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, 23 May 2022

Bournemouth & Poole College are proud to share that six of their apprentices were finalists for Dorset Apprenticeship Awards, and one, Cameron Hearn, was named Advanced Apprentice of the Year! 

At a celebratory awards lunch, awards were presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset on behalf of Her Majesty at Superior Seals Training Academy in Ferndown. 

Monday, 16 May 2022

Bournemouth & Poole College are proud to share some fantastic achievements of their Level 2 Hair Professional Apprentices. 
The current apprentices are all working with salons in the area surrounding Bournemouth & Poole, and have excelled in their studies, even throughout the pandemic. The College are pleased to share that every apprentice that completed their program have gone on to pass their challenging six-hour practical exam with City & Guilds. Astoundingly, half of these have earned a Distinction! 


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

June Open Event Open 2022

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 at school, an adult learner or interested in Higher Education, there's something for everyone! 

This time round we have a summer vibe ready for you with student performances, street food, and lots of exciting activities. Why not grab a bite to eat, chat with our tutors or get exam advice with Dorset Mind.

Visit thecollege.co.uk/open for updates!