Boston College has a huge range of support services available to you, and your young person to ensure they receive the support they need to achieve their goals, and more importantly enjoy College life.
Learner Services Team
Boston College's Learner Services Team is a friendly network of support to help your young person get to where they want to be.
For full information on the Support Services available, please visit the 'Student Support' page.
Additional Learning Support
Boston College provides support to many students with a range of individual needs. Whether your young person requires personal care, one-to-one support in class, exam access arrangements or mentoring, the College has staff who will help them enjoy your time at the College and achieve their true potential.
There are several ways to identify the support learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) require. This may be through liaison with the Local Authority for those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or through attendance at their end of year school review.
For those learners without an EHCP who require academic/emotional support, please let the College know about any difficulties they may have on their application form, or discuss their support needs at their interview on enrolment day. There are also opportunities for learners or parents to self-refer at any point during the course.
Boston College is committed to meeting the SEND agenda, and works closely with Local Authorities to ensure the needs of young people with EHCPs are met.
Support for Care Leavers
Boston College recognises that young adults who are classed as care leaves may require additional support whilst undertaking programmes at College. Regular meetings are available with Learner Support Officers to discuss financial, personal or academic issues.
Support for 'Looked After Children'
The College aims to support children who are looked after through regular meetings with Learning Support Officers, offering financial support, liaison with external agencies and academic staff.
We have a designated contact for 'Looked After', who is available to meet before enrolling at the College for advice, information and discussion meetings. For more information on how Boston College supports 'Looked After Children', please read 'Looked After Learners at Boston College'
Health and Wellbeing
From time to time, we understand that students may find themselves under pressure or finding it difficult to cope. Whatever problems they may be having, Boston College's team of counsellors are on hand to help. Common reasons to visit counsellors include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues and relationship problems.
This FREE confidential service is available to all Boston College students.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Is your young person unsure in which direction to go? Boston College's Matrix accredited Careers Team are on hand to help them make the right choice. For more information on our Career Advisers, visit our 'Careers Advice and Guidance' page.
For more information on the facilities available to your young person at Boston College, including the library, where to eat at College, and how to get involved, visit the 'Student Life' page.