Key Stage 4 and 5

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Interested in studying Key Stage 4/5 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 with great success. Working with local schools, learning centres and education providers we have increased the courses we offer year on year. From September 2017 we are extending our provision to offer Key Stage 5 courses to supplement BTEC courses available in the area.

New for 2017 - Key Stage 5 qualifications

We are able to offer professional and Technical qualifications to supplement 6th Form programmes from September 2017. These courses carry Department for Education league table points which will support applications for Higher Education. Courses are available in:

  • Engineering: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate
  • Construction: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
  • Hospitality: BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate
  • Travel and Tourism: BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate
  • Nursing and Health Care Support - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate

New for 2017 - Elective Home Educated Support

We are able to offer education for students who are in Year 9, 10 or 11 and have been home schooled for a minimum of 6 months. Students can choose to come to college for up to 3 days a week and study:

  • Functional Skills (English and maths), personal and social devleopment, citizenship
  • Level 1 technical and professional courses in:
    • Hairdressing
    • Beauty Therapy
    • Construction
    • Engineering
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Hospitality 

Please contact us for more information.

Important: We work closely with the local authorities for this course, but we do not meet the minimum number of guided learning hours required for home schooled students.