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

Monday, 22 November 2021

Bournemouth & Poole College is excited to announce the launch of BPCCREATE – the new face of creative evening and weekend courses at Bournemouth & Poole College. 

BPCCREATE already has new and successful evening and weekend courses running at The College and high ambitions for new ones covering all areas of the Creative Industries. 

Friday, 05 November 2021

We managed to borrow Rimshah, the SU President at Bournemouth & Poole College, for a few quick questions inbetween her busy schedule of studying and working with the Student Union. 

What made you decide to run for SU President?
I was previously VP Student Voice and enjoyed being actively involved with The College and BPCSU. This role is an opportunity for me to broaden my experience through working with different people for a range of causes.


Thursday, 9 December, 2021 - 16:00 to 19:00

Our Renew team and our Level 1, 2 and 3 students are getting in the Christmas spirit and are organising this unmissable Christmas Fair. This event is open to all.
You can get your ticket from Renew Salons reception! Only £10 

This includes two treatments (see list below) and lots of delicious refreshments. You'll be able to take part in raffles, stands and much more! 

Treatment list
- Handscrub, mask, polish 
- Skincare & make-up
- Shampoo and Blowdry
- Gents haircut 

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

Are you ready for the world of work? As the largest provider of Apprenticeships in the area, we work in partnership with over 2,000 businesses across Dorset and the surrounding area. We have over 30 different Apprenticeships and 98% of our apprentices gain employment, or stay with their Apprenticeship employer as a permanent employee!

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!