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Preparation for Work - Level 1 at Bolton College

Course description

Are you at that point in life where the next obvious step is to get a job?

Heading into the world of work can be a scary prospect, but this course aims to improve your chances of gaining paid employment.

In addition to classroom-based activities, you will also get to attend a work placement.

Course content

During this course, you'll learn about:

  • Working as Part of a Group
  • How to Prepare for an Interview
  • Interview Techniques
  • How to Complete Job Application Forms Correctly
  • Enterprise Activities
  • Healthy Living
  • Making the Most of Leisure Time

Entry requirements

We will ask you to complete an assessment before joining the course, in order for us to assess your learning level.

Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course, completed by the tutor during class activities. We also ask that you build a portfolio of evidence which will be submitted with the tutor assessments at the end of your course.

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 is available for some students, whose families are on low income. 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 482 181/195 and asking for a member of the Student Finance Team; 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 on to a higher level course covering similar content; or alternatively, you could look into a Apprenticeship course where you could earn while you learn. 

Further information

Experience industry through work experience and work-related learning:

In March 2015, 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 on any of these dates:

Tuesday 20th October 2015, 4.30pm – 8pm

Wednesday 18th November 2015, 4.30pm – 8pm

 

 

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 482 181/195.

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: 03 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year

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