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Step into Employability Entry 3

  • Overview of the course

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    This course helps learners develop their employability skills and is a great introduction to the different vocational options available at Bolton College. The course has been designed for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities assessed at Entry Level.

    Learners will be working towards an Entry Level 3 award in employability skills as well as maths, English and enterprise. Learners will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year.
  • What you'll learn

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    Prior to any work commencing on this course, learners take part in a full college induction programme.

    Duing tutorials, learners will attend sessions covering topics on enterprise, citizenship, personal development and progression. These sessions focus on topics which are relevant to young people and will help them to progress through their study.

    As part of their Entry Level 3 award in employability skills learners will cover the following units:

    • Self-assessment
    • Work awareness
    • Interview skills

    Learners will work towards their next level of English and maths as part of the course and attend enterprise sessions. Learners will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year.

    Learners will attend vocational tasters on a Friday and have the choice of tasters in the following areas:

    • Art and Media
    • Beauty
    • Brickwork
    • Business and IT
    • Catering
    • Gardening
    • Hairdressing
    • Health and Social Care
    • Joinery
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Performing Arts
    • Retail
    • Sport


  • Entry requirements

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    There are no entry requirements other than an interest and a commitment however, you need to attend all of your classes.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Learners will be assessed by the tutor and support workers, observing learners completing tasks either independently or with support. Staff will question learners to check understanding and recall and to encourage choice making. All learners will build a portfolio of evidence to achieve their qualification.
  • 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 one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who complete the course could progress to:

    • Further courses
    • Volunteering
    • Employment
  • 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

    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Contact the Skills for Independence Department at Bolton College.

    Please contact either Janet Shepherd 01204 482 567 or email janet.shepherd@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
  • 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.
  • Start Date:

    08/09/2020

  • End Date:

    02/07/2021

  • Time:

    13:00 - 15:30
    2.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    FS149-YP04