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the Bournemouth & Poole College


UK Study Programmes for International Students


The College

A top international centre for learning, teaching & student support


The Local Area

A friendly coastal resort famous for its hospitality, entertainment & beautiful beaches



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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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A great choice of courses


English Language Programme Options

Flexible EFL Courses
Study online or on campus


International Access to University

A one year academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry to a UK university


University of London International Foundation Programme

A challenging one year pre-university programme of study


IELTS Preparation Course

On campus or online, 6-12 hours/week intensive focus on language skills


Pathway: Business

Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies


Art & Design

UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma
One year on-campus in Poole


Air Cabin Crew & Ground Operations

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
6 months on-campus course


Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation

6 weeks, 36 hours total
Plus independent study


Semester Abroad

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


Vocational Programmes

Fully integrate with UK and EU/EEA students
Develop the skills you need for your chosen career

Latest College News

Student Stories

{I enjoyed my course because it gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams. I loved spending time studying in the UK because it really helped me understand the culture of the country. I loved living in Bournemouth as everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed meeting new people and understanding their culture. I also had a very good experience staying in my home stay. I am extremely happy with my teachers and the staff in The College. They were always so helpful and supportive. I’d like to thank them for their support during my course. I participated in some international events the college hosted. They were very interesting and helped me meet different students from a variety of countries. I will return to India, after I finish my Diploma in International Cabin Crew, and I aim to apply to international airlines. I want to say a big thank you to everyone!
Nimisha Puthussery Manuel, from India
{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
{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.

Campuses at Bournemouth and at Poole

In Dorset, on the beautiful south coast of England

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