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  Full Time/Part Time Course Guide 2021/22
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     Open Events
                                                                   Open Event
                                                                   At the time of publishing this
                                                                   information we are hoping to be                                                                                        Principal’s Welcome         04

                                                                   able to welcome you on campus                                                                                          Much More than a            06
                                                                   for our open events by adhering
                                                                   to social distancing measures.                                                                                         The Difference Between      08

     Boston                           Spalding                     We will continue to follow
                                                                   government guidelines and
                                                                   therefore this may be subject
                                                                                                                                                                                          School and College
                                                                                                                                                                                          Work Experience             09

     Open Events                      Open Events
                                                                                                                                                                                          Your College                10
                                                                   to change. If due to Covid-19
                                                                   restrictions we are unable to hold   COURSES                                                                           What Our Students Say
                                                                   face-to-face events, we will         A Levels                            24   Foundation (Entry/SEND)             60
     Thursday 15th October 2020       Tuesday 10th November 2020                                                                                                                          Traineeships                15
                                                                   endeavour to bring our events
                                                                                                        Access to Higher Education          26   GCSEs                               62   University Level            16
     Thursday 19th November 2020                                   to you online as virtual open

     Thursday 4th February 2021
                                      Adult Learning               events – please check our website    Accounting                          28   Graphic Design                      64   Distance Learning           17
                                                                   and social media pages for the
                                      Information Event            most up-to-date information and
                                                                                                        Animal Studies                      30   Hairdressing                        66   Levels and Qualifications   18
     Saturday 19th June 2021                                                                            Apprenticeships                     32   Health and Social Care              68   Money Matters               19
                                      Thursday 13th May 2021       event times, or call us on
                                                                                                        Art and Design                      34   Management and Technical Training   70   Learner Services/           20
                                                                   01205 313218.
     Apprenticeships                                                                                    Automotive Engineering              36   Media                               72
                                                                                                                                                                                          Extra Support

     Information Event                                                                                  Beauty Therapy                      38   Motorsport                          74
                                                                                                                                                                                          Careers Advice              21
                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Apply                22
     Thursday 11th March 2021                                                                           Bricklaying                         40   Music                               76   Our Courses                 23
                                                                                                        Business                            42   Pathways 2 Progress                 78   FAQs                        98
     Adult Learning                                                                                     Carpentry and Joinery               44   Performing Arts                     80   Campus Addresses            99
     Information Event                                                                                  Catering and Hospitality            46   Photography                         82
     Thursday 20th May 2021                                                                             Computing                           48   Plumbing                            84

                                                                                                        Early Years and Schools             50   Science                             86
     Results Day                                                                                        Electrical                          52   Sport                               88
     Information Event                                                                                  Employment and Skills Training      54   Teaching                            90
     GCSE Results Day 2021
                                                                                                        Engineering                         56   Travel and Tourism                  92
     Please check our website for a
                                                                                                        English, Maths and Digital Skills   58   Uniformed Public Services           94
     confirmed date and time.
                                                                                                        ESOL                                59   University Level                    96
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Principal's Welcome
                                   Our aim is to help you maximise       with other students. It’s about
                                   your potential. We have amazing       building your skills not only in
                                   resources and spaces including        your specialist area but also the
                                   a fantastic new Engineering,          wider skills that you need to gain
                                   Manufacturing and Technology          a job, get a better job or change
                                   Centre and a Digital, Transport       your career - and it’s about having
                                   and Logistics Academy. We also        some fun along the way.
                                   have fabulous places to learn
                                   everything from art and design to     At Boston College, we care about
                                   sport, and health and social care     the real you, helping you to be
                                   to animal management. We have         brilliant today and even better
                                   great links with local and national   tomorrow.
                                   employers to help make sure that      I look forward to meeting
                                   what you learn is up to date,         you soon.
                                   with lots of opportunities to learn

     I’m so proud to be the
                                   in the real world.
                                   At Boston College, we want you
                                                                         Claire Foster
     principal of such a           to achieve more than simply           Principal and Chief Executive
                                   a qualification (which is really
     well-established, caring      important, of course!). College
     and aspirational college.     should also give you the chance
                                   to learn about yourself, who you
     I studied at a college just
                                   are and what you want to be.
     like this one and it was      It’s about meeting new people -

                                                                                                                NOW AT…
     one of the best times         our dedicated and experienced
                                   teaching team, our fantastic
     of my life.                   support staff and of course the
                                   chance to share your journey                                      

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Much more than                                                                                                              01        02

         a Qualification
     Our students gain real experience,   01   Our Business students had the amazing opportunity to speak to global advertising      03   04
     learning in real-life working             agency McCann who designed and ran the festive ad campaign, ‘Christmas
     environments, from subject                Spectacular’ for Aldi UK.
     specialist staff.                    02   Two Creative Arts students delivered an impressive presentation at the House
     Plus, the College’s links with            of Lords regarding the pioneering project between Gangmasters and Labour Abuse
                                               Authority and Boston College to highlight the issues of labour exploitation.
     industry and employers ensures
     that our students are set up for     03   A group of Catering students had the opportunity of work experience at
     university and the world of work.         Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-starred hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir
     Let Boston College help you get to        aux Quat’Saisons, with one of them securing employment on completion of their
                                               Level 3 Catering qualification.
     where you want to be!
     Explore more of the amazing          04   Level 3 Automotive Engineering students visited Prodrive to gain an insight
                                               into the different careers available within the industry, as well as looking at the
     experiences you could get                 preparation of race cars with the Aston Martin racing team.
     involved in at
                                          05   Haas Automation UK ran a brilliant CNC Masterclass for our Engineering
                                               students which demonstrated the complete manufacturing process, from
                                               CAD/CAM design, setting the machine, through to cutting a part on Haas CNC            05        06

                                          06   Every year the Sport department host the Elite Eleven event - a cross county
                                               competition for local secondary schools as part of which the Sport students gain
                                               valuable coaching experience. Keep existing photo 7 to go with this one.

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The Difference                                                                                            Work Experience                                                         Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                          If you are aged 16–19
                                                                                                                                                                                          and studying a Level 3

           between school and boston college                                                                                                                                              course you will have
                                                                                                                                                                                          the opportunity to take
                                                                                                                                                                                          part in a long term work
                                                                                                                                                                                          experience placement.
     We asked our learners              New friends to make:                Industry trained staff:
                                                                                                                                                                                          The placement must be
     the difference between             “I was nervous but there are a
                                        variety of different people on
                                                                            “The lecturers on my course have
                                                                            industry experience and are really                                                                            relevant and meaningful
     school and college:                my course and it’s easy to          passionate about their fields.”       Work Experience                      By Completing Work                 for the study programme
                                        make friends.”                                                            As a central part of your course     Experience You Will:               that you are on and will
     More responsibility on you                                             Realistic working                     you will complete a work
                                        Gain more than                      environments:                                                              • Be given the opportunity to      usually last an average
     for your learning:                                                                                           experience placement, for an
                                        qualifications:                     “We are training in a professional,   average of 30 hours, which is
                                                                                                                                                         apply the knowledge you have     of 315 hours over the
     “We are given the responsibility                                                                                                                    been acquiring in college to
     of managing and planning our       “I came to Boston College as I      real-life environment. The course     relevant to your study programme                                        academic year.
                                                                                                                                                         the workplace.
     own time which prepares us for     wanted more hands-on experience     definitely prepares you for a         and overall career aspirations and
                                        and the work placements really      career within the industry.”          interests. Last year we engaged      • Gain an appreciation of work
                                        appealed to me.”                                                          with over 400 employers                attitudes and an understanding
     You are treated like an adult:                                                                               including multinational and local      of the differences between
                                        Learn in specialised                                                                                             college and work.
     “The way you are treated as an                                                                               employers - some of our learners
     individual and an adult makes me   facilities:                                                               even progressed into paid            • In some cases, experience the
     enjoy coming to college.”          “We have a wide range of                                                  employment and apprenticeships         application and selection
                                               facilities available to us                                         as a direct result of their work       process of gaining a job.

                                                                            Apply Now!
                                                at the College as well                                            experience placement. Work           • Gain invaluable employment
                                                 as equipment                                                     experience is an ideal opportunity     skills such as communication,
                                                 that is available                                                for you to connect with employers      team work, time management
                                                 to rent.”                  Just go online                        and explore what it is like to         and customer service,
                                                                                        work in your chosen sector.            which you can use to enhance
                                                                                                                                                         your CV.

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Your College
     Rochford Campus                             NEW AND COMING SOON…                  Peter Paine
     The main Rochford building houses many      • Institute of Technology             Performance Centre
     of the large practical training workshops   • Digital, Transport and Logistics    Sport students are based at our
     and facilities, including building            Academy                             dedicated centre where facilities include
     services, automotive engineering, media
                                                                                       four football pitches, a gym, sports field,
     studio, science labs, and commercial        Sam Newsom Centre                     sports hall, University Level lab,
     facilities that are open to the public
                                                 Music and Performing Arts             multi-use games area, dance studio,
     including hairdressing and beauty
                                                 students are based at our             AstroTurf, changing rooms and café.
     therapy salons - Style Academy and fine
     dining restaurant - Lime Restaurant.        dedicated centre where
                                                 facilities include DJ suites,         Spalding Campus
     The Rochford campus also includes five      recording studios, rehearsal space,   The Spalding Campus is within the
     other separate buildings all with their     an ICT suite and an incredible        heart of the Spalding town centre, and                                                              You will find lots of photos and videos of the
     own specialist requirements, including:     auditorium famed for its acoustics.   accommodates top-of-the-range teaching                                                              facilities on our website - go to Student Life
                                                                                       facilities in a relaxed, professional                                                                          or explore the course area pages.
     • Sixth – A Levels
                                                                                       environment, as well as a student run                                                               The best way to appreciate what the College
     • Goodliffe Centre – Animal Studies Unit                                          hairdressing and beauty therapy salon                                                                   can offer is to come and have a look for
     • University Centre                                                               that is open to the public. Courses                                                                          yourself at one of our Open Events –
     • Engineering, Manufacturing                                                      offered here range from GCSE English                                                                                         see page 2 for dates.
       and Technology Centre (EMAT)                                                    and Maths evening classes and
     • Ingelow Centre - Foundation                                                     apprenticeships, right through to
                                                                                       University Level.

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What our Students Say
        Sport                                       Science
        Caitlin Smart                               Callum Barnes
        Progressing from school to college          I chose to study at college because it
        was definitely the best decision for me.    offers more freedom than school, it is
        I studied the Level 3 Sport course and      a lot more relaxed and independent.
        then progressed onto the Level 5 HND.       I enjoy the mix of theory and practical
        I decided to continue my studies to this    within the course as the practical
        level at the college because it is local,   experiments allow me to develop
        I knew where I was studying and it          my understanding of the subject.
        enabled me to continue with my part         The College has really helped prepare
        time coaching and employment. Once I        me for university and I have been given
        finish my course, I’m hoping to continue    support and guidance at every step
        onto the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing       along the way.
        Degree here, and then complete my
        PGCE to become a PE Teacher.

        Performing Arts                             Business
        Kae-Lauren Whitter-Turley                   Louis Colbert
                                                    After studying at a grammar school,
        I came to an Open Event and visited
                                                    I wanted a different environment.
        the Sam Newsom Centre – I fell in love
                                                    You are treated like an adult at college.
        with the building and the people were
                                                    You are trusted to manage your own time
        amazing. I sing, dance and act and the
                                                    regarding deadlines, which is more
        course is flexible to suit my personal
                                                    realistic to university or the workplace.
        style. We can pick the songs and plays
                                                    The course is a mixture of both exams
        we would like to perform. We also get
                                                    and coursework. The lecturers are also
        to perform within the community, which
                                                    really supportive and are always there to
        is great for building our confidence in
                                                    help if you need anything.
        performing in front of crowds.

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What are the benefits
     What is an                                                                                                                                              of a traineeship?
     apprenticeship?                                                                                                                                         Along with developing the skills and
                                                                                                                                                             experience that employers are looking for,
     An apprenticeship is a                                        You’ll also have the opportunity to                                                       a traineeship will also benefit you in the
                                                                   improve your English, maths and ICT                                                       following ways:
     combination of on-the-job                                     skills to help you progress towards your
     training in the workplace                                                                                                                               • You’ll have the opportunity to develop
                                                                   future career goal.
                                                                                                                                                               your CV by adding valuable work
     and classroom or workshop                                     Apprenticeships are available to                                                            experience and industry knowledge.
     based learning at college.                                    everyone, from those who are about to                                                     • By taking part in work preparation
                                                                   leave school and like the idea of getting                                                   training, you’ll be putting yourself in
     You’ll gain relevant job-specific
                                                                   straight into work, to those who are                                                        a better position when competing
     skills from your employer, and be
                                                                   already working and need to secure a                                                        for future apprenticeships or
     supported through your apprenticeship
                                                                   qualification to back up experience or to   Traineeships are available                      job vacancies.

     training programme by specialist college
     staff, all while earning a wage.
                                                                   help progress an existing career.           in many industry areas,                       • You’ll have access to English and
                                                                   Boston College is recognised for            and are completed over a                        maths support, if necessary, which will

                                                                                                                                                                                                           NOW AT…
                                                                   offering a wide range of high quality                                                       over time improve your career
                                                                   apprenticeship training programmes.
                                                                                                               flexible period of six weeks                    prospects and long term earning
                                                                   Our specialist trainers and flexible        to six months - split between                   potential.
                                                                   delivery offer ‘best value’ which is of     college attendance and                        • By gaining work experience from a
               “I didn’t want to be in an academic                 the utmost importance for employers                                                         high quality work placement, you’ll be
               environment every day and I enjoy learning          and public sector organisations such as     work experience.                                ‘work ready’ and have developed the
               through doing, so I was excited to take the         Lincolnshire County Council, who we are     They are available for 16-24 year olds,         confidence to take the first step
               opportunity of an apprenticeship at St George’s     proud to work with having been              with qualifications lower than Level 4          towards an apprenticeship or
                                                                   accepted onto their register of approved    (see page 18 for levels and                     employment.
               Academy as an ICT support technician.               training providers.                         qualifications).                              • At the end of your traineeship you
               I work in first line support - fixing issues and    To see the full list of apprenticeships     If you like the sound of an apprenticeship      will have the opportunity to be
               troubleshooting. From the very beginning I was      go to page 32, and for full course          but would like to get more workplace            interviewed for a position within the
               welcomed as part of the team and treated the same   information visit the website.              experience first, then a traineeship            company if one is available.
               as the rest of the employees. I would like to                                                   could be an excellent starting point
                                                                                                               for you. Designed to prepare young
               continue working for my employer to develop my                                                  people for the world of work, they are
               career further and take on more responsibility.”                                                a great stepping-stone between leaving
                                                                                                               school or college and applying for an
                        JACK WALTERS                                                                           apprenticeship.

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University Level                                                                                                                   Distance Learning
     Study up to a Degree or PGCE* Locally                                                                                              Discover a New Way of Learning
                                                                                                                                        Our Distance Learning            All of our Distance Learning courses are
     Whether you are progressing               You will receive individualised care and
                                                                                                                                                                         FREE* and are accredited by leading
                                               support due to small class sizes. Thanks
     to a University Level course              to this you will have a high level of tutor                                              courses allow you the            awarding bodies. You will be provided
     as the next step in your                  contact allowing you to benefit from                                                     flexibility to study wherever    with all of the learning materials you
                                               their industry experience. Lecturers are                                                                                  need to complete the course. You will
     education, returning to                                                                 Academic Partner                           you are, arranging your          also have a variety of learning methods
                                               approachable and accessible, and really
     learning or would like to                 take an interest in students’ progression
                                                                                             Boston College is proud to be an           studies around your work         available to you, ranging from online,
                                                                                             academic partner with University of
     further your existing career,             paths and do all they can to help get
                                                                                             Derby to deliver a range of courses        and family life. The courses     workbook based or a combination,
                                               them there.                                                                                                               depending on your personal learning style
     we can help you achieve                                                                 providing you with the opportunity to      provide you with a               and your course of choice.
     your goals.                                                                             progress your career and reach your        convenient way to gain
                                                                                             academic potential.                                                         If you want to learn independently at
                                                                                                                                        or develop existing skills       your own pace, Distance Learning could
     4 Fees lower than universities                                                                                                     without attending college        be the learning path for you! Visit the
                                                  Stud                  National Student

                                                                        Survey 2020                                                                                      Adult Learners page on our website for
     4 Excellent tutor support                                                                                                          full time.                       the full list of Distance Learning
                                                                        Our HE students
                                                                                                                                                                         courses available.
     4 Small group sizes                                                have rated their
                                                                        experience very
     4 Career focused qualifications                                    highly, especially
                                                                                                                                        4 Available to adults aged 19+
                                               praising the quality of teaching,                                                        4 Flexibility to study where
     Attendance at college can be just         academic support and guidance.                The College’s Higher Education provision     and when you choose
     two days a week before independent                                                      was reviewed by the Quality Assurance                                       *subject to eligibility - If your postcode is located
     study, allowing you to fit your studies   Boston College came 31st out of 467           Agency which found that it met UK          4 A dedicated assessor to        in one of the following areas, Greater Manchester,
                                               national providers for our overall student                                                                                Liverpool City, Cambridge and Peterborough,
     around any current work and family
                                               satisfaction. The benchmark for overall
                                                                                             standards in all respects. The reviewers     support you in your learning   Tees Valley and West Midlands we regret to inform
     commitments. Some of our courses                                                        noted many areas of good practice,                                          you that we are not able to offer free courses as
     can be studied alongside a job within     satisfaction was set at 85% meaning the       including the high quality of teaching     4 Online or workbook-based       you will not be eligible for course funding.

     the industry. Studying locally can        college was more than 10% above the           and learning and the approachability         learning
     substantially reduce your living costs    national average.                             of staff.
                                                                                                                                        4 Complete your course in as
     such as rent and food, compared to        For a list of the University Level
     moving away to university.                                                                                                           little as ten weeks
                                               courses available go to page 96,
                                               and for full course information
     *Post 14 (Education and Training)         visit the website.

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Levels and Qualifications                                                                                                      Money Matters
     Boston College offers a                 Entry level qualifications help develop skills, and increase knowledge
                                                                                                                                    Boston College aims to give you the best advice and guidance
     wide range of courses     ENTRY LEVEL   along with confidence. There are no entry requirements for these courses.
                                             Progress to: A range of courses at Level 1.                                            on financial support whatever your situation. For the most relevant
     ranging from Entry
     Level up to Level 7.
                                             GCSE Grades 3-1 (D-G)
                                             Technical 1
                                                                                                                                    and up-to-date information, please contact our Learner Services Team
                                                                                                                                    on 01205 365701 or visit
                                             BTEC Introductory Level
     This chart shows          LEVEL 1       Pathways 2 Progress

     you how different
                                             Employment and Skills Training

     qualifications compare                  Progress to: A range of courses at Level 2 or employment.

     with one another,                       GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*–C)                                                                 Fees                                           Advanced Learner Loans                       Home to College Transport
                                             Intermediate Apprenticeship
     as well as the
                                                                                                                                    For those students aged between 16-18          Those students aged 19 or over studying      For those students with a household
                               LEVEL 2       Technical 2
                                                                                                                                    on the 31st August of the year they start      a course at Level 3 or above may qualify     income of less than £32,000 per year,
                                             BTEC First Diplomas
     progression route that                  Progress to: A range of courses at Level 3 or employment.
                                                                                                                                    their course, they will not have to pay any    for an Advanced Learner Loan, which          that are/will be studying at college for
     could be taken.                         A Levels
                                                                                                                                    course tuition fees on full time courses -
                                                                                                                                    subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
                                                                                                                                                                                   will help towards course fees. Similar to
                                                                                                                                                                                   a student loan, no repayments will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more than 12.5 hours per week, live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more than 3 miles from the College and
                                             Advanced Apprenticeship
                                             Technical 3
                                                                                                                                    For those students aged 19 or over on          made until they are earning £25,000 a        have submitted a bursary application
                               LEVEL 3       BTEC National Diplomas                                                                 the 31st August of the year they start         year. Household income isn’t taken into      (please see our Financial Assistance page
                                             Access to Higher Education                                                             their course, fees will vary, but some         account and there’s no credit check.         on the website for a bursary application),
                                             Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 4 or above                   concessions may be available depending         Eligibility depends on the chosen course,    the 16-19 College Bursary will help
                                             (through Boston College or at university), or employment.                              on their circumstances.                        nationality and age. Useful Link:            with your transport costs.
                                             HNCs (Higher National Certificates)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This may include a contribution towards
                                             Level 4 Diplomas                                                                       Bursary Fund                                                                                a Lincolnshire County Council travel
                               LEVEL 4
                                             Technical 4
                                                                                                                                    The Education and Skills Funding               Student Loans                                pass, public transport tickets or a
                                             Higher Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                    Agency (ESFA) provides the College with        Learners studying a University Level         mileage allowance of 15p per mile
                                             Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 5 (through Boston College
                                             or at university), or employment.
                                                                                                                                    funds to support learners through the          course are entitled to apply for a Student   (car/motorbike). Similar support is also
                                                                                                                                    16-19 Bursary Fund, 19+ Learner                Loan through Student Finance England.        available from the 19+ LSF and Loans
                                             HNDs (Higher National Diplomas)                                                        Support Fund and Loans Bursary Fund.           The amount of the loan depends on            Bursary fund for qualifying learners.
                                             Foundation Degrees
                                             Level 5 Diplomas
                                                                                                                                    Qualifying learners may receive financial      individual circumstances. Useful Link:
                               LEVEL 5       Technical 5                                                                            support with college related costs such             Care to Learn
                                             Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 6 (through Boston College
                                                                                                                                    as travel, food allowance, childcare,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For parents aged under 20, who would
                                             or at university), or employment.                                                      books, equipment and uniform.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                like to start or return to learning, Care to
                                             Bachelor’s Degrees (BA or BSc)                                                                                                                                                     Learn may be able to pay towards
                               LEVEL 6       Progress to: A range of courses at Level 7, such as Master’s Degree, Postgraduate                                                                                                  childcare costs. Call 0800 1218989
                                             Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas.                                                                                                                                               or e-mail caretolearn@studentbursary.
                                             Master’s Degree
                               LEVEL 7       Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)                                                                                                                                       Useful link:
18                                           Progress to: A range of courses at Level 8, such as a Doctorate (PhD) at university.                                                                                               care-to-learn                                  19
Careers Advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not sure what
     Learner Services Extra Support                                                                                                                                                                       to do? We can
                                                                                                                                                                                                          help with:
     You will find a huge range of support                        Prevent and British Values
                                                                                                                                                                                                           OPTIONS AFTER
     services at Boston College to give you the                   Prevent is the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                           FINISHING SCHOOL
                                                                  involved in violent extremism or supporting terrorism in all its
     best advice and guidance throughout your                     forms. As a college we are here to support and protect those                                                                             OR COLLEGE
     course, including:                                           students who might be vulnerable to radicalisation. The College
                                                                                                                                       We provide a FREE,               The Careers Team regularly
                                                                  also actively promotes British Values. For more information          impartial, quality careers       organise events throughout the     CHOOSING A COURSE
     - Information Officers                                                                                                                                             year such as university visits,
                                                                  please read ‘Prevent Radicalisation and Extremism                    service that is available                                           CAREERS
       For help with courses and services both at the College     #westandtogether’ on our website.                                                                     higher education fairs, talks
       and further afield.                                                                                                             to prospective or current        and external visitor stands.       INFORMATION
                                                                  English and Maths Support                                            students, and the general        The College also promotes
     - Attendance Monitor                                                                                                                                                                                  JOB SEARCHING
                                                                  Boston College understands the importance of English and             public too.                      National Careers Week and
     - Learner Involvement Coordinator                            maths in all aspects of your life, including in the workplace.
                                                                                                                                       Our Careers, Education,          National Volunteering Week         INTERVIEW
       Gives you a say through the Learner Voice and arranges     If you do not already hold a GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above)
                                                                  in these subjects, you will be required to attend additional         Information, Advice and          and regularly invites guest        TECHNIQUES
       events for the BC Student Union.
                                                                  classes. These classes will fit around your full time course         Guidance (CEIAG) trained         speakers on a variety of career
     - Careers Advisers                                           commitments and the level at which you will study will depend                                         related topics.                    CV WRITING
                                                                                                                                       advisers are available by
     - Learner Support Officers                                   on your current GCSE grade.
                                                                                                                                       appointment in Boston and        The Matrix Quality Standard        APPLYING TO
       Here to help with any difficulties preventing you from                                                                          Spalding. Call our information   recognises the high quality
                                                                  Pathways 2 Progress                                                                                                                      UNIVERSITY
       achieving your goals.                                                                                                           line on 01205 313218 to make
                                                                  If you did not receive the grades that you need, our Pathways 2                                       careers advice provided by the
     - Health Advice                                              Progress course could be the opportunity for you to develop the      an appointment.                  College’s Careers Team.            STUDENT FINANCE
                                                                  skills to progress to the next stage of your studies. See page 78.
     - Inclusive Learning Team                                                                                                                                                                             VOLUNTEERING
       Specialist support for those with a disability and/or      Employment and Skills Training
       learning difficulty. Literacy, numeracy and language                                                                                                                                                RE-TRAINING
                                                                  If you are aged 19 or over, have recently been made redundant
       support are also available.
                                                                  or have been out of employment for some time, we can offer you
     - Bursary Administrator                                      advice and support. Depending on your work situation, we offer
                                                                  a range of FREE courses to help you gain new skills, build your
     - Safeguarding Team                                          confidence and get you into employment. See page 54.
       For any concerns you might have about your own or
       somebody else’s safety in terms of bullying, harassment,   Learning Disabilities and Difficulties
       abuse or neglect.                                          The Ingelow Centre is our dedicated facility for Foundation
     - Counsellors                                                (Entry/SEND) courses for those with learning disabilities and/or
                                                                  difficulties. See page 60.

     Read more about the support available on
     our website. You can also contact the team
     on 01205 365701.

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                                             HOW TO APPLY
                                                                                                                                                                                 Study Programmes                         Main Qualification -
                                                                                                                                                                                 When you enrol at Boston College,        The course you have chosen to study,

                                                                                                                                                                                 you are progressing towards much more    such as a Diploma or a set of A Levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                 than just a qualification. You will be
                                                                                                                                                                                 engaging in a study programme which is   Work Experience -
                                                                                                                                                                                 focused on developing your knowledge     Placement for an average of 30 hours,
                                                                                                                                       Course Information, Fees
     Choose your
                                                                                                                                                                                 and abilities, for either going into     which is relevant to your course and
                                                                                                                                       and Entry Requirements                    employment, continuing your studies or   overall career aspirations.
                                             1. Submit Application Form                                                                Please check our website,
                                                                                                                                                                                 progressing to a higher level course,

                                                                                                                              for the most
                                                                                                                                                                                 such as a degree.                        English and Maths -
                                             To apply for a course, simply submit an application form.
                                                                                                                                       up-to-date detailed information,          Study programmes are full time study     If you do not already hold a GCSE
                                             • Apply online at                                                        fees and entry requirements.              packages, available for students aged    grade 4 or above (C or above) in
     Have a good look through all the                                                                                                  School leavers may be asked for a         16-18 years old and are made up of       these subjects.
                                             Your application will be processed by the Admissions Team.
     course areas that interest you then                                                                                               school reference - please see             four main parts:
     visit the website to read the full                                                                                                individual course details for                                                      Enrichment Activities -
     course information to help you          2. Application Review                                                                     specific requirements.                                                             Non-study activities, such as tutorials,
     decide what’s right for you.            After your application has been received and processed, you will have the chance to                                                                                          enterprise projects, voluntary work,
     You can apply at any time, but we       discuss your course in more detail and decide which level of study is right for you.      Attendance Counts                                                                  fundraising, charity work and
     encourage early applications to         The ‘Application Review’ will take place with a member of staff from your chosen                                                                                             external trips.
                                                                                                                                       Full attendance is expected with a
     secure your place. If you have          course area, and it’s a great way of getting to know the College and staff.               minimum requirement set at 93% to
     applied for sixth form or another
                                                                                                                                       ensure you succeed on your course. Good
     college you can still apply.
                                             3. Your Place                                                                             attendance leads to better achievement.
     If you are unsure which course,
     level or career is right for you,       Following your Application Review, you will be sent a letter stating one
                                             of the following:

     make an appointment with one of
     our Careers Advisers for impartial      • A conditional offer
     advice (see page 21). Contact us        • Offer of a guidance session
     on 01205 313218, or email
                                             4. Enrolment
     Waiting for your                        Once you have accepted an offer, you will receive a letter in August inviting you to

                                             enrol on a certain date and time. It will provide you with all the information you need
     GCSE grades?                            to be able to enrol at college.
     We know that if you are a school
     leaver you might not have your          Enrolment usually takes place at the end of August at the Boston Campus
     GCSE results by the time you            (Rochford) and the start of September at the Spalding Campus (your letter will state
     apply. That’s fine, just fill out the   the location), with the overall process taking around two hours.
     application form with your              Once enrolment has been completed and you have your ID badge, you are an official
     expected grades. We are open on         Boston College Student!
     GCSE results day for information
     and advice, and you can come
     along to enrolment to discuss
     options if your plans have changed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A LEVELS
                                                                                                                                   Course                                                            Duration             Location

                                                                                                                                   Full Time
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Biology                                                2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Business                                               2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in English Language                                       2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in English Literature                                     2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Film Studies                                           2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Further Maths                                          2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in History                                                2 Years              Boston

                                                                                                                                   A Level in Law                                                    2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Maths                                                  2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                               Solicitor -
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Media Studies                                          2 Years              Boston

                                                   A Levels
                                                                                                             Entry: £35,943
                                                                                                             Up to potential:      A Level in Psychology                                             2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                                                   A Level in Sociology                                              2 Years              Boston

                                                                                                                                   For full course information visit

           Studying A Levels at Boston College                               They are well qualified too, with a range of       CAREER IDEAS…
           opens the door to Higher Education,                               specialist degrees and postgraduate master’s
                                                                             degrees. The excellent level of teaching           • Journalist                                                           “The learning style at
           preparing you to advance to the next stage
                                                                             shows not only through our 100% pass rate,         • Lawyer                                                               college is more independent,
           of academic study or to your dream career.                        but also 100% of students progressing to                                                                                  which is a great stepping-
                                                                                                                                • Mathematician
                                                                             Higher Education secured a place at their                                                                                 stone for university. I’ve also
           Our A Levels are taught in a dedicated centre,                                                                       • Teacher
                                                                             chosen university.                                                                                                        had the opportunity to make
           Boston College: SIXTH, by lecturers that have                                                                        • Psychologist
           extensive experience in teaching students                         Learning possibilities are not just restricted                                                                            friends with international
           from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities,                                                                      • Architect                                                            learners from all around
                                                                             to the classroom - Boston College is a Directly
           who work hard to make learning as interactive                     Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s        • Paramedic                                                               the globe.”
           as possible.                                                      Award. In 2019 a group of seven AS Level
                                                                                                                                                                                                               MACIEJ ROSIK
                                                                             students successfully completed a two-day
                                                                             expedition in the Lincolnshire Wolds for their
                                                                             Bronze Award.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
                                                                                                                          Course                                                            Duration              Location

                                                                                                                          Full Time
                                                                                                                          Access to Business                                                1 Year                Boston
                                                                                                                          Access to Health Professions                                      1 Year                Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                          Access to Humanities                                              1 Year                Boston
                                                                                                                          Access to Motorsport Engineering                                  1 Year                Boston
                                                                                                                          Access to Policing and Criminology                                1 Year                Spalding

                                                                                       Salary… al -                       Access to Social Science                                          1 Year                Boston

                                                                                  Health Profession
                                                                                    Entry: £29,120                        Part Time
                                                                                    up to Potential:                      Pre-Access to Health Professions and Social Science               24 Weeks              Boston
                                                                                                                          For full course information visit

                                                          Access to Higher Education                                                  “Before starting the course I worked for

                                                                                                                                      my husband’s company, but after our
                             Your passport to a university level course – in less than                 CAREER IDEAS…                  children had grown up I wanted my own
                             a year. With hard work, planning and determination,                                                      career. Returning to learning was a lot
                                                                                                       • Teacher
                             an Access to Higher Education course could change
                                                                                                       • Midwife
                                                                                                                                      easier, and more fun, than I thought it                                                  OF OUR
                             your life!
                                                                                                       • Counsellor
                                                                                                                                      would be. The lecturers are all very
                                                                                                                                      understanding and supportive. Once I
                             These courses are specifically designed for adults wanting to             • Police Officer               finish college, I want to study either                                                   RECEIVED A
                             gain a degree or improve their employment opportunities.
                             The lecturers are highly experienced and extremely supportive,
                                                                                                       • Psychologist                 Psychology or Counselling                                                 UNIVERSITY OFFER
                                                                                                       • Solicitor                    at university.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IN 2020
                             enabling you to manage your study with work and family
                             commitments. This challenging and rewarding course will allow             • Engineer                     HAYLEY BARSBY
                             you to progress onto university, or a university level course at
                             Boston College - see page 96 for the full list of courses available.

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                                                                                                                  Course                                                            Duration                  Location

                                                                                                                  Full Time
                                                                                                                  Accounting and Business Finance Level 3                           2 Years                   Boston

                                                                                                                  Part Time
                                                                                                                  Accounting Bookkeeping AAT Access Award Level 1                   12 Weeks                  Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                  Accounting Foundation Certificate Level 2                         1 Year                    Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                  Accounting AAT Diploma Level 3                                    1 Year                    Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                  Accounting Professional Diploma Level 4                           2 Years                   Boston

                                                                                                                  Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2                 15 Months                 Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                Accountant -      Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3                       18 Months                 Boston or Spalding

                                                                                               Entry: £29,952
                                                                                               up to Potential:   Professional Accounting or Taxation                               18-24 Months              Boston
                                                                                                  £85,676*        Technician Apprenticeship Level 4

                                                                                                                  For full course information visit

                                                                                                                                                                                         “I have learn
             Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of             CAREER IDEAS…                                                                                             the industry a lot about
             all areas of business. Join one of our Accounting courses
                                                                               • Accountant                                                                                              course – we the accounting
             and gain the knowledge and understanding to kick-start                                                                                                                     wide variety ve studied a
             a diverse career that can lead you to working in
                                                                               • Bank Manager                                                                                                         of topics inc
                                                                                                                                                                                        business, m                 lu
                                                                               • Bookkeeper                                                                                                         arketing, fin ding
             specialisms such as consulting, corporate finance and                                                                                                                     banking. On                ance and
             forensic accounting.                                              • Finance Manager                                                                                       I want to pro I finish college,
                                                                               • Tax Adviser                                                                                           Economics a ss on to studying
             Accounting is a valuable skill, and at Boston College we teach                                                                                                                         t university.”
                                                                               • Auditor                                                                                                 TYLER WALL
             AAT, the recognised qualification for people working in the                                                                                                                                ACE
                                                                               • Financial Planner
             accounting and finance industry.
                                                                               • Chartered Accountant
             Our lecturers have all worked in the accounting industry
             ensuring you receive training from staff who have on-the-job      • Financial Technician
             experience and knowledge.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANIMAL STUDIES
                                                                                                                          Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                          Full Time
                                                                                                                          Animal Studies Diploma Level 1                                    1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                          Animal Studies Extended Certificate Level 2                       1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                          Animal Studies Diploma Level 2                                    1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                          Animal Management Diploma Level 3                                 2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                          Animal Management Extended Diploma Level 3                        2 Years             Boston

                                                                                                                          University Level

                                                                                                                          Animal Management (Animal Behaviour and Welfare)                  2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                          HND Level 5
                                                                                                     Veterinary Nurse -
                                                                                                      Entry: £20,925      For full course information visit
                                                                                                      up to Potential:

                                                       Animal Studies
                 Our ever-expanding, on-site Animal Studies unit                     CAREER IDEAS…
                                                                                                                             “The course involves a lot of
                                                                                                                             handling, but we also learn a lot
                                                                                                                             of theory as well. The work
                                                                                                                             experience that I have undertaken
                                                                                                                             has led to me securing a job with
                                                                                                                             a vet, enabling me to take my
                 contains an impressive variety of animals such as                                                           career further.”
                                                                                     • Zoologist
                 bearded dragons, snakes, tortoises, chameleons,
                                                                                     • Animal Management                         KAYLEIGH SPINKS
                 geckos, rabbits, mice, degus, parrots and many more                   Technician
                 small animals, birds and reptiles!                                  • Animal Keeper
                 Studying theory and practical units on one of our Animal Studies    • Kennel Worker
                 or Animal Management courses, you will use rotas to take            • Animal Trainer
                 ‘hands-on’ responsibility of the animals in the unit, enabling
                                                                                     • RSPCA Inspector                                                We have a
                 you to build up valuable industry experience and skills. You will
                 learn about, and carry out, daily tasks to maintain animal
                 accommodation, undertake practical animal feeding and handling,
                                                                                     • Dog Handler
                 support animal health and welfare, and study the behaviour
                 of a wide variety of animals.                                                                                                 cattery
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Course                                                  Duration       Location

                                                                                                                               Electrical             Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Level 3                 3.5-4 Years    Boston

                                                                                                                                                      Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Level 2            15-18 Months   Boston
                                                                                                                                                      Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3           42-48 Months   Boston

                                                                                                                               Hairdressing           Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2                     2 Years        Spalding

                                                                                                                                                      Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2                18 Months      Flexible
                                    Course                                                 Duration		     Location                                    Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3           24 Months      Flexible
                                                                                                                               Health and
                                    Accounts/Finance Assistant Apprenticeship Level 2      15 Months		    Boston or Spalding   Social Care            Lead Practitioner in Adult Care                         18-24 Months   Flexible
                                                                                                                                                      Apprenticeship Level 4
                                    Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3            18 Months		    Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                                                      Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Level 5             18-24 Months   Flexible
                                    Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician         18-24 Months   Boston
                                    Apprenticeship Level 4                                                                     Plumbing               Plumbing, Heating and Gas Apprenticeship Level 3        Flexible       Boston

                  Automotive        Motor Vehicle Autocare Technician                      30 Months		    Boston               Teaching               Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3               2 Years        Boston
                  Engineering       Apprenticeship Level 2
                                                                                                                               For full course information visit
                  Bricklaying       Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2                     2 Years		      Boston

                                    Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2   15 Months		    Boston

                                    Retailer Apprenticeship Level 2                        15 Months		    Flexible

                                    Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3          18 Months		    Boston
                                    Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship Level 3     18 Months		    Boston or Spalding

                                    Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship Level 3              18 Months		    Flexible

                                                                                                                               Pick up one of our apprenticeship
                                    Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3          18 Months		    Boston

                  Carpentry and     Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2                  2 Years		      Boston
                                                                                                                               guides, or visit our website, to find
                                                                                                                               out how to become an apprentice.
                                    Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3                  18 Months		    Boston

                                    Computing Infrastructure Technician                    15 Months		    Boston
                                    Apprenticeship Level 3

                  Early Years and   Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3            2 Years		      Boston
                                    Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3              2 Years		      Boston

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ART AND DESIGN
                                                                                                                                           Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                                           Full Time
                                                                                                                                           Exploring the Creative Arts Extended Certificate Level 1          1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                           Art and Design Diploma Level 2                                    1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                           Art and Design National Extended Diploma Level 3                  2 Years             Boston

                                                                                                                                           Part Time
                                                                                                                                           Creative Craft Award Level 1                                      24 Weeks            Boston

                                                                                                                                           University Level

                                                                                                                                           Art and Design HND Level 5                                        2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                                           Fashion and Textiles Pathway HND Level 5                          2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                          Artist -

                                                        Art and Design
                                                                                                                      En : £17,493
                                                                                                                        try                For full course information visit
                                                                                                                      up to Potential:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I’m really interested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fashion, and the courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                available in Germany were a
                 Unleash your creativity with a Boston                             in a professional exhibition, external ‘live briefs’   CAREER IDEAS…                                                         lot more theory-based, so I
                 College Art and Design course. You’ll have                        linked to local industry and go on inspirational
                                                                                                                                          • Illustrator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                chose to come to Boston
                                                                                   trips related to the course.
                 the freedom to follow your own inspirations                                                                                                                                                    College to study Art and
                                                                                   You’ll take part in practical workshops,               • Animator
                 to bring your projects to life as you begin to                                                                                                                                                 Design. The course has
                                                                                   exploring formats, materials and resources             • Architect                                                           allowed me to choose my
                 make your mark on this thriving sector.
                                                                                   including painting, sculpture, 3D design,              • Visual Merchandiser                                                 own theme and tailor it to fit
                 Art and Design is a practical subject, utilising                  life drawing, printmaking, computer                                                                                             my own personal interest.”
                                                                                                                                          • Fashion Designer
                 our fully equipped workshops, including art                       manipulation and illustration. You’ll also have
                                                                                   the chance to specialise in a distinct pathway         • Special Effects Artist                                                     EVA SOMMERFELD
                 studios, a print room, Apple Mac suites and a
                 photography studio/darkroom. Taught by industry                   linked to your own career aspirations, allowing        • Interior Designer
                 expert lecturers who have worked in creative roles                you the freedom to decide how to interpret             • Art Therapist
                 in the art and design industry, you’ll take part                  topics and projects you work on.
                                                                                                                                          • Art Critic

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                                    Course                                                            Duration             Location

                                                                                                                                    Full Time
                                                                                                                                    Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 1                                     1 Year               Boston
                                                                                                                                    Motor Vehicle Subsidiary Diploma Level 2                          1 Year               Boston
                                                                                                                                    Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 2                                     1 Year               Boston
                                                                                                                                    Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 3                                     1 Year               Boston

                                                                                                                                    Motor Vehicle Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Level 2          30 Months            Boston

                                                                                                              Salary…           -
                                                                                                                                    For full course information visit
                                                                                                           Vehicle Technician
                                                                                                             Entry: £17,348
                                                                                                             up to Potential:

                             Automotive Engineering                                                                                       “The workshop is very
                                                                                                                                          similar to industry – we get
                                                                                                                                          to work on real cars, which
                                                                                                                                          is great for building up our
                                                                                                                                          confidence. To test our
                         Gain an insight into the automotive trade, from
                         mechanical principles and customer service to specialist
                                                                                              CAREER IDEAS…                               knowledge, we are given a car
                                                                                                                                          with a fault; we then must find                                                 OUR
                                                                                              • Vehicle Technician
                         areas such as hybrid technology and motor sport.                                                                 it and fix it. I also had the
                                                                                              • Auto Electrician
                                                                                                                                          opportunity to go on work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HAVE TAKEN PART IN
                         You will work in a simulated working environment with modern         • MOT Technician                            experience which showed me
                         motor vehicles, using the latest technology and equipment.           • Mechanic                                  how a garage works and how to
                         You will be taught by experienced and qualified industry lecturers
                         who have links to local and national employers.                      • Body Repair Technician
                                                                                              • Service Adviser
                                                                                                                                          communicate with customers.”
                                                                                                                                            BENITO DUCKER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  work experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at Duckworth
                         You will have the opportunity to experience educational visits,
                         which have previously included vehicle manufacturing, automotive     • Roadside Assistant
                         repair, national shows and events such as the International Auto
                         Sport Show, Pro-Drive and Santa Pod Raceway.
                                                                                              • Automotive Design Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Land Rover and Jaguar

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BEAUTY THERAPY
                                                                                                                       Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                       Full Time
                                                                                                                       Hairdressing and Beauty Skills Diploma Level 1                    1 Year              Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                       Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2                                    1 Year              Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                       Beauty Therapy Massage Diploma Level 3                            1 Year              Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                       Part Time
                                                                                                                       Nail Technology VTCT Certificate Level 2                          1 Year              Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                       Salary… -       For full course information visit
                                                                                                   Salon Manager
                                                                                                    Entry: £17,181
                                                                                                    up to Potential:

                                                        Beauty Therapy                                                 WE ARE
                                                                                                                       ONE OF
                                                                                                                             UK COLLEG
                                                                                                                                                                                    “I have learnt such a variety of different
                 Learn all the skills you will need to become a                      CAREER IDEAS…                                                                                  skills and techniques on the Beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                    Therapy course – it’s not just learning
                                                                                                                                         GNISED BY
                 professional and successful beauty therapist. You will
                                                                                                                              TO BE RECO SPA AS A
                                                                                     • Nail Technician
                 learn therapies and treatments such as manicure,                                                                                                                   about make-up. I spend three days a
                                                                                                                             RAGDALE H EXCELLENCE
                                                                                     • Salon Manager                                                                                week at college; two days learning
                 pedicure, skincare, massage and make-up in our working
                 Style Academy salons that are open to the public in
                                                                                     • Make-up Artist
                                                                                                                              COLLEGE OF                                            the theory and practical skills needed
                                                                                     • Beauty Therapist                                                                             and then one day working on real-life
                 both Boston and Spalding.
                                                                                     • Spa Manager                                                                                  clients in the College’s Style
                 With fully equipped beauty rooms, a large reception area and        • Perfumer
                                                                                                                                                                                    Academy salon – which is great
                 paying clients, it’s the perfect environment for you to learn and                                                                                                  industry preparation.”
                                                                                     • Cosmetologist
                 practise your skills.                                                                                                                                              SARA LOTFI
                                                                                     • Image Consultant
                 Our tutors have worked in the beauty industry, so they have a
                 vast knowledge and wealth of experience to share with you.

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                                                                                                                     Course                                                            Duration              Location

                                                                                                                     Full Time
                                                                                                                     Bricklaying Diploma Level 1                                       1 Year                Boston
                                                                                                                     Construction Skills Level 1                                       1 Year                Boston
                                                                                                                     Bricklaying Technical Certificate Level 2                         1 Year                Boston

                                                                                                                     Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2                                2 Years               Boston

                                                                                                                     For full course information visit

                                                                                                   Bricklayer -

                                                                                                  Entry: £18,887
                                                                                                  up to Potential:                                                                            “The wor
                                                                                                     £39,125*                                                                                             ks
                                                                                                                                                                                              we all ge hop is great –
                                                                                                                                                                                                          t our own
                                                                                                                                                                                             work with               b
                                                                                                                                                                                                          in and it ay to
                                                                                                                                                                                             prepared               has
                                                                                                                                                                                            on-site. T e for working
                                                                                                                                                                                            of theory e course is a mix
                                                                                                                                                                                           really sui nd practical whic
              Learn skills such as masonry, cladding, cavity walling,              CAREER IDEAS…                                                                                           variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ts me. Th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ere are a
              decorative brickwork, setting out structures, isolated                                                                                                                                   t
                                                                                   • Self Employed Bricklayer                                                                             it isn’t al opics covered -
              piers and solid walling. You will also study the built                                                                                                                                 l about la
                                                                                   • Construction Manager                                                                                                        ying bric
              environment including regulations, sustainability and                                                                                                                           KIAN BAX                     ks.”
                                                                                   • Labourer
              renewable energies.
                                                                                   • Estimator/Quantity Surveyor
              Practical skills and techniques are taught in our large, fully       • Stonemason
              equipped bricklaying workshop where you’ll use industry standard
                                                                                   • Builder
              tools and materials. There are opportunities to visit real working
              sites, and you may have the chance to practice your newly learnt
              skills on real buildings.
              You’ll be trained by lecturers who are qualified trades people
              with professional experience they can share to ensure that once
              you’re qualified, you’re ready to start your career.

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                                                                                                                      Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                      Full Time
                                                                                                                      Business and Travel Skills Diploma Level 1                        1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                      Business Extended Certificate Level 2                             1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                      Business Extended Diploma Level 3                                 2 Years             Boston

                                                                                                                      Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2              15 Months           Boston
                                                                                                                      Retailer Apprenticeship Level 2                                   15 Months           Flexible
                                                                                                                      Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3                     18 Months           Boston

                                                                                                Salary… s             Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship Level 3                18 Months           Boston or Spalding
                                                                                              Human Resource          Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship Level 3                         18 Months           Flexible

                                                                                               Entry : £4 3, 22 3     Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3                     18 Months           Boston
                                                                                               up to Potential:
                                                                                                                      University Level
                                                                                                                      Business Management BA (Hons)                                     1 Year              Spalding
                                                                                                                      Top-up Level 6
                                                                                                                      Business Management BA (Hons) Level 6                             3 Years             Spalding

           Our Business courses will provide you with the                     CAREER IDEAS…                           For full course information visit
           underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills
                                                                              • Business Development
           required to work within this ever-changing sector and open           Manager
           up a wide variety of career paths, including management,           • Human Resources Officer
           human resources, finance and marketing.
                                                                              • Entrepreneur
           Develop your practical skills through a variety of real-life       • Office Manager
           experiences whilst exploring theoretical knowledge. You can also   • Team Leader
           take advantage of the College’s excellent employer links to gain
                                                                              • Events Coordinator
           work experience and be a step ahead.
                                                                              • Data Analyst
           You can even progress all the way to a BA (Hons) Degree in
                                                                              • Stockbroker
           Business Management, studying at Boston College’s Spalding
           Campus - find full course information online.

  42       *Salary data region: Lincolnshire, correct at time of printing.                                                                 01205 313218                 @bostoncollegeuk     43

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CARPENTRY AND JOINERY
                                                                                                                                  Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                                  Full Time
                                                                                                                                  Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1                             1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                  Construction Skills Level 1                                       1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Technical Certificate Level 2                      1 Year              Boston

                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2                             2 Years             Boston

                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3                             18 Months           Boston

                                                                                                                                  For full course information visit
                                                                                                                   Joiner -
                                                                                                               Entry: £16,245
                                                                                                               up to Potential:

                                                                  Carpentry and Joinery                                                “I have gained many
                                                                                                                                       new skills including how
                                                                                                                                       to use different tools for

                        Master the essential practical skills you will need to               CAREER IDEAS…
                                                                                                                                       different jobs. We have learnt
                                                                                                                                       all about health and safety                                                        OUR
                                                                                                                                       and building regulations.
                        become a qualified carpenter or joiner. You will learn
                                                                                             • Carpenter                               There is a lot more freedom
                        about building methods, installation, fitting, maintenance,
                        and how to work safely in our large on-site carpentry
                                                                                             • Joiner                                  than school and I love
                                                                                                                                       everything about the course.”                                              GAIN  ED VALUABLE
                        and joinery workshop. We have the latest power tools and
                        fixed machinery, including rip saws, cross cut saws,
                        panel saws and band saws.
                                                                                             • Cabinet Maker
                                                                                             • Builder
                                                                                             • Architect
                                                                                                                                       BEN MILNE
                                                                                                                                                                                                              being on a liv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            e con
                                                                                                                                                                                                               site with Lin struction
                                                                                             • Shop Fitter
                        Learn from lecturers with extensive industry knowledge who have      • Fixer
                        worked in the trade. You will also learn the essential health and
                                                                                             • Formworker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dum Group
                        safety requirements of the construction industry, and knowledge of
                        how the industry operates and communicates.

     44                 *Salary data region: Lincolnshire, correct at time of printing.                                                                01205 313218                 @bostoncollegeuk        45

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CATERING AND HOSPITALITY
                                                                                                                                                             Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                                                             Full Time
                                                                                                                                                             Food Preparation and Cooking Certificate NVQ Level 1              1 Year              Boston

                                                                                             Salary…                                                         Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2                          1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                 Chef -                                                      Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma Level 3             1 Year              Boston
                                                                                             Entry: £17,639
                                                                                             up to Potential:                                                Professional Cookery - Patisserie and Confectionery               1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                £32,157*                                                     NVQ Diploma Level 3
                                                                                                                                                             Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 3                          1 Year              Boston

                                                                                                                                                             Part Time
                                                                                                                                                             Barista Skills Level 2                                            3 Days              Boston
                                                                                                                                                             Food Safety in Catering Level 2                                   1 Day               Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                                                             Professional Cookery Patisserie and Confectionery 2 Years                             Boston

                                                              Catering and Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                             NVQ Diploma Level 3

                                                                                                                                                             For full course information visit

                           Working in professional kitchens under the                                    The Catering and Hospitality courses at Boston
                                                                                                         College give you the experience of cooking and                                                  “I attended an Open Event and saw that
                           guidance of top chefs and front of house
                                                                                                         serving in the on-site restaurant, Lime, which is   CAREER IDEAS…                               the Catering facilities were a lot better than
                           experts, gives you a fantastic start to your                                                                                                                                  other colleges that I had looked around.
                                                                                                         open to the public.
                           career within the catering and hospitality                                                                                        • Confectioner                              We learn in professional kitchens and
                                                                                                         As well as compulsory units such as Food
                           industry. This, along with many incredible                                                                                        • Pastry Chef                               bakeries, with the latest equipment.
                                                                                                         Hygiene and Safety, you will have the freedom
                           student success stories, has established an                                   to choose from optional units, allowing you to      • Restaurant Manager                        As we are preparing food for the Lime
                           excellent reputation for the Catering and                                     pursue the areas that interest you the most.        • Bar Manager                               Restaurant, it’s great to receive
                           Hospitality department at Boston College.                                     There are also many opportunities available to      • Baker                                     real feedback from customers.”
                                                                                                         you, including exclusive work placements,                                                       LUKE SHIER
                                                                                                                                                             • Event Manager
                                                                                                         designing menus, cooking and serving for
                                                                                                         large corporate events and entering                 • Caterer
                                                                                                         national competitions.                              • Chef

      46                   *Salary data region: Lincolnshire, correct at time of printing.                                                                                        01205 313218                 @bostoncollegeuk         47

                                                                                                                     Course                                                            Duration             Location

                                                                                                                     Full Time
                                                                                                                     Computing Diploma Level 1                                         1 Year               Boston
                                                                                                                     Computing First Extended Certificate Level 2                      1 Year               Boston
                                                                                                                     Information and Creative Technology First Diploma Level 2         1 Year               Boston
                                                                                                                     Computing Extended Diploma Level 3                                2 Years              Boston

                                                                                                                     Computing Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship Level 3        15 Months            Boston

                                                                                                                     University Level
                                                                                                 Salary…             Computing HND Level 5                                             2 Years              Boston
                                                                                                  IT Engineer -

                                                                                                 Entry: £26,500      For full course information visit
                                                                                                 up to Potential:

                                                                                                                             BE AT                                                      “I couldn’t wish for a
                                                                                                                    THE FOREFRONT OF DIGITAL                                            better environment than
                                                                               CAREER IDEAS…
            Studying Computing at Boston College will put you                                                                                                                           Boston College - everyone is
            at the forefront of computer technology, systems and                                                                                                                        very supportive; the lecturers
                                                                               • Programmer
            software. You will learn specialist knowledge and skills                                                                                                                    are awesome, and group sizes
            from lecturers who have expertise and experience
                                                                               • System Support Engineer
                                                                                                                         whilst learning in our                                         are small. During the first year
            in the computing industry.
                                                                               • IT Technician                           Digital, Transport and                                         we covered all aspects of
                                                                               • Software Developer                        Logistics Academy                                            computing, and then chose
            The Computing courses are delivered using a balance of practical   • Web Designer                                                                                           what we would like to
            and theory and include one-to-one support, external industry                                                                                                                specialise in for our
                                                                               • Games Designer
            visits, events and guest speakers.
                                                                               • IT Security                                                                                            second year.”
            You will have access to the latest computing equipment,
                                                                               • IT Consultant                                                                                                  JARRED WOOLLEY
            including computer labs, a gaming simulator, networking and
            systems software and web design software. You can progress all     • Artificial Intelligence
            the way to an HND studying right here at Boston College.

  48        *Salary data region: Lincolnshire, correct at time of printing.                                                               01205 313218                  @bostoncollegeuk     49

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EARLY YEARS AND SCHOOLS
                                                                                                                                   Course                                                            Duration            Location

                                                                                                                                   Full Time
                                                                                                                                   Caring for Children Diploma Level 1                               1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                   Early Years Practitioner CACHE Diploma Level 2                    1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                   Introducing Caring for Children and Young People                  1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                   Diploma Level 2
                                                                                                                                   Children’s Play, Learning and Development                         2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                                   (Early Years Educator) BTEC Diploma Level 3

                                                                                                                                   Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years            2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                                   Educator) BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3
                                                                                            Youth Worker -
                                                                                            Entry: £17,355                         Part Time
                                                                                            up to Potential:
                                                                                               £33,794*                            Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 2                          1 Year              Boston
                                                                                                                                   Supporting Teaching and Learning (STLIS)                          1 Year              Boston or Spalding

                                                                Early Years and Schools
                                                                                                                                   Certificate Level 2
                                                                                                                                   Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)                      2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                                                   Diploma Level 3
                                                                                                                                   Supporting Teaching and Learning (STLIS)                          1 Year              Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                                   Certificate Level 3

                          If you see yourself in a career working with children                           CAREER IDEAS…
                          and young people, then studying an Early Years and                                                       Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3                       2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                          • Nursery Nurse
                          Schools course at Boston College will equip you with all                                                 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3                         2 Years             Boston
                                                                                                          • Nursery Manager
                          the skills, qualifications and experience you need.
                                                                                                          • Youth Worker           University Level
                          You will learn about children’s and young people’s development,                 • Pre-School Assistant   Children and Young People (Early Years)                           2 Years             Boston
                          including the importance, types and stages of play and how to                                            FdA Level 5
                                                                                                          • Teacher
                          organise appropriate activities. Successful completion of advanced
                          level Early Years and Schools courses will provide access to                    • Childminder            For full course information visit

                          Practitioner Status at Level 3. Extensive work experience will                  • Early Years Educator
                          also play an important role in broadening your understanding                    • Teaching Assistant
                          and abilities.
                          Our university level courses provide you with the opportunity to
                          progress your studies further with us - see page 96 for the full list
                          of courses available and find full course information online.
      50                  *Salary data region: Lincolnshire, correct at time of printing.                                                               01205 313218                 @bostoncollegeuk         51
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