Poole Open Event

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The Bournemouth & Poole College North Road site in Poole

Explore Poole!

Speak to staff and students, get careers advice and find out what makes The College such a great place to learn

Student and tutor in engineering workshop at pooleYou won't recognise our Poole Site

With a refurbished Engineering and Motor facilities, a 136-seat Jellicoe Theatre, Digital Media suites with a digital green room and mac suites, state-of-the-art laboratories and a Forensic Science investigation room, plus an innovative Learning Resource Centre, a Care Innovation Centre, dedicated STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and a Marine Technology Centre, what are you waiting for? Come and explore!

See our North Road subjects
  • Access and Pre Access to Higher Education (Computing, Health Professions, Media, Music and Science
  • Adult English and Maths - Part-time
  • Applied Sciences – including Medical and Forensic Sciences (For A Levels please visit Lansdowne)
  • CGI
  • Childcare, Education, Health and Social Care (including Teacher Training)
  • Construction - Brickwork, Plastering, Painting, Decorating, Plumbing, Electrical and Wood Trades (inc. Boat Building).
  • Counselling 
  • Design and Creative Arts
  • Digital Media (for A Levels please visit Lansdowne)
  • Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (inc. Built Environment and Electronics)
  • Foundation Learning - Step Up to College, Skills Track and Route to Business, Leisure or Creative Studies. 
  • Marine Technology
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Music 
  • Performing Arts - We are hosting script work sessions at our Open Event, don't miss out and register now!
Get involved in activities on the night
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Have a go at our design, planning and sustainability activity or design a Proteus Circuit in Electronics.

  • Applied Science 

Have a go at flame testing and a non Newtonian fluid experiment.

  • Apprenticeships

Find out about Apprenticeships, career oppourtunities and where your future could lead

  • Childcare, Education, Health and Social Care

Try our safeguarding quiz, reduced sight glasses, spot the hazards, UV light test, matching activities and school acronyms.

  • Design and Creative Arts

Find out what you could be creating in the future, visit our gallery of work from our current students.

  • Digital and Computing (Access and HE)

Talk to our experienced lecturing team about the Access to Computing course and our Foundation degree in Computing.

  • Digital Media

Take part in example lessons using state-of-the-art software in our new Mac classrooms, as well as explore our professional Green Screen Film Studio.

  • Mechanical Engineering

Get hands on with our chocolate welding challenge!

  • Foundation Learning

Visit the SNAX café, training kitchens and College shop, all run by our students!

  • Marine Technology

Try your hand at docking a boat with our simulator and have a go with our navigational equipment!

  • Music

Have a look round our dedicated Music block and mix a track in our professional studio. You can also get the full experience and take part in our exciting Samba School running on the night. Don't miss out - book now!

  • Performing Arts

Lights, camera, action! Take a look around our theatre, dance studios, green room and backstage areas. 

Find out where to park and get directions
Directions and parking

Address: North Road, Poole, BH14 0LS
You'll find directions to our Poole site here.

The main car park at our North Road site is on the right when you get to the bottom of North Road - go up the slope (just before the bus stop) and through the raised barrier. Over flow parking (in the student car park) is available if you follow signs to the STEM Centre and drive past main reception (on your left hand side). There is also parking available via Danecourt Road. When you arrive please go straight to the canteen next to Main Reception. Disabled access is available from the Main Car Park or disabled parking bays are directly outside our Main Reception. 
When you arrive and FREE bus service
Please go to the Canteen (next to Main Reception) where you'll be given an Event Guide and shown where to go. If you want to visit more than one site we will also be running a free bus service.

Beat the queues on the night, book your ticket!