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The Bournemouth & Poole College works with around 2,000 businesses at any time across Dorset and surrounding areas. Our customers come from a variety of business sectors and our employer service covers:

  • Building Services & Construction Trades
  • Business & Finance
  • Childcare
  • European Social Fund logoCustomer Service
  • Digital Marketing
  • Education and Teacher Training
  • Engineering
  • Estate Agency
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hairdressing & Beauty
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Management, Leadership & Team Leading
  • Marine
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail

...as well as English & Maths for the workplace.

"Your business may be entitled to a £1500 apprenticeship grant and claim for up to 5 apprentices"

We have achieved high levels of employer satisfaction over the past 3 years and have learned from our surveys what you need to develop the skills and knowledge to meet your changing business objectives. You want the right training delivered by experienced professionals, at the right time in the right place and you want value for money and a measurable business impact in return for your investment.

At Business Enterprise, our team of Skills Advisors make sure you have a clear point of contact, good information, timely response and excellent customer service throughout your experience with us.

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As the largest provider of professional and technical training in the area our courses and qualifications range from entry to degree level.

Our links with professional organisations and government agencies enable us to give you up to date information about skills and sector developments, grants and funding as well as signposting you to other experts. We're also the largest provider of Apprenticeship training in the area. Find out about our Apprenticeship Solutions and the benefits our service can bring to your business.

"Call us today on 01202 205500
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Our trainers have current industry experience and are specialists in their field, keeping up to date with the latest developments.

Our facilities reflect our professional and technical specialist areas and include Engineering; Marine; Motor Vehicle; Financial Services; Sustainable Technologies and Building Services workshops and equipment; Film and Photography studios; Jellicoe Theatre; Nurseries, Commercial Food Outlets; Hair and Beauty salons; Science Laboratories and a Digital Design Centre with state of the art motion capture, scanning, rapid-prototyping and CAD technologies.  Find out about our STEM Centre (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Care Innovation Centre. We have also recently opened an exclusive Cobham sponsored classroom, which will be used to teach Cobham apprentices.

Customised Training

Free consultation with a BE Skills Advisor to establish your business needs.

If there is not a suitable off-the-shelf product to meet your needs we will work with you to produce a tailored solution. This can be as simple as converting a standard course using your own business terminology, people and processes to a brand new course developed for you.

Business Impact

The College has helped hundreds of local businesses increase sales and profitability, productivity and efficiency, reduce staff turnover and make cost savings.

We have improved team working among employees and helped to multi-skill people to enable our customers to create a more adaptable workforce. Our surveys show that we have achieved over 95% positive impacts on the businesses we serve.

Ofsted - Your views count

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.

Working Together

It’s not just about training and Apprenticeships.

Businesses have engaged with us over the years in a variety of ways to everyone’s benefit. Our Business Sector Forums give us the opportunity to listen to employers who in turn help us shape and modernise our provision to improve the employability of our students. Local business partners are supporting our staff and students to provide work placements and professional updating opportunities, mock interviews, talks and tours and they provide real-life student projects.

Contact details

Phone: 01202 205500
Email: To find out more contact the BASE team