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Boston College Course Guide 2019/20
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Open               Boston Open Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Art and design
Events                                                                                                            Courses
                     October 2018

                     November 2018
                                                       Thursday 11th

                                                       Thursday 15th
                                                                                 5:00pm - 8:00pm

                                                                                 5:00pm - 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Experience
                     February 2019                     Thursday 7th              5:00pm - 8:00pm                                                                                          College
                     June 2019                         Saturday 22nd             TBC
                                                                                                                  Access to Higher Education       22   GCSEs                        58   The Principal’s Welcome               4
                   Spalding Open Events                                                                           Accounting                       24   Graphic Design               60   Why Choose Boston College             5
                     October 2018                      Tuesday 2nd               5:00pm - 7:00pm                  A levels                         26   Hairdressing                 62   The Difference Between
                     May 2019                          Tuesday 14th              5:00pm - 7:00pm                                                                                          School and College                    6
                                                                                                                  Animal Care                      28   Health and Safety            64
                                                                                                                                                                                          Much More Than a Qualification        7
                   Apprenticeship Open Event (Boston)                                                             Art and Design                   30   Health and Social Care       66
                                                                                                                                                                                          Life at College                       8
                                                                                                                  Beauty Therapy                   32   Media                        70
                     March 2019                        Thursday 14th             5:00pm - 7:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Spalding College                     10
                                                                                                                  Bricklaying                      34   Motor Vehicle (Automotive)   72
                   If you are unable to attend any of the above events, please contact us                                                                                                 Levels and Qualifications            11
                   on 01205 313218 to arrange an alternative visit.                                               Business                         36   Music                        74
                                                                                                                                                                                          Career Goals and Work Experience 12
                                                                                                                  Carpentry and Joinery            40   Pathways 2 Progress          76
                   • Speak to industry expert tutors from our course areas.                                                                                                              Next Steps after GCSEs               13
                                                                                                                  Catering and Hospitality         42   Performing Arts              78
                   • S ee the professional facilities and industry standard                                                                                                              Apprenticeships                      14
                                                                                                                  Computing                        44   Photography                  80
                     equipment available.                                                                                                                                                 Traineeships                         15
                                                                                                                  Early Years                      46   Plumbing                     82
                   • Meet current students to hear about courses and college life.                                                                                                        University Level Courses             16
                                                                                                                  Electrical                       48   Science                      84
                   • Find out information about fees, transport and student support.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Money Matters                        17
                   • T alk to our Careers Advisers for free and impartial information,                           Employment and Skills Training   50   Sport                        86
                                                                                                                                                                                          Learner Services and Extra Support   18
                     advice and guidance.                                                                         Engineering                      52   Teaching                     88
                                                                                                                                                                                          Careers Advice                       19
                                                                                                                  English and Maths                54   Travel and Tourism           90
                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Apply                         20
                                                                                                                  ESOL                             55   Uniformed Public Services    92

                   Taster Days
                                                                                                                                                                                          Courses - Important Information      21
                                                                                                                  Foundation (Entry/SEND)          56
                                                                                                                                                                                          FAQs                                 94
                    Monday 5th - Friday 9th November 2018               Monday 12th - Friday 16th November 2018                                                                           Campus Addresses                     95
                                                                                                                                        @bostoncollegeuk
apply now          Spend a day at Boston College - attend lessons to find out the kind
                   of things you would do on the course you are interested in, ask extra
                   questions, meet other potential new students and explore our                                          View videos, pics and news online
                   fantastic facilities. Speak to your school to get involved.
www.boston.ac.uk   All events are subject to change, please check the website,
                                                                                                                   Call us: 01205 313218
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THE PRINCIPAL’S                                                                                                                                  What I’ve learnt in my first year is already

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Art and design
                                                                                                                                                                    setting me up to progress into the industry.
                   WELCOME                                                                        Why choose                                                        I NEVER FEEL ALONE WITH ANYTHING,

                                                                                                  Boston
                   In 2018, 98% of our students rated teaching as excellent or good and                                                                             THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE TO TALK
                   this is supported by our high quality student experience. Ofsted                                                                                 TO WHETHER IT’S ABOUT MY COURSE
                   recognised Boston College’s high standards of provision, performance
                   and quality of teaching during their recent inspection and confirmed the
                                                                                                                                                                    OR THINGS OUTSIDE OF COLLEGE.

                                                                                                  College?
                   College’s ‘Good’ status, making it one of the best performing providers
                   of post-16 education in the area. The report concluded that the College                                                                          I knew that I could be myself here -
                   has maintained, and improved, the high standards found at the previous
                   inspection with aspects of performance described as “life-changing”.
                                                                                                                                                                    to express myself and be individual.
                   Our excellent links with industry, coupled with specialist facilities and                                                                        We learn in a real working
                                                                                                                                                                    environment and have excellent
                   staff will help you to prepare for your chosen career. We offer a suite of
                   study programmes tailored to meet individual student needs, a range
                                                                                                                                                                    work experience opportunities.
                                                                                                  Every year, the College welcomes 6,000 students
                   of apprenticeships designed by employers and have a growing
                                                                                                  through its doors - 1,600 of these study with us
                   reputation for academic excellence in Higher Education. Our extensive
                                                                                                  full time, up to 200 are international students from
                   course offer from entry to Degree level means that at Boston College
                   we aim to have the right course for you.
                                                                                                  across the globe and 170 more are studying                        THE LECTURERS ARE THE BEST
                                                                                                  at Higher Education level - here’s a selection of
                   We offer much more than qualifications, our students gain practical            reasons why our students think they made the                      I HAVE EVER HAD.
                   experience, learning in real-life working environments and we have             best choice!
                   outstanding levels of student support. With award-winning careers                                                                                The assignments are based on the standards
                   guidance services and a fantastic team of lecturers who are subject                                                                              and tasks expected in the workplace making
                   specialists with industry experience, it really is a great time to join us.                                                                      them realistic.
                   We take pride in preparing our learners well for their next steps by
                   supporting them to be successful – part of this involves developing their                                                                        I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME HERE WITH
                   resilience and wellbeing. Our Learner Services Team are excited to be
                   working with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust over the next year to
                                                                                                                                                                    FRIENDS I HAVE MADE FOR LIFE.
                   launch the ‘Be Brilliant – Building Resilience & Wellbeing’ project.
                                                                                                                                                                    The tutors go the extra mile to
                   The College welcomes students from a diverse range of backgrounds
                   and our culture is one of respect and inclusion that transcends everything                                                                       support us with our learning.
                   we do. We encourage our students to aim high and we are skilled at
                   getting the best from every individual. At Boston College, we believe in the                                                                     I wake up feeling happy to go to
                   standards of hard work, passion, enthusiasm and excellence.
                                                                                                                                                                    College, it’s made my life better!
                   I look forward to welcoming you to our college soon.
                                                                                                                                                                    We get the opportunity to go on some great trips.
apply now          Jo Maher
                   Principal and Chief Executive

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1st class skills secure a win

The difference between
                                                                                                                                                                               for Motor Vehicle student
                                                                                                                                                                               Keenan.

                                                                                        Much more                                                                              Keenan and Jack represented

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Art and design
school and college
                                                                                                                                                                               the Motor Vehicle department in

                                                                                        than a
                                                                                                                                                                               the Light Vehicle category of the
                                                                                                                                                                               East Midlands Skills competition

                                                                                        qualification
                                                                                                                                                                               at EMTEC Nottingham College.
                                                                                                                                                                               Keenan beat tough competition
                                                                                                                                                                               from the likes of Ferrari
                                                                                                                                                                               technicians to take 1st place on
We asked our learners the                                                                                                                                                      the day.

difference between school                   Realistic working environments:
and college:                                “We are training in a professional,
                                            real-life environment. The course           Our students gain real experience,
                                                                                                                                 Animal Care students took part in a
                                                                                        learning in real-life working
More responsibility on you                  definitely prepares you for a career                                                 ‘real-world’ research trip to South Africa.
                                            within the industry.”                       environments, from subject specialist
for your learning:                                                                                                               The students headed off on a two-week
                                                                                        staff. Plus, the College’s links with    expedition to South Africa to help with
“We are given the responsibility of                                                     industry and employers ensures that
                                                                                                                                 biodiversity surveys run by Operation
                                                                                                                                 Wallacea, a conservation research
managing and planning our own time                                                      our students are set up for university   organisation. They spent a week at Kruger
which prepares us for university.”          You are treated like an adult:                                                       National Park Reserve collecting data
                                                                                        and the world of work. Let Boston        to monitor the effect larger herbivores,
                                            “The way you are treated as an              College help you get to where you        such as elephants, have on the enclosed
                                            individual and an adult makes me            want to be!
                                                                                                                                 reserves, and the second week in Sodwana
                                                                                                                                 Bay learning to dive to PADI Open Water
New friends to make:                        enjoy coming to college.”                                                            level, and completing an Indian Ocean
                                                                                                                                 reef ecology course. The trip provided the
“I was nervous but there are a variety of                                                                                        students with the opportunity to work on a
different people on my course and it’s                                                                                           real-world research programme alongside

easy to make friends.”                      Gain more than qualifications:                                                       academic researchers – an amazing
                                                                                                                                 experience for the start of their careers!
                                            “I came to Boston College as I wanted
                                            more hands-on experience and the work
Learn in specialised facilities:            placements really appealed to me.”                                                                                                 The VIVIT Experience brings
                                                                                                                                                                               the anatomy to life.
“We have a wide range of facilities
                                                                                                                                                                               Boston College students from
available to us at the College as well                                                                                                                                         various courses had a day out of
as equipment that is available to rent.”    Industry trained staff:
                                                                                        Explore more
                                                                                                                                                                               the classroom to get hands on
                                                                                                                                                                               with the world’s only semi-synthetic
                                            “The lecturers on my course have industry                                                                                          human cadaver dissection. The

apply now                                   experience and are really passionate        of the amazing experiences                                                             VIVIT experience was a fantastic
                                                                                                                                                                               opportunity, which gave the students
                                            about their fields.”                        you could get involved in at                                                           a chance to see and join in with
                                                                                                                                                                               dissection of the human anatomy.

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Life at
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPORTS CENTRE AND GYM
                                                                 You will find lots of photos and                                                                                                         With updated facilities,
                                                                 videos of the facilities on our                                                                                                          including four football
                                                                                                                                                                                                          pitches, a gym, sports
                                                                 website, or better still come and

College
                                                                                                                                                                                                          field, sports hall, multi-use
                                                                 have a look for yourself at one of                                                                                                       games area, dance studio,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          AstroTurf, changing rooms
                                                                 our Open Events – see the inner                                                                                                          and café.
                                                                 front cover for dates.

                                                                                                                     THE DINER AND DELI                                                                   SAM NEWSOM CENTRE

                                                                                                                     Chill out with your friends and grab some lunch or a snack                           Music and Performing Arts
                                                                                                                     from the two food counters serving hot and cold food.                                students are based at our
                                                                                                                                                                                                          dedicated centre, where
                                                                                                                     THE COFFEE SHOP                                                                      facilities include DJ suites,
                                                                                                                     Grab a coffee to go or indulge in a hot chocolate and a                              recording studios equipped
                                                                                                                     freshly baked cake on your break.                                                    with Cubase SX, FL Studio
                                                                 HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY SALONS                                                                                                           11, Ableton Live, the latest
                                                                                                                     THE FOOD COURT                                                                       VST Instruments and
                                                                 IN BOSTON AND SPALDING
                                                                                                                     Tasty new menus are offered every day as well as                                     samplers, an ICT suite and
                                                                 Treat yourself without breaking the bank!           irresistible home-made desserts, all prepared by our skilled                         an incredible auditorium
                                                                 Treatments offered by our Level 2 and 3 students    Catering students and staff.                                                         famed for its acoustics.
                                            NEW FOR              include: cut and blow dry, restyle, gents cut,
                                           SEPTEMBER             beard trim, colouring, brows, lashes, manicures,    LIME RESTAURANT
                                             2019!               pedicures, facials, massages and lots more. Visit
                                                                                                                     Our fine dining restaurant offers high quality
                                                                 the Style Academy page on our website for a
ENGINEERING,                                                     full price list and information on how to book
                                                                                                                     food at an exceptionally reasonable price.                                           ENTERPRISE ZONE

MANUFACTURING AND                                                your appointment, or pop in to the salon.           UNIVERSITY CENTRE COFFEE SHOP                                                        The Enterprise Zone
                                                                                                                     If you are based within the Boston University Centre, the                            provides students with
TECHNOLOGY CENTRE                                                                                                    University Centre Coffee Shop will keep you fuelled for                              opportunities to meet local
The Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Centre, is                                                             studying by offering a wide range of hot and cold drinks                             businesses and take part
planned to open for September 2019. Facilities will include                                                          and food.                                                                            in a variety of enterprise
an innovation hub, two workshops that will provide space for                                                                                                                                              challenges and workshops.
traditional and modern design, maintenance and manufacturing     LIBRARY                                                                                                                                  It’s an excellent opportunity
techniques, an electronics laboratory, CAD/CAM suite, three                                                                                                                                               to get in touch with the
                                                                 Our modern, spacious library is a bright,                                                                                                world of business and pick
classrooms, changing rooms and a break-out space for learners.   relaxing space equipped with computers, a full                                                                                           up valuable tips.
                                                                 reading list of books for all courses, access to
                                                                 over 300 journals and a silent study room.

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Levels and Qualifications
     Spalding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Art and design
                                                                                                                                                      ENTRY LEVEL        Entry level qualifications help develop skills, and increase knowledge along with

     College
                                                                                                                                                                         confidence. There are no entry requirements for these courses.
                                                                                                                                                                         Progress to: A range of courses at Level 1.

                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 1            GCSE Grades 3-1 (D-G)
                                                                                                                                                                         Technical 1
                                                                                                                                                                         BTEC Introductory Level
The campus in Spalding is in the heart of the town                         THE COMMON ROOM                                                                               Pathways 2 Progress
centre. The building accommodates top-of-the-range                         Chill out and catch up with your friends in                                                   Traineeships
teaching facilities, in a state of the art environment,                    ‘The Common Room’ during your free time                                                       Employment and Skills Training
                                                                           where you’ll find comfy seating, a TV and
enabling courses to be delivered in a variety of subjects.                 vending machines to keep you relaxed and                                                      Progress to: A range of courses at Level 2 or employment.
                                                                           refreshed in-between your studies.              Boston College offers a    LEVEL 2            GCSE grades 9-4 (A*–C)
Look out for ‘Spalding’ in individual course locations to find out which                                                   wide range of courses                         Intermediate Apprenticeship
courses are based at this campus, or pop in and pick up one of the         STYLE ACADEMY - SPALDING                        ranging from Entry Level                      Technical 2
Spalding College course booklets to see the full list.
                                                                           Located on the ground floor of Spalding         up to Degree Level 6.                         BTEC First Diplomas
                                                                           College, the in-house salon offers a range of
                                                                                                                           This chart shows you how                      Progress to: A range of courses at Level 3 or employment.
                                                                           high quality professional treatments without
                                                                           breaking the bank. Visit the Style Academy      different qualifications   LEVEL 3            A levels
                                                                           page on our website for a full price list       compare with one                              Advanced Apprenticeship
                                                                           and information on how to book your                                                           Technical 3
                                                                           appointment, or pop in to the salon.
                                                                                                                           another, as well as the
                                                                                                                                                                         BTEC National Diplomas
                                                                                                                           progression route that
                                                                                                                                                                         Access to Higher Education
                                                                                                                           could be taken.
                                                                                                                                                                         Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 4 or above
                                                                                                                                                                         (through Boston College or at university, or employment).

                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 4            HNCs (Higher National Certificates)
                                                                                                                                                                         Level 4 Diplomas
                                                                                                                                                                         Technical 4
                                                                                                                                                                         Higher Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                                         Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 5 (through Boston College
                                                                                                                                                                         or at university, or employment).

                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 5            HNDs (Higher National Diplomas)
                                                                                                                                                                         Foundation Degrees

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                                                                                                                                                                         Level 5 Diplomas
                                                                                                                                                                         Technical 5
                                                                                                                                                                         Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 6 (through Boston College
                                                                                                                                                                         or at university, or employment).
         www.boston.ac.uk                                                                                                                             LEVEL 6            Bachelor’s Degrees (BA or BSc)
                                                                                                                                                                         Progress to: A range of courses at Level 7, such as Master’s Degree, Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                             @bostoncollegeuk           Certificates,
                                                                                                                                                                View videos,          Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                               pics and            Diplomas
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WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                              Next steps after GCSEs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Art and design
As a central part of your course you will complete a
work experience placement, for an average of 30 hours,
                                                              BY COMPLETING WORK EXPERIENCE YOU WILL:
                                                                                                                              YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
which is relevant to your programme and overall career            e given the opportunity to apply the knowledge you
                                                                 B
aspirations and interests. Last year we engaged with             have been acquiring in College to the work place.             Make the right one for you!
over 400 employers including multinational and local
employers - some of our learners even progressed into            Gain an appreciation of work attitudes and an
paid employment and apprenticeships as a direct result             understanding of the differences between college          You have lots of options. Staying in                           A LEVELS
of their work experience placement. Work experience is             and work.
                                                                                                                             education until you are 18 doesn’t mean                        Boston College are proud to have a 100% pass rate for
an ideal opportunity for you to connect with employers                                                                                                                                      A level students.
                                                                 In some cases, experience the application and             you have to stay at school. There are many
and explore what it is like to work in your chosen sector.                                                                                                                                  If you prefer academic study with the aim of progressing
                                                                  selection process of gaining a job.                        alternatives for you to choose from that                       on to university, Boston College’s A level courses are a great
                                                                                                                             could not only be much more suited to your                     option. The College offers 12 different A levels, based in

Career goals
                                                                 Gain invaluable employment skills such as                                                                                the dedicated SIXTH building. The SIXTH provides a more
                                                                   communication, team work, time management and
                                                                                                                             learning style, but could offer you many
                                                                                                                                                                                            mature environment than school, and the A level courses
                                                                   customer service, which you can use to enhance your CV.   more opportunities than school. Boston                         will teach you to manage your own time and learning -
There are thousands of careers to choose from, with                                                                          College offer a wide variety of courses,                       preparing you effectively for university. For more information
                                                                                                                             whether you’re looking for academic study                      see page 26.
the option to follow the university route or to enter the

                                                              Industry
world of work – make sure you choose what is right for                                                                       or skills-based training.                                      APPRENTICESHIPS
you. Follow your interests, do something you enjoy and
                                                                                                                                                                                            If you’re keen to get out into the world of work, an
most importantly, AIM HIGH! Find out about the amazing                                                                       VOCATIONAL - JOB RELATED SKILLS TRAINING
                                                                                                                                                                                            apprenticeship with Boston College can provide you with

                                                              Placements
opportunities available in Boston and Spalding within
                                                                                                                             If you know the job or industry you’d like to work in, a       an excellent mix of hands-on work experience, skills training,
this course guide and on our website, or better still, find                                                                                                                                 a wage and the opportunity to improve your English, maths
                                                                                                                             vocational course will provide you with specific industry
out for yourself at one of our open events or school                                                                         skills and experience to be ready for the world of work. You   and IT skills, if required. For more information see page 14.
taster days.                                                                                                                 can also progress on to higher level study such as an HND
                                                                                                                             or Foundation Degree at Boston College, or at university.      TRAINEESHIPS
   Need help finding the right path?                          If you are aged 16–19 and studying a Level 3 course you
                                                                                                                             From Art and Design to Business, Computing to Engineering,     If you like the idea of an apprenticeship but would like to
                                                              will have the opportunity to take part in a long term work
Our Careers Advice service is impartial and has                                                                              Health and Social Care to Travel and Tourism - there are       gain more experience first, then a traineeship could be a
                                                              experience placement. The placement must be relevant and       many subject areas to choose from, with a variety of
achieved the Matrix Quality Standard, so you know you                                                                                                                                       great starting point for you. Designed to prepare you for
                                                              meaningful for the study programme that you are on and will    starting levels to suit your needs. See the course index on
are in good hands!                                                                                                                                                                          the world of work, they are a great stepping stone between
                                                              usually last an average of 50 days over the academic year.     page 3 for the full course area list.                          leaving school and applying for an apprenticeship. For
                                                                                                                                                                                            more information see page 15.

  apply now
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Apprenticeships                                                                                                                                                                Traineeships
                                                                 Apprenticeships are available in the course areas listed below.                                               Traineeships are available in many industry areas, and
                                                                                                                                                                               are completed over a flexible period of six weeks to six
What is an apprenticeship?                                        Accounting                       Electrical                                                                  months - split between college attendance and work
                                                                  Animal Care                      Engineering                                                                 experience. They are available for 16-24 year olds, with
An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training in                                                                                                                   qualifications lower than Level 3 (see page 11 for levels
the workplace and classroom or workshop based learning            Beauty Therapy                   Hairdressing                                                                and qualifications).
at college. You’ll gain relevant job-specific skills from your    Bricklaying                      Health and Social Care
employer, and be supported through your apprenticeship                                                                                                                         If you like the sound of an apprenticeship but would
training programme by specialist college staff, all while         Business                         Motor Vehicle (Automotive)                                                  like to get more workplace experience first, then a
earning a wage. You’ll also have the opportunity to improve                                                                                                                    traineeship could be an excellent starting point for you.
                                                                  Carpentry and Joinery            Plumbing
your English, maths and ICT skills to help you progress your                                                                                                                   Designed to prepare young people for the world of work,
                                                                  Catering and Hospitality         Sport                                                                       they are a great stepping-stone between leaving school
career plans and goals.
                                                                  Computing                        Teaching                                                                    or college and applying for an apprenticeship.
There is no debt with an apprenticeship, and you could
have the opportunity to work towards a degree level               Early Years
qualification. Apprenticeships are available to everyone,                                                                                                                      What are the benefits of a traineeship?
from those who are about to leave school and like the            Contact our information line to request a copy of our
idea of getting straight into work, to those who are already     Apprenticeship Guide, or visit the website.                                                                   Along with developing the skills and experience that
working and need to secure a qualification to back up                                                                                                                          employers are looking for, a traineeship will also benefit
experience or to help progress an existing career.                                                                                                                             you in the following ways:
Boston College is recognised as offering a wide range
                                                                                                                                                                                    You’ll have the opportunity to develop your CV
of high quality apprenticeship training programmes. Our
specialist trainers and flexible delivery offer ‘best value’                                                                                                                        by adding valuable work experience and
which is of the utmost importance for employers and public                                                                                                                          industry knowledge.
sector organisations such as Lincolnshire County Council,
                                                                                                                                                                                    By taking part in work preparation training, you’ll be
who we are proud to work with having been accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                    putting yourself in a better position when competing
onto their register of approved training providers.
                                                                                                                                                                                    for future apprenticeships or job vacancies.

                                                                                                                                                                                    You’ll have access to English and maths support, if
                                                                                                                                                                                    necessary, which will over time improve your career
                                                                                                                                                                                    prospects and long term earning potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                    By gaining work experience from a high quality
                                                                                                                                                                                    work placement, you’ll be ‘work ready’ and have
                                                                 “I saw an apprenticeship vacancy so I applied and I’ve never                                                       developed the confidence to take the first step
                                                                 looked back. Right from the start, I could feel myself growing                                                     towards an apprenticeship or employment.
                                                                 and thriving in my role. My colleagues are brilliant and they are

      apply now
                                                                                                                                                                                    At the end of your traineeship you will have the
                                                                 all very supportive. I hope to spend many more years working
                                                                 for my employer and would love to carry on improving my skills                                                     opportunity to be interviewed for a position within
                                                                 and knowledge through an Advanced Apprenticeship.”                                                                 the company if one is available.

                                                                 Jaimee Cross, 22
       www.boston.ac.uk                                          Business Administration Apprentice

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University                                                                                                                   Money                                                              Boston College aims to give you the
                                                                                                                                                                                                best advice and guidance on financial

Level Courses
                                                                                                                             Matters
                                                                                                                                                                                                support whatever your situation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                For the most relevant and up-to-date
                                                                                                                                                                                                information, please contact our
                                                                                                                                                                                                Learner Services Team on 01205 313218
Our HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees have a proven track record of
helping our students to successfully progress and achieve their dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                or visit www.boston.ac.uk
careers with higher salaries. If you choose to study Business you can now
study up to a Level 6 BA (Hons) Degree right here in Boston.
                                                                                                                             FEES                                                               HOME TO COLLEGE TRANSPORT
                                                                                                                             For those students aged between 16-18 on the 31st August           For those students with a household income of less than
                                                                                                                             of the year they start their course, they will not have to pay     £32,000 per year, that are/will be studying at college for
 Don’t wait for success, create it!                                                                                          any course tuition fees on full time courses. For those students   more than 12.5 hours per week, live more than 3 miles from
                                                                                                                             aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year they start their    the College and have submitted a bursary application
                                                                                                                             course, fees will vary, but some concessions may be available      (please see our Financial Assistance page on the website for
   Most of our course fees are significantly                                              You can study University Level     depending on their circumstances.                                  a bursary application), the transport costs will be covered.
   lower than those of universities.                                                      courses in the following subject                                                                      Students aged 16-19 will also need to submit a travel pass
                                                                                                                             COLLEGE BURSARY FUND                                               application to Lincolnshire County Council.
                                                                                          areas:
   Learn while you work, attend just one                                                                                     The 16-19 Bursary Fund is provided by the Education and            Useful Contact: Lincolnshire County Council,
   or two days a week.                                                                                                       Skills Funding Agency, and allows the College to help those        Call 01522 782020

                                                                                          Art and Design                     students who are living on low incomes or experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                STUDENT LOANS
   Tuition fee loans are available.                                                                                          financial difficulties. For those aged between 16-19 on the 31st
                                                                                          Business                           August of the year they start their course, over 19 and have an    Learners studying a University Level course are entitled to
   Excellent academic support.                                                            Computing                          EHCP, or over 19 and classed as a 19+ continuer may qualify        apply for a Student Loan through Student Finance England.
                                                                                                                             for help with transport, course materials, uniform, food credit    The amount of the loan depends on individual circumstances.
                                                                                          Early Years
   Good career progression opportunities.                                                                                    and trips.                                                         Useful Link: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
                                                                                          Engineering
                                               The College’s Higher Education             Health and Social Care
                                                                                                                             ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS                                             CARE TO LEARN
   High level of tutor to student contact.
                                               provision was reviewed by the Quality                                         Those students aged 19 or over studying a course at Level 3        If you are a parent aged under 20 and want to start or
                                                                                          Music
                                               Assurance Agency which found that                                             or above may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan, which           return to learning, Care to Learn may be able to pay for your
                                               it met UK standards in all respects. The   Performing Arts
                                                                                                                             will help towards course fees. Similar to a student loan, no       childcare and other extra costs.
                                               reviewers noted many areas of good         Photography                        repayments will be made until they are earning £25,000 a           Call: 0845 600 2809 or visit: www.gov.uk/caretolearn
                                               practice, including the high quality       Sport                              year. Household income isn’t taken into account and there’s
                                               of teaching and learning and the                                              no credit check. Eligibility depends on the chosen course,
                                                                                          Teaching/SEND

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                                               approachability of staff.                                                     nationality and age.
                                                                                          Travel and Tourism                 Useful Link: gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
                                                                                          Uniformed Public Services
                                                                                                                                          Visit the website to find out more information about bursaries.
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EXPECT MORE EXPERIENCE COLLEGE - Boston and - cloudfront.net
Learner                                                                  Extra                                                         CAREERS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Art and design
        Services                                                                 Support
You will find a huge range of support services at Boston College to give
you the best advice and guidance throughout your course, including:
                                                                                 PREVENT AND BRITISH VALUES
                                                                                 Prevent is the Government’s strategy to stop people
                                                                                 becoming involved in violent extremism or supporting
                                                                                                                                               ADVICE                                                   Not sure what to do? We can help with:

  Information Officers                                                           terrorism in all its forms. As a college we are here                                                                   Options after finishing
  For help with courses and services both at the College and further afield.     to support and protect those students who might                                                                        school or college
                                                                                 be vulnerable to radicalisation. The College also
  Attendance Monitor
                                                                                 actively promotes British Values. For more information
  Learner Involvement Co-ordinator                                               please read ‘Prevent Radicalisation and Extremism             We provide a FREE, impartial,                            CHOOSING A COURSE
  Gives you a say through the Learner Voice and arranges events                  #westandtogether’ on our website.
  for the BC Student Union.                                                                                                                    quality careers service that is available                Careers information
                                                                                 ENGLISH AND MATHS SUPPORT                                     to prospective or current students, and
  Careers Advisers
                                                                                 GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above) in these subjects is       the general public too. Our Careers,                     JOB SEARCHING
  Learner Support Officers                                                       a standard requirement for anyone wanting to progress
  Here to help with any difficulties preventing you from achieving your goals.                                                                 Education, Information, Advice and
  Health Advice
                                                                                 to university and it is also valued by employers. We offer
                                                                                 support in English and maths for those students who           Guidance (CEIAG) trained advisers are                    Interview techniques
                                                                                 require help. Students skills support is also available.      available by appointment in Boston and
  Inclusive Learning Team
                                                                                                                                               Spalding. Call our information line on
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CV writing
  Specialist support for those with a disability and/or learning difficulty.     PATHWAYS 2 PROGRESS
  Literacy, numeracy and language support are also available.
                                                                                 If you did not receive the grades that you need, our          01205 313218 to make an appointment.                     APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY
  Bursary Administrator                                                          Pathways 2 Progress course could be the opportunity
                                                                                                                                               The Matrix Quality Standard recognises
  Safeguarding Team
                                                                                 for you to develop the skills to progress to the next stage
                                                                                 of your studies. See page 76.                                 the high quality careers advice provided                 STUDENT FINANCE
  For any concerns you might have about your own or somebody
  else’s safety in terms of bullying, harassment, abuse or neglect.              EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS TRAINING
                                                                                                                                               by the college’s Careers Team.                           Volunteering
  Counsellors                                                                    If you are aged 19 or over, have recently been made
                                                                                 redundant or have been out of employment for some                                                                      RE-TRAINING
Read more about the support available on our website.                            time, we can offer you advice and support. Depending
You can also contact the team on 01205 365701.                                   on your work situation, we offer a range of FREE courses                                                               The Careers Team regularly organise events throughout
                                                                                 to help you gain new skills, build your confidence and                                                                 the year such as university visits, higher education
                                                                                 get you into employment. See page 50.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        fairs, talks and external visitor stands. The College

        apply now                                                                LEARNING DISABILITIES AND DIFFICULTIES                                                                                 also promotes National Careers Week and National
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Volunteering Week and regularly invites guest speakers
                                                                                 The Ingelow Centre is our dedicated facility for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        on a variety of career related topics.
                                                                                 Foundation (Entry/SEND) courses for those with learning
                                                                                 disabilities and/or difficulties. See page 56.
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HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                                     Courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Art and design
Choose your course                                 1      SUBMIT APPLICATION FORM
                                                 To apply for a course, simply submit an application form.
    Have a good look through all the             You can do this in one of the following ways:                                   IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    course areas that interest you then                 pply online at www.boston.ac.uk
                                                       A
    visit the website to read the full course          We encourage online applications as the quickest route.                   COURSE INFORMATION, FEES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    information to help you decide what’s                                                                                        Please check our website, www.boston.ac.uk for the most up-to-date
                                                       Contact our information line on 01205 313218 to request a paper
    right for you.                                     form to be sent in the post. Please note, by submitting a paper           detailed information, fees and entry requirements. School leavers may
    You can apply at any time, but we                  application you will not be able to track your application throughout     be asked for a school reference - please see individual course details for
    encourage early application to secure              the admissions process.                                                   specific requirements.
    your place. If you have applied for          Your application will be processed by the Learner Services Team.
                                                                                                                                 ATTENDANCE COUNTS
    sixth form or another college you can
    still apply.                                   2      Application Review                                                     Full attendance is expected with a minimum requirement set at 93% to ensure
                                                                                                                                 you succeed on your course. Good attendance leads to better achievement.
    If you are unsure which course, level        After your application has been received and processed, you will be
                                                 invited in to College to discuss the course in more detail and decide
    or career is right for you, make an
    appointment with one of our Careers          which level of study is right for you. The ‘Application Review’ will take       STUDY PROGRAMMES
    Advisers for impartial advice (see           place with a member of staff from your chosen course area, and it’s a
                                                 great way of getting to know the College and staff.                             When you enrol at Boston College, you are progressing towards much more
    page 19). Contact us on 01205 313218,
                                                                                                                                 than just a qualification. You will be engaging in a study programme which
    or email info@boston.ac.uk
                                                   3      Your place                                                             is focused on developing your knowledge and abilities, for either going
                                                                                                                                 into employment, continuing your studies or progressing to a higher level
Waiting for your GCSE grades?
                                                 Following your Application Review, you will be sent a letter stating one        course, such as a degree. Study programmes are personalised full time study
We know that if you are a school leaver          of the following:                                                               packages, available for students aged 16-18 years old and are made up of
you might not have your GCSE results by
                                                        n unconditional offer – if you already have the qualifications and
                                                       A                                                                         four main parts:
the time you apply. That’s fine, just fill out         experience required.
the application form with your expected                                                                                             ain Qualification - The course you have chosen to study, such as a
                                                                                                                                   M
                                                        conditional offer – if you are awaiting the results of exams or
                                                       A
grades. We are open on GCSE results                                                                                                Diploma or a set of A levels.
                                                       completion of experience.
day for information and advice, and you
can come along to enrolment to discuss                 Offer of a guidance session to look at alternative courses.                 ork Experience - Placement for an average of 30 hours, which is
                                                                                                                                   W
options if your plans have changed.                                                                                                relevant to your course and overall career aspirations.
                                                   4      Enrolment                                                                 nglish and Maths - If you do not already hold a GCSE grade 4 or above
                                                                                                                                   E
                                                        nce you have accepted an offer, you will receive a letter in August
                                                       O                                                                           (C or above) in these subjects.
                                                       inviting you to enrol on a certain date and time. It will provide you

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                                                       with all the information you need to be able to enrol at College.            nrichment Activities - Non-study activities, such as tutorials, enterprise
                                                                                                                                   E
                                                       E nrolment usually takes place at the end of August, at both the           projects, voluntary work, fund-raising, charity work and external trips.
                                                        Boston Campus (Rochford) and Spalding Campus (your letter will
                                                        state the location), with the overall process taking around two hours.
    www.boston.ac.uk                                    nce enrolment has been completed and you have your ID badge,
                                                       O
                                                       you are an official Boston College Student!
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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Duration      Full/Part Time          Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Access to Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                    Pre-Access to Higher Education                             24 Weeks      Part Time               Boston

                                                                                                                                                    Access to Business                                         1 Year        Full Time*              Boston

                                                                                                                                                    Access to Computing                                        1 Year        Full Time*              Boston

                                                                                                                                    Full/Part
                                                                                                                                                    Access to Health Professions                               1 Year        Full Time*              Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                                      Time

                                                                                                                                                    Access to Humanities                                       1 Year        Full Time*              Boston

                                                                                                                                                    Access to Policing and Criminal Justice Studies            1 Year        Full Time*              Spalding

                                                                                                                                                    Access to Social Science                                   1 Year        Full Time*              Boston

                                                                                                                                                     * Full time attendance for Access to Higher Education courses is 15 hours per week

Access to
                                                                                                                              FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

Higher Education                                                                                                              “Now that my children are
                                                                                                                              old enough for me to return
                                                                                                                              to learning I wanted a career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Teacher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Midwife

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Counsellor
Your passport to a university level course –                   a degree or improve their employment opportunities. The        change and midwifery is
                                                               lecturers are highly experienced and extremely supportive,     something that I’ve always                                                                         Accountant
in less than a year.                                                                                                          wanted to do. I would like
                                                               enabling you to manage your study with work and family
With hard work, planning and determination, an Access                                                                         to progress to university to                                                                       Psychologist
                                                               commitments. This challenging and rewarding course will        continue my training.”
to Higher Education course could change your life! These                                                                                                                                                                         Solicitor
                                                               allow you to progress onto university, or a higher education
courses are specifically designed for adults wanting to gain
                                                               course at Boston College.                                      Bronwen Stainsby, 46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Counsellor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Scientist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             £25,127
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *The salary data shown is from the following regions:
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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Duration    Full/Part Time             Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Accounting
                                                                                                                                                       Accounting Bookkeeping AAT Access Award Level 1   12 Weeks    Part Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                                       Accounting Foundation Certificate Level 2         1 Year      Part Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                       Full/Part       Accounting AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3           1 Year      Part Time                  Boston
                                                                                                                                         Time
                                                                                                                                                       Accounting and Business Finance Diploma Level 3   2 Years     Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                                       Accounting Professional Diploma Level 4           2 Years     Part Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                                       Accounting Apprenticeship Level 2                 1 Year      Part Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                   Apprenticeships     Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3       18 Months   Attendance Varies          Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                                       Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 Years     Attendance Varies          Boston
                                                                                                                                                       Apprenticeship Level 4

Accounting                                                                                                                       FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            INDUSTRY INCLUDE…
Accountants are financial specialists at the                     Accounting is a valuable skill, and at Boston College we
heart of all areas of business.                                  teach AAT, the recognised qualification for people working in   “Studying Accounting and                                                                     Accountant
                                                                 the accounting and finance industry.                            Business will provide me
Join one of our Accounting courses and gain the knowledge                                                                                                                                                                     Bank Manager
                                                                                                                                 with a wide range of career
and understanding to kick-start a diverse career that can lead   Our lecturers have all worked in the accounting industry        opportunities. The course is                                                                 Bookkeeper
you to working in specialisms such as consulting, corporate      ensuring you receive training from staff who have on-the-job    more relaxed compared to
                                                                 experience and knowledge.                                       school, you are able to be                                                                   Finance Manager
finance and forensic accounting.
                                                                                                                                 yourself more.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tax Adviser
                                                                                                                                 Eleanor Boekestyn,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Auditor
                                                                                                                                 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Financial Planner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         £34,754
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         average salary*

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         *The salary data shown is from the following regions:
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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Duration       Full/Part Time           Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A levels
                                                                                                                                                        A level in Biology                                        2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in Business                                       2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in English Language                               2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in English Literature                             2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in Film Studies                                   2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                          Full/Part     A level in History                                        2 Years        Full Time                Boston
                                                                                                                                            Time
                                                                                                                                                        A level in Law                                            2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in Maths                                          2 Years        Full Time                Boston

A levels
                                                                                                                                                        A level in Media Studies                                  2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in Psychology                                     2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in Sociology                                      2 Years        Full Time                Boston

                                                                                                                                                        A level in Statistics                                     2 Years        Full Time                Boston

Studying A levels at Boston College opens the                       Our staff have extensive experience in teaching students
door to Higher Education, preparing you to                          from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, and work        FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE
                                                                    hard to make learning as interactive as possible. They are                                                                                                 CAREERS IN THIS
advance to the next stage of academic study.
                                                                    well qualified too, with a range of specialist degrees and                                                                                                 INDUSTRY INCLUDE…
Our A levels are taught in a dedicated centre, Boston College:      postgraduate Master’s Degrees. The excellent level of
SIXTH, offering not only traditional subjects like Maths, English   teaching shows not only through our 100% pass rate, but also    “I feel I am well prepared                                                                   Doctor
Literature and History, but different options like Film Studies,    with most of our students securing places at top universities   for my exams thanks to the                                                                   Lawyer
Sociology and Psychology. In total, there are 12 subjects to        year after year.                                                great support and resources
choose from and we work with you to find a timetable to                                                                             available at Boston College.                                                                 Mathematician
allow you to study the subjects you enjoy most.                                                                                     Everyone is so friendly and
                                                                                                                                    I settled in quickly.”                                                                       Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pharmacist

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                                                                                                                                    Poppy Thomson, 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Architect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            £24,953
   www.boston.ac.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                         Journalist average salary*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *The salary data shown is from the following regions:
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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                            Duration       Full/Part Time                Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Animal Care
                                                                                                                                      Animal Care Diploma Level 1                           1 Year         Full Time                     Boston

                                                                                                                                      Animal Care Diploma Level 2                           1 Year         Full Time                     Boston
                                                                                                                       Full/Part
                                                                                                                         Time         Animal Care Extended Certificate Level 2              1 Year         Full Time                     Boston

                                                                                                                                      Animal Management Diploma Level 3                     2 Years        Full Time                     Boston

                                                                                                                                      Animal Management Extended Diploma Level 3            2 Years        Full Time                     Boston

                                                                                                                                      Animal Care Apprenticeship Level 2                    15 Months      Attendance Varies             Workplace
                                                                                                                   Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                      Animal Care Apprenticeship Level 3                    2 Years        Attendance Varies             Workplace

Animal Care                                                                                                      FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE                                                            CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Zoologist

                                                                                                                 “I really enjoy the theory side                                                             Animal Management
Our ever-expanding, on-site Animal Care unit   Studying theory and practical units on one of our Animal Care     of the Animal Care course                                                                    Technician
contains an impressive variety of animals      or Animal Management courses, you will use rotas to take          where I get to learn about
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Animal Keeper
                                               ‘hands-on’ responsibility of the animals in the unit, enabling    the biology and nutritional
such as bearded dragons, snakes, tortoises,
                                               you to build up valuable industry experience and skills. You      needs of animals and in                                                                     Kennel Worker
chameleons, geckos, rabbits, mice, degus,                                                                        particular the topics relating
                                               will learn about, and carry out, daily tasks to maintain animal
parrots and many more small animals, birds                                                                       to exotic animals.”                                                                         Animal Trainer
                                               accommodation, undertake practical animal feeding and
and reptiles!                                                                                                    Jak Parks, 19
                                               handling, support animal health and welfare, and study the
                                               behaviour of a wide variety of animals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        £20,718
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Conservation Associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professional average salary*

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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duration     Full/Part Time          Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Art and design
                                                                                                                                                          Art and Design Diploma Level 2                        1 Year       Full Time               Boston
                                                                                                                                            Full/Part
                                                                                                                                              Time
                                                                                                                                                          Art and Design Extended Diploma Level 3               2 Years      Full Time               Boston

                                                                                                                                                          Art and Design HNC Level 4                            1 Year       Full Time               Boston
                                                                                                                                           University
                                                                                                                                             Level
                                                                                                                                                          Art and Design HND Level 5                            2 Years      Full Time               Boston

                                                                                                                                       FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE

Art and Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Animator
Unleash your creativity with a Boston College                   creative roles in the art and design industry, you’ll take part
                                                                in a professional exhibition, external ‘live briefs’ linked to local   “I’ve always customised my                                                               Architect
Art and Design course.
                                                                industry and go on inspirational trips related to the course.          own clothes, and the Art and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Visual Merchandiser
You’ll have the freedom to follow your own inspirations to                                                                             Design course has given me
bring your projects to life as you begin to make your mark on   You’ll take part in practical workshops, exploring formats,            the opportunity to develop a                                                             Fashion Designer
                                                                materials and resources including painting, sculpture, 3D              wide range of art and design
this thriving sector.                                                                                                                  skills, which has benefitted                                                             Special Effects Artist
                                                                design, life drawing, printmaking, computer manipulation
Art and Design is a practical subject, utilising our fully                                                                             my fashion designing.”
                                                                and illustration. You’ll also have the chance to specialise                                                                                                     Interior Designer
equipped workshops, including Art Studios, a Print Room,        in a distinct pathway linked to your own career aspirations,           Nauris Gavruto, 21
Apple Mac Suites and a Photography Studio/Darkroom.
Taught by industry expert lecturers who have worked in
                                                                allowing you the freedom to decide how to interpret topics
                                                                and projects you work on.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           £23,896
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Product/Clothing Designer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           average salary*

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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Duration   Full/Part Time             Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beauty Therapy
                                                                                                                                                Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2                      1 Year     Full Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                                Nail Technology VTCT Certificate Level 2            1 Year     Part Time                  Boston
                                                                                                                                 Full/Part
                                                                                                                                   Time
                                                                                                                                                Beauty Make-Up Techniques Diploma Level 3           1 Year     Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                                Massage Therapies Diploma Level 3                   1 Year     Full Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                                Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 2               1 Year     Attendance Varies          Spalding
                                                                                                                              Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                Massage Therapies Apprenticeship Level 3            1 Year     Attendance Varies          Spalding

                                                                                                                            FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE

Beauty Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                                      CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nail Technician
Learn all the skills you will need to become a              With fully equipped beauty rooms, a large reception area
professional and successful Beauty Therapist.               and paying clients, it’s the perfect environment for you to     “I started the course with no                                                             Salon Manager
                                                            learn and practise your skills.                                 beauty skills but I’ve learnt
You will learn therapies and treatments such as manicure,                                                                                                                                                             Make-up Artist
                                                                                                                            so much, I’m now working
pedicure, skincare, massage and make-up in our working      Our tutors have worked in the beauty industry, so they have a   on real clients within the                                                                Beauty Therapist
Style Academy salons that are open to the public in both    vast knowledge and wealth of experience to share with you.      College’s on-site salon, and I
                                                                                                                            am even getting compliments                                                               Spa Manager
Boston and Spalding.
                                                                                                                            from them which has given
                                                                                                                            my confidence a real boost.”                                                              Perfumer

                                                                                                                            Lucy Gedney, 17                                                                           Cosmetologist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £15,190
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beautician average salary*

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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duration   Full/Part Time             Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bricklaying
                                                                                                                                                                  Bricklaying Diploma Level 1                   1 Year     Full Time                  Boston
                                                                                                                                               Full/Part
                                                                                                                                                 Time
                                                                                                                                                                  Bricklaying Technical Certificate Level 2     1 Year     Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                           Apprenticeship         Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2            2 Years    Attendance Varies          Boston

                                                                                                                                      FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE

Bricklaying                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Self Employed Bricklayer
Learn skills such as masonry, cladding,                            standard tools and materials. You will get to visit real working
                                                                   sites where possible and may even have the chance to                                                                                                           Construction Manager
cavity walling, decorative brickwork, setting                                                                                         “We went on a site visit to see
                                                                   practice your new skills on real buildings.                        piling work being carried out,
out structures, isolated piers and solid walling.                                                                                                                                                                                 Labourer
                                                                                                                                      which was great because
You will also study the built environment including regulations,   You’ll be trained by lecturers who are qualified trades            we’ve covered this in lessons                                                               Estimator/Quantity Surveyor
                                                                   people with professional experience they can share to ensure       then saw it in real-life – which
sustainability and renewable energies.
                                                                                                                                      has helped improve my                                                                       Stonemason
                                                                   that once you’re qualified, you’re ready to start your career.
Practical skills and techniques are taught in our large, fully                                                                        understanding and I know I
                                                                                                                                      won’t forget that.”                                                                         Builder
equipped bricklaying workshop, where you’ll use industry
                                                                                                                                      Tasha Atkins, 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             £26,355
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Estimator average salary*

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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                           Duration    Full/Part Time              Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Boston, Spalding
                                                                                                                                  Digital Marketing                                        3 Hours     Part Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or Workplace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Boston, Spalding
                                                                                                                                  Introduction to Minute Taking                            4 Hours     Part Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or Workplace

                                                                                                                                  Train the Trainer                                        2 Days      Part Time                   Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                  Business and Travel Skills Diploma Level 1               1 Year      Full Time                   Boston

                                                                                                                   Full/Part      Business Extended Certificate Level 2                    1 Year      Full Time                   Boston
                                                                                                                     Time
                                                                                                                                  Business ILM Certificate Level 2                         12 Weeks    Part Time                   Boston

                                                                                                                                  Team Leading ILM Certificate Level 2                     12 Weeks    Part Time                   Boston

                                                                                                                                  Business Extended Diploma Level 3                        2 Years     Full Time                   Boston

Business
                                                                                                                                  Principles of Leadership and Management
                                                                                                                                                                                           9 Weeks     Part Time                   Boston
                                                                                                                                  ILM Certificate Level 3
                                                                                                                                  Leadership and Management Training
                                                                                                                                                                                           6 Months    Part Time                   Spalding
                                                                                                                                  ILM Certificate Level 4

                                                                                                                                  Business HNC Level 4                                     1-2 Year    Full or Part Time           Boston
Our Business courses will provide you with       Develop your practical skills through a variety of real-life     University
                                                 experiences whilst exploring theoretical knowledge. You can                      Business HND Level 5                                     2-4 Years   Full or Part Time           Boston
the underpinning knowledge, understanding                                                                           Level
and skills required to work within this          also take advantage of the College’s excellent employer links
                                                                                                                                  Business BA (Hons) Top-up Level 6                        1 Year      Full Time                   Boston
ever-changing sector and open up a wide          to gain work experience and be a step ahead.

variety of career paths, including management,   You can even progress all the way to a BA (Hons) Degree in                                                                                                                               Courses continued...

human resources, finance and marketing.          Business, studying right here at Boston College.                                                                                          FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE

                                                                                                                 CAREERS IN THIS INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

                                                                                                                  Business Development           Office Manager
                                                                                                                   Manager
                                                                                                                                                  Team Leader

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                                                                                                                  H
                                                                                                                  Officer
                                                                                                                                                  Events Co-ordinator

                                                                                                                                                  Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                           £24,121
                                                                                                                  Entrepreneur                                            Retail Manager average salary*
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COURSES
                                                                                                                              Duration    Full/Part Time      Location

                                                                                                                                                                          Business
                                                                                                                                                              Boston or
                                                                     Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 2           1 Year      Attendance Varies
                                                                                                                                                              Spalding

                                                                     Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2     15 Months   Attendance Varies   Workplace

                                                                     Retail Apprenticeship Level 2                            1 Year      Attendance Varies   Boston

                                                                     Team Leading Apprenticeship Level 2                      1 Year      Attendance Varies   Boston

                                                                                                                                                              Boston or
                                                                     Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3           18 Months   Attendance Varies
                                                                                                                                                              Spalding
                                                   Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                                              Boston or
                                                                     Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 3                  18 Months   Attendance Varies
                                                                                                                                                              Spalding

                                                                     Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3                    18 Months   Attendance Varies   Workplace

                                                                     Management Apprenticeship Level 3                        18 Months   Attendance Varies   Workplace

Business continued
                                                                     Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship Level 3                18 Months   Attendance Varies   Workplace

                                                                                                                                                              Boston or
                                                                     Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Level 5   30 months   Attendance Varies
                                                                                                                                                              Spalding

                   “We must manage our own         FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE
                   time and work independently
                   when completing tasks and
                   assignments but the lecturers
                   help guide and direct us.
                   The College is a friendly
                   environment.”

                   Lawson Darnell-Smith,
                   19

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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Duration    Full/Part Time              Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Carpentry and Joinery
                                                                                                                                                  Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1               1 Year      Full Time                   Boston

                                                                                                                                 Full/Part
                                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Technical Certificate Level 2        1 Year      Full Time                   Boston
                                                                                                                                   Time

                                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Technical Diploma Level 3            1 Year      Part Time                   Boston

                                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2               2 Years     Attendance Varies           Boston
                                                                                                                             Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                                  Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3               18 Months   Attendance Varies           Boston

                                                                                                                           FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE

Carpentry and Joinery                                                                                                                                                                                                 CAREERS IN THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      INDUSTRY INCLUDE…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carpenter
Master the essential practical skills you will need             You will also learn the essential health and safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joiner
to become a qualified carpenter or joiner.                      requirements of the construction industry, and knowledge   “As part of the course I have
                                                                of how the industry operates and communicates.             had work experience in the                                                                   Cabinet Maker
You will learn about building methods, installation, fitting,                                                              carpentry and joinery industry
maintenance, and how to work safely in our large on-site        Boston College Carpentry and Joinery courses allow         and been on a site visit, which                                                              Builder
carpentry and joinery workshop. We have the latest power        you to progress from Level 1 to Level 3, or to take the    helped to bring to life the skills
                                                                                                                           and theory that I’ve learnt.”                                                                Architect
tools and fixed machinery, including rip saws, cross cut        apprenticeship route.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shop Fitter
saws, panel saws and band saws. Learn from lecturers with                                                                  Mikey Dore, 18
extensive industry knowledge who have worked in the trade.                                                                                                                                                              Fixer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Formworker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £23,585
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Carpenter/Joiner average salary*

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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Duration                Full/Part Time                 Location

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

                                                                                                                                               Food Safety in Catering Level 2                           1 Day                   Part Time                      Boston

                                                                                                                                               Personal License Holders HABC Award Level 2               1 Day                   Part Time                      Boston

                                                                                                                                Full/Part      Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2                  1 Year or 2 Years       Full or Part Time              Boston
                                                                                                                                  Time
                                                                                                                                               Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma Level 3     1 Year or 2 Years       Full or Part Time              Boston

                                                                                                                                               Professional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 3                  1 Year or 2 Years       Full or Part Time              Boston

                                                                                                                                               Professional Cookery - Patisserie and Confectionery
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1 Year or 2 Years       Full or Part Time              Boston
                                                                                                                                               NVQ Diploma Level 3

                                                                                                                                               Food Production and Cooking Apprenticeship Level 2        12 - 18 Months          Attendance Varies              Boston

Catering and Hospitality
                                                                                                                                               Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Level 2            12 - 18 Months          Attendance Varies              Boston
                                                                                                                             Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                               Catering and Professional Chefs Apprenticeship Level 3    12 - 18 Months          Attendance Varies              Boston

                                                                                                                                               Standard Hospitality Supervision Apprenticeship Level 3   12 - 18 Months          Attendance Varies              Boston

The Catering and Hospitality courses at Boston               department at Boston College – local employers contact us
                                                             regularly to recruit their next member of staff.
                                                                                                                            FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE
College give you the experience of cooking and                                                                                                                                                                                  CAREERS IN THIS
serving in the on-site restaurant, Lime, which is            As well as compulsory units such as Food Hygiene and Safety,                                                                                                       INDUSTRY INCLUDE…
open to the public.                                          you will have the freedom to choose from optional units,       “In my opinion, Boston
                                                                                                                            College is the best College
Working in professional kitchens under the guidance of       allowing you to pursue the areas that interest you the most.
                                                                                                                            for Catering in Lincolnshire.                                                                         Confectioner
top chefs and front of house experts gives you a fantastic   There are also many opportunities available to you,            Serving in the Lime Restaurant
                                                             including exclusive work placements, designing menus,          has given me a better idea                                                                            Pastry Chef
start to your career within the industry. This, along with
                                                             cooking and serving for large corporate events and entering    of what to expect when I start                                                                        Restaurant Manager
many incredible student success stories, has established                                                                    my career in the Catering
an excellent reputation for the Catering and Hospitality     national competitions.
                                                                                                                            and Hospitality industry.”                                                                            Bar Manager

                                                                                                                            Alex Houston, 21                                                                                      Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caterer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             £17,026
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Confectioner average salary*
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COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Duration    Full/Part Time             Location

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Computing
                                                                                                                                                   IT – Excel Spreadsheets                                3 Hours     Part Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                                   IT – Presentation Skills, Microsoft Word and Outlook   3 Hours     Part Time                  Boston or Spalding

                                                                                                                                                   IT Users (ITQ) Diploma Level 1                         1 Year      Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                   Full/Part       Information and Creative Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 Year      Full Time                  Boston
                                                                                                                                     Time          First Extended Certificate Level 2

                                                                                                                                                   IT Extended Diploma Level 3                            2 Years     Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                                   Networking and System Support
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Years     Full Time                  Boston
                                                                                                                                                   Extended Diploma Level 3

                                                                                                                                                   Software Development Extended Diploma Level 3          2 Years     Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                                   Computing HNC Level 4                                  1 Year      Full Time                  Boston
                                                                                                                                   University

Computing
                                                                                                                                     Level
                                                                                                                                                   Computing HND Level 5                                  1 Year      Full Time                  Boston

                                                                                                                                                   IT and Software Apprenticeship Level 2                 1 Year      Attendance Varies          Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                               Apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                                   IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 Months   Attendance Varies          Boston or Spalding
                                                                                                                                                   Apprenticeship Level 3

                                                                                                                              FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE
Studying Computing at Boston College will put                   You will have access to the latest computing equipment,       “The Computing lecturers                                                                     CAREERS IN THIS
you at the forefront of computer technology,                    including computer labs, a gaming simulator, networking and   are outstanding; they offer
                                                                                                                              me a lot of support and treat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           INDUSTRY INCLUDE…
systems and software.                                           systems software and web design software.
                                                                                                                              me like an adult. When I first
                                                                We also offer CISCO, HNC and HND level computing courses,     started at the College, I didn’t
You will learn specialist knowledge and skills from lecturers                                                                                                                                                                Programmer
                                                                meaning all the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a        know anyone on my course
who have expertise and experience in the computing                                                                            but I found it really easy to
                                                                successful career in computing can be studied right here at                                                                                                  System Support Engineer
industry. The Computing courses are delivered using a                                                                         make friends.”
balance of practical and theory and include one-to-one          Boston College.                                                                                                                                              IT Technician
support, external industry visits, events and guest speakers.                                                                 Liam Lovett, 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Software Developer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Web Designer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Games Designer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         £27,437
                                                                                                                              FULL COURSE INFORMATION ONLINE                                                             IT Support Technician
   www.boston.ac.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                      average salary*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *The salary data shown is from the following regions:
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