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Bolton College’s High Achievers Supporting our young people to achieve their goals is at the heart of what we do. Our class of 2021 have enjoyed great success - here’s a selection of just a few of our students who achieved top grades!

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Muhammad Abdullah IT Organisational Support Level 3 THREE DISTINCTION STARS

Leonardo Mendonca IT Organisational Support Level 3

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Claudia Walsh Science Level 3

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Josue Losasa Business Level 3

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Leah West Travel & Tourism Level 3

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Klaudia Bryzik Travel & Tourism Level 3

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Jack Foxley Sport Level 3

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Shannon Ashton Education & Childcare Level 3 A STAR

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OPEN EVENTS! We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College, we’re giving you TWO options to help you discover what we’re all about! You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, you could even do both! Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are provisionally booked for the dates below but please note, these may be subject to change: • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm • Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm • Tuesday 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events We’ll then send you a personal invitation to the Open Event and we’ll also notify you if there are any changes to the dates. We’re very active on social media, so please follow or like us to keep up to date with the latest College news.

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Contents How to Get Started 2-3 High Achievers 4-5 Open Events 7 Welcome 8-11 Careers Index 12-13 Full-Time Study Programmes 14-15 Apprenticeships 16-19 T Levels 20-23 Enrichment 24-25 Gifted & Talented Programmes 26-29 Pre-Professionals Programme 30-31 English, Maths & Digital Skills

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships 32-39 The Sciences 40-45 Art, Design & Digital Media 46-53 Beauty Therapy 54-67 Business & Professional Services 68-87 Computing, Digital & IT 88-135 Construction (various sectors) 90-101 Construction T Levels 102-105 Professional Building 106-107 Construction Multi-Skills 108-111 Brickwork 112-115 Carpentry & Joinery 116-119 Electrical 120-123 Painting & Decorating 124-127 Plastering 128-131 Plumbing 132-135 Roofing 136-145 Early Years, Childcare & Education 146-153 Engineering

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154-155 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 156-162 Event, Hospitality & Catering Management 163-169 Foundation Studies 170-177 Hairdressing & Make-up 178-183 Barbering 184-193 Health & Social Care 194-207 Motor Vehicle Employer Academy 208-215 Performing Arts 216-223 Uniformed Public Services 224-233 Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing 234-237 Travel & Tourism

Support & How to Apply 238 Ask Ada 239-240 Supporting Your Learning & Wellbeing 241 Information, Advice & Guidance 242-245 Learner Support 246-247 All About the Money 248-249 Our Pass FREE Travel! 250-251 Progression to University (HE) Greater Manchester Higher 252 253 Facilities 254-255 A Guide for Parents & Carers 256-257 How to Apply 258 Admissions - All You Need to Know Useful Contacts 259 Back Cover College Open Events

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

Disclaimer: Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this guide was accurate at the time of printing. Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses, resources, facilities and delivery methods may be subject to change without prior notice. The Government is currently introducing positive Apprenticeship reform with the creation of Employer Trailblazer Groups, who are developing new Apprenticeship standards. As such, Apprenticeship qualifications may be subject to change. Progress to Success courses are suggested study routes that learners can take, but they also have the chance to take on other opportunities.

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

The Sciences p32 Astronomical Scientist Biochemist Biomedical Scientist Botanist Chemist Criminal Intelligence Analyst Ecologist Food Scientist & Technologist Forensic Scientist Meteorologist Microbiologist Nutritionist Oceanographer Palaeontologist Pharmacist Psychologist Scenes of Crime Officer Vet Nursing Zoologist

Art, Design & Digital Media p40 Animator Art Therapist CAD Technician Cake Decorator Cartoonist Ceramicist Costume Designer Dressmaker Fashion Designer Fine Artist Florist Furniture Designer Graphic Designer

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Illustrator Interior Designer Jewellery Designer Model Maker Museum Curator Painter Photographer Print Maker Product Designer Sculptor Special Effects Technician Tailor Textile Designer Tattooist/Body Artist Web Designer

Beauty Therapy p46 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

Business & Professional Services p54 Accountant Administrator Book-Keeper Business Consultant

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Business Development Executive Entrepreneur Financial Auditor Health & Safety Officer Human Resources Manager Human Resources Officer Insurance Assessor Local Government Official Marketing Coordinator Office Manager Personal Assistant Receptionist Retail Supervisor Salesperson Secretary Social Media Executive Start-up Business Consultant Tax Analyst

Computing, Digital & IT p68 Computer Graphics Designer Computer Programmer Computer Systems Developer Cyber Security Officer Games Designer Information Systems Administrator IT Administrator IT Helpdesk Analyst IT Support Engineer IT Technician Network Engineer Software Developer Systems Analyst Technical Support Analyst Web & App Designer


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Architect Architectural Technician Bathroom Fitter Bricklayer Builder Buildings Project Manager Building Services Engineer Building Supplies Merchant Building Surveyor Carpenter Civil Engineer Construction Site Operative Construction Site Planner Dry Liner Electrician Facilities Manager Fireplace & Chimney Builder Foreman Gas Fitter Heating Engineer Highways Inspector Industrial Electrician Joiner Kitchen Fitter Landscape Architect Land Surveyor Operations Manager Painter & Decorator Planning & Development Surveyor Plasterer Plumber Property Developer Quantity Surveyor Roofer Scaffolder Shop Fitter Site Manager Structural Engineer Tiler Town Planner Warehouse Operative Water Cooler & Boiler Installer Window Fitter

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

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Engineering p146 Aerospace Engineer Air Conditioning Engineer Automotive Engineer Biomedical Engineer Clinical Engineer Communication Engineer Electronics Engineer Marine Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Network & Hardware Engineer Nuclear Engineer Offshore Gas & Oil Worker Oil Rig Worker Operations & Maintenance Engineer Product Engineer

Event, Hospitality & Catering Management p156 Café Owner Canteen Manager Caterer Chef Coffee Shop Supervisor Commis Chef Event Organiser Food Product Designer Hotel Manager Housekeeper Marketing Executive Public Relations Officer Restaurateur

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Hairdressing, Make-up & Barbering p170 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

Health & Social Care p184 Learning Mentor Mental Health Worker Midwife Nurse Nursing Home Assistant Occupational Therapist Paramedic Physiotherapist Podiatrist Probation Officer Radiographer Safeguarding Officer Social Worker Speech & Language Therapist Support Worker Youth Worker

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Motor Vehicle p194 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

Performing Arts p208 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 Special & Visual Effects Artist Stage Manager Stunt Performer TV/Film Director


Index Uniformed Public Services p216 Army Officer Border Control Officer Civil Servant Field Monitoring Officer Fire Fighter Forensic Fire & Explosion Investigator Intelligence Officer Member of the Royal Air Force Member of the Royal Marines Member of the Royal Navy Nurse Paramedic Police Officer Prison Officer Security Guard

Travel & Tourism p234 Airline Customer Service Agent Airport Information Assistant Cabin Crew Cruise Ship Steward Customer Services Representative Heritage Officer Hotel Manager Hotel Receptionist Hotel Room Attendant Holiday Representative Resort Representative Overseas Representative Tour Manager Tourist Guide Tourist Information Centre Assistant Travel Agency Manager Travel Agent Visitor Attraction General Manager

Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing p224 Fitness Instructor 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

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get into career mode We offer over 140 exciting Study Programmes and Apprenticeships, designed to give you the skills you need for the job of your dreams, and the chance to try them out in the workplace! Our tutors work closely with businesses to ensure our programmes are up to the minute, so that you will be in-demand with employers. Personal Development Mentors and Careers Coaches will work with you to support your progress all the way. Join us for another amazing and successful year! Our full-time Study Programmes open the door to employment or university. Choose from 26 subject areas, covering a range of sectors, each maximising your career prospects and preparing you for an exciting future! Our qualifications start at Entry Level and progress right up to A Level standard and beyond. This means there will be a level to suit your ability, based on your exam results. Choose a Study Programme in the following areas: Art, Design & Digital Media - Beauty Therapy Business & Professional Services Barbering - Computing, Digital & IT Construction : (Professional Building, Multi-Skills, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing) Early Years, Childcare & Education - Engineering ESOL - Event, Hospitality & Catering Management Hairdressing & Make-up Health & Social Care - Motor Vehicle Performing Arts - Professional Building Uniformed Public Services - Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing Travel & Tourism - The Sciences 12

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Full-time Study Programmes

Why choose Bolton College? Technical Qualifications Technical education is our sole focus and we are experts in delivery. If you need to develop your foundation skills to support progression, we will prepare you; or if you are prepared already, we will ensure that you achieve your full potential on our T Level and BTEC advanced programmes, highly regarded by universities and employers. Vocational Careers Industry Placements and work experience will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to confidently begin your future career, or progress to university. English, Maths & Digital Employers and universities require a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths, but if you didn’t achieve this, don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ll teach you important digital skills too, putting you ahead of the game. Learner Support Enjoy FREE travel and breakfast, financial support and a discounted gym membership. Throughout your time with us, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Learning Development Mentor and a Careers Coach, helping you to achieve your ambitions.

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

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get into career mode

We offer over 140 exciting Study Programmes and Apprenticeships, designed to give you the skills you need for the job of your dreams, and the chance to try them out in the workplace! Our tutors work closely with businesses to ensure our programmes are up to the minute, so that you will be in-demand with employers. Personal Development Mentors and Careers Coaches will work with you to support your progress all the way. Join us for another amazing and successful year! Kick-start your future with an Apprenticeship! Apprenticeships allow you to learn whilst earning a wage; you’ll spend 80% of your time at work – or 4 days per week - and the remainder of your time in College, learning hands on from industry professionals whilst studying for your technical qualification. Choose from 15 subject areas, covering a range of sectors, each maximising your career prospects and preparing you for an exciting future, whether that’s employment or university! Choose an Apprenticeship in the following areas: Barbering – Business & Professional Services Computing, Digital & IT – Construction : (Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical, Painting & Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing, Roofing) Early Years, Childcare & Education Hairdressing & Make-up Health & Social Care – Motor Vehicle Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing

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Why choose an Apprenticeship with Bolton College? The Benefits • You’ll earn a wage as you’re learning and are entitled to paid holidays. • You can earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship, than if you went straight into work. • 90% of apprentices remain in employment, either with their current employer or another company. • 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes, and consider them a good thing. Learner Support Enjoy FREE travel, financial support and a discounted gym membership. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions. English, Maths & Digital Employers and universities require a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths, but if you didn’t achieve this, don’t worry, we’re here to help! When you’re in College, we’ll teach you important digital skills too, putting you ahead of the game.

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

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Welcome to the Next Level It’s an amazing time to join Bolton College where the new Gold Standard in advanced technical education, the new T Level qualifications, have been offered from 2021. T Levels are new technical qualifications which are equivalent to three A Levels. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work. T Levels have the great advantage of enabling you to apply what you learn in the classroom in an ‘on-the-job’ industry placement, which will make up 20% of your course. The T Level provides knowledge, experience and business links to open the door into skilled employment, degree education and higher Apprenticeships. The Industry Placement is at the heart of the T Level and you will need a real commitment to succeed in the workplace if you choose this course. You will be supported by your Link Coordinators throughout your placement. Take a look at the ‘Student Guide: Preparing for your Industry Placement’ here: www.bit.ly/industry-placement-guide

We are very excited to be offering T Levels in: • Building Services Engineering for Construction • Construction: Design, Surveying & Planning • Onsite Construction: Pathways to Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating and Plastering • Digital Business Services • Digital Production, Design & Development • Digital Support Services • Education & Childcare • Engineering & Manufacturing • Healthcare • Healthcare Science • Management & Administration 16

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T Level Transition Programmes These brand new courses have been specifically designed to prepare you for a T Level course - if you have an ambition to succeed but are not quite ready to start, or need to improve your maths and English to meet entry requirements, then this is the place to begin! English and maths will be a focus to make sure that you get that essential grade 4, plus you’ll get lots of opportunities to build an understanding of your chosen career and employability skills, allowing you to fit in and thrive in your programme area - you’ll even get to try out these skills in a substantial work experience placement. Most exciting of all, you will learn some of the vital skills that you will build on in your T Level course, and you may even have the opportunity to complete a T Level unit early. You will finish the course feeling confident of your ability to pass the T Level, with the skills you need to achieve your potential on your chosen T Level programme.

We offer T Level Transition Programmes in: • Building Services Engineering for Construction • Construction: Design, Surveying & Planning • Onsite Construction: Pathways to Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating and Plastering • Digital Business Services • Digital Production, Design & Development • Digital Support Services • Education & Childcare • Engineering & Manufacturing • Healthcare • Healthcare Science • Management & Administration

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Applying for university; writing a personal statement; sitting a job interview in all of these situations, participation in our enrichment programme will give you the edge, proving that you’ve developed your professional and technical skills outside of the classroom, and showing that you’re a successful, well-rounded person.

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You’ll benefit from cross-College enrichment activities, giving you the opportunity to mix and make friends with students from other departments; and you’ll also benefit from departmental enrichment, specific to your area of study. Cross-College enrichment includes activities and sports to improve your health, wellbeing and fitness and these fall into five categories:

Fitness sessions, football, dance and more.

Volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

Quizzes, online or in College, and more.

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

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Departmental Enrichment As well as enjoying cross-College enrichment, you’ll also benefit from departmental enrichment specific to the curriculum you’re studying, enhancing what you’ve learnt in the classroom.

Real-life experiences: Performing Arts students boosted their CV with star performances in a Solomon Grey music video.

Activities include inspiring trips, meetings with industry experts, and visits to leading companies in your sector; these experiences will give you essential tools for a successful future and a CV or personal statement to wow! Even better, once you’ve reached that important interview stage, you’ll have plenty of experiences to talk about, helping you to make a lasting impression.

On-the-job experience: Public Services students visited Bolton Fire Station, learning first hand from the experts.

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Showcasing skills: catering for a large event gave the College’s trainee chefs and hospitality students the tools to impress at job and university interviews.

Entrepreneurs: students built strong business relationships with leading North West companies, after utilising their skills to source essentials for the homeless. You’re Hired! Students spent a day practising interviews for their dream job, then sat a mock interview with the College Principal. After being crowned winner, Karis Haslam used her skills to land a real-life job!

Working together: teambuilding at the Anderton Centre.

Right tools for the job: an Operating Department Practitioner taught Health & Social Care students how to use surgical and operating theatre equipment, giving them an authentic taste of NHS life.

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Celebrating what makes us unique: taking part in the College’s Diversity Festival. @boltoncollege

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Gifted & talented programmeS If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, our Gifted & Talented Programmes will challenge you, giving you the opportunity to take up additional qualifications and support to complement your study programme experience. GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENT KIERA BYLAND INCLUDED IN THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS! Bolton College student Kiera Byland epitomises Gifted & Talented! Joining us on a sports programme straight after leaving school, Kiera has since collected a haul of medals to rival the most successful of Olympians; she has SIX Special Olympics gold medals in cycling and has since been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, making her a BEM.

THREE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

Kiera said: “All my tutors at College have been so supportive and flexible, encouraging me and making sure that my learning fits around my strict training schedule as well as all my other commitments.” The support Kiera received through the Gifted & Talented Programme clearly had an effect; after completing her sports programme, Kiera decided to stay on at College to study business with a view to setting up her own coaching company, something we’re sure she’ll make a great success of!

make your CV stand out from the crowd Prior to leaving for the Special Olympics, Kiera’s tutors threw a good luck party.

Kiera leads a balance bike coaching session in the College’s nursery.

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Rewarding your Achievements The College recognises the need to reward your hard work, dedication and achievements as well as good attendance and punctuality. The Anderton Centre is now part of the University of Bolton Group, and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much, much more! If you work hard there is a good chance this could be you!

Apply for a FREE* place on the Duke of Edinburgh Award* programme! The world-renowned Duke of Edinburgh Award will not only build your confidence, it’s the perfect enhancement to your study programme! By participating in exciting challenges and initiatives, you’ll gain essential skills for life and work such as problem solving, team working and resilience, adding sparkle to your CV and university and job applications. *Places offered subject to study programme type, application, terms and conditions

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

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

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Logan Flynn Health & Social Care Level 3 Former pupil of Sharples School Industry Placement at The Clough Care Home

‘My Industry Placement has secured me employment; I was able to put in to practice my lessons from College, which impressed my managers, and led to a permanent role. Long term, I want to apply to Edge Hill to train as a Paramedic, so this will look great on my CV.’

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INDUSTRY PLACEMENT LEADS TO EMPLOYMENT

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Daniel Hayes Engineering Level 3 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College Industry Placement at Howorth Air Tech ‘The College collaborates with lots of leading companies; they arranged an Industry Placement at Howorth Air Tech, a top engineering business, which then led to full-time employment; the manager was really impressed with me, so as soon as I finished my course, he offered me an Apprenticeship!’

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

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

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

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

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

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English, Maths & Digital Skills Employers choose candidates with good English, maths and digital skills, which means you will continue to develop these crucial skills to the standards that employers require. Not only are English and maths crucial for employability, they are essential for higher level study. English and/or maths may form an important part of your study programme, providing you with the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your vocational course, employment and further learning. This is why dedicated English and maths classes make up a large part of many study programmes, and these skills are also embedded into every teaching session of your vocational course. If you left school with a GCSE English and/or Maths at grade 3 or below, you’ll study English and maths to gain that vital GCSE grade 9-4.

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I’m no good at English and maths

What if I don’t get my GCSE grade 9-4 in English and/or Maths at school?

We think you can be and we can prove it! Every year hundreds of our students achieve grade 4 and guess what, they enjoy the subject! We take a fresh approach and will work with you to get rid of your barriers to achievement.

Your future employer wants grade 4 abilities in English and maths, and you will also need these skills to achieve your full potential on your main course. You will continue to study to achieve these qualifications as part of your study programme, until you gain a grade 4 or equivalent. What’s the point? Life and work are so much easier if you have good skills in English and maths - you will be happier, more confident and better off financially.

So I can work towards achieving my GCSE grade 9-4 in English and/or Maths? Yes! We will encourage you to take a step at a time, potentially improving a grade at a time. You will be supported to work at your own pace.

If you’re planning to take a T Level or progress to university, and you have a grade 4 in English or maths, please check the requirements for your next step. If you do require a grade 5 or above, please speak to your Learning Development Mentor who will ensure you get on to an appropriate GCSE course. 30

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People with good GCSE grades in English and maths earn approximately £2,000 more per year than those who don’t!

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I’ve already achieved GCSEs grade 9-4. 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 higher education course. We may encourage you to continue to develop your skills in maths by attending our Bright Sparks programme, which is the Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies, giving you a real edge in the jobs market. 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 and 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.


Digital Skills

• Audio and visual media to promote independent learning and make classroom learning fun • Highly developed Moodle resource area within the College website, including access to Maths Watch and Maths Pad • Interactive technology via the use of tablets, laptops, digital apps and interactive software/websites in class • Audio and visual access to online book publications

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

Sam Hargreaves Maths GCSE Former pupil of Tottington Specialist Maths & Computing College ‘This course has made me more confident and made a huge difference to my maths knowledge, I’m even using it on my motor vehicle course for measurements and converting units. I’ve been really happy throughout and the tutor has been so supportive, always on hand to answer any questions I may have.’

Savannah Thompson English GCSE Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘The tutors here are so helpful and supportive and I’ve found the style of teaching here really easy to understand. It’s important that I have a GCSE in English, as it’s essential for certain jobs, so this qualification is going to be really useful in the future.’

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Higher levels of literacy and numeracy are linked to better health and wellbeing.

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

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Sciences

Forensics, Criminal Investigation & Healthcare Science

Full-Time Study Programmes & T Levels There’s far more to science than just lab work; with a qualification from us, you could progress to further study and become a Scene of Crime Officer, Psychologist, Paramedic and more! The varied nature of the subject will allow you to pursue a huge range of careers and you’ll even benefit from a sector-specific work placement, giving you an insight into how science works in a real job, in the real world. Become a FUTURE ENVIRONMENTALIST when you have the opportunity to enjoy masterclasses and site visits alongside your studies, as part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme. Our progression partner

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HEALTHCARE SCIENCE:

Healthcare Science T Level Healthcare science is one of the fastest-growing areas of the NHS. This means a healthcare science qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to build an exciting, and high-level, career! This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of healthcare, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career.

Industry Placement

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

You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Entry Requirements

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists

Career Options & Progression

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

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

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

Assisting with Healthcare Science Dental Services - Making Dental Devices Optical Care Services Pharmacy Services Prosthetic & Orthotic Technical Services

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

Pharmacy Technician, earning up to £31,000 per year

Nurse, earning up to £31,000 per year

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

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T Level Transition Programme HEALTHCARE SCIENCE This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Healthcare Science T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Healthcare Science T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the healthcare science sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Healthcare Science T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the healthcare science sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and may take a qualification at Level 2 - you may also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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THREE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

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Claudia Walsh Science Level 3 Schooled abroad

‘This course suits my style of learning: hands on and research based. The tutors here really helped me to understand the curriculum, in fact I’d rate them 10 out of 10! Next, I’m studying environmental science and politics at university.’

FORENSICS & CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

BTEC Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years

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Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs, grades 9-4, including English, Maths and Science or a Merit/ Distinction in a relevant Level 2 Qualification.

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


the sciences

Full-time Study Programmes Forensic Science

BTEC

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

Science

Diploma

Level 1

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

You will learn • Principles of Science • Forensic Science • Criminal Investigation • Chemistry and our Earth • Energy and our Universe • Biology and our Environment • Applications of Chemical Substances • Health Applications of Life Science You will learn • The Study of Living Organisms • Skills and Techniques of Chemistry Investigation • The Nature and Applications of Energy • Making Useful Scientific Investigations • Healthy Living

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

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Paris Pittilla Forensics & Criminal Investigation Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School

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Art

Design & Digital Media Full-Time Study Programmes ut ck o rs’’ e h C ne lear Art r u o e: ual virt ion her bit y/ Exhi w.bit.l n ww hibitio x bc-e

It just gets better! From 2023, we’ll be delivering a ‘Gold Standard’ T Level and T Level Transition Programme in: •

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Employment in the UK’s creative industries is growing FOUR times faster than other sectors in the UK workforce* so a qualification in Art, Design & Digital Media means you’ll never be short of opportunities. You’ll focus on a range of topics, from animation to fine art, allowing you to create visual magic and add a splash of colour to the world!

Our progression partner

Become a FUTURE CREATIVE when you have the chance to join the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme alongside your studies, taking advantage of all that the University has to offer, including SFX studios, VXF labs and more.

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Georgia Shaw Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School

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Art & Design

UAL Applied General Extended Diploma

Level 3 (Second Year)

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and Art/ Design or Graphics, or a UAL or equivalent Level 2 at Merit Level or above.

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‘I’m interested in fashion and I’ve had lots of encouragement from my tutors to pursue this path, so next I’m going to Manchester Metropolitan University to study Fashion Art Direction.’

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

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Pathway 1 • Graphic Design • Animation • Photography Pathway 2 • Fine Art • 3D Design • Printmaking & Surface Pattern


art, design & Digital media Full-time Study Programmes Art & Design

UAL Applied General Diploma

Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and Art/ Design or Graphics. or a UAL or equivalent Level 2 at Merit Level or above.

Art & Design

UAL Diploma

Level 2

Duration 1 year

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

choose from on this course: Pathway 1 • Drawing, Mixed Media • Graphic Design • Animation • Photography Pathway 2 • Drawing, Mixed Media • 3D Design • Print Making & Surface Pattern • Fine Art

Entry Requirements You’ll need at least four GCSEs grades 3-1 including English and Maths and at least one in a relevant subject. We will also ask to see a portfolio of your art/design work.

• Visual & Contextual Studies • Printmaking • Mixed media • 3-Dimensional skills • Digital Art Skills • Image Manipulation • Animation • Develop a Project

You will learn • Drawing Development

Art, Design & Media

ask to see a portfolio of your art/design work.

UAL Diploma

You will learn • Drawing & Painting • Mark-making • Printmaking • Mixed media • 3-Dimensional skills • Digital Art Skills

Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You don’t need any formal qualifications, but a passion for all aspects of art, design and media is a must. We will also

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Eeser Sardar Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I want to become an animator or visual effects artist, so this was the right course for me. The facilities and equipment here are very good and eventually, I plan on progressing to university.’

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Mia Blake Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Little Lever High School ‘I did GCSE Art and really enjoyed it so coming here was the perfect next step. It’s great, we have all of the equipment and materials that we need which means we can be as creative as we want to be. After this, I’m progressing to the University of Bolton to continue my learning, studying Art, Design & Media.’

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Keira Genovese Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Hindley High School ‘I want to be an interior designer so I’m looking forward to year two of this course because I plan on taking a pathway that focuses on things like 3D design and graphic design. Beyond this, I’m planning on going to university to study the subject.’

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Mafaro Ndoro Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Canon Slade School ‘I’ve always been into animation and illustration, it’s what I want to do as a career, so I’ve really enjoyed these topics on the course. Next, I’d like to take it further and study this at university.’

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Beauty

Therapy Full-Time Study Programmes If you’re always searching for the latest trends; spend hours watching beauty vloggers; and love helping your friends and family to look and feel their very best, you’re on track for an amazing career in Beauty Therapy! You’ll study in our commercial salon, The Academy, allowing you to practise your skills and techniques on real-life clients – the best way to learn your trade. You’ll also have access to the best products out there, including Eve Taylor. Become a FUTURE VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST! Media Make-up students will have the chance to join the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme alongside their studies, taking advantage of all that the University has to offer including masterclasses and access to industry experts.

It just gets better! From 2023, we’ll be delivering a ‘Gold Standard’ T Level and T Level Transition Programme in: •

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Amber Gothard Beauty Therapy Techniques Advanced Diploma Level 4 ‘I’m really enjoying the course; I’ve received lots of support from my tutors and I’m looking to progress to the University of Bolton to study teaching - I’d eventually like to own my own academy, teaching beauty courses.’

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beauty therapy

Full-time Study Programmes

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths, English and Science or above, together with a passion for Beauty Therapy OR Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 1

Beauty Therapy

Technical Diploma

Level 2

Duration 1 year

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

• Promoting Products & Services

Hair & Beauty

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

Diploma Level 1

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

Beauty Therapy

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

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

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Beauty Therapies

Diploma Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2

Full-time Study Programmes

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

Nail Technology

Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

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

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

• Principles of Practice for Beauty Therapists Technical Certificate • Hair Removal Treatments Level 2 • Facial & Skin Analysis Duration • Manicure Treatments 1 year • Pedicure Treatments Entry Requirements • Light Cured Gel Polish Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above • Lash & Brow Treatments including English and Maths. • Make-up Services You will learn

Beauty Therapies

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


Mia Stenton Beauty Therapies Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Standish High ‘The tutors here are amazing, they’re so supportive and have motivated me to do my best. I’ve always had a passion for beauty and when I’m working in the College’s salon, seeing clients happy and smiling after their treatment is so rewarding and makes me happy too!’ /boltoncollege

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Theatrical Techniques, Media Make-up & Special Effects

Diploma

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Hair & Media Make-up Level 3 or equivalent.

Level 4

successfully achieved one of the following: • Hair & Media Make-up Level 2 • Beauty Therapy Level 2 • Hairdressing Level 2 Good dexterity skills are crucial, and these will be assessed with a skills test. We will ask you to provide a satisfactory school reference.

You will learn • Camouflage Make-up • Airbrush Make-up to the Face • Fashion & Photographic Make-up • Wig Work • Creative Hair-Design • Media Make-up • Applying Prosthetic Pieces • Health & Safety in the Salon

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 or above and the Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2. We will invite you for an informal interview and ask you to provide a satisfactory school reference.

You will learn • Aromatherapy • Reflexology • Body Massage • Principles & Practices of Complementary Therapies • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology • Setting Up a Business in Complementary Therapy

Entry Requirements Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy or BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy or a HNC in Beauty Therapy.

You will learn • Advanced Epilation Techniques • Laser & Light Treatment for Hair Removal • Enhanced Appearance using Micro-pigmentation • Salon Management

Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry

Diploma Level 3

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You will need to have

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Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 Duration 1 year

Salon Management

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Level 4

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Ayesha Kanwal Beauty Therapy Level 3 Former pupil of ESSA Academy ‘Bolton College has helped me to find my way – after speaking to tutors I realised I wanted to specialise in therapies. Having progressed to Level 3, I’ve been involved in a 50 day Industry Placement, which helped me to understand a real working environment, and further developed my professional and technical skills. I recommend Bolton College to anyone who’s interested in Beauty Therapy; it’s friendly and supportive and prepares you for your dream job.’

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business & professional services

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships and NEW for 2022 Management & Administration T Level Our progression partner

A qualification in Business & Professional Services opens the door to hundreds of career options: marketing, finance, business ownership, law and more! You’ll take a variety of modules to gain exposure to different business areas, helping you to discover your strengths and pinpointing where you can excel in the future. Become a FUTURE BUSINESS LEADER – alongside your studies, access the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, challenging yourself whilst exploring different business disciplines.

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Business:

Management & Administration T Level Whether it’s a high street brand; a manufacturer or healthcare provider; or a construction, legal or financial firm - all need skilled and astute business individuals to help drive them forward and be successful!

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

This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of management and administration, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, and has been designed to help learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to work in a management and administration role. In year one, you’ll develop a wide range of essential business knowledge and skills that include: • Business & Commercial Awareness • Project Management

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

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

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

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

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

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T Level Transition Programme Business:

Management & Administration T Level

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Management & Administration T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Management & Administration T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the management and administration sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to Management & Administration T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the management and administration sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and may take a qualification at Level 2 - you may also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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THREE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

Josue Losasa Business Extended Diploma Level 3 Schooled abroad ‘I started on an ESOL course then progressed to business and I’ve received Distinctions in all of my assignments. My tutor Ravinder has been very supportive; after seeing that I volunteer in College, always give 100% and help and encourage other students, she nominated me The Karin Eckersley Prize, which I won. I’ve also been named ‘Student of the Month’ four times! After this, I’m progressing to the University of Salford.’ 60

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

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCESs grades 8-4,

Business

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

including English and Maths, or a Merit grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2. You will learn • Dispute Solving in Civil Law • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law & the Legal System • Applying the Law

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

and a satisfactory school or college reference.

Business

OCR Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths and English

• Aspects of Family Law • Consumer Law • Contract Law • Aspects of Tort

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

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Business BTEC Diploma Level 1

Entry Requirements Ideally a GCSE profile of mainly 3-1 grades, including Maths and English and a reference from your previous school or college. You will learn • Presenting a Business Idea

• Branding a Product • Creating a Visual Display • Organising a Meeting • Communicating with Customers • Personal Professional Development

LEGAL STUDIES Cilex Diploma Level 2

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

• Principles of Negligence • Civil Litigation • Family Law

Duration 1 year

You will learn • The Legal Environment • Principles of Criminal Liability • Principles of Contract Liability

MARKETING BTEC Diploma Level 3

Entry Requirements Four GCESs grades 8-4 including English and Maths, or a Merit grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2.

Duration 1 year

Duration 2 years

You will learn • Careers in Marketing • Marketing Principles

Zeshan Dar Business OCR Diploma Level 2 Schooled abroad ‘I find business very interesting so chose this course, it’s where I see my future because I want to work in a bank or become an accountant. After this, I plan on studying accountancy at university.’

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• Customer Communications • Applying Digital Marketing • Branding Products & Services • Marketing an Event • Influencer Marketing


Emily Auchterlounie Business & Marketing Level 3 Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I enjoyed studying business at GCSE and because I want my own business in the future, this course was just what I was looking for. Next, I’d like to go to university to study business management.’

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Accounting

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

Accounting

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 1 year

ADVERTISING & MEDIA EXECUTIVE

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

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

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

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

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

throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer, plus a satisfactory level of English and Maths. You will learn • Budgeting an Advertising Campaign • Supporting Account Management

Business Administration

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 12-18 months

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

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


Izzy Hampson Accounting Apprenticeship Level 4 Former pupil of Smithills School Working at Bolton Council ‘Initially I tried university but it wasn’t for me; being an apprentice feels like a much better route to a career in accountancy because I’m gaining the right skills to progress.’

DISTINCTION Graded Student!

Beth Healey Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School Working at Bromak Recruitment ‘I was originally considering A Levels but then I decided an Apprenticeship is the ideal route to a high-level career, whilst getting a qualification and earning a wage.’

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Customer Service

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

Customer Service

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 15-18 months

Institute of Leadership & Management Team Leading

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 15-18 months

Paralegal

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

You will learn • Organising & Delivering Customer Service • Understanding the Customer Service Environment • Resolving Customer Problems • Managing Personal & Professional Development

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

You will learn • Communicating using Customer Service Language • Developing Customer Relations • Resolving Customer Service Problems

Entry Requirements Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs; a Level 2 Apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; and relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

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

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

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• Technical Legal Practices • Working Effectively with Others

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

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Computing, Digital & IT Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels, Apprenticeships and NEW for 2022 Digital Support Services T Level and Digital Business Services T Level Our progression partner

Computing, Digital & IT is one of the fastest growing industries today, and there’s a great demand for talent like YOURS! When you study for a qualification with us we’ll prepare you for your future career by helping you develop the skills employers want most. Ready to log into your potential? Become a FUTURE WEB DEVELOPER – alongside your studies, you can be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, which includes masterclasses and site visits.

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DIGITAL:

Digital Business Services T Level As an experienced data technician, you can expect to earn up to nearly £30,000 per year*; it’s an occupation found in all sectors where data is generated or processed, and because this T Level specialises in this role and ones like it, it means that once qualified, you’ll have your pick of industries to work in.

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

This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of digital business services, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the digital business services industry. This includes topics such as Digital Tools for Project Management; Planning Digital Projects; Using Data in Software Design; and more. You will also develop the specialist knowledge and skills of a data technician, including: • Sourcing, organising and formatting data for analysis • Blending data from multiple sources • Analysing data to support business outcomes • Interpreting data and communicating the results • Discovering and evaluation in applying sources of knowledge 70

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

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

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

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

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

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*www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries/data-technician-salary-SRCH_KO0,15.htm

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T Level Transition Programme Digital:

Digital Business Services

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Digital Business Services. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Digital Business Services T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the digital sector …then this programme is for you!

Course Content

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

Tailoring the programme to your needs This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Digital Business Services T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the digital sector.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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

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DIGITAL:

Digital Production, Design & Development T Level Industry Placement

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

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the digital industry. Topics covered include: • Programming • The Impact of Digital - AI, AR & VR • Data & Security • Digital Environments In the second year of the course, you’ll even get to experience the life of a software developer! You’ll work on real-life development projects following the full software lifecycle, right from the design phase through to testing. 74

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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T Level Transition Programme Digital:

Digital Production, Design & Development

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Digital Production, Design & Development T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Digital Production, Design & Development T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the digital sector …then this programme is for you!

Course Content

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

Tailoring the programme to your needs This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Digital Production, Design & Development T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the digital sector.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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

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DIGITAL:

Digital Support Services T Level When it comes to the digital sector, opportunities are endless, especially when it comes to support services; there’s a growing and significant skills shortage, so with the right qualification, you could be highly employable!

Industry Placement

This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of digital support services, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the digital support services industry. Topics covered include Testing Software, Hardware & Data; Planning Digital Projects; Data in Software Design; Fault Analysis & Problem Resolution; Communication; and more.

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

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

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

Depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism:

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

• • • •

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

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

Digital Infrastructure Network Cabling Unified Communications Digital Support

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*www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries/data-technician-salary-SRCH_KO0,15.htm

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

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T Level Transition Programme Digital:

Digital Support Services

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Digital Support Services T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Digital Support Services T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the digital sector …then this programme is for you!

Course Content

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

Tailoring the programme to your needs This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Digital Support Services T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the digital sector.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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

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The Best

Young IT professionals g e t i nto ca reer m o de > > >

THREE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

Leonardo Mendonca IT Organisational Support Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘My favourite unit’s been Games Design, where we made our own game; we created the characters and even designed the cover. Eventually, I’d like to create animated movies.’

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computing, Digital & it

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

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

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Muhummud Ismaeyl Divelli IT Organisational Support Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Al Jamiatul Islamiyyah ‘The course has been really good; because it teaches different areas of IT - from programming, to website development, to games design – you can learn about different specialities and then decide what interests you the most. Next I’d like to do an Apprenticeship in cyber security.’

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Full-time Study Programmes IT ORGANISATIONAL SUPPORT

Extended Diploma Level 3

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

Technical Certificate in IT Support

BTEC

Level 2

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

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

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

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

Duration 1 year

Yasmeen Ahmed Technical Certificate in IT Support Level 2 Schooled in Italy ‘I’ve really enjoyed the AI units of the course, it’s something that really interests me, so this is something I could possibly do for a career. Next, I’m progressing to the Level 3.’

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Muhammad Abdullah IT Organisational Support Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I want a career in software engineering so some of the units we’ve done in class have really helped with this, especially the project where we all created our own website, as lots of coding was involved. The tutors here are very helpful, with the right skills and abilities to teach to a high standard.’

THREE DISTINCTION STAR Graded Student!

Appeared on

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Digital Marketing

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

Apprenticeship

You will learn • Principles of coding • How to apply basic marketing principles • Understand the customer lifecycle • Understand the role of customer relationship marketing

Level 3

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

IT/Helpdesk Technician

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 2 years

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

Jack Lord IT Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School Working at Bolton College ‘After my Apprenticeship finished, I was successful in gaining a full-time job in IT.’

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• Understand the main components of Digital and Social Media strategies • Principles of specialist areas such as search marketing, email marketing, SEO and web analytics

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


Elliott Grocott IT/Helpdesk Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I feel so lucky to have this job, I love it and on completion of my Apprenticeship I’d really like a permanent role here.’

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Our progression partner

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

In the construction industry, there’s always a demand for skilled workers, with opportunities in a range of occupations. *CONSTRUCTION SKILLS NETWORK REPORT NORTH WEST 2019-23 CITB & Experian

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Construction

& Professional Building Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels & Apprenticeships

There are many different career options and a multitude of ways to enter the industry, so to cover all bases, we offer EIGHT different specialisms for you to choose from: Brickwork • Carpentry & Joinery • Electrical • Painting & Decorating • Plastering Plumbing • Professional Building • Roofing /boltoncollege

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CONSTRUCTION:

Building Services Engineering for Construction T Level Building Services Engineering is about making sure that buildings are fit for purpose, meeting the needs of the people who work and live in them.

Industry Placement

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

This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of building services engineering, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the building services engineering industry. Topics covered include Building Technology Principles; Building Services Engineering Systems; and Construction Methods plus more. Depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on one occupational specialism:

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

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

Building Services Engineer, earning up to £50,000 per year

• Electrical & Electronic Equipment • Heating & Ventilation Engineer, Engineering earning up to £35,000 per year • Electrotechnical Engineering • Gas Engineering • Electrical Engineering Technician, • Protection Systems Engineering earning up to £40,000 per year • Plumbing & Heating Engineering • Heating Engineering & Ventilation • Refrigeration Engineering & Air Conditioning Engineering 90 Young People’s Guide 2022 www.boltoncollege.ac.uk


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T Level Transition Programme Construction:

Building Services Engineering for Construction

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Building Services Engineering for Construction T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Building Services Engineering for Construction T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the construction sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Building Services Engineering for Construction T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the building services engineering sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and may take a qualification at Level 2 - you may also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/tlevels-building-services /boltoncollege

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CONSTRUCTION:

Design, Surveying & Planning T Level Construction output in the UK totals more than £110 billion per year, which means a qualification in construction opens up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to build an exciting, and high-level, career!

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

This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of construction and professional building, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

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

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists

Career Options & Progression

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

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

Depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism:

Architect, earning up to £90,000 per year

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

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

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T Level Transition Programme Construction:

Design, Surveying & Planning

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Construction Design, Surveying & Planning T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Construction Design, Surveying & Planning T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the construction sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Construction Design, Surveying & Planning T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the construction sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and may take a qualification at Level 2 - you may also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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

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Onsite Construction:

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

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the onsite construction sector. Topics covered include Health & Safety; Design & Planning; and Presentation. Depending on where your ambitions lie, you will focus on one occupational specialism:

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

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

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

Bricklayer, earning up to £42,000 per year

Carpenter, earning up to £38,000 per year

Painter & Decorator, earning up to £32,000 per year

Plasterer, earning up to £34,000 per year

• Bricklaying • Carpentry & Joinery • Painting & Decorating • Plastering

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T Level Transition Programme Construction:

Onsite Construction: Pathways to Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating and Plastering

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Onsite Construction T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Onsite Construction T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the onsite construction sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Onsite Construction T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the onsite construction sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and may take a qualification at Level 2 - you may also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/tlevels-onsite-construction /boltoncollege

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professional building Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying Full-Time Study Programmes Delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, these programmes will broaden your options! Because you’ll cover a variety of topics, when it comes to employment you’ll have the knowledge and skills to go wherever your ambitions take you, whether that’s designing a new home, managing a big build or determining the legal property boundaries of a new estate!

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HNC Civil Engineering Level 4

Duration 1 year

Construction & the Built Environment

HNC

Level 4

Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification in construction is required. Four GCSEs, including Science and Maths, or GNVQ Intermediate Built Environment.

You will learn • Designing & Creating the Built Environment • Creating the Built Environment • Management Processes • The Value & Use of the Built Environment

Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification in construction is required. Four GCSEs grades 8-4, including Science and Maths, or GNVQ Intermediate Built Environment.

You will learn • Designing the Built Environment • Creating the Built Environment • Health & Safety • Management Processes • The Value & Use of the Built Environment

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

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Tysha-Lilly Williams-Earlam Professional Building Level 3 ‘This course teaches you the professional side of construction and it will give me the grades I need to study at the University of Sheffield. I really enjoyed graphical detailing because I got to design my own house!’

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Lucy Stephenson Professional Building Level 3 Former pupil of Atherton Community School ‘I want to be an architect so this course was just what I was looking for; it covers the core concepts of construction and gives you the qualification you need to get to university.’

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Construction Multi-skills

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Construction Multi-skills Full-time Study Programmes If you’re considering a career in the vibrant construction industry forecasts are strong for employment growth in the North West of England. If you’re unsure about which construction trade or pathway to follow, this City & Guilds programme may be just what you’re looking for! Taught by industry-experienced tutors in spacious, state-of-the-art workshops, the programme will help you decide which construction career pathway to specialise in. Construction Multi-Skills has been designed to cover the basic skills and techniques associated with plastering, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating. You’ll get the opportunity to sample eight weeks in each trade area to help you make an informed choice about your future career in construction. This is the ideal course to sample and try all skills helping you to choose your preferred trade/skill to progress to.

Construction Multi-Skills

Ben Bird Construction Multi-Skills Former pupil of Bolton St Catherine’s Academy ‘This course helps you to decide what you want to do next; because you try different trades, you discover what you’re good at. I progressed to a carpentry and joinery course.’

committed to attend all the sessions. You will possess a good level of English and maths but this is not essential.

City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Duration 36 weeks Entry Requirements Applicants should be able to demonstrate at interview an enthusiasm and dedication for a career in the construction industry. You need to be motivated, punctual and

You will learn • Basic plastering, including preparing background surfaces, applying render and finishing coats • Basic bricklaying, including constructing half brick walls, building corners and laying blocks

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

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Brickwork Full-time Study Programmes Brickwork

experience of construction and bricklaying. A good reference from school plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements An NVQ or Diploma Level 1 in Brickwork or previous

You will learn • Understanding Information, Quantities & Communication with Others

Brickwork

Entry Requirements Good attendance and a good reference from school plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year

Brickwork

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

Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements No formal qualifications necessary.

Duration 1 year

You will learn • The Basics of Brickwork • Employability Skills

Entry Level

• Understanding Construction Technology • Setting Out & Forming Masonry Structures • Constructing Solid Walling Incorporating Isolated & Attached Piers

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Jake Early Brickwork Diploma Level 1 ‘The workspace here is big, giving you plenty of room to work, and the equipment’s also good quality. After this, I’d like to find an Apprenticeship then eventually become self-employed.’

DISTINCTION Graded Student!

Tyler Torkington Brickwork Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘The facilities here are solid, I’d rate them 10/10 and the equipment is amazing. The tutors are also great – helpful and welcoming, I couldn’t ask for better! Eventually I want my own construction business in Scotland.’

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Bricklaying

Apprenticeship Level 2

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

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

• How to interpret drawings and specifications • Different brickwork construction techniques • The importance of energy efficiency • Health and safety practices

Phil Bristow Brickwork Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Working at Mitchell & Davis Construction Ltd ‘I’ve worked on different projects, from new builds to remodelling existing properties, which means that I’ve picked up a variety of skills – you can’t beat learning on the job!’

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

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carpentry & joinery Full-time Study Programmes Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years

Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2. You will learn • The Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery • Traditional Roofing • CAD Drawing • Development of practical skills

Entry Requirements You will need to hold a Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 qualification. You will learn • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction • Principals of Building Construction & Information

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Level 1 • First Fix • Second Fix • Carpentry & Joinery Maintenance • Setting Up & Using a Circular Saw

Nathan Stoker Carpentry & Joinery Level 3 Former pupil of St Ambrose Barlow RC High School ‘I’ve really enjoyed my Level 3, particularly assembling roof frames – we did the whole process from start to finish, including drawing up, measuring and cutting to size in our workshops, which have everything you need to learn the trade.’

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Carpentry & Joinery

Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements A GCSE grade 2 or above in English and Maths. You will learn • Care, Use & Maintenance of Hand Tools • Knowledge of Woodworking Joints

• Reading Construction Drawings • Health, Safety & Welfare, including Legislation & Personal Protective Equipment • Principles of Building Construction, Information, Communication, Foundations, Floors, Walls, Roof & Environmental Considerations

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

SKILLBUILD Competitor!

William Zuk Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Bolton St Catherine’s Academy Working at Winslow Construction Ltd ‘I progressed from the Level 1 to the Apprenticeship as it’s a good trade to be in. My tutor’s even put me forward to compete in SkillBuild, the largest multi-skills trade competition in the UK.’

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Carpentry & Joinery (Advanced Site Carpenter Pathway)

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

Carpentry & Joinery (Site Carpenter Pathway)

Apprenticeship Level 2

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

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

• Install doors, ironmongery, wall and floor units, cladding and staircase components • Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings • Understand the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice

You will learn • Site carpentry skills including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing • Installing window and door frames, linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases • Install doors, ironmongery, wall and floor units, cladding and staircase components

• Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and components • Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment • Understand the key aspects of health, safety and welfare good practice

Cole Isherwood Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Sharples School ‘I’d certainly recommend an Apprenticeship; it’s taught me so much new stuff because it’s all about doing the task, rather than talking about it in a classroom. Eventually, I’d like to be self-employed with my own joinery business.’

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electrical Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

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

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Harry Brown Electrical Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I’ve always wanted to be an electrician because the money’s great and it’s a brilliant career to have. I’m enjoying the course, the tutors are nice and the equipment’s good. After this, I’d like to do a Level 3 or an Apprenticeship.’

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electrical Full-time Study Programmes Electrical

Science at grade 4 or above.

Diploma

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

Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Electrical Diploma Level 1 or GCSEs in English, Maths and

Electrical

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3 or above and a satisfactory school reference.

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• The Basic Principles of Electrical Installation • Health & Safety

You will learn • Use of Hand Tools

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

Adam Valli Electrical Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘I’m picking up lots of beneficial, practical skills from really good tutors; this is going to help me with my future career.’

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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Level 3

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

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

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

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

Alex Duksal Electrical Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Westleigh High School Working at Kensite Services Ltd ‘Bolton College has taught me everything I need to know to progress and the team at Kensite have helped me to grow as an electrician. In the future, I’d love to work abroad in either Australia or America using my skills for a career in the electrical trade.’

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Painting & Decorating Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

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

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painting & decorating Full-time Study Programmes Painting & Decorating

Diploma

Entry Requirements Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1.

Duration 1 year

You will learn • Surface Preparation • Paint Application

Level 2

Painting & Decorating

Diploma

Level 1

Duration 1 year

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

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

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

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Amber Glennie Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Walkden High School Working at Bolton College ‘Being an apprentice has given me so many opportunities. I’ve painted a mural in College, which the Mayor came to see, and I also starred in a video, ‘Apprentice for the Day’, during National Apprenticeship Week.’ /boltoncollege

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Katelyn Dodgin Painting & Decorating Level 1 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I’m looking forward to progressing to an Apprenticeship and then working my way up from there to have my own business.’

Christie Morris Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I love hands-on work so this course is the right fit and the tutors are amazing; they help you and constantly give you feedback so you’re constantly bettering your skills. Eventually, I’d like to start up my own interior design business.’

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Painting & Decorating

Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

Average Duration 36 months

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

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

Brooke Cullen Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Little Lever School Working at A. Woodcock Decorators ‘I always wanted to learn a trade so I started with a study programme, then moved on to an Apprenticeship which allowed me to earn money and learn a lot more on the job. Ashley, who I work for, is so supportive and I’d describe my experience as hard work but fun!’ /boltoncollege

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Plastering

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

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plastering Full-time Study Programmes Plastering

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications necessary.

Plastering

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications necessary.

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

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

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Bradley Anderson Plastering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘Plastering’s a great trade which allows you to work independently and the money’s good. The tutors here are patient; they’ll point out key areas you need to work on and they demonstrate everything beforehand so you understand what you’re doing. Next, I want to get onto a site then set up my own business.’ /boltoncollege

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SKILLBUILD National Finalist!

STUDENT OF THE YEAR FINALIST:

Plaisterers Training Awards

COMMENDED BY THE MAYOR OF GREATER MANCHESTER: Celebrating Success Awards

Emilio Boaro Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School Working at KB Plastering ‘I progressed from Level 1 to the Apprenticeship and now I’m working full-time for KB Plastering, in a permanent role. In College, I’ve been really successful with competitions and awards, after receiving lots of encouragement from my tutors.’

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Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 2 years

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

You will learn • Care, Use & Maintenance of Plastering Tools • Knowledge of Plastering Tasks • Reading Construction Drawings & Plans • Safe Use of Portable Power Tools • Manufacture of Plastering Models • Health & Safety

Nathan Byrne Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Tottington High School Working for KB Plastering ‘I really enjoy working in the plastering trade and doing the Apprenticeship is ideal; I’m learning on the job and also in College, all whilst taking home a wage!’

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Plumbing

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Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

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

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Plumbing Full-time Study Programmes Plumbing

Diploma

Level 2

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

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

Entry Requirements To apply for this course you’ll need to pass the BPEC Assessment. You will also need English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3 or above. We’ll also ask you to come for an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.

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

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

Tom Jones Plumbing Level 2 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘I don’t want to be sat down all day, I want to work with my hands, so I chose plumbing; after this, I’d like to do an Apprenticeship then work for a For more visit big company ordetailed own myinformation, own.’

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Reece Ross Plumbing Level 2 Former pupil of Walton-le-Dale High School ‘I’ve tried out lots of different plumbing tasks like soldering and compressing and I’ve already used what I’ve learnt in College to help people out, fixing a leak for a family member.’

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Plumbing

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 4 years

Entry Requirements Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Typically, apprentices will have English and Maths at Level 2 on entry, and all will have achieved that level prior to taking their end-point assessment.

You will learn • Health & Safety • Core Plumbing Systems • Electrical Components & Control Systems • Plumbing Science & Processes • Principles of Environmental Technology Systems • Principles of Fossil Fuels

Nathan Stevenson Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School Working at Eclipse Plumbing Heating Gas Ltd ‘The Apprenticeship led to me becoming a fully-qualified plumber; it’s been great learning the trade from different people, I’ve really benefited from their experience in the trade.’ /boltoncollege

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roofing Apprenticeships

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

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Roof Slating & Tiling

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements An employer to support you

throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths. You will learn • Installing Roofing Backgrounds & Components

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

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/roofing

Ashley Carney Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Withins School (now Bolton St Catherine’s Academy) Working at Bolton at Home ‘I’ve always wanted a job outdoors so this is ideal as I’m learning a trade at the same time. The tutors are brilliant, you can ask them absolutely anything and they’ll help you out the best they can.’

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Jay Stringer Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Balmane Developments Ltd ‘I got top grades in my A Levels but I decided that I wanted a career that would get me outdoors; I much prefer working onsite and I travel from Stockport to be here. I would definitely recommend an Apprenticeship. Eventually, I’d like my own business.’

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Keane Walton Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Working at Complete Roofing Systems ‘I enjoy roofing; even though it can be a hard job the rewards are worth it – you can earn decent money then eventually go self-employed if you want to. In College, the tutors are amazing; the staff are roofing gurus!’

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

Our progression partner

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EDUCATION & CHILDCARE:

Education & Childcare T Level Industry Placement

If you’d like to work with children, this course is for you!

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

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

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the education and childcare sector. Topics covered include: Behaviour; Parents, Families & Carers; Child Development; and Special Educational Needs & Disability. Depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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T Level Transition Programme Education:

Education & Childcare

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Education & Childcare T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Education & Childcare T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the education and childcare sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to Education & Childcare T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the education and childcare sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and may take a qualification at Level 2 - you may also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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

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Shannon Ashton Education & Childcare Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I really enjoyed the healthcare elements of the course, so I’m going to the University of Worcester next to study health foundation, then I’ll progress to a midwifery degree.’

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• Introduction to the Role of Early Years Practitioner • Understanding How to Work in Partnership • Supporting Children’s Play • Supporting Children’s Positive Behaviour

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

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Early Years Educator

Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements It is preferred you have English and Maths at grade 4 or above

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

Average Duration 18 months

and interests of each in GCSE however, apprentices individual child without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to • How to respond to taking their end point assessment. accidents, injuries and emergency situations You will learn • How to meet the care • The current early education needs of children curriculum requirements • The importance of • How children learn and develop promoting diversity, • How to plan and supervise equality and inclusion activities based around the needs Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

Eleni Gebremedhin Education & Childcare Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘Although my aim is to become a social worker, I want to focus on children and families; I’ve just received an offer from the University of Bolton to study social work.’

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You will learn • Supporting Physical Care Routines for Children • Introduction to the Role of Early Years Practitioner • Understanding How to Work in Partnership • Supporting Children’s Play • Supporting Children’s Positive Behaviour


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Katie Mulligan Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School Working at Clevelands Preparatory School ‘This Apprenticeship has led to a qualification that I will use for the rest of my working life, in a role that I truly enjoy. After this I may specialise in outdoor learning or complete training for play therapy. Eventually, I’d like to be an early years room leader, giving the children in my care the best opportunities to learn and grow.’

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Engineering

Full-Time Study Programmes and NEW for 2022 Engineering & Manufacturing T Levels

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Engineering:

Engineering & Manufacturing T Level Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK’s broadest sectors, accounting for over 19% of all UK employment!* This means there’s a wealth of opportunity in the sector and this innovative programme will give you the practical and technical skills to build an exciting and rewarding career!

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

This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of engineering and manufacturing, preparing you for further study at university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career. You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the engineering and manufacturing industry. Topics covered include Mechatronics; Control Systems; Stock & Asset Management; Project & Programme Management; and more. Depending on where your ambitions lie, you’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism: • Maintenance, Installation & Repair (Vehicle Pathway) • Design & Development (Electrical/Electronic Pathway)

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

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

Manufacturing Engineer, earning up to £35,000 per year

Automotive Engineer, earning up to £35,000 per year

Electrical & Electronic Engineer, earning up to £50,000 per year

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

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T Level Transition Programme Engineering:

Engineering & Manufacturing T Level

This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Engineering & Manufacturing T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Engineering & Manufacturing T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the engineering and manufacturing sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths

This programme will prepare you for progression on to Engineering & Manufacturing T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the engineering and manufacturing sector.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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

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Rosa Embalo Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Harrop Fold School ‘I’ve always had an interested in architecture so I really enjoyed the civil engineering elements of the course, particularly when we used CAD. I would recommend the course 100%. After this, I’m hoping to study architecture at the University of Liverpool.’

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Engineering Full-time Study Programmes Engineering

BTEC 90 Credit Foundation/Extended Diploma

Level 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ESOL

Full-Time Study Programme This comprehensive study programme consisting of ESOL English, maths, IT and employability skills. Our maths classes are particularly suitable if you are not yet familiar with mathematical terminology in English. You’ll learn new words like ‘fractions and division’ and apply basic maths in everyday situations. Our highly experienced tutors will also provide you with engaging and stimulating activities through many online resources including ‘Moodle’. This online portal can be accessed anytime and anywhere, allowing you to be in charge of your own learning. The more you do, the more you’ll be on top of your studies. During your employability sessions, you’ll gain valuable job skills, like how to write a CV, complete an application form and interview skills, helping prepare you for future employment. Our Foundation programme also gives you an exciting opportunity to take part in work experience. You’ll be assigned a place of work where you’ll come into contact with potential employers and deal with clients. You’ll gain practical work skills and develop your communication and organisational skills.

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PROGRESSED from ESOL to Business Level 3!

Hussain Alsarrag ESOL ‘I started here on an ESOL course and I’ve since progressed to a Level 3 Business & Professional Services course!’

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Event, Hospitality & Catering Management Full-Time Study Programmes

Want a career with new adventures and challenges every day; the freedom to work anywhere in the world; and the ability to meet and interact with loads of new people? Then choose an Event, Hospitality & Catering Management study programme!

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

It just gets better! From 2023, we’ll be delivering a ‘Gold Standard’ T Level and T Level Transition Programme in: •

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Alex Grounds Professional Cookery Level 3 Former pupil of St Mary’s Catholic High School ‘After looking at other colleges offering the same course, I decided what Bolton College had to offer was 100 times better! Thanks to this course, I was able to work in catering for a Nightingale Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic and I’m now working full-time as a chef at il Sole restaurant; everything I’ve done in the kitchens, I learnt here. In the future, I’d like my own fine dining restaurant.’

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Event, hospitality & Catering Management Full-time Study Programmes

Professional Chef

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Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Up to NVQ Level 2 in either Professional Chef or Food Preparation and Service, plus an initial assessment by our chef tutors to gauge skills, knowledge and competences.

You will learn • Advanced food production skills and techniques • High level visual appeal of food presentation • General catering management responsibilities You will also lead full service delivery in our highly regarded on-site restaurant, Signature.

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

You will learn • Production of meat, poultry, fish and vegetable dishes • Production of hot and cold desserts and sauces • Intermediate food production skills and techniques You will also lead full service delivery in our highly regarded on-site restaurant, Signature.

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Food Preparation & Service

Technical Certificate Level 2

Duration 1 year

Food Preparation & Service

Technical Certificate Level 1

Duration 1 year

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

Entry Requirements An initial assessment before joining the course in order to assess your learning level. You will learn • How the Hospitality Industry is Structured

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

• Preparing & Cooking Savoury & Sweet Products • Serving Food & Beverages to Customers in our Signature Restaurant • Developing Employability Skills

Adele Kay Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Kearsley Academy ‘I’ve always liked cooking and because I want a job as a chef, this course appealed to me. The facilities are very good and the tutors are brilliant.’

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Khadija Abdullah Food Preparation & Service Level 2 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I know I want to work in either hospitality or catering, so this course has been good because I’ve tried both trades. Working in Signature, the College’s restaurant, means we’re serving and interacting with real customers, giving us a taste of what to expect when we work in the industry.’

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Event Management & Hospitality

Extended Diploma

Level 3

Duration 2 years

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Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English or successful completion of a suitable Level 2 programme such as Travel & Tourism.

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You will learn • The Hospitality Industry • Supervising Performance in Hospitality, Leisure & Travel & Tourism • Marketing for Hospitality • Event Organisation • Planning & Managing a Hospitality Event


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

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

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

You can choose from • Art & Design • Hair & Beauty • Brickwork • Business & IT • Catering • Health & Social Care • Joinery • Plastering

• Motor Vehicle • Painting & Decorating • Retail & Warehousing

Progress to Success Ideal for learners who are keen to progress straight to the world of work. You will join the course to gain better or relevant qualifications that will enable you to progress onto mainstream vocational courses, training Apprenticeships, Higher Education or employment. You’ll also take part in a 30 hour work experience placement. Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements. You will learn • Developing own Interpersonal Skills • Customer Service • Communication in a Business Environment • Career Planning • Planning for Progression You will also study maths, English, employability and have a weekly tutorial. 164

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

creative projects involving Art Therapy, Online Enterprise and Horticulture. • English and Maths • Confidence building • Strategies for coping with anxiety

• Healthy lifestyles • Dealing with challenging situations • Problem solving • Teamwork • Developing wellbeing

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

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

• Mental Health Awareness • Health & Safety in the Workplace

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

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

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

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Aaron Lomas Choices Pathway Progressed to Painting & Decorating Level 1 Home Educated ‘After completing the choices pathway I knew I wanted to do painting and decorating as my career. The staff have been really supportive and I feel I have progressed loads, I even painted my mum’s house over lockdown.’

Millie Taylor Introduction to Health & Social Care Progressed to Health & Social Care Level 1 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘I didn’t pass my GCSEs so this was the best option for me; I love helping people and because this course required no formal qualifications, it was ideal. In the future I’d like to work in a care home.’

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Workskills Workskills are a study programme primarily based with an employer in the local area. Workskills enables young people aged 16-18 or 16-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan to learn and develop skills needed within the workplace.

Foundation studies Skills for Independence: For learners with learning difficulties & disabilities Skills for Independence provides the opportunity for learners with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities to progress their life experience, confidence and maths and English. This is achieved through further learning, developing independence and completing work experience.

Our programmes provide a range of opportunities to personalise progression to the next level. The programmes focus on developing employability skills, independence, maths and English, and enterprise skills, with ‘Enterprise Week’ and competitions running throughout the year.

Alongside time with the employer young people will complete a personalised study programme to develop English, maths and employability skills. Foundation Studies offers new opportunities with smaller class sizes, an informal approach to teaching and focused support. You’ll get to sample different vocational course areas before choosing the right one for you.

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

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

• Time Management • Behaviour in the Workplace • Communication Skills • Teamwork • Problem Solving within the Workplace • English

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

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

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

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

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

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You will learn • Introduction to hospitality and catering • Customer service in the hospitality industry • Basic food preparation • How to prepare and cook a variety of dishes

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• Names and uses of equipment used in catering • Name and identify ingredients • Make goods to sell for enterprise • Employability skills • Customer care skills


Karis Haslam Choices Pathway Progressed to Health & Social Care Level 2 Former pupil of St James’s CE High School ‘I took part in the College’s ‘You’re Hired’ competition and I won! We chose a dream job then practised interview techniques all day, before being mockinterviewed by the Principal; I received excellent feedback. Since winning, I used what I learnt for a real-life interview and I got the job!’

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Hairdressing & Make-up Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

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Hair & Beauty

If you’re obsessed with hair and beauty influencers and you’re always looking for new inspiration, you’d be well suited to one of our Hairdressing & Make-up study programmes. You can learn loads on Instagram, but imagine all you could learn working in our onsite salon with REAL clients! You’ll pick up all the tricks and trends for an amazing career as a hairdresser, stylist or make-up artist, so get ready to explore your passions and develop your talents! 170

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Jack Kelly Hairdressing Level 1 Former pupil of St Ambrose Barlow RC High School ‘I’ve really enjoyed the course, it’s given me the skills I need to progress because next, I’m going to do an Apprenticeship with Evolve Academy. Eventually, I’d like to do hairdressing for TV shows and films.’

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

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements

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

Three GCSE grades 1–3 including a GCSE in English at Grade 3, plus a satisfactory school reference. You will learn • Basic Make-Up • Colouring Hair • Creating a Hair & Beauty Image • Hand Care

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

• Plaiting • Reception • Shampooing & Conditioning • Styling Women’s & Men’s Hair • Gaining Skills for Progression to Level 2

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Zaynah Patel Hairdressing Level 1 Former pupil of Sharples School ‘It’s been my dream to be a hairdresser, I’ve loved doing hair since I was a kid, so this was the course for me. The equipment in the College salons is very good and I love my tutor; she’s amazing and is such a good teacher, I’ve learnt so much from her!’

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Hair Services (Women’s Hairdressing)

You will need to hold a Hairdressing Level 1 qualification, have satisfactory dexterity skills and possess a genuine interest in hairdressing. You will also need to be a good team player; enjoy working with others; and be hardworking and highly motivated.

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A good school reference including positive attendance and punctuality.

You will learn • Working in Hairdressing • Blow Drying

women’s Hairdressing VRQ

You will need to hold a Hairdressing Level 1 qualification and have very good dexterity skills and a strong interest in hairdressing. You will also need to be a good team player; enjoy working with others; and be hardworking and highly motivated.

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A good school reference including positive attendance and You will learn punctuality. • Working in Hairdressing • Blow Drying

Make-up Artistry

Technical Qualification Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 4, one in English with a good school reference.

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• Client Consultation • Displaying Products • Colouring Hair • Setting & Dressing Hair • Styling Hair • Reception Duties

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

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• Client Consultation • Colouring Hair • Cutting Hair • Setting & Dressing Hair • Shampooing & Conditioning • Perming Hair

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


Louise Warr Hair & Media Make-up Diploma Level 3 ‘I’m interested in special effects and I won a special effects competition through College. After this, I’m going to the University of Bolton to do teacher training then I’d like a career teaching hairdressing and media make-up.’

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Hairdressing

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

Hairdressing

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 18-24 months

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

Entry Requirements A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme. A good level of maths and English, assessed via a College in-house assessment (BKSB). You will be required to attend College one day per week.

Leah Holland-Moore Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School Working at Serenity Hair & Beauty Salon ‘Doing an Apprenticeship helps you to keep up with the latest trends and you also have double the help and support, from your employer and from your tutor at College.’

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

You will learn • Basic Cutting • Colouring • Styling • Hair-Up • Consultation • Two optional units


Ella Harper Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 Former pupil of St James’s C of E High School Working at Scissor Sisters Hair & Beauty ‘I chose an Apprenticeship because it settles you into working life and gets you used to the environment. My employer’s so supportive, especially when I entered the Concept Hair Awards. From 1,000 entrants, I reached the final six! I was so happy that my work got noticed.’

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Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships If you tried cutting your own hair or someone else’s in lockdown, you may have discovered a talent for barbering - so turn it into a career! Get started in the barbering industry with a qualification from Bolton College - you’ll learn the essential skills and latest trends from experts in our onsite barbershop, open to the general public, which means you’ll get to try your fades and slicks on real-life clients!

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Luke Knott Barbering Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘Thanks to the skills I’ve picked up here, I’ve opened up my open barbers called Knott’s Barbers! My business is already a big success; I’ve plenty of clients and day in, day out, I’m using the skills and techniques I picked up in College.’

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Barbering Full-time Study Programmes Barbering

NVQ Certificate

Entry Requirements You will need a Barbering Level 2 qualification.

Duration 1 year

You will learn • Perm & Neutralise Hair • Colour & Lighten Men’s Hair

• Consultation Services • Variety of Relaxing Services • Shaving Services • Colour Correction Services • Specialist Hair & Scalp Treatments

Barbering

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 in English and maths plus a satisfactory school reference.

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

Level 3

Technical Certificate

Level 2

Duration 1 year

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

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Barbering

Apprenticeship Level 2

Average Duration 12-24 months

Entry Requirements A successful interview with a salon accepting a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme. A good level of maths and English, assessed via a College in-house assessment (BKSB). You will be required to attend College one day per week.

You will learn • Shampooing & Conditioning • Cutting Gents’ Hair • Cutting Facial Hair into Shape • Blow-styling Gents’ Hair • Advising & Consulting • Giving a Positive Impression

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

Charlie Harris Barbering Level 3 Former pupil of Little Lever School ‘This course led to full-time employment; even before I finished the course, I found work at the Taper Club in Farnworth, working as a barber - I’m using the skills I learnt here every single day.’

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

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& Social Care

Full-Time Study Programmes, T Levels & Apprenticeships

What must it be like waking up every day and knowing you’re making a real difference? By pursuing a future in Health & Social Care, you could find out. Key workers are real-life superheroes, making a positive difference to others and helping them to live healthier, happier lives – join their ranks when you study with us! Become a FUTURE NURSE – alongside your studies, take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme, giving you access to the University’s clinical simulation suite and so much more.

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HEALTHCARE:

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

Expert Tutors & Industry Specialists This course is delivered by expert tutors and industry specialists, ensuring that the skills you learn are up to date and demanded by the healthcare sector. Topics covered include: Good Scientific & Clinical Practice; Core Science Concepts; and Working within the Health & Science Sector. You’ll then take it to the next level, focusing on an occupational specialism, Supporting Healthcare, which includes: • Adult Nursing Care • Care of Children & Young People • Mental Health • Midwifery • Theatre • Therapy 186

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

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

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

Midwife, earning up to £45,000 per year

Nurse, earning up to £31,000 per year

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

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T Level Transition Programme HEALTHCARE This course is specifically designed to help you transition to the Healthcare T Level. If you… • are determined to progress on to the Healthcare T Level • would benefit from additional time to build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to meet the entry requirements • are keen to prepare yourself to fit in, and make a good impression in the healthcare sector …then this programme is for you!

Tailoring the programme to your needs This programme will prepare you for progression on to the Healthcare T Level. We will: • Assess your needs, identifying gaps in learning • Help you confirm that you’ve made the right choice of career, through continued careers guidance

Work Experience Work experience is a key element of this programme, enabling you to develop the skills to successfully complete the T Level Industry Placement, and for future workplace readiness. You’ll be prepared for your work experience in advance with talks and pre-visits, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. You’ll also be supported to develop your employability skills - problem solving, interview skills, CV writing and more - as part of the programme.

English & Maths English and/or maths is an important part of the programme, giving you the underpinning skills to achieve your potential in your T Level, employment and further learning. As such, we’ll help you achieve the grades required for your T Level.

Careers guidance will continue throughout the programme, allowing you to aspire to achieve your full potential in the healthcare sector.

Technical Content You’ll learn the basics of your occupation and achieve a Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. You will also learn some elements of your T Level curriculum.

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Professional Development & Support This element of the course will be tailored to your individual needs, to support your progression to T Level. You’ll receive individual mentoring and personal development tutoring, including: • Activities to develop confidence and resilience • Group work to develop communication skills • Tutorials and seminars, including careers education • Study skills, with opportunities to develop reading, writing, referencing and interpretation • Life skills We’ll also provide you with additional support, if you need it.

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Shardai Bristow Health & Social Care Level 3 Former pupil of Bolton St Catherine’s Academy

‘I’ve always wanted to be a midwife and this course will take me straight to university to study midwifery. I’ve enjoyed our unit about micro-organisms, especially in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, and I enjoyed a practical where we dissected a sheep’s heart and lungs – it really brought our learning to life.’

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health & social care

Full-time Study Programmes

Health & Social Care

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

CACHE

Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades 9-4,

You will learn • Equality, Diversity & Rights

Health & Social Care

CACHE Extended Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year

Health & Social Care

CACHE Diploma

Level 1

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

Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, ideally including English and Maths. A satisfactory reference showing excellent attendance at your last place of study and a clear DBS check.

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

• Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills • Lifespan Development • Sociological & Psychological Perspectives of Health & Social Care • Anatomy & Physiology • Human Growth & Development You will learn • Human Growth & Development • Working in Health & Social Care • Communication in Health & Social Care • Safeguarding and Protection for Health & Social Care

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Hannah Leeper Health & Social Care Level 3 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School ‘We’ve had training at The Phlebotomy Centre Bolton, where we took blood from prosthetic arms. Next, I plan on training as a midwife before becoming a neonatal nurse.’ 192

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Lead Adult Care Worker

Apprenticeship Level 3

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

Adult Care Worker

Apprenticeship Level 2

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

You will learn • How to support the individuals you are working with according to their personal requirements • How to create and develop a care plan based on the person’s preferences in the way they want to be supported • How to monitor, plan and review a care plan in response to changing physical, social,

and emotional needs of individuals • Relevant statutory Standards and Codes of Practice for your role • What the ‘Duty of Care’ is in practice • How to lead and support others to ensure compliance with regulations and organisational policies and procedures

service check before starting the programme.

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

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

Olivia Power Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School Working at Old Vicarage Residential Home ‘The Apprenticeship gave me lots of first-hand experience in a care environment and I gained so much confidence looking after people with different needs; once my Apprenticeship ended, I was offered a full-time role here. Next, I plan on progressing to university to train as a nurse.’ /boltoncollege

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Motor

Vehicle Employer Academy Supported by the RRG Group

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

Our progression partner

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

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

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Motor Vehicle students will continue to enjoy high-class training and inspirational teaching, but the new Academy brings even more benefits: • Training on the latest hybrid and electric vehicle technology • High-quality Industry Placements, helping you to land your dream role • Experienced guest speakers from the RRG Group, providing an overview and professional insight into the car industry • Mock interviews with recruitment experts from the motor vehicle sector • Access to the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering On completion of your programme, you’ll be well-equipped for the future, with the technical and personal skills needed to excel in the fast-paced motor vehicle industry. It’s time to speed towards success!

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

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

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Ewan Bagot Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Home schooled ‘My next step’s the University of Bolton, where I’m going to study motorsport technology at the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME). The College has strong links with the NCME so it’s going to be a natural progression.’

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Diploma

Level 3

Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 or significant experience in the automotive industry.

You will learn • Diagnosing & Rectifying Automotive Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults • Diagnosing & Rectifying of Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults • Identifying & Agreeing Motor Vehicle Customer Service Needs

Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 or four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths.

You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively • Operating Principles of Engines & Electrical & Electronic Systems • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements.

• Operating Principles of Tyres, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems

Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Diploma Level 2

Duration 1 year

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year

You will learn • Foundation Skills • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements.

Introduction

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

Entry Level

Duration 1 year

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Thomas Rangeley Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Level 3 Former pupil of Sharples School ‘I grew up loving cars so this was the only course for me – the facilities and equipment are good and I love the tutors. I want to get into motorsports so next, I’d like to progress to a course at the University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.’

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Motor vehicle Full-time Study Programmes

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint))

Diploma

Level 3

Duration 2 years

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

• Preparation of Vehicles • Management Studies Body Repair route: You will learn • Repairing Complex Body & Structural Faults Paint route: • Repairing Panels • Complex Vehicle Paint Application • Preparing & Fixing Complex Units • Rectification of Paint Defects • Management Studies

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint))

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

Diploma

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

Level 2

Duration 1 year

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint)

Diploma Level 1

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications.

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

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

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 3 years

Entry Requirements A Level 2 or equivalent Functional Skills qualification, and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector. GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

Mackenzie Shelmerdine Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School Working at North West Bloor Motor Works ‘An Apprenticeship is hands on which really suits me and I’m picking up lots of new skills from my employer.’

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


Josh Atkinson Motor Vehicle Panel Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School Working at H. Samson (Bolton) Ltd ‘I’ve just finished my Apprenticeship and I’ve been offered a job as a full-time Panel Technician. I chose to do my Apprenticeship through Bolton College because it was recommended - they have a good reputation. Eventually, I want to work as a Panel Technician in America.’ /boltoncollege

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Motor Vehicle paint Technician

Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

Average Duration 3 years

Motor Vehicle Panel technician

Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

Average Duration 3 years

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

throughout your training – we can help with this.

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

You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively • Vehicle Body Repair Materials • Vehicle Body Repair • Skills in Removing & Fitting Non-Permanent Vehicle Body Panels

Owen Entwistle Motor Vehicle Paint Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘I work better when I’m hands on, so the practical nature of an Apprenticeship appealed to me. The facilities here are really good and I’m not only learning off the tutors in College, I’m also learning daily on the job, picking up skills and techniques from my colleagues in the garage.’

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You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively • Vehicle Refinishing Tools • Vehicle Refinishing


Alex Strange Motor Vehicle Panel Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Turton High School Working at RRG Group’s Accident & Repair Centre ‘The College’s Motor Vehicle Academy is supported by the RRG Group, which led to me getting an Apprenticeship with them. It’s brought lots of benefits; now that I’ve finished my Apprenticeship, RRG have employed me as a full-time Panel Beater.’

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

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Erin McNamara-Cox Performing & Production Arts Level 3 Former pupil of Westleigh High School ‘We have two dance studios and a theatre with lighting and seating for an audience – it makes our shows amazing! It’s been a happy course; you can be yourself without judgement and the tutors are amazing. Next, I’m studying musical theatre at Edge Hill University.’

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performing arts Full-time Study Programmes UAL

(University of the Arts London)

Performing & Production Arts

Diploma

Level 2

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades 8-3, including at least a grade 4 in English. You will also be invited to attend an audition/interview. You will learn • Acting for Camera & Live Theatre • A Range of Dance Styles

Duration 1 year

UAL

(University of the Arts London)

Music, Performing & Production Arts Diploma

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications but you will need to prepare for an audition.

Level 1

• Comedy Performance • Film-Making • Front of House & Customer Service • Marketing • Music Videos • Operating, Lighting & Sound • Stage Management

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

Caitlyn Vining Performing & Production Arts Level 3 Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I’ve always loved performing and one of my highlights was performing in a College production of ‘Educating Rita’. After this, I’m going to the Institute of Contemporary Theatre Drama School.’

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You will also be invited to attend an audition/interview.

Performing & Production Arts

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

(University of the Arts London)

Diploma

Level 3 (First Year)

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Five GCSE grades 9-4, including English or Merit/Distinction grade in Performing Arts Diploma Level 2. Prior experience of dance classes, singing lessons or theatre work would be an advantage.

UAL

(University of the Arts London)

Performing & Production Arts

Extended Diploma

Level 3 (Second Year) Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A one-year Diploma Level 3 (UAL or BTEC) with a Merit or Distinction Profile. You will also be invited to attend an audition/interview. You will learn • Developing Performance & Production Skills • Preparing for Progression

• Exploration of Specialist Study • Extended Project (Full-scale production) You will also select a preferred performance pathway to specialise in. Acting Pathway • Improvisation • Voice/Movement Classes • Acting Styles • Classical Theatre • Contemporary Theatre • Masks & Comedy • Acting for Camera • Audition Techniques Dance & Acting Pathway • Jazz Dance • Contemporary Dance

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

• Urban Dance • Dance & Drama Improvisation • Physical Theatre • Choreographing Dance • Musical Theatre • Audition Techniques

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Luke Jones Performing & Production Arts Diploma Level 3 Home schooled ‘I want to be a writer, working in animation and cartoons; this course has given me the qualifications to progress because next, I’m going to the University of Salford to study drama and creative writing.’

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First big break – performing arts students star in the music video for ‘Home,’ a Solomon Grey track remixed by Hectic. Watch the video here: www.bit.ly/bc-homevideo

Creating the perfect show reel.

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Performing Arts students starred in a 32-run production of ‘The Little Things’, a play about mental health. More than 1,000 staff and students watched the performances.

An acting masterclass by Sheldon and Sonya, former students who returned to Bolton College after achieving masters.

Taking centre stage: stars of the College’s production of ‘Jane and the Giant Peach.’

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

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Victoria Harrison Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Home educated ‘I chose public services because I enjoy caring for people. The tutors are helpful and understanding and they always have your best interests at heart. After this, I’m going straight into employment in either the NHS or the police.’

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public services Full-time Study Programmes Maths and Science or a Merit/

FORENSICS & CRIMINAL Distinction in a relevant Level 2 INVESTIGATION Qualification.

BTEC Diploma Level 3

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

Public Services

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A good progress file and a commitment to the uniformed services as a career, as well as a

You will learn • Forensic Psychology • Applications of Criminology • Environmental Forensics • Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques • Forensic Fire Investigation satisfactory school reference. 36 points from your GCSEs including 6 or above in Maths and English. You will learn • Leadership & Teamwork in the Public Services • Fitness Testing & Training

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

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

DISTINCTION Graded Student!

I’m off to Liverpool John Moores University next to study professional policing.’

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POLICING

NCFE Extended Diploma

Level 3

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

Uniformed Public Services

BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2

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

UNiformed Public Services

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Level 1

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

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

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

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

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• Working Skills in the Public Services • Volunteering • Sport & Recreation • Citizenship & Society • Crime and its Effects

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


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Paula Grzankowska Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘This progamme has taught me so much about the emergency services, helping me decide to become an Operating Room Technician – I’m studying this at Edge Hill, after getting three Distinction stars, the highest grades possible.’

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BTEC Level 3 Forensics & Criminal Investigation

If you want an exciting career in Forensics, Criminology, Policing or Forensic Psychology, then this full-time study programme is the place to start!

Once completed, you’ll have the qualifications to progress to a Higher Education degree, allowing you to pursue a career as a:

Equivalent to three A Levels, you’ll learn:

• Police Officer • Crime Scene Investigator • Prison Officer • Forensic Scientist • Psychologist • Criminal Profiler • Plus more!

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Policing Extended Diploma NCFE Level 3

This full-time study programme is your first step towards a career in the Police Service! Equivalent to three A Levels, not only will you develop your physical fitness for entry into the Police, you’ll also cover: • • • •

Neighbourhood Policing Crime Scene Investigation Dealing with Emergency Incidents The UK Legal System & the Police Service • Collaboration Between the Emergency Services • Leadership Skills

Once completed, you’ll have the qualifications to progress to further study, allowing you to pursue an exciting career as a: • • • • • • • •

Police Officer Prison Officer Criminal Profiler Probation Officer Police Community Support Officer Criminal Intelligence Analyst Security Manager Plus more!

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

Why settle for just playing sport when you can make a career out of it? You don’t have to pursue a career as a professional sportsperson to get into the industry either – instead, with a qualification from us, you can enjoy a future as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, coach, nutritionist and more. Strengthen your skills with us!

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Leon Callaghan Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Little Lever School ‘I’m hoping to go to the University of Bolton to study sport then eventually I’d like a career coaching. The tutors here have supported me so much, they even came to cheer me on when I competed in a swimming gala.’

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sport, fitness & wellbeing Full-time Study Programmes Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at Grades 8-4 or 32 points including English

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and Maths, or a related Level 2 qualification. You will learn • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology • Psychology for Sports • Practical Sports Investigation • Fitness & Training

or a Level 1 qualification in Sports, plus a satisfactory level of English and maths.

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Level 2

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 4 or above

Sport Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Suitability judged by interview and initial assessment. You will learn This full-time (16 hours a week) one-year course includes five BTEC units and an additional Bolton College Certificate in Personal & Social Development (PSD). Topics covered include:

You will learn • Instructing, observing & assisting gym-based activities • Evaluating and developing own practice in instructing exercise & fitness

• Sport & active leisure as part of a healthy lifestyle, externally assessed by 45 minute multiple choice written assessment • The importance of participation in sport & active leisure (double unit) • How the active body works • Introducing the sport & active leisure industry (double unit) • Working with different types of customers in sport & active leisure

• Sports Coaching & Development • Sport as a Business • Fitness Instructing

• Motivating and supporting clients to develop & maintain fitness • Planning & preparing gym-based activities with clients • First Aid

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sport, fitness & wellbeing Full-time Study Programmes Fitness & Wellbeing Academy Level 3 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate and a Level 2 Coaching or Activity Leadership qualification and preferably have already achieved Maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above. You will learn This full-time (16 hours a week) one-year course includes:

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

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YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training • Applied anatomy & physiology • Promoting wellness through client motivation & instruction • Bespoke exercise programme design • Customised exercise programme instruction & communication techniques • Nutrition to support physical activity • Business acumen for a successful personal training practice

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

You will learn YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate • Anatomy & physiology for exercise & fitness instructors • Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment • Lifestyle & health awareness management • Gym-based programme planning & preparation

• Gym-based programme delivery & professional instruction. You will also gain a suite of additional qualifications: • Indoor Cycling Instructor • Circuit Training Instructor • Suspension Training Instructor (TRX) • First Aid at Work

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Charlotte Scully Fitness Academy Level 3 Schooled in Wigan ‘I started on the Level 2 and I’m planning on progressing to the Level 4, which will qualify me as an advanced personal trainer, allowing me to work with sports professionals.’

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Isabella Hardman Fitness Academy Level 3 Former pupil of Lord’s Independent School ‘This course has helped me to find something that I just love, the tutors here are fantastic and I’ve gained so much. Long term, I’d like my own CrossFit gym.’

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Jack Foxley Football Academy Level 3 ‘I’ve had so much support and encouragement from my coaches in the Football Academy. Now that I’ve finished my course, I’m doing at degree at University Academy 92.’

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sport, fitness & wellbeing Full-time Study Programmes Football Academy Level 3

and provide a satisfactory school reference.

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades 8-4 (or 32 points) including English and Maths, or a related Level 2 qualification. We’ll also ask you to attend an interview

You will learn 18 units including: • Principles of Anatomy & Physiology • Fitness Testing for Sports & Exercise • Psychology for Sports • Practical Sports Investigation • Fitness & Training

Football Academy Level 2

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

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

You will learn • Instructing, observing & assisting gym-based activities • Evaluating and developing own practice in instructing exercise & fitness • Motivating and supporting clients to develop & maintain fitness

Football Academy Level 1

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

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

You will learn • Taking part in exercise & fitness • Planning your own fitness programme • Improving own fitness • Work skills • Job opportunities in sport & active leisure

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

• Planning & preparing gym-based activities with clients • Dealing with accidents & emergencies (First Aid). Additional qualifications: • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning

• Working in sport & active leisure • How the body works • Risks & hazards in sport & active leisure You will also benefit from day-trips and attend various active events.

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Personal Trainer Apprenticeship Level 3

Average Duration 15 – 18 months Entry Requirements Applicants should have acquired relevant, active experience in the fitness sector prior to enrolment.

Community Sport & Health Officer Apprenticeship Level 3

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

Community Activator Coach

Apprenticeship Level 2

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

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It is recommended applicants will hold a Fitness Instructing Level 2 qualification. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary. You will learn • Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology

• Lifestyle Management & Client Motivation • Health & Wellbeing • Exercise Programme Design & Delivery • Nutrition • Business Planning & Marketing Strategies

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

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

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

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

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COMMUNITY FOOTBALL COACH Apprenticeship Level 2

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

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

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

Brad Armstrong Sport Apprenticeship Level 3 Former pupil of Oakwood Academy Working at St Philip’s CE Primary School ‘Being an apprentice has increased my confidence and helped me develop as a person and professionally; I aim to be a role model to the children I work with. I’ve just been offered a full-time role at the school and I enjoy coaching children with disabilities or motor skills difficulties, showing them that if you put your heart and soul into it you can achieve anything!’

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

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Travel & Tourism Full-time Study Programmes

Travel & Tourism

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

Extended Diploma

Level 3

Duration 2 years

You will learn • UK Conference Industry • Marketing for Travel & Tourism • Resort Representative Roles & Responsibilities

Travel & Tourism

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

Extended Certificate

Level 2

Duration 1 year

Travel & Tourism Industry Level 1 Duration 1 year

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

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 1-2 including Maths and English or successful completion of an Entry Level course. You will learn • UK Travel & Tourism Industry • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism • Promotional Material for Travel & Tourism • Providing information for a Tourist Destination

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• Airports & Airlines • Enterprise in Travel & Tourism • At least three trips to support your learning & understanding

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Leah West Travel & Tourism Level 3 Schooled in Yorkshire ‘I want to travel the world, ideally in event or hotel management. I’ve learnt so much on this course and it’s given me the skills to go to university to study business or management.’

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Plus so much more!

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

Learning & Development Mentors (LDMs)

GCSEs & Digital Skills

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

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

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

Student Mentors

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

The Hub@1.35C From planning an assignment to exam revision, pop in to see us at The Hub@1.35C on the first floor. Open to all learners on all levels, we’re here to offer help and advice on any aspect of your academic study. Email julie.rawlinson@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 662.

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

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wellbeing for learning & life Wellbeing for Learning & Life We aim to support you to develop the understanding, skills and behaviours to lead a fulfilling, worthwhile and happy life. Good wellbeing underpins successful learning, so we aim to provide the best possible experience for you. In addition to your learning programme we’ll provide you with a menu of activity and support based on the NHS ‘5 Steps to Wellbeing’: Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give to Others and Be Mindful.

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College Counselling Service. We believe that talking about any issues which might be worrying you is a strength – as they say a problem shared is a problem halved! Our staff will speak with you privately, listen carefully and they won’t judge you.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Chaplains, representing a number of 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.

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

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

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


Information, Advice & Guidance) …for your successful future! Readying you for the world of work or Higher Education

experience, industry placements and volunteering opportunities to enhance your employability.

Support accessing Higher Education and university

We provide individualised and group information advice and guidance, to support you to make informed choices about your career.

How can we help you?

If you want to go to university to achieve your career goals – we will support you to get there!

Individualised Careers Support Every single one of our students gets a dedicated LDM and a Careers Coach, so that you can aim high and reach your potential! Our friendly and well-qualified Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Team, based within Student Services, are available to offer impartial careers advice and guidance and answer questions regarding future progression and career opportunities. Our Pre-Professionals Programme ensures that you’ll receive unique support tailored to your requirements (pg 26) and are able to take part in quality work

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

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

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

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

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

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

Risk Assessments

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

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Autism Learning difficulty/disability Language, literacy or numeracy needs A physical disability Mental health needs Dyslexia Other specific barriers to education and/or learning

We also offer: • Bespoke sampling, tours and individual transition planning • Access arrangements assessments • Specialist equipment and resources • A dedicated liaison service from a team of SEN specialists, working across the fields of learning difficulties and disabilities; mental health specialist tutors; and SEN specialists for D/deaf and visually impaired learners • Appointments with specialist tutors • In-class support • One-to-one appointments • Specialist drop-ins for learners with high needs For more information, contact the Learner Support administration team on 01204 482 669 or alternatively email: studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk

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

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learner Support

Contact Learner Support Admin on studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk Telephone 01204 482 669

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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 Students with Mental Health Issues You may be feeling very anxious or nervous but specialist mentors at College can help you to learn techniques to cope with anything that is worrying you. We offer: • Individual interviews to assess support needs and put support plans in place • Ongoing pastoral support throughout the year • Help with enrolment procedures • Liaison with CAMHS and Community Mental Health Teams • We advocate on behalf of students if necessary Contact our SEN specialist for Mental Health Rachel Butler at rachel.butler@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 589

Support for D/deaf Students We provide a range of support for D/deaf learners throughout the College. This support can include: • A Communication Support Worker (CSW), including deaf-blind CSWs • A D/deaf counsellor • Equipment to provide visual aids • Film equipment and cameras • Hearing loops • Lip-speakers • Note-takers • Social activities, such as the D/deaf prom and summer school • Technical tutorials with your course tutor • Widget (BSL) software

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

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Moving on with your Career

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

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Engaging with Prospective Employers

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

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

Discretionary Bursary This funding is available to learners with a household income of less than £25,000 per year and helps cover the cost of studying. The Discretionary Bursary is awarded as help with the cost of your travel to and from College.

College Offers

Student Support Allowance

Bolton College offers a wide range of:

This bursary can offer you up to £33 per week to help towards the cost of coming to College.

• Free sports and recreational activities at lunchtimes and after College • Savings on food in our canteen, coffee shop and restaurant • Discounted rates at The Academy, our hair & beauty salon

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

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

• Subsidised trips and visits • Discounted membership fees for our on-site Fitness Suite

Courses are usually free if you are: •

Aged 16-18

Care to Learn

A British or European Union resident

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

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

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

Income Support

Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

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

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

You’re only eligible when you, or a responsible adult on your behalf, have made a successful application once enrolled. *For students who meet eligibility criteria. These details refer to the support available in 2021-22. Visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/financial-support

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OUR PASS card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Valeria Kolosovska Public Services HND Now studying Criminal Justice at the University of Bolton ‘I actually progressed from Public Services Level 1 and the College gave me everything I needed to get in to university so that eventually, I can join the police force; our tutors helped us to create a portfolio for interviews, really making us stand out from the crowd.’

Athena Hesketh Computing HND Progressing to the University of Bolton ‘I chose this because I want to reskill in the field of computing. After this, I’d like to do a top-up degree at the University of Bolton, then I’d like a job in programming as I’ve really enjoyed the JavaScript side of the course.’

James Cann Civil Engineering HNC ‘I want to become a qualified civil engineer, so this course is just what I was looking for; it’s allowing me to take my career to the next level and go to university.’

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

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

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

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Facilities Signature Restaurant • • •

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

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

Library & LRC •

Access to Apple Macs and wireless laptops

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

Cafés • •

Free Wi-Fi Free access to laptops

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

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Affordable homemade hot and cold food A wide range of snacks

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

Access to professional services and products • A comfortable, relaxing environment

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A guide for

Parents & carers Helping your son or daughter make a decision about their education is an important step…

support, we can ensure that your son or daughter takes their responsibilities seriously and makes well-informed decisions.

At Bolton College, we want your young person to have an outstanding education with real-world skills, helping them to stand out. This means that when it’s time to move on, they’ll have the confidence to springboard on to Higher Education or an exciting new career.

Here’s how the College helps to make successful young people:

We understand that during these uncertain times, a safe Covid environment is an essential aspect when choosing a college course. Here at Bolton College, we have followed all Government guidelines, ensuring that our learners and staff are as protected as possible within an operational environment, and we have introduced many measures to support and maintain this. We understand that a good relationship with parents and carers is essential, ensuring that our students have a successful experience at College, so we’ve put together this handy guide. Together with your encouragement and our

ACCESSIBILITY Our town centre location means we are easily accessible by bike and public transport. There are secure cycle stores for bikes at the back of the Deane Road building. There is also a drop off point for you to use if you bring your son or daughter in by car. OPEN EVENTS Come along to an Open Event (pg 4) with your son or daughter and get a feel for what it’s like studying at Bolton College. Have a chat with the tutors to help decide which course is best suited to your young person. EMBEDDING ATTITUDES FOR A LIFETIME Attending lessons on time; being punctual; arriving ready to learn; showing respect to tutors and classmates; and working hard - all behaviours that will stick with your son or daughter after College, helping them to succeed in their future career.

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STUDY PROGRAMMES & APPRENTICESHIPS Our study programmes are more than just a qualification – they’re designed to help young people step into their chosen careers or progress to university. We offer a range of subjects to suit your son or daughter’s goals and interests, from Entry Level through to Higher Education. ENGLISH & MATHS Your son or daughter will achieve that vital GCSE grade 9-4 if they haven’t already, essential for their chosen Higher Education course or career. ENRICHMENT We’re committed to supporting the personal development of your son or daughter, enhancing their College experience with opportunities outside of the classroom. Cross-college events; outdoor team building activities; local and international trips; and the opportunity to apply for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, plus more, will enhance personal and social skills and build confidence, so that your son or daughter has the skills employers are looking for. FAIRNESS & EQUALITY We’re an inclusive and supportive College, with a positive approach to equality. We have a commitment to countering discrimination and anti-social behaviour, helping create a safe and friendly environment for our learners.


FINANCIAL SUPPORT Our Student Services Team are always on hand to ensure funding is never an issue and to provide advice on bursary entitlements (pg 246).

QUALITY TEACHING Courses are taught by experienced industry professionals in state-of-theart facilities, using the latest industry-standard equipment.

We’re also offering FREE daily breakfast to ALL of our learners; FREE Our Pass for daily travelling; FREE course equipment for beauty therapists; and a FREE CSCS card for all construction learners, essential for site work.

T LEVELS We offer our learners T Level courses – a Gold Standard technical and professional qualification, which combines class-based theory, practical learning and Industry Placements of 315 days (pg 16).

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

We look forward to working with you in the future!

They’ll also get to experience the world of work first hand, via a variety of Industry Placements and work experience opportunities, helping develop personal and career-specific skills. They will also have the opportunity to try out degree level study through our EXCEED Programme with the University of Bolton.

COLLEGE CONNECT Connecting parents/carers of young people who have applied to study at Bolton College.

ENGAGE Connecting parents/carers of learners already at Bolton College.

KEEPING YOU INFORMED Throughout the year, we’ll keep you up to speed about what’s going on at Bolton College. We communicate with parents/carers on a regular basis, using College Connect and College Engage. /boltoncollege

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How to Apply Full-time study programmes

4 Look out for your text invitation to book an interview Keep your mobile number and email address up to date, as this is how we will contact you about your application.

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

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Book your interview slot You can book an interview time via our online service. The booking link will be in your interview invitation text. You can also ring us on 01204 482 155, once you have your invite.

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

6 Attend your interview

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Your interview outcome or result If your interviewer offers you a conditional place on one of our courses, we will email you a confirmation. All our course offers are conditional on you achieving the necessary GCSE grades and getting a good reference from school. If you aren’t offered a place at the end of your interview, don’t worry. We will refer you to a more suitable subject or to our Careers Team, who will offer you advice on your options.

8 New Student Day & initial assessment We aren’t sure how our New Student Day and Initial Assessments will run this year, but we will keep you informed via email and text once you have been offered a place.

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

Enrol and secure your place You will be able to enrol and confirm your place once you have collected your GCSE results in August. We’ll email you with all the details you need to do this in August.

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

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admissions

WANTED!

On pages 256-257, we’ve given you a step-by-step guide to the application and admissions process.

Ambitious, motivated young people!

All you need to know!

Here, the Admissions Team answer some common questions, helping to make that move to College completely stress free. HOW DOES IT WORK once I’ve applied? When we receive your application, we’ll text you with a link to book your interview. If you prefer, you can book your interview time over the phone. Remember to keep your mobile number and email address up to date! How frequent are INTERVIEWS? Each subject has interviews at least once a month, from November. What’s a CONDITIONAL OFFER? It’s a promise to provide you with a College place, provided you achieve certain criteria – this could be a particular GCSE grade, good reference or suitable work placement. Your offer will be confirmed in writing.

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

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

How to JOIN US and ENROL! Enrolment starts from GCSE results day. We’ll email you with all the details you need to complete your enrolment in August.

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

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Young People’s Open Events!

Part of the University of Bolton Group

We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so we’re giving you TWO options to help you discover what we’re all about – visit us in person or view our Virtual Open Event, or you could even do both! Visit us on one of the dates below: • Tues 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm

• Thur 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm

• Wed 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm

• Tue 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm

If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting

www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events If you can’t attend our Open Event in person, or would rather tour our campus, explore our programmes and hear from students and staff from the comfort of your own home, check out our Virtual Open Event, available online NOW! Visit the link below to access over 40 videos, helping you to make important decisions about your future, at a time convenient to you.

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