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Step into Art & Design

  • Overview of the course

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    The Step into Art and Design course is a study programme designed for learners with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities under the age of 25. The art and design units will be taught on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 4.15pm. The course is accredited and funded by Gateway Qualifications. Learners will also be enrolled onto a Maths and English class, and complete Enterprise sessions along with tutorials
  • What you'll learn

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    You will develop and improve your knowledge and skills in art and creativity by completing practical arts and crafts and theory-based units, these are-
    • Craft Skills
    • Introduction to Mixed Media in 2D
    • Developing Painting and drawing skills
    • Self-Management skills
    • Working in art and design
    • Then lastly completing your own personal project
  • 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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    You will agree an individual learning plan (ILP) with your tutor identifying what you want and need to gain from the course. You will build up a folder of work which shows the range of skills and knowledge you have developed. You will receive supportive feedback throughout the course and track your progress through your Individual Learning Plan.

    There will be no exams and you will be assessed through coursework.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Potential students and their parents/ carers are welcome to come and sit in a session to see what we do.
  • 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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    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
  • 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:

    13:00 - 16:15
    6.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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