A Parent’s Guide to…

Boston College

The 'A Guide for Parents' provides you with information about the College which will support your young person whilst they are here.

The handbooks include information on the learning experience, disciplinary procedures, personal property, and health and safety.

British Values

Boston College actively promotes British Values. These core values of British society allow students to have a voice and express opinions. They also act as a reminder that we are free to disagree with the opinions and views of others.

The British Values that are embedded into the College are:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Safeguarding and Prevent

Boston College places the highest priority on the safety and well being of learners, and is committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, welcoming and safe working environment for all learners. This includes learning taking place off College premises.

The Government's strategy to stop people becoming involved in violent extremism or supporting terrorism in all its forms is called 'Prevent'

As a college, we also have specific 'Prevent' duties. Prevent is part of the government's counter-terrorism strategy and helps support and protect those learners that might be vulnerable to radicalisation.

For more information on the College's Prevent duties and safeguarding, please read our 'A Guide for Parents Extremism and Radicalisation' and 'Safeguarding Policy'. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team, please call 01205 365701 or email

Careers Events and Programme

The Careers Team regularly organise events throughout the year, such as university visits, Higher Education fairs, talks and external visitor stands. The College also promotes the National Career Service, National Careers Week and regularly invites guest speakers on a variety of career-related topics.

The College also has a yearly Career Programme, which will let you know when and which career services are being offer during the year, as well as Next Steps, delivered as part of the Making a Difference curriculum tutorial all about potential career pathways and next steps.

You can download our course guide