Competitor!

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Carpentry & Joinery (Advanced Site Carpenter Pathway)

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 12 – 15 months Entry Requirements Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE in Maths and English.

Carpentry & Joinery (Site Carpenter Pathway)

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 18 – 24 months Entry Requirements At least Level 1 Functional Skills, but Level 2 is preferred.

You will learn • Utilise advanced trade skills to carry out complex carpentry work to highly-skilled standards • Installing complex window and door frames, linings, partitions with openings and staircases with turns • Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/floor units and fitments, panelling and stair

components (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spindles with turns) • Install doors, ironmongery, wall and floor units, cladding and staircase components • Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings • Understand the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice

You will learn • Site carpentry skills including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing • Installing window and door frames, linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases

• Install doors, ironmongery, wall and floor units, cladding and staircase components • Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and components • Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment • Understand the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice

Chris Applebee Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at WHB Construction Ltd ‘I wanted a change of approach when it came to education and I love the onsite approach, with hands-on teaching!’

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electrical Full-Time Study Programme & Apprenticeship

Skilled electricians are in demand, so an electrical qualification means you’ll never be short of work. We’ll prepare you for a selection of well-paid roles and an ‘electric’ future!

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electrical Full-time Study Programme & APPRENTICESHIP Electrical

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Electrical Diploma Level 1 or GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above.

You will learn • Principles of Electrical Science • Electrical Installation Technology • Health & Safety within Building Services • Basic Practical Skills

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Electrical Installation

An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 3 years Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

You will learn • Care, Use & Maintenance of Electrical Hand Tools • Reading Construction Drawings & Plans • Fabrication of Conduits • Personal Protective Equipment

GMCG SKILLS

Competitor!

• Safe Use of Portable Power Tools • Fixtures of Switches & Sockets • Handling & Storage of Materials & Equipment

Josh Yarwood Electrical Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘It’s amazing how far I’ve come; at the start I didn’t know how to fix a socket and now I can sort whole wiring systems!’

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Painting & Decorating Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeship If you enjoy sprucing up spaces you could consider a career in Painting & Decorating. You could work anywhere from a home, to commercial or industrial sites, using your skills to give old spaces new life!

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painting & decorating Full-time Study Programmes Painting & Decorating

Diploma

Entry Requirements Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1.

Duration 1 year

You will learn • Surface Preparation • Paint Application

Level 2

Painting & Decorating

Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year

• Wall Covering Application (Vertical & Horizontal) • Effective Working Techniques • Specialist Decorative Techniques

Entry Requirements A GCSE grade 2 or above in English and Maths. You will learn • Surface Preparation • Paint & Wall Covering Application • Health & Safety Considerations

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/ painting-decorating

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Rain Lomas Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 Home Educated ‘My tutors are so supportive; they encouraged me to compete in the GMCG Skills Competition and I came second!’

RUNNER-UP GMCG SKILLS Competition!

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WINNER GMCG SKILLS

Competition!

Sam Leighton Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Little Lever School ‘I’m learning a trade so after this I can have a career as a painter and decorator, working on houses and small properties. I was pleased to come first in the GMCG Skills Competition because it demonstrated the skills I’d learnt in College.’

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Painting & Decorating

Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

Average Duration 36 months

Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Hanging a Variety of Wall Coverings

• Various Decorative Techniques • Applying Metal Leaf • Applying Paints to Architectural Work • Installing Coving & Artexing

Katelyn Dodgin Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School Working at Bolton College ‘I’m learning the trade whilst working so I’m earning a wage too!’

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Plastering Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeship If you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, then a career in plastering could be for you. Plastering’s a skill that’s in demand worldwide and with the potential of earning up to £34,000 per year, it’s well paid too!

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plastering Full-time Study Programmes Plastering

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A Plastering Diploma Level 1.

You will learn • Applying Render Materials to External Surfaces • Fixing Dry Lining & Plasterboard Products to Interiors • Producing Fibrous Plaster Components • Positioning & Securing Fibrous Plaster Components

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Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements English & Maths GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

You will learn • Preparing Background Surfaces & Plaster Materials • Applying Plaster Materials to Internal Backgrounds • Producing Components from Moulds • Forming Sand & Cement Screeds

Level 2 Level 1

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For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/plastering

Josh Lindsay Plastering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘The course is fun and I’m constantly learning new stuff. Next, I’d like to do an Apprenticeship.’

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Josh Eden-Daniels Plastering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of St James’s C E High School ‘The tutors make learning enjoyable and they’re supportive - one of them even got me a job with a kitchen fitting company!’

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Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

• Safe Use of Portable Power Tools • Manufacture of Plastering Models • Health & Safety

You will learn • Care, Use & Maintenance of Plastering Tools • Knowledge of Plastering Tasks • Reading Construction Drawings & Plans

Nathan Braithwaite Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School Working at G Hargreaves Building Contractors ‘Being an apprentice means I’m learning new techniques and skills in a practical environment.’

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Plumbing

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeship Experienced plumbers can earn up to £40,000 per year in a role that’s incredibly varied. One day you could be carrying out a boiler check, the next, responding to an emergency call out - no day is ever the same! 98

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Plumbing Full-time Study Programmes Plumbing

Diploma

Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Plumbing Diploma Level 1 or GCSEs at grade 4 or above in Maths, English and Science.

Plumbing Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements To apply for this course you’ll need to pass the BPEC Assessment.

You will learn • Principles of Plumbing Science • Plumbing Installation Technology • Health & Safety within the Industry • Practical Skills

You will also need English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3 or above. We’ll also ask you to come for an interview and to provide a satisfactory school reference.

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You will learn • Use of Hand Tools • The Basic Principles of Plumbing • Health & Safety

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/plumbing

David Green Plumbing Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Turton School ‘I want my own plumbing business so after this I’m moving on to the Apprenticeship.’

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Leon Johnson Plumbing Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘I did my work experience at Bolton at Home which helped to develop my skills.’

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Plumbing

and all will have achieved that level prior to taking their end-point assessment.

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 4 years Entry Requirements Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Typically, apprentices will have English and Maths at Level 2 on entry,

• Principles of Environmental Technology Systems • Principles of Fossil Fuels

You will learn • Health & Safety • Core Plumbing Systems • Electrical Components & Control Systems • Plumbing Science & Processes

Ethan Maher Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Wright Build Ltd ‘I’m enjoying the Apprenticeship, it’s helping me to build my skills. I love how the College covers central heating, it’s really interesting.’

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roofing Apprenticeship

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Scale the heights of success with a Roofing Apprenticeship. We’re the only provider of Roofing Apprenticeships in the North West, so if you want a career in the trade, look no further than us.

We’re

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Roof Slating & Tiling

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths. You will learn • Installing Roofing Backgrounds & Components

• Installing Pre-Formed Weathering Flashings to Roofs • Installing Single-Lap Roof Coverings to a Variable Gauge • Installing Plain Tile Roof Coverings • Installing Regular Sized Natural Roof Slate to Stand Roof Details

Todd Oatey Roofing Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at P Duckworth Roofing Services ‘I enjoyed competing in the North West Roofing Training Group Competition so to win was great. Eventually, I’d like to set up my own business.’

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Childcare & education Full-Time Study Programme, T Level & Apprenticeships Devoted and caring, Early Years, Childcare & Education professionals play a key role in helping to shape, develop, and encourage children as they grow. Our study programmes and Apprenticeships give you so many ways to make a difference to the next generation - start your journey with us! Become a FUTURE TEACHER - access the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme alongside your studies, helping you to take the next step in your professional development. 104

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EARLY YEARS,CHILDCARE & EDUCATION:

Education & Childcare T Level If you’d like to work with children, this course is for you! Passionate, motivated and qualified professionals are always in demand to fill roles as primary teachers, nursery managers, hospital play specialists and more, making a real difference to a young person’s future! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of education and childcare, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Noah Lawson Education & Childcare T Level Former pupil of Canon Slade

This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the education and childcare sector.

Thanks to my Industry Placement, I’m gaining real-life experience in education, working in a primary school and nursery.

Topics covered include: Behaviour; Parents, Families & Carers; Child Development; and Special Educational Needs & Disability.

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs graded at 4 or above, including Maths and English.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Education & Childcare. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Primary School Teacher, earning up to £41,000 per year

Early Years Teacher, earning up to £36,000 per year

Nursery Manager, earning up to £32,000 per year

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Emily Shaw Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Sharples School Working at Bolton School Nursery ‘I’ve always wanted to work with children and being an apprentice means I’m working and learning on the job. I’d like to progress to a Level 4 then 5 qualification and eventually own my own nursery.’ 108

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Early Years, childcare & Education

Full-time Study Programme & APPRENTICESHIPs Childcare Caring for Children

CACHE Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English Language and Maths, a good school reference and a clear DBS check.

You will learn • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People • Craft Activities for Young Children • Human Growth & Development • Respecting & Valuing Children

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Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements It is preferred you have English and Maths at grade 4 or above in GCSE however, apprentices

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above. An employer to support you

You will learn • The current early education curriculum requirements • How children learn and develop

throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

• How to plan and supervise activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child • How to respond to accidents, injuries and emergency situations • How to meet the care needs of children • The importance of promoting diversity, equality and inclusion • Introduction to the Role of Early Years Practitioner • Understanding How to Work in Partnership • Supporting Children’s Play • Supporting Children’s Positive Behaviour

You will learn • Supporting Physical Care Routines for Children

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Engineering Full-Time Study Programmes & T Level Want to change the world? Become an engineer! Engineers are responsible for creating the things we use every day, from your internet connection, to the buildings around you, to cars on the roads. Sounds interesting? We’re one of the only colleges in the area offering full-time study programmes in Engineering! Become a FUTURE ENGINEER and complement your studies with the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, giving you additional skills and experience via masterclasses and use of the University’s facilities. Our progression partner

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ENGINEERING:

Engineering & Manufacturing T Level Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK’s broadest sectors, accounting for over 19% of all UK employment!* This means there’s a wealth of opportunity in the sector and this innovative programme will give you the practical and technical skills to build an exciting and rewarding career! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of engineering and manufacturing, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Engineering & Manufacturing. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Aerospace Engineer, earning up to £42,000 per year

Electrical Engineer Technician, earning up to £40,000 per year

Material Technician, earning up to £30,000 per year

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Subhan Aslam Haidry Engineering Foundation Diploma Level 3 ‘I entered the GMCG Skills competition, which nine other colleges participate in, and I came 1st in the maths category! Next, I’m progressing to Manchester Metropolitan University to study software engineering.’

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Winner of GMCG Skills Competition!

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Engineering Full-time Study Programmes

Engineering

BTEC 90 Credit Foundation/Extended Diploma

Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 2 or four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and Science.

Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above and Maths at Grade 4 or above.

You will learn Year One Foundation Diploma • Engineering Principles • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team • Engineering Product Design & Manufacture • Applied Commercial & Quality Principles in Engineering In addition, three optional units depending on the chosen pathway including engineering, electrical/electronic, mechanical engineering, computer and manufacturing.

You will learn • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment • Working Efficiently & Effectively in Engineering • Using & Communicating Technical Information In addition, optional units including: • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System

Year Two Extended Diploma • A Specialist Engineering Project • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems In addition, six optional units depending on the chosen pathway including engineering, electrical/electronic, mechanical engineering, computer and manufacturing.

• Producing Platework Components & Assemblies • Assembling & Testing Electronic Circuits

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Molly Southwell Engineering Foundation Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Mary’s Catholic High School ‘I applied for an Apprenticeship at BAE Systems and I got the role so I’m now working as an air technician.’

DISTINCTION Graded Student!

Air Technician Apprentice at BAE Systems!

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TRIPLE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

Joseph Dodd Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St James’s C E High School ‘My tutor encouraged me to apply for a job at BAE Systems, the largest defence contractor in Europe, and I got the job! It’s an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to start.’

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ESOL

Full-Time Study Programme At Bolton College we provide a robust, comprehensive, full-time study programme consisting of ESOL English, maths, employability and life skills. Our highly-experienced tutors provide you with engaging and highly educational stimulating lessons and activities to vastly improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. In addition, our tutors provide tailored maths classes that focus on teaching you the basics of maths in everyday situations and the terminology used to support you in your further maths studies.

During your employability and life skills sessions, you will gain valuable employability skills, such as writing a CV, completing application forms and preparation for future employment. Furthermore, our life skills sessions prepare you for the world outside of your academic studies and promote successful integration into British society. Our Foundation programme also gives you an exciting opportunity to take part in work experience. Whilst this will help you decide your future career path in a fun and stimulating way, you will be assigned a place of work, allowing you to interact with potential employers and to obtain excellent customer service skills. Our foundation programme is designed to enhance your practical work skills alongside your communication and organisational skills. 118

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PROGRESSED from ESOL to Computing Level 3!

Hubert Piela ESOL ‘I started with an ESOL course and thanks to the skills I picked up, I was able to progress straight on to a Level 3 IT course, skipping Levels 1 and 2! Eventually, I want to become a computer programmer.’

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Event, Hospitality & Catering Management Full-Time Study Programmes and NEW for 2023 Professional Catering T Level Want a career with new adventures and challenges every day; the freedom to work anywhere in the world; and the ability to meet and interact with loads of new people? Then choose an Event, Hospitality & Catering Management study programme or T Level!

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You’ll develop your skills with industry-experienced staff in impressive facilities, including professional production kitchens and our onsite restaurant, Signature, where you’ll cook for and serve real customers! Thanks to our excellent links with local employers and opportunities for first-rate work experience, you could soon be working for or running music festivals, conferences, restaurants or hotels!

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EVENT, HOSPITALITY & CATERING MANAGEMENT:

Professional Catering T Level If you have a flair for food and love to rustle up mouth-watering dishes, you could turn your talent into a career! This T Level will prepare you for a role in the challenging but exciting world of the catering sector, seeing you learn your trade in our professional production kitchens and restaurant, open to members of the public. On completion you’ll have a qualification to begin an inspiring career or you could even progress to further study at university, specialising in catering, hospitality, event management or even nutrition. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the event, hospitality and catering management sector. Topics covered include: Culinary Quality; Kitchen Operations; Nutritional Analysis; Business, Risk Assessment, Waste Management Principles & Supply Chain Management; and more. You’ll also develop an understanding and advanced skills to work with the following food groups: • Meat, Poultry & Game • Fish & Shellfish • Vegetables, Vegan & Vegetarian • Dough & Batter • Pastry & Patisserie • Desserts, Biscuits, Cakes & Sponges 122

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Professional Catering. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Chef, earning up to £50,000 per year

Restaurant Manager, earning up to £45,000 per year

Baker, earning up to £40,000 per year

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Alex Grounds Professional Cookery Level 3 Former pupil of St Mary’s Catholic High School

Working at the Michelin-starred London restaurant, Behind

‘After finishing the course, I was offered a job at a Michelin-starred London restaurant, Behind!’

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Event, hospitality & Catering Management Full-time Study Programmes

Professional COOKERY

Technical Certificate

Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Food Preparation & Service Technical Certificate Level 2.

Professional Chef

You will learn • Professional Food Techniques • Professional Food Preparation • Preparation & Planning • Budgeting & Costing You will also plan, prepare and present high-quality food for a range of dining experiences in our bespoke professional restaurant.

grade 4 or above or Food Preparation & Service Level 1, plus an initial assessment by our chef tutors to gauge skills, knowledge and competences.

Programme

Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements GCSE Food Technology

You will learn • Production of Meat, Poultry, Fish & Vegetable Dishes

Gain experience in a real kitchen and restaurant environment in Bolton College’s own

• Production of Hot & Cold Desserts & Sauces • Intermediate Food Production Skills & Techniques You will also lead full service delivery in our highly regarded on-site restaurant, Signature.

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Food Preparation & Service

Technical Certificate Level 2

Duration 1 year

Food Preparation & Service

NVQ

Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements An initial assessment before joining the course in order to assess your learning level.

Entry Requirements Food Technology GCSE grade 4 and above or Level 1 Food Service, plus an initial assessment by our chef tutors to gauge skills and competences.

You will learn • How the Hospitality Industry is Structured • Preparing & Cooking Savoury & Sweet Products • Serving Food & Beverages to Customers in our Signature Restaurant • Developing Employability Skills

Ben Knight Professional Chef Programme Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

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You will learn • Working Effectively in a Production Kitchen • Working Effectively as Part of a Front of House Team • Catering Planning & Time Management • Developing Employability Skills

‘I want to work as a chef on cruise ships or yachts so this was the programme for me. The professional kitchens are amazing and exactly what you need to learn the trade!’

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Jodie Gifford Food Preparation & Service Technical Certificate Level 1 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I’ve enjoyed learning about new spices and developing my knife skills in the College’s kitchens. Originally I wanted to be a suet chef but after discovering the different specialisms, I want to be a pastry chef.’

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Foundation studies Pathways to Progression - School not work out for you? - Unsure about what job you’d like to do? - Need to improve your maths & English? We’re here to help you choose the right programme to suit your needs. Pathways to Progression enables you to sample different career areas before choosing the right one for you. All of our courses are practical and include local work experience. They provide flexible pathways that can lead on to a full-time vocational programme at College or into voluntary/paid employment.

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foundation studies Full-time Study Programmes Choices Pathway Don’t know what you want to do? Need to improve your English and Maths grades? This course is ideal if you don’t yet know which career path you want to follow and need to develop your maths and English skills. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will learn You will study maths, English

and employability skills, life skills and sample three vocational areas. You can choose from • Art & Design • Hair & Beauty • Brickwork • Business & IT

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Catering Health & Social Care Joinery Plastering Motor Vehicle Painting & Decorating Retail & Warehousing

Progress to Success Ideal for learners who are keen to progress straight to the world of work. You will join the course to gain better or relevant qualifications that will enable you to progress onto mainstream vocational courses, training Apprenticeships, Higher Education or employment. You’ll also take part in a 30 hour work experience placement. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements.

You will learn • Developing own Interpersonal Skills • Customer Service • Communication in a Business Environment

• Career Planning • Planning for Progression You will also study maths, English, employability and have a weekly tutorial.

James Rose Pathways to Progression Step into Employability Entry Level 3 ‘I entered the College’s ‘You’re Hired’ competition and was one of the winners! I had to research, plan and prepare for a mock job interview, receiving feedback that I can apply to real-life job interviews.’

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foundation studies Full-time Study Programmes Building Confidence for Life & Work If you struggle to engage with education due to mental health needs the aim of this course is to build your confidence to engage successfully in education and become the best you possible. You’ll benefit from creative and enterprise projects, develop your employability skills and improve your maths and English. You’ll also enjoy enrichment and take part in work experience. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will learn Learning takes place via termly

creative projects involving Art Therapy, Online Enterprise and Horticulture. • English & Maths • Confidence Building • Strategies for Coping with Anxiety

• Healthy Lifestyles • Dealing with Challenging Situations • Problem Solving • Teamwork • Developing Wellbeing

Introduction to Working in a Health & Social Care Setting Do you want to work in the Health & Social Care sector? Do you want to get on-the-job experience with a local employer? This course is ideal if you’re interested in gaining qualifications and experience in the Health & Social Care sector and includes a work placement with a local employer. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to complete a DBS form; this will

allow you to work with both children and adults for your work placement. You will learn

• Mental Health Awareness • Health & Safety in the Workplace

• Human Growth & Development • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults & Children • Career Options • Equality & Diversity

Pathway to Level 2 Have you completed a Level 1 qualification? Do you need more time and more support before progressing to Level 2? On Pathway to Level 2 you’ll develop the skills and gain qualifications to enable you to progress onto an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a work placement and access fun and informative enrichment activities. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A Level 1 qualification or non-accredited achievement in Employability Skills. 130

You will learn • Career Planning • Developing Effective Skills, Qualities & Attitudes for Learning & Work • Communication Skills in the Workplace

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• Interview Skills • Customer Service • A Project for Learning & Work You will also complete a work placement.


Foundation studies

Skills for Independence: For learners with learning difficulties & disabilities Skills for Independence provides the opportunity for learners with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities to progress their life experience, confidence and maths and English. This is achieved through further learning, developing independence and completing work experience. Our programmes provide a range of opportunities to personalise progression to the next level. The

programmes focus on developing employability skills, independence, maths and English, and enterprise skills, with ‘Enterprise Week’ and competitions running throughout the year. Embedded in the programmes are vocational tasters, enrichment activities and a work experience placement. Workskills Workskills is a study programme designed to support people with learning difficulties or disabilities to be successful in the workplace. Workskills enables young people

aged 16-18 or 16-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan to learn and develop skills needed within the workplace. Alongside time with the employer young people will complete a personalised study programme to develop English, maths and employability skills. Foundation Studies offers new opportunities with smaller class sizes, an informal approach to teaching and focused support. You’ll get to sample different vocational course areas before choosing the right one for you.

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-foundation /boltoncollege

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workskills If you’re aged 16-24 with an education, health and care plan, this course aims to develop your employability skills and is primarily based with an employer in the local area. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Learners will need to have an education, health and care plan.

You will learn • Interview Skills • Time Management • Behaviour in the Workplace • Communication Skills • Teamwork • Problem Solving within the Workplace

• English • Maths • Tutorials • Enrichment You will also complete a work placement so you can put your new skills into practice, with wraparound support for both you and your employer.

Step into Employability - delivered at both Entry Level 2 & 3 This will help you to develop your employability skills and is a great introduction to the different vocational options available at Bolton College. The course has been designed if you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. You will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will learn As part of your Entry Level 2 Award in employability skills you

will cover the following units: • Planning for Progression • Developing Teamwork Skills • Searching for a Job You will attend vocational tasters and have the choice of tasters in the following areas: • Art & Design • Hair & Beauty

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Brickwork Business & IT Catering Health & Social Care Joinery Plastering Motor Vehicle Painting & Decorating Retail & Warehousing

Step into Catering This will help you to develop your catering and hospitality skills and has been designed if you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities. You’ll also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements.

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• Names & Uses of Equipment used in Catering • Name & Identify Ingredients • Make Goods to Sell for Enterprise • Employability Skills • Customer Care Skills


Coral Chambers Skills for Independence Health & Wellbeing Entry Level 3 Former pupil of St James’s C E High School ‘I’m really enjoying my time here, I’ve made lots of friends and I like the tutors. Alongside my studies I’ve been sitting my English GCSE; it’s important I have this when I apply for work.’

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Hairdressing & Make-up Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships and NEW for 2023: Hairdressing T Level

y n a M es m am r g pro igible el REE F for essing rdr ! i a H Kits If you’re obsessed with hair and beauty influencers and you’re always looking for new inspiration, you’d be well suited to one of our Hairdressing & Make-up courses. You can learn loads on Instagram, but imagine all you could learn working in our onsite salon with REAL clients! You’ll pick up all the tricks and trends for an amazing career as a hairdresser, stylist or make-up artist, so get ready to explore your passions and develop your talents!

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HAIRDRESSING, BARBERING & BEAUTY THERAPY:

Hairdressing T Level For 2022, the UK’s market size of the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry was valued at an astonishing £2.8 billion!* This means a hairdressing, qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to excel in this inspiring and exciting sector. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills for success in the creative world of hairdressing, giving you the qualification to begin a rewarding career, or preparing you for further study at university. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy sector. Topics covered include: Client Consultation; Business Practices; Sales & Marketing; The Client Journey; Safe Working Practices; and more. You’ll then focus on your occupational specialism: • Hairdressing

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Hairdressing. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Hair Stylist, earning up to £30,000 per year

Hairdresser, earning up to £25,000 per year

Salon Manager, earning up to £30,000 per year

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Zaynah Patel Women’s Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Sharples School ‘I started on Level 1 and I’ve been putting my skills into practice working in a salon. Next, I’d like to do an Apprenticeship.’

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hairdressing & make-up Full-time Study Programmes Introduction to Hairdressing

You will learn • Basic Make-Up • Colouring Hair • Creating a Hair & Beauty Image • Hand Care • Plaiting • Reception • Shampooing & Conditioning

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements English or Maths GCSEs at grade 3.

Introduction to Hairdressing Entry Level Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need a satisfactory school reference.

You will learn • Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector • Hair Plaiting • Shampooing & Conditioning • Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon • Creating an Image Using Colour

• Styling Women’s & Men’s Hair • Gaining Skills for Progression to Level 2 RECEIVE A FREE HAIRDRESSING KIT!

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Hairdressing

You will learn:

Diploma

• Creatively Cutting Hair • Colouring Hair using a Variety of Techniques • Colour Correction • Creatively Styling & Dressing Long Hair • Planning, Promoting & Implementing a Hairdressing Competition

Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A Hairdressing Diploma Level 2, or equivalent.

women’s Hairdressing VRQ

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You will need three GCSEs graded 9-3 including English or Maths.

Make-up Artistry

Technical Qualification Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Three GCSEs graded 9-3 including English or Maths.

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You will learn • Working in Hairdressing • Blow Drying • Client Consultation • Colouring Hair • Cutting Hair • Setting & Dressing Hair • Shampooing & Conditioning • Perming Hair

You will have a keen interest in make-up and hair and possess lots of creative flair. You will also need to be a good team player; enjoy working with others; and be hard working and highly motivated. You will learn • Classic & Contemporary Hair Styling • Pin-ups www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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• Principles of Working in the Make-up Industry • Anatomy & Physiology for Make-up Artists • The Art of Applying Make-up • Hair Artistry • Creative Make-up Artistry


Megan Haydock Hairdressing Level 3 ‘There’s a big demand for hairdressers in Australia so after I’ve got this qualification, I’m moving there. I also work in a salon and the new techniques I’m learning in class, I’m taking back and using on my clients.’

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Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 12-18 months Entry Requirements A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme.

Hairdressing

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 18-24 months Entry Requirements A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme.

A Level 2 or equivalent English and maths qualification plus a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification. You will learn • Providing Hairdressing Consultation Services • Creatively Cutting Hair using a Combination of Techniques

A good level of maths and English, assessed via a College in-house assessment (BKSB). You will be required to attend College one day per week. You will learn • Basic Cutting • Colouring • Styling

Leah Holland-Moore Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School Working at Serenity Hair & Beauty ‘I now have my own hairdressing column and after passing my Level 2 Apprenticeship, I’ve moved on to my Level 3.’

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• Promoting Additional Services or Products to Customers • Monitoring Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations • Optional Units of Your Choice

• Hair-Up • Consultation • Two Optional Units


Oliver Rawstron Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Parklands High School Working at Thompson Style Ltd ‘The best thing about being an apprentice is the hands-on experience and benefiting from the skills of different people.’

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Barbering Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships and NEW for 2023, Barbering T Level If you’re creative, you may discover you have a talent for barbering so turn it into a career! Get started in the barbering industry with a qualification from Bolton College - you’ll learn the essential skills and latest trends from experts in our onsite barbershop, open to the general public, which means you’ll get to try your fades and slicks on real-life clients! 144

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HAIRDRESSING, BARBERING & BEAUTY THERAPY:

Barbering T Level For 2022, the UK’s market size of the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry was valued at an astonishing £2.8 billion!* This means a barbering qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to excel in this inspiring and exciting sector. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills for success in the creative world of barbering, giving you the qualification to begin a rewarding career, or preparing you for further study at university. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by, hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy sector. Topics covered include: Client Consultation; Business Practices; Sales & Marketing; The Client Journey; Safe Working Practices; and more. You’ll then, focus on your occupational specialism: • Barbering

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Barbering. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Hair Stylist, earning up to £30,000 per year

Barber, earning up to £25,000 per year

Salon Manager, earning up to £30,000 per year

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Anne-Marie Rebeja Barbering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

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‘I’m really enjoying this course and I’ve even found work, gaining real-life barbering experience at The Guilty Barber Club.’

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Barbering Full-time Study Programmes Barbering

Entry Requirements A Level 2 barbering qualification.

Diploma

Level 3

Duration 1 year

You will learn • Perm & Neutralise Hair • Colour & Lighten Men’s Hair • Consultation Services • Variety of Relaxing Services

Barbering

Entry Requirements One GCSE graded 3 in English or Maths.

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year RECEIVE A FREE BARBERING KIT!

You will learn • Client Consultation for Hair Services • Cutting Men’s Hair • Cutting Facial Hair • Colouring & Lightening Hair

• Shaving Services • Colour Correction Services • Specialist Hair & Scalp Treatments RECEIVE A FREE BARBERING KIT!

• Styling Men’s Hair • Scalp Massage • Promoting Products & Services

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Henry Kakoullis Barbering Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Turton High School ‘Our tutor’s brilliant and so supportive; she organised my work experience at Head Kandi so that I could put my skills into practice.’

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Barbering

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 12-24 months Entry Requirements A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 2

Apprenticeship programme. A good level of maths and English, assessed via a College in-house assessment (BKSB). You will be required to attend College one day per week.

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Cutting Facial Hair into Shape Blow-styling Gents’ Hair Advising & Consulting Giving a Positive Impression

You will learn • Shampooing & Conditioning • Cutting Gents’ Hair

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-hair-barber

Kieran Cormican Barbering Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School Working at Head Kandi ‘The Apprenticeship gave me lots of experience and I’m now working full time as a barber at Head Kandi.’

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Tyler Settle Barbering Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘Barbering is a trade that can take you anywhere – it gives you so many options. The barbering facilities in College are amazing and the lessons are always fun. Thanks to this course, I’m now working as a barber at Nath’s Barbershop.’

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Health

& Social Care Full-Time Study Programmes, T Level & Apprenticeships What must it be like waking up every day and knowing you’re making a real difference? By pursuing a future in Health & Social Care, you could find out! Key workers are real-life superheroes, making a positive difference to others and helping them to live healthier, happier lives – join their ranks when you study with us! Become a FUTURE NURSE – alongside your studies, take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, giving you access to the University’s clinical simulation suite and so much more.

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Healthcare T Level Careers in healthcare are fulfilling, making a real difference to the lives and welfare of others. If you’re caring, compassionate and supportive, then you’ll be well-suited to a career in the sector, with plenty of opportunities to progress and climb the career ladder! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of healthcare, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the healthcare sector. Topics covered include: Good Scientific & Clinical Practice; Core Science Concepts; and Working within the Health & Science Sector.

Alishah Basharat Healthcare T Level Former pupil of Harper Green School Part of my Industry Placement was on a Covid Vaccine Bus and I was even interviewed on Bolton FM to talk about my placement! After this, I’m going to train as a midwife.

You’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism, Supporting Healthcare, which includes: • • • • • •

Adult Nursing Care Care of Children & Young People Mental Health Midwifery Theatre Therapy

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science or Biology.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Healthcare. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills to build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Midwife, earning up to £45,000 per year

Nurse, earning up to £31,000 per year

Dental Nurse, earning up to £31,000 per year

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Lee Murphy Health & Social Care Level 3 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘I want to be a paramedic so my industry placement at the Bolton Royal Hospital was ideal, giving me plenty of experience for when I progress to Edge Hill University to study paramedic science.’

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health & social care

Full-time Study Programmes Health & Social Care

CACHE

Level 3

Duration 2 years

Health & Social Care

CACHE Extended Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year

Health & Social Care

CACHE Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above.

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades 9-4, including English Language, Maths and preferably Science Biology. You’ll be invited to come for an interview and will need to provide a positive school report showing excellent attendance at your last place of study as well as a clear DBS check.

You will learn • Equality, Diversity & Rights • Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills • Lifespan Development • Sociological & Psychological Perspectives of Health & Social Care • Anatomy & Physiology • Human Growth & Development

Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, ideally including English and Maths. A satisfactory reference showing excellent attendance at your last place of study and a clear DBS check.

You will learn • Human Growth & Development • Working in Health & Social Care • Communication in Health & Social Care • Safeguarding and Protection for Health & Social Care

You will learn • Service Provision & Roles • Principles & Values in Health & Social Care • Protecting & Safeguarding in Health & Social Care • Introductory Awareness of Person-Centred Support

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A GRADE Student!

Phoebe Jones Health & Social Care CACHE Level 3 Former pupil of Atherton Community School ‘After this I’d like to work in adult nursing so I’m going to the University of Salford.’

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Lead Adult Care Worker

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements Level 2 qualification in Adult Care Working or Health & Social Care.

Adult Care Worker

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 12 – 18 months Entry Requirements Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. You will undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring

You will learn • How to support the individuals you are working with according to their personal requirements • How to create and develop a care plan based on the person’s preferences in the way they want to be supported • What the ‘Duty of Care’ is in practice

service check before starting the programme. You will learn • How to support and enable individuals to achieve their personal aims and goals • The importance of respecting diversity and treating everyone equally • Treating people with dignity and honouring their human rights

• Relevant statutory Standards and Codes of Practice for your role • How to monitor, plan and review a care plan in response to changing physical, social, and emotional needs of individuals • How to lead and support others to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures

• The importance of communication • Safeguarding • Health and wellbeing for individuals you support and your work colleagues • Relevant statutory standards and codes of practice of the role

Katie Haynes Health & Social Care CACHE Level 3 Former pupil of Fred Longworth High School ‘I want to become a trauma nurse so next I’m moving on to university to study adult nursing.’

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Motor Vehicle Employer Academy

Supported by the RRG Group

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Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships The UK motor vehicle industry adds an estimated £15.3 billion value to the UK economy thanks to the hard work of the 864,000 professionals employed across the industry!* Because of this, there are endless job opportunities in the trade, from garage and shop floor-related positions to technical development engineering, so get on the fast track to an exciting future with us!

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*www.smmt.co.uk/industry-topics/uk-automotive – July 2021

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Studying Motor Vehicle at Bolton College just got better; our Motor Vehicle Employer Academy is supported by the RRG Group - one of the most successful car dealership groups in Northern England - as well as world-famous car brands Lexus, Skoda and Toyota!

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You will enjoy high-class training and inspirational teaching with lots of benefits: •

Training on the latest hybrid and electric vehicle technology

High-quality Industry Placements, helping you to land your dream role

Experienced guest speakers from the RRG Group, providing an overview and professional insight into the car industry

Mock interviews with recruitment experts from the motor vehicle sector

Access to the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering

On completion of your programme, you’ll be well-equipped for the future, with the technical and personal skills needed to excel in the fast-paced motor vehicle industry. It’s time to speed towards success!

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The University of Bolton’s £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME) offers first-class facilities and cements the University’s reputation as a leader in Motorsport Performance Engineering. Clear progression pathways from the College’s popular motor vehicle programmes to the University’s motorsport and engineering programmes are in place, and our students are able to take advantage of its pioneering facilities, receiving masterclasses from its motorsport experts. If your ambition is to advance to an inventive environment unrivalled in academia, choose one of our courses.

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NCME graduates have gained employment at Aston Martin, Jaguar and Chrysler

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Ewan Bagot Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 3 Home Schooled ‘Thanks to this course, I’m now studying motorsport technology at the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.’

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Motor vehicle Full-time Study Programmes Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Diploma

Level 3

Duration 2 years

Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 or significant experience in the automotive industry. You will learn • Diagnosing & Rectifying Automotive Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 or four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths. You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements.

Diploma

You will learn • Foundation Skills • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance • Operating Principles of Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems

Level 1

Duration 1 year

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements.

Introduction

You will learn • Work-related Skills • Generic Employability Skills • Appropriate Conduct & Dress

Entry Level

Duration 1 year

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• Diagnosing & Rectifying of Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults • Identifying & Agreeing Motor Vehicle Customer Service Needs

• Operating Principles of Engines & Electrical & Electronic Systems • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems

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Ellie Ogg-Bleakley Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Level 1 Former pupil of Canon Slade School ‘This course is hands on, we even got to work on the body of an actual race car!’

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Motor vehicle Full-time Study Programmes

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint)

Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 2

Diploma

You will learn Paint Route: • Complex Vehicle Paint Application • Rectification of Paint Defects

Level 3

Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint))

Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 1

Diploma

You will learn • Structures & Technical Information • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Industry

Level 2

Duration 1 year

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint)

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications.

• Preparation of Vehicles • Management Studies Body Repair Route: • Repairing Complex Body & Structural Faults • Repairing Panels • Preparing & Fixing Complex Units • Management Studies

• Vehicle Body Repair Materials • Skills in Removing & Fitting Non-Permanently Fixed Motor Vehicle Body Panels

You will learn • Vehicle Materials • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Industry • Basic Vehicle Preparation • Moving Loads & Vehicle Jacking

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 3 years Entry Requirements A Level 2 or equivalent Functional Skills qualification,

and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector. GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

Motor Vehicle paint Technician

Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

Average Duration 3 years

Motor Vehicle Panel technician

Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

Average Duration 3 years Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector. GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively • Vehicle Body Repair Materials • Vehicle Body Repair

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You will learn • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance • Operating Principles of Engines • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems • Operating Principles of Electrical & Electronic Systems

An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively • Vehicle Refinishing Tools • Vehicle Refinishing

• Skills in Removing & Fitting Non-Permanent Vehicle Body Panels


Josh Atkinson Motor Vehicle Panel Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School Working at H. Samson (Bolton) Ltd ‘Being an apprentice led to me being given a full-time, permanent job as a panel technician.’

Mackenzie Shelmerdine Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Working at North West Bloor Motor Works ‘Being an apprentice is hands-on; I’m picking up loads of skills from my employer.’

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Performing Arts Full-Time Study Programmes Our progression partner

There’s more to performing arts than just acting – it can open the door to lots of different career opportunities. Whether your passion is writing, directing, singing, dancing, acting or producing, you can live your dreams at Bolton College. Our programmes cover a wide range of specialities, and provide you with loads of opportunities to showcase your talents and sharpen your skills in various competitions, shows and events in our 100-seater theatre, dance and sound studios. We’ll even teach you how to make the perfect show reel, land an agent or succeed behind the scenes!

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Lewis Magee Performing Arts Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘This course has led to me landing an agent and frequently appearing on TV – I’ve been in ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Emmerdale’, the BAFTA award-winning ‘It’s a Sin’ and the BBC’s ‘Red Rose’.’

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performing arts Full-time Study Programmes UAL

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Performing & Production Arts

Diploma

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UAL

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Music, Performing & Production Arts Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs graded 2 or above, including English,

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs graded 3 or above, including English, Performing Arts or equivalent and preferably Maths. You’ll also be required to complete a 1-2 minute audition, either a monologue or dance solo.

You will learn • Acting for Camera & Live Theatre • A Range of Dance Styles • Comedy Performance • Film-Making • Front of House & Customer Service • Marketing • Music Videos • Operating, Lighting & Sound • Stage Management

Performing Arts or equivalent and preferably Maths. You’ll also be required to complete a 1-2 minute audition, either a monologue or dance solo. If you haven’t previously studied performing arts you can still apply, but you’ll need to describe why performing arts is the right pathway for you and that you can perform an audition piece to a good enough standard.

You will learn • Performing to an Audience • Improvisation & Devising • Scripted Plays • Dance & Movement Skills • Technical Theatre

Shakira Welsh Performing & Production Arts Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of ESSA Academy

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‘I’ve explored all areas of performing including lighting, costume and set design, acting, dancing and directing.’

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audition, either a monologue or dance solo.

Performing & Production Arts

You will learn • Introduction to Performance/Production • Communicating with an Audience • Staging a Performance • Performance Skills & Practice • Producing & Performing to an Audience You will also select a preferred performance pathway to specialise in. Acting Pathway • Improvisation • Voice/Movement Classes • Acting Styles

(University of the Arts London)

Diploma

Level 3 (First Year)

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs graded 4 or above, including English, Maths and Performing Arts or equivalent. Alternatively, you may have a UAL Level 2 or equivalent qualification at Merit standard. You’ll also be required to complete a 1-2 minute

UAL

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Performing & Production Arts

Extended Diploma

Level 3 (Second Year) Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Five GCSEs graded 4 or above, including English, Maths and Performing Arts or equivalent. Alternatively, you may have a UAL Level 3 Diploma or equivalent qualification at Merit standard. You’ll also be required to complete a 1-2 minute audition, either a monologue or dance solo.

You will learn • Developing Performance & Production Skills • Preparing for Progression • Exploration of Specialist Study • Extended Project (Full-Scale Production) You will also select a preferred performance pathway to specialise in. Acting Pathway • Improvisation • Voice/Movement Classes • Acting Styles • Classical Theatre • Contemporary Theatre • Masks & Comedy • Acting for Camera • Audition Techniques

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• Musical Theatre • Classical Theatre • Contemporary Theatre • Masks & Comedy • Acting for Camera Dance & Acting Pathway • Jazz Dance • Contemporary Dance • Urban Dance • Dance & Drama Improvisation • Physical Theatre • Choreographing Dance • Musical Theatre • Dance for Camera • Acting Styles • Acting for TV & Film

Dance & Acting Pathway • Jazz Dance • Contemporary Dance • Urban Dance • Dance & Drama Improvisation • Physical Theatre • Choreographing Dance • Musical Theatre • Audition Techniques

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Dawn Bacon Performing & Production Arts Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Atherton Community School ‘I’ve been encouraged to push my boundaries; I didn’t think I could sing in front of people but now I’m singing on stage! Next, I want to progress to university to do musical theatre.’

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Sciences Forensics, Criminal Investigation & Laboratory Sciences

Full-Time Study Programmes & T Level

There’s far more to science than you may think; with a qualification from us, you could progress to further study and become a Scene of Crime Officer, Psychologist, Paramedic and more! The varied nature of the subject will allow you to pursue a huge range of careers and you’ll even benefit from a sector-specific work placement, giving you an insight into how science works in a real job, in the real world. Become a FUTURE ENVIRONMENTALIST when you have the opportunity to enjoy masterclasses and site visits alongside your studies, as part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme.

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THE SCIENCES:

Laboratory Sciences T Level Opportunities in science are growing rapidly with many employees enjoying long, fulfilling careers. This means a science qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to excel in this inspiring and innovative sector. This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will prepare you for further study at university, or giving you the qualification to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the science sector. Topics covered include: Understanding the Science Sector; Scientific Methodology; Ethics of Science; Experimental Equipment & Techniques; and more. You’ll then take it to the next level, focus on your occupational specialism: • Laboratory Sciences

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Industry Placement You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

T Level Transition Programme If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, we offer a T Level Transition Programme in Science. This one-year programme will prepare you for progression, giving you vital skills that you will then build on in your T Level.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ t-levels

Career Options & Progression Completing this T Level will allow you to progress directly on to employment, university or even a paid Apprenticeship. Career opportunities include:

Forensic Scientist, earning up to £45,000 per year

Phlebotomist, earning up to £24,000 per year

Clinical Scientist, earning up to £93,000 per year

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Paris Pittilla National Forensic & Criminal Investigation BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School

‘There are so many career routes you can take with Forensic Science like Forensic Entomology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Accounting and more.’

FORENSICS & CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs, grades 9-4, including English, Maths and Science or a Merit/Distinction in a relevant Level 2 Qualification. You will learn • Forensic Psychology • Applications of Criminology

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• Environmental Forensics • Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques • Forensic Fire Investigation • Physiology of Organic & Inorganic Chemistry • Fundamentals of Science


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Full-time Study Programmes You will learn • Principles of Science • Forensic Science • Criminal Investigation • Chemistry & Our Earth • Energy & Our Universe • Biology & Our Environment • Applications of Chemical Substances • Health Applications of Life Science

Forensic Science

BTEC

Level 2 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English, Maths and Science or Applied Science.

Science

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Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 1-2 or above including Science, English and Maths, usually with Functional Skills at Entry Level 3.

You will learn • The Study of Living Organisms • Skills & Techniques of Chemistry Investigation • The Nature & Applications of Energy • Making Useful Scientific Investigations • Healthy Living

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• Starting Work in the Science Sector • Forensic Detection • Growing Plants for Commercial Use

Owen Sargent National Forensic & Criminal Investigation BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School

‘My favourite part of the programme has been the module where I learnt how to deliver evidence to a court room.’

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Sport, Fitness & wellbeing Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

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Our progression partner

Why settle for just playing sport when you can make a career out of it? You don’t have to pursue a career as a professional sportsperson to get into the industry either – instead, with a qualification from us, you can enjoy a future as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, coach, nutritionist and more. Strengthen your skills with us! Become a FUTURE SPORT PRACTITIONER; alongside your studies join the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme and benefit from masterclasses, mentoring and access to Bolton One, home to the University’s teaching clinics, sports science labs and more.

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Jordan Kala Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 ‘After this, I’m working in the USA as a camp leader at Camp America then I’m studying PE sports coaching at Leeds Trinity University.’

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sport, fitness & wellbeing Full-time Study Programmes Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at Grades 8-4 including English and Maths, or a related Level 2 qualification.

Sport

You will learn • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology • Psychology for Sports • Practical Sports Investigation • Fitness & Training • Sports Coaching & Development

Sports, plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

BTEC Extended Certificate

Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 4 or above or a Level 1 qualification in

Sport Level 1

You will learn • Instructing, Observing & Assisting Gym-Based Activities • Evaluating & Developing Own Practice in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

Topics covered include:

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Suitability judged by interview and initial assessment. You will learn This course includes five BTEC units and an additional Bolton College Certificate in Personal & Social Development (PSD).

• Sport & Active Leisure as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle • The Importance of Participation in Sport & Active Leisure • How the Active Body Works • Introducing the Sport & Active Leisure Industry • Working with Different Types of Customers

• Sport as a Business • Fitness Instructing

• Motivating & Supporting Clients to Develop & Maintain Fitness • Planning & Preparing Gym-Based Activities with Clients • First Aid

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Fitness & Wellbeing Academy Level 3 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate and a Level 2 Coaching or Activity Leadership qualification and preferably have already achieved Maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above.

Fitness & Wellbeing Academy Level 2 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements To apply, you need the ambition of a career in sport and fitness, and will preferably have already achieved Maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above.

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You will learn This full-time (16 hours a week) one-year course includes: YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training • Applied Anatomy & Physiology • Promoting Wellness through Client Motivation & Instruction • Bespoke Exercise Programme Design • Customised Exercise Programme Instruction & Communication Techniques • Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

You will learn YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate • Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Fitness Instructors • Providing a Positive Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment • Lifestyle & Health Awareness Management

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• Business Acumen for a Successful Personal Training Practice You will also gain a suite of additional qualifications: • Indoor Cycling Instructor • Circuit Training Instructor • Suspension Training Instructor (TRX) • First Aid at Work • Outdoor Bootcamp • Studio Resistance • Kettlebell Instructor

• Gym-Based Programme Planning & Preparation • Gym-Based Programme Delivery & Professional Instruction. You will also gain a suite of additional qualifications: • Indoor Cycling Instructor • Circuit Training Instructor • Suspension Training Instructor (TRX) • First Aid at Work


Frank Zoltak Fitness & Wellbeing Academy Level 3 Former pupil of Mount St Joseph ‘I want to become a personal trainer so I’m now specialising in this area; I enjoy motivating people to work hard and be healthy and I’ve loved visiting working gyms.’

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Compete in high-level leagues & walk away with a BTEC in Sport!

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Our U23s Elite Development Football Squad won the 2022 National Football Youth League Men’s Cup Final! The match finished 4-1, with an inspired performance at Bolton Wanderers’ University of Bolton Stadium. Football Academy Level 3 students are coached by experienced Bolton Wanderers Community Trust professionals at Wanderers’ cutting-edge training ground, and thanks to the study element of their programme they’ll also achieve a Level 3 qualification in Sport - the perfect recipe for success!

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sport, fitness & wellbeing Full-time Study Programmes Football Academy Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades 8-4 including English and Maths, or a related Level 2 qualification. We’ll also ask you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.

Football Academy Level 2 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades 8-4 (or 32 points) including English and Maths, or a related Level 2 qualification.

Football Academy Level 1

You will learn • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness Testing for Sports & Exercise • Psychology for Sports • Practical Sports Investigation • Fitness & Training • Sports Coaching • Sports Development • Physiology of Fitness

• Sports Nutrition • Sport as a Business • Work Experience You will also complete a YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, as well as the higher ‘Sports Leaders’ award and a first aid course.

We’ll also ask you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.

• Planning & Preparing Gym-Based Activities with Clients • Dealing with Accidents & Emergencies (First Aid). Additional qualifications: • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning

You will learn • Instructing, Observing & Assisting Gym-Based Activities • Evaluating and Developing Own Practice in Instructing Exercise & Fitness • Motivating & Supporting Clients to Develop & Maintain Fitness

We will also invite you to come for an interview and ask to see a satisfactory school reference.

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements We ask that you have GCSE grades 3-1 and that you demonstrate a commitment to sport.

You will learn • Taking Part in Exercise & Fitness • Planning your Own Fitness Programme • Improving Own Fitness • Work Skills

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• Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure • Working in Sport & Active Leisure • How the Body Works • Risks & Hazards in Sport & Active Leisure You will also benefit from day-trips and attend various active events.

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Personal Trainer Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 15 – 18 months Entry Requirements Applicants should have acquired relevant, active experience in the fitness

Community Sport & Health Officer Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 16 – 20 months Entry Requirements Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

Community Activator Coach

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 14 – 18 months Entry Requirements Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English.

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sector prior to enrolment. It is recommended applicants will hold a Fitness Instructing Level 2 qualification. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

You will learn • How to plan programmes of engaging and innovative activities using sport and physical activity • Understanding the causes, social determinants and distribution of health inequalities • Basic understanding of nutrition, fitness to work, regular daily activity and mental wellbeing

You will learn • Understanding the benefits of physical activity and sport • Planning and adapting sessions and activities that respond to customer feedback • Understanding the role of the Coach in developing effective motivational relationships • Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets

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You will learn • Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology • Lifestyle Management & Client Motivation • Health & Wellbeing • Exercise Programme Design & Delivery • Nutrition • Business Planning & Marketing Strategies

• How sport and physical activity can be used to prevent, minimise and manage anti-social behaviour or low-level criminality • Tactics and strategies to empower people to take up an active lifestyle • Writing successful funding bids to enable new, different or more opportunities to take place for sport and physical activity

• Supporting families to participate together in sport and physical activity • Effectively using social media and technology, appropriately, to deliver targeted messages to identified customer groups, for example children, teenagers, adults and older adults


COMMUNITY FOOTBALL COACH Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 14 – 18 months Entry Requirements Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English.

You will learn • Understanding the benefits of physical activity and sport • Planning and adapting sessions and activities that respond to customer feedback • Understanding the role of the Coach in developing effective motivational relationships • Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets

• Supporting families to participate together in sport and physical activity • Effectively using social media and technology, appropriately, to deliver targeted messages to identified customer groups, for example children, teenagers, adults and older adults • FA Level 1 National Governing Body Coaching Qualification

Brad Armstrong Sport Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Oakwood Academy Working at St Philip’s CE Primary School ‘I’ve just been offered a full-time role at the school and I enjoy coaching children with disabilities or motor skills difficulties, showing them that if you put your heart and soul into it you can achieve anything!’

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Travel & Tourism Full-Time Study Programmes

Tourism is in great demand with a need for well-trained and dedicated people so there’s never been a better time to turn your passion for travel into a career! With a qualification from us, you could work in a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding industry, travelling the world, meeting new people every day and having some unforgettable experiences! Choose one of our study programmes and book your one-way ticket to a bright future.

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Travel & Tourism Full-time Study Programmes

Travel & Tourism

Extended Diploma

Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English or successful completion of a Level 2 course.

Travel & Tourism

Extended Certificate

Level 2

Duration 1 year

Travel & Tourism Industry Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 1-2 including Maths and English or successful completion of an Entry Level course.

You will learn • UK Conference Industry • Marketing for Travel & Tourism • Resort Representative Roles & Responsibilities • Responsible Travel & Tourism • Business Travel • The Opportunity to Study for a Cabin Crew Qualification

• Residential Trip in Year 1 & 2 • At Least Three Trips per year to Support your Studies & Knowledge

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths and English or successful completion of a Level 1 course.

• Enterprise in Travel & Tourism • At Least Three Trips to Support your Learning & Understanding

You will learn • Hospitality in Travel & Tourism • Organising an Event • Airports & Airlines

You will learn • UK Travel & Tourism Industry • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism • Promotional Material for Travel & Tourism • Providing Information for a Tourist Destination

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Competition! Lauren Ramsbottom Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Woodhey High ‘I want to travel as much as I can so this course is ideal; I can progress to cabin crew training or work, travel or volunteer abroad.’

Paige Jackson Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3 ‘I loved the cabin crew training with Flyme, it’s made me really confident. Next I’m studying international hospitality management at UCLan and one day I’d like my own hotel.’

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Uniformed public services Full-Time Study Programmes Uniformed Public Services is all about giving back to the community – so if you’re a natural leader, skilled communicator, problem solver, team player, and have a strong sense of duty, you may be perfect for a future in this sector. Our programmes can prepare you for a variety of careers including; the police, armed forces and the fire service; they’ll also help you get into support work, criminology, immigration, the prison service and more. Become a FUTURE LAW PROFESSIONAL – alongside your studies join the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme and apply your knowledge in the University’s moot court room! Our progression partner

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Special Force’s Elite Parachute Regiment!

Josh Reeves Uniformed Public Services BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 Former pupil of Little Lever School ‘I was invited by the army for a selection process. Beforehand my tutors gave me lots of advice on fitness and training plans so that I’d pass. I’m now training in the Parachute Regiment, part of the elite Special Forces!’

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public services Full-time Study Programmes FORENSICS & CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

Maths and Science or a Merit/Distinction in a relevant Level 2 qualification.

BTEC Extended Diploma

You will learn • Forensic Psychology • Applications of Criminology • Environmental Forensics • Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques • Forensic Fire Investigation

Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs, grades 9-4, including English,

UNIFORMED Public Services

NCFE Extended Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A good progress file and a commitment to the uniformed

services as a career, as well as a satisfactory school reference. 36 points from your GCSEs including 4 or above in Maths and English. You will learn • Leadership & Teamwork in the Public Services • Fitness Testing & Training • Responding to Emergency Services Incidents

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• Communication & Technology • Security Procedures in the Public Services Free Additional Qualifications • Sports Leaders Award Level 2 • Gym Instructing Level 2 • Higher Sports Leaders Level 3

Josh Yardley Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘The tutors have experience in the services so what they’re teaching you is relevant.

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POLICING

NCFE Extended Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs, at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. You’ll also need to demonstrate a commitment to the uniformed services as a career.

Uniformed Public Services

BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A good progress file and a commitment to the uniformed

UNiformed Public Services

BTEC Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications necessary – just the interest and ambition of a career in the uniformed public services.

You will learn • Dealing with Emergency Incidents • Neighbourhood Policing • Crime Scene Investigation • UK Legal Systems & the Police Service • Developing Physical Fitness for Entry to the Police Service • Collaboration Between the Emergency Services

services as a career, as well as a satisfactory school reference plus 26 points from your GCSEs. You will learn • Employment in the Public Services • Health, Fitness & Lifestyle • Expedition Experience

You will learn • Public Services Careers • Improving Health & Fitness for Entrance into the Uniformed Public Services (UPS) • Personal Skills for the Public Services • Forensic Detection • Security Work in the Public Services

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• The Role & Work of the Public Services • Working Skills in the Public Services • Volunteering • Sport & Recreation • Citizenship & Society • Crime & its Effects

• Practical Teamwork in the Public Services • Public Service Incidents • Assisting the Public • Planning & Participating in an Event


Katie Cooper Policing NCFE Extended Diploma Level 3 ‘I loved the riot training at Merseyside Police’s Training Academy!’

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ada Your own personal award-winning campus digital assistant! Bolton College students have access to their very own chatbot via the student homepage. Ada has answered over 200,000 student questions so far and is still growing! Ada has been designed to help you save time, allowing you to easily ask College-related questions and get instant answers. You can even keep on top of your studies by checking your progress and attendance frequently. Here are some of the questions Ada can answer for you: • What’s my timetable? • How am I doing in my studies? • Who are my teachers? • Where is the library? • What are the term dates? • How do you apply for a bursary?

Plus so much more!

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Supporting your learning & wellbeing We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services to ensure that this happens. This includes FREE travel; an exciting programme of extra curricula activities; designated Learning Development Mentors (LDM) to support you in your learning journey; professional and impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional learning needs; financial support with the cost of College; plus much more.

Learning & Development Mentors (LDMs) You’ll have a dedicated LDM and a Careers Coach to help you create academic and career plans, in line with your individual needs and goals. Meeting weekly, in group or one-to-one sessions, your LDM will be your key point of contact for help and support. Your LDM will support you in many ways including:

• Helping you to stay on track with your course • Exploring further study, career and university options • Making sure you are prepared to succeed in the world of work • Supporting your wellbeing so your time at College is successful and happy

GCSEs & Digital Skills Employers and universities usually require candidates to have achieved GCSE 9-4 in English and maths, and for some programmes Science, before they consider offering them a job or a course place. We want everyone to improve their skills in these essential areas, so you’ll continue to study English and Maths up to at least a grade 4 in each subject; the classes also prioritise developing your digital skills, so you’ll improve on these too. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop skills required by employers.

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Student Mentors Working closely with our LDM team we have a friendly team of Student Mentors who are always on hand to offer one-to-one support outside of the classroom; providing informal confidential mentoring; and where relevant, to help you liaise with a range of external agencies such as health services, social care, youth and restorative services, and wider education services.

From planning an assignment to exam revision, pop in to see us at The Hub@A1.32C on the first floor. Open to all learners on all levels, we’re here to offer help and advice on any aspect of your academic study, including English & Maths at all levels. Email julie.rawlinson@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 662.

For further information you can contact the Mentoring Team on 01204 482 667.

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wellbeing for learning & life Wellbeing for Learning & Life We have several teams within College that can support your wellbeing - you can talk to your LDM, speak with a Wellbeing Mentor and we also have a College Counselling Service.

Supporting Your Wellbeing We have several teams within College that can support your wellbeing – you can talk to your LDM; speak with a Mental Health Mentor or Learning Mentor and we also have a College Counselling Service. We believe that talking about any issues which might be worrying you is a strength – as they say a problem shared is a problem halved! Our staff will speak with you privately, listen carefully and they won’t judge you.

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Quiet Room There is a Quiet Room at College for staff and students to use. It’s open to people of all religious faiths for prayer, and to those who have none for quiet contemplation/meditation. Our Muslim Chaplain offers Friday prayers each week in the Quiet Room.

Care Experienced Young People If you’re are a young person who is or recently has been in the care of a local authority and you need any support in College, our Pastoral & Wellbeing Team is here to listen and help you with any worries that you may have. You will have a Wellbeing Mentor assigned to you to support you in the way you feel most comfortable and they will attend your PEP meetings with you.

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Childcare The College provides childcare facilities for students’ children aged from six weeks to five years. Our nursery has been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. There is a charge, but you may be entitled to receive free childcare or help towards these costs. For further information about childcare, contact the Nursery Manager on 01204 482 196.


Information, Advice & Guidance) …for your successful future! Readying you for the world of work or Higher Education We provide individualised and group information advice and guidance, to support you to make informed choices about your career.

Individualised Careers Support Every single one of our students gets a dedicated LDM and a Careers Coach, so that you can aim high and reach your potential! Our friendly and well-qualified Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Team, based within our Student Services Centre, are available to offer impartial careers advice and guidance and answer questions regarding future progression and career opportunities. Our Pre-Professionals Programme ensures that you’ll receive unique support tailored to your requirements (pg 20) and are

able to take part in quality work experience, industry placements and volunteering opportunities to enhance your employability.

How can we help you? Our teams offer: • One-to-one weekly support sessions around finding jobs, getting work experience and work placements • Workshops and group sessions for personal development • Support in managing your study programme • LinkedIn personal branding • CV checks • Mock interviews & interview techniques • A job matching service • Help with course choice and progression routes to university • Help with overseeing your progress and keeping you on the right track!

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Support accessing Higher Education and university If you want to go to university to achieve your career goals – we will support you to get there! We will help you: • •

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Make an informed university choice Learn more about the courses and which pathways you can take Apply to university and help with UCAS Advise you about what to include in your personal statement

Pop in to our Student Services Centre on the ground floor of our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182.

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learner Support For more information, contact Learner Support on 01204 482 669 or email studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk

How we can help

Inclusion for All Bolton College is committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all learners and we will do all we can to meet the needs of individuals.

Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Anxiety If you have a special educational need or disability, or anxiety, you should make sure your tutor knows. This is for any special need you have, and it doesn’t matter whether you have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP). For example, you might have a medical condition or find it difficult to travel by yourself. Your education provider - the College - will help you to prepare and plan for your placement, make sure you have the support you need and that the employer knows about your needs, so that any adjustments can be made, if required. If you need support for your disability at your work placement, staff at College will work with you to design a plan that is right for you. They will also talk to the employer so that they understand your needs and can work with you.

Risk Assessments In addition to the health and safety policies in the workplace, the College may have completed a risk assessment relating to your disability and personal circumstances. You should be familiar with this. Your employer will also be familiar with it. You can check this with your support contact at College.

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We can provide support for you if you are a learner with: • D/deaf • Visual impairment • Autism • Learning difficulty/disability • Language, literacy or numeracy needs • A physical disability • Mental health needs • Dyslexia • Other specific barriers to education and/or learning We also offer: • Bespoke sampling, tours and individual transition planning • Access arrangements assessments • Specialist equipment and resources • A dedicated liaison service from a team of SEN specialists, working across the fields of learning difficulties and disabilities; mental health specialist tutors; and SEN specialists for D/deaf and visually impaired learners • Appointments with specialist tutors • In-class support • One-to-one appointments • Specialist drop-ins for learners with high needs For more information, contact the Learner Support administration team on 01204 482 669 or alternatively email: studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk

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Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Medical Conditions or Looked After Children/Young People Leaving Care We offer advice and develop support plans that are tailored to your individual needs. This includes: • Help with enrolment and one-to-one support interviews to discuss the type of support that you need • A thorough transition programme and working relations with education, justice and health and social care teams, to ensure that all your support needs are met in College • A support plan shared on a ‘need to know’ basis with the relevant tutors • Additional literacy and numeracy support via our Key Support Tutor Team and one-to-one BKSB literacy and numeracy assessments • Ongoing pastoral support To arrange a support interview contact our Head of Learner Support, Janet Bishop, at janet.bishop@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 654. Alternatively you can contact our Transition & Support Leader, Gillian Lonsdale, at gillian.lonsdale@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 579.

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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) If you require a personalised transition and support plan, please inform the College as soon as possible. For more information, contact EHCP Review Officer Heather Rylance via heather.rylance@boltoncc.ac.uk or Debbie Horrocks, our Inclusion Officer, at debbie.horrocks@boltoncc.ac.uk Telephone 01204 482 669 – Room AG.18

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learner Support Continued

If you have a disability or difficulty, please let us know beforehand. This way we can arrange for you to come in to have a confidential assessment with one of our specialist teams, to ensure that we have the necessary support in place for you.

Support for Students with Mental Health Issues You may be feeling very anxious or nervous but specialist mentors at College can help you to learn techniques to cope with anything that is worrying you. We offer: • Individual interviews to assess support needs and put support plans in place • Ongoing pastoral support throughout the year • Help with enrolment procedures • Liaison with CAMHS and Community Mental Health Teams • We advocate on behalf of students if necessary Contact our SEN specialist for Mental Health Lindsay Gleaves at lindsay.gleaves@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 647

Support for D/deaf Students We provide a range of support for D/deaf learners throughout the College. This support can include: • A Communication Support Worker (CSW), including deaf-blind CSWs • A D/deaf counsellor • Equipment to provide visual aids • Film equipment and cameras • Hearing loops, lip-speakers and note-takers • Social activities, such as the D/deaf prom and summer school • Technical tutorials with your course tutor • Widget (BSL) software Contact Caroline Yeadon on caroline.yeadon@boltoncc.ac.uk Telephone 01204 482 596 210

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Contact our SEN Specialist in Disability and VI Amelia Duckett at amelia.duckett@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 668 We provide pastoral support and advice for visually impaired students, including signposting to other agencies. This support can include:

Support Workers

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Moving on with your Career If you need support for your disability in work or in a work placement or Industry Placement, staff at College will work with you to design a plan that is right for you. They will also talk to the employer so that they will understand your needs. This is a good opportunity to practice working with someone to support you, and will give you the skills you need in the future to continue support into any employment through the Access to Work scheme, provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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Engaging with Prospective Employers Useful Tips for your Interview When you are preparing questions to ask at your interview, you might want to mention your support plan and how you have organised it to help you at work. It is a good idea to discuss this with the support staff at College before your interview. Behaviours and Attitudes at Work If you experience anxiety and a situation at your work placement is making you anxious, you need to try and follow the guidelines and mention the issue to your manager. If this is too difficult, you will have been provided with a number to ring at College. Be sure to ring your support contact at College as soon as you can, don’t wait until your anxiety makes it too difficult for you to be proactive. Whatever your support needs, please do not hesitate to contact us - we have many ways to ensure you get the best possible experience at College.

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All About the Money If you’re worried about the cost of coming to College come and talk to us. Contact Student Services on 01204 482 182 or email studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk

Discretionary Bursary This funding is available to learners with a household income of less than £30,000 per year and helps cover the cost of studying. The Discretionary Bursary is awarded as help with the cost of your travel to and from College.

College Offers Bolton College offers a wide range of:

Student Support Allowance

• Free sports and recreational activities at lunchtimes and after College

This bursary can help you with the costs of coming to College if: •

You are in care or are a care-leaver

• Savings on food in our canteen, coffee shop and restaurant

You receive Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment in your own right

• Subsidised trips and visits

• Discounted membership fees for our on-site Fitness Suite

You receive Income Support in your own right

You receive Universal Credit, paid in place of Income Support, in your own right

• Discounted rates at The Academy, our hair & beauty salon

Courses are usually free if you are: •

Aged 16-18

A British or European Union resident

On a full or part-time, government-funded further education course

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Care to Learn If you’re a young parent, aged 19 or under, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the government’s Care to Learn scheme. The scheme provides help with the costs of having a child looked after at an Ofsted registered nursery or childminder whilst you study at College. To find out more and to apply online, visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

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Free College Meals To receive a free College meal, you must be in receipt of, or have parents/carers in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits: •

Income Support

Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Child Tax Credit, provided you/they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC

Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 per annum

You’re only eligible when you, or a responsible adult on your behalf, have made a successful application once enrolled. *For students who meet eligibility criteria. These details refer to the support available in 2022-2023. Visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/financial-support

TOTUM Cards on a study If you’re 16 or over and n up for a programme, you can sig tum.com TOTUM Card at www.to ts and deals Receive student discoun ents and at high street shops, ev restaurants.

Current TOTUM Card offers include:

10% off 10% off Amazon prime student membership – 6 months free then £4.49 per month

25% off food & drinks 20% off local deals

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OUR PASS card

Your life. Your journey. Your pass. FREE 16-18 bus travel. Unlock all Greater Manchester has to offer.

About Our Pass Our Pass is the bus pass for 16-18-year-olds. For a one-off £10 administration fee, it unlocks free bus travel right across Greater Manchester, meaning that you could unlock potential savings of over £500. •

Our Pass covers all local bus services across Greater Manchester. tfgm.com/public-transport/bus/our-pass-services

The card removes the hassle and cost of buying tickets or passes for specific routes and operators

Our Pass can be used seven days a week and has no time restrictions for bus travel. It’ll not just make getting to College and work easier, but also going out with friends and exploring Greater Manchester.

Our Pass is a UK first, lead by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, with support from Transport from Greater Manchester. It’s been developed with the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority and a host of other youth organisations, groups, schools and colleges.

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Our Pass Benefits Our Pass offers much more than just free bus travel; Cardholders will have access to lots of opportunities, experiences and benefits. For more information visit www.ourpass.co.uk

Travelling in by train? Look out for the 16-17 Saver, which allows you to buy half-price train tickets. Visit www.16-17saver.co.uk to learn more.

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Progression to University (HE) Our full-time study programmes and Apprenticeships offer the perfect stepping stone to university. We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means that alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University’s EXCEED programme. This will give you a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, which are perfect for that next step into Higher Education!

The University of Bolton EXCEED membership You will have the opportunity to join the programme alongside your college studies so that you can discover a whole host of resources designed to enhance your skills and experiences. We’ll provide: • Masterclasses and guest lectures from expert professionals in their field. • University visits and use of modern facilities. • A student mentorship programme, pairing you with a Bolton College student who has progressed to the University of Bolton, allowing you to ask questions and alleviate any anxieties.

• Extra support with your university application, including CV writing, interview pointers and portfolio advice. EXCEED will help learners to become a…. • • • • • • • • • •

Future Artist Future Engineer Future Creative Future Business Leader Future Health Professional Future Sport Practitioner Future Scientist Future Law Professional Future Psychologist Future Teacher

Take a look at some of our students who have progressed to Higher Education... For more detailed information please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ higher-education

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Ewan Bagot Motor Vehicle Level 3 Progressed to the University of Bolton ‘I’m now studying motorsport technology at the University’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME). The College has strong links with the NCME so it’s a natural progression.’

Jake Lamont Civil Engineering HNC Progressing to university ‘After this I’d like to do a degree in civil engineering so that I can progress even further, eventually becoming a fully-qualified engineer.’

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Greater Manchester Higher Greater Manchester Higher is a network of universities and colleges from across Greater Manchester working together to provide impartial information, advice and guidance about Higher Education (HE), whilst delivering outreach activities for local schools and colleges. Our aim is to increase the awareness of Higher Education and raise the aspirations amongst young people in the region.

Bolton College is proud to support its learners via a range of enrichment activities, such as online mentoring and the Uni:4U summer school programme. All of the activities on offer aim to increase the awareness of Higher Education routes, raise ambitions and broaden horizons.

Greater Manchester Higher is part of UniConnect, which works towards widening participation to Higher Education, based on government policy. To find out more about the programme and our activities, please visit: www.gmhigher.ac.uk

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Facilities Signature Restaurant • • • •

Delicious food Amazing prices Open to the public Seats up to 50 people

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Features a licensed bar Run by our dedicated catering & hospitality learners

Library & LRC •

Access to Apple Macs and wireless laptops

We think the facilities at our £75 million campus create a great learning environment. Why not come along to an Open Event and check them out for yourself? See page 4 for more details.

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Free Wi-Fi Free access to laptops

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Dining area for 195 people Coffee shop serving Costa Coffee Breakfast service

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Affordable homemade hot and cold food A wide range of snacks

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A ‘Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence’ Five hairdressing & barbering studios Six beauty studios

Access to professional services and products A comfortable, relaxing environment

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Discounted on-site gym Snack and stationery shop, The Atom

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Chill out zones with comfy sofas

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A guide for

Parents & carers Helping your son or daughter make a decision about their education is an important step. At Bolton College, we want your young person to have an outstanding education with real-world skills, helping them to stand out. This means that when it’s time to move on, they’ll have the confidence to springboard on to Higher Education or an exciting new career. We understand that a good relationship with parents and carers is essential, ensuring that our students have a successful experience at College, so we’ve put together this handy guide. Together with your encouragement and our support, we can ensure that your son or daughter takes their responsibilities seriously and makes well-informed decisions. Here’s how the College helps to make successful young people: ACCESSIBILITY Our town centre location means we are easily accessible by bike and public transport. There are secure cycle stores for bikes at the back of the Deane Road building. There is also a drop off point for you to use if you bring your son or daughter in by car.

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OPEN EVENTS Come along to an Open Event (pg 4) with your son or daughter and get a feel for what it’s like studying at Bolton College. Have a chat with the tutors to help decide which course is best suited to your young person. EMBEDDING ATTITUDES FOR A LIFETIME Attending lessons on time; being punctual; arriving ready to learn; showing respect to tutors and classmates; and working hard - all behaviours that will stick with your son or daughter after College, helping them to succeed in their future career.

STUDY PROGRAMMES & APPRENTICESHIPS Our study programmes are more than just a qualification – they’re designed to help young people step into their chosen careers or progress to university. We offer a range of subjects to suit your son or daughter’s goals and interests, from Entry Level through to Higher Education. ENGLISH & MATHS Your son or daughter will achieve that vital GCSE grade 9-4 if they haven’t already, essential for their chosen Higher Education course or career.

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ENRICHMENT We’re committed to supporting the personal development of your son or daughter, enhancing their College experience with opportunities outside of the classroom. Cross-college events; outdoor team building activities; local and international trips; and the opportunity to apply for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, plus more, will enhance personal and social skills and build confidence, so that your son or daughter has the skills employers are looking for. FAIRNESS & EQUALITY We’re an inclusive and supportive College, with a positive approach to equality. We have a commitment to countering discrimination and anti-social behaviour, helping create a safe and friendly environment for our learners. FINANCIAL SUPPORT Our Student Services Team are always on hand to ensure funding is never an issue and to provide advice on bursary entitlements (pg 212). We’re also offering FREE daily breakfast to ALL of our learners; FREE Our Pass for daily travel and FREE course equipment for eligible courses.


PRE-PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME Your son or daughter will have a designated Learning Development Mentor (LDM) and a Careers Coach, providing them with individualised support tailored to their specific needs.

We look forward to working with you in the future!

They’ll also get to experience the world of work first hand, via a variety of Industry Placements and work experience opportunities, helping develop personal and career-specific skills. They will also have the opportunity to try out degree level study through our EXCEED Programme with the University of Bolton. QUALITY TEACHING Courses are taught by experienced industry professionals in state-ofthe-art facilities, using the latest industry-standard equipment. T LEVELS We offer our learners T Level courses – a Gold Standard technical and professional qualification, which combines class-based theory, practical learning and Industry Placements of 315 days (pg 16).

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How to Apply

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Learn more about the courses you’re interested in on our website by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk When you’ve decided which one you’d like to join, click the ‘apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Bolton College Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be able to book your interview for your course at the same time! If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please visit learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk

Full-time study programmes

1 Read this Guide Find a course that interests you by reading this Guide. If you prefer, an online version is available at: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ypg

Find your course and apply

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Book your interview slot You can book your interview slot when you apply for your course, using your Bolton College Learner Hub account.

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Attend or view an Open Event Visit us in person, view our Virtual Open Event or do both! See pg 4 for details.

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Attend your interview At your interview, a tutor will tell you all about our study programmes and T Levels to make sure they’re right for you. They will also ask you some questions. Check out our Guide to Interviews www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/admissionshow-to-apply

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Your interview outcome or result If your interviewer offers you a conditional place on one of our courses, we will email you a confirmation. All our course offers are conditional on you achieving the necessary GCSE grades and getting a good reference from school. At this point, it’s also worth thinking about the type of work experience you’d like to do, as this forms an important part of your Study Programme or T Level. If you aren’t offered a place at the end of your interview, don’t worry. We will refer you to a more suitable subject or to our Careers Team, who will offer you advice on your options.

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Enrol and secure your place When you’re offered a conditional place on your course, you’ll be able to enrol around Easter. Once you receive your GCSE results, we’ll ask you to upload them; provided you meet your course’s entry requirements, we’ll then confirm your place.

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Congratulations! You have now enrolled on to your study programme. Once you have collected your College ID card, you must wear it every time you are in College.

HOW TO APPLY

To express an interest in an Apprenticeship once you’ve finished school, you need to find the Apprenticeship on our website by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk then click the ‘Apply’ button to express your interest. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk

School Events & Taster Sessions Look out for Bolton College’s Schools Liaison Team at your school events so you, or your parents/carers, can talk to us about opportunities at the College, as well as Further Education in general. Speak to our School Liaison Team on 01204 482 142.

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admissions

WANTED!

On pages 222-223, we’ve given you a step-by-step guide to the application and admissions process.

Ambitious, motivated young people!

All you need to know!

Here, the Admissions Team answer some common questions, helping to make that move to College completely stress free. HOW DOES IT WORK once I’ve applied? When we receive your application, we’ll text you with a link to book your interview if you’ve not done so already. If you prefer, you can book your interview time over the phone. Remember to keep your mobile number and email address up to date - you can do this via your Bolton College Learner Hub account. How frequent are INTERVIEWS? Each subject has interviews at least twice a month, from November. What’s a CONDITIONAL OFFER? It’s a promise to provide you with a College place, provided you achieve certain criteria – this could be a particular GCSE grade, good reference or suitable work placement. Your offer will be confirmed in writing.

I’ve not got the GCSE GRADES I thought I would – help! Don’t panic – we have courses at all different levels and we’ll give you impartial information, advice and guidance about your options. I need to change my CONTACT DETAILS! You can change your email address and phone number by logging in to your Bolton College Learner Hub account via www.bit.ly/LearnerHub or you can send your name, date of birth and new contact details to admissions@boltoncc.ac.uk

If you have any further questions, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 482 155 or email admissions@boltoncc.ac.uk They’ll be happy to help!

How to JOIN US and ENROL! Enrolment starts around Easter. We’ll email you with all the details.

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Admissions 01204 482 155 admissions@boltoncc.ac.uk Apprenticeships 01204 482 036 apprenticeships@boltoncc.ac.uk Customer Support 01204 482 000 info@boltoncc.ac.uk 01204 482 669 Learner Support studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk 01204 482 191 Student Finance studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk

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Young People’s Open Events!

Part of the University of Bolton Group

We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so we’re giving you TWO options to help you discover what we’re all about, visit us in person or view our Virtual Open Event, or you could even do both! Visit us on one of the dates below:

Thu 20th October 2022, 5pm-8pm

Wed 7th December 2022, 5pm-8pm

Tue 15th November 2022, 5pm-8pm

Wed 8th February 2023, 5pm-8pm

Please register your interest by visiting

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Over 30,000 visitors!

If you can’t attend our Open Event in person, check out our Virtual Open Event, available online NOW! Visit the link below to access over 40 videos, helping you to make important decisions about your future, at a time convenient to you.

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