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Steps for better Wellbeing – Creative Crafts

  • Overview of the course

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    This is a discrete course for adults referred with a wide range of mental health difficulties.

    You will learn how to express yourself through your artwork in order to develop coping strategies, stress management, and to strengthen a sense of identity. You will develop your organisational and time management skills through participating in a range of mixed media crafts projects. This course will prepare you for progression onto an advanced arts and crafts course. You will also develop your English, maths and employability skills in preparation for progression onto higher independence, mainstream and Community Learning courses, and voluntary and paid work.
  • What you'll learn

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    What can I expect to learn?

    You will cover the following course outcomes:

    LO 1 Create at least 1 collage to display activities, places and people that make you feel good.

    1.1 Complete worksheet ‘Here’s What You Need to Know About Me!’ Describe activities, places and people that make you feel at least 6 different emotions.
    1.2 Describe the meaning of the word ‘collage’.
    1.3 Select the appropriate materials to create a collage of activities, places and people that make you feel good.
    1.4 Share your collage and at least 2 activities, places or people that make you feel good with your peers to develop confidence in communicating with others.

    LO 2 Select at least 1 inspirational word or phrase from an old book page. Create a positive image to illustrate the word or phrase and to stimulate positive feelings.

    2.1 Identify and label at least 4 positive book page images. Please include materials and techniques used and state how each image makes you feel.
    2.2 Create a range of at least 3 book page samples. Use positive colours, imagery and text.
    2.3 Using at least 1 of your book page samples create at least 1 image to motivate and inspire you to feel positive.

    LO 3 Create at least 1 winter decoration to beat the winter blues.

    3.1 Identify at least 3 things you like about winter.
    3.2 Identify and label at least 4 professional winter decorations. Please include materials and techniques used.

    3.3 Use at least 3 therapeutic paper crafts techniques to create at least 3 samples for a winter decoration.

    3.4 Using at least 1 of your paper crafts samples create at least 1 winter decoration out of recycled paper.

    3.5 Share your winter decoration with your peers. Discuss at least 1 paper crafts technique used and explain where you will display your decoration in order to beat the winter blues.
  • Entry requirements

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    To join the course you MUST be 19 or over with an interest and commitment to improving your overall health and wellbeing. Regular attendance and a basic level of English skills are also required of all learners.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Bolton College recognises the achievements of its learners by presenting them with a certificate at the end of the course, rewarding their efforts and celebrating the skills that they have acquired. 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.

    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
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £78.00
  • Future opportunities

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    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.


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


    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):


    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

    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
  • 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.
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  • Time:

    12:45 - 15:45
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    7 weeks

  • Venue:

    New Bury Community Learning Centre

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