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  • Overview of the course

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    This course is ideal for learners who don’t yet know which career path they want to follow and need to develop their maths and English skills.
  • What you'll learn

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    Learners will study maths, English and employability skills and have a weekly tutorial. Learners will also sample three vocational areas from a choice of 13 around College and complete a 30 hour work placement.

    The following vocational areas are available:
    • Art and Media
    • Beauty
    • Brickwork
    • Business and IT
    • Catering
    • Gardening
    • Hairdressing
    • Health and Social Care
    • Joinery
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Painting & Decorating
    • Performing Arts
    • Retail
    • Sport
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements but we will ask learners to complete a Maths and English assessment before joining the course so that we can assess the learning level in these subjects. Learners need to be aged 16 to 18 years old.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assessment is on-going throughout the course and learners will receive prompt detailed feedback from tutors on work completed. Learners will work towards end of year exams in maths and English.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated oneto-
    one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    On completion of this course learners can progress to a mainstream course within the College or a pathway course within Pathways to Progression.
  • Enrichment

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    As part of the course learners will be expected to take part in a work placement. Learners will also be required to participate in educational visits/trips and enrichment activities.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.

    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
  • How to apply?

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    Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 15:00
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    35 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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