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allow you to… Progress to University ‘I’m going to uni to specialise in supply chain & logistic management.’ Peter Dzuga Business Level 3

Build your CV ‘The placement, organised by Bolton College, has given me additional experience.’ Tremaine Clarke Art & Design Level 3

Secure Employment ‘Thanks to my Apprenticeship I’m progressing in my career.’ Jake Roberts, Boundary Garage Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship Level 3

Grow in Confidence! ‘Once I’m qualified, I’d like to open my own salon.’ Katie Wilson Hairdressing Level 1

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Contents . . . How to Get Started 5 Welcome 6-9 Careers Index 10-11 Full-time Study Programmes 12-13 Apprenticeships 14-17 Enrichment 18-19 English & Maths 20 Best of Bolton 21-23 Industrial Placements & Work Experience

Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeship Areas 24-27 Applied Science 28-33 Art, Design & Digital Media 34-41 Beauty Therapy 42-51 Business & Professional Services 52-57 Childcare 58-65 Computing & IT 66-97 Construction (various sectors) 68-71 Brickwork 72-75 Carpentry & Joinery 76-79 Electrical 80-83 Painting & Decorating 84-87 Plastering 88-91 Plumbing 92-93 Roofing 94-97 Professional Building 98-101 Engineering 102-103 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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104-109 Event, Hospitality & Catering Management 110-113 Foundation Learning 114-121 Hairdressing & Media Make-up 122-127 Barbering 128-133 Health & Social Care 134-149 Motor Vehicle 150-157 Performing Arts 158-161 Public Services 162-169 Sport, Fitness & Activity Leadership 170-171 Teaching Assistant

Support 172-173 Support with Your Studies 174-175 All About the Money 176 IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance) 177 Greater Manchester Higher 178-179 Progression to University (HE) 180 Your Learning Environment 181 Facilities 182-183 Parents’ Guide 184-185 How to Apply 186 Your Guide to Admissions 187 Useful Contacts Disclaimer: Progress to Success courses are suggested study routes that learners can take, but they also have the opportunity to take on other opportunities. Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this guide was accurate at the time of printing. Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice. The Government is currently introducing positive Apprenticeship reform with the creation of Employer Trailblazer Groups, who are developing new Apprenticeship standards. As such, Apprenticeship qualifications may be subject to change.


Welcome . . .

There has never been a more exciting time to join Bolton College; we have recently merged to become part of the University of Bolton Group providing more opportunities for you including clear progression routes to degrees and Higher Apprenticeships. You’ll soon be making an important decision about your education and your future. What you do next is important and we’re here to help you every step of the way. We’re the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications. Ofsted also agrees; during our last Ofsted 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. Here at the College you can select one of two pathways to Higher Education or employment, a Full-time Study Programme or an Apprenticeship. If you decide to study full-time at College, we have a great range of study programmes covering a variety of professions and occupations. As you study for your chosen career, we will help you with essential work experience opportunities. Our team of Learning Mentors will support you throughout. If you choose the Apprenticeship route, we have a wide range of careers for you to choose from. You will start work with an employer and earn while you learn, supported throughout by our team of Work Based Tutors. Whichever route you choose to take, we will provide you with the skills and qualifications that employers or universities demand. If you need a little extra help, we’ve got your back. Ofsted also said that College staff ‘provide effective pastoral and learning support with well-targeted information, advice and careers guidance that enables learners to make informed choices about their future careers.’ So, if you’d like some support with choosing your next step, you can attend one of our Open Events, see page 2 or call the team on 01204 482 182.

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Be inspired to become a Biochemist, a Yoga Instructor or a Surveyor. Find your area of study to make your dream a career reality.

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Applied Science p24-27 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 p28-33 Animator Art Director 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 p34-41 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 p42-51 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

Childcare p52-57 Childcare Practitioner Childminder Crèche or Playgroup Leader Early Years Practitioner Learning Support Assistant Nanny Nursery Supervisor Play Worker Primary School Teacher Special Educational Needs Teacher Support Worker Teaching Assistant


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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

Roofer Scaffolder Shop Fitter Site Manager Structural Engineer Tiler Town Planner Warehouse Operative Water Cooler & Boiler Installer Window Fitter

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Construction p66-97 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

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Engineering p98-101 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 p104-109 Air Cabin Crew Café Owner Canteen Manager Caterer Chef Coffee Shop Supervisor Commis Chef Cruise Ship Steward Event Organiser Food Product Designer Hotel Manager Housekeeper Marketing Executive Public Relations Officer Restaurateur Tourism Officer

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Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up p114-127 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 p128-133 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 p134-149 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 p150-157 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


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Teaching Assistant p170-171 Public Services p158-161 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 Fitness Instructor

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

Sport, Fitness & Activity Leadership p162-169 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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WHAT YOU NEED Our full-time study programmes, consist of seven key elements designed to maximise your career prospects and increase your options for further or higher study.

1. Achievement Rates We’re the Number 1 General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications.

2. Vocational Programmes Our industry-experienced tutors will prepare you for success in your chosen vocation. Ofsted said, ‘learners make good progress across all aspects of their study programme’.

3. Industrial Placements & Work Experience You’ll gain experience in the workplace on your course, developing crucial skills to succeed in your chosen career. Ofsted said our learners benefit from work experience ‘relevant to their vocational subjects’.

4. Employability & Personal Skills You’ll be supported to develop the skills and attitude that will make you shine in the workplace. Ofsted said that our ‘development of learners’ personal, social and employability skills is good’.

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5. English & Maths Research shows that success in these subjects will have the greatest impact on your future earnings and we’re here to help you achieve them. Ofsted said, ‘learners make good progress in improving their English and maths’.

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6. Learning & Financial Support You’ll be assigned a Learning Development Mentor (LDM) to support you throughout your time with us. They will help you with financial support if needed for travel and meals. They’ll help you excel and build your skills and confidence. FREE College Meals Students attending 3 days a week or more will save £260 per year* *For students who meet eligibility criteria. These details refer to the support available in 2018-19.

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

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WHAT YOU NEED Our Apprenticeships kick-start careers whilst providing the option to go on to Further or Higher education. Consisting of four key elements, they begin with you in your first job and earning a wage.

1. Earn & Learn from Experts in the Field

2. Subject Specific Qualifications Relevant industry qualifications demonstrate learners have the knowledge and skills for their career. Ofsted said learners ‘develop a high standard of vocational skills’.

3. English & Maths Ofsted said, ‘apprentices develop a good understanding of how to apply their skills in English and mathematics within their vocational work’.

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We deliver over 43 programmes across 16 industry areas. Ofsted said we ‘actively promote high achievement of apprentices’.


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Each learner is assigned a designated tutor. Ofsted said they provide, ‘good and effective support…both in College and within the workplace’.

You can study an Apprenticeship in the following areas... Accountancy - Barbering - Brickwork Business Administration - Carpentry & Joinery - Childcare Coaching - Computing & IT - Customer Services Digital Marketing - Electrical Installation Fitness Instructing - Hairdressing Health & Social Care - Motor Vehicle Painting & Decorating - Paralegal - Plastering - Plumbing Roofing - Teaching Assistant

Check out our latest vacancies at

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Enrichment Enrichment activities offer students the opportunity to do something different to their usual classroom and workshop-based activities and add a different dimension and value to their studies. Cross-college enrichment activities include internal College events such as Freshers’ Fair, Zorb Balling and the Diversity Festival. Organised trips and activities outside of College include a variety of educational, cultural and fun events. These have included trips to Media City, Hollywood Bowl, Liverpool Slavery Museum, Chester Zoo, Arley Hall & Gardens, Alton Towers and Manchester Museum of Science & Industry. Our learners have enjoyed performances at The Octagon, The Lowry and the Northern Ballet. Trampolining, paint balling at Douglas Valley, Challenge4Change team building and footgolf have also kept our learners busy.

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Whether football, badminton or cricket is your thing, there are a huge range of sports and activities to improve your health, wellbeing and fitness. There are daily sports sessions or you can join and train with a College team for football or basketball. The library staff offer activities such as how to use Prezi for course presentations, art and craft activities and book clubs. In addition to all of these activities, there are chances to enrich your studies with industry visits, enterprise activities and College and regional competitions, where you can show off the skills you have learnt on your course. You’ll also benefit from visits to Jobs Fairs and Higher Education Fairs, helping you to decide your next steps whilst visits from speakers to your classroom, who are experts in the field you’ll be working in, can tell you what it’s like to work in your sector, giving you a real feel for your chosen industry.


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Aiming high - taking on the Three Peaks Challenge

Artistic ambition at the University of Bolton’s Aspire Arts Competition

Adding the finishing touches to a Venetian mural

Call of the wild – a trip to Chester Zoo

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A visit to the Emmerdale film set

College Masterchef GMCG’s Catering Skills Competition

The Google Digital Garage bus zooms in to College

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A visit to the University of Bolton’s Special FX Department

The fastest blind man on earth, Mike Newman

Out of this world - viewing Tim Peake’s spacesuit and spacecraft at MOSI Back in time – a trip to York Castle

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English & Maths

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

FAQs 1. I’m no good at English and maths. What’s the point? We think you can be and we can prove it. The teaching and learning approach to English and maths at College is very different from school - and it works! 2. What if I don’t get my GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and/or Maths at school? You will continue to study to achieve these qualifications as part of your study programme, until you gain a Grade 4 (C) or equivalent. 3. So I can work towards achieving my GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and/or Maths? Yes! You’ll study in English and/or maths classes if you haven’t already gained a grade 4 (C) or above. You will be enrolled on a GCSE course and learners

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studying in foundation learning will have the option of studying Functional Skills.

6. I need extra support with my English and maths. Can I get some help?

4. What are Functional Skills?

Yes, you have the ability to pass and our tutors will get you there!

They’re not just about knowledge of English and maths. They’re about using this knowledge in real-life, helping you to operate confidently and independently. 5. I’ve already achieved GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C). Will I still study English and maths? Only if you want to, or if you need a Level 3 in English or maths for your desired career or HE course. We would encourage you to continue to develop your skills in maths by attending our Bright Sparks programme, which is the Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies which will give you the edge in the jobs market.

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If you have difficulties or disabilities, English and maths will form part of your programme - we’ll help you to develop at your own pace and level. Work-related learning, work experience and preparation for work play key roles in your programmes; English and maths will be embedded into these too. If you’re planning to go to university and have a grade 4 (bottom C) in English or maths please check your university requirements. If you do require a grade 5 (top C) please speak to your Learning Development Mentor who will ensure you get on to an appropriate course.


Ahmed Mohammad – Maths GCSE Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘I like the teaching methods in class; they really help me learn. We do a mixture of presentations and group work and our teachers made sure we were fully prepared for our exams by letting us practice our techniques using mock GCSE papers. I’m going to use my Maths GCSE to study Business Management at university.’

Charlie Fardoe – GCSE English Former pupil of Ladybridge High School

Kelis Obazee – GCSE English and Maths Schooled in Italy

‘Studying for my GCSE in College was a much more positive experience than at school. The style of teaching is much better and we’ve had more time to cover more topics and look at them in greater depth. We also get lots of support with revision techniques.

‘The skills that I am learning in Maths can also be applied in many other subjects. I’m studying Business at Bolton College and have been able to use my maths knowledge in the accounting modules and when analysing data and looking at statistics.

When I’ve passed my GCSE I’ll be able to get a job in the catering industry.’

I’m hoping to continue my studies and move into Health and Social Care.’

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Marek Palt – GCSE Maths Former pupil of Canon Slade School ‘The GCSE Maths course is very good. There’s a lot of work but it’s very manageable, even when studying alongside other subjects. The teacher explains everything really well and I’ve found it easy to get the hang of new topics and techniques. Once I’ve completed my GCSE I’d like to complete an Apprenticeship as an IT Technician.’

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The best of

Bolton University of Bolton Stadium Elite sporting facilities including Bolton Arena and the University of Bolton Stadium.

The Market Place & The Vaults Upgraded Market Place shopping centre with cinema, crazy golf and a selection of restaurants including Nando’s and Gourmet Burger.

Transport Interchange New transport interchange, connecting rail and bus networks.

Octagon Theatre The nationally acclaimed Octagon Theatre, currently undergoing a £10 million revamp.

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Bolton Museum Home to one of the most significant ancient Eqypt collections in the UK.


Industrial Placements Some Level 3 learners may be fortunate to be able to participate in the Transition Industrial Placement experience which will become the standard for Level 3 vocational courses, soon to become the new T Level qualifications, beginning in 2020. What this means for you: • The opportunity of a 45-60 day placement • A placement in a setting where you can develop your occupational skills • The support of a Career Coach who will support and visit you throughout the placement The benefits of work experience are well established; you will get the opportunity to develop your skills in the real world as well as learning about the attitudes and behaviours necessary for a successful career. A longer work placement has the additional benefits of: • Allowing you to see through a substantial project with an employer • Allowing you to develop and sustain working relationships over time • The employer having the time to see your full potential as a possible employee The College participated in a pilot study for the new placements last year and the outcomes were very positive. A number of learners were successful in securing Apprenticeships or jobs to take up at the end of their courses and most learners felt that it had developed their skills and understanding of their chosen profession.

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Work Experience This programme will give you the skills and confidence to bag your dream job! We’ll provide you with an authentic, hands-on experience of your chosen career, plus the chance to gain essential life skills. Work experience also has a hugely positive impact on your employability and provides you with an understanding of the structure and reality of working life. Throughout the programme, you’ll receive feedback and coaching which will help you to make informed decisions about your future.

Shelley Duncan Bolton Council ‘Blerta fitted in to both teams really well and is a fast worker. She picked up new skills quickly and was tasked with some important public-facing work via social media, which she completed with confidence. She’s highly competent.’

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Here’s what our employers had to say… ‘Hafsa’s shown a positive attitude and demonstrated an ability to learn new skills quickly. She’s bonded with our team members and has taken on board the values of the company. She has a lot of potential.’ Zam, iCare ‘For an 18 year old Ben is at the top of his game. He constantly contributes ideas and has been a valuable resource to the company. He’s highly employable.’ Mark, MAC Roofing and Building ‘Kelis has worked extremely hard and has fitted in with staff and clients. She’s worked on financial spreadsheets, created a presentation, collated receipts for the books, telephoned contacts to help sort out emails, created our Twitter account and regularly updated our social media feeds.’ Julie, Excel in Life ‘Tresor has been exceptionally hard working; he’s taken time to understand everything that we ask him to look at. He’s extremely punctual and very polite and he has been a massive support to our organisation in the time that he has been with us.’ Andrew, Safe Networks

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Applied

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Our Applied Science programme, based in our STEM Centre, will give you the knowledge and skills that employers and universities are looking for. The health science units of this programme are ideal if you’d like to take a degree in a health professional role, such as radiology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Our merger with the University of Bolton also means there are clear progression routes to Higher Education, giving you the perfect start to employment in the science industry.

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Our progression partner

Pharmacist

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Atimizia Afonso Applied Science Level 3 Former pupil of Havering College, London ‘The teaching at Bolton College is excellent. The tutors have lots of time and patience to make sure I’m happy and that I fully understand the topics covered. I know that I can ask as many questions as I need and they’ll always be there to support me. My plan is to progress to university in the future and study adult nursing.’

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Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, Maths and Science/Applied Science.

You will learn • Biomedical Science • Diseases & Infections • Human Physiology • Nutritional Health • Health Psychology • Public Health • Health Science • Microbiological Techniques

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Biomedical Engineering Materials Science Medical Biology Sport & Exercise Science

Level 3

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Adrian Kenyon Applied Science Level 3 Former pupil of Little Lever High School ‘I’ve found the course fascinating and think that it will give me lots of opportunities for further study and to progress in my career. I’ve really enjoyed the Chemistry side of the course, particularly dealing with molecular formulas and equations. After the course I’m progressing to university to continue studying in this field and focus on neuro chemistry. My longer term goal is to complete a Masters and Phd.’

Ashley Harnet Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Former pupil of Rumworth School ‘I’ve been fascinated by science from a young age and love reading books to find out how things work. The Applied Science course has given me the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including chemistry and biology and has widened my options for further study when I progress to university.’

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Art

Design & Digital Media Full-time Study Programmes If you’re creative then our Art, Design & Digital Media courses will unlock your potential. Learning from tutors with years of industry experience, you’ll build a portfolio of work and explore a range of media and methods, working to live briefs. You can express your individuality by specialising in your preferred area and there’s even a chance to display your work in our end-of-year Arts Showcase. With visits to galleries and artists’ studios, as well as masterclasses delivered by art world professionals, we’ll ensure you make a splash in the creative industries.

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• Art & Design

90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including Art, Maths and English or a Diploma at Merit level or above, plus a portfolio of work.

• Art & Design

UAL/Diploma Level 2 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements You’ll need at least four GCSEs grades 3-1 (D-G) including English and Maths and at least one in a relevant subject. We’ll also ask to see a portfolio of your art/design work.

Art & Design UAL/Diploma 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 ask to see a portfolio of your art/design work.

Develop skills in • 2D & 3D Visual Communication • Building an Art Portfolio • Exploration, Development and Production of Art & Design • Contextual References in Art & Design • Digital Art Skills & Design

Develop skills in • Printmaking • Drawing Development • Painting • Textiles • Digital Art Skills • 3D Materials • Visual & Contextual Studies • Photography

Develop skills in • Printmaking • Markmaking • Painting • Textiles • Image Manipulation • Digital Art Skills • 3D Materials

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You have one of two pathways to choose from on this course: Pathway 1 • Animation • Photography Pathway 2 • Surface Pattern • Fine Art

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Progress to Success University

• Art & Design • Fine Art • Games Art • Photography • Animation & Illustration • Graphic Design • Special Effects • Textiles • Fashion

Level 3 Level 2 Level 1


Full-time Study Programmes • Art & Design

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A 90 credit Diploma or equivalent in Art & Design, including Art, Maths and English or a Diploma at Merit level or above, plus a portfolio of work.

Develop skills in • 2D & 3D Visual Communication • Building an Art Portfolio • Exploration, Development and Production of Art & Design • Contextual References in Art & Design • Assisting in applying for Higher Education

You will have the opportunity to study two of the four specialisms below: • Photography • Fine Art • Surface Pattern • Graphic Design

Mohammad Zaman Art and Design Level 3 ‘I enjoyed studying photography at high school and wanted to learn more about the subject at College, while also having the opportunity to develop my skills in other disciplines such as 3D Computer Design and Photoshop. Next year I’m going to university to train as a professional photographer.’

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Annalise Riches Schooled in Accrington Art & Design Diploma Level 3 ‘The tutors are very supportive and I’m able to tailor my learning to my interests in fashion design. The course covers textiles and design as well as other art and design disciplines, so it doesn’t limit my options for the future. I’d like to go to university to study fashion design and my dream is to run my own fashion line one day.’

Dagan Bateson Former Pupil of Ladybridge High School Art & Design Diploma Level 3 ‘At Level 3 we’re able to specialise and focus on the aspects of the course that we’re most interested in and want to pursue as a career in the future. I’d like to go to university next and then get a job in graphic design.’

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Louis Wynne Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College Art & Design Diploma Level 3 ‘The course gives us artistic freedom. We’re able to choose which media we want to specialise in and how we present our ideas for our end of year projects. I’m going to study visual effects at university in London and then hopefully become a Visual Effects Artist.’ Phoebe Coleman Former pupil of Canon Slade School Art & Design Diploma Level 3 ‘The tutors are passionate about their subject. I like the fine art element and the research projects on the course. We’ve been on lots of trips to art galleries, which have provided inspiration and helped with my research.’ www.boltoncollege.ac.uk • 01204 482 182

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Full-time Study Programmes Our progression partner

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If you’re creative, sociable and enjoy working as part of a team, then you may be tempted by a career in beauty therapy. Learning cutting edge skills from our expert teaching staff in industry-standard commercial salons, you’ll soon progress to treating members of the public in our professional beauty treatment rooms. You’ll receive training from industry experts, including Ellisons, Studex, St. Tropez and Dermalogica and you’ll get to exhibit your new skills in our annual Beauty Showcase event.

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Full-time Study Programmes Beauty Therapy Technical Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, together with a passion for beauty therapy OR Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 1

Hair & Beauty Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 (D) 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 • Facial Treatments • Manicure • Pedicure • Eye Treatments • Waxing • Make-up • Working in Beauty-Related Industries • Client Care & Communication

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

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

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Salon Management Complementary Therapies Sport Massage Special Effects & Make-up Artistry

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• Beauty Therapy • Complementary Therapies • Special Effects & Make-up Artistry • Nail Technology

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Jessica Munro – Beauty Therapy Level 2 Former pupil of Elton High School ‘I really enjoy making people look and feel better, so the beauty therapy course was an easy choice. The lessons are really interactive and help me to learn. The atmosphere in College is friendly and fun and the already amazing facilities are constantly improving. I want to progress to Beauty Therapy Level 3 and then work on cruise ships in the future.’

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Beauty Therapies Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

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

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Beauty Therapy Level 2

Complementary Therapies Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) 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.

Duration 2 years

Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements You will need to have 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 • Aromatherapy • Reflexology • Body Massage • Principles & Practices of Complementary Therapies • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology • Setting Up a Business in Complementary Therapy

• Fashion & Photographic Make-up • Wig Work • Creative Hair-Design • Media Make-up • Applying Prosthetic Pieces • Health & Safety in the Salon

You will learn • Camouflage Make-up • Airbrush Make-up to the Face

Nail Technology Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

for an informal interview and asked to provide a satisfactory school reference.

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements We ask that you have either three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and Beauty Therapy Level 2. You will be invited

You will learn • Enhancing the Appearance of Nails using Gel Acrylic & Wrap Systems • Advanced Nail Art Skills, including Advanced 3D Techniques

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Krishan Patel Advanced Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 3 ‘I love the course, my tutor is very supportive and the facilities at Bolton College are exceptional. I’ve always wanted to own my own business so in the next year I’d like to open up my own beauty salon - I’ve been saving to do this since I was 16 and the skills I’ve gained from this course will allow me to do this. In 10 years’ time, I’m aiming to have multiple salons nationwide.’

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Salon Management Higher Professional Diploma Level 4 Duration 1 year

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

Advanced Diploma in Complementary Therapies Level 4

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) 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.

Duration 1 year

Sports Massage Therapy Diplomas Levels 3 & 4 Duration Level 3 1 year Level 4 1 year

Theatrical Techniques, Media Make-up & Special Effects Diploma Level 4 Duration 1 year

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

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

Entry Requirements You need to show good communication and life skills. A good general education is essential for this demanding course and an excellent level of English is required.

You will learn • Anatomy , Physiology & Pathology • Sports Therapy Massage • Nutrition, Health & Fitness • Management of Soft Tissue Injuries • Postural Analysis/Pre-post – Maintenance Massage • Professional Practice in Sports Massage

Entry Requirements Hair & Media Make-up Level 3 or equivalent and Functional Skills English Level 2.

You will learn • Creating, Casting & Applying Prosthetic Pieces & Bald Caps • Key Skills to Progress as a TV & Film Make-up Artist • Deconstructing Scripts to Understand Where Make-up is Needed • Creating Characters & Other Effects

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Charlotte Maclaine Theatrical Techniques, Media Make-up and Special FX Former pupil of Woodhey High School ‘The course allows me to be creative and learn lots of skills that I wouldn’t normally have had access to. The best part has been learning about prosthetics in special effects make-up. I’ve been involved in making clay moulds and silicone pieces, then learning how to seamlessly apply these to the body. My dream job is to work on TV and film sets as a Make-up Artist.’

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Full-time Study Programmes You will learn • The Marketing Plan • Business Online • Business Organisations • Business Finance • People in Business

Business OCR Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grades 8-4 (A-D) including Maths and English.

Business BTEC Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Ideally a GCSE profile of mainly 3-1 (D-G) 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

Progress to Success University

• Business Management (marketing/enterprise/ law/supply chain/ people management/retail) • Logistics & Supply Chain Management • Law • Accountancy

Apprenticeship Levels 2 & 3 Level 3

• Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Level 2

• Business OCR Diploma Level 2

Level 1 For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-business

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Under the expert advice and guidance of SE Recycling, one of the largest IT recycling companies in the North West, our students created, developed and implemented an IT recycling project. Working with their peers and the local community to collect unwanted IT products, the learners raised over ÂŁ500 for charity, making the pages of the local paper. Fundraising from other events throughout the year was shared amongst local charities. #BusinessBoltonGivesBack

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Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Option of Three Pathways Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grades 8-4 (A-C), including English and Maths, or a Merit-grade BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2. You will learn • The Business Environment • Business Resources • Introduction to Marketing • Business Communication

Three Pathways 1. Business Management • ICT in Business • Managing a Business Event • Developing Teams in Business • Starting a Small Business • Business & Ethics • Law 2. Event Management • Managing Teams • Practical Event Planning • Managing Physical Resources • Customer Care • Finance for Event Management

George Bliss Business BTEC Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Saint Marys Catholic High School, Astley ‘The tutors are understanding and speak to you as a person rather than a student. In my first year I achieved two distinction stars and I plan to use the skills I’ve gained to run my own business.’

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3. Law • Dispute Solving in the Legal System • Understanding Law Making • Aspects of Legal Liability

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e Thre n tio c n i t s Di *** Stars Peter Dzuga Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Johns Fisher, Kent ‘I’ve really enjoyed the course; I’ve been given great insight into all aspects of business. In my own time, I completed six extra units, the equivalent of three A-Levels. I achieved three Distinction stars which is the equivalent to three A*s at A-Level! I’m going to continue my studies at university and specialise in supply chain and logistics management.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes 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

Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 18 months Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 1 year

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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.

• Final Accounts Preparation • Management Accounting (Costing) • Indirect Tax • Ethics for Accountants • Spreadsheets for Accounting

You will learn • Advanced Book-keeping 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

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 • Managing/Improving your Performance in a Business Environment • Working/Communicating in a Business Environment • Solving Business Problems • Supervising an Office

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 • Managing/Improving your Performance in a Business Environment • Working/Communicating in a Business Environment • Solving Business Problems

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Zara Rudd Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Armstrongs Group Former pupil of Hindley High School ‘I was keen to get a job and work straight after leaving school. The Apprenticeship route was perfect as I can work and learn in a real-life situation as well as getting qualified. In the future I’d like to progress and gain higher level qualifications.’

Hamzah Vaid Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Bolton College Former pupil of ESSA Academy ‘I’ve been involved with lots of events, including National Apprenticeship Week. I was job shadowed by the College Principal and I worked at the Apprenticeship Jobs Fair; I advised potential apprentices and helped them find employment. The experiences I’ve gained look great on my CV and have set me up for an exciting career.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 18 months

Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 18 months

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

Digital Marketing Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements An appropriate Level 2 qualification and an employer to support you throughout

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

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(B) or above.

• Technical Legal Practices • Working Effectively with Others

You will learn • Ethics, Professionalism & Judgement 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(B) or above. You will learn • The Principles of Marketing & Evaluation • The Relationship Between Sales

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John Brown Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Parcel2Go Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘When I applied for a job at Parcel2Go, I was offered the opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship, which meant that I earnt a wage but also received full training and gained qualifications too. I’ve been able to work in different departments and get an overview of the whole company. Now my Apprenticeship’s complete I’d like to progress within the company.’

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If you’re an imaginative, patient and committed person, you may be just right for a career in childcare. So, what are the rewards? You’ll get to work with some of the most interesting, funny, unpredictable and challenging people in the world. You’ll also learn all about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the underpinning knowledge of childcare. Our courses are delivered by qualified tutors with years of industry experience, preparing you for a rewarding and exciting career in the childcare sector.

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Full-time Study Programmes Childcare & Education (EYE) CACHE Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years

Introduction to Early Years Education & Care CACHE Certificate Level 2 Duration 2 years

Childcare (Caring for Children) CACHE Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English

Entry Requirements At least four GCSEs at grades 8-4 (A-C), including English Language and Maths, a good school reference and a clear DBS check.

You will learn • Play & Learning with Children • Development up to 16 Years • Supporting Children • Keeping Children Safe • The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner

Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language and Maths, a good school reference and a clear DBS check.

• Personal Development in Children & Young People’s Settings • Children & Young People’s Development • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children • Supporting Relationships with Children & Young People

You will learn • Communication in Children & Young People’s Settings • Equality & Inclusion

Language, a good school reference and a clear DBS check. You will learn • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People • Craft Activities for Young Children • Human Growth & Development • Respecting & Valuing Children

Progress to Success University

• Early Years Childhood Studies • Community Development and Youth Work • PGCE

Apprenticeship Levels 2 & 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

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Shannon Flynn Childcare Level 2 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘The assignments we do on the course are really interesting, I enjoy doing the research and learning something new. I’d like to complete my Childcare Level 3 next and then set up my own business as a Childminder.’

Liam Ward Childcare Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green High School ‘The course is really fun. I like that we don’t spend all our time writing and that we can be creative and complete a placement to get hands-on, real-life experience. I’ve been working in the reception class of a local school and it’s been amazing to spend time with children and learn how best to support them in their learning. In the future, I’d like to specialise in supporting children with additional needs.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Childcare Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 2 years

Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 1 year

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Entry Requirements A GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in Maths and English and a Level 2 and/ or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector. Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

You will learn • Child Development • Listening to & Talking with a Young Child • Child Psychology • Providing a Safe & Hygienic Environment • Play & Learning • Learning Observations

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 • Child Development • Listening to & Talking with a Young Child • Providing a Safe & Hygienic Environment • Child Psychology • Play & Learning • Eating Healthily

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 • Communication in Children & Young People’s Settings • Personal Development in Children & Young People’s Settings • Equality & Inclusion • Children & Young People’s Development • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children • Supporting Relationships with Children & Young People

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Chelsea Lewin Childcare Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at High View Kindergarten Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I’ve always wanted to work with children but after school I didn’t want to be in a classroom, so I did a Pre-Apprenticeship course then started here. The staff are great, we’re like one big family. Next, I’m doing my Level 3 then I’m thinking of training as a Teaching Assistant.’

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Computing & IT Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships We are living in a digital age, which makes IT the career of the future. Computer technology is increasingly embedded in business processes which means there are always opportunities for suitably qualified professionals. Our computer suites offer the latest high-spec equipment and software. Whether your approach is logical and focused, or creative and experimental, our expert tutors will guide you through an exciting range of topics and prepare you for a highly skilled job in this growing industry.

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Full-time Study Programmes IT (Information Technology) BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs, minimum grade 3 (D) including English & Maths, or a Level 1 Diploma in IT. You’ll also need a satisfactory school reference. You will learn • The Online World • Installing & Maintaining

Digital Skills Level 1 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements An assessment before joining the course, so that we can identify your current level. You will learn • Digital Safety & Security • Introduction to Programming & Coding

Computer Hardware & Software • Creating an Online Portfolio • Multimedia Product Development • Manipulating Data using Databases & Spreadsheets • Developing & Building a Website

• Understanding Computational Logic • Creating & Sharing Content • Improving Personal Efficiency • Using Digital Technologies • Creating Digital Content

Progress to Success University • • • • • •

Computing & IT Cloud Computing Computing & Games Games Design Software Engineering Digital & Technology Solutions • Computer Networks & Security

Apprenticeship

• IT/Helpdesk Technician • Software Developer • Junior Content Producer

Level 3 Google mentor May King Tsang visits computing and IT students For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-computing

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Thomas Meredith IT BTEC Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Westleigh High School ‘The teaching methods are brilliant and the tutors have created a positive atmosphere for learning, which has helped me to advance quickly. Once I’ve completed my qualifications I’d like to go to university.’

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Full-time Study Programmes IT (Information Technology) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

an IT Level 2 qualification. You’ll also need a satisfactory school reference.

Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs, minimum grade 4 (C), including Maths and English or a Merit award in

You will learn • Creating a Range of Digital Applications to Integrate Ecommerce & Business Solutions • Troubleshooting Issues & Faults • Hardware & Software

Games Design Level 2

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and Maths and at least one in a relevant subject.

Duration 2 years

Marek Palt Computing Level 2 Former pupil of Canon Slade School ‘I’ve enjoyed the variety of the course and learning more about computing, hardware, software and website development. Our tutors are very supportive and provide lots of guidance. I’d like to move on to an Apprenticeship next so I can progress in my career.’

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• Games Design Programming • Creating Digital Interfaces for the Online World • Web Development • Graphic Design

You will learn • Digital Production • Planning & Pitching a Digital Media Product • Digital Testing • Narrative & Animation for Digital Media


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Jessica Boardman Computing and IT BTEC Level 3 Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I like how the course covers a variety of subjects within the fields of Computing & IT. The teachers make the lessons interesting and the facilities and equipment we use are modern and up-to-date. I’d like to do a Degree Apprenticeship in the future and possibly train as an IT Technician.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes IT/Helpdesk Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 2 years

Software Developer 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 (A*-C) and an employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

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

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

• Website Development & Maintenance • Graphic Design, Animation & Digital Marketing • Programming & Troubleshooting Software Applications • ICT Testing & Security • Web Design & Ecommerce

You will learn • Games Development & Design

Junior Content Producer 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 (A*-C) and an employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Developing Social Media Marketing • Creating Online & Via Print Solutions • Creating Bespoke Client Briefs

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to Capture Organisations’ Interactive Marketing Strategy • Producing Audio, Video & Social Media Content for Web Content

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Chloe Newsham ICT Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Bolton College Former pupil of Smithills School ‘I chose the Apprenticeship route, rather than going to university, because I learn best through experience and liked the idea of having a paid job that leads to a recognised qualification. From my very first day on the programme I was able to get stuck in and quickly became part of a highly experienced and professional IT team – I’ve learnt lots from working alongside my colleagues. I’d love to continue my training and complete a Level 4 Apprenticeship.’

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Construction & Professional Building Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships If you enjoy making things, then a career in construction could be for you. The construction industry provides the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, both at home and abroad, with the chance of one day becoming your own boss. You’ll learn the tricks of the trade from experienced tutors in spacious workshops using industry-standard tools and materials. You’ll also get to visit current construction sites.

Professional Building

Plastering

Painting & Decorating

Plumbing

Roofing

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With an increasing demand for more housing, brickwork is the trade to get in to - there are always plenty of opportunities for work. Covering a range of levels, we’ll teach you all about the practical and theoretical aspects of brickwork, giving you the skills for success.

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Sam Thomasson Brickwork Entry Level Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I prefer learning in a hands-on environment, rather than sitting in a classroom, so this course has been ideal. In the future I’d like to be a house builder; I’m hoping to complete my next level qualification and then possibly do an Apprenticeship.’

Callum Cooper Brickwork Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘I’ve learnt about the different types of bricks used in construction, bonding solutions and Health & Safety. I’ve enjoyed the practical aspects of the course - the classroom facilities are fantastic.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Brickwork Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements An NVQ or Diploma Level 1 in Brickwork or previous

Brickwork Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year

Brickwork Extended Certificate Entry Level Duration 1 year

experience of construction and bricklaying. A good reference from school plus a satisfactory level of English and maths. You will learn • Understanding Information, Quantities and Communication with Others

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

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

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

Entry Requirements No formal qualifications necessary. You will learn • The Basics of Brickwork • Employability Skills

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Progress to Success Apprenticeship • Brickwork Level 2

Level 2

• Brickwork Diploma

Level 1

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

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• Brickwork Extended Certificate


Apprenticeship Programme Brickwork 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 Brickwork Tools • Knowledge of Brickwork Tasks • Reading Construction Drawings & Plans • Manufacturing Brickwork Models

Reece Leyland Brickwork Apprenticeship Level 2 Worked at Carl Woods Construction Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High ‘Brickwork’s big at the moment because more houses need to be built – it’s a good trade to get in to. The Apprenticeships means I earn whilst I’m studying to get a qualification. In the future, I’d like to build my own house.’

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Carpentry & Joinery Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships If you’re good with your hands, then Carpentry & Joinery could be for you. Taught from our cutting-edge construction block, our courses will give you the skills to succeed in the woodwork trade.

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Phil Murray Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 Former pupil of St Gabriel’s RC High School, Bury ‘We learn all the basics of carpentry and joinery on the course, including fitting skirting boards, architraves, putting up stud walls and roofing. I work part-time at WHB Construction so I get practical experience as well.’

Liam Jones-Bolton Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘Typically our tutor gives us a brief then the majority of learning takes place in a practical environment, so we can get our hands dirty and add our own ideas. ’

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Full-time Study Programmes Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years

Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed

Entry Requirements Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 2

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

Entry Requirements Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 or demonstrable carpentry and joinery experience, knowledge and practical skills. You will learn • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction • Principals of Building Construction & Information 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,

• First Fix • Second Fix • Carpentry & Joinery Maintenance • Setting Up and Using of a Circular Saw

Foundations, Floors, Walls, Roof & Environmental Considerations

Progress to Success Apprenticeship

• Carpentry & Joinery Level 3 • Carpentry & Joinery Level 2

Level 3

• Carpentry & Joinery Diploma

Level 2

• Carpentry & Joinery Diploma For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/carpentry-joinery

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• Carpentry & Joinery Diploma


Apprenticeship Programmes

Average Duration 1 year

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

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

Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

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

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

You will learn • First Fix Floor, Roofs, Frames, Partitions & Stairs • Second Fix Skirting, Architraves, Door, Ironmongery, Units,

Worktops & Service Encasements • Carpentry Maintenance Repairs to Moldings, Doors, Windows & Guttering • Setting Up & Operating a Circular Saw

Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 3

Zak Percival Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Alfa Joinery Ltd Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘I get to experience a range of projects and do a variety of work, as well as learning from the highly skilled tradespeople I’m training alongside. I’d like to continue my Apprenticeship to Level 3 so I’m more knowledgeable and employable in the future.’

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Daniel Hayes - Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘I like the practical side of the course. It’s much better than being sat in a classroom and I’ve progressed quickly because I’ve had lots of opportunities to practise techniques. The topics have been really interesting and prepare us for the world of work.’

Louis Gregory - Electrical Installation Diploma Level 2 Work Placement at the Community Allotment Project with Bolton at Home Former pupil of Walkden High School ‘The work placement has allowed me to put theory into practice. I’m going to start an Apprenticeship next year to get more practical experience and further my qualifications.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Electrical Installation Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Electrical Diploma Level 2 and a good level of English and maths.

Electrical Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Electrical Diploma Level 1 or GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade 4 (C) or above.

Electrical Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements English and Maths GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above and a satisfactory school reference.

You will learn • Wiring Systems • Circuit Systems • Electrical Systems • Reading Drawings • Organising & Planning Tasks • Measuring • Calculating Quantities & Costs

• Setting Out • Renewable Technologies

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

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Progress to Success Apprenticeship • Electrical Installation Level 3

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

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

Farhan Adam Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Level 3 Working on the Community Allotment Project for Bolton at Home Former pupil of ESSA Academy ‘I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and learning a trade. The work’s been varied and I’ve gained experience in domestic and commercial settings. I’m hoping to work abroad in the future and add more skills to my portfolio.’

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Painting & Decorating Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships If you have an eye for detail, then a career as a Painter & Decorator could be just what you’re looking for. We have close ties with the Dulux Academy, meaning you’ll benefit from the very best that the Painting & Decorating industry has to offer.

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Max Gittins Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘I chose this course because I thought it would be useful to learn a trade. I like that the course is practical and there are progression opportunities to continue learning and growing.’

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Stanislav Bihari Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘As part of the course I’ve been put on a training course with Dulux and I’ve been on work experience at different companies to further develop my skills. Eventually I’d like to own my own business.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1 or substantial knowledge, skills and

Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications needed

experience in the field.

You will learn • Surface Preparation • Paint & Wall Covering Application • Health & Safety Considerations

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

Damian Demiter Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘The tutors make everything easy to understand and guide us through each module. As part of the course we had the opportunity to complete work experience, which demonstrates to future employers what we’re capable of.’

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Level 2

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Apprenticeship Programmes Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough

Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 2 years

knowledge of your chosen sector. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Hanging Wall Coverings to Complex Surfaces in the Workplace Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Hanging a Variety of Wall Coverings

• Preparing Surfaces for Protection & Decoration • Applying Coatings by Brush or Roller • Applying Wall Coverings to Ceilings & Walls

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

Tonya Pepper Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Bolton College Former pupil of St James’s CE High School ‘This route has been perfect – it’s practical and I’ve learnt from skilled tradespeople which is much better than sitting in a classroom. I’ve even painted the College’s Atrium in preparation for a visit from the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham.’

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Joshua Thornton Plastering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘I work part-time at a local plastering company and study part-time, which means I’m able to transfer my knowledge to a real working environment every week. My favourite jobs are plaster boarding and skimming. Once I’ve finished this course I’m hoping to work full-time as a plasterer and then own my own business.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Plastering Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years 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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• Plastering Diploma For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-construction/plastering

Jordan Prescott Plastering Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Westleigh High School ‘I’ve enjoyed studying in a professional and skilled learning environment. My tutor was a plasterer by trade before becoming a teacher and he’s passed on real-life experience.’

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Apprenticeship Programme 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

Luke Foster Plastering Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Chabell Plastering Services Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘I like getting in there and grafting so the building trade suits me. Once you’ve got a trade behind you, you have a job for life and the money’s good too. In College, there are lots of practice walls and you can pick up tips from other learners.’

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Plumbing Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

A career in plumbing is very varied; depending on your qualifications, you could repair and service water, heating and sanitation systems in domestic or commercial properties. All programmes are taught in workshops that reflect the real-life working environment.

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Adnaan Patel Plumbing Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of St James’s CE High School ‘The course is challenging but fun and I enjoy the practical elements the most. I’d like to become a Gas Engineer and an Electrician then start my own business specialising in central heating systems.’

Fawad Ahmad Plumbing Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Mount St. Joseph High School ‘The facilities at College are fantastic and the teachers have been really supportive. Eventually I’d like to secure a job as a full-time Plumber.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Plumbing Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years

Plumbing Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Plumbing Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Plumbing Diploma Level 2

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You will learn • Principles of Plumbing Science • Plumbing Installation Technology • Health & Safety within the Industry • Basic 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 (D) or above. You will learn • Use of Hand Tools • The Basic Principles of Plumbing • Health & Safety

Progress to Success Apprenticeship • Plumbing Level 3 • Plumbing Level 2

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• Plumbing Diploma

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Apprenticeship Programmes Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough

Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 2 years

knowledge of your chosen sector. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Knowledge of Pipework Jointing Techniques 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.

• Reading Construction Drawings & Plans • Manufacture of Steel & Copper Frames • Handling & Storage of Materials & Equipment

You will learn • Manufacture of Steel & Copper Frames • Reading Construction Drawings & Plans • Personal Protective Equipment • Handling & Storage of Materials & Equipment

Leighton Smith Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Bruntwood Former pupil of Westleigh High School ‘I’ve worked across Greater Manchester on different commercial jobs and no day is ever the same. I’m learning the trade off different people and earning at the same time.’

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Apprenticeship Programme Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship Level 2

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

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

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

Thomas Evans Roofing & Slating Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at DLE Roofing Ltd Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘I’m enjoying meeting new people and learning a trade that can take me places. Every day is varied and the skills I learn in College complement my practical day-to-day job activities. ’

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

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

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Mason-Reid Mellett Construction BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St James’s CE High School ‘This was the only college I saw that offered the civil engineering course that I wanted to study. The environment is friendly and professional and the topics covered lead to a range of occupations. My next step is higher education; I’ve been offered a place at Swansea University.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Construction & the Built Environment HNC Civil Engineering Level 4 Duration 1 year

Construction & the Built Environment HNC Level 4 Duration 1 year

Construction & the Built Environment BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Three GCSEs grades 9-4 (A-C), including Science and Maths or a GNVQ Intermediate Built Environment.

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs (A-C), 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 Four GCSEs grades 8-4 (A-C), 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

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

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• Construction Project Management • Construction & Surveying • Civil Engineering For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-professional-building

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

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Our progression partner

Engineering’s behind everything – from your mobile phone, the bus you travel on or the car you drive, to the shoes on your feet. This sector offers career opportunities in electronics, mechanics, manufacturing and design engineering - all of which are highly-paid and in demand worldwide. You’ll learn from specialist subject tutors in our pioneering STEM Centre, fully equipped with cutting-edge technology. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk • 01204 482 182

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Full-time Study Programmes Engineering BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 2 or four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including Maths,

Electronic Engineering EAL-PEO Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above.

English and Science.

You will learn • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Applied Electrical & Mechanical Science for Engineering • Engineering Maintenance Procedures • Selecting Engineering Materials • Using Computer-aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering

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

Joseph West Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘I’d rate the course 10 out of 10; it’s fully prepared me for the world of work and I’ve been able to secure a job at Aptus Utilities as a Trainee CAD Technician. In the future I’d like to live abroad and specialise in civil engineering.’

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• Electrical & Electronics Engineering • General Engineering • Systems Engineering & Management

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Usman Chughtai Engineering 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Little Lever High School ‘The fantastic facilities and the dedicated, knowledgeable and helpful teachers have made my time at College very enjoyable. I’d like to go to university then become a world famous Engineer!’

Kyle Entwistle Engineering 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Tottington High School ‘As part of the course I was entered into the GMCG Skills Competition. I won last year and came second this year .

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Once qualified I’d like to continue studying at university or join the Royal Navy Apprenticeship Scheme to specialise in electrical or nuclear engineering.’

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ESOL

Full-time Study Programme This full-time programme is suitable for anyone who is a relatively new arrival in the UK and who does not yet have the level of English required to progress into mainstream provision elsewhere. On this course you’ll improve your English speaking, English reading and English writing. You’ll also cover aspects of maths, citizenship and IT and develop both personally and socially. Your course could lead into employment or other vocational College programmes or courses.

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ESOL Foundation

You will learn

• Developing Spoken Fluency

Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A commitment to learning

• Listening to Improve Understanding • Reading Skills • Confidence Building

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

Shahram Rasuli ESOL ‘I moved to the UK one year ago and the ESOL course has helped me to learn to speak and communicate in English. Next, I’d like to do a plumbing or IT course’

Beenish Maqsood ESOL ‘I’m studying ESOL to improve my English; having an education is the best thing in the world and I’d love to continue learning at Bolton College in the future.’

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If you’re a team player who wants to work in a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding industry then events, hospitality and catering could be for you. We offer a range of courses that lead to careers in event management; travel and tourism; and catering and hospitality. Industry experienced staff and impressive facilities, including professional production kitchens and the College’s 50-seater training restaurant, will give you the experience and knowledge needed for a successful career in your chosen area. Add to that excellent links with local employers and opportunities for first-rate work experience, and you could soon be working for or running music festivals, conferences, restaurants or hotels!

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Full-time Study Programmes Professional Chef Programme Level 3 Duration 2 years

Professional Chef Programme Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above or a Level 1 in Catering & Hospitality and a satisfactory

Food Preparation & Service Technical Certificate Duration 1 year Entry Requirements An initial assessment before joining the course in order to assess your learning level.

Entry Requirements Up to NVQ Level 2 in both Food Preparation & Cooking and Food Service. At least one year’s experience in the catering and hospitality trade on either a full or part-time basis.

school reference. You will learn • Basic Meat, Poultry, Vegetable & Fish Dishes • Hot & Cold Sauces & Desserts • Seasonal Salads • Pastry Skills

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

You will learn • Generic Management Responsibilities • Advanced Food Preparation and Cooking Skills • Food Safety • High Level Presentation of Food Dishes

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• Professional Chef Programme • Travel & Tourism Extended Certificate

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Every year, our catering students compete to create the dessert for the annual Mayor of Bolton’s Charity Ball. Here, we share with you this year’s winning recipe…

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2 tbsps. Maple syrup 2 tsp. Vanilla bean paste 180ml Strong coffee 1 ½ tbsps. Coffee liqueur 250g Strawberries, hulled & cut in half 250g Raspberries 1 tbsp. Cocoa powder 12 sponge fingers Edible flowers to serve

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Method 1. Place the ricotta, yoghurt, syrup and vanilla in a bowl and beat until smooth 2. Combine coffee and coffee liqueur 3. Spoon ricotta mix into glasses, layer with strawberries and raspberries, dust lightly with cocoa powder 4. Dip sponge fingers in coffee mix and layer on top 5. Dust with more cocoa powder 6. Layer with more of the ricotta mixture, berries, cocoa and soaked sponge fingers 7. Finish with the ricotta and decorate with berries & edible flowers 8. Serve with a shot of Tia Maria

Shot glass with Tia Maria Sponge fingers 4 eggs, separated 150g Caster sugar 100g Plain flour ½ tsp Baking powder

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Robert Ireton Hospitality & Catering Level 2 Former pupil of Westhoughton High School ‘The facilities are fantastic, I’ve gained experience in all elements of the catering industry, from cooking a variety of dishes, to working front of house and dealing with customers. I often feel like I’m working in a real business, rather than studying at College.’

Jamila Houghton Food Preparation & Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Fred Longworth High School ‘I enjoyed catering at school and knew that this was the career for me. I’ve gained a part-time waitressing position in a local restaurant and I’m now looking forward to further developing my front-of-house skills by progressing onto the Professional Diploma Level 3.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Event Management & Hospitality Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years

Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years

Travel & Tourism Extended Certificate Level 2 Duration 1 year

Travel & Tourism Industry Level 1 Duration 1 year

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

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

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

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

Entry Requirements Four GCSES at grade 3 (D) including Maths and English or successful completion of a Level 1 course.

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

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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Foundation Learning Supported Internships Supported Internships are a study programme primarily based with an employer in the local area.

Foundation Learning 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.

Supported Internships enable young people aged 16-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan to learn and develop skills needed within the workplace. Alongside time with the employer young people will complete a personalised study programme to develop English, maths and employability skills.

Skills for Independence - for learners with learning difficulties & disabilities Skills for Independence provides the opportunity for learners with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities to progress their life experience, confidence and maths and English. This is achieved through further learning, developing independence and completing work experience. Our programmes provide a range of opportunities to personalise progression to the next level. The programmes focus on developing employability skills, independence, maths and English, and enterprise skills – with ‘Enterprise Week’ and competitions running throughout the year. Embedded in the programmes are vocational tasters, enrichment activities and a work experience placement.

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Atif Bhatti Foundation Progress to Success Work Experience at Wilson’s Autos Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘The work placement has given me an insight into the world of work and some experience of being in a workshop and learning new skills. The teachers are great. They’re funny, helpful and treat everyone equally. I’d like to apply for an engineering course next.’

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Daniel Miller Foundation Skills for Work Work Experience at GMV Distribution Former pupil of Rumworth School ‘As part of my course I completed my Maths and English qualifications and did work experience which I enjoyed and it allowed me to try new things. After the course I’d like to do a motor vehicle qualification.’ 112

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Foundation Learning Pathways to Progression

Pre-Apprenticeships

- School not work out for you?

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

- 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 fulltime vocational programme at College or into voluntary/paid employment.

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

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The hairdressing industry can be fast-paced and glamorous, requiring you to work under pressure, be creative and satisfy a wide range of clients. Study with us and you’ll get to learn about the business and customer service side of the industry; with links to over 100 employers, you’ll soon be able to start a career in the industry.

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Full-time Study Programmes Hairdressing/Barbering NVQ Certificate Level 1 Duration 1 year

Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year

Hair & Beauty Entry Level Duration 1 year Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need a satisfactory school reference.

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grade 3 (D), including GCSE English or you must have completed your VRQ Level 1 in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty sector.

You will learn • Preparing for Hair Services & Maintaining Work Areas • Developing Effective Working Relationships • Blow Drying Hair • Shampooing & Conditioning • Plus Optional Units of Your Choice

Entry Requirements Three GCSE grades 1–3 (G-D) including a GCSE in English at Grade 3 (D), plus a satisfactory school reference.

You will learn • Hand Care • Reception • Styling Women’s & Men’s Hair • Plaiting

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

Progress to Success University

• Special Make-Up FX For Film And TV

Employment Level 3 Level 2 For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-hair-barber

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Garen Naccachian Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Sharples School ‘I’ve always been interested in hairdressing and the course at Bolton College is giving me the knowledge and hands-on experience to learn basic hairdressing techniques and explore my creative ideas. I’d like to complete my Level 2 qualification and then do an Apprenticeship in a hair salon.’

Gaelle Sambenga Hairdressing Level 1 Former pupil of ESSA Academy ‘I love all aspects of hairdressing, especially colouring and creating different styles. The teachers in College are helpful and are happy to explain things to make sure we fully understand the techniques. I would love to open my own salon one day.’

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Hairdressing Advanced Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 or equivalent.

Hair Services Diploma Level 2

This is an intensive course so you will need to be motivated and have heaps of creative flair. You will learn • Creatively Cutting Hair, including Restyles & Precision Cuts • Colouring Hair using a Variety of Techniques & Colour Correction • Creatively Styling & Dressing Long Hair Entry Requirements An excellent report from school and good dexterity skills.

You will learn • Working in Hairdressing • Client Consultation • Displaying Products • Colouring Hair • Styling Hair • Reception Duties

Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including one in English Language OR Hairdressing Level 1

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

Duration 2 years

Hairdressing VRQ Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Make-up Artistry Level 2 Technical Qualification Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including one in English

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and good attendance at school/college. You will learn • The Art of Applying Make-up • Creative Make-up Artistry • Hair Artistry – Hair-Up and Blowdrys

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Beth McGlinn Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at John-Lee Guy Salon Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘Thanks to the Apprenticeship, I was head-hunted by the award-winning John-Lee Guy Salon. I’m really good at colours and I even deliver masterclasses in the latest colour techniques to both my junior and senior colleagues in the salon.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector plus a Level 2 or

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 2 years

equivalent in English and maths. An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Providing Hairdressing Consultation Services • Creatively Cutting Hair using a Combination of Techniques Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. A good level of maths and English.

Level 2 apprentice Charlene Brandon was kept busy during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. As well as taking part in the College’s annual Apprentice Hair Showcase, where she demonstrated her colouring skills to industry experts, Bolton College’s Apprenticeship Director shadowed Charlene in her workplace as part of ‘Apprentice for the Day’.

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Beth Core Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Egerton Hair & Beauty Former pupil of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn ‘I’m involved in all aspects of managing the salon – cutting hair, styling, client care, bookings, social media, finances and stock – I’m always busy! Real-life opportunities cannot be underestimated and the opportunities the Apprenticeship has given me are endless. ’

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In recent years, the Barbering sector has seen huge growth so there’s never been a better time to get into the industry.

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We’re a British Barbers’ Association Approved Training Centre and in class, you’ll benefit from the skills of our industry-trained tutors.


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Full-time Study Programmes Barbering VRQ Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Hairdressing/Barbering NVQ Certificate Level 1 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English plus a satisfactory school reference. You will learn • Client Consultation for Hair Services • Cutting Men’s Hair • Cutting Facial Hair Entry Requirements Four GCSEs grade 3 (D), including GCSE English or you must have completed your VRQ Level 1 in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector.

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

You will learn • Preparing for Hair Services & Maintaining Work Areas • Developing Effective Working Relationships • Blow Drying Hair • Shampooing & Conditioning • Plus Optional Units of Your Choice

Kaeden Small Barbering Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School ‘I’m really enjoying the course and my tutor Mandy is a legend! We have the opportunity to cut clients hair every Thursday and the students all practice on each other, so we’re constantly improving our skills. I’m planning on completing my Level 2 qualification next and then my ultimate goal is to open my own barber shop.’

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Leroy Anderson Barbering Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Rumworth School

‘The course is brilliant and I’ve enjoyed the practical, hands-on type of teaching. Our tutor will usually demonstrate a new technique, which we then practice on our dolls. We also have the opportunity to work with real clients in the salon. Next year I’d like to complete my Level 2 qualification then I’d love to work on a cruise ship and travel the world.’ www.boltoncollege.ac.uk • 01204 482 182

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Apprenticeship Programmes Barbering Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 1 year Entry Requirements A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

Barbering Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 2 years

An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Advising & Consulting Clients • Shampooing, Conditioning & Treating the Hair & Scalp • Cutting Hair using Barbering Techniques 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.

• Cutting Facial Hair to Shape • Drying & Finishing Men’s Hair • Cut Throat Shaving • Facial Massage

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

Officially Certified by the British Barbers’ Association For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-hair-barber

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Sean Parker Barbering Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Head Kandi Former pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College ‘I’ve always wanted to be a Barber; I started as a full-time learner then off the back of a work placement, I was offered the Apprenticeship here and I now have my own clientele.’

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In partnership with

Our progression partner

Health Working in this sector requires a very special kind of person: dedicated, caring and compassionate. Could you help make a positive difference to the lives of others? With strong links within the local community, and an award-winning partnership with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, our courses offer a wide range of work placements that allow you to gain real experience in health and social care settings.

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Full-time Study Programmes Health & Social Care CACHE Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language, Maths and

Health & Social Care CACHE Extended Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Health & Social Care CACHE Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Two GCSE’s at grade 3 (D) or above, including English Language plus a clear DBS check.

preferably Science. You’ll be invited to • Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills come for an interview and will need to provide a positive school report • Lifespan Development showing excellent attendance at your • Sociological & last place of study as well as a clear Psychological Perspectives DBS check. of Health & Social Care You will learn • Anatomy & Physiology • Equality, Diversity & Rights

Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language 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

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

Progress to Success University

• Community Public Health • Health & Social Care • Leadership in Health & Social Care • Nursing • Human Body Anatomy • Clinical Practice • Palliative Care • Medical Biology • Medical Engineering

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Rachel Musekiwa Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of St Josephs High School ‘There are so many different areas of study which means you can specialise in the future. I really enjoyed psychology, so I’m studying this at the University of Westminster in September. I loved my work placement; it was at Action for Children and I sat on a panel and interviewed foster carers and adoptive parents.’

Danielle Naylor Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Canon Slade CofE School ‘I’ve been able to complete work experience placements during my course and I represented the College at the Skills Convention in Health & Social Care. The course has inspired me to become a Midwife. I’ve secured a place a university to study adult nursing in September and then I’ll complete my Masters in Midwifery.’

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Full-time Study Programmes Health & Social Care CACHE Cadets Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) in at least five subjects, including English Language, Maths and

• Professional Development preferably Science. in the Workplace Excellent attendance at your last place • Equality, Diversity & Rights of study and a clear DBS check. • Research Methodologies You will learn • Anatomy & Physiology • Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills • Sociological & Psychological Perspectives of Health & Social Care

Nathan Harrison Health & Social Care CACHE Cadets Level 3 Rivington and Blackrod High School ‘I chose to do my Nursing Cadetship at Bolton College because it gave me a unique opportunity to do a placement and gain experience in a clinical environment. The course has covered a wide range of holistic units, including communication and equality and diversity, which has been a big advantage when working with patients in clinic. Next, I’m studying adult nursing at the University of Salford.’

Aynsley Lloyd Health & Social Care CACHE Cadets Level 3 Former pupil of Sharples School ‘I’ve enjoy the diversity of the units we’ve studied and the assignments we’ve been set. The work placements are also really useful to help transfer the skills we’ve been taught into a real working environment. I’m hoping to go to Edgehill University next year to study to become a Midwife.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 18 months to 2 years

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 18 months to 2 years

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

You will learn • Engaging & Promoting Communication & Personal Development • Promoting Equality & Inclusion & Health & Safety • Principles of Safeguarding & Protection

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 • Assisting in the Administration of Medicine • Supporting Individuals with Day-to-Day Activities • Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing

George Myring - Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Bolton Wanderers Free School Work placement at Mice to Meet You ‘The work experience placement has given me a real insight into caring for children. When I’ve completed my course I’d like to spend a year working in a nursery to gain confidence before going to university to train to be a children’s Nurse.’ Susan Hankin – Manager and Owner of Mice to Meet You Work experience placements are very beneficial to our business and we’ve been so impressed with George that we’re now looking to hire an apprentice in the very near future. We like to support local people to train and get jobs.’

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Our progression partner

Motor

Vehicle Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

Our cutting-edge STEM Centre is kitted out with industry-standard equipment and high-spec diagnostic tools, providing the perfect environment in which to kick-start your motor vehicle career. With the help of our knowledgeable tutors and facilities that reflect the workplace, you’ll get to work on a range of vehicles and engines, preparing you well for a role in the industry.

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Make speedy progress.. 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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In 2017, 25 of our Level 3 learners received conditional offers to advance to the NCME.


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

The NCME is home to a range of supercars.

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Emmamarie Swindells-Wilson Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of St Ambrose Barlow RC High School ‘My brother and I used to work on bikes and cars – it’s something I’ve always enjoyed and wanted to make a career of. My tutor is amazing at his job and he’s taught me lots about the motor industry so I feel confident in the workshop.’

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Completion of our three-day taster programme and a satisfactory school

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Introduction Entry Level Duration 1 year Entry Requirements Completion of our three-day taster programme and a satisfactory school

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 (C) 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

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• Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems

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

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

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Progress to Success University

• Motorsport Technology • Automotive Performance Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

Apprenticeship • Refinishing • Body Repair • Maintenance

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Asumani Wilongela Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of ESSA Academy ‘The progression opportunities at Bolton College are fantastic. I’ve worked my way from Entry Level up to Level 2 and now have a really good understanding of all aspects of motor vehicle maintenance. I’m planning to complete my Level 3 and then hope to go to university to study motorsports.’

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Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 2

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 2

You will learn Paint route: • Complex Vehicle Paint Application • Rectification of Paint Defects • Preparation of Vehicles • Management Studies

Body Repair route: • Repairing Complex Body & Structural Faults • Repairing Panels • Preparing and Fixing Complex Units • Management Studies

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

You will learn • Structures & Technical Information • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Industry • Vehicle Body Repair Materials • Skills in Removing & Fitting Non-Permanently Fixed Motor Vehicle Body Panels

Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements No formal qualifications.

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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Full-time Study Programmes Motor Vehicle Studies ABC Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Completion of our three-day taster programme and a satisfactory school reference.

You will learn • Vehicle Exhaust Systems • Steering & Suspension • Spark Ignition & Power Units • Engineering & Equipment • Valeting Enterprise

Danial Sanderson Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 Former pupil of Moss Side High School ‘I’ve always enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together again, and I’ve truly enjoyed this element of the course. The practical nature of the teaching has really helped me understand how a car engine works - it’s amazing! I would like to complete an Apprenticeship next and fast forward my career as a first-class Mechanic.’

Musharraf Bhatti Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 Former pupil of Rivington & Blackrod High School ‘The course is very practical and I’ve learnt much more by getting my hands dirty working with cars, rather than sitting in a classroom. The teachers are fantastic – they’re always available to help and are very knowledgeable, with lots of practical experience to pass on to the students. I’m looking forward to continuing my studies and getting a job as a Mechanic.’

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Jake Roberts Motor Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at Boundary Garage Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I prefer working to being in a classroom, and being able to earn whilst you learn is a real financial bonus. What’s more you get to work alongside highly skilled body repairers every day. My Apprenticeship has been a really positive experience. I achieved my Level 3 qualification and I now work here full-time.’

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

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 18 months to 2 years Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this.

An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. You will learn • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance • Operating Principles of Engines

Good attendance and a good reference from school/a previous employer plus a satisfactory level of English and maths. You will learn • Working Safely & Effectively • Foundation Skills • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance

Thomas Hill Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 Work Experience at RRG Group Former pupil of Little Lever High School ‘I’ve loved my work experience; it’s allowed me to get more hands-on and put my classroom knowledge into practice. It’s also given me the motivation to continue working hard on my course so I can get a good job.’

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

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


Matthew Craven Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Church Wharf Garage Former pupil of St James’s CE High School ‘I chose the Apprenticeship so I could get qualified whilst working. The skills I learn are put into practice straight away in the workshop and my colleagues pass on information and advice every day. When I finish I’d like to specialise in mechanics.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 18 months to 2 years

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

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

Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training – we can help with this. A Level 1 or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector and a satisfactory level of English and maths.

You will learn • Vehicle Finishing Tools • Vehicle Preparation • Vehicle Refinishing

Aaron Littler Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at H Sampsons Ltd Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I love getting in the booth and painting, I’m doing full resprays on larger vehicles so I feel like I’m progressing and picking up new skills all the time. Working on customers’ cars has given me an authentic taste of garage work and a real feel for the job.’

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Alex Strange Motor Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at RRG Group’s Accident & Repair Centre Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I wanted to gain experience in a workplace and earn a wage. I can’t believe how quickly I’ve been able to learn new things. The course makes learning fun and it’s been an amazing experience so far. In the long-term I’d like to start my own business and train apprentices myself.’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Motor Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 3 Average Duration 2 years

Motor Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 2 Average Duration 18 months to 2 years

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

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 • Working Safely & Effectively • Foundation Skills • Basic Vehicle Body Repair • Moving Loads & Vehicle Jacking

Morgan Roscow Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 1 Work experience at RRG Lexus Former pupil of Elton High School ‘I serviced vehicles alongside experienced mechanics and I was able to observe the team completing MOTs and repairs in the workshop. I learnt a lot from being in a working environment and I applied the knowledge I had from the classroom to real-life situations. I’d love to work full-time at Lexus in the future.’

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Alex Nolan Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship Level 3 Working at A&S Car Care Centre Ltd Former pupil of Turton High School ‘I was attracted to an Apprenticeship because I prefer using my hands rather than being in a classroom. I’m working on customers’ cars on a daily basis so I have a responsibility to do a good job. I get lots of help and advice from the mechanics I work alongside.’ Mark Williams - A&S Car Care Centre Ltd ‘Taking on an apprentice has worked really well for us as a business. At first we had an extra pair of hands in the workshop, but we now have someone who is highly capable of working on his own and is an asset to our business.’

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Full-time Study Programmes UAL Diploma in Performing & Production Arts Level 2 Duration 1 year

Performing Arts BTEC Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at grades 9-2 (A*–E), including at least a grade 3 (D) in English. You will also be invited to attend an audition/interview.

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

Entry Requirements You will learn No formal qualifications but you will • Acting for Camera & Live Theatre need to prepare for an audition. • A Range of Dance Styles • Comedy Performance • Film-Making • Music Videos • Operating, Lighting & Sound

Iestyn Sofield Performing & Production Arts Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Canon Slade School ‘The course has given me the freedom to express my creativity and explore the many different roles involved in performing arts. The teachers have helped me to develop my talents and given me the opportunity to learn new techniques in directing, choreography and production work. I plan to complete my Level 3 qualifications and then I’d like to go to university.’

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James Anderson Performing Arts Acting Level 3 Former pupil of Harper Green School ‘I have a flair for performing and I’ve enjoyed exploring and developing my talents. I’ve been involved in College productions and I particularly enjoyed the teaching style of the course – I don’t enjoy being sat at a desk and doing lots of writing, so the hands-on elements have been amazing. I’d love to go to university next year.’

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Full-time Study Programmes UAL Performing & Production Arts Diploma Level 3 Duration 1 year

UAL Performing & Production Arts Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 1 year

Entry Requirements Five GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C), 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.

You will learn • Introduction to Performance/Production • Communicating with an Audience • Staging a Performance • Performance Skills & Practice • Producing & Performing to an Audience

Entry Requirements A one-year Diploma Level 3 (UAL or BTEC) with a Merit or Distinction Profile.

You will learn • Developing Performance & Production Skills • Preparing for Progression • Exploration of Specialist Study • Extended Project (Fullscale production)

A performance of Grimm Tales

Progress to Success University

• Stage Management • Theatre Performance • Professional & Commercial Dance

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Jordan Buller Performing Arts Level 3 Former pupil of Rose Bridge Academy, Wigan ‘I enjoy dancing and it’s been a hobby since I was 10 years old. I’ve loved learning about lots of other dance styles and techniques. The teachers are fantastic and the facilities are outstanding. I would definitely recommend the course.’

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Accomplished actor and writer Julia Haworth, who played Coronation Street’s Claire Peacock for eight years, has spent the past year teaching our TV & Film units. Julia, who has appeared in over 16 TV series, helped our aspiring actors to produce their own show reels and advised on the best way to land a reputable agent, essential for a career infront of the camera.

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Our learners have enjoyed acting masterclasses by awarded-winning director David Thacker who is also Professor of Theatre at the University of Bolton and Associated Artistic Director at The Octagon Theatre. David led the students in a session that explored contemporary plays and useful techniques to enhance character development.

Visiting choreographer Lou Jacobs delivered a street dance workshop.

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Full-time Study Programmes If you’re a natural-born leader and a good communicator, you could consider a career in the public services. Our courses focus on practical participation and are designed to help you pass the selection processes of a number of public service organisations. You’ll be taught within a disciplined environment by highly experienced tutors including a former Police Officer and ex-Marine. Our progression partner

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Full-time Study Programmes 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

Public Services BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A good progress file and a commitment to the uniformed services as a career, as well as a

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

• Communication & satisfactory school reference. 36 points from your GCSEs including 6 Technology • Security Procedures in the (C) or above in Maths & English. Public Services You will learn Free Additional • Leadership & Teamwork in the Qualifications Public Services • Sports Leaders Award Level 2 • Fitness Testing & Training • Responding to Emergency Services • Gym Instructing Level 2 • Higher Sports Leaders Level 3 Incidents satisfactory school reference plus 26 points from your GCSEs You will learn • Employment in the Public Services • Health, Fitness & Lifestyle • Expedition Experience • The Role and Work of the Public Services • Working Skills in the Public Services

• Volunteering • Sport & Recreation • Citizenship & Society • Crime and its Effects

• Public Service Incidents You will learn • Public Services: Assisting • Public Services Careers the Public • Improving Health & Fitness for Entrance into the Uniformed Public • Planning & Participation in an Event Services (UPS) • Personal Skills for the Public Services • Forensic Detection • Security Work in the Public Services • Practical Teamwork in the Public Services

Progress to Success University

• Crime & Criminal Justice • Criminology & Forensic Psychology

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Jack Regan Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Ladybridge High School ‘The course is practical and is a good stepping stone to a career in the public services. I like the variety of things we cover in class. We get involved in lots of training activities and our tutors have arranged visits to the Police and Army. I’d like to try to get into the Fire Brigade in the future.’

Ellie Massey Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Fred Longworth High School ‘The course has been informative and fun and I’m learning everything I’ll need for a career in the Police force. The teachers are really helpful, I’ve made lots of new friends and the facilities are really modern and nice to study in. Once I’ve completed my course, I plan to go to university to study criminology and politics.’ www.boltoncollege.ac.uk • 01204 482 182

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Sport, Fitness & Activity Leadership Our progression partner

Full-time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

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

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Full-time Study Programmes Sport BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Four GCSEs at Grades 8-4 (A-C) or 32 points including

Sport BTEC Diploma Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above or a Level 1 qualification

Sport & Active Leisure BTEC Diploma Level 1 Duration 1 year Entry Requirements GCSE grades 3-1 (D–G), a satisfactory school reference and a commitment to sport.

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

in Sports, plus a satisfactory level of English and maths. You will learn • Instructing, Observing & Assisting Gym-Based Activities • Evaluating and Developing Own Practice in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

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

• 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

Progress to Success University

• Sports Development & Coaching • Sport & Exercise Science • Sport Rehabilitation • Biomedical Engineering • Strength & Conditioning

Apprenticeship

• Coaching • Fitness Instructing

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

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Kiera Byland Sports BTEC Diploma Level 3 Former pupil of Canon Slade School ‘I have a lot of commitments and I travel all over the world. My tutors have been so helpful; they’ve been really flexible with their teaching and have pushed me to reach my potential, both in and out of the classroom. I know that when I go to Abu Dhabi to represent Team GB in the Special Olympics in 2019, I’ll have their backing.’

‘TRIPLE SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLD MEDALLIST’ & ‘DOUBLE CYCLING WORLD CHAMPION’

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Full-time Study Programmes Activity Leadership & Fitness Academy (ALFA) Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate & a Level 2 Coaching or Activity Leadership qualification.

Activity Leadership & Fitness Academy (ALFA) Level 2 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements Preferably GCSE Maths and/or English Language at Grade 4

Preferably GCSE Maths and/or English 2. Personal Training • Applied Anatomy & Language at Grade 4 or above. Physiology You will learn 1. Supporting the Delivery of Physical • Designing a Bespoke Exercise Programme Education & School Sport: • Nutrition to Support • Planning, Delivering & Reviewing a Physical Activity Physical Education & School Sport • Business Acumen for Programme • Organising & Leading a Sports Event a Successful Personal Training Practice or Competition • Mentoring Role & Supporting Gifted & Talented Learners

or above. You will learn 1. Activity Leadership: • Preparing & Leading Activity Sessions • Setting Up, Taking Down & Storing Activity Equipment

2. Gym Instructor: • Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Fitness Instructors • Gym Based Programme Planning & Preparation • Gym Based Programme Delivery & Professional Instruction

Melissa Allan Sports BTEC Diploma Level 2 Former pupil of Elms Bank School, Whitefield ‘The facilities in College are great for sports and the teaching and support on offer is very good. Without this I wouldn’t be able to do the course and get as much out of it as I do. I’d love to be a Coach in the future.’

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Shellby Gorman Sports Coaching Skills Level 2 Home Educated ‘I’d highly recommend the course. In my opinion Bolton College has one of the best sports departments in the area. The facilities are brilliant, the teachers are amazing, all the students get on well together, there’s a respectful learning environment and I’m fully prepared for work in the future - there’s not much more you could ask for!’

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Apprenticeship Programmes Coaching Apprenticeship Level 3 Duration 2 years

Fitness Instructing Apprenticeship Level 2 Duration 1 year

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

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 • How to Support the Delivery of Physical Education & School Sport • Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

You will learn • Health & Fitness Skills • Practical Anatomy & Physiology • Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning

Daniel Lloyd Fitness Instructing Apprenticeship Former pupil of Smithills School ‘The tutors have been brilliant – they’re really encouraging and I’ve been able to study at my own pace in a fun environment. I’ve loved coming into College to learn and get hands-on work experience in a fitness setting. I work as a Fitness Instructor now and I’d like to do a teaching course in the future.’

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Valeria Kolosovska Sport & Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 1 Work placement at The Gym ‘I’ve learnt lots of new things and I’ve been introduced to new working practices. I enjoyed helping to teach the classes and all the staff have been very friendly and helpful.’ Chris Green General Manager of The Gym ‘Valeria has spent the week shadowing one of our Personal Trainers and helping out in classes, on inductions and at personal training sessions. Every week we offer work experience to students from Bolton College. We hope the experience gives students an insight into the gym industry, develops their careers and gives them an insight into working in the real world.’

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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships

If you’re good with children and would like to work in a school setting, you may want to consider a Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship. Working closely with the class teacher, your duties could include lesson preparation, supervising activities and supporting children’s learning.. With excellent progression opportunities from Further Education to Higher Education, we’ll provide you with the building blocks for one of the most rewarding professions out there.

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Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 3 Duration 2 years Entry Requirements A level 2 and/or knowledge and experience of your chosen sector, an employer who will support you throughput your training, a

Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 2 Duration 1 year

satisfactory level of English & maths and a good school reference. You will learn • General Support to the Class Teacher in the Management & Organisation of Pupil & the Classroom • Support Pupils with Special Educational Needs through the Delivery of Specific Learning Programmes & to Contribute Entry Requirements An employer to support you throughout your training, a satisfactory level of English & maths and a good school reference.

For more detailed information, visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/app-teaching

to Setting Individual Education Plan (IEP) Targets and IEP Reviews • Help Adapt & Plan the Development of Resources Necessary to Lead Learning Activities, taking into Account Pupils’ Interests, Language & Cultural Backgrounds

You will learn • Reading to the Class • Assisting with Lesson & Activity Planning • Helping Children who need Extra Support to Complete Tasks • Working with Groups & Pupils alongside the Class Teacher in all Subject Areas

Joe Potts Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 2 Working at Atherton Community School Former pupil of Atherton Community School ‘This was a brilliant opportunity – I’ve learnt on the job and earned money at the same time. I’ve built up some great relationships. I enjoy seeing pupils have fun whilst they’re learning; if they’re enjoying themselves, you know you’re doing something right! Eventually, I’d like to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. ’

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Support with Your Studies For more information, contact Learner Support on 01204 482 669 or studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk

The Hub

Learning & Development Mentors

From planning an assignment to exam revision, pop in to see us at The Hub 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.

You’ll have a Learning & Development Mentor to help you settle into your course and support you throughout your time here. Meeting with you weekly, in group or one-to-one sessions, your Mentor will guide you through your induction and be your first point of contact for help and support. Your Learning & Development Mentor will cover: • Academic progress & study skills • An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) • Attendance & health issues • Careers guidance • Choosing university courses • Employability skills

Contact julie.rawlinson@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 662.

Functional Skills & GCSEs Employers and universities usually require candidates to have achieved GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths, and for some programmes Science, before they consider offering them a job or place on a course. We want everyone to improve their skills in these essential areas, so you’ll continue to study English and Maths up to at least a Grade 4 (C) in each subject. Functional Skills are taught in a handson way, whatever the course. This means you’ll apply the skills to real-life situations within your subject area. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop skills required by employers, including: • Maths & English • Business awareness & customer care • Team-working & time management

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) If you require a personalised transition plan, please inform the College as soon as possible. For more information, contact andrea.ryan@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 662.

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Inclusion for All Bolton College is committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all learners and will take reasonable steps to meet the needs of individuals. We can provide support for you if you are a learner with: • A hearing impairment • A visual impairment • Autism • A learning difficulty/disability • Language, literacy or numeracy needs • A physical disability • Mental health needs • Dyslexia We also offer: • Access to specialist equipment & resources • Appointments with specialist tutors • In-class support • One-to-one appointments • Social activities • Learning care


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Support for Visually Impaired Students (VI) We provide pastoral support and advice for visually impaired students, including signposting to other agencies. This support can include:

Audio Equipment

Braille

Social Activities

Support Workers

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If you have a disability or difficulty, please let us know beforehand. This way we can arrange for you to come in to have a confidential assessment with one of our specialist teams, to ensure that we have the necessary support in place for you. Contact lynn.d.roberts@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 596.

Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Medical Conditions or LAC/Young People Leaving Care We offer advice and develop support plans that are tailored to your individual needs. This includes: • Help with enrolment and 1:1 support interviews to discuss the type of support that you need • A thorough transition programme and working relations with education, justice, 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 1:1 BKSB Literacy and Numeracy assessments • Ongoing pastoral support To arrange a support interview contact gillian.lonsdale@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 579.

We also have a friendly team of Student Mentors who are always on hand to work with you and your Learning & Development Mentor to identify any problems with attendance or progress. Contact the Mentoring Team on 01204 482 667.

Support for Students with Mental Health Issues • We offer individual interviews to assess support needs and put support plans in place • Ongoing pastoral support throughout the year • Help with enrolment procedures • Liaison with CAMHS and Community Mental Health Teams • We advocate on behalf of students if necessary Contact james.dawson@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 & 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 Contact rachael.roche@boltoncc.ac.uk or call 01204 482 603.

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All About the Money If you’re worried about the cost of coming to College, then we may be able to put your mind at ease!

Discretionary Bursary This funding is available to learners with a household income of less than £20,000 per year.

For more information, contact Student Services on 01204 482 182 or studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk

The Discretionary Bursary is awarded as help with the cost of your travel to and from College.

College Offers Bolton College offers a wide range of: • 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

Guaranteed Bursary This bursary can offer you up to £33 per week to help towards the cost of coming to College. This bursary is available if: •

You are in care or are a care-leaver

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

You receive Income Support in your own right

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

• Subsidised trips and visits • Discounted membership fees for our onsite Fitness Suite

Courses are usually free if you are: •

Aged 16-18

A British or European Union resident

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

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


Free College Meals To receive a free College meal, you must be in receipt of, or have parents 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 2018/19. Visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/financial-support

NUS Extra Cards n If you’re over 16, you ca rd at apply for an NUS Extra Ca will www.nus.org.uk, which unts enable you to get disco h at places like cinemas, hig street shops and events.

50% off Premium Membership

5% off millions of products

Current NUS Extra offers include:

10% off

12% off

25% off Student Tickets

25% off your food bill

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IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance)

The Job Shop

Careers Support

Whether you are looking for part-time, full-time or voluntary work, our ‘Job Shop’ drop-in service may be able to help. We can guide you through:

Our experienced team of Careers & Information Advisors offer confidential and impartial careers advice to existing students, as well as to those thinking about coming to College. We can help with a range of issues relating to your education and career, including:

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Completing job applications Creating a CV Interview techniques How to search for job & Apprenticeship vacancies Writing covering letters

We also provide a range of resources to help with the above.

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Course choice & progression routes to university Researching & planning your future career Preparing for interviews Identifying & developing the skills & qualifications that employers require Applications to Apprenticeships & Degree Apprenticeships

Support for Students Applying to University If you’re thinking about going to university we offer: •

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Access to university course guides & talks on finance and university life Advice on pathways to university Support with applications via the UCAS website Support with writing your personal statement Help with interview techniques & presentation skills

Visit Student Services on the ground floor of our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182


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, 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

host the Greater Manchester Higher Hub for Bolton, Bury and Rochdale and to work with learners via a range of enrichment activities, such as online mentoring and the Uni:4U summer programme. All of the activities we offer aim to increase the awareness of higher education routes and pathways, raise ambitions and broaden horizons. Greater Manchester Higher is part of the National

Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), which works towards widening participation based on government policy. To find out more about the programme and our activities, please visit: gmhigher.ac.uk GreaterMcrHigher GM_Higher gm_higher

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Our full-time study programmes and Apprenticeships provide the perfect stepping-stone to university and Higher Education. Our merger with the University of Bolton has created opportunities too, with clear progression pathways maximising your options for further study.

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In College, we offer a range of HNCs, HNDs and Specialised Professional courses so whatever your ambitions, studying at Bolton College is only just the beginning.

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Mohammed Zaman Art & Design Level 3 ‘I’m going to uni to train as a Photographer.’

Louis Wynne Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3 ‘I’m going to university in London to study visual effects.’


Time to Celebrate In June, our Higher Education students celebrated their graduation in a ceremony at the University of Bolton. 85% of our graduating students received either a Distinction or Merit!

Mason-Reid Mellet Construction BTEC Extended Diploma ‘My next step is higher education; I’ve been offered a place at Swansea University.’ Due to support from our Student Services Careers Team, 92% of students met the university deadline for the receipt of applications, significantly higher than the national average.

English & Maths Danielle Naylor Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 ‘I’ve secured a place at university to study adult nursing and then I plan to complete a masters in midwifery. ’

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

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Learning Environment Counselling

Quiet Room

If you have any personal issues or worries about your studies, speaking with a Counsellor gives you the opportunity to talk things through privately with someone who will listen to you without making judgements.

There is a Quiet Room at College for staff and students to use. It is open to people of all religious faiths for prayer, and to those who have none for quiet contemplation/meditation.

Our College Counsellor operates throughout the year.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Chaplains, representing a number of churches and places of worship, are available to support you during your time at College. Like the College Counsellor, they will always be willing to listen to you without making judgements.

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Our Muslim Chaplain offers Friday prayers each week in the Quiet Room.

Looked After Children Links If you are a looked after young person or have recently been in the care of the Local Authority and you need any support in College, our Transition & Inclusion Team is here to listen and help you with any worries that you may have.

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The Transition & Inclusion Team Leader will also contact the Looked After Children Team on your behalf, should you need support with this.

Childcare The College provides Grade 2 Ofsted registered childcare facilities for children aged from six weeks to five years. There is a charge, but you may be entitled to receive free childcare or help towards these costs. For further information about childcare, contact the Nursery Manager on 01204 482 196.


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 2 for more details.

Cafés • •

Free Wi-Fi Free 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

The Academy •

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

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

Plus... • Discounted

onsite gym Snack and stationery shop, The Atom

Chill out zones with comfy sofas Cash machine with free withdrawals

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Parents’ Guide Bolton College equips young people with the skills needed to develop, enabling them to become well-rounded individuals, prepare for further study or ready themselves for the world of work.

POSITIVE VALUES FOR LEARNING AND SUCCESS IN YOUR CAREER We will support your son/ daughter to develop the skills and attitudes that will ensure that employers want to recruit you.

To do this we need the support of all parents and carers to help us ensure that learners achieve their full potential. Positive involvement and encouragement ensures that young people take their responsibilities seriously and make well-informed decisions, from programme selection, to keeping on top of coursework, to achieving their goals. To help with these, the College provides:

Attendance and punctuality, arriving ready for learning, respecting friends and tutors and working hard to achieve the best are all behaviours that will ensure that your son/daughter has a bright future with a great career.

ACCESSIBILITY Our town centre location offers excellent public transport links, being close to both the main rail and bus terminus. OPEN EVENTS We encourage all parents and carers to attend one of our Open Events (see page 2). They’re a great way to learn more about the College and decide which course is right for your child.

CHOICE Across 18 industry areas we offer over 70 full-time programmes and over 43 Apprenticeship options, with good progression pathways to higher level study and worthwhile careers. ENGLISH & MATHS Your son/daughter will achieve that vital GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C), essential for their chosen higher education course or career. ENRICHMENT We don’t just deliver courses, we develop well-rounded individuals. Students get to socialise, try out different sports, participate in fundraising, develop employability skills,

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organise shows or even volunteer as a representative for their class. FAIRNESS & EQUALITY We are an inclusive, supportive, safe and friendly College, with a positive approach to equality and a commitment to countering discrimination and anti-social behaviour. FINANCIAL SUPPORT Student Services can advise on any bursary entitlement and discuss possible options with students in financial difficulty - see pages 174-175 for details. QUALITY TEACHING Courses are taught by experienced industry professionals in state-of-the-art facilities. SUPPORT & MENTORING Each student will be assigned a Learning Development Mentor (LDM) for support throughout their time at College. The Learning Development Mentor helps students excel in their studies and encourages participation in a range of activities, building learners’ skills and confidence. COLLEGE CONNECT We’ll keep you updated with the latest developments in College via our parents and carers newsletter, College Connect. For more information contact Student Services on 01204 482 182 or email info@boltoncc.ac.uk


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GCSE GRADING SYSTEM In 2017, the GCSE grading system started to change from alpha to numeric. The changes have been introduced gradually, but by 2019, most GCSE results will be graded using the updated system:

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Keep your mobile number and email address up-to-date as this is how we will contact you about your application.

1 Visit the Young People’s Online Course Guide View our full-time study programmes and Apprenticeships at www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ypg

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You can book an interview time via our online service. The booking link will be in your interview invitation text/email. You can also ring us on 01204 482 155 once you have your invite.

Attend one of our Open Events Check out our open events on page 2. Talk to tutors and look round our industry-standard facilities. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/events

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Submit an Application

You can apply online at www.ucasprogress.com (ask your school for your login details) or www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application You can also fill out a paper form and return it to us.

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Come along for an Interview At your interview a tutor will tell you all about our study programmes and Apprenticeships to make sure they’re right for you. They will also ask you some questions. Check out our Guide to Interviews www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/admissionshow-to-apply


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This will confirm the study programme/Apprenticeship we think is best for you. It will also detail any conditions of your offer, such as achieving certain GCSE results or getting a good school reference. We’ll send you and your parent/carer a confirmation of your offer by email.

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New Student Day & Initial Assessment Our New Student Day is on Thursday 11th July 2019. You will need to book early. Details will be in your offer email. You will need to take an initial assessment and we’ll write to you to tell you when to do this after Easter.

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Come and Enrol In August, once you have received your GCSE results, come and enrol at our Deane Road Campus. We will send you details of your enrolment slot nearer the time. Please bring your GCSE results with you.

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Congratulations! You have now enrolled on to your study programme. Don’t forget to bring your College ID every time you are in College.

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. We also offer taster sessions in a variety of subjects to help you gain an insight into post-GCSE study choices. Taster sessions are usually arranged through your school. www.boltoncollege.ac.uk • 01204 482 182

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Guide to Admissions The Admissions Team work with all academic departments to ensure that applicants receive a smooth and efficient service, helping them to make the easiest possible move to College. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers.

FAQs

1. When will I hear something about my application? We’ll confirm we have received your application then text/email you with your interview date and a link to book your chosen time. You can also call us to book an interview time once you have received your invite. Important: please keep your mobile number and email address up-to-date. 2. How often do interviews take place? Every subject interviews at least once a month on either a Wednesday or a Thursday. 3. What is a ‘conditional offer’? A conditional offer is a promise that we will provide you with a College place as long as you achieve certain criteria. This could include obtaining particular GCSE grades, finding a suitable work placement or receiving a satisfactory reference. At your interview you will be given a ‘Details of Course Offer’ form explaining the outcome of the interview.

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Your offer will be confirmed to you in writing. We’ll also send your parent/carer an email. 4. When can I enrol? We start our enrolments on GCSE results day in August. We’ll let you know your enrolment day and time no later than the end of June. 5. What happens if I don’t get the GCSE grades? Don’t panic! We will give you impartial information, advice and guidance about your options. 6. How do I make changes to my contact details? If you need to make any changes to your application, please contact the Admissions Team on 01204 482 155. If you have any further questions about our application process please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on 01204 482 155.

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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 Learner Support 01204 482 669 studentsupportadmins@boltoncc.ac.uk Student Finance 01204 482 182 studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk Student Services

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Packed with over 120 courses in over 25 industry areas. Find out about the support available whilst studying full-time or an apprenticeship.

Bolton College Young People's Guide 2019  

Packed with over 120 courses in over 25 industry areas. Find out about the support available whilst studying full-time or an apprenticeship.