Online and On Campus Accounting Courses
Boston College offers award-winning blended learning courses in partnership with Mindful Education, providing the perfect combination of online learning alongside regular lessons at College.
The flexible 'Online and On Campus' part time professional courses offers the best of both worlds, requiring less time in college than traditional classroom-only courses, while providing all the benefits of being part of a group that meets regularly with a college tutor. Meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study!
As well as part time courses, the College have worked in partnership with Mindful Education to create a suite of flexible apprenticeships that combine online learning with face-to-face classroom sessions. Our Online and On Campus apprenticeships have been designed with employers in mind - requiring less time in college than traditional delivery models and minimising disruption in the workplace.
Online and On Campus – the best of both worlds
PART TIME COURSES
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts for around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend between 3 and 6 hours studying independently online each week (depending on your level of study).
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Online, video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from a phone, tablet or computer. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Online study means that apprentices do not need to attend college as frequently as with traditional delivery models.
On campus, apprentices benefit from regular college classes. Experienced college tutors will discuss and reinforce key learning points from online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Time out of the workplace is reduced thanks to the online learning materials.
Blended learning means I can have a good work-life-family balance. If I didn’t study in this way, then I wouldn’t be able to do my qualifications.
Faye McPhillips, Online and On Campus Student
Mindful Education’s accounting apprenticeship has been great for our business. The online learning element means our apprentice is able to log on at any time to study, the analytics allow us to easily track and report on the 20% off-the-job requirement.
Gabriella Labrum, HR Advisor, Tulip Ltd.
There is a range of funding and loans available to help you cover the cost of your study:
Level 2 – These courses can be part-funded, significantly reducing the cost.
Level 3 – Accounting courses are fully funded for eligible learners (those without a full Level 3 qualification or who are earning less than the national living wage)
Level 3 and Level 4 - Advanced Learner Loans are available and you will not have to pay anything back until you're earning over £26,575 a year.
For more information, visit our Financial Assistance page or speak to a member of our Learner Services Team.
The Apprenticeship Levy - Employers with an annual wage bill of over £3million are required to pay the levy at 0.5% each month. Your levy fund, plus additional government funding, can then be accessed for training and assessment on approved apprenticeship schemes.
Managing the 20% Off-the-job Training Requirement - All apprenticeships, regardless of how they are funded, require the apprentice to spend a minimum of 20% of their apprenticeship on training - but this does not have to mean that apprentices spend one day in every five out of the workplace. The Online and On Campus apprenticeship model provides greater flexibility as apprentices can log in to study during quiet periods at work. All activity is recorded and counts towards the 20% off-the-job requirement.