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, 09 April 2021

Important Update: returning for the summer term

As the Government begins to implement its COVID-19 roadmap, we all have a part to play and our individual actions continue to be extremely important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Thursday, 08 April 2021

Bournemouth & Poole College has been chosen to receive investment from the government’s £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformation Fund.

The College's Lansdowne and North Road sites have been identified as one of 16 other colleges across the country to receive government funding. The grant will be used to transform the College’s facilities into modern, fit-for-purpose spaces that meet the needs of students and the local community.


Monday, 26 April, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, 30 April, 2021 - 20:00

Our Voice, Our College Week (FE & HE)

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Thursday, 13 May, 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.

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Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, 18 June, 2021 - 20:00

Festival of Learning (Adult Learner Week)

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Thursday, 17 June, 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.