Welcome to The International College

THE COLLEGE

A top international centre for learning, teaching & student support

About The College

STUDENTS FROM OVER 40 COUNTRIES

Enjoying our friendly, cosmopolitan study environment

FOR NEW ARRIVALS

All you need to know to make the most of your time with us

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The Bournemouth and Poole College is one of the largest Further Education colleges in the UK, and one of the country’s leading centres of English Language learning.

Each year around 300 overseas students from many different backgrounds and over 40 different countries choose to study with us. 

We offer a wide range of professional and technical programmes which provide entry to university, membership of internationally recognised professional organisations, and preparation for the world of work.

Our students are taught by leading experts and supported by some of the best learning facilities in the country. They also study alongside thousands of UK students, providing an excellent opportunity to improve their English language skills and gain a good understanding of British life and culture.

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Programmes for International Students

English Language Programmes

English Language Programmes

Flexible English Language options
4-40 week study periods

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International Access to University with The Bournemouth and Poole College

International Access to University

One year academic preparation for undergraduate entry to a UK university

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A Level Plus English

Study up to 4 subjects + English Language
2 year programme

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English Language Programmes

University of London International Foundation Programme

A challenging and inspiring programme
1 year full time study

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Semester Abroad

Study alongside UK students on a wide range of academic, vocational and foundation degree programmes
1-2 terms study period

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Two year Vocational Diploma programmes

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers a wide range of two-year Diploma courses at NQF Level 3 that develop the skills required for middle management positions.

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Access to Higher Education

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers an extensive range of Foundation Degrees in association with Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth and other partner universities.

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College News

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International Newsletter Issue 4, July 2016

Download the Newsletter (pdf, 2.5Mb) Welcome to Issue 4 of our International Newsletter. In this issue we include details of the International Team’s overseas visits, changes to the UKVI/Tier 4 rules from the UK Home Office as well as updates on student news... read more
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Homestay Host Awards 2016

Congratulations to Ian and Cheryl Spencer who won The Homestay Host of the Year Award 2016. The couple were absolutely delighted and overwhelmed to have won the prestigious award, and it was presented at the above ceremony hosted by the Accommodation Team at the... read more

The Bournemouth and Poole College is definitely a good place to go for International students because The College not only offers a professional education, but also organizes a lot of activities especially for International students. In addition, Bournemouth is a wonderful town with beautiful beach and friendly people. After this course I’m going to University to continue my study in the UK.

Huizhe Li

from China, International Access to High Education - Business

Bournemouth campus

The Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth campus at Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ

Poole campus

The Bournemouth and Poole College, Poole campus at North Road, Poole BH14 OLS