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A top international centre for learning, teaching & student support

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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 Courses
Online & On-campus options

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International Access to University with The Bournemouth and Poole College

International Access to University

8 months online academic preparation for undergraduate entry to a UK university

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English Language Programmes

University of London International Foundation Programme

A challenging, prestigious short-term online study programme

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Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

4 weeks, 22 hours total online
Plus independent study

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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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Air Cabin Crew & Ground Operations

City & Guild Level 2 Diploma
6 month on-campus course

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College News

Brazilian Carnival 2020

Brazilian Carnival 2020

The Carnival spirit landed at BPC on 25th February 2020! The College gave rhythm to the sound of samba, while its multi-cultural guests got their taste …

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All teachers were professional and very good at their job because they like teaching. As always they are very patient and never say ‘never’! Because of their positive motivation I can understand how many steps I jumped up. If I have a great IELTS result my plan will be to apply for PhD in my country and the topic will be Human Rights Studies.

Quite frankly I have not any bad memories from the British and other nationalities such as discrimination or any prejudice. Mostly people are open minded and very warm for foreigners. I am sure I will really miss respectful and smiling faces.

Zafer Kurtar

from Turkey, studied General English

All four courses on this programme are challenging, even Pure Maths is not as easy as I thought as I had taken A Level Maths and Further Maths, so they all require us to have high self-discipline. I chose to take Social Psychology, it is an interesting subject which teaches you a lot about building relationships with others and encouraging others in the real life, to be honest, this course really impressed me a lot … I would say that this programme is such a good choice for many international students who want to go to uni in the UK.

Yang Yang

from China, studied UoL International Foundation Programme

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