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

International Access to University

One year academic preparation for undergraduate entry to a UK university

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A Level Plus English

Study up to 4 subjects + English Language
2 year programme

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English Language Programmes

University of London International Foundation Programme

A challenging and inspiring programme
1 year full time 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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Two year Vocational Diploma programmes

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers a wide range of two-year Diploma courses at NQF Level 3 that develop the skills required for middle management positions.

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Access to Higher Education

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers an extensive range of Foundation Degrees in association with Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth and other partner universities.

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College News

International Students’ Day 2018

On Monday 19th November we celebrated International Student Day at the College! It was lovely to see students from so many different countries sharing and chatting about their different cultures …

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University Fair

The College hosted a University Fair on Tuesday 9th October when representatives from over 30 universities, such as the London School of Economics, King’s College London, and the University of Exeter, visited us for the day to discuss programmes available to International students …

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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