Skills for Life & Work | Bolton College

Skills for Life & Work

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Improving essential skills such as reading, writing, Maths and spoken English - can help you achieve far more out of life. Our Skills for Life and Work classes give you the opportunity to improve these skills and gain qualifications that show just how good you are.

  • Brush-up on or improve your reading, writing or numeracy skills.
  • Gain confidence before starting a course.
  • Improve your employment prospects by learning how to complete an application form, prepare a CV, or write an eye-catching letter for a new job.
  • Develop maths and English skills that will help with everyday life or support your children’s schoolwork.
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications.
  • For Employers – Improve the competence, productivity and efficiency of your workforce.

‘Skills for life and Work’ has transformed the lives of many of our learners, giving them the skills and confidence to enjoy life to the full – at both home and work.

Our classes are small and friendly – and FREE (except for ESOL classes). They are available during the day or evening, at a variety of venues throughout Bolton. Courses are tailored to your needs and your tutor will encourage you to work on whichever skill areas you want to develop.

In the workplace

‘Skills for Life and Work’ provide literacy and numeracy training and qualifications to enhance the skills of the workforce – increasing productivity, efficiency and competence.

We work in partnership with employers and union bodies to:

  • Carry out a ‘training needs analysis’ (to identify learner needs and training solutions).
  • Offer relevant information, advice and guidance.
  • Provide experienced and professional workplace tutors.
  • Provide flexible training built around a student’s time and venue (shift-working patterns).
  • Coach and mentor students in small and friendly classes – often for FREE.
  • Offer courses leading to a nationally recognised qualification – with progression to further learning if required.

Discuss the range of options by calling the Skills for Life and Work Team on 01204 482565/7

Training courses

Disability Awareness, Supporting People with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, Advocacy and Mental Health Awareness - these accredited courses will be offered at various local learning centres and will enable people to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to offer effective support to people with varying disabilities. They are suitable for anyone with an interest in this area and for those wanting to gain employment.

For information on the accessibility of the Skills for Life, please click the button below for information from DisabledGo.

If you are interested in studying a Skills for Life and Work course with us, please call 01204 482000.

CourseStart DateLocation
Aromatherapy for Health and Wellbeing27/09/2017New Bury Community Learning Centre
British Culture and Your Community 18/09/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
British Culture and Your Community 22/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Confidence Through Sports & Outdoor Activities - Find Out About26/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Confidence Through Sports and Outdoor Activities 31/10/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Deaf can do Personal Development Tutorial12/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Develop Leader Skills & Confidence for Volunteering & Work25/09/2017New Bury Community Learning Centre
External Work Experience11/09/2017Off Site
Find Your Potential (Self-employment & Community Enterprise Skills) 29/09/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
Functional Skills English Entry Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Functional Skills English Entry Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Functional Skills English Entry Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Functional Skills Maths Entry Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Functional Skills Maths Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Health and Wellness CYQ Diploma Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Mindfulness (Boost Energy Reduce Stress and Create Calm)29/09/2017New Bury Community Learning Centre
My Future My Way Qualification Level 112/09/2017Deane Road Campus
My Future My Way Tutorial11/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Entry11/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Entry Level11/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Entry Level11/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Entry Level11/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 111/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 211/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Preparation For Work Level 311/09/2017Deane Road Campus
Step up Into College English Entry11/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Step up Into College English Pre Entry11/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Step up Into College Entry14/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Step up Into College Maths11/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Step up Into College Maths Entry11/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Step up into college English Pre Entry 14/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Volunteering Skills for Community and Work21/09/2017New Bury Community Learning Centre
Volunteering Skills for Community and Work21/09/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
Volunteering Skills for Community and Work25/09/2017Breightmet UCAN
Volunteering Skills for Community and Work26/09/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
Volunteering Skills for Community and Work27/09/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
Volunteering for Community and Work26/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Weight & Wellbeing - Healthy Eating & Lifestyle25/09/2017Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre
Women's Wellbeing (Be Confident, Feel Good, Look Great) - Welcome To26/09/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre
Women's Wellbeing (Be Confident, Feel Good, Look Great) - Welcome To28/09/2017New Bury Community Learning Centre
Women?s Wellbeing ( Be Confident, Feel Good, Look Great) 02/11/2017New Bury Community Learning Centre
Women?s Wellbeing (Be Confident, Feel Good, Look Great)31/10/2017Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre