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WE BELIEVE YOU CAN at Bolton College

Young People’s Guide 2018

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Open Events Dates for your Diary

The best way to discover what Bolton College has to offer is by attending one of our Open Events. You’ll get the chance to talk to our knowledgeable tutors, view our industry-standard facilities and look around our three vocational buildings. Our merger with the University of Bolton offers plenty of opportunities too; at our Open Events we’ll be giving you the chance to tour the University, including the new £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering, giving you all the information you need to make important decisions about your future.

99% thought the standard of College facilities was either ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

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helpfulness of event staff was either ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

98% thought the

Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.30pm-8pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4.30pm-8pm Wednesday 7th February 2018, 4.30pm-8pm Thursday 28th September 2017, 3.30pm-7pm

Apprenticeship Jobs Fair Wednesday 16th May 2018 4.30pm-7pm

100% thought the helpfulness of tutors was either ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

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Open Events Parents' & Young People's Survey Results 2016-17

98% would

College overall was either ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

recommend Bolton College to others.

New Student Day Thursday 12th July 2018

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Recent Success

You can keep up-to-date with our latest achievements and learner activity by following us on social media.

At Bolton College, the numbers really do add up…

We’re the Number 1 college for overall achievement rates in Greater Manchester* *Number 1 for 16-18 provision. DfE/ESFA National Achievement Rates, 2015 to 2016 education and training NARTs overall institution – www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-achievement-rates-tables-2015-to-2016

This year, Ofsted rated us a 2 for ‘good’. They said... "Learners develop very good high-level practical and theoretical skills which employers value. These aid learners to secure employment or progress to higher level study". "Apprentices benefit from good on and off-the-job training which enables them to develop a high standard of vocational skills and to achieve their qualifications".

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Contents How to Get Started 5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14 15-17

Welcome Careers Index Full-Time Study Programmes Apprenticeships English & Maths 2017 GCSE Grading System Work Experience

Full-Time Study Programme & Apprenticeship Areas 19-21 22-27 28-36 37-42 43-46 47-50 51-54 55-68 69-72 73-74 75-78 79-86 87-90 91-102 103-108

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Applied Science Art, Design & Digital Media Beauty Therapy Business & Professional Services Catering & Hospitality Childcare Computing & IT Construction (various sectors) Engineering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Foundation Learning Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle Performing Arts

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Professional Building (Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying) Public Services Sports & Fitness (various sectors) Teaching Assistants

Support 134-135 136-137 138 139 140-141 142 143 144 145 146-147 148-149 150

Support with Your Studies All About the Money IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance) NCOP (National Collaborative Outreach Programme) Progression to University (HE) Your Learning Environment Facilities Enrichment Location & Map Parents’ Guide How to Apply Your Guide to Admissions

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 and facilities 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.

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Welcome to Bolton College

It’s an exciting time for Bolton College - for several years we have enjoyed a partnership with the University of Bolton and building on this, we are currently undergoing a merger. This will further strengthen the relationship and provide more opportunities for our learners, including clear progression routes to degrees and Higher Apprenticeships. It’s a time of change for you too; you’ll soon be making an important decision about your education and your future. What you do next is important and we’re here to help you every step of the way. We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester. Ofsted also agrees; in February we were inspected and 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. Here at the College you can select one of two pathways to Higher Education or employment: a full-time study programme or an Apprenticeship.

of study programmes covering a variety of professions and occupations. As you study for your chosen career, we will help you with preparation for work and provide you with essential work experience opportunities. Our team of Learning Mentors will support you throughout. If you choose the Apprenticeship route, we have a wide range of career frameworks for you to choose from. You will then start work with an employer and learn while you earn, supported throughout by our friendly team of Assessors. Whichever route you choose to take, we will provide you with the skills and qualifications that employers or universities are looking for. If you need a little extra help, we’ve got your back. Ofsted also said that College staff provide effective pastoral and learning support with well-targeted information, advice and careers guidance that enables learners to make informed choices about their future careers. So, if you’d like some support with choosing your next step, you can attend one of our Open Events or call the team on 01204 482 182.

If you decide to study full-time at College, we have a great range

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Careers Index Find the job of your dreams!

Be inspired - from Biochemists to Yoga Instructors, our Careers Index will highlight the area of study you need to take to make your dream career a reality. Applied Science p19-21 Biochemist Biomedical Scientist Botanist Chemist Criminal Intelligence Analyst Ecologist Forensic Scientist Meteorologist Microbiologist Nutritionist Oceanographer Palaeontologist Pharmacist Psychologist Scenes of Crime Officer Vet Nursing Zoologist

Art, Design & Digital Media Animator Art Director Art Therapist CAD Technician Cake Decorator Cartoonist Ceramicist Costume Designer Dressmaker Fashion Designer Fine Artist Florist Furniture Designer Graphic Designer Illustrator Interior Designer Jewellery Designer Model Maker Museum Curator Page 6 | Careers Index

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Art, Design & Digital Media (cont.) p22-27 Painter Photographer Print Maker Product Designer Sculptor Special Effects Technician Tailor Tattooist/Body Artist Web Designer

Beauty Therapy Aromatherapist Beauty Consultant Beauty Therapist Complementary Therapist Cruise Ship Worker Make-up Artist Massage Therapist Medical Aesthetician Nail Technician Receptionist Salon Manager Skincare Specialist Spa Therapist

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Business & Professional Services p37-42 Accountant Administrator Bookkeeper Business Consultant Business Development Executive Entrepreneur Financial Auditor

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Insurance Assessor Marketing Coordinator Office Manager Personal Assistant Receptionist Retail Supervisor Salesperson Secretary Start-up Business Consultant Tax Analyst

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Computer Graphics Designer Computer Programmer Computer Systems Developer Games Designer Information Systems Administrator IT Administrator IT Helpdesk Analyst IT Support Engineer IT Technician Network Engineer Software Developer Systems Analyst Technical Support Analyst

Catering & Hospitality Bakery Supervisor Bar Staff CafĂŠ Owner Canteen Manager Caterer Chef Coffee Shop Supervisor Commis Chef Cruise Ship Steward Food Product Designer Hotel Manager Housekeeper Kitchen Porter Restaurateur Waiting Staff

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Childcare p47-50 Childcare Practitioner Childminder Crèche or Playgroup Leader Early Years Practitioner Learning Support Assistant Nanny Nursery Supervisor Play Worker Primary School Teacher Special Educational Needs Teacher Support Worker Teaching Assistant Youth Worker

Construction p55-68 Bathroom Fitter Bricklayer Builder Building Supplies Merchant Carpenter Construction Site Operative Dry Liner Electrician Fireplace & Chimney Builder Foreman Gas Fitter Heating Engineer Highways Inspector Industrial Electrician Joiner Kitchen Fitter Landscape Architect Painter & Decorator Plasterer Plumber Roofer Scaffolder Shop Fitter Tiler Warehouse Operative Water Cooler & Boiler Installer Window Fitter

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Health & Social Care (cont.)

Engineering p69-72

Aerospace Engineer Air Conditioning Engineer Automotive Engineer Biomedical Engineer Electronics Engineer Marine Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Nuclear Engineer Oil Rig Worker Operations & Maintenance Engineer Product Engineer

Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up p79-86 Assessor/Trainer Barber Colour Technician Creative Stylist Extension Technician Freelance Stylist (Mobile) Gent's Stylist Hairdresser Hair Stylist Hair Technician Lecturer Master Barber Product Sales & Marketing Salon Manager Session Stylist TV, Film & Theatre Make-up Artist Wig Maker

Learning Mentor Mental Health Worker Midwife Nurse Nursing Home Assistant Occupational Therapist Paramedic Safeguarding Officer Social Worker Support Worker Youth Worker

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Motor Vehicle p91-102

Accident Repair Technician Brakes & Exhaust Fitter Car Salesperson 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

p87-90 Carer Clinical Healthcare Worker Community Care Officer Counsellor Dietician Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Family Contact Worker Healthcare Assistant Health Visitor

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Actor Camera Operator Choreographer Composer Costume Designer Dancer Entertainer Fashion Model Lighting Technician Live Sound Engineer Music Therapist

Producer Radio DJ Screenwriter Set Designer Singer Stage Manager Stunt Performer TV/Film Director

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Professional Building

Performing Arts Health & Social Care

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Performing Arts

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p109-112 Architect Architectural Technologist Building Surveyor Buildings Project Manager Civil Engineer Construction Site Planner Environmental Engineer Facilities Manager Land Surveyor Operations Manager Planning & Development Surveyor Quantity Surveyor Site Manager Structural Engineer Town Planner

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Football Coach Leisure Centre Manager Lifeguard Martial Arts Instructor Personal Trainer PE Teacher Physiotherapist Referee Sports & Exercise Scientist Sports Agent Sports Coach Sports Development Officer Sports Psychologist Sports Rehabilitation Specialist Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Teaching Assistants p131-133

Learning Mentor Learning Support Worker Lecturer Primary School Teacher Secondary School Teacher Special Educational Needs Teacher Teaching Assistant

Public Services p113-116

Army Officer Border Control Officer 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 Fitness Instructor

Further study may be required for your desired career

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Full-Time Study Programmes Our full-time study programmes, based at College, consist of seven key elements designed to maximise your career prospects and increase your options for further or higher study.

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Vocational Programmes Delivered by Industry Experienced Tutors

Our tutors are industry experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to prepare you to succeed in your chosen vocation. Ofsted said, ‘learners make good progress across all aspects of their study programme’.

1 Achievement Rates We’re the Number 1 College for Achievement Rates in Greater Manchester.*

The teaching is clear and the tutors are tuned in to what we need to know.

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Work Experience

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace on each year of your course, developing those crucial skills for work. Ofsted noted that our learners benefit from work experience ‘relevant to their vocational subjects’.

Learning in the workplace shows you what real life is like; it’s given me the experience of dealing with customers and working practically. Eddie Mukwa Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2

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Developing Your Employability & Personal Skills

We’ll help you to develop your CV, practise interview techniques and improve your communication skills. Ofsted commented that within College ‘the development of learners’ personal, social and employability skills is good’.

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The tutors have time to support individual learning, the classes are smaller and the techniques, approach and environment is much better than at school. Christopher Buckett English & Maths GCSE

Learning & Financial Support

You will be assigned a Learning Development Mentor (LDM) to support you throughout your time at College. They’ll help you to excel and build your skills and confidence.

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English and maths skills are essential to employers and most universities. If you haven’t done so already, we’ll help you to achieve GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C). Ofsted said that in College, ‘learners make good progress in improving their English and mathematics’.

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Last But Not Least... Enrichment!

Learning isn’t just about the classroom. We encourage students to try new things and Ofsted agreed: ‘Enrichment activities are well planned and help learners to develop their confidence’.

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The programme consists of five key elements, essential for achieving development in your chosen career to include clear progression routes on to degrees and Higher Apprenticeships.

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Learning on the Job from Experts in the Field

We deliver over 50 programmes across 20 industry areas. Ofsted noted that we ‘actively promote high achievement of apprentices’. You’ll get vital hands-on experience, learning from real-life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals.

In the salon I’m trying out different styles, working with professionals and dealing with clients - my confidence has really grown. Iman Sheikh Mohamed Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 1

NVQ/Diploma

Ofsted said ‘apprentices benefit from good on and off-the-job training’ so you’ll finish the programme with a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)/Diploma, making your CV really stand out from the crowd. My Apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification and given me vital experience too. Matthew Liles Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

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Technical Certificate

This shows that you have the knowledge as well as the practical skills for your chosen career. Ofsted stated that our learners ‘develop a high standard of vocational skills’.

Employers rate qualified apprentices 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.* *Source: www.ingeus.co.uk

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Ofsted said ‘apprentices develop a good understanding of how to apply their skills in English and mathematics within their vocational work’. If you haven’t done so already, we’ll help you achieve GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).

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You will be assigned an Assessor who will visit you in the workplace and ensure you’re developing the skills you need to achieve your NVQ/Diploma. Ofsted said our Assessors provide ‘good and effective support…both in College and within the workplace’.

And Finally... Our merger with the University of Bolton will provide even more opportunities for our apprentices, with clear progression routes to Higher Apprenticeships - a Level 4 or above qualification that is the equivalent of a Higher Education qualification.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Disclaimer: 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.

You can study an Apprenticeship in the following areas... Accountancy - Applied Science - Barbering - Beauty Therapy - Brickwork - Business Administration Carpentry & Joinery - Catering & Hospitality - Childcare - Coaching - Computer Installation & Repair Customer Services - Digital Marketing - Electrical Installation - Exercise & Fitness - Hairdressing - Health & Social Care - Information Technology - Motor Vehicle - Painting & Decorating - Paralegal - Plastering - Plumbing - Roofing - PE & School Sports - Teaching Team Leading & Management

Contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036 or email apprenticeships@boltoncollege.ac.uk www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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English & Maths A priority for employers, which makes them a priority for us!

1. I’m no good at English and maths. What’s the point?

Dedicated English and maths classes make up a large part of all study programmes up to Level 2, and these skills are also embedded into every lesson. If you left school with a GCSE English and/or Maths at Grade 3 (D) or below you’ll study English and Maths to gain a GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C).

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5. I’ve already achieved GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C). Will I still study English and maths? Only if you want to, or if you need a Level 3 in English or maths for your desired career or HE course. We would encourage you to continue to develop your skills to give you the edge in the jobs market. 6. I need extra support with my English and maths. Can I get some help? Yes, you have the ability to pass and our tutors will get you there! If you have difficulties or disabilities, English and maths will form part of your programme we’ll help you to develop at your own pace and level. Work-related learning, work experience and preparation for work play key roles in your programmes; English and maths will be embedded into these too.

4. What are Functional Skills? They’re not just about knowledge of English and maths. They’re about using this knowledge in real-life, helping you to operate confidently and independently.

If you’re planning to go to university and have a grade 4 (bottom C) in English or maths please check your university requirements. If you do require a grade 5 (top C) please speak to your Learning Development Mentor who will ensure you get on to an appropriate course.

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The tutors here explain everything really well and they are very helpful. Long term, I’d like to become a Sports Physiotherapist or even do something with maths, so I’m going to go to university after this. Muhammed Akmul English & Maths GCSE Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Essa Academy

English and maths is so important; it’s helped me with my coding, writing essays and just general course study. The English and maths tutors have been so supportive - where they can, they’ll relate examples in class to the subject I’m studying which really helps and makes it easier to understand. I want to do well in life and run my own web development business and I know that the courses I’m doing will help me to achieve my goal.

Kyle Stewart English, Maths & ICT Former pupil of St Joseph’s R.C. High School

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2017 GCSE Grading System The GCSE grading system is changing in England, find out how it will affect you.

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How? GCSEs will still be suitable for young people of all abilities, but syllabuses will be more challenging and knowledgebased. Exams will only be taken at the end of the course to ensure that more time can be devoted to quality teaching. The new grading scale will allow better differentiation between students of different abilities. The old A*-G grading system is being replaced with a numeric 9 to 1 grading scale, with 9 being the top grade. Under the new system, a grade 4 and above will be equivalent to a C and above, with grade 5 counting as a high ‘C’ and grade 4 as a low ‘C’. Only grade 5 and above will count as a ‘good pass’, but the government has stressed that where employers, further

education providers and universities currently accept a grade C, they would expect them to continue recognising a grade 4. High achieving students will be awarded a grade 8 or 7. Grade 9 will be awarded for exceptional performance. Fewer grade 9s will be awarded than A*s.

When is this happening? English Language, English Literature and Maths will be graded on the new scale in 2017. This means that students taking their GCSEs in summer 2017 will receive a mixture of letter and number grades. In 2018 another 20 subjects will be graded on the new scale, with most others following in 2019. So in 2017, 2018 and 2019 students will receive a mixture of letter and number grades. If you’re planning to go to university and have a grade 4 (bottom C) in English or maths please check your university requirements. If you do require a grade 5 (top C) please speak to your Learning Development Mentor who will ensure you get on to an appropriate course.

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Work Experience This programme will give you the skills and confidence to bag your dream job!

You’ll have an opportunity to gain 30 hours experience in the workplace on each year of your course, developing those crucial skills for work. We’ll provide you with an authentic, hands-on experience of your chosen career, plus the chance to gain essential life skills. Work experience also has a hugely positive impact on your employability and provides you with an understanding of the structure and reality of working life. Throughout the programme, you’ll receive feedback and coaching which will help you to make informed decisions about your future.

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It’s been a good opportunity, I monitor the courts and I’ve enjoyed having responsibility for other people. I’m even able to administer First Aid; Jump Xtreme arranged for me to be trained as a First Aider Level 2 and I can also complete Health & Safety and Accident reports. Ben Waring Sport BTEC Diploma Level 2 Work Experience at Jump Xtreme Former pupil of Canon Slade School

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I’ve enjoyed my placement so much. It’s a proper working environment so I’m learning things here that I wouldn’t necessarily learn in College. The people from Bolton at Home have been so supportive and my tutor from College, Simon, even came out to see me to make sure everything was going well - he’s so encouraging. The experience is going to be really useful; I’m looking to get an Apprenticeship or full-time job and eventually, I’d like to have my own business. Stephanie Marsh Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1 Work Experience at Bolton at Home Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

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I’ve enjoyed the experience so much. Urban Outreach is a charity so we’ve been doing bag packing and putting things together for people who don’t have enough to eat. I’ve also looked at budgeting, done some cooking and I’ve spoken a lot to the people who work here; they’ve told me what they do in their role which has been really helpful. Ivan Varady ESOL Work Experience at Urban Outreach Former pupil of Rose Bridge Academy

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Being here has helped me to develop some good interpersonal skills; I’ve talked to people on the phone, dealt with the public and spoke with colleagues. I’ve also been to viewings and done audits so it’s helped to build up my confidence a lot. In College, I like my course. The staff are good, they’re helpful, and the other students are great too, everyone gets their head down and gets on with their work. The facilities in College are also fantastic.

Jordan Prescott IT BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 Work Experience at Bridgfords Former pupil of Westleigh High School, Leigh

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Contents for Subject Pages 19-21 22-27 28-36 37-42 43-46 47-50 51-54 55 56-57 58-59 60-61 62-63 64-65 66-67 68

Applied Science Art, Design & Digital Media Beauty Therapy Business & Professional Services Catering & Hospitality Childcare Computing & IT Construction (Overview) Brickwork Carpentry & Joinery Electrical Painting & Decorating Plastering Plumbing Roofing

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Engineering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Foundation Learning Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up Health & Social Care Motor Vehicle Performing Arts Professional Building (Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying) Public Services Sports & Fitness Boxing Academy (AASE) Coaching Academy Football Academy Teaching Assistants

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Applied Science Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Fancy becoming an expert in Forensics, Pure Science or Pharmaceuticals? In our well-equipped laboratories you’ll see science come to life, giving you the knowledge and skills that employers and universities are looking for.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Zoologist

Biomedical Scientist

Ecologist

Starting salaries are from £21,000. Those in research posts can earn up to £48,000 per year.

Salaries start at £22,000 and advanced Biomedical Scientists can earn up to £41,000.

Starting salaries are from £19,000 and with experience this can rise to £45,000 per year.

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Applied Science Full-Time Study Programmes & Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This applied science programme will allow you to explore a wide range of scientific fields and work in a variety of laboratory and research environments.

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs (including English, Maths & Science) at Grade 4 (C) or above

What you will learn: »» Biochemistry & Biochemical Techniques »» Diseases & Infections »» Genetics & Genetic Engineering »» Human Physiology »» Microbiological Techniques

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

The support and quality of teaching here means that I’ve passed all my assignments. The tutors have industry experience too, which has been really useful as eventually I’d like to become a Biology Teacher. Overall, the course is challenging, rewarding and a great way to get into university. Holly Craven Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School

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Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

You will train as a Junior Laboratory Technician and learn practical scientific skills. The nature of your work will depend on your employer, who could vary from a pharmaceutical company to a university.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

My Apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification whilst gaining valuable experience in a classroom laboratory as well as externally on a farm. Working with diverse ages has improved my communication skills and my confidence has soared. Next, I’m going to study Environmental Science at the University of Lancaster. Matthew Liles Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will learn: »» Sampling Collections & Analysis »» Preparing Cultures of Specimens »» Recording & Presenting Data

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Photography

Painting

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Mixed Media

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Art, Design & Digital Media Full-Time Study Programmes

If you’re creative then our programmes will allow you to shine. You can express your individuality by specialising in your preferred area and you’ll benefit from master classes delivered by art world professionals.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Florist

Games Designer

Graphic Designer

Web Designer

Experienced Florists can earn a salary of between £16,000 and £20,000 per year.

Full-time Games Designers can earn between £19,000 and £70,000 per year, dependent on experience.

Experienced Graphic Designers can earn between £18,000 and £50,000 per year.

With experience, you can earn between £18,000 and £40,000 per year.

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The art department is very bubbly and the tutors are really helpful, there’s a lovely atmosphere in the College, it’s so welcoming to newcomers and Students Services are great. In the future I want to have a long and successful career doing special FX make-up on film sets. Cara Clarke Art & Design BTEC Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College Page 24 | Art, Design & Digital Media

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Art, Design & Digital Media Full-Time Study Programmes Art & Design UAL Certificate/Diploma Level 1 This programme is all about learning from direct experience so most of the work is practical, enabling you to develop a range of skills across different art, design and digital media mediums.

What you will need: »» A passion for all aspects of art, design and digital media »» A portfolio of your art/design work

What you will develop skills in: »» Graphic Design »» Textiles »» Printmaking »» Painting »» Creative Computing »» Self-management

Art & Design BTEC Certificate/Diploma Level 2

Games Design Level 2

This programme consists of a variety of optional units, giving you scope to experiment in the fields that you favour. Our art department is fully equipped with state-of-the-art Apple Mac computers to aid you in your design.

This programme has been developed in consultation with employers from the digital games sector, ensuring that you’ll develop the skills to succeed when applying for work in the industry. We’ll also help you to create a diverse portfolio.

What you will need:

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(Including English & Maths)

»» A portfolio of your art/design work

»» A portfolio of your art/design work

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Textiles/Fashion »» Animation

»» Narrative & Animation for Digital Media

»» Graphic Design & Digital Media

»» Digital Testing

»» Business Skills

»» Planning & Pitching a Digital Media Product

»» Photography »» Portfolio Building »» Working in the Art & Design Industry

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/art-design www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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There are lots of different topics on this course but my favourite parts are photography and graphic design. The classes are small and very friendly. I’m looking to study at the University of Manchester before becoming a Photographer or Graphic Designer. Mohammed Zaman Art & Design Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School

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Art, Design & Digital Media Full-Time Study Programmes Art & Design BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3

Art & Design BTEC 90 Credit Diploma (Creative Computing) Level 3

If you’re creative and have a vivid imagination, then this could be the programme for you. Building on the skills gained at Level 2, we offer a range of specialist staff and materials to support and aid your development.

This programme, which builds on skills gained at Level 2, will develop your creativity and unlock your potential. Work experience is an integral part of the study programme, so you will gain essential exposure to the world of work.

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs (including English

When I was enrolling the staff in College were so helpful; they sat down and listened to what I had to say. I always feel safe in College, it’s a great place to be. I like the photography and textiles part of the course best. I was really proud when my work was displayed at the Arts Showcase, some of my friends even came to see it. Short term, I want to progress to Level 3 and continue getting distinctions. Long term, I want to become an Architect. Onoseta Felix Ilemhenbhio Art & Design Diploma Level 2 Schooled in Italy

& Maths)

or

»» Diploma at Merit Level or above

What you will develop skills in: »» 2D & 3D Visual Communication »» Business Skills »» Contextual References in Art & Design

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs (including English, Maths & Art) at Grade 4 (C) or above or »» Art & Design BTEC Level 2 at Merit standard or above

What you will develop skills in: »» Animation »» Illustration »» Photography »» Graphic Design

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/art-design www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Take part in the annual Bolton College Beauty Showcase!

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Beauty Therapy Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

If you’re creative and sociable then the beauty industry could be for you. Learning from expert professionals using the best products available, you’ll pick up all the necessary skills for success in the industry.

Nail Technician

Holistic Therapist

Beauty Therapist

Nail Technicians can earn from £12,500 rising to £25,000 per year with experience.

Holistic Therapists can earn from £14,000 rising to £40,000 with experience.

As an experienced Beauty Therapist you could earn £20,000 per year or more with experience.

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Beauty Therapy Full-Time Study Programmes Beauty Therapy Entry Level

This study programme has been designed to help you understand the basic requirements of working in the beauty sector.

What you will need: »» An interest in Beauty Therapy

What you will develop skills in: »» Hand Care & Nail Art »» Skin Care »» Make-up & Body Art »» Competitions »» Client Care & Personal Development »» General Product Knowledge »» Presenting a Professional Image

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Hair & Beauty Diploma Level 1

If you’d like a career making others feel at their very best, this study programme will get you started in the field of hair & beauty.

What you will need: »» GCSE English and Maths at Grade 3 (D) or above

What you will develop skills in: »» Competitions »» Reception Duties & Client Care »» Facial Treatments »» Manicure, Pedicure & Nail Art »» Make-up & Themed Face Painting

Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate / Diploma Level 2 This study programme will see you practising your skills on members of the public within our professional treatment rooms.

What you will need: »» Three GCSEs at 4 (C) or above or

»» Hair & Beauty Diploma Level 1

What you will develop skills in: »» Competitions »» Facial Treatments »» Manicure & Pedicure »» Eye Treatments & Make-up »» Tanning & Waxing

»» Temporary Colour

»» Promoting Products & Services

»» Shampooing & Conditioning

»» Client Care & Communication

»» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» Anatomy & Physiology

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/beauty-therapy Page 30 | Beauty Therapy

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I’d always recommend an Apprenticeship; I’ve been able to develop my techniques and skills on real-life clients. If you perform well, you’ve got a good chance of being kept on by your employer as they know what you’re like and what you’re capable of doing. Hannah Taylor Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Serenity Hair & Beauty Salon Former pupil of Canon Slade

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Beauty Therapy Full-Time Study Programmes Beauty Therapies Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

Complementary Therapies Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

This study programme builds on skills gained at Level 2. You will learn essential practical skills and how to prepare for the world of work.

This study programme will see you practising advanced skills on members of the public within our professional treatment rooms.

This study programme combines practical work with related theory in preparation for a career in fashion, theatrical and TV make-up.

What you will need:

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» Beauty Therapy Level 2

»» Three GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» Hair & Media Make-up Level 2 or »» Beauty Therapy Level 2 or

What you will develop skills in: »» Body Massage »» Facial & Body Electrotherapy »» Electrical Epilation »» Anatomy & Physiology »» Client Care & Communication »» Promotion & Selling »» Dry Spa Treatment »» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2

What you will develop skills in: »» Aromatherapy

What you will develop skills in:

»» Reflexology

»» Camouflage Make-up

»» Body Massage

»» Fashion & Photographic Make-up

»» Business Practices »» Principals & Practices of Complementary Therapies »» Anatomy & Physiology »» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» Hairdressing Level 2

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» Avant-garde Hair & Make-up »» Creating an Industry Portfolio »» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Nail Technology Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

This study programme provides a thorough understanding of advanced nail techniques, preparing you well for employment in the industry.

What you will need: »» Three GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above »» Beauty Therapy Level 2

What you will develop skills in: »» Enhancing the Appearance of Nails using Gel, Acrylic & Wrap Systems »» Knowledge of Industry Products

I love this course, there are so many opportunities in College to exhibit your talent and creativity, such as the annual Beauty Showcase. The atmosphere in College is great too and the course has been very enjoyable. Dana Anderson Hair & Media Make-up Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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»» Creating Images for Photographic Nails »» E-filing & Marbling »» Competition Work »» Anatomy & Physiology »» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Beauty Therapy Full-Time Study Programmes Theatrical Techniques, Media Make-up & Special Effects Certificate Level 4

Management Practice & Advanced Techniques in the Beauty Sector Diploma Level 4

Complementary Therapies Advanced Diploma Level 4

This study programme will equip you with essential practical skills for a career as a Film, TV, Fashion or Special Effects Make-up Artist.

This study programme delivers management training and teaches advanced beauty therapy skills, allowing you to progress in your career.

As a Therapist, you will explore advanced techniques that can be used with varied chronic and end of life situations.

What you will need: »» Hair & Media Make-up Level 3 (or equivalent)

What you will develop skills in: »» Creating & Applying Small Prosthetic Pieces & Bald Caps »» Carrying out Research into the Fashion, Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Industry »» Designing Mood Boards »» Salon Management »» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

What you will need: »» Beauty Therapy Level 3 »» Good dexterity skills

What you will develop skills in: »» Quality Management of Client Care »» Advanced Epilation Techniques »» Micro-pigmentation Treatment »» Laser & Light Treatments for Hair Removal

The programme will expand your knowledge of specific pathological disorders, injuries and chronic conditions.

What you will need: »» Complementary Therapy Level 3

What you will develop skills in: »» Advanced Reflexology »» Advanced Aromatherapy »» Advanced Body Massage

»» PLUS a 30-hour work placement!

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Sports Massage Therapy Certificate / Diploma Levels 3 & 4

As a Therapist, you will explore advanced techniques that can be used with varied associated sports injuries. You will develop your skills when you conduct subjective and objective assessments.

What you will need: »» Sports Diploma Levels 2 or 3

What you will develop skills in: »» Assessment Methods »» Advanced Anatomy & Physiology »» Cryotherapy & Pathophysiology »» Injury Recovery »» Objective Testing of Major Joints

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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I’d heard Bolton College was really good so I signed up for the Apprenticeship. I love my course and enjoy working at Lime & Ginger; I’m starting to build up my own clientele and I’ve really improved my communication skills so that I’m confident when dealing with clients. Abbey Frith Nail Technology Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Lime & Ginger Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Beauty Therapy | Page 35


Beauty Therapy Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 2

You will be working with an employer in a beauty environment. You will learn the practical skills needed to help you gain permanent employment in a beauty therapy role.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Motivation & enthusiasm »» A satisfactory level of English and maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Reception Duties & Client Care »» Promoting Products & Services »» Facial Treatments & Waxing »» Manicure & Pedicure »» Eye Treatments & Make-up

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 3

You will be working with an employer in a beauty environment, building on skills gained at Level 2. You will take qualifications to help you gain permanent employment.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English and maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Body & Facial Electrotherapy Treatments »» Body Massage Treatments & Hot Stone Massage »» Electrical Epilation Treatments »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Nail Technology Apprenticeship Level 3

Working with an employer as a Junior Nail Technician, you will take qualifications to help you gain permanent employment in the beauty sector.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English and maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Health & Safety Practices »» Promoting Products & Services »» Applying & Maintaining Nail Enhancements »» Client Care & Communication »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Business & Professional Services Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Whether you want to work up to management level or start your own business, we can help. You’ll be inspired by visits from local entrepreneurs and there’s a chance to take part in your very own ‘Dragons’ Den’.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

HR Officer

Marketing Executive

HR Officers can earn between £15,000 and £25,000, with Managers earning up to £50,000.

With experience this can rise to between £30,000 and £35,000 per year.

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Management Accountant Can earn between £23,000 and £45,000 per year.

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Business & Professional Services Full-Time Study Programmes Business BTEC Diploma Level 1

Business BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

Business BTEC Extended Certificate Level 3

This study programme has been designed to introduce you to the world of business. You will explore business practices, create business ideas and develop administrative skills.

This study programme has been designed to introduce you to the world of business. You will explore business practices, create business ideas and develop administrative skills.

This study programme covers all aspects of the business spectrum, giving you a good understanding of all things business as well as enabling you to identify area specialisms.

What you will need:

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» GCSEs at Grades 2-1 (E-G), including English & Maths

»» Four GCSEs at Grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English & Maths

»» Four GCSEs at Grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English & Maths

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Presenting a Business Idea

»» Enterprise in the Business World

»» Branding a Product

»» Principles of Marketing

»» Organising a Meeting

»» Finance for Business

What you will develop skills in:

»» Communicating with Customers

»» Law & Consumer Rights

»» Business Communication

»» Planning & Running an Event

»» Working in Business Teams

»» Budgeting

»» Recruitment & Selection

»» Recruitment & Selection in Business

»» Personal Development Planning

»» Running Businesses Online

or

»» Merit-grade Business BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

»» Managing a Business Event »» Starting a Small Business »» ICT in Business

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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I love the teaching on this course; the staff are so friendly and helpful and the course is actually fun. I enjoyed my work experience at Warburtons; the team said that I fitted in really well and I feel like the experience was challenging and stretched my skills. Areeba Aslam Business BTEC Diploma Level 3 Working at Warburtons Former pupil of Essa Academy

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Before this I’d tried A-Levels, a BTEC and an Electrician’s course but they just weren’t for me. After enrolling on to the Apprenticeship I realised I’d found something that really suited me and I also benefited from the small class sizes and my Assessor’s support. I’ve grown as a person too - I feel much more confident and independent. I’ve even been offered a permanent position at Matchwinner. Long term, I’d like to continue on to Level 3.

Brandon Odlum Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Matchwinner Former pupil of Harper Green School

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Business & Professional Services Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2

Working with an employer in an accounting environment, you will gain qualifications to help you secure permanent employment within your chosen career.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Bookkeeping Transactions »» Elements of Costing »» Working Effectively in Finance »» Using Accounting Software

Accounting Apprenticeship Level 3

You will be working with an employer in an accounting environment, building on skills gained at Level 2. You will gain qualifications to help you secure permanent employment within your chosen career.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Advanced Bookkeeping »» Final Accounts Preparation »» Indirect Tax »» Spreadsheets for Accounting

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I wanted a position that was work related and I liked what I saw at Bolton College. The College’s online portal is so easy to use and submit work on plus my assessor has been really efficient and effective. The Apprenticeship has been a great way to get into work and gain the skills to build a career. I’ve just been offered a full-time position at Applocum and next, I’d like to do a Level 4 course in Leadership and Management. Jake Sutton Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Applocum Former pupil of Elton High School, Bury

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/business Page 40 | Business & Professional Services

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Business & Professional Services Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 2

Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3

Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

Working with an employer in a business administration environment, you will gain qualifications to help you secure permanent employment within your chosen career.

Working with an employer in a business administration environment and building on skills gained at Level 2, your qualification will help you to gain permanent employment.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

(we can help you with this)

(we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Communication in a Business Environment

»» Managing Performance in a Business Environment

»» Solving Business Problems

»» Planning & Organising Events

»» Ethics, Professionalism & Judgement

»» Supporting the Organisation of an Event

»» Analysing & Reporting Data

»» Technical Legal Practices

»» Organising Business Travel or Accommodation

»» Managing Yourself & Your Work

»» Developing a Presentation »» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Working for a legal partnership or firm, you will be at the forefront of providing legal support to both customers and legal representatives. This Apprenticeship will train you to become an experienced Paralegal.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» English & Maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above »» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

What you will develop skills in:

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/business www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Business & Professional Services Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2

Working with an employer in a customer service environment, you will gain the knowledge and practical skills needed for a permanent role in customer service.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Communicating using Customer Service Language »» Going the Extra Mile in Customer Service »» Developing Customer Relations »» Resolving Customer Service Problems »» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 3

Digital Marketing Apprenticeship Level 3

Working with an employer in a customer service environment and building on skills gained at Level 2, your qualification will help you to gain permanent employment.

Learn how digital marketing and aspects of social media positively impact on real-life businesses within a range of different industries. You will develop your portfolio whilst gaining skills in the latest industry-standard software.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or extensive knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Principles of Business

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» An appropriate Level 2 qualification »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in:

»» Using Service Partnerships to Deliver Customer Service

»» Principles of Marketing & Evaluation

»» Resolving Customers’ Complaints

»» Digital Marketing Metrics & Analytics

»» Gathering & Interpreting Customer Feedback »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» Social Media, Email and Content Marketing »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Catering & Hospitality Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

With highly experienced tutors, impressive production kitchens and our very own 50-seater training restaurant, our programmes will give you the best start to a career in this thriving industry.

Kitchen Manager Kitchen Managers can start on £18,000 and this can rise to £45,000 per year. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

Kitchen Supervisor Supervisors can expect to earn between £15,000 and £27,000 per year.

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Sous Chef Second Chefs (Sous Chefs) may earn around £26,000 a year or more, dependent on experience.

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I love cooking and I want to become a professional so this course is ideal. I’m currently working at Nigel Smith Patisserie where we create luxury desserts for the hospitality industry. I’ve learnt so much from the professionals; it’s great seeing the creation process from start to the finished product. When I’ve finished here I’d like to find a job in the profession before opening up a Hungarian restaurant in Bolton or Manchester. Patricia Boros Professional Cookery Level 3 Working at Nigel Smith Patisserie Former pupil of Ladybridge High School

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Catering doesn’t just have to be about finding a career in a kitchen or a restaurant; this course gives you lots of options. I’ve been here for three years and progressed from Level 1 so I’ve gained lots of knowledge and skills. Next, I’m doing Access to Therapies for Health before going to university and training as a Nutritionist. Daniel Smith Professional Cookery VTCT Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School

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Catering & Hospitality Full-Time Study Programmes Professional Chef Programme Level 2

Professional Chef Programme Level 3

These programmes are for learners looking to start a career in the hospitality and catering industry. You can follow one of two pathways.

This programme will teach you how to prepare and cook high quality food dishes. You will also gain valuable work experience ready for the start of your career.

What you will need:

What you will need:

Learning from distinguished professionals, you will build on your existing experience, working in our impressive production kitchens and our own restaurant and café.

»» An enthusiasm for cooking and dealing with customers

»» Catering & Hospitality Level 1

What you will need:

»» Four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» Up to Level 2 in both Food Preparation and Cooking & Food Service

NE

Food Preparation & Service Technical Certificate

»» No formal qualifications necessary

What you will develop skills in: »» How the Hospitality Industry is Structured »» Preparing Savoury & Sweet Products »» Serving Food & Beverages to Customers in Signature Restaurant »» Working Safely & Hygienically »» Developing Employability Skills

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

What you will develop skills in: »» Meat, Poultry, Vegetable & Fish Dishes »» Hot & Cold Sauces »» Hot & Cold Desserts

»» One year’s experience working in the hospitality trade, full or part-time

What you will develop skills in:

»» Pastry Skills

»» Generic Management Responsibilities

»» Preparing Food & Drink

»» Food Production & Service

»» Serving Food & Beverages to Customers in Signature Restaurant

»» Drinks Service

»» Developing Employability Skills

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» Customer Service »» High Level Preparation of Food Dishes »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/catering www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Catering & Hospitality Professional Cookery Apprenticeship Level 2

This Apprenticeship provides the ideal foundation for anyone wishing to develop professional skills in cooking, service and working in a team.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Food Safety & Knife Skills »» Preparing, Cooking & Finishing Fish, Meat, Poultry, Vegetable Soup, Stock, Rice & Pulse Dishes »» Completing Kitchen Documents

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeship Level 2

Gain a recognised qualification whilst earning a salary on this one-year course. The hospitality industry employs over 10% of the UK’s workforce, so there are lots of opportunities in this sector.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Maintenance of the Working Environment

Catering & Hospitality Apprenticeship Level 3

This Apprenticeship is ideal if you have worked in a professional kitchen for some time or have already gained the Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Customer Service

»» Working Effectively as Part of a Hospitality Team

»» Maintenance of the Working Environment

»» Positive Impression of Yourself & Your Organisation

»» Food Commodities

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Childcare Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

If you’re imaginative, patient and committed you may be right for a career in childcare. You’ll learn all about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the underpinning knowledge of the sector.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Nursery Worker Experienced Nursery Workers can earn between £14,000 and £24,000 per year. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

Primary School Teacher The main salary scale is from £22,000 to £38,000 per year.

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Youth Worker Salaries start at around £23,000 per year, rising to £30,000 with experience.

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I started on full-time childcare. I preferred the hands-on part of the course so an Apprenticeship seemed like the next logical step. I’ve landed a permanent contract at Little Angels Nursery and it’s opened up my options; I may become a Teaching Assistant or go on to Higher Education. I want to become a Primary School Teacher so this course is going to allow me to continue to university and study a teaching degree. It’s also been handy getting work experience with children; I wouldn’t have got this if I’d done A-Levels.

Saffiya Patel Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Little Angels Nursery Former pupil of Sharples School

The other learners and the staff are so friendly and the College as a whole has been fantastic; when I had my daughter, they allowed me to take time off and continue my studies at home, supporting me throughout the whole process.

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Childcare Full-Time Study Programmes Childcare (Caring for Children) CACHE Diploma Level 1 This programme develops childcare and/or parenting skills. Learners gain hands-on experience by completing a work placement one day per week.

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above (including English Language)

»» Excellent attendance at your last place of study »» A clear DBS check

What you will develop skills in: »» Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People »» Craft Activities for Young Children

Introduction to Early Years Education & Care CACHE Certificate Level 2

Childcare & Education (EYE) CACHE Diploma Level 3

This qualification is for learners wishing to work in the early years profession. You’ll spend a mandatory two days per week in a placement setting, putting your learning into practice.

This programme is the perfect starting point for those wishing to become a Primary School Teacher, a Nurse or a Social Worker. Every week, you will have the opportunity to work with children aged 0-7 on a mandatory work placement.

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above (including English Language)

»» Excellent attendance at your last place of study »» A clear DBS check

What you will develop skills in: »» Communication in Childcare Settings »» Equality & Inclusion

»» Human Growth & Development

»» Child Development

»» Respecting & Valuing Children

»» Supporting Relationships with Children

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs (including English & Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above »» Excellent attendance at your last place of study »» A clear DBS check

What you will develop skills in: »» Introduction to Working with Children »» The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner »» Keeping Children Safe

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/childcare www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Childcare Childcare Pre-Apprenticeship

This course is designed to prepare you for an Apprenticeship in early years.

What you will need: »» A genuine desire to work with children in an early years setting. »» A willingness to work towards a satisfactory level of English and maths.

What you will develop skills in: »» Supporting Creative Play »» Providing Story Telling Sessions »» Leading Music & Movement Activities »» Paediatric First Aid

Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2

There are many different career paths that you can take with a Childcare Apprenticeship, such as Childminders, Nannies and Child Psychologists.

This course is aimed at those who have already completed their Level 2 Apprenticeship in childcare, or have experience/qualifications equivalent to Level 2.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

(we can help you with this)

(we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» A proven track record of excellent attendance at work/school

»» A proven track record of excellent attendance at work/ school

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Providing a Safe & Hygienic Environment

»» Learning Observations

»» Healthy Eating »» Play & Learning »» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Childcare Apprenticeship Level 3

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» Child Development »» Child Psychology »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Computing & IT Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

We’re living in a digital age which makes IT the career of the future. Our expert tutors will guide you through an exciting range of topics and prepare you for a highly skilled job in this growing industry.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Games Developer Experienced Developers can earn between £30,000 and £70,000 per year. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

Helpdesk Professional

Software Developer

This role can earn between £16,000 and £35,000 per year.

Highly experienced Developers can earn up to £70,000.

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Computing & IT Full-Time Study Programmes IT Users BTEC Certificate Entry Level

This programme will enable you to develop your IT skills by taking part in practical activities to encourage independent living and improve employment opportunities.

What you will need: »» You will need to complete an assessment before the start of your programme so that we can determine your level.

What you will develop skills in: »» Using Software such as Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheets & Word Processing »» Setting Up an IT System »» Graphic Development

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

IT (Information Technology) BTEC Diploma Level 1

This programme will help you to improve your computer skills by building your confidence and providing an understanding of how IT is used in business.

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs at Grade 1 (G) or above »» Some experience in IT

What you will develop skills in: »» Setting up an IT System »» Imaging & Design Software »» Computer Security »» Using Software Applications (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design & Databases)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

I went to other colleges to look for a computer course but came here as Bolton College offered me everything that I wanted. The course is so diverse and the tutors are really helpful; if you need support or anything explaining they’re always readily available. I like the different people who come to College, there’s a good mix and I’ve made a lot of friends. After this I’m hoping to attend the University of Salford where I’ve got a conditional offer.

Mustageem Omar IT BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School

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Computing & IT Full-Time Study Programmes & IT (Information Technology) BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

IT (Information Technology) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This programme will provide you with the practical skills that many employers are looking for.

This programme will provide you with an understanding of computer and information systems as well as developing your practical skills. This is a great pathway to university study or a career in the IT industry.

What you will need: »» Four GCSEs (including English & Maths) at Grade 3 (D) or above or »» Level 1 Diploma in IT

What you will need:

IT (Information Technology) Apprenticeship Level 2

This Apprenticeship will provide work-based training in an industry with many opportunities for growth and employment.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Four GCSEs (including English & Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above or

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

»» A Merit Award in a Level 2 IT qualification

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» Spreadsheet Development

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Website Development

»» Maintaining a Network

»» Multimedia Product Design

»» Troubleshooting, Repairing & Upgrading Computers

»» Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware & Software

»» Programming

»» Spreadsheet Development

»» Games Development & Design

»» Website Development

What you will develop skills in: »» Multimedia Product Design »» Installing & Maintaining Computer Hardware & Software

»» Human Computer Interaction »» Software Development

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Find out more about our Study Programmes & Apprenticeships at www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/computing www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Computing & IT IT (Information Technology) Apprenticeship Level 3

This advanced level Apprenticeship will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of computing, which will help you to succeed and compete in the technological industry.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector

Computer Installation & Repair Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme will help you to improve your computer skills by building your confidence and providing an understanding of how IT is used in business.

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs at Grade 1 (G) or above »» Some experience in IT

What you will develop skills in: »» Setting up an IT System

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» Imaging & Design Software

What you will develop skills in:

»» Web Page Design

»» Maintaining a Network

»» Computer Security »» Computer Software

»» Troubleshooting, Repairing & Upgrading Computers »» Programming »» Games Development & Design »» Software Development »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I’m the guy who’s always asked questions about computers so the Apprenticeship is something that’s come naturally to me. My placement’s at GMB UK Ltd and I’m first line support. Learning in the workplace is different to the classroom because it’s real life so it matters if something goes wrong. I’m picking up things in class too. There’s loads of interaction - we’ve stripped down old PCs, took the hardware out then built them back up again. Daniel Pilling IT Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at GNB Industrial Power (UK) Former pupil of Westleigh High School

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Construction Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Plastering

Electrical

Brickwork

The construction industry provides the opportunity to work on a range of projects, at home and abroad. You’ll get to learn the tricks of the trade in spacious workshops using industry-standard tools and materials. Carpentry & Joinery

Painting & Decorating www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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For Professional Building, which includes Architecture, Surveying and Civil Engineering, see page 109.

Roofing

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Brickwork Full-Time Study Programmes Brickwork Extended Certificate Entry Level

Brickwork Diploma Level 1

This full-time programme is the first step to gaining a qualification in the brickwork trade. The programme runs over three days per week and has a mixture of practical and theory sessions.

This programme will enable you to gain basic skills in bricklaying which you can use at home or with the intention of moving on to Level 2.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications necessary

What you will develop skills in: »» The Basics of Brickwork »» Employability Skills

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications necessary

What you will develop skills in: »» Setting Out »» Cornering & Bonds »» Jointing & Pointing »» Block, Brick & Cavity Walling

I chose Bolton College because someone recommended it to me. I started on Entry Level 3 and I’ve been here for three years, progressing to Level 2. I enjoy the practical side of this course and all the different units of brickwork. I love the course; the staff are very helpful and friendly so I’d recommend it to other people. I’m next hoping to get an Apprenticeship and after that I’d like to have my own business.

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Mohammed Hussain Brickwork Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School

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Brickwork Full-Time Study Programmes & Brickwork Diploma Level 2

Brickwork Apprenticeship Level 2

Building on the skills you have learnt at Level 1, you will explore both practical and theoretical aspects of the trade whilst having the opportunity to compete in national competitions such as SkillBuild.

Pick up the tricks of the trade whilst bringing home a salary and gaining a qualification. You will also have the opportunity to compete in national competitions such as SkillBuild.

What you will need: »» Brickwork Diploma/NVQ Level 1 or

»» Some previous experience of construction and bricklaying

What you will develop skills in: »» Applying Building Methods »» Measuring & Estimating Quantities

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Manufacture of Brickwork Models »» Reading Construction Drawings & Plans »» Care, Use & Maintenance of Brickwork Tools

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Brickwork’s big at the minute because more houses need to be built - it’s a good trade to get into. At work I do lots of different jobs, it isn’t just brickwork and blockwork. The Apprenticeship means I can earn money whilst I’m studying and getting a qualification. In College, the tutors are helpful and give you lots of support. In the future I want to continue building up my brickwork speed and then long term, I want to build my own house. Reece Leyland Brickwork Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Carl Woods Construction Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

Find out more about our Study Programmes & Apprenticeships at www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/construction www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Carpentry & Joinery Full-Time Study Programmes Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1

You will explore theoretical and practical sides of the trade whilst participating in our integral work experience programme.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications needed

What you will develop skills in: »» Knowledge of Woodwork Joints »» Reading Construction Drawings »» Health, Safety & Welfare »» Principles of Building Construction »» The Safe Use of Portable Powered Hand Tools

Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2

Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 3

If you have completed the Level 1 Diploma and want to progress then this programme will develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

Led by industry-experienced tutors, this programme will equip and prepare those wishing to develop a career as a Carpenter or Joiner.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 or

»» Carpentry & Joinery Level 2

»» Demonstrable carpentry and joinery experience, knowledge and practical skills

What you will develop skills in: »» First & Second Fix Joinery

What you will develop skills in: »» The Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery »» CAD (Computer-Aided Design) »» Traditional Roofing

»» Hanging Doors, Lock Fitting & Skirting »» The Safe Use of Portable Powered Hand Tools

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Carpentry & Joinery Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3

Learn a vital trade whilst earning a wage. You will attend College one day per week, spending the rest of the week developing your skills with your employer.

Studying at College one day per week, you will learn theoretical and practical skills that can be put into practice with your employer for the rest of the week.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

(we can help you with this)

(we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Fixing Floors, Roofs, Frames, Partitions & Stairs

»» The Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery

»» Maintenance, Repairs to Mouldings, Doors, Windows & Guttering

»» CAD (Computer-Aided Design) »» Traditional Roofing

»» Setting Up & Safely Operating a Circular Saw

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

In College I enjoy the hands-on side of the course. We’ll do practical work for half of the day then theory in the afternoon before taking an exam. I’d like to become a qualified joiner, have my own business then run my own site. Before that I’m going to complete my Level 3, supported by my work. I’ve even recommended this course to my twin brother; he’s at university at the moment but he’d like a trade to fall back on. Jaye Barlow-Jefferies Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at J G Redford Ltd Former pupil of St James’s C of E High School

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/construction www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Electrical Full-Time Study Programmes Electrical Diploma Level 2

Electrical Diploma Level 1

This expertly-taught programme will cover the basics of electrical installation in domestic properties.

This qualification enables you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment in the electro-technology sector.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» English & Maths GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above

»» Electrical Diploma Level 1

What you will develop skills in:

»» English & Maths GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» Use of Hand Tools

What you will develop skills in:

»» The Basic Principles of Electrical Installation »» Health & Safety

or

»» Electrical Installations Technology »» Principles of Electrical Science »» Basic Practical Skills

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I enjoy the theory part of this course but especially the practical; I've learnt how to wire things up and there’s been lots of fabrication. I’ve found the College to be friendly and the tutors are good - they give the learners a lot of help. In the future, I'm looking to become an Apprentice Electrician and go on to Level 3 although at the moment I’m keeping my options open; I'm still deciding what area to specialise in. William Bradbury Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Fred Longworth High School, Tyldesley

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Electrical Full-Time Study Programmes & Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2

Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Level 3

This qualification is suitable for those wishing to become a competent Electrician and pursue a career in the electro-technical or building services sector.

This Apprenticeship will give you the valuable experience that you need to become a fully qualified Electrician.

What you will need: »» Electrical Diploma Level 2

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

What you will develop skills in:

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» Wiring Systems

What you will need: (we can help you with this)

What you will develop skills in:

»» Circuit Systems »» Renewable Technologies »» Calculating Quantities & Costs

»» Care, Use & Maintenance of Electrical Hand Tools »» Reading Construction Drawings & Plans »» Fabrication of Conduit »» Fixtures of Switches & Sockets

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Some members of my family already had a trade but no one was in electrical installation so I thought it would be handy to fill the gap. We can help each other out and the money’s not bad either. The Apprenticeship means I’m always busy; although I’m working on similar properties each job is different so there’s never a dull moment. I’ve also had a lot of social interaction with the tenants which has really built up my confidence. Alex Bower Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Bolton at Home Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

Find out more about our Study Programmes & Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/construction www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Painting & Decorating Full-Time Study Programmes Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1

Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2

This programme will explore the practical and theoretical aspects of the trade, offering you a stepping stone into a career with plenty of scope and the possibility of becoming your own boss.

This programme will build upon the skills learnt at Level 1. You will be taught by very experienced tutors in a workshop that reflects the industry.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications needed

What you will develop skills in: »» Surface Preparation »» Paint Application »» Wallcovering Application

What you will need: »» Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1 or »» Substantial knowledge, skills & experience in the field

What you will develop skills in: »» Health & Safety Considerations »» Paint Application »» Wallcovering Application »» Effective Working Techniques »» Specialist Decorative Techniques

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

I’d been thinking about becoming a Painter and Decorator for a few years then I decided to give it a go. It’s my third year here and I enjoy it; the tutors know what they’re doing and they’re good at teaching. In class, we’ve got access to all of the necessary equipment. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot here. I want to do an Apprenticeship after my Level 2 and then when I’ve finished that I want to run my own business. Matthew Cottam Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of St James’s C of E High School

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Painting & Decorating Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2

This Apprenticeship will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in painting and decorating whilst earning a qualification and getting paid at the same time.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Hanging a Variety of Wall Coverings »» Preparing Surfaces for Protection & Decoration

Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 3

This Apprenticeship will teach you how to prepare surfaces, match colours and work with materials like gloss and Artex.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Hanging Wall Coverings to Complex Surfaces »» Applying Metal Leaf »» Applying Specialist Wall Coverings

»» Applying Coatings »» Applying Wall Coverings to Ceilings & Walls »» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I’ve seen family members progress with an Apprenticeship and I wanted a better future for myself so this was the way forward. I enjoy it, it’s close to home and I have mates on the course. I want to continue working with my boss Ray, crack on with painting and just continue to keep on getting better and faster. Going forward, I’m keeping my options open and looking ahead to see what the future holds.

Blake Harrison Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Ray Holding Decorator Former pupil of Mount St Joseph's

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/construction www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Plastering Full-Time Study Programmes & Plastering Diploma Level 1

If you are good with your hands then a career in plastering may be just what you need to showcase your talents. You will be taught by industry-experienced tutors in workshops that reflect the real-life industry.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications necessary

What you will develop skills in: »» Rendering »» Skimming »» Plasterboarding »» Application of Various Backing Plasters »» Coving »» Making & Fixing Fibrous Plasterwork »» Health & Safety in the Workplace

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Plastering Diploma Level 2

Plastering offers scope for working on a range of different projects. This programme will teach you the skills needed to learn the trade and possibly become your own boss.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications necessary

What you will develop skills in: »» Internal & External Finishes »» Advanced Plasterboarding »» Dry-Lining »» Producing Plaster Mouldings »» Forming Sand & Cement Screeds »» Understanding Construction Technology »» Health & Safety in the Workplace

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2

This Apprenticeship is a great way to learn a very important skill that will set you up for a rewarding and profitable career in plastering.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Manufacturing of Plastering Models »» Reading Construction Drawings & Plans »» Safe Use of Portable Power Tools »» Health & Safety in the Workplace

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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I like getting in there and grafting so the building trade suits me. Once you’ve got a trade behind you, you have a job for life and the money’s good too. In College there are lots of practice walls and you can pick up tips from other learners; everyone has their own unique way of learning and it helps to share knowledge. Going forward, I’m going to continue to build on the skills I have and get a good reputation as a Plasterer.

Luke Foster Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Chabell Plastering Services Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

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Plastering is a good trade to get in to; everyone’s going to need a Plasterer, whether it’s an old or new building. There are lots of different elements to this course – backings, flooring, screeding and mouldings, there’s all sorts you can do. Simone Hayes Plastering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School Construction | Page 65


Plumbing Full-Time Study Programmes Plumbing Diploma Level 1

This programme gives you the skills needed to progress on to a higher level of training in plumbing. You will be taught by industry-experienced tutors in workshops reflecting real-life.

What you will need: »» English & Maths GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above

What you will develop skills in: »» Use of Hand Tools »» The Basic Principles of Plumbing »» Health & Safety

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Plumbing Diploma Level 2

Plumbing Diploma Level 3

This qualification is for those who are relatively new to the industry and want to develop their plumbing knowledge and skills

If you are a practical person who dreams of being self-employed then this could be the programme that brings you one step closer to your goal. This programme builds upon knowledge gained at Level 2 and requires two to three days attendance per week.

What you will need: »» Plumbing Diploma Level 1 or »» English & Maths GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

What you will need:

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Basic Practical Skills

»» Plumbing Diploma Level 2

»» Organising & Planning Tasks

»» Principles of Plumbing Science

»» Setting Out

»» Plumbing Installations Technology

»» Reading Drawings

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» Measuring & Calculating Quantities & Costs

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Plumbing Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2

Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3

If you have a flexible attitude and want to get a foothold in the plumbing trade, this Apprenticeship will help you to realise your potential.

Working under the close supervision of a qualified Plumber, you could be working on domestic, commercial or industrial systems.

What you will need:

»» An employer to support you throughout your training

»» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Manufacturing of Steel & Copper Frames »» Knowledge of Pipework Jointing Techniques

What you will need: (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Care, Use & Maintenance of Plumbing and Heating Hand Tools »» Personal Protective Equipment

»» Safe use of Portable Power Tools

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I’d heard that Bolton College had one of the best plumbing departments in the area so it made sense to come here. I love how there’s no limit to what I’m learning; there are always more ways to better myself and more opportunities to learn. The tutors always push us that little bit further to make sure we’re doing the best that we can do. Long term, I’d like to work my way up through the company and then one day have my own business. Bradley Stubbs Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at WMB (Installations) Ltd Former pupil of Westhoughton High School

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Roofing Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship Level 2

This Apprenticeship course will teach you the theoretical and practical aspects of a trade that can be taken anywhere in the world!

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in:

The College has given me the foundations for roofing – what I’ve learnt here I’ve applied onsite and it’s helped me to progress. Next, my boss wants me to do a Supervisor’s course so that I can oversee jobs. Eventually I’d like to become a Contracts Manager before running my own business. Ben Simcox Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at LJ Roofing Former pupil of Hartshead High, Ashton-under-Lyne

»» Handling & Storage of Materials & Equipment »» Installation of Plain Tile Coverings »» Installation of Weathering Flashings to Roofs

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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Engineering Full-Time Study Programmes

We’ve worked with nearly 100 employers to create an innovative curriculum that will prepare you for a career in electronics, mechanics, manufacturing or design - all highly paid and in demand worldwide.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Marine Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Highly experienced Marine Engineers can earn up to £55,000 per year.

Electronics Engineers can earn around £40,000 per year with experience.

Experienced Chemical Engineers can earn £55,000 per year or even more.

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Winner of the GMCG Engineering Skills Competition 2017

The College’s STEM building is a good environment to learn in and from the start the tutors were so welcoming. I want to become an Aerospace Engineer so this course is ideal as it covers all aspects of design. After this I’m going to do a degree in Electrical Engineering. Kyle Entwistle Engineering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Tottington High School, Bury Page 70 | Engineering

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Engineering Full-Time Study Programmes Electronic Engineering EAL-PEO Level 2 This study programme offers excellent progression opportunities into the fields of electronics, mechanics, manufacturing and design engineering.

What you will need: »» Maths GCSE at Grade 4 (C) and three other GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above

What you will develop skills in: »» Working Safely & Effectively in Engineering »» Interpreting & Using Engineering Information »» Applied Electrical & Mechanical Science for Engineering »» Engineering Maintenance Procedures

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Engineering 90 Credit/Extended Diploma Level 3 This study programme builds on the knowledge and skills developed at Level 2, preparing you for a rewarding career in engineering.

What you will need: »» Four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above (including Maths, English & Science)

or

»» Electronic Engineering Level 2

What you will develop skills in: »» Electrical & Electronic Principles »» Communications for Engineering Technicians »» Mechanical Principles & Applications »» Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems & Devices

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Engineering is what I've always wanted to do. I love how there’s a mixture of different people on the course. Some already have experience in Engineering so they help out the other learners. The tutors are so supportive and their door is always open. In the long term I want to do Electrical Engineering at university. A lot of people tend to go into mechanical but I want to stick with electrical and be different.

Anita Vekaria Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St. James's C of E High School

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I came here because the College offered a broad range of course options and specialities. The teaching is clear and the tutors are tuned in to what we need to know. I want to do an Engineering Apprenticeship next then become a Royal Navy Engineer. Demi Derbyshire Engineering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Walkden High School

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I’m enjoying the course, it’s challenging but the tutors are always on hand to give us extra support. I’ve taken part in the GMCG Skills Competition, I was well prepared by my tutor and I built a circuit, dismantled it then tested it afterwards - I came second and I was so pleased. I want to get into electronics; I’m thinking of an Apprenticeship but if not, I‘m going to go to university, graduate, then work my way up to Management level.

Jack Wild Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Mary's Catholic High School, Astley

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Full-Time Study Programmes

If you’re new to the UK and don’t have the level of English required to progress into mainstream provision, this programme will improve your English speaking, reading and writing skills. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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ESOL Full-Time Study Programme ESOL Foundation (ESOL, Maths & IT)

This full-time programme helps learners integrate into life in the UK, gaining the essential skills needed to move on to a suitable college programme or apply for a job.

What you will need:

My home country is the DR Congo. When I left school I couldn’t speak English but since starting here I’ve learnt to read and write it. Once I’ve improved my maths and English I might even go to university and continue my education.

»» No formal qualifications needed »» A commitment to learning

What you will develop skills in: »» Developing Spoken Fluency

Sadoki Zawadi ESOL Entry Level 2 Former pupil of Bolton St Catherine's Academy

»» Listening to Improve Understanding »» Reading Skills »» Confidence Building

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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Foundation Learning Full-Time Study Programmes & Traineeships

Foundation Learning offers new opportunities with smaller class sizes, an informal approach to teaching and focused support. You’ll get to sample different subject areas before choosing the right one for you. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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I’ve loved my Traineeship; I’ve got to meet lots of new people and I enjoy the service side of things and dealing with the customers. I’ve done that well at Tesco that I’ve been offered a job here which I’m so happy about. Christopher Middleton Traineeship Maths & English Work experience at Tesco Former pupil of St James's C of E High School

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I always wanted to work with children so the Traineeship was great; I really benefited from the hands-on experience. I learnt how to deal with the children and how to speak to their parents; it gave me a real love of childcare, I enjoy absolutely everything about it! The Traineeship built up my skills and got me on to the course that I really wanted to do, which was the Apprenticeship; eventually I’d like to become a full-time Practitioner, here at Queensbrook Nursery.

Jess Gray Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Queensbrook Nursery Former pupil of Ladybridge High

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Foundation Learning Full-Time Study Programmes & Foundation Studies

Youth Provision

Traineeships

Foundation studies 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.

If school didn’t work out for you, you’re unsure about your next step and need to improve your English and maths in order to progress, we are here to help you choose the right programme to suit your needs.

If you are work-ready but unable to secure an Apprenticeship, a Traineeship could be the ideal stepping-stone for you. You will work with an employer for two days a week and come into College one day a week to learn about maths, English and employability.

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.

Youth provision enables you to sample different subject areas before choosing the right one for you. All of our programmes 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.

You will be supported by a Job Coach who will help you in your placement, and the Traineeship can lead to an Apprenticeship or further learning at College.

Embedded in the programmes are vocational tasters, enrichment activities and a work placement.

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/foundation-studies www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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I was so shy when I started but as the weeks have gone on, I’ve got much more confident. Having to deal with customers and sign them in means that I’ve gained good people skills. I’ve also got used to the systems at Bolton One and have started to understand how everything works, like the computers and scanners. Jenna Donson Employability Skills Work Experience at Bolton One Former pupil of Broadoak School, Bury

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The experience has really changed my career plans. Originally I wanted to become a Secondary School Teacher but after working with younger children, I’ve decided that working in a primary school is for me. Working in a real-life environment has been great and my confidence has grown too. It’s also helped that the staff here have been friendly and very helpful. My next plan is to move on to a Level 2 Apprenticeship then I’m going to study to become a Primary School Teacher.

Declan Haslam Childcare Diploma Level 1 Work Experience at Gaskells Private Day Nursery Ltd Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

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Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence and British Barbers' Association Approved Training Centre

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

With links to over 100 employers, we can kick-start your career in the sector. Using industry-standard products, you’ll practise on members of the public and display your new skills in our Hair Showcase.

*or more if freelanc

Barber

Make-up Artist

Hairdresser

Fully-trained Barbers can earn between £14,000 and £24,000 per year or more if freelance.

Usually work on a freelance basis and can expect to earn around £210 for a 10 hour day.

Fully-trained Hairdressers can earn between £14,000 and £24,000 per year or more if freelance.

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Opportunities to gain recognition in national skills competitions.

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I knew some people who’d done this course and they’d all done really well for themselves so I wanted to follow the same path. I really enjoy the make-up side, the topics and units are good plus they’re creatively challenging. Eventually I’d like to become a professional make-up artist. Alex Talbot Hair & Media Make-up Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Canon Slade C of E School Page 80 | Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up

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Hairdressing & Media Make-up Full-Time Study Programmes Hair & Beauty Entry Level

This programme provides a practical introduction for those with a passion for the hair and beauty industry. It’s the perfect stepping-stone for further learning or training, such as our Level 1 programmes in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

What you will need:

Hairdressing Diploma Level 1

Showcase your excellent people skills, creative flair and professionalism in our Wella Salon and gain the experience that you need to move on to a career in anything from fashion, to film, to owning your own business.

What you will need:

»» A keenness to develop new skills

»» At least one GCSE at Grade 3 (D) or above

»» No formal qualifications necessary

»» An interest in hairdressing and the motivation to work hard

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Shampooing & Conditioning

»» Skin & Hand Care

»» Styling Women’s Hair

»» Styling & Plaiting Hair

»» Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon

»» Colouring Hair Using Temporary Colour

»» Creating an Image Using Colour for the Hair & Beauty Sector

»» Creating a Hair & Beauty Image »» Basic Make-up Techniques

Hairdressing VRQ Diploma Level 2

This programme will help you to make informed career choices by allowing you to develop and practise skills required for employment within the hairdressing industry.

What you will need: »» At least three GCSEs (including English Language) at Grade 4 (C) or above or

»» Hairdressing Diploma Level 1

What you will develop skills in: »» Client Consultation »» Colouring Hair »» Cutting Hair »» Perming Hair »» Health & Safety

»» Presenting a Professional Image »» Health & Safety

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/hairdressing-barbering www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Hairdressing & Media Make-up Make-up Artistry Technical Qualification Level 2 If you are thinking about a career in the media and entertainment industry as a Hair Stylist and/or Make-up Artist, then this programme could be for you.

What you will need: »» At least three GCSEs (including one in either Maths or English) at Grade 4 (C) or above »» Good dexterity

What you will develop skills in: »» Make-Up Artistry Technical Qualification Level 2 »» Art of Applying Make-up »» Creative Make-up Artistry »» Hair Artistry – Hair Up & Blow-dries

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Full-Time Study Programmes

Hairdressing Advanced Diploma Level 3

This programme will develop the skills that you have learnt at Level 2, allowing you to showcase your artistic expression and creative development. Course content is responsive to new and current trends, with opportunities to gain recognition in regional and national skills competitions.

What you will need: »» Diploma Level 2 or equivalent in Hairdressing

What you will develop skills in: »» Demonstrations »» Workshops »» Educational Visits

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Our talented hairdressers made the front page of the local news with our Hair Showcase, inspired by styles through the decades. The event is held annually and attracts influential industry figures and employers from across the North West.

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I started at Caroline Webb Hairdressing on work experience then as soon as I finished I was offered an Apprenticeship. My days are always so diverse; in the salon I’m trying out different styles, working with professionals and dealing with clients which means my confidence has really grown. Iman Sheikh Mohamed Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 1 Working at Caroline Webb Hairdressing Former pupil of Ladybridge High School www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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I did hairdressing in school and Nikki at Objet D’art, where I worked, recommended coming to Bolton College. I love the College’s salon; it’s a Wella Centre of Excellence which is the brand we use at work. Short term, I’d like to build up my clientele then get into teaching. Ellie Holehouse Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Objet D'Art Former pupil of Smithills School

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Hairdressing & Barbering Full-Time Study Programmes & Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3

This Apprenticeship will enable you to gain the skills required to be a Hair Stylist and to work as an employee within a hairdressing salon.

This Apprenticeship will help you to develop the skills required to be a Hair Stylist whilst earning a salary.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Advising & Consulting »» Shampooing & Conditioning »» Cutting Hair

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

Barbering VRQ Diploma Level 2

This programme will introduce you to the discipline of a working environment and give you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the barbering industry.

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above

What you will develop skills in: »» Reception Duties »» Client Consultation

What you will develop skills in:

»» Shampooing & Conditioning

»» An Extension of the Skills Learnt at Level 2

»» Cutting Facial Hair

»» Creative, Technical & Specialised Skills

»» Cutting & Styling Men’s Hair »» Health & Safety

»» Business Skills

»» Colouring Hair

»» Cutting & Colouring Hair

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/hairdressing-barbering www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Barbering Barbering Apprenticeship Level 2

This practical alternative to a full-time barbering course is a great way to gain qualifications whilst learning a trade and bringing home a wage.

What you will need: I chose barbering because I wanted a profession that was practical rather than theoretical. In class I’ve mastered different cuts and styles. Meeting new people and working with clients has been a big bonus and the teaching and facilities are perfect. I’ve gained skills that have allowed me to fulfil my potential; my confidence has increased and now that I’ve gained a career working at F&B Barbers in Chorley, I want to continue to add to my strengths and undertake further study. Jake Gingell Barbering VRQ Certificate Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School

»» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Shampooing & Conditioning »» Cutting Men’s Hair »» Cutting Facial Hair into Shape »» Colouring Hair

Barbering Apprenticeship Level 3

This is for anyone who is serious about a career in barbering. There are many different units to choose from, depending on your interests.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Shampooing, Conditioning & Treating the Hair & Scalp »» Cutting Hair using Basic Barbering Techniques »» Cutting Facial Hair to Shape using Basic Techniques »» Cut Throat Shaving

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Health & Social Care

In partnership with

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Working in this sector requires a very special kind of person: dedicated, caring and compassionate. Could you help to make a positive difference to the lives of others?

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Midwife

Dietician

Youth Worker

Midwives start at around £22,000. This can rise to around £41,000 per year.

Dieticians can earn between £22,000 £35,000 per year. This can rise to £50,000 a year.

As a qualified Youth Worker you will usually start on around £23,000 per year.

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Work wise, there are lots of different units so it’s always very interesting. I love the teaching in College and there are always events to join in with like the Diversity Festival. I enjoyed my work placement at Bolton Hospital last year, having practical experience helped with my studies. I’ve got a conditional offer from King’s College London and when I graduate, I’d like to become a Midwife. I’d recommend this course to anyone who wants to work in the NHS.

Anisa Abdulahi Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3 (Cadets) Schooled in London

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The College is a bright, bubbly place to be in. On my placement, I love communicating with the residents and their families and also dealing with quite challenging situations. After this, I’m doing my Level 3 then I’d like to go to university and train to be a Paramedic. Morgan Kinsella Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 2 Work experience at Bakewells Care Home Former pupil of Mount St Joseph High School

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Health & Social Care Full-Time Study Programmes Health & Social Care CACHE Diploma Level 1 If you are considering working in the health & social care sector, whether with children, young people or adults, then this may be the programme for you.

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above and two at Grade 2 (E) »» Excellent attendance at your last place of study »» A clear DBS check

What you will develop skills in: »» Protection & Safeguarding in Health & Social Care »» Introductory Awareness of Person-Centred Support

Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 2 During this programme you will be introduced to care across the human lifespan. If you have a caring and compassionate nature then this programme can help you to make a real difference to the lives of others.

You will attend the College three days a week and have the opportunity to complete a work placement with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

What you will need:

»» Five GCSEs (including English

»» Three GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above (including Maths & English) and two at Grade 3 (D)

»» A clear DBS check

»» Excellent attendance at your last place of study »» A clear DBS check

What you will develop skills in: »» Human Growth & Development

»» Understanding the Range of Provision & Roles

»» Communication in Health & Social Care

»» Introduction to Communication in Health & Social Care

»» Safeguarding & Protection for Health & Social Care

»» Work Experience Employability Skills

»» Work Experience Employability Skills

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3 (Cadet Programme)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

What you will need: Language, Maths & preferably Science) at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» A successful interview with the hospital (you must have applied by the end of March 2018)

What you will develop skills in: »» Communication in Health & Social Care »» Reflective Practices »» Psychological & Sociological Perspectives »» Anatomy & Physiology

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

For more information about our Study Programmes, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/health-social-care www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Health & Social Care Full-Time Study Programmes & Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3 This extended diploma is designed to provide a holistic programme of applied and general learning related to the occupational areas of healthcare and social care.

What you will need: »» Five GCSEs (including English Language or Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above »» Excellent attendance at your last place of study or work

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2

If you want to work within care environments, undertaking a role such as a Care Assistant, then this course is suitable for you.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» A clear DBS check

»» A proven track record of excellent attendance at school

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Communication in Health & Social Care

»» Assisting in the Administration of Medicine

»» Equality, Diversity & Rights

»» Understanding of Mental Health & Wellbeing

»» Anatomy & Physiology »» Psychological & Sociological Perspectives

This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles on two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the healthcare pathway. This could mean working in a supervision role for the private sector, local authorities or voluntary sectors.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Promotion of Equality & Inclusion »» Promotion & Implementation of Health & Safety in Health & Social Care

»» Work Experience Employability Skills »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 3

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Motor Vehicle Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Our STEM Centre is kitted out with the latest equipment and diagnostic tools. You’ll get to work on a range of vehicles and engines, giving you a solid foundation to build a career in the industry.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Paint Technician

Vehicle Technician

Vehicle Fitter

Salaries start from £14,000 and can increase to over £30,000 per year.

Average salaries for Vehicle Technicians can be between £18,000 and £35,000 per year.

Salaries start from £15,000 and can rise to £29,000 per year with experience.

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Motor Vehicle Full-Time Study Programmes Motor Vehicle Maintenance Introduction Entry Level

This programme offers an insight into the core activities within vehicle maintenance and repair. After completing this programme, you will be in a much better position to consider your next move in the motor vehicle industry.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications »» Able to provide a satisfactory school reference

What you will develop skills in:

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair & Refinish Diploma Level 1

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1

If you are interested in the painting of motor vehicles then this could be your first step into an industry that has a high demand for workers.

This programme will give you the skills needed to pursue a career in breakdown services, MOT testing or even renovating classic cars.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications

What you will develop skills in: »» Vehicle Body Repair Materials »» Basic Vehicle Preparation »» Skills in Removing & Fitting Non-Permanently Fixed Motor Vehicle Body Panels

»» The Importance of Appropriate Conduct & Dress Within a Work Area

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications »» Able to provide a satisfactory school reference

What you will develop skills in: »» Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance »» Operating Principles of Engines, Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems »» Operating Principles of Electrical & Electronic Systems

»» How to Work Safely »» A Work Experience Placement

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 This programme is mainly theory-based however 40% of your time will be spent working on cars. This programme is ideal if you wish to move on to a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship.

What you will need: »» Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 or

»» Four GCSEs (including Maths, English & Science) at Grade 4 (C) or above

What you will develop skills in: »» Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance of Transmission Systems »» Operating Principles of Engines »» Working Safely & Effectively

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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The facilities are really high-tech and I’ve gained practical skills that I can use in the real world. Ray, our tutor, is good and the Assessors have been excellent too. In the future, I’d like to become Paint Shop Foreman before possibly becoming a tutor. Craig Hogg Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Motor Vehicle | Page 93


I like the STEM Centre here and in class there’s good banter between the other learners. The staff are all friendly too and there are always computers to jump on if you need them to do coursework or write-ups. One day I’d like to set up my own garage doing mechanics and body work. Sophie Rawson Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Little Lever School

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Motor Vehicle Full-Time Study Programmes Motor Vehicle Accident Repair & Refinish Diploma Level 2 This programme will develop the skills gained at Level 1.

What you will need: »» Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 1

What you will develop skills in: »» Vehicle Materials »» Structures & Technical Information »» Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Industry »» Basic Vehicle Preparation

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair & Refinish Diploma Level 3

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 3

Building on the skills gained at Level 2, you will have the opportunity to complete work experience during this programme.

This programme will build on skills gained at Level 2 and will help you to take on board more complex electronic systems and diagnostic methods.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 2

»» Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2

What you will develop skills in: »» Complex Vehicle Paint Application »» Rectification of Paint Defects »» Preparation of Vehicles »» Management Studies

or

»» Significant experience in the industry

What you will develop skills in: »» Diagnosing & Rectifying Automotive Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults »» Diagnosis & Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults »» Identifying & Agreeing Motor Vehicle Customer Service Needs

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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National Centre for Motorsport Engineering Opening for the 2017-18 academic year, the University of Bolton’s new £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering is going to offer first-class facilities, right next door to our Deane Road campus.

The Centre will cement the University’s reputation as a leader in Motorsport Performance Engineering. Its learners will be able to access the most contemporary equipment in a purpose-built environment and work with professional racing teams both in the workshop and on the race track. With clear progression routes from our Motor Vehicle courses, if your ambition is to advance to an inventive environment unrivalled in academia, choose one of our programmes today.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

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Shortlisted for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

The Apprenticeship is ideal because I get to spend more time hands-on in the workshop which is what I prefer, rather than just sitting in a classroom like at school. The facilities in College are great too. Long term, I’m leaning more towards the electronics and diagnostics side of mechanics. Joshua Hudson Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Jon Son Motors Former pupil of Woodhey High School, Bury Page 98 | Motor Vehicle

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Apprentice of the Year 2016-17

Bolton College stood out - the STEM Centre is brand new so I wanted to come here. The Apprenticeship is ideal because I’m getting hands-on experience; I love getting in the booth and painting, I’m doing full resprays on larger vehicles so I feel like I’m progressing and picking up new skills all the time. Working on customers’ cars has given me an authentic taste of garage work; it’s the best way to learn and has given me a real feel for the job. Aaron Littler Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Complete Autos Former pupil of Harper Green School

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The utilities in the STEM Centre are fantastic and there’s always someone around to help if you need it. The Apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to work with my dad. I want to become an MOT Tester and eventually, I’d love to take over the business. Jack Cumisky Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at PC Car Care Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Motor Vehicle | Page 99


Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 2

In one of the only courses of its kind operating in the Greater Manchester area, this Apprenticeship will focus on servicing, testing and identifying faults with all types of motor vehicle.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3

Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 2

As a Service Technician, you will gain a professional qualification and earn a wage. Tasks include the replacement of components and the use of specialist equipment to measure performance.

Adding to your existing skills, you will learn how to apply paint and finishes to vehicles that have been repaired.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A keen interest in your chosen sector

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance

»» Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance

»» Operating Principles of Engines, Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems

»» Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 1 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Vehicle Finishing Tools »» Vehicle Preparation »» Vehicle Refinishing

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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Bolton College Apprentices Land Jobs at Equipe Eight Bolton College students celebrated after landing Apprenticeship roles at Equipe Tyre & Autocare. The students all progressed from full-time Motor Vehicle courses to Level 2 Apprenticeships, securing positions at Equipe branches throughout the North West. Billy Carberry, Area Manager at Equipe said, “I’ve been really impressed with the apprentices, the staff and the set-up at Bolton College. I’m sure if the lads continue to work hard, they will go far”. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 2

Bolton College is one of the few places in the Greater Manchester area that offers motor vehicle engineering training. This Apprenticeship focuses on fixing or replacing damaged body parts on all types of vehicles.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

Motor Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 3

Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 3

Building upon the skills gained at Level 2, this course provides advanced and technical knowledge for those wishing to carry out body repairs to light vehicles.

Adding to the skills gained at Level 2, you will learn how to apply paint and finishes to vehicles that have been repaired.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Working Safely & Effectively

»» Moving Loads & Vehicle Jacking »» Vehicle Body Repair »» Skills in Removing & Fitting Non-Permanent Body Parts

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Vehicle Finishing Tools »» Vehicle Preparation »» Vehicle Refinishing

»» Basic Vehicle Body Repair

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Performing Arts Full-Time Study Programmes

100% Learner Success Rates for Level 3

If you dream about being on the stage, the screen or even behind the scenes, our expert tuition, professional studios and 100-seater theatre will turn your fantasy into a reality.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Performer

Dance Teacher

Drama Therapist

The minimum wage recommended by Equity is £440 per week.

In state schools, salaries range from £22,000 to £33,000 per year.

Full-time Drama Therapists can earn between £26,000 and £48,000 per year.

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Progress to university or a dance or drama school! Airborne choreography

Lighting workshops proved to be illuminating

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Setting the scene in ‘The Winters Tale’

Street dance workshop with Lou Jacobs , one of the many visiting Directors and Choreographers www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Performing Arts Full-Time Study Programmes Performing Arts Entry Level

This is a hands-on programme that will help you to develop the confidence and communication skills needed to progress to further learning or employment.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications needed

What you will develop skills in: »» Introduction to the Performing Arts »» Development of Performance Skills »» Taking Part in a Performance

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma Level 1

Performing & Production Arts Diploma Level 2

This practical programme will enable you to work together to write, direct, rehearse and perform your own play. You will also have the opportunity to create your own short film as well as performing in regular theatre shows.

The majority of your learning will be taught through exciting workshops, rehearsals, projects and productions. You’ll be able to explore the many careers available in the performing arts industry and follow your own creative interests.

What you will need:

What you will need:

»» No formal qualifications needed

»» Four GCSEs at Grade 2 (E) or above (including at least a Grade 3

What you will develop skills in: »» Performing Scripted Plays »» Dance Skills »» Acting Skills »» Musical Theatre Skills

(D) in English)

What you will develop skills in: »» Performing to an Audience »» Improvisation & Comedy »» TV & Radio Drama »» Dance Styles »» Technical Theatre

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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Performing Arts BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Via theoretical and practical sessions you will explore and analyse what makes a successful performer. You can choose to pursue either the acting or dancing pathway.

What you will need: »» Four GCSEs (including English) at Grade 4 (C) or above or »» Level 2 qualification in Performing Arts (at least Merit level)

What you will develop skills in:

It’s a whole different world coming to this College. The teaching isn’t like it is at school; it feels as if you’re going to a professional theatre and the tutors are directing you. I’ve acted as an Assistant Director for a performance of Grease at a local school and I’ve got a place at Edge Hill to study to become a Theatre Director. Henry Whitehead Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School

»» Actors: Drama Improvisation, Devising Plays & Contemporary Theatre. »» Dancers: Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Urban Dance.

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Performing Arts Full-Time Study Programmes There’s a brilliant rapport between the tutors and students, they get to know you as a person and recognise your weaknesses and strengths. They’ll take you out of your comfort zone so that you grow as a performer. I’ve just been signed up by an agent and I’m trying to get into television acting. I’ve had an audition for a role on Emmerdale and I’ve also had a walk-on part - it was an amazing experience! Lucy Clarke Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Kearsley Academy

Varied career pathways: teaching & education, performing, community & youth work

Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your artistic and leadership skills. You will be expected to work independently at times, with guidance from tutors, and lead your own performance projects. You can choose to pursue either the acting or dancing pathway.

What you will need: »» BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

What you will develop skills in: »» Actors: Auditions, Acting for Camera & Directing Theatre. »» Dancers: Advanced Dance Styles, Choreography, Dance & Dance on Film.

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Professional Building (Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying) Full-Time Study Programmes

Our programmes offer a diverse and extensive learning experience. This means you’ll be ideally placed to gain the practical and technical skills, knowledge and understanding for a higher-level career in the construction and civil engineering industry.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Architect

Civil Engineer

Building Surveyor

Highly experienced Architects can earn as much as £90,000 per year.

Full-time Civil Engineers can earn between £24,000 and £40,000 per year.

Salaries start from £22,000 and can increase to over £40,000 per year.

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Professional Building Full-Time Study Programmes Construction & the Built Environment BTEC 90 Credit Extended Diploma Level 3 This programme is broadly equivalent to three A-Levels and will prepare learners for direct employment in the construction sector.

What you will need: »» Four GCSEs (including English & Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above or »» Construction BTEC Diploma Level 2

What you will develop skills in: »» Planning Procedures »» Sustainable Construction »» Construction Science & Materials »» Building Regulations »» Economics & Finances »» Measuring, Estimating & Tendering

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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This is the best place for this type of course. It’s so varied, it isn’t just about one subject, there are a mixture of different topics with lots of different pathways job wise. Long term, I’d like to carry on to university and train for a career as a Civil Engineer. Soydul Hoque Construction BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School

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Professional Building Full-Time Study Programmes Construction & the Built Environment HNC (Level 4)

This part-time programme gives you the expertise to apply critical reasoning and analysis to solve construction problems using industry standards. You will develop the business skills needed to meet the demands of a career in either architecture, surveying, planning, maintenance or construction management.

What you will need: »» Four relevant GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*-C) »» BTEC National Certificate or Diploma Level 3 »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Design Principles & Application »» Applied Mathematics »» Site Surveying & Management »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

Civil Engineering HNC (Level 4)

This part-time programme gives you the vocational knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in civil engineering.

What you will need: »» Edexcel BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or one A-Level, plus passes in four GCSEs or »» City & Guilds Construction Crafts Supplementary Studies

What you will develop skills in: »» Advanced Civil Engineering »» Applied Mathematics »» Management Principles & Application »» Engineering Geology & Soil Mechanics »» Design Principles & Application »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

This was the only college I saw that offered the Civil Engineering course that I wanted to study. I attended an Open Day and was really impressed by the tutor and the College was very accessible too. Now I’m here, I’ve found the environment to be friendly and professional. The topics on this course will lead to a wide range of occupations but at the moment, I aim to progress to the second year and then I’ll do the HNC or go to university. Mason-Reid Mellett Construction BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St James's C of E High School

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The facilities here are good, the building’s new and the technology is up-to-date. I’ve got a personal goal to get distinctions in all of my work and I’m on track with that. Long term, I want to be a Civil Engineer working in the Middle East or America. Luke Steedman Construction BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Swinton

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Public Services Full-Time Study Programmes

Our programmes focus on practical participation and are designed to help you pass the selection processes of a number of public service organisations. Tutors include a former Police Officer and an ex-Marine.

Police Officer

Fire Fighter

Army Soldier

Prison Officer

The starting salary is between £20,000 and £23,000 per year and can rise to £38,000.

This salary rises to around £29,500 once qualified and you’ve passed your probation.

The starting salary for a trained Soldier is £18,305 per year. This increases yearly depending on rank.

You can earn around £33,750 per year with several years' experience.

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I want to be a Police Officer and the positive vibe from the tutors and College really drew me in. The activities are great, especially in the gym and sports hall. I always look forward to the enrichment days and I can’t wait to do the army training camp. Lewis Ducker Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School Page 114 | Public Services

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Public Services Full-Time Study Programmes Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 1

Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2

Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 3

This programme is an introduction to working in the public services. It focuses on practical participation and is designed to help you to decide which sector you would like to work in and assist you in passing the selection process.

Taught within a disciplined environment and using the excellent training facilities on campus, you will develop your leadership and teamwork skills whilst improving your physical fitness. We also offer an extensive enrichment programme featuring activities such as Go Ape and Battlefield Sports.

If you are a natural leader, a good communicator or enjoy being part of a highly motivated team, you could consider a career in the public services. This is a two-year programme based on practical participation and special training to help you pass the selection process.

What you will need: »» No formal qualifications necessary »» An interest in working for the Public Services

What you will develop skills in: »» Personal Skills for the Public Services »» Forensic Detection »» Introduction to Security Work in the Public Services »» Planning & Participating in an Event »» Fitness Testing

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above or

»» A related Level 1 qualification

What you will develop skills in:

»» Four GSCEs (including English & Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above or

»» A related Level 2 qualification

What you will develop skills in:

»» Career Planning

»» Government, Policies & the Public Services

»» Sports & Recreation in the Uniformed Public Services

»» Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

»» Driving & the Public Services

»» Physical Preparation, Health & Lifestyle for the Public Services

»» Volunteering

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

What you will need:

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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Photographed by the Bolton News for National Apprentice Week

Ever since I was young I wanted to join the police. The course was great, it helped me a lot and helped me to get a placement in the police; I’m now an apprentice at the Criminal Justice Unit and in my spare time, I volunteer as a Special Constable. Talha Patel Public Service BTEC Level 3 Progressed to Criminal Justice Unit

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Sports & Fitness Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Whether you have the drive and ambition to get to the top of the podium, or the passion and dedication to put someone else there, our qualifications will help you to reach the peak of your game.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Fitness Instructor

Physiotherapist

Salaries start around £14,000 per year. This can rise up to £20,000 per year.

Salaries are between £22,000 and £35,000 per year. Specialists can earn up to £41,000.

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Leisure Centre Manager Can earn between £18,000 and £25,000 per year, rising to £35,000.

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Sports & Fitness Full-Time Study Programmes Sports & Active Leisure BTEC Diploma Level 1 Learn how to improve your own fitness and the fitness of others with this comprehensive introduction into the health & sports industry.

What you will need: »» GSCEs at Grade 1 (G) or above »» A commitment to sport

What you will develop skills in: »» Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure »» Learning How the Body Works »» Taking Part in Exercise & Fitness »» Planning Fitness Programmes »» Risks & Hazards in Sports & Active Leisure

Sport BTEC Diploma Level 2

Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills needed to reach the peak of your game. You’ll study fitness & training and look at the science and psychology behind sport.

Whether you have the drive and ambition to get to the top of the podium, or the passion and dedication to put someone else there, this sports qualification can help you reach the peak of your game.

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above or

»» Four GSCEs (including English & Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» A related Level 1 qualification

»» A related Level 2 qualification

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Instructing, Observing & Assisting Gym-Based Activities

»» Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

»» Evaluating & Developing Own Practice in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

»» Practical Sports Investigation

»» Motivating & Supporting Clients to Develop & Maintain Fitness

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

What you will need:

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» Sports Nutrition »» Sport as a Business »» Sports Coaching

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

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YMCA Awards Diploma in Promoting Health & Wellness Level 2 This programme helps you to prepare for a career in the health and fitness industry. Learners will develop the knowledge and skills needed to deliver health and fitness based training sessions in a range of fitness environments such as gyms, sports halls and the outdoors.

What you will need: »» Two GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above »» A keen interest in your chosen sector

What you will develop skills in: »» Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health »» Diet & Nutrition for Healthy Living »» Planning & Instructing Gym Based Exercise »» Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

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I enjoy coming here every day because the tutors are so supportive and I’ve made lots of friends. The sports facilities here are very good and it’s great that there is a gym and sports hall on site. Once I get my qualifications I’d like to teach. Tanka Ria Sport & Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Essa Academy Sports & Fitness | Page 119


Sports & Fitness Full-Time Study Programmes & Personal Training & Instructing Diploma Level 3

Supporting Teaching & Learning

This programme will teach you to develop, design and tailor exercise programmes with a view to becoming a Personal Trainer. You will be able to improve fitness levels of a variety of clients whilst encouraging their participation in gym-based fitness activities.

This Apprenticeship will equip you to deliver, plan, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments, including the community and schools. It could lead to a job as a Children’s Activity Professional, a Children’s Senior Activity Professional or a School Sports Instructor.

What you will need: »» Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing »» The passion to teach & instruct within the health & fitness industry

What you will develop skills in:

(in Physical Education & School Sport)

Apprenticeship Level 2 & 3

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A proven track record of excellent attendance at work/school

»» Sports Conditioning

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» Planning & Delivering a Group Exercise Session in an Outdoor Environment

What you will develop skills in:

»» Business Planning

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» Personal Learning & Thinking »» Delivery of Physical Education & School Sport »» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

The Apprenticeship has turned my hobby into a paid job. I used to study sport and take part in football coaching but I wanted a change and the Apprenticeship was ideal. I was nervous at first but my confidence has really grown. I love getting involved and talking to people about fitness and I’m happy to renew memberships and give advice about equipment. It’s much better than being in a classroom; rather than just writing about it, I’m actually doing it. Ryan Sanderson Instructing Exercise & Fitness Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at The Strength Factory Former pupil of Essa Academy

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AASE Boxing Academy Full-Time Study Programmes

This knock-out two-year programme, taught by a Performance Boxing Coach with over 20 years of experience, is an exciting combination of high-performance boxing training and educational opportunities. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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AASE Boxing Academy Full-Time Study Programme AASE Boxing BTEC Level 3

Fancy throwing some punches with Amir Khan? We’re the biggest AASE Boxing Academy in the country and a North West Centre of Excellence for Boxing! This two-year programme is perfect for aspiring boxers looking to train full-time whilst gaining a qualification.

What you will need: »» Four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above (including English or Maths)

What you will develop skills in: »» Strength & Conditioning Training »» Sports Science »» Fitness Testing »» Physiotherapy

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I box competitively and I’ve had over 61 fights and even represented England. It’s good to be here and learn with fellow athletes and boxers, the environment is professional and the tutors and coaches are really good. Eventually, I want to become a professional boxer then get into coaching. Connor Tudsbury AASE Boxing BTEC Level 3 Former pupil of Trinity C of E High School, Manchester

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Jet off for a FREE two week work experience trip to Tenerife!

I’m very committed so I travel in from Manchester every day. I love the freedom the course gives me - independent study and responsibility is encouraged. I’d like to become a professional boxer so as well as training in College, I keep up my fitness levels up by running and cycling. Will McFall AASE Boxing BTEC Level 3

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Natasha Jonas and Joe Gallagher are joined by Bolton College tutors and students in Gloves Gym.

Boxing Programme Pulls No Punches Our boxing programme is brought to you by Tony Chalinor, an experienced coach with over 25 years' boxing experience

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locally, nationally and internationally. Also in the ring is ‘Miss GB’ Natasha Jonas, bronze medal winner at the 2012 Olympics and tipped to become a future world champion. Natasha trains with Joe Gallagher at Gloves Gym, home of the College’s boxing programme; all provide help and advice to our aspiring boxers.

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Coaching Academy Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

If you’re committed, enthusiastic and can bring out the best in people, then our coaching programme is for you. In helping others to achieve their dreams, you’ll achieve yours! www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Coaching Academy Full-Time Study Programmes Coaching Academy Level 2

This course will be led by expert tutors in an enriching and supportive environment. The programme incorporates NVQ Level 2 Sport & Physical Activities.

What you will need: »» Two GSCEs at Grade 4 (C) or above »» A reasonable standard of sporting ability

What you will develop skills in: »» Theories of Coaching »» Organisation, Communication & Leadership »» Assist an Experienced Coach in a Practical Community Coahing Scheme

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

I’ve just completed my Level 2 and I’m about to start my Level 3. The tutors here are great, they constantly push us and when classes are finished they’ll even encourage us to join in with other activities. I know that with the backing of the College I can achieve all of my ambitions. Cindy Ngamba Sports BTEC Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School

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Coaching Academy Full-Time Study Programmes & Coaching Academy Level 3

Building on skills gained at Level 2, this programme can help you gain a qualification to get you started in the industry and is ideal for those who love sport and exercise.

What you will need: »» Four GSCEs at Grade 4 (C) or above »» Enthusiasm and commitment to a career in coaching

Activity Leadership (Coaching) Apprenticeship Level 2

Coaching Apprenticeship Level 3

This Apprenticeship is designed for you to gain employment experience in a community setting, whilst earning the qualifications you need to work as a Fitness Leader, Sports Coach or Activity Leader.

This Apprenticeship will equip you to deliver, plan, organise and assess the learning of children in schools and the community, perfect for anybody wishing to become a School Sports Instructor.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

What you will develop skills in:

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector

»» Supervise Others and Deliver Sessions in Primary Schools

»» A satisfactory level of English & maths

»» Theories of Coaching

What you will develop skills in:

»» Delivering a Practical Community Coaching Scheme

»» Activity Leadership »» Coaching »» Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education & School Sport »» Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/coaching www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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I’ve worked at the College for over 10 years now and I’m also an Academy Football Coach for Manchester United. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to do several overseas tours with the first team. This summer, I flew out to the United States for a series of pre-season friendlies. We were based in Los Angeles but visited Salt Lake City, Houston, Santa Clara and Washington DC.

I went for the Apprenticeship as it offers lots of benefits and you not only learn core skills but also how to organise events, do admin work, practise good timekeeping and promote the business. I love Coaching; it builds confidence, improves fitness and brings joy to the children who participate. Naomi Bainbridge Coaching Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Refresh Dance Former pupil of Canon Slade School

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I’ve been with United since 2003 and I use a lot of the skills and experience that I’ve picked up when I’m planning the curriculum in College – it’s invaluable and it definitely brings out the best in our learners.

Neil Scott Sports, Fitness & Public Services Curriculum Leader

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Football Academy Full-Time Study Programmes

If you live and breathe the beautiful game then we’re the Premiership College for you. You’ll hone your skills competing in matches and you’ll gain valuable experience from our Curriculum Leader, a Manchester United Academy Coach. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Football Academy Full-Time Study Programmes Football Academy NVQ Level 2

If you love football and would like to gain a qualification that can help you crack the football industry, then this is the programme for you. Gain experience under the guidance of expert tutors – some of whom are Manchester United Academy Coaches! This programme incorporates NVQ Level 2 Football Coaching, Teaching and Instructing.

Football Academy NVQ Level 3

Gain experience under the guidance of expert tutors some of whom are Manchester United Academy Coaches! This programme incorporates NVQ Level 2 Football Coaching, Teaching and Instructing.

What you will need: »» Four GSCEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

What you will need:

»» A reasonable standard of football ability

»» Two GSCEs at Grade 4 (C) or above

»» Enthusiasm and commitment to a career in football

»» A reasonable standard of football ability

»» Experience in coaching or leading sessions

What you will develop skills in:

What you will develop skills in:

»» Theories of Coaching

»» Builds upon the skills gained at Level 2

»» Competing in Football Tournaments »» Participate in a Practical Community Coaching Scheme »» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

I wanted to be a professional Footballer from a young age so coaching is the next best thing. The tutors are very helpful; Stuart and Neil are like friends and mentors rolled into one. They supported me when I went to Romania for two weeks to teach children in a school; we helped them with their fitness and education. They only had a ball and some space but we were taught that if you don’t have materials, make the most of what you do have - they really helped prepare us for the experience. Mohamed Hassan Football Academy NVQ Level 3 Former pupil of Essa Academy

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Teaching Assistants Apprenticeships

If you’re good with children and would like to work in a school setting, our Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships provide the building blocks for one of the most rewarding professions out there.

Progression pathways to Higher Education

Teaching Assistant

Learner Support Worker

Starting salaries are between £13,000 and £18,000 per year.

The main salary scale is from £17,000 to £20,000 per year.

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Learning Mentor Salaries start from £15,000 and can rise to around £22,000 with experience.

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The Apprenticeship gave me experience in a school and built up my confidence and knowledge of the curriculum. When I started on my Primary Education course at Edge Hill, the Apprenticeship allowed me to go into my first teaching practice with prior knowledge of the classroom. Emma Birch Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 2 Progressed to Edge Hill University

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Teaching Assistants Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 2

Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 3

This Apprenticeship is a reliable way to take your initial step into the school and childcare sectors. This training will give you first-hand insight into the workings of the classroom.

At the end of this Apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to find employment or continue on to do a foundation degree for Teaching Assistants.

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» Enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Reading to the Class »» Supervising Art & Craft Activities

What you will need: »» An employer to support you throughout your training (we can help you with this)

»» A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector »» A satisfactory level of English & maths

What you will develop skills in: »» Reading to the Class »» Helping with Outings »» Assisting with Lesson & Activity Planning

»» Helping with Outings

»» English & maths: achieve your GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C)

»» We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career

An Apprenticeship is all about opportunity; you can study at the same time as earning money. I love coming to school and working with the children, you learn new things every single day, like how to talk to the children and explain things to them in a way that they’ll understand. It’s also important to have a good relationship with the parents and your colleagues, so that you can work together and get the very best out of the children. Zeenat Mugal Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Ladybridge Primary Former pupil of Bolton Muslim Girls

For more information about our Apprenticeships, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/teaching www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Support with Your Studies

The Hub From planning an assignment to exam revision, pop in to see us at The Hub in room A1:32C. Open to all learners on all levels, we’re here to offer help and advice on any aspect of your academic study.

Functional Skills & GCSEs

Learning & Development Mentors

Learning Difficulties/ Disabilities

Employers and universities usually require candidates to have achieved GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths, and for some programmes Science, before they consider offering them a job or place on a course. 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 (C) in each subject.

You’ll have a Learning & Development Mentor to help you settle into your course and support you throughout your time here. Meeting with you weekly, in group or one-to-one sessions, your Mentor will guide you through your induction and be your first point of contact for help and support.

Bolton College is committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all learners and will take reasonable steps to meet the needs of individuals.

Functional Skills are taught in a hands-on way, whatever the course. This means you’ll apply the skills to real-life situations within your subject area. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop skills required by employers, including: »» Maths & English »» Business awareness & customer care »» Team-working & time management

Your Learning & Development Mentor will cover:

We can provide support for you, if you are a learner with: »» A hearing impairment »» A visual impairment »» Autism »» A learning difficulty/disability

»» Academic progress & study skills

»» Language, literacy or numeracy needs

»» An Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

»» Mental health needs

»» Attendance & health issues »» Careers guidance »» Choosing university courses

»» A physical disability »» Dyslexia We also offer: »» Access to specialist equipment & resources »» Appointments with specialist tutors »» In-class support »» One-to-one appointments »» Social activities

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

»» Learning care

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Student Mentors We also have a friendly team of Student Mentors who are always on hand to work with you and your Learning & Development Mentor to identify any problems with attendance or progress.

Support for Students with Mental Health Issues »» 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 Gay Ryder/Jim Dawson on 01204 482 589.

Support for Visually Impaired Students (VI) We provide pastoral support and advice for visually impaired students, including signposting to other agencies. This support can include:

Audio Equipment

Braille

Social Activities

Support Workers

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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 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

»» Film equipment & cameras »» Hearing loops »» Lip-speakers »» Note-takers »» Social activities, such as the D/deaf prom and summer school

»» A D/deaf counsellor

»» Technical tutorials with your course tutor

»» Equipment to provide visual aids

»» Widget (BSL) software

For more information, contact Learner Support on 01204 482 669 or info@boltoncc.ac.uk www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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All About the Money If you’re worried about the cost of coming to College, then we may be able to put your mind at ease!

College Offers Bolton College offers a wide range of discounts to learners, including:

Courses are usually free if you are: »

Aged 16-18

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A British or European Union resident

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

You will be expected to pay for any course books, equipment, materials, uniforms, exam re-sits or DBS checks required for your course.

• Savings on food in our canteen, coffee shop and restaurant • Discounted rates at The Academy - our hair & beauty salon

Discretionary Bursary This bursary is available to learners with a household income of less than £20,000 per year. The Discretionary Bursary is awarded as a free bus pass to get you to and from College or help with the cost of your travel and free College meals.

• Subsidised trips and visits

Care to Learn If you’re a young parent, aged 20 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 Page 136 | All About the Money

This bursary can offer you up to £33 per week to help towards the cost of coming to College. This bursary is available if: »

You are in care or are a care-leaver

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

• Discounted membership fees for our on-site Fitness Suite • Free sports and recreational activities at lunchtimes and after College

Guaranteed Bursary

» You receive Universal Credit (paid in place of Income Support) in your own right

Army Bursary The Army offers further education bursary programmes to people who want to get qualified before they join the Regular Army. The bursary is worth £1,000 for each year that you study. To apply, you must be between 16 and 32 years old. For more information, contact Bolton Army Careers Office on 01204 364 111.

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TOTAL SAVINGS = £732 *For students who meet eligibility criteria. These details refer to the support available in 2017/18.

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For more information, contact Student Services on 01204 482 182 or studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance

The Job Shop

Careers Support

Whether you are looking for part-time, full-time or voluntary work, our ‘Job Shop’ drop-in service may be able to help. We can guide you through:

Our experienced team of Careers & Information Advisors offer confidential and impartial careers advice to existing students, as well as to those thinking about coming to College. We can help with a range of issues relating to your education and career, including:

» Completing job applications » Creating a CV » Interview techniques » How to search for job & Apprenticeship vacancies » Writing covering letters We provide a range of resources to help with the above.

» Course choice & progression routes to university » Researching & planning your future career » Preparing for interviews » Identifying & developing the skills & qualifications that employers require » Applications to Apprenticeships & Degree Apprenticeships

Support for Students Applying to University If you’re thinking about going to university we offer: » The annual Higher Education Fair, access to university course guides & talks on finance and university life » Advice on pathways to university » Support with applications via the UCAS website » Writing your personal statement » Interview techniques & presentation skills

Visit Student Services on the ground floor of our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182 Page 138 | IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance)

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NCOP

(National Collaborative Outreach Programme)

Greater Manchester Higher is a collaborative network of Higher Education providers in Greater Manchester, providing high quality and impartial information, advice and guidance about Higher Education to schools and colleges across the region. The aim is to increase awareness and raise ambitions amongst talented learners in the region. Greater Manchester Higher is delivering the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) in the region and Bolton College is proud to be the Hub for engagement across Bolton, Bury and Rochdale. NCOP works towards the Government’s goal of doubling participation in Higher Education amongst disadvantaged groups by 2020, working with Year 9-13 learners from electoral wards where participation is lower than expected based on Key Stage 4 attainment. As part of the Hub based at Bolton College, we’re pleased to be working and engaging with them via activities, enrichment and residentials thereby raising aspirations, promoting Higher Education and broadening horizons.

For more information on the programme visit www.gmhigher.ac.uk or email ncop@boltoncc.ac.uk www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Progression to University (HE) Our full-time study programmes and Apprenticeships provide the perfect stepping-stone to university and Higher Education. Our merger with the University of Bolton is going to create opportunities too, with clear progression pathways maximising your options for further study. In College, we also offer a range of Foundation Degrees, HNCs, HNDs and Specialised Professional courses so whatever your ambitions, studying at Bolton College is only just the beginning.

The College offered me everything I needed; I’ve been given a conditional offer to study at the University of Salford. Mustageem Omar IT BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

We scored a 96% satisfaction rating for our HE provision

The Apprenticeship has helped my ambitions to soar - next, I’m going to study Environmental Science. Matthew Liles Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Studying Environmental Science at the University of Lancaster Page 140 | Progession to University (HE)

I want to gain employment in a school or college so this course was ideal; it’s awarded by the University of Bolton and I‘ve learnt so many different teaching techniques. Rafia Patel PGCE (+14)

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Time to Celebrate In June, our Higher Education students celebrated their graduation at our annual HE Awards. We’re ranked sixth in the country for student satisfaction rates; the Times Higher Education commented that in England, overall student satisfaction stood at 85% but Bolton College exceeded this, hitting 92%. I want to become a qualified Midwife eventually so when I finish here, I’m hoping to study at King’s College in London. Anisa Abdullahi Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3

English & Maths Long term I’d like to qualify as a Lawyer so I’m going to the University of Salford to study law. Rugile Ladauskaite Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Studying Law at the University of Salford

If you’re planning to go to university and have a grade 4 (GCSE grade C) in English or maths please check your university requirements. If you do require a grade 5 (GCSE high grade C or above) please speak to your Learning Development Mentor who will ensure you get on to an appropriate course.

For more information on our Higher Education courses please visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/he www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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Your Learning Environment Counselling

Quiet Room

If you have any personal issues or worries about your studies, speaking with a Counsellor gives you the opportunity to talk things through privately with someone who will listen to you without making judgements.

There is a Quiet Room at College for staff and students to use. It is open to people of all religious faiths for prayer, and to those who have none for quiet contemplation/ meditation.

Our College Counsellor operates throughout the year.

Looked After Children Links Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Chaplains, representing a number of churches and places of worship, are available to support you during your time at College. Like the College Counsellor, they will always be willing to listen to you without making judgements. Our Muslim Chaplain offers Friday prayers each week in the Quiet Room.

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If you are a looked after young person or have recently been in the care of the Local Authority and you need any support in College, our Transition & Inclusion Team Leader is here to listen and help you with any worries that you may have. The Transition & Inclusion Team Leader will also contact the Looked After Children Team on your behalf, should you need support with this.

Childcare The College provides The College provides Grade 2 Ofsted registered childcare facilities for children aged from six weeks to five years. 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 Staff on 01204 482 184.

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Signature Restaurant • Amazing prices • Open to the public • Seats up to 50 people • Features a licensed bar • Run by our dedicated catering & hospitality learners

Library & Learning Resource Centres • Access to Apple Macs and wireless laptops

• Free Wi-Fi • Free laptops

Facilities 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 2 for more details.

The Academy • 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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• Coffee shop serving Costa Coffee

• Breakfast service • Affordable homemade hot and cold food

shop (The Atom)

• Chill out zones with comfy sofas

• Cash machine with free withdrawals

• A wide range of snacks

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Enrichment Enrichment is an essential part of your study programme that ensures you make the most out of college life. Extra activities will allow you to develop new interests and skills that will also improve your social life.

The College's trophy-winning basketball team.

Bolton College focuses on two types of enrichment activity to encourage all-round development:

Social

Make friends and have fun! Take part in our Freshers’ Fair and a variety of trips from the Theatre to Bowling or Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Join activities in the LRC to explore your creativity and improve your organisational skills. You may also get the chance to showcase your talents in Skills Competitions. Get stuck into college life and join the College Student Volunteer Group to volunteer at our events. Become a Student Representative for the Learner Voice Forum and speak on behalf of your fellow students. It’s a great way to meet other students and pursue shared interests.

Going ape! One of the College's many social trips

Active

Whether football, badminton or cricket’s your thing, our huge range of sports and activities will improve your health, wellbeing and fitness.

Enrichment is for everyone - from sports to cultural visits to organising events participation will quip you for your future career and it’s just what employers are looking for on your CV. Page 144 | Enrichment

A College visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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The College is located at the heart of Bolton’s vibrant town centre and you will have ample opportunity to sample what the town has to offer. In addition to convenience and a low cost of living, the town boasts: » Countless shops, plus indoor and outdoor markets. »

Newly upgraded Market Place shopping centre with cinema, crazy golf, and restaurants.

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The nationally acclaimed Octagon Theatre.

Location & Map Deane Road, BL3 5BG Major bus and rail links allow easy access to Bolton College. We are less than 5 minutes away from the town centre, so commuting from home within the Bolton area couldn't be easier or cheaper. The College can also be easily reached from a number of neighbouring towns.

» Captivating museums, a stunning art gallery and an aquarium. »

Old family homes and heritage sites steeped in fascinating history.

» Vibrant nightlife. » Beautiful country parks and breathtaking countryside right on the doorstep. »

The 'Bolton Food & Drink Festival', a premier event which attracts world-famous Chefs.

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Elite sporting facilities and venues, including Bolton Arena and the Macron Stadium. @boltoncollege www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/contact-us

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Parents’ Guide

Bolton College equips young people with the skills needed to develop, enabling them to become well-rounded individuals, prepare for further study or ready themselves for the world of work.

We ask all parents and carers to help us support our learners and celebrate their success. Positive involvement and encouragement ensures that young people take their responsibilities seriously and make well-informed decisions - from programme selection, to keeping on top of coursework, to achieving learning goals. To help with these, the College provides:

ACCESSIBILITY

Our town centre location offers excellent public transport links, being close to both the main rail and bus terminus.

ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & BEHAVIOUR

We closely monitor attendance and punctuality to ensure that young people have the very best chance to succeed; as part of our partnership approach, we will contact parents and carers immediately if we identify any issues with attendance, behaviour or progress. In turn, parents and carers can call us to speak to a personal tutor regarding any concerns they may have.

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CHOICE

Across 20 industry areas we offer over 70 full-time programmes and over 50 Apprenticeship options, with good progression pathways to higher level study and worthwhile careers.

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We don’t just deliver courses, we develop well-rounded individuals. Students get to socialise, try out different sports, participate in fundraising, organise shows or even volunteer as a representative for their class.

FAIRNESS & EQUALITY

We are an inclusive, supportive, safe and friendly College, with a positive approach to equality and a commitment to countering discrimination and anti-social behaviour.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Student Services can advise on any bursary entitlement and discuss possible options with students in financial difficulty. Some students will even be eligible for a free bus pass worth £472. (see pages 136-137 for details)

QUALITY TEACHING

Courses are taught by experienced industry professionals in our state-of-the-art facilities.

SUPPORT & MENTORING

Each student will be assigned a Learning Development Mentor (LDM) for support throughout their time at College. The Learning Development Mentor helps students excel in their studies and encourages participation in a range of activities, building learners’ skills and confidence.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Students gain real life experience in the workplace, building crucial skills and confidence for their first role.

For more information contact Student Services on 01204 482 182 or email info@boltoncc.ac.uk www.boltoncollege.ac.uk

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School Events & Taster Sessions Look out for Bolton College’s Schools Liaison Team at your school events, where you or your parents can talk to us about opportunities at the College, as well as Further Education in general. We also offer taster sessions in a variety of subjects to help you gain an insight into post-GCSE study choices. Taster sessions are usually arranged through your school.

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Your Guide to Admissions

FAQs 1. When will I hear something about my application?

The Admissions Team work with all academic departments to ensure that applicants receive a smooth and efficient service, helping them to make the easiest possible transition into further education. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers.

The Admissions Team aim to process your application form within 15 working days. Once processed, you will then be contacted by text or email informing you that we have received your application form and will be in touch with your interview date. Important: please keep your mobile number and email address up-to-date.

2. What programme will I be interviewed for? Admissions will invite you to be interviewed for the first choice of programme you applied for. If you feel you would like an interview for your second choice or any other programme area please contact us on 01204 482 181/195 or email us at admissions@boltoncc.ac.uk

3. How will I receive my interview date and time? Your interview date will be sent out to you by text or email two weeks prior to your interview date. You will be asked to book your interview time either online or by contacting the Admissions Team.

4. What is a ‘conditional/provisional offer’? A conditional offer is a promise that we will provide you with a College place, as long as you achieve certain criteria. This could include obtaining particular GCSE grades, finding a suitable work placement or receiving a satisfactory reference. At your interview you will be given a ‘Details of Course Offer’ form explaining the outcome of the interview. If you are successful your offer will be confirmed to you in writing. However, if you don’t meet the specified conditions, we can still help you to look at other options and offer programme advice if necessary.

5. How do I make changes to my contact details? If you need to make any changes to your application, please contact the Admissions Team on 01204 482 181/195. If you have any further questions about our application process please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team.

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BOLTON COLLEGE YOUNG PEOPLE'S

OPEN EVENTS 2017-2018 Thursday 12th October 2017 Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Wednesday 7th February 2018 4.30pm-8pm • Explore our modern, hi-spec facilities • Learn more about our full-time study programmes • Check out our latest live Apprenticeship opportunities • Speak to our industry experienced tutors

Futures4Me Event Thursday 28th September, 3.30pm-7pm An opportunity for Year 11 pupils, parents and carers to talk to local sixth forms, colleges, training providers and employers about their future.

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