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, 05 April 2024

This is your final opportunity of the current academic year to visit our sites and view our amazing facilities, meet with expert tutors, and get information, career advice and guidance; whilst learning about a wide range of courses.

You can also apply directly on the day!

We offer a range of Full-Time and Part-Time courses, Apprenticeships, T Levels, Free online courses and Degree Level options. There is something for everyone! 

We are pleased to share that the Fulcrum Centre in Poole, will be open to display our Wood Trade courses.

Friday, 05 April 2024

Hundreds of students from schools and colleges across BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) area attended the Careers and Apprenticeships Show (CAS) on Thursday, 14th March 2024. The show is a two-year event held to help students with their career path choices for the future – in terms of their studies. Along with IMI Thompson Valves, Bournemouth and Poole College were a headline sponsor.