So you're on your way to getting your GCSEs, or you may have them already, and you're thinking about your next step.
Here at Bolton College, we offer over 85 full-time vocational study programmes across 18 industry areas which are designed to give you a head start to achieving your dreams. You’ll be taught in modern facilities by industry-experienced teaching staff so that when you’re ready to leave us, you’ll be in a great position to land your dream job or progress onto university.
Our aim is to provide you with an exceptional learning experience so you can expect to benefit from a range of support during your time with us, take part in quality work experience and exciting enrichment activities that include trips to theme parks, the theatre and sporting events.
Ready to explore? Find out more information on our subject areas below or if you’re ready to apply, click 'Apply Online'.
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 creativity to the test with one of our creative courses. You’ll learn in our 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. At Bolton College, you’ll be training 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 this industry.More
A Business & Professional Services course will open up 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
Working with children is one of the most fulfilling career choices. We’ll provide you with early years training through work placement where you’ll get to engage children with your creative ideas. So if you're thinking about a career as an Early Years Educator, Nursery Worker, Nurse or Primary School Teacher, then our courses can help you get there.More
A Computing & IT course can offer you endless opportunities in the UK's booming tech industry. Living in a digital age means computer technology is continuing to evolve and there isn't an employer who isn't using it in their company.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 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 isn't a better time to join this industry.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 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 in our on-site college salons.More
If you're caring, dedicated and compassionate then our Health & Social Care courses 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.
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
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
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 services organisations such as; the police, army, navy, prison, fire service among many 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
There are excellent prospects for Sports & Fitness, not just in playing professionally but also in coaching, promoting health & wellness, diet & nutrition, personal training and many more.More
Want a future travelling the world, meeting new people & experiencing different cultures? Travel & Tourism allows you to prepare for an exciting career & opportunities to work for some of the largest companies in the world.More