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Levels and Qualifications

Boston College offers a wide range of courses, from Entry Level up to Degree Level 6. The chart below shows you how different qualifications compare with one another, as well as the progression route you could take.

Entry Level

Entry level qualifications help develop skills, and increase knowledge along with confidence. There are no entry requirements for these courses.

Progress to: A range of courses at Level 1

  • GCSE Grades 3-1 (D-G)
  • Technical 1
  • BTEC Introductory Level
  • Real Skills for Work
  • Traineeships
  • Courses for the Unemployed

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

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Progress to: A range of courses at Level 3 or employment

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Progress to: A range of Higher Education courses at Level 4 or above (through Boston College or university) or employment

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Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 5 or above (through Boston College or University), including HNDs and Foundation Degrees.

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Progress to: A range of University Level courses at Level 6 (thought Boston College or university) including Degree Top-up.

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  • Bachelor's Degrees (BA or BSC)

Progress to: A range of courses at Level 7, such as Master's Degree, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas

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Important Info!


Course Information, Fees and Entry Requirements - Please check individual course pages for the most up-to-date information, fees and entry requirements. If you are a school leaver you may be asked for a school reference - please see individual course details for specific requirements.

Attendance Counts - You will be expected to have full attendance with a minimum requirement set at 93% to ensure you succeed on your course.

Study around your Commitments - Some courses involve just two to three days per week of College attendance, allowing you to fit your studies around your home life, part time job or children. Please see individual course details for up-to-date attendance information.

Course Uniforms - To order uniforms for the following course areas, Animal Care, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Electrical, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing and Uniformed Public Services, please visit the Hazelwood Clothing Company. To order uniforms and kit for Sport, please visit Kitlocker.

 

Need Some More Advice?


If you are unsure about which course is right for you, or which path to take, Boston College Careers Team is here to help. The Career Advisers offer FREE Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and are available before you come to college, whilst you are studying at college, and when you are ready to take the next step.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of the College's Careers Advisers, they are available by appointment at both our Boston and Spalding campuses, by calling the College's Information Line on 01205 313218 or email.

You can download our course guide

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