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  • Overview of the course

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    This course is for anyone interested in gaining qualifications and experience in the Health & Social care sector and includes a work placement with a local employer. The course is designed to teach the practical knowledge, skills and confidence to progress onto a further course within College or voluntary work, and will include a supported work placement.
  • What you'll learn

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    Learners will study a range of topics including: mental health awarenes; health and safety in the workplace; human growth and development; safeguarding vulnerable adults and children; career options; and equality and diversity.

    The course also includes maths and English Functional Skills, employability skills and the opportunity to complete a work placement with a local employer for 30 hours.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements but we will ask you to complete a maths and English assessment before joining the course so that we can assess your learning level in these subjects. You will also need to complete a DBS form; this will allow you to work with both children and adults for your work placement.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assessment is on-going throughout the course and you will receive prompt and detailed feedback from your tutor on all the work you complete. You will build a portfolio of evidence to be submitted with your tutor assessments at the end of the course. You will also work towards end of year exams in maths and English.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to Janet.shepherd@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • 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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    On completion of this course you can progress to a mainstream course within the College, an Apprenticeship or paid employment.
  • 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 departmental and cross-college enrichment with:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As 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.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing
  • Preparing for your career

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    You'll have your own Learning Development Mentor (LDM) and Work Placement Officer, helping you create both academic and career plans.

    Thanks 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!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme – we'll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, either on short work experience or an extended Industry placement.
  • 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.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; 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 yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, 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:

    02/09/2024

  • End Date:

    28/06/2025

  • Time:

    09:00 - 13:45
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    YP017-YP09