Adult Bite Size

If you would like to explore your interests, try something new or just want to meet new people and have fun Boston College offers a wide and varied range of Adult Bite Size courses.

Our Adult Bite Size courses are fun, practical non-accredited courses, which can run from a couple of hours during a single day to a few sessions over a number of weeks. The courses cost no more than £60, with some being FREE.

November 2021

During this course you will make a Cathedral window quilted table mat and a fabric wreath to your own design

For the first class you will need to bring 3 x 1/2 metre or 3 fat square fabrics in a Christmas design in a variety of colours as well as your own sewing machine, pins, and general sewing items.

Fabrics and designs for the wreath will be discussed in the first class.

The class is not suitable for complete beginners.

Attendance: This course will take you 6 sessions to complete. Starting on Monday 8th November 2021, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Boston College Spalding Campus.

Cost: £60

January 2022

This course has been designed specifically to develop your confidence and skills when using the most common computing packages used in the workplace. The course will give you an introduction into using the following Microsoft packages that include Word, Excel, Power Point and well as hints and tips on how to use email systems effectively including using the internet safely.

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 4 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 19th January 2022, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Boston College

Cost: FREE

This short Introduction to AAT course is being offered free, to see if this is the right course for you, before you sign up to the Level 2 Foundation certificate level 2.

The Level 2 foundation certificate in accounting will particularly suit those who have had minimal work but have at least a D grade or equivalent in Maths and English. This may include younger learners seeking finance-specific skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into or progress in their career, or students who would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

This qualification may interest those who are self-employed, working in practice or working in small/medium businesses who wish to further their career in finance.

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 4 sessions. Starting on Monday 24th January 2022, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Boston College.

Entry Requirements: You will need the equivalent of a Grade 3 (D) in GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 1 or ESOL Level 1 to access this course.

Cost: FREE

February 2022

The Introduction to Basic Bricklaying course will give you an introduction to the basics of bricklaying within the College's industry standard workshop. During the course you will cover tool use, mortar spreading, basic brick bonds, setting out and bricklaying.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 4 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 6:00pm - 8:30pm at Boston College.

Cost: £45.00

The Simple Plumbing Tasks course is suitable for anyone interested in gaining or developing their skills in basic plumbing. You will work in the College's large on-site workshop using industry tool to develop you knowledge in pipework, joining pipes both plastic and copper.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 4 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 6:00pm - 8:30pm at Boston College

Cost: £45.00

March 2022

During this course you will cover an introduction to the basics of PLCs by using our brand new equipment.

The course is an introduction to industry standard automation control techniques in the form of the programmable logic controller (PLC). PLCs are very durable, reliable, and modular devices that can run tasks repeatedly and precisely. They are found throughout the automotive, steel, chemical and energy industries with a variety of applications. On this course you will not only learn what a PLC is but also how to code, test and debug a Siemens PLC and delve into its applications to robotics and automation.

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 6 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 2nd March 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Employment and Skills Training

If you are aged 19 or over, have recently been made redundant or have been out of employment for some time, Boston College can offer you advice and support. Depending on your work situation, we offer a range of FREE courses to help you gain new skills, build your confidence and get you into employment. Visit our 'Employment and Skills Training' page for a full list of courses available. 

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Need some more advice?

If you are unsure about which course is right for you, Boston College Careers Advisers are here to help. The Career Advisers offer FREE impartial Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and are available before you start 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 the Boston and Spalding campuses, by either calling the College's Information Line on 01205 313218 or by email.

You can download our course guide