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, 01 March 2021

Important Update: Reopening College

Following the Government’s announcement earlier this week, we are delighted to confirm that the College will be reopening on Monday 8th March and we’ll be welcoming all students back to college from this date.

Monday, 01 March 2021

Josh Ross, a fourth year Marine Apprentice at Bournemouth & Poole College, has won the British Marine Electrical & Electronics Association’s (BMEEA) award for Electronic Technician of the Year.


Monday, 1 March, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, 5 March, 2021 - 20:00

National Careers Week will aim to support learners in their career planning, both by providing information on progression opportunities into higher education, and by enabling them to speak with local employers who will be able to give advice on potential careers and apprenticeships. With your support we can help as many students as possible to access this specialist guidance and give them an opportunity to fulfil their potential. 

Monday, 8 March, 2021 - 10:45

The Our Voice, Our College Conference is a prestigious annual event for all student representatives. This conference is designed for students to provide their insights on how The College can improve services to students.

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

Thursday, 25 March, 2021 - 08:00 to 20:00

During these dates we will be offering students the chance to gain support in finding volunteering activities that they care about or that support their course. We will be offering signposting throughout the whole year, working with our charity of the year and running environmentally-focused GREEN activities and various campaigns. 

Additional information to Follow...

Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 16:00 to 18:00

The Progression Day is to support students in making decisions about their future which could include doing an apprenticeship, going to university or studying higher education at the College

Please book onto the talk you would like your class to see. A link to the virtual talk will be sent to you 48 hours before the event. Please display the talk to your class using the screens/ smart boards in your classroom. There will be a Q & A session at the end of the presentation where you can type questions to the presenter via the messaging app on the zoom or teams application.