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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.

Location Key
B | Boston Campus (Rochford)
PPPC | Peter Paine Performance Centre
S | Spalding Campus
H | Horncastle Campus
HH | Haven High Academy
SL | Voluntary Centre Services, Sleaford

December 2022

This Technical Language for Accounting course is being offered free, to help with the terminology that you may come across on the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Technical Language for Level 2 Accounting will particularly suit those who have had no accounting experience and have no qualifications in Maths or English. It would also suit those learners who have English as a second language and need more support. This course would also suit those learners who have completed any of the Level 1 AAT courses and are looking to progress further with the AAT.

This qualification may interest those who are wishing to begin a self-employed career or are thinking about a career change into the business/finance field.

Attendance: This course will be running over 3 sessions at our Boston campus, starting on Thursday 15th of  December 2022 between 10:00am and 2:30pm.

Cost: Free

This First Aid Awareness course will give you the opportunity to refresh your current skills or learn new ones. The course will cover areas such as CPR and safe use of an AED, how to deal with a choking casualty, and recognition and help for other illnesses for example heart attacks and anaphylaxis etc.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Friday 9th December 2022 at our Boston Campus(Rochford)

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Thursday 8th December 2022 at our Spalding Campus

Cost: Free

January 2023

The beginners machine embroidery course is a six-week course where you will:

-Look at fabrics and stabilisers used for machine embroidery
-Build confidence using the hoop and movements
-Create a sample of a basic stitched outline picture
-Look at thread sketching with the machine
-Create wired 3D lace flowers
-Create a textured picture using the techniques learnt

Please note : there will be a £9 fee for this course to cover the cost of the material needed. This can be paid by card or cash at the first session. There are learner support funds available should you require assistance with these costs.

You will need to bring the following equipment and materials with you to the first session:

-Sewing machine
-20 or 25 cm wooden embroidery hoop
-Multiple no 11/75 machine embroidery needles
-General polyester sewing threads
-1 - 2 reels rayon thread
-Open toe/darning foot (depending on your machine)
-Scissors (embroidery scissors and larger ones)
-3 pieces of polyester organza fabric x 0.50cm in 3 different colours of your own choice (all other material will be included in the £9 fee)

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 6 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 4th January 2023 at our Spalding Campus

Cost: The material fee for this course is £9.00

This course is for those with some existing skills in dress making and following a pattern, or who have already completed our Beginners’ Dressmaking course.

In weeks 1-3, you will practice box and kick pleats, an inseam pocket and a godet as well as looking at different fitting issues and how to change a waistband to a faced waistband.

In weeks 4-6, you will make a up a skirt pattern of your choice (support will be available to help you choose) in provided calico fabric so that at the end of the course you are ready to make your new skirt yourself.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine, paper and fabric scissors, and thread, pins and any other general sewing items

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 5 sessions at our Spalding Campus. You can choose from one of the following start dates: 

Monday 9th January 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
OR
Wednesday 11th January 2023, 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Cost: Free

This short course will be delivered over two workshops and is aimed at the whole nursery Early Years setting and community.  The sessions will cover how settings can engage with parents and staff and take them on the Ofsted journey with them as well as how they are able to prepare for the Learning walk with their Ofsted inspector.

During the 2 workshops you will cover topics such as:

  • A guide to understanding the Ofsted framework and what that means to you as a parent
  • Why parent partnerships are important
  • What will Ofsted want from me as a Parent
  • How can I support my child to have the best start in their care and education

We hope to encourage all to share their experiences and support with ideas and thoughts of how to become Ofsted ready.

 Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 25th January 2023, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

This course aims to provide the learner with an awareness of how to support your child's development at home.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Monday 16th January 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

This non-accredited short course for adults is aimed at those interested in exploring the basic skills of counselling. You may be considering this as a career pathway or want to develop these skills for your current role. No prior qualifications or experience is required.

Attendance: This course will take you a total of 12 hours to complete over 6 sessions. Starting on Friday 6th January 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

This Introduction to the role of a Teaching Assistant course is aimed at those interested in a career in becoming a teaching assistant or learning support in an educational setting. You may be volunteering or starting to work in schools or even just considering this professional pathway.

Completion of this course will give you a deeper understanding of the role of a teaching assistant or learning support and will encourage you to consider what the role entails. You will have fun, hands on activities and it may help you progress to a career in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Attendance: This course will take you 5 hours to complete over 1 session. You can choose from one of the following start dates: 

Thursday 12th January 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm our Boston Campus (Rochford)
OR
Friday 13th January 2023, 9:30am - 3:00pm at our Spalding Campus

Cost: Free

This course will give you an overview of the condition and provide you with strategies so that you can give effective support.

Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours over 1 sessions on:

Thursday 19th January 2023 between 9:30am to 4:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Or

Wednesday 25th January 2023 between 09:30am to 04:30pm at our Horncastle Campus

Or

Friday 27th January 2023 between 09:30am to 4:30pm at our Spalding Campus

Our Basic IT Skills course is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment. During the Basic IT Skills course, you will study Basic IT including –

  • Word processing – producing documents
  • Saving and printing
  • E-mails including uploading documents
  • Internet – searching

You can then progress to study the IT Skills Accredited NOCN Units Level 1 course.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting on Monday 9th January 2023, at our Boston Campus(Rochford)

Or

Between 9:00am and 12:00pm, starting on Tuesday 10th January 2023 at our Spalding Campus

Or

Between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Tuesday 10th January 2023 at our Horncastle Campus

Cost: Free

During this course, we will examine the skills needed to grow and improve our emotional intelligence. We will study our emotions, what they are, how they can affect us and others around us. What triggers our reactions and how can we learn to manage our emotions better by learning to respond rather than react to different situations.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 9th January 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 10th January 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Cost: Free

The Confidence and Stress course will help you understand the impact and benefits of being confident and identify the factors that affect people’s confidence and self-esteem. The course will also show you what is stress to the individual and the possible causes of stress, and is the cause within our control?

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm starting on the 16th January 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 17th January 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

This course will introduce you to the basics of mindfulness and meditation; where does it originate from, what it is and how to do it.  We will also practice some basic mindful breathing techniques to help start your mindful practice.

This course will introduce you to different meditation and relaxation techniques that you can practise and develop into your own daily routine.  Mindfulness and Meditation has been scientifically proven to manage stress.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 31st January 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Cost: Free

February 2023

This course is ideal for beginners and will provide you with an introduction to the sewing machine, needles, and fabrics.
You will learn what the different stitches on the machine do and complete samples of hems, buttonholes, and seams. You will learn two types of zip placements and how to applique so that you can make your very own tote bag.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine, scissors (both for paper and fabric) pins, thread, and general sewing items. We will supply the fabric.

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 6 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm at our Spalding Campus

Cost: Free

This course aims to give the learner an understanding of how children and young people develop, and how to support their wellbeing from 0-19.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Friday 3rd February 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

This course will give you an introduction to the basics of bricklaying within the College's industry standard workshop. During this 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 Tuesday 21st February 2023, 6:00pm – 8:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

During this course you will cover an introduction to the basics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) by using our Solidworks software.

You will be based in our new Engineering facility in our designated CAD suite.

You will explore the basic functions and commands that will allow you to model and design something and take this all the way to be 3D printed, leaving with your own printed model at the end of the course.

This course is suitable for beginners and will give you a basic understanding of the component parts and processes within CAD.

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 6 sessions. Starting Tuesday 21st February 2023, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

For those new to Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems you will get hands on with our modern FESTO equipment, exploring how components work and the uses within the industry.

A great chance to upskill especially for those working in aviation, distribution, and heavy goods machines. understanding the theory and applications will enable you to build, fault diagnose and maintain a range of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Attendance: This course will take you 12 hours to complete over 6 sessions. Starting Tuesday 21st February 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

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

The course is an introduction to industry standard automation control technique 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 Tuesday 21st February 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

This course provides an introduction to wellness and wellbeing including essential nutrition, planning your food, stress management strategies and how wellness links to motivation and productivity in the workplace and in your personal life.

Attendance: This course will take you 3 hours to complete over 1 session. Starting on Wednesday 8th February 2023, 4:00pm – 7:00pm at our Peter Paine Performance Centre.

Cost: Free

This course is suitable for anyone interested in gaining or developing their skills in basic plumbing. You will be based in the College's large on-site workshop using tools of the industry to develop your knowledge in installing new taps, changing tap washers, installing a washing machine, and learning how to solder.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 4 sessions. Starting Tuesday 21st February 2023, 6:00pm – 8:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

This course will give you an overview of the condition and provide you with strategies so that you can give effective support.

Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours over 1 session on Monday 20th February 2023 between 09:30am to 04:30pm at our Spalding Campus.

Cost: Free

This short course will provide you with tips and skills to produce the perfect CV.

This course will cover a variety of topics including:

- Determine the purpose of a CV
- Identify what makes a good CV
- Identify the different sections of a CV
- Produce a draft copy of a CV
- Identify areas of your CV that can be adapted to suit different job roles

 

Attendance: You will attend College between 9:30am and 3:30 pm on Monday 6th February 2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

 

This First Aid Awareness course will give you the opportunity to refresh your current skills or learn new ones. The course will cover areas such as CPR and safe use of an AED, how to deal with a choking casualty, and recognition and help for other illnesses for example heart attacks and anaphylaxis etc.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday 7th February 2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

IT Skills is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment.
The course will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help you improve your computing and IT knowledge including:

  • Word Processing Level 1 – Using MS Word
  • Spreadsheets Level 1- Using MS Excel
  • Using the Internet Level 1 - Using Search Engines
  • Using Emails Level 1- Using Email platforms
  • Presentation Skills Level 1 – Using PowerPoint

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Monday 6th February 2023 at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Or

Between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday 14th February 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Cost: Free

Our Basic IT Skills course is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment. During the Basic IT Skills course, you will study Basic IT including –

  • Word processing – producing documents
  • Saving and printing
  • E-mails including uploading documents
  • Internet – searching

You can then progress to study the IT Skills Accredited NOCN Units Level 1 course.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting on Monday 20th February 2023, at our Boston Campus(Rochford)

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting on Tuesday 28th February 2023, at our Spalding Campus

This course looks at the role of a mental health first aider as a point of contact to support people who maybe struggling with their own Mental Health issues.  During the course we will look at the skills needed to actively listen without judgement, to give reassurance and encouragement for self-help and to know where to refer people who need professional support.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 20th February 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 21st February 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 6th  February  2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

The Confidence and Assertiveness course will help you understand the impact and benefits of being confident and identify the factors that affect people’s confidence and self-esteem.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm starting on the 7th  February 2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

March 2023

This course offers weekly fitness training with a football twist.  Come and join us for 2 hours a week of football related training with lots of drills and fitness boosting activities as well as play friendly football games.  The course is run outside, whatever the weather, so please dress appropriately and bring some water with you. It will be on the astroturf so please wear suitable footwear.

Attendance: This course will take you 16 hours to complete over 8 session. Starting Tuesday 7th March 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Haven High Academy

Cost: Free

This taster course will give you the basics in sports massage, from assessing a client, including an awareness of contraindications, to basic massage techniques. You will be taught by experts with strong acumen for working in the industry with guidance on how to become a qualified sports massage therapist and how to run your own successful business.

The session will also help and aid any sports performer to understand more about their muscular system and how to maximise performance and reduce injuries.

The course will look at opportunities to progress onto our highly successful Sports Massage qualification.

Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Thursday 2nd March 2023, 4:00pm - 7:00pm at our Peter Paine Performance Centre.

Cost: Free

This course will give you an overview of the condition and provide you with strategies so that you can give effective support.

Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours over 1 session on:

Thursday 9th March 2023, between 9:30am to 4:30pm, at our Boston Campus(Rochford)

Or

Thursday 16th March 2023 between 09:30am to 04:30pm at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

 

IT Skills is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment.
The course will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help you improve your computing and IT knowledge including:

  • Word Processing Level 1 – Using MS Word
  • Spreadsheets Level 1- Using MS Excel
  • Using the Internet Level 1 - Using Search Engines
  • Using Emails Level 1- Using Email platforms
  • Presentation Skills Level 1 – Using PowerPoint

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Monday 20th March  2023 at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

This First Aid Awareness course will give you the opportunity to refresh your current skills or learn new ones. The course will cover areas such as CPR and safe use of an AED, how to deal with a choking casualty, and recognition and help for other illnesses for example heart attacks and anaphylaxis etc.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm Thursday 30th March 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Or

 You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Friday  31st March 2023 at our Boston Campus.

Cost: Free

April 2023

IT Skills is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment.
The course will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help you improve your computing and IT knowledge including:

  • Word Processing Level 1 – Using MS Word
  • Spreadsheets Level 1- Using MS Excel
  • Using the Internet Level 1 - Using Search Engines
  • Using Emails Level 1- Using Email platforms
  • Presentation Skills Level 1 – Using PowerPoint

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023 at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

Our Basic IT Skills course is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment. During the Basic IT Skills course, you will study Basic IT including –

  • Word processing – producing documents
  • Saving and printing
  • E-mails including uploading documents
  • Internet – searching

You can then progress to study the IT Skills Accredited NOCN Units Level 1 course.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting on Monday 24th April 2023, at our Boston Campus(Rochford)

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting on Tuesday 24th April 2023, at our Spalding Campus.

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting on Tuesday 18th April 2023, at our Horncastle Campus

Cost: Free

This course will introduce you to the basics of mindfulness and meditation; where does it originate from, what it is and how to do it.  We will also practice some basic mindful breathing techniques to help start your mindful practice.

This course will introduce you to different meditation and relaxation techniques that you can practise and develop into your own daily routine.  Mindfulness and Meditation has been scientifically proven to manage stress.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 24th  April 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Cost: Free

During this course, we will examine the skills needed to grow and improve our emotional intelligence. We will study our emotions, what they are, how they can affect us and others around us. What triggers our reactions and how can we learn to manage our emotions better by learning to respond rather than react to different situations.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 17th April 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 18th  January 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Cost: Free

May 2023

This Introduction to the role of a Teaching Assistant course is aimed at those interested in a career in becoming a teaching assistant or learning support in an educational setting. You may be volunteering or starting to work in schools or even just considering this professional pathway. 

Completion of this course will give you a deeper understanding of the role of a teaching assistant or learning support and will encourage you to consider what the role entails. You will have fun, hands on activities and it may help you progress to a career in Supporting Teaching & Learning.

Attendance: This course will take you 5 hours to complete over 1 session. Starting on Friday 5th May 2023, 9:30am- 3:00pm at our Spalding Campus
OR
Monday 8th May 2023, 9:30am- 3:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

This course is designed for people of all abilities and ages (19+), who want to take part in the growing game of walking football.

This is about having fun and looking after your health, whilst taking part in a great game.

These will be coached sessions, including a warm up and cool down, ensuring your body is well looked after, but don’t worry there will be plenty of game time!

Attendance: This course will take you 16 hours to complete over 8 sessions. Starting on Tuesday 16th May 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Haven High Academy

Cost: Free

Designed to cater for the safety needs of women, this course is intended to empower women physically and psychologically with the necessary skills to protect themselves from potentially dangerous situations.

You will cover the following:

- Basic self-defence techniques
- How to diffuse potentially dangerous situations
- Know your legal rights and policies that protect you
- Gains lots of hands-on practice
- Develop your self-confidence

Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours to complete over 3 sessions. Starting on Tuesday 9th May 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at our Peter Paine Performance Centre.

Cost: Free

This course provides an introduction to wellness and wellbeing including essential nutrition, planning your food, stress management strategies and how wellness links to motivation and productivity in the workplace and in your personal life.

Attendance: This course will take you 3 hours to complete over 1 session. Starting on Wednesday 10th May 2023, 4:00pm – 7:00pm at our Peter Paine Performance Centre.

Cost: Free

The Developing Creative Play for Children course will explore the importance of creative play for children in their formative years as well looking at fun and effective activities that can provide and support the development of children’s imagination and creativity.

Completion of this course will give you a deeper understanding of the importance of creative play, inspire you to develop your own creative ambitions and how you can implement this in active learning opportunities you can encourage with your child. You could get messy, but you will have fun and it may help you progress to a career in Early Years or Supporting Teaching & Learning.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Monday 8th May 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

This course aims to provide the learner with an awareness of how to support your child's development at home.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Monday 15th May 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm. This course will be ran at our Horncastle Campus

Cost: Free

This course aims to give the learner an understanding of how children and young people develop, and how to support their wellbeing from 0-19.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 17th May 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm at our Horncastle Campus.

This short course will be delivered over two workshops and is aimed at the whole nursery Early Years setting and community.  The sessions will cover how settings can engage with parents and staff and take them on the Ofsted journey with them as well as how they are able to prepare for the Learning walk with their Ofsted inspector.

We hope to encourage all to share their experiences and support with ideas and thoughts of how to become Ofsted ready.

Attendance: This course will take you 6 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Wednesday 10th May 2023, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

How do you decide when the time is right to move into a care home, is this your only choice? How do I choose a care home, how do I know it's the right one? "I want to stay at home" Can you stay at home with some support? What are your wishes when nearing the end of your life - Advanced Care plans, Living Will, LPOA, Respect, DNACPR so many forms what are they for

This course will help you gain awareness of what services are available for yourself, a loved one or a friend when help is needed, it will develop your understanding of what services are available to support you. We will explain the jargon and ease the stress. Everyone has a choice, this course will give you the knowledge you need to ensure your choices are informed.

Attendance: This course will take you 3 hours to complete over one session on:

Tuesday 4th May 2023, 9:30am to 12:30pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Or

Thursday 11th May 2023, 9:30am – 12:30pm at our Horncastle Campus

Cost: Free

This First Aid Awareness course will give you the opportunity to refresh your current skills or learn new ones. The course will cover areas such as CPR and safe use of an AED, how to deal with a choking casualty, and recognition and help for other illnesses for example heart attacks and anaphylaxis etc.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday 16th May 2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

IT Skills is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment.
The course will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help you improve your computing and IT knowledge including:

  • Word Processing Level 1 – Using MS Word
  • Spreadsheets Level 1- Using MS Excel
  • Using the Internet Level 1 - Using Search Engines
  • Using Emails Level 1- Using Email platforms
  • Presentation Skills Level 1 – Using PowerPoint

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Monday 22nd May 2023 at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Cost: Free

Mental Health First Aid – Boston, Spalding & Horncastle

This course looks at the role of a mental health first aider as a point of contact to support people who maybe struggling with their own Mental Health issues.  During the course we will look at the skills needed to actively listen without judgement, to give reassurance and encouragement for self-help and to know where to refer people who need professional support.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 22nd May 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 30th May 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 15th May 2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost Free

This course will introduce you to the basics of mindfulness and meditation; where does it originate from, what it is and how to do it.  We will also practice some basic mindful breathing techniques to help start your mindful practice.

This course will introduce you to different meditation and relaxation techniques that you can practise and develop into your own daily routine.  Mindfulness and Meditation has been scientifically proven to manage stress.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on the 23rd  May 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Cost Free

The Confidence and Assertiveness course will help you understand the impact and benefits of being confident and identify the factors that affect people’s confidence and self-esteem.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm starting on the 16th May 2023 at our Horncastle Campus.

Cost: Free

June 2023

This course aims to give the learner an understanding of how children and young people develop, and how to support their wellbeing from 0-19.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Monday 19th June 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

This course aims to provide the learner with an awareness of how to support your child's development at home.

Attendance: This course will take you 10 hours to complete over 2 sessions. Starting on Monday 12th June 2023, 9:30am – 3:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford)

Cost: Free

How do you decide when the time is right to move into a care home, is this your only choice? How do I choose a care home, how do I know it's the right one? "I want to stay at home" Can you stay at home with some support? What are your wishes when nearing the end of your life - Advanced Care plans, Living Will, LPOA, Respect, DNACPR so many forms what are they for

This course will help you gain awareness of what services are available for yourself, a loved one or a friend when help is needed, it will develop your understanding of what services are available to support you. We will explain the jargon and ease the stress. Everyone has a choice, this course will give you the knowledge you need to ensure your choices are informed.

Attendance: This course will take you 3 hours to complete over one session on:

Tuesday 6th June 2023, 9:30am – 12:30pm at our Spalding Campus

Cost: Free

This Technical Language for Accounting course is being offered free, to help with the terminology that you may come across on the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Technical Language for Level 2 Accounting will particularly suit those who have had no accounting experience and have no qualifications in Maths or English. It would also suit those learners who have English as a second language and need more support. This course would also suit those learners who have completed any of the Level 1 AAT courses and are looking to progress further with the AAT.

This qualification may interest those who are wishing to begin a self-employed career or are thinking about a career change into the business/finance field.

Attendance: This course will be running over 3 sessions at our Boston campus, starting on Thursday 22nd of June 2023 between 10:00am and 2:30pm

 

Cost: Free

Our Basic IT Skills course is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment. During the Basic IT Skills course, you will study Basic IT including –

- Word processing – producing documents
- Saving and printing
- E-mails including uploading documents
- Internet – searching

You can then progress to study the IT Skills Accredited NOCN Units Level 1 course.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 1:30pm starting Monday 5th June 2023, at our Boston Campus

Cost: Free

IT Skills is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment.
The course will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help you improve your computing and IT knowledge including:

  • Word Processing Level 1 – Using MS Word
  • Spreadsheets Level 1- Using MS Excel
  • Using the Internet Level 1 - Using Search Engines
  • Using Emails Level 1- Using Email platforms
  • Presentation Skills Level 1 – Using PowerPoint

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Tuesday 6th June 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Cost: Free

This First Aid Awareness course will give you the opportunity to refresh your current skills or learn new ones. The course will cover areas such as CPR and safe use of an AED, how to deal with a choking casualty, and recognition and help for other illnesses for example heart attacks and anaphylaxis etc.

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Thursday 29th June 2023 at our Spalding Campus.

Or

You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Friday 30th June 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Cost: Free

The Confidence and Stress course will help you understand the impact and benefits of being confident and identify the factors that affect people’s confidence and self-esteem. The course will also show you what is stress to the individual and the possible causes of stress, and is the cause within our control?

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm starting on the 5th June 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

Cost: Free

July 2023

IT Skills is designed to cover the basics of IT, help build your confidence and develop your skills for employment.
The course will cover a variety of Level 1 IT Skills units to help you improve your computing and IT knowledge including:

  • Word Processing Level 1 – Using MS Word
  • Spreadsheets Level 1- Using MS Excel
  • Using the Internet Level 1 - Using Search Engines
  • Using Emails Level 1- Using Email platforms
  • Presentation Skills Level 1 – Using PowerPoint

Attendance: You will attend college between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Monday 10th July 2023 at our Boston Campus(Rochford).

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.

Adult Bite Size courses include Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Meditation and Understanding Confidence and Stress.


                     

Funded in Partnership with Lincolnshire County Council.


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.

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