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Building Confidence for Life & Work : 2022 intake

  • Overview of the course

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    This course will be based at the Deane Road Campus and is aimed at learners who feel that they may struggle to engage with education due to their mental health needs. The aim of the course is to build learners confidence to engage in education and develop skills needed for life and work.
  • What you'll learn

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    The curriculum will focus on building confidence, self-esteem and motivation through a creative curriculum including creative and enterprise projects as well as developing employability skills.

    Maths and English is included as part of the programme, as well as enrichment, work experience either external or via youth social action projects and a weekly tutorial with their learning and development mentor.
  • 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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    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 portfolio of evidence 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. Learners will work towards end of year exams in maths and English.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Please contact the Foundation Studies office on 01204 482567 or email:
  • 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.
  • 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 well being 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.
  • 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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    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.
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 14:00
    5.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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