Our adult courses will advance your career or help you to attain personal goals and as we're Ofsted graded 'good', we can guarantee that at Bolton College, you'll be in safe hands.
We offer a broad range of courses, from Floristry to Access to Higher Education, delivered to a flexible, family-friendly timetable to meet your needs.
All of our courses are competitively priced and offer excellent value for money and on each, you'll learn from skilled tutors in a supportive environment, preparing you for whatever you'd like to do next.
Whatever your age or experience, it's never too late to learn.
If you have a flair for hair, we offer a range of vocational and specialist qualifications, taught by a talented team of tutors.
We are a Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence and a British Barbers Association Approved Training Centre, accreditations only awarded to institutions that have achieved the highest standards of training and who demonstrate excellent links with industry.
Access to HE programmes provide nationally recognised qualifications that are an alternative to the traditional A-Level route of getting into university. The flexible style of study is also ideally suited to adults leading busy lives.More
Learn the skills for artistic success, whether that's making a show-stopping bouquet, taking the perfect photo or capturing the intricacies of the human form on paper.
Taught in our well-equipped art studios, our courses are ideal for both beginners and the experienced and will fan the flames of your ambitions.
Get the know-how to succeed in business.
Our business courses cover a broad spectrum of careers and interests, enabling you to kick-start a fresh career; broaden your horizons; or follow a programme of continual professional development.
Our Catering & Hospitality courses, delivered by professional tutors with expansive knowledge and personal experience of the catering industry, cover a wide range of areas including cake decoration, cookery and food safety.More
We offer a diverse selection of Complementary & Beauty Therapy courses, from tanning to reiki, so you really will be spoilt for choice!
In our working beauty salon, The Academy, you'll receive training from industry experts using the very best products available - Ellisons, Studex, St. Tropez and Dermalogica - preparing you for a career in this exciting sector.
Our IT courses cover a wide spectrum of topics including troubleshooting, installation, maintenance and repair, as well as the basics like word processing, spreadsheets, presentations the internet and email.
These courses kick-start fresh careers, increase employability, broaden knowledge and contribute to continuing professional development.
We offer first class training courses in the construction trades, whether you are an apprentice starting out in the industry, or an experienced worker who may require extra qualifications.
All of our Construction courses are delivered at our purpose built centre, which features large workshop spaces fitted with all of the latest tools and equipment.
Working in the counselling sector requires a very special kind of person: dedicated, caring and compassionate. Could you help make a difference to the lives of others?
People with Childcare qualifications are always in demand and the government requires that those working in this sector – including before and after-school care – have accredited, up-to-date qualifications.More
The engineering industry constantly requires innovative people to develop new ideas.
Our Engineering and 2D CAD courses will give you theoretical and practical knowledge, plus the technical skills that you'll need to build a career in this dynamic sector.
We all need to use English and maths more, for that precious next job, to help children with homework or to challenge that big electricity bill.
You may already have the skills, but you don't have the qualifications to prove it, limiting your potential when searching for jobs or trying to secure promotion.
We will help you to gain qualifications in English and maths, whatever stage you're at.
If you're a relatively new arrival to the UK who does not have the level of English required to progress in mainstream provision, our ESOL courses can help.
Our ESOL courses will improve your English speaking, English reading and English writing, giving you the skills you need to move on to a suitable college course or to apply for jobs
We offer Foundation learning opportunities through a supported learning environment. Our department is designed to meet the needs of learners working at Entry Level and to enable them to progress through further education, training or employment.More
Careers in Health and Social Care offer many opportunities, allowing you to make a positive difference to the lives and welfare of others. If you'd like a career in this rewarding profession, we have a range of courses for you.More
If you didn't get the grades you needed at school, we can help.
Our GCSEs will give you the qualifications for progression to further study, including our range of Access to HE programmes.
Some people learn languages for pleasure and to expand cultural horizons, or to keep the mind healthy and active. For others, it's the first step to a career in translating, interpreting or teaching, or to improve employability and job prospects.
We offer courses in British Sign Language, French, German, Italian and Spanish at a range of levels to suit you.
The Mental Wellbeing Team offer a friendly and supportive environment for people who may experience mental health difficulties or want to support others.
We offer educational provision in a friendly and fully supportive environment to people who may experience anxiety, stress related issues, and any other number of conditions that affect general wellbeing.
The Motor Vehicle industry is endless in its diversity, ranging from garage and shop floor related positions to technical development engineering.
Our courses allow you to work on a range of vehicles and engines, giving you a solid foundation to build a career in the industry.
We offer high quality, flexible and cost effective distance learning courses to suit the needs of individual learners and employers, all delivered via our student online platform, with added support from your personal online tutor.More
Improving essential skills such as reading, writing, Maths and spoken English - can help you achieve far more out of life.
Our Skills for Life and Work classes give you the opportunity to improve these skills and gain qualifications that show just how good you are.
Our Sports & Fitness courses will equip you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge you need to work as a fitness professional.
Most classes are gym-based, using our onsite fitness suite and sports hall.
Developed in consultation with Bolton Council, Bolton College’s ‘The Knowledge 2.0’ is essential if you would like to work as a private hire or hackney carriage driver in the Bolton area.More
We offer a range of professional qualifications for people who work, or wish to work, in education or who would like to pursue a career in the education sector.
We have a coveted track record in delivering teacher training, teaching assistant, trainer and assessor qualifications in a college environment that is highly conducive to workplace preparation.
Community Learning Ambassadors engage with the local community across Bolton, raising awareness of learning opportunities that could benefit individuals who want to upskill, or new learners looking to take that first step back into learning.More
It can be daunting taking a step back into education so, at Bolton College, our friendly team will ensure you have a positive learning journey. Whether you’re a new learner or a returning learner, our accessible programmes will boost your confidence, help you to develop skills for employment, and support you to get a qualification. Community Learning at Bolton College is delivered on behalf of Bolton Council and contributes towards the Bolton Vision Plan 2030.