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Community Learning Centres

Learning in the Community

 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.




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Delivered across three Community Learning Centres in the Bolton area (Farnworth, Halliwell and Deane & Derby), and at our main College campus, our Adult and Community Learning programmes fall into five categories:  

  1. Skills for Work & Further Learning:
    Programmes to help you gain employment, get ahead at work or move on to further learning. You’ll be spoilt for choice, with everything from Sign Language to Office Skills.

  2. Positive Steps into Learning:
    Programmes to improve your wellbeing, from Cookery to Confidence Building.

  3. Computer & Digital Skills:
    Everyday life is increasingly reliant on computers and digital media. If you feel like you’re behind the times, our Computer, IT and Digital programmes will bring you into the modern age, improving your IT skills at home and at work.

  4. English & Maths
    English and maths skills are essential for succeeding in employment or further study. Our FREE taster programmes will help you to brush up on those vital skills.

  5. Family Learning
    Our FREE programmes ensure that you’ll always have the answer when your little one puts you on the spot. Even better, you’ll get to work alongside your child at school, so you’ll see what they really get up to in the classroom.

Bolton Vision

Bolton Vision is a local partnership that brings together senior leaders from the voluntary, communityand faith sector, the private sector, the university, college and schools, health, emergency services and the council.

The partnership launched Bolton 2030 in 2017. 

Read our vision below.

Bolton Vision Website


We are all #Team Bolton

Interested? Please click on the Community Centres below to find out more about our latest courses.