So you're on your way to getting your GCSEs, or you may have them already, and you're looking to progress to college.
Here at Bolton College we offer over 85 full-time vocational study programmes across 18 industry areas, all delivered by experienced tutors in modern facilities.
From Beauty to Engineering, Childcare to Sports & Fitness, there really is something for everyone.
Interested? Check out our diverse range of programmes below...
Fancy becoming an expert in Fornesics, Pure Science or Pharmaceuticals? In our well-equipped laboratories you'll see science come to life, giving you the knowledge and skills that employers and universities are looking for.More
If you're creative then our Art, Design & Digital Media programmes will unlock your potential. You’ll learn in state-of-the-art suites and purpose-built workshops and benefit from masterclasses delivered by art world professionals.More
If you're creative, sociable and enjoy working as part of a team, then you may be tempted by a career in beauty. You'll receive expert training from industry professionals and at the end of the year, you'll exhibit your skills in our Beauty Showcase.
Whether you want to progress to uni, work up to management level or even start your own business, our programmes will help. Learning from expert professionals, you'll undertake projects in our modern business suite that will really bring out your entrepreneurial streak!More
With highly experienced tutors, impressive production kitchens and our very own 50-seater training restaurant, our programmes will give you the very best start to a career in the thriving catering and hospitality industry.More
Working with children is one of the most fulfilling career choices. Our programmes are delivered by qualified tutors with years of industry experience, giving you the skills you need to succeed in this rewarding sector.More
We live in a digital age, which makes IT the career of the future - computer technology is increasingly embedded in business processes and society, so our expert tutors will prepare you for a highly skilled job in this growing industry.More
From brickwork to plumbing, electrics to roofing, whatever appeals to you, our selection of construction trades will allow you to work on a range of different projects, both at home and abroad. You'll learn in spacious workshops using industry-standard tools and materials, preparing you well for your chosen career.More
Engineering is behind everything - from your mobile phone to the bus you travel on, to the shoes on your feet. If you fancy converting scientific knowledge into technology, and then technology into innovation, then engineering could be for you.More
If you speak another language and want to learn English, you can get all the support you need on our ESOL programme. We will improve your English speaking, listening and writing skills, helping you to adapt to life in the UK.More
Foundation Learning enables you to sample different subject areas before choosing the right one for you. All of our courses are practical, and many include local work experience. On completion, you could progress to a full-time vocational programme or voluntary or paid employment.More
With links to over 100 employers, we can kick-start your career in this fast-paced and glamorous industry. Using industry-standard products, you'll practise on members of the public and display your new skills in our annual Hair Showcase.More
If you're kind, caring and compassionate a career in Health, Social Care & Childcare could be for you.
With strong links within the local community, including an award-winning partnership with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, you will gain essential skills, preparing you well for this rewarding sector.
Our Motor Vehicle programmes are delivered in our state-of-the-art £4.3 million STEM Centre, kitted out with the latest equipment and diagnostic tools. You'll work on a range of vehicles and engines, giving you a solid foundation on which to build a career in the industry.More
Our programmes focus on practical participation and are designed to help you pass the selection process of a number of public service organisations. Tutors include a former Police Officer and an ex-Marine.
Whether you love to perform or prefer to be behind the scenes, our Performing Arts programmes will give you the skills and confidence to truly stand out. You'll learn in our 100-seater theatre, dance and recording studios and you'll benefit from the experience of our industry-trained tutors.More
Our Professional Building department has an established reputation for delivering high-quality programmes, ensuring a rich and diverse learning experience. This means you'll gain the skills and understanding for a higher-level career in the construction and civil engineering industry.More
Whether you have the drive and ambition to get to the top of the podium, or the passion and dedication to put someone else there, our Sports & Fitness programmes will help you reach the peak of your game.More