We are the largest provider of Further Education & Apprenticeships in Dorset

Take control of your future career and join a College that will treat you like an adult and give you the support to succeed.

Study local and benefit from smaller class sizes, outstanding staff, excellent support and savings on university fees.

It's never too late to learn and gaining a qualification can help you update your skills and give you an edge.

Fire it up with an Apprenticeship and combine gaining a nationally recognised qualification, earning a wage with on-the-job training!

We understand that helping your son or daughter decide the future of their education is a big decision.

The Bournemouth & Poole College works with around 2,000 businesses at any time across the local area.

Our international students study alongside thousands of UK students, providing a mix of learning and culture.

Latest news

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Bournemouth & Poole College is proud to announce the opening of its first-ever Career Ready Hub facilities, which will provide essential guidance to students to prepare them for the future after course completion.

Friday, 08 October 2021

Freya Gabie, an accomplished artist who has had countless awards, exhibitions and prizes, is currently working on an artist-in-residence project between Poole and Stoke. This project, commissioned by Historic England, is a large participatory project called ‘All Fired Up!’ and focusses on the deep connection to the historic ceramic industries of both places.

Events

Tuesday, 9 November, 2021 - 16:00 to 20:00

At our Open Event, you can see our amazing facilities, meet expert tutors, get careers advice and find out about a wide range of courses. Whether you're just starting Year 11, an adult learner or interested in Higher Education, there's something for everyone! 

Spaces are limited, so we recommend completing your booking as soon as possible after it opens to avoid disappointment. Our customer service team will be happy to answer any queries you might have. Different courses are at each of our sites, so please make sure you check before you book. 

Wednesday, 9 February, 2022 - 16:00 to 20:00

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to combine gaining a nationally recognised qualification, earning a wage with on-the-job training, then an Apprenticeship could be for you! Essentially, it's a job with training and a qualification. So, you'll earn a wage, develop your skills, add to your CV and experience, plus take a step up the career ladder.

Tuesday, 8 March, 2022 - 16:00 to 20:00

March Open Event Open Event 2022 - Details TBC

Visit thecollege.co.uk/open for updates!

Thursday, 9 June, 2022 - 16:00 to 20:00

June Open Event Open Event 2022 - Details TBC

Visit thecollege.co.uk/open for updates!