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Bolton are Right on Course..

Bolton are Right on Course..

Fresh from her hat-trick at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles this summer, cycling champion Kiera Byland is embarking on a BTEC Level 2 Sport course at Bolton College which has been tailored to accommodate her ongoing training commitments. Kiera studied at Bolton College last year and completed a Traineeship which fitted around her training commitments. Now Kiera is keen to progress in College, her training schedule will fit around her college course as she progresses to Level 2. One of Bolton College’s strategic priorities is ‘to deliver effective 16-18 study programmes that enable our learners to achieve their intended destination’, and the sports department has worked closely with Kiera and her parents to decide on an appropriate course of action. Neil Scott, Curriculum Leader for Sports at Bolton College, said: “As a department we thought it was important to support Kiera in pursuing her personal goals of improving the profile of Disability Cycling both regionally and nationally, and also competing as an athlete herself. We were blown away by Kiera’s enthusiasm, her passion and the amount of initiatives and programmes she is currently involved in within the sport industry. We’ve been able to put together a programme of study for Kiera which will enable her to gain qualifications alongside her other commitments.” The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and built into Kiera’s bespoke study programme will be commitments associated with her success as a Special Olympics Champion. These commitments include giving external presentations to inspire others, and one of these will be at Bolton Sports Awards...