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Why Ƶ?

At Ƶ, we want your child to have an outstanding education with real world skills that will help them to stand out so when it’s time to move on, they’ll have the confidence to springboard on to higher education or to an exciting new career.

We're really proud to be the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications. We were also graded 2 for 'Good' at our last Ofsted inspection!

"Ƶ is a successful provider of education and training, attracting motivated students from Greater Manchester and beyond. Our focus is very much on the delivery of a wide range of exciting courses, designed to meet the needs of young people from diverse backgrounds and with varying aspirations.The success of our students is hugely important to us; the time that your son or daughter spends with us is a time when they can lay the foundations for their future and mature into young adults. We appreciate that you’ll want the best for them, and that’s why we encourage you to take an active, supportive interest in their education."

Bill Webster, Ƶ Principal

  • My young person didn't do well in their GCSEs...

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    We’ll help your young person to achieve that vital English and maths GCSE grade 9-4 if they haven’t done so already, which is essential for their chosen Higher Education course or future career. Find out more about maths and English at Ƶ here.
  • What financial support is available?

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    Your young person may be entitled to financial help while they study with us. Our Student Services Team are always on hand to ensure funding is never an issue and to provide advice on bursary entitlements.

    We also provide free daily breakfast, so that our students are ready to learn at the start of their day, and a free Our Pass for daily travel, not just to and from College, but across Greater Manchester.
    For students on a hairdressing, make-up or beauty course, we’ll provide free kits to train with, worth up to £370! Construction students receive a free CSCS card which is essential for construction site work.
    You can find more information on the financial help we provide byclicking here.
  • What is the College's bullying policy?

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    We’re an inclusive and supportive College, with a positive approach to equality. We have a commitment to countering discrimination and anti-social behaviour, helping create a safe and friendly environment for our learners.
  • Can I visit the College?

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    We love meeting parents and carers at our Open Events. Just come along with your young person to get a feel for what studying at Ƶ is like. You’ll be able to have a chat with our tutors to help your young person decide which course is best for them.
    Click here to view our upcoming Open Events.
  • What about learning outside the classroom?

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    We’re committed to supporting personal development, enhancing their College experience with opportunities outside of the classroom.

    Cross-college events include outdoor team building activities; local and international trips; and the opportunity to apply for the Duke of Edinburgh Award plus more! These will enhance their personal and social skills, and build confidence, so that they have the skills employers are looking for.
  • How else will the College benefit my young person?

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    Your young person will leave College with a range of life skills, demonstrating their good work ethic to potential employers.

    Attending lessons on time; being punctual; arriving ready to learn; showing respect to tutors and classmates; working hard - all behaviours that will stick with them after College, helping them to succeed in their future career.
  • What courses do you offer?

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    There’s a range of study programmes and Apprenticeships that your young person can choose from at Ƶ. Our study programmes are more than just a qualification – they’re designed to help young people step into their chosen careers or progress to university. We offer a range of subject areas to suit their goals and interests, from Entry Level through to Higher Education.
  • Our College Charter

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    It’s really important to us to deliver high-quality education and training which meet the needs of all our stakeholders including; students, employers, the local community and parents/carers of our students.
    The College Charter shows that we are committed to these groups. You can find it within the Student Handbook, which is available on the intranet to all our students.
    We are subject to official inspections by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). Our latest report can be viewed on the.
  • Our Student Handbook

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  • We value your thoughts

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    We welcome your feedback at any time during your son or daughter’s time with us.
    Please feel free to forward your comments, complaints or compliments tocustomer.services@boltoncc.ac.ukor by calling 01204 482 040at Deane Road.
    We also carry out a Parents’ Survey each year to monitor what we’re doing well and where we could do better. Please don’t feel that you need to wait for the survey to voice your opinions – we’d like you to get in touch at any time!

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