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The Bournemouth & Poole College - your trusted training partner to improve business performance

Working with around 2,000 businesses across Dorset and the surrounding areas, we help to improve business performance and support businesses to grow.

Why we’re the right choice for workforce development

We have a proven track record of working with businesses of all sizes and from a variety of sectors, tailoring solutions to meet their needs. We quickly assess and understand our clients’ needs, and our specialist staff draw on their extensive industry knowledge to deliver immediate impact. We create flexible and innovative solutions which have helped thousands of businesses increase their sales, productivity and efficiency, and in turn reduce staff turnover.

It’s not just about training and Apprenticeships

We value the relationship we have with the business community, working collaboratively to enhance the economy within the region. Our close partnerships provide opportunities to get involved in a wide range of activities.

Curriculum development

We’re continually working with businesses to assess and update our curriculum, ensuring that our courses are relevant, current and meeting employer and market demand. As such, we welcome partnerships from a wide range of industries. You can be involved in a variety of ways including:

  • Employer advisory Boards
  • Guest speakers
  • Real life projects for students
Work placements

Experience in the workplace is a core part of our courses and provides an opportunity for students to hone their skills such as team-working, problem-solving and communication. Placements vary in length and can bring real benefits to businesses including fresh thinking, development opportunities, increased company profile and the opportunity to work with motivated young people.


Further Education is a vital sector which provides learners of all ages with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed. Ofsted is actively seeking to promote employer commitment and involvement in training. They have now introduced an online feedback forum Employer View, so that employers can give their views about their employees’ training providers.

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