Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In Navigate Up
Boston College > Students > FREE Adult Courses

 FREE Adult Courses

Returning to learning as an adult has never been as easy. With a range of FREE courses at Boston College, you'll be able to gain new qualifications, update your skills or set yourself a new challenge in no time! ​

100% Funding for Adult Courses 

​The Adult Education Budget is enabling more eligible adults to access FULL funding for courses up to Level 2, to break down the barriers between learning and unaffordable course fees. 

You may qualify for FREE courses by meeting the following...

> Be aged 19 or older on the first day of the course
> Be either unemployed or earning less than £15,736.60 (annual gross salary) a year

For more information on the AEB funding eligibility or any additional funding opportunities, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218.​
FREE Level 3 Courses


The below courses are either fully or majority funded through the Career Learning Scheme, meaning you could gain a Level 3 qualification without paying a penny. 


To be able to qualify you must fulfil the following...

 > Be aged 19 or older on the first day o​f the course

> Be living in the UK for at least three years before before the course

> Be living in the UK on the first day of the course

> Already hold a Level 3 qualification

> Complete the course before, or at the latest, by 31st July 2019 (One year course)

Courses Available

 Full Time

​> Accounting Advanced Diploma Level 3*
Engineering 90 Credit Diploma Level 3
Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 3
Food and Beverage Service Supervision Diploma Level 3​ 
Health and Social Care 90 Credit Diploma Level 3
Networking and System Support 90 Credit Diploma Level 3*
Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3
Professional Cookery Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma Level 3
Software Development 90 Credit Diploma Level 3*
Travel and Tourism Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Part Time

Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 3*​

Management and Leadership Diploma Level 5*

*These courses are only partly funded and additional course fees will be incurred. However, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund these additional costs. For more information, please visit our ‘Financial Assistance’ or call our Information Line on 01205 313218.​​