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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Foundation

Full-Time Study Programme

  • Overview of the course

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    Suitable for anyone who is a relatively new arrival in the UK and who does not have the level of English required to progress into mainstream provision elsewhere, this full-time programme consists of:

    • ESOL English
    • Maths
    • IT
    • Employability Skills
  • What you'll learn

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    Our maths classes are particularly suitable if you are not yet familiar with maths terminology in English. You'll learn new words like 'fractions and division' and apply basic maths skills in everyday situations.

    During your employability sessions, you’ll gain valuable job skills, like how to write a CV, complete an application form and interview skills, helping prepare you for future employment.

    Our Foundation programme also gives you an exciting opportunity to take part in work experience. You’ll be assigned a place of work where you’ll come into contact with potential employers and deal with clients. You’ll gain practical work skills and develop your communication and organisational skills.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed throughout the course.
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    Previous learners have progressed to other college programmes such as Business & IT, Hair & Beauty, Construction and Childcare whilst others have gone on to do academic qualifications before progressing to university.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    ulli Inspiring trips and experiences/li
    liMeetings with industry experts/li
    liVisits to leading companies in your sector/li /ul
    brAs well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.
    brWe want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.
    brThanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS, in whichever field you choose!
    brExposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
    brWe’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    brOur £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – you can register now for the events, which will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and can be viewed any time after this date.
    To register, please visit a href="http://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events" www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events /a and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
  • 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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    4.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    EF201-YP02