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Whether you are a teaching assistant and would like to progress, or you want to start teaching as a completely new career, our courses are designed to meet your specific needs and offer excellent progression route straight in to jobs, on to university or Higher Education right here at Boston College.

Many of the courses are tailored around the hours of a school day so you can gain your work experience in the day and study for your qualification in the evening.
The Teaching and Learning qualifications are delivered by a dedicated team who have all worked in a school environment.

This benefits you as a student as you get a real understanding of the skills and experience you’ll need to be successful.

98% of learners rate the quality of teaching and learning as good or excellent.
100% of students agree that teachers ensure all learners are treated fairly, equally and with respect.
96% of learners state feedback from teachers is helpful, telling them what they are doing well and what they need to improve.
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Teaching Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ on the right hand side to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Teaching.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
Students who study teaching at Boston College not only find that they succeed on their course but that they succeed after.

Recent calculations show that 83 of our students have secured roles as volunteers within a school and 11 have gained a teaching job.

“The course offers me everything I need to become a qualified TA (Teaching Assistant). I am enjoying it and gaining lots of knowledge along the way. My tutor is fantastic and offers support and guidance throughout.”

Case studies

Laura Appleyard, Melissa Franklin, Rebecca Metcalf and Bethany Morris

We all studied the Supporting Teaching and Learning in School Advanced Apprenticeship, and are now studying the Applied Studies (Learning Support) Foundation Degree. Read more...

Paul Raven

Boston College really did make me!

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


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