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Foundation Studies - Skills for Independence...

Take a look at our Skills for Independence programmes below...

If you'd like to apply for a course starting now (the 2023-2024 academic year), please contact our Admissions Team by emailing - our team will be able to inform you about the availability of courses in our various curriculum areas.

Our Skills for Independence courses provide an opportunity for learners with various learning difficulties and disabilities to progress their left experience, confidence and maths and English skills. We help our learners achieve this through further learning, developing independence and completing work experience.


Our programmes provide a range of opportunities to personalise progression for our learners to the next level. The programmes focus on developing employability skills ,independence, maths and English, and enterprise skills, with Enterprise Week' and competitions running throughout the year.


Embedded in the programmes are vocational tasters, enrichment activities and a work experience placement.

Why choose Bolton College?

There are countless reasons to choose a Study Programme at Bolton College, including…


Technical Qualifications

Technical education is our sole focus and we are experts in delivery. If you need to develop your foundation skills to support progression, we will prepare you; or if you are prepared already, we will ensure that you achieve your full potential on our T Level and BTEC advanced programmes, highly regarded by universities and employers.


Vocational Careers

Industry Placements and work experience will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to confidently begin your future career, or progress to university.


English, Maths & Digital

Employers and universities require a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths, but if you didn’t achieve this, don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ll teach you important digital skills too, putting you ahead of the game.


Learner Support

Enjoy FREE travel and breakfast, financial support and a discounted gym membership. Throughout your time with us, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Learning Development Mentor and a Careers Coach, helping you to achieve your ambitions.