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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.
Research shows that salary and job opportunities are greater for people with qualifications, especially in today's current economic climate.

We have over 100 courses for adults, from courses that take just 2 days a week to evening classes lasting just a few weeks.

 

COURSES

To view our range of courses, just click on courses above, select the areas that interest you and you'll see a section for 'Adults' in the course information to the right of each page.

 

WORRIED ABOUT STUDYING?

'How to succeed at Boston College as an Adult Learner'

 

ADULT NEWSLETTER

Find out all the latest news from Adult Learning with our latest newsletter:

Adult Newsletter February 2014.pdfAdult Newsletter - Issue 2.pdfAdult Newsletter - Issue 2.pdfAdult Newsletter - Issue 2.pdf

We offer a range of short courses that are ideal if you're looking to learn a new skill or occupy your time learning something new.

Most consist of attending College for a few hours 1 day per week for about 6 weeks. Typical courses include: Cooking, DIY, How to use Your Digital Camera, Creative Writing or Street Dance.

Different courses run at different times throughout the year. To find the bite-size courses that are currently running visit Courses and then the areas that interest you.
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.
Positive Steps to Employment is a FREE 6 week course to help you build your confidence and get you back into work.

> Running in Boston and Spalding
> 2 days per week
> Access to a dedicated support advisor 2 hours per week

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.

 

24+ Advanced Learning Loans Fact Sheet.pdf

 

24+ Advanced Learning Loans FAQ.pdf

​TELL US YOUR VIEWS ON BOSTON COLLEGE

 

We'd love to hear your feedback on which courses you would like to study, and what more we could do for the community.

 

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