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Exciting Opportunities for Young People!

10 more reasons to study at Bolton College...

We're offering our learners a range of exciting perks and benefits; these will complement your Study Programme or Apprenticeship, and make college life even more fun...


1. FREE Our Pass - your ticket to ride!

You'll receive an Our Pass, which gives you the freedom to travel around Greater Manchester, any time, free of charge! 


2. FREE Breakfast

Start your day with FREE cereal or toast and a hot drink daily, energising you for the busy day ahead.


3. FREE Equipment

What could be better than freebies? Own the correct tools of the trade, and you're already one step ahead! Here's what you can receive:

Beauty and hairdressing - free professional kit worth up to £370

construction students - free cscs card, essential for construction site work


4. Pre-Professionals Programme

Everyone has unique talents and goals which is why we'll treat you as an individual and provide you with personalised guidance through a dedicated Learning Development Mentor and Career Coach, so that you can be on your way to a successful future! You'll also get to take part in quality work experience, work placement and young social action projects to enhance your employability.

5. Duke of Edinburgh Award*

Go the extra mile and you can apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh award, in recognition of all your hard work.


6. Bolton One Membership*

Enjoy discounted membership fees - make a splash in the pool, visit the gym or try a workout class!


7. Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre*

Exciting adventures await you at the Anderton Centre, an inspiring outdoor centre in Rivington. Enjoy archery, kayaking, canoeing, the leap of faith and much, much more!


8. Gifted and Talented Programme 

Take on additional courses and qualifications that will enhance your study programme and provide you with an employability edge when you leave College for your next adventure!


9. The Bolton College Pledge

We guarantee you a place if you apply for a study programme by 1st June.*


10. University of Bolton Benefits

Thinking about university? Our merger with the University of Bolton means there are even more perks and added benefits for our students to enjoy.

JS Aspire Card - progress to the University of Bolton and receive £500 on your JS Aspire Card, perfect for all your study essentials.

EXCEED Programme Membership - sample university life in selected subject areas alongside your study programme.

We have a programme for:

  • Future Artists
  • Future Engineers
  • Future Creatives
  • Future Business Leaders
  • Future Health Professionals
  • Future Sports Practitioners
  • Future Scientists
  • Future Law Professionals
  • Future Psychologists
  • Future Teachers

You'll get to sample university life with guest lectures, advanced facilities and study visits in your chosen areas.

Application Opportunities - as a Bolton College student, you'll receive an exclusive invitation to Offer Holder Days and a guaranteed place on the 'Get Ahead!' summer school!

* subject to terms and conditions


We offer study programmes and Apprenticeships in up to 18 subject areas! Click here to browse our courses.