Student Support

The Safeguarding Team

Boston College have a designated team to help with any concerns you might have about your own or someone else's safety in regards to bullying, harassment, abuse or neglect.

You can find out more about safeguarding in the 'Safeguarding Learners Policy'.

If you would like to speak to a member of the 'Safeguarding Team', please call 01205 365701 and ask for 'Safeguarding'

The College's Learner Involvement Coordinator gives you a say through the Learner Voice, as well as arranging activities and events across the College for BC Student Union.

Learner Support Officers can work with you on any personal difficulties, issues or barriers which are preventing you from achieving your goals and finding a positive way forward.

If you are unsure in which direction to go, Boston College's Matrix accredited Careers Team are on hand to help you make the right choice for you. The Career Advisers offer FREE Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) available before you start college,whilst you are studying at college and when you are ready to take your next steps.

Find out more information on the 'Careers Advice and Guidance' page.

The Attendance Monitor checks attendance and absence; they are here to help you succeed and refer you to help and advice if you are having issues attending college. If you have appointments such as the dentist, we ask that these be made outside of your college timetable where possible.

If you can not attend College, you must inform the College by using one of the following methods:

Email - absent@boston.ac.uk
Text - 60081 start your message with “BCABSENT” (texts cost 1 std msg)
Call - 01205 365701 select option 2 and leave a voice message

What information do I need to provide about my absence?

Full name
Learner ID number
Course or Tutor
Specific reason for absence

Please do not use phrases such as “feeling unwell”, “ill(ness)”, or “sick(ness)”, instead give as much information on your symptoms as possible.

If you think that you or a member of your household have symptoms that are related to COVID-19 then you must tell us.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms then you must not come into College and must isolate at home for 10 days, only returning to College if you have been fever-free for 48 hours and feel well. You must get a test to help protect others at the College. 

Regardless of your age there may be financial support that you can apply for to help you with additional costs incurred in coming to college.

Visit our 'Financial Assistance' page for further information and application forms.

Offering a safe and confidential service, the College Counsellors are available for you to talk about any personal or mental health issues you may have.

Mental Health Support Team

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) are a service designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in selected education settings across Lincolnshire.

Boston College's Information Officers have all the information you need on courses and services available throughout the College should you need it.

The College's Inclusive Learning Team provides support to many students with a range of individual needs. Whether you require personal care, one to one support in class, exam access arrangements or mentoring, we have staff to help you enjoy your time at college and achieve your true potential.

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