Bolton Digital Employment & SkillsBolton Digital, Employment & Skills (DES)

Find, understand and access information that will help enable you to gain or work towards new employment, locate new opportunities for learning or to develop and expand your current skills.

Adult and community learning provision

Adult and community learning provision contributes towards the Bolton Vision Plan 2030 to see an active, connected and prosperous Bolton.  Adult learning aims to boost confidence,  refresh skills, and  help develop skills for employment and career progression, support personal development and wellbeing and provides access to free courses in English, maths and digital essential skills. 

Bolton College offer an extensive range of courses for adults 19+.  These include free essential skills, ESOL, vocational entry level employment and careers pathways, access to higher education and community learning. Many courses are free or eligible for reduced tuition.  Courses run from a variety of centres across Bolton.  See Bolton College Adult Learning for further details.

Bright Direction Training provide a variety of adult education training courses supporting people to get back into work, seeking a new career and career progression.  Bright Direction specialise in Employability Training, Leadership and Management and Construction. See Guiding You Towards a Brighter Future - Bright Direction Training for further details.

For a list of adult education providers in Greater Manchester see: Greater Manchester adult education skills providers

Helping you get online

From learning how to use your computer and smart devices to advice and guidance on accessing services online, we're here to help you make the most of the digital world.

We have online resources, printable guides, video tutorials and more, including eAudiobooks, eBooks and online learning.

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