Key Stage 4

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Interested in studying Key Stage 4 courses at college?

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional GCSE or BTEC courses, we can help.

Performing arts studentsKey Stage 4

Key Stage 4 (KS4) at The Bournemouth & Poole College is designed to support students who may not be achieving their full potential in school, who are disengaged from main stream education, who are home educated, or for those who simply would like to get a head start on a professional and technical career.

Construction studentsWe work closely with schools, education providers and parents to ensure our students are supported in every way. Our students are treated like full-time college students, many of whom benefit from this ‘grown up’ environment and achieve great things with us.

We've been running Key Stage 4 at The College for over 15 years, and with great success. Working with local schools, learning centres and education providers we have increased the courses we offer year on year.

Download our Key Stage 4 brochure

Elective Home Educated Part-Time Programmes

We are also able to offer part-time study options for students who are in Year 10 or 11 and have been home schooled for a minimum of 6 months. Students can choose to come to college for up to 2 days a week and study:

  • Functional Skills (English and Mathematics)
  • Entry level courses with our Pre-Vocational Programmes such as Entry Level 3 Vocational Studies
  • Technical and professional courses up to Level 1 in:
    • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
    • Construction
    • Engineering
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Hospitality 
    • Media
    • Public Services and Sport

Please contact us for more information.

Important: We work closely with the local authorities for this programme which is designed for students who are still being educated at home - our courses are a supplement to home schooling, not a full-time study programme.