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Mental Wellbeing – Using Computers to create a Community Magazine

  • Overview of the course

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    On this course, we will use computers creatively. We will work on creating a community magazine made up of everyone’s contributions. We will put the magazine together using MS Word. The course is aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing through the use of creativity and working together in a supportive environment.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will learn about the following:
    • Using MS Word to produce and edit documents
    • Gain an introduction to proofreading skills
    • Use English language skills to proofread and edit work
    • Use the internet to get images for the community magazine
  • Entry requirements

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    To join the course you MUST be 19 or over. You need to have a keen interest in the topics covered and a willingness to participate in all course activities.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    As this is a non-accredited course (not a qualification) you will work towards a college certificate of achievement by passing all your agreed learning outcomes.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    • A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
    • You will also need to bring a pen and a notepad to take notes.
    • You can bring your own device to support learning New Bury:
    Computer Suites
    Café serving hot & cold food
    Ample car parking
    Portable hearing loop
    Brownlow Fold:
    o Spacious Sports Hall
    o Fully equipped Cookery Room
    o Computer Suites
    o Café serving hot & cold food
    o Designated Craft Room
    Deane & Derby:
    o Computer Suites
    o Café serving hot & cold food
    o Multi-media & interactive white boards
    o Prayer Room
    o Ample car parking
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to communitylearning@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £100.00
  • Future opportunities

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    You may interested in progressing onto the following:
    Creative writing courses
    Volunteering courses
    Other Well Being courses
    Other IT based courses

    Other courses available to support your learning:
    • Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
    • Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
    • Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
    • A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment.
  • How to apply?

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    To apply for this course visit any community learning centres or the Bolton College’s Deane Road campus. Some courses may need a pre-course interview; this will be marked in the course guide or contact a learning centre to find out if you need a pre-course interview.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    24/11/2020

  • End Date:

    15/12/2020

  • Time:

    12:30 - 15:30
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    4 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

  • Course Code:

    CR208-CLPC