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College Updates

Important Notice for Existing Access to HE Students

Please click here for an update relating to the award of the Access to HE Diplomas for students who planned to complete by 31 July 2020.


Keeping your child safe online during the Coronavirus Pandemic

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:


Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)



Looking after your Health & Wellbeing

To help stay well whilst at home:

Stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media

Try to keep yourself busy – try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films

Do light exercise at home, or outside, once a day


For more advice, see:

Every Mind Matters: 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus

Every Mind Matters: how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home

NHS fitness studio: exercises you can do at home



Important Information about GCSE Exams

As you may know, there will be no May or June exams for GCSEs in maths and English this year.


However, please be reassured that we aim to help our GCSE Maths and English students to complete their course assessments, which would normally be part of their programme of study.


These formal and informal assessments will now help to inform predicted GCSE grades, which the government are proposing to combine with prior attainment to determine an overall GCSE grade.


This means that it is more important than ever that learners complete the work sent to them by their tutor, as this work may influence predicted GCSE grades.


Our tutors are continuing to work with students, of all ages and levels, who are studying maths and English at the College; there is a variety of support available, through online tuition, Moodle resources, interactive learning packages and directed support from specialist tutors. 


Click on the links below to access further information about the grading process this year:

Message from Ofqual for GCSE students

Ofqual guidance for students, parents and carers about Summer 2020 grades


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email on for English or for maths and they will arrange for your tutors to contact you as soon as possible.



A Message From The Principal

As global uncertainty around coronavirus continues, Bolton College has taken the decision to move to online and home learning, for all learners, from Monday 23rd March 2020.


As a result, learners should not attend College premises but are required to continue their studies from home, where possible, through distance-learning methods, until we are able to re-commence face-to-face teaching.


All industry/work placements will cease from Monday 23rd March 2020, and learners will be required to continue their studies from home, where possible.


Bolton College apprentices can continue to work, if their employers say it is safe to do so following government advice. On the apprentice’s designated day in College, the apprentice will be required to continue their off-the-job training where possible.


Further updates will be sent via the College email system, our website and social media channels, so please keep checking all on a regular basis.


The health, wellbeing and safety of all of our learners and staff is vitally important to us, so please do follow the advice that is being provided.


The latest UK Government guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19), is being updated on a daily basis and can be found here: 


If you have any concerns as a learner, parent or carer, please contact us via email on