Welcome to The International College


A top international centre for learning, teaching & student support

About The College


Enjoying our friendly, cosmopolitan study environment


All you need to know to make the most of your time with us

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The Bournemouth and Poole College is one of the largest Further Education colleges in the UK, and one of the country’s leading centres of English Language learning.

Each year around 300 overseas students from many different backgrounds and over 40 different countries choose to study with us. 

We offer a wide range of professional and technical programmes which provide entry to university, membership of internationally recognised professional organisations, and preparation for the world of work.

Our students are taught by leading experts and supported by some of the best learning facilities in the country. They also study alongside thousands of UK students, providing an excellent opportunity to improve their English language skills and gain a good understanding of British life and culture.

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Programmes for International Students


English Language Programmes

English Language Programmes

Flexible English Language options
4-40 week study periods

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Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

Online & in the workplace
4 weeks, 10 hours per week

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International Access to University with The Bournemouth and Poole College

Accelerated International Access to University

6 months academic preparation for undergraduate entry to a UK university

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Air Cabin Crew & Ground Operations

City & Guild Level 2 Diploma
6 month course

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English Language Programmes

University of London International Foundation Programme

A challenging, prestigious short-term study programme

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Semester Abroad

Study alongside UK students on a wide range of programmes
1-2 terms study period

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College News

OET Preparation for Nurses

We have just completed our OET Preparation for Nurses programme at The College and would like to wish the students every luck with their Examination …

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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to all our Chinese students! We hope you have a fantastic Year of the Pig! And a big thank you to the student that helped create the posters for this special celebration.

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Fifth DUOC UC group choose The College!

The College has just hosted 20 students together with a group leader from DUOC UC in Chile, the fifth group to have studied at The College from this institution. The group spent three weeks studying Intensive English and enjoyed weekend trips …

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The Bournemouth and Poole College is definitely a good place to go for International students because The College not only offers a professional education, but also organizes a lot of activities especially for International students. In addition, Bournemouth is a wonderful town with beautiful beach and friendly people. After this course I’m going to University to continue my study in the UK.

Huizhe Li

from China, International Access to High Education - Business

Bournemouth campus

The Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth campus at Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ

Poole campus

The Bournemouth and Poole College, Poole campus at North Road, Poole BH14 OLS