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A Levels

If you prefer academic study with the aim to progress on to university, Boston College's A Level courses are a great option. The College offers 11 different A Levels, based in the dedicated SIXTH building. The SIXTH provides more mature environment than school, and the A level courses will teach you to manage your own time and learning - preparing you effectively for university.

For full information on the A Level courses available at Boston College, please visit the 'A Level' course information page.

If you know the job or industry you'd like to work in, Boston College offers a wide range of vocational courses.

Vocational courses are very 'hands-on', so are perfect if you prefer practical learning. You will learn specific industry skills and experience to be ready for the world of work. You can also progress on to higher level study such as, HND, Foundation Degree or Degree, right here at Boston College or at university.

From Animal Studies to Business, Digital Technology to Engineering, Graphic Design to Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing - with many subject areas to choose from, with a variety of starting levels, you'll find a course to suit your career aims.

For a full list of the vocational course areas available at Boston College, please visit the 'Find a course' page.

Work, Earn, Learn

If you're keen to get out into the world of work, an apprenticeship with Boston College can provide you with an excellent mix of hands-on work experience, skills training, a wage and the opportunity to improve your English, Maths and IT skills, if required.

For more information on apprenticeships at Boston College, please visit the 'Apprenticeship' information page.

If you like the idea of an apprenticeship but would like to gain more experience first, then a Boston College traineeship could be a great starting point for you.

Designed to prepare you for the world of work, they are a great stepping stone between leaving school and applying for an apprenticeship.

For more information on traineeships at Boston College, please visit the 'Traineeships' information page.

The Difference Between School and Boston College

Boston College offers a different learning and social environment to school. During your time at College you will become more independent and confident, preparing you for that next step. The College asked current students what they thought the biggest differences between school and college were...

More responsbility on you for your learning

"We are given the responsibility of managing and planning our own time which prepares us for university'

You are treated like an adult

"The way you are treated as an individual and an adult makes me enjoy coming to college"

Realistic working environment

"We are training in a professional, real-life environment. The course definitely prepares you for a career within the industry"

Gain more than then qualifications

"I came to Boston College as I wanted more hands-on experience and the work placements really appealed to me"

Learn in specialised facilities

"We have a wide range of facilities available to us at the College as well as equipment that is available to rent"

Gain a clear direction

"We have a wide range of facilities available to us at the College as well as equipment that is available to rent"

New friends to make

"I was nervous but there are a variety of different people on my course and it's easy to make friends"

Industry trained staff

"The lecturers on my course have industry experience and are really passionate about their fields"

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