Careers & Employability
Careers & Employment
Here at BSFC we can help you plan your career so you get the most out of your working life! Whatever your aspirations, the Careers department can help! Career planning helps you to fulfil your ambitions and achieve your goals. Here within our Careers Department we will work with you to help you discover:
- What you can already do
- What you would like to do next
- What you may need to learn
- Discuss ideas to support you with the right choices
- Research the different degree programmes
- Identify the appropriate universities
- Browse career profiles
- Support applications for employment and further training
Providing students with a well-rounded education is central to all we do at Bolton Sixth Form College. Not only do our students achieve academically but they develop effective communication and presentation skills through our specialist World of Work programme. All of this helps equip them to succeed in their future studies and careers.
The College works closely with a wide variety of local employers to ensure that students have the opportunity to experience practical and worthwhile work placements. For many university courses high quality work experience is essential as it can often make the difference in securing competitive university places.
Students have currently been placed in the following organisations:
The world of work has changed considerably over the last decade and our WOW programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare you for employment in your chosen career. Each module of the programme is taught using the principles of the educational theorist David Kolb whose interests and publications focussed on experiential learning. What is experiential learning? Rather than a lecture style format, experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as ‘learning through reflection on doing’. Therefore, each session of the WOW programme is highly active and involving allowing students to learn by participating in activities that simulate employment.
All second year A Level students participate in the WOW programme with modules including;
This is a new innovative programme, that prepares and supports students to secure university places in competitive fields of study. It is a structured programme, focussing on learning through experience with highlights of the course including:
Academic Skills Enhancement (A.S.E)
A bespoke programme for all year one students. Helping you to make the transition from GCSE to A Level.
Benefits of the programme: