You’re nearly ready to leave school, which means it’s time to make important decisions about your education and future.
We offer over 100 exciting Study Programmes, designed to give you the skills you need for the job of your dreams, and the chance to try them out in the workplace! Our tutors work closely with businesses to ensure our programmes are up to the minute, so that you will be in-demand with employers. Personal Development Mentors and Careers Coaches will work with you to support your progress all the way.
Plus, we’re now offering the new Gold Standard in advanced technical education, T Level qualifications, starting this September. If you'd like further information about T Levels, you can speak directly to one of our course tutors by completing the enquiry form available here.
Our qualifications start at Entry Level and progress right up to A Level standard and beyond. This means there will be a level to suit your ability, based on your exam results. Choose from 20 subject areas, covering a range of sectors, each maximising your career prospects and preparing you for an exciting future!
Ready to take a step towards your future? Find out more information on each of our subject areas below, then follow our step-by-step guide on how to apply below.
Scroll down to find your course area, for example, 'Applied & Forensic Science' and click the 'More' button.
Scroll down to choose your specific course which you will find within the grey box, for example, 'Applied Science BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3'.
Click on your chosen course.
Read the course information and to apply, click the yellow 'Apply' button.
When you click the yellow 'Apply' button, you will be redirected to our Learner Hub, where you can create an account and complete your application.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our friendly Admissions Team. You can livechat them from this webpage between 8.15am and 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday and until 12noon on a Friday. Alternatively you can email them via firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 01204 48 2155 / 2181
Fancy making the next scientific breakthrough, curing disease or becoming an expert in forensics and pharmaceuticals? In our well-equipped laboratories you'll see science come to life, giving you the practical skills that will help you progress to university or the world of work.More
Put your artistic talent to the test with one of our creative courses. You’ll learn in state-of-the-art suites and purpose-built workshops, and benefit from masterclasses delivered by art world professionals, helping you to make a splash in the creative industries!More
If you're creative, sociable and enjoy working as part of a team, then you may be tempted by a career in beauty. At Bolton College, you’ll train in our outstanding on site salon. Whether you want to have your own business, work in a salon or even on a cruise ship, our beauty courses will provide you with the skills for a successful career in the industry.More
A Business & Professional Services course will open your world to a whole range of career options including marketing, finance, management and even starting your own business! Learning from industry-experienced tutors, you'll undertake projects in our modern business suite that will really bring out your entrepreneurial streak!More
A Computing, Digital & IT course can offer you endless opportunities in the UK's booming tech industry. Computer technology is constantly evolving which means there are lots of employment opportunities - we'll 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
Working with children is one of the most fulfilling career choices. We’ll provide you with early years training, and quality work placements, allowing you to engage children with your creative ideas. You could progress to a career as an Early Years Educator, Nursery Worker, Nurse or Primary School Teacher.More
Engineering technology plays a key role in driving our economy and providing key solutions to some of the major global challenges. With a rising demand for skilled workers, there hasn't been a better time to train for a career in the engineering sector!More
Dedicated English and maths classes make up a large part of all study programmes up to Level 2, and these skills are also embedded into every lesson. Many of our students progress to University and your English and maths qualifications are essential in securing a place.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
At Bolton College, you'll be learning in our on-site college restaurant and train in professional production kitchens. Last year, our Catering Department delivered 100% student achievement and retention so you'll be in the best place to succeed in the thriving catering, hospitality and events industry.More
Foundation Studies 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 use your skills on members of the public in our on site college salons.More
If you're caring, dedicated and compassionate then our Health & Social Care programmes are perfect to help you succeed in this rewarding industry. 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.More
Our Motor Vehicle Employer Academy, in partnership with the RRG Group, is 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
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
Do you see yourself working for one of the UK's emergency services?
Our Public Services courses are specifically designed to help you pass the selection process of a number of public service organisations such as the police, army, navy, prison service, fire service and more.
There are excellent prospects when you study Sports, Fitness & Wellbeing, not just in playing professionally but also in coaching, promoting health & wellness, diet & nutrition, personal training and much more.More
Want a future travelling the world, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures? A Travel & Tourism qualification will prepare you for an exciting career, giving you the opportunity to work for some of the largest companies in the world.More