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Learning isn't limited to the classroom...

Bolton College is about more than the classroom – you’ll also have time and opportunity to try out various cross-college enrichment activities which include internal College events, such as our Freshers’ Fair and Diversity Festival. Organised trips, theatre performances and competitions will also keep you busy, not forgetting the huge range of sports and activities to improve your health, wellbeing and fitness.


We provide a massive range of opportunities to enrich your studies, suited to your interests and career goals. By taking part you'll not only have fun but develop skills which employers are looking for i.e. confidence and interpersonal skills, giving you an edge when you go onto employment or higher education!


Why should you take part?

  • Impress future employers and university institutions with your willingness to take part in activities outside the classroom that enhance your skills
  • You can achieve a Duke of Edinburgh qualification which looks great on a CV or a personal statement
  • You'll be able to try out new things and make new friends
  • Take a well deserving break from your studies!

Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre

Exciting adventures await at the inspirational Anderton Centre, an inspiring outdoor centre in Rivington, which recently became a part of the University of Bolton Group. Learners will be able to enjoy a host of activities including team building, archery, kayaking, canoeing, the leap of faith and much, much more!


Duke of Edinburgh Award

If you're willing to go the extra mile, you'll have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh award, to recognise all of your hard work! Click here to learn more about this award.


Internal College Events

There are lots of opportunities for College competitions and masterclasses from industry leaders to give you a real feel for your chosen sector. Other exciting events include; Jobs Fairs, Higher Education Fairs, a Freshers' Fair, an annual Diversity Festival, Creative Showcases and much more!


Organised Trips

Past trips have included university and industry visits as well as regional competitions. You'll also get to take part in lots of fun trips too such as; Media City, Hollywood Bowl, Liverpool Slavery Museum, Emmerdale film set, Chester Zoo, Arley Hall & Gardens, Alton Towers, Manchester Museum of Science & Industry, Douglas Valley Paintballing, Challenge4Change, Foot Golf, Trampolining, The Octagon, The Lowry, the Northern Ballet plus more!