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 Adult Learners

Whatever stage you’re at in life, there are always opportunities to gain new qualifications, update your skills or set yourself a new challenge.
We offer a range of courses, both daytime and evening, available across our College sites which are under 16 hours a week. We also offer a range of qualification courses to help you get back into learning particularly if you are looking to go on to Higher Education and because we know that this is hard, there is lots of support available at College to help you succeed. 
In this rapidly changing world, it is important to keep updating your skills and knowledge. Research shows that salary and job opportunities are greater for people with qualifications. If you are out of work, or facing redundancy, our specialist Employability Support team can help you find your way back to employment through their Positive Steps Programmes.
We can help you improve your existing skills and learn new ones whether it’s to get on at work, help with the kids, or just for your own enjoyment.  
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'How to succeed at Boston College as an Adult Learner'


Adult Bite-size courses provide you with an introduction to a new skill, whilst meeting new people and having fun!

To find out which Adult Bite-Size course we are currently running, click a course area above, and then select 'Bite-Size'
We can help you

If you are unsure about what to do next or losing confidence in your abilities, the Boston College Employability Support Team can help you get back to work.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and tutors with extensive experience of working with the unemployed ranging from those that have recently been made redundant to supporting those that have been unemployed for longer periods of time.

Please call or email to book a session to discuss your options.
The Positive Steps courses are FREE courses to help you build your confidence and get you back into work.

There are 4 Positive Steps courses you can choose from

- Positive Steps to Employment 19+
- Positive Steps to Employment ICT 19+
- Positive Steps to Adult Social Care 19+
- Positive Steps to Hospitality 19+
BRAND NEW Adult Bite-Size Courses
Click here to download our 2016 Adult Bite Size leaflet which lists what’s available this year.


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Adult Loans - 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you're aged 24 or over and thinking about starting a College course after 1st August 2013 you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with your tuition fees.
Most learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government.
It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.
For more information check out the documents below, but if you would prefer to speak  to someone, there is a dedicated team available at Boston College to help you. Just call our Information Line on 01205 313218.

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New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


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