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, 17 January 2022

Our City and Guilds L2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism Class have recently completed the thirty hours for their Work Experience. A great number of our students have been completing their studies with our fantastic employers around Bournemouth. These include:

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Bournemouth & Poole College are offering adults in Dorset the chance to upskill or re-train through government funded Train4Tomorrow skills bootcamps, which are designed to meet regional skills gaps in digital and technical sectors.

As part of the Train4Tomorrow programme, ten training providers across the South West, including Bournemouth & Poole College, are offering adults access to 12-16 week intensive training courses to help them to boost existing skills or retrain for free.


Wednesday, 9 February, 2022 - 16:00 to 20:00

Are you ready for the world of work? As the largest provider of Apprenticeships in the area, we work in partnership with over 2,000 businesses across Dorset and the surrounding area. We have over 30 different Apprenticeships and 98% of our apprentices gain employment, or stay with their Apprenticeship employer as a permanent employee!

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

March Open Event Open Event 2022 - Details TBC

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

June Open Event Open Event 2022 - Details TBC

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