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Youth Provision at Bolton College

Course description

Want to go to College, but not got a clue which course to choose or you would benefit from additional support both in class and around College?

Youth Provision

Our Youth Provison courses offer a different way of learning which may be good for you if you didn't like school.  Its also great if you're unsure about what to do next and need to improve your maths and English.  Youth Provision encourages you to sample different subject areas before choosing the one that is right for you.  All our courses are practical and include local work experience.

Foundation Studies

If you have a learning difficulty or disabilities, Foundation Studies provides the opportunity for you to build your life experience and maths and Enlgish skills. We'll help you achieve this through lessons in the classroom and work exprience which will help to develop your independence and confidence.





Course content

This course covers three key elements:

  • Tasters in a range of College subject such as Construction, Catering, ICT and Hairdressing etc
  • Improving your Maths, English & ICT Skills
  • Personal & Social Development

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course but you must attend College regularly and be on time for your lesssons.  You will need to attend an interview at College.


At the beginning of the course your English and maths skills are assessed and we check on this each term to support your progress. We agree an Individual Learning Plan to help you set targets and keep on track with your work. You will also build a portfolio of your learning and work experience and, if you are studying for a qualification, you will be assessed at the end of the year.

Financial information

Government-funded Further Education courses are usually free if you are aged 16-18 and are a British or European Union resident.  Financial help, in the form of bursaries, is also available for some 16-18 year old students coming to College (i.e. for those receiving income support in their own right, for those in care and for those with severe disabilities).

If you’re worried about the cost of going to College, why not pop in for a friendly chat with our Student Services team?

For any financial queries or information about available bursaries, feel free to contact Student Services at Deane Road by calling 01204 482191; or alternatively, come by and see us – we’re here to help!

Future opportunities

On completion of this course, you will be in the perfect position to progress to one of a variety of full-time vocational courses at College.

Alternatively, if you're keen to start earning, you could secure yourself a job in your chosen field of interest and do an Apprenticeship - enabling you to earn while you learn!

Further information

Experience industry through work experience and work-related learning:

Ofsted said that we provide learners with “a good opportunity to develop both their social and employability skills and become accustomed to the world of work”.

“I love my placement at St Mary’s Primary School! I’m able to get really involved with the children – helping them to write their name and count to 10. I now know I want to be a Teaching Assistant.”

Michelle Moorcroft

Former pupil of St Joseph’s RC High School

Childcare Level 1            

Continuing development of your English and maths skills:

English and maths skills are essential to employers and most universities, and we will help you to improve these – whatever your current level.

“I’m dyslexic and I get so much support for this. The course has even fed into what I want to study at university – I’m planning on going to Lancaster University to study Drama & Creative Writing.”

Aminata Sow

Essa Academy

English GCSE

College Facilities:

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • Wella-approved hair salons
  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee

Why not come and check it out? The best way to discover what Bolton College can do for you is by attending one of our School Leavers’ Events at our Deane Road Campus.

Support with your Studies:

Here at Bolton College, we want to help all of our students to succeed with their studies, so feel free to call on personal tutors or student mentors whenever you require assistance with any aspect of your learning. For a friendly chat, call Student Support on 01204 482 669.

We also want to support you in making your next step into learning or work.  We host events throughout the year, including the award-winning annual Jobs & Skills Fair, which will help you to decide on your next step. 

Information, Advice & Guidance:

Regarding the bigger picture, our Student Services team is here to help you with course progression and career planning – whether you are an existing or a prospective student. If you’d like to book an appointment, simply call Student Services on 01204 482 181.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: A040

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