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Step into Art & Design

  • Overview of the course

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    This course helps learners develop their art and design skills and has been designed for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities assessed at Entry Level. Learners will also have a one hour tutorial with their personal tutor each week. Alongside this, learners will undertake 30 hours of enrichment activities and a 30 hour work placement.
  • What you'll learn

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    Learners will complete units on:

    • Craft skills
    • Working in art and design
    • A personal project
    • Developing painting and drawing
    • Produce craft work
    • Self-management skills

    Learners will develop maths and English skills at the appropriate level and attend employability skills sessions which will develop learner’s confidence, communication, teamwork and job seeking skills.
  • 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.
  • 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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    Janet Shepherd, Administrator, Foundation Studies
    01204 482567

  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Contact the Skills for Independence Department at Bolton College to arrange sampling, contacts below.
  • 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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    Submit an application online by visiting
  • 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.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 15:30
    5.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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