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Step into Art & Design : 2022 intake

  • 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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    In the first instance please send a message to Janet.shepherd@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • 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 we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who complete the course could progress to:

    • Further courses
    • Volunteering
    • Employment
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including 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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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences

    • Meetings with industry experts

    • Visits to leading companies in your sector


    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.

    Thanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS, in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click the ‘Apply’ button. Log in to your Learner Hub account (you will be able to create an account if you do not already have one) so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties please contact us via Live Chat from any of our website pages
  • Open Events

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    Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – you can register now for the events, which will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and can be viewed any time after this date.
    To register, please visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
  • 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.
  • Start Date:

    06/09/2022

  • End Date:

    01/07/2023

  • Time:

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

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    FS650-YP01