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

Friday, 15 January 2021

National Lockdown

Following the announcement of a national lockdown by the Prime Minister on 4th January 2021, all learning has now moved online for most students until at least February Half-Term. This means you should follow the Government’s stay at home guidance and should only attend college if:

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Latest GCSE results offer students chance to develop their careers.

Bournemouth & Poole College has announced its latest GCSE exam results in English and Maths, demonstrating success levels even higher than last year. 

Students joining the College in September with a GCSE grade 3 in English and Maths worked towards exam resits held in November, offering the opportunity to gain the standard pass grade 4 or above needed for future academic and career progression.


Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, 29 January, 2021 - 20:00

Our Voice, Our College Week (FE & HE)

More details to follow...

Monday, 8 February, 2021 - 08:00 to Sunday, 14 February, 2021 - 20:00

The date for the National Apprenticeship Week 2021 has now been confirmed! 8th - 14th February 2021.

We will be holding various activities and events during this week, details coming soon...

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 - 17:30 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.

Monday, 22 February, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, 26 February, 2021 - 20:00

Join the Students' Union for a week of volunteering and fundraising activities! 

For more information please visit www.studentfirst.org.uk.