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

Thursday, 29 July 2021

After a long and arduous recruitment process, Bournemouth & Poole College is pleased to announce the appointment of Woody as The College’s first Caring Canine.

Woody, aged almost 3, has been put through rigorous training ready to start his new job. His role will be based across both the Lansdowne and North Road sites, where he will spend his working days walking around the sites, meeting students and staff and providing care to those who need support throughout their time at college.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

The Bournemouth & Poole College is located in the heart of a continually growing digital economy. In response to continued calls from the industry, The College are pleased to announce the launch of two new Level 3 apprenticeship offerings.

Skilled workers in the digital industries are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Due to the strong demand and the limited supply of qualified people in the area, a career in the sector will usually have strong future prospects and offer continuous development opportunities.


Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 10:00 to Friday, 13 August, 2021 - 13:00

If you've got your results and need to speak to us about what you're doing next, we're open on 12th August (10am - 4pm) and 13th August (10am - 1pm) at both our Lansdowne, Bournemouth and North Road, Poole sites. Our careers advice team will be available, and you'll be able to speak to curriculum areas and our apprenticeship teams to help you make informed decisions about your next steps.

Once you've made your decision, you can complete your application/ enrolment online or in person at the event. 

Wednesday, 22 September, 2021 - 16:00 to 20:00

September Open Event 2021 - Details TBC

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

November Open Event 2021 - Details TBC

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

March Open Event Open Event 2022 - Details TBC

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