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Nacro Boston Education Centre

Phone: 01205 359664
Location: The Haven, 2 South Square, Boston, PE21 6JU

About Nacro Boston Education Centre

We want you to be who you want to be. At Nacro Boston Education Centre, you can learn in a way that suits you. Our individualised courses provide hands-on vocational qualifications, giving you the skills and experience you need to develop your career.

Through our collaboration with industry, we ensure our courses are crafted to include the latest insight and knowledge, giving you that competitive edge in the job market.

Whether you want to gain the qualifications to proceed onto higher levels of study, or gain the skills to start your career, we will support you to identify your individual learning goal and you get on the path to success.

April and May Starts

If you wish to start your course in April or May 2024, please apply by calling our team on 01205 359 664

Courses at Boston


Business Level 2

If you are thinking about a job in retail, this course will help you get there. You will learn all about selling skills, customer service, working in a team and supervising & managing other staff.

What is a Get Set! course at Nacro Boston Education Centre?

Our Get Set! courses at Nacro Boston Education Centre accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.
Nacro Education study programme

Our courses are crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational courses in areas like animal care, childcare, sport, and health and social care at Nacro Boston Education Centre.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment related encounters to gain insights into the industries and career paths that are of interest to you.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a grade 4 or above.


What makes Nacro Education different?

We tailor our teaching to your individual needs. Our courses are taught by experienced, qualified teachers, in a safe, friendly environment for all learners. Small class sizes mean we can provide each learner with the time and attention they deserve to support them throughout their studies.

We also offer learners the opportunity to expand their skills in preparation for further or higher levels of study through enrichment activities as part of our Skills Ready provision. For those wanting to start their career early, our Work Ready provision puts work experience at the heart of programme delivery.

We are England’s largest independent training provider of education and skills to 16–18 year-olds and are rate Good by Ofsted.

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Subject at Nacro Boston Education Centre

From vocational courses, to apprenticeships and GCSEs, at Nacro Boston Education Centre we offer a range of subjects for you to study. These include:

  • Animal Care
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Sports
  • Work Ready
  • Maths & English GCSE

All our courses are designed with your learning experience in mind, ensuring you have the skills and confidence to go further and progress in your dream career.

Explore our full range of courses above.

Explore our full range of courses above. Once you have found a course, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to start your application.

You will be directed to our application system where you can apply to study at Nacro Boston Education Centre.

If you haven’t applied to us before, you will need to create an account by clicking ‘ Create an Account’ to register your details. You will then be able to complete your application.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email, which will include your details and course choice.

If you have any issues with creating an account, or completing your application, you can contact us:

Call: 0207 902 5425

Please note, we’re only able to accept applications via our application system.

Nacro really understood me, they were so helpful, so friendly, they treated me with respect, never looking down on me. My mental health started to improve. I just started to love going every week, it gave me something to look forward too. If I didn’t understand something, the tutors explained it. They never did it for me, they just changed the way they explained it, showed me the steps, but let me work it out for myself. I love it, it makes a real difference. They always have time for you.

Life at Nacro Boston Education Centre

We are proud of our education community. We want every student to maximise the opportunities and learning experiences available, broadening your skills – both personally and professionally. That’s why we have our Nacro Education Charter, outlining what we provide for you, and what we ask you to bring to our community. You can learn more about what to expect while studying at Nacro Education here.

At Nacro Boston Education Centre, we build strong, supportive relationships to help you feel safe, motivated and valued. We offer:

  • Places for local young people to achieve qualifications
  • Professional, experienced, and dedicated staff
  • Small class sizes
  • Face-to-face learning, feedback, and support for every learner
  • Career advice and enrichment activities
  • GCSE retakes and functional skills in English and Maths
  • Opportunity for work experience in your chosen industry
  • Financial support and resources to attend courses.

To learn more about learner life and services we have to offer, see our What to expect at Nacro Education information.

Working closely with the Boston community

We work within our community, establishing partnerships and helping bring the local area closer together. Because of our partnerships, every learner has the chance to take part in valuable work experience and engage with a number of localised businesses.

Shining a light on our courses

At Nacro Boston Education Centre, we offer additional courses to all of our learners, giving multiple opportunities to expand their CVs.

Boston Careers Fair

The Boston Career Fair is an event run by Department for Work and Pensions, and we have a partnership where our students are able to get involved in the management and operational side of the event.  Each year, over 50 employers attend, with students having the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the event. From planning, support set-up of stands, assisting attendees, to creating promotional materials. Providing a fantastic opportunity to develop your communication, leadership and project management skills.

National Careers Week

At Nacro Boston Education Centre we give you the opportunity to meet with local and national employers, in the industries you’re most interested in. As part of National Careers Week, we host internal events and arrange work experiences so you can discuss your career ambitions and goals with employers, and gain the employability skills to build your CV.

Employers we have worked with include: Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Nestle, Althaus, Poly Pipe, and Rachel France (Bio-Mechanics).

“Teachers support learners to produce work that not only meets but often exceeds their level of study.”

Ofsted inspection, June 2024

Find out more what makes Nacro Education a Good provider.
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Contact us

Nacro Boston Education Centre
The Haven
2 South Square
PE21 6JU

Phone: 01205 359 664