About the service

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are currently supporting students remotely. We encourage you to participate and to stay in regular contact. The building is closed until further notice in line with the Government’s directive on schools and colleges.

Courses      What we offer      Successes      Partnerships

At Nacro Boston you can choose from a range of courses and learn in a way that suits you. You can carry on learning and we can help you to apply for a job.

Courses for 16-18s

Courses for adults 19+

What we offer

Nacro is a national education charity and England’s largest independent training provider to 16–18 year olds. Just like a college, we offer nationally recognised qualifications, including GCSEs and BTECs, which help you towards further learning, an apprenticeship or employment. Unlike a college, you can start anytime throughout the year.

At Nacro Boston, 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
  • Financial support and resources to attend courses

The lessons at Nacro are good because they're more relaxed and this has helped me learn more than I did at school. I like the fact we're offered enrichment activities every week. The staff are friendly and make you feel welcome.

If you’re aged 16+ you can choose to complete a work placement in an area you’re interested in.

Read about work placements

Read what young people say about Nacro education

Our successes

In 2018/2019, learners at Nacro Boston had a 99% pass rate.

Nacro promotes a caring and aspirational culture that helps learners to make good progress, achieve well and take positive next steps in their education and employment. Qualification achievement rates are very strong, 8 out of 10 qualifications were achieved in 2018/19, and substantially higher than sector averages.


Nacro is graded Ofsted Good

Our partnerships

We work closely with local employers and industry specialists to locate work placements so our learners can put theory into practice. We help employers enrich their workforce at the same time as helping our learners get invaluable work experience, for the long-term benefit of the community around us.

Boston Jobcentre and Nacro work together on a programme aimed at 16-19 year old students.

The applicants from Nacro are of a really high calibre: employers speak highly of the preparation they do and the way they present themselves at interview.

Nationally, over 95% of Nacro students have taken part in work experience. Combined with a reference from the employer and their qualifications, this makes our learners job-ready. We have partnerships with 160 employers across a broad range of sectors and recently were selected as a model of best practice by the Learning and Work Institute for our engagement work.

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The Haven, 2 South Square



PE21 6JU


01205 359 664