the Bournemouth & Poole College
UK Study Programmes for International Students
A top international centre for learning, teaching & student support
The Local Area
A friendly coastal resort famous for its hospitality, entertainment & beautiful beaches
Our latest International Course Guide
An outstanding place to study
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 200 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.
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
IELTS Preparation Course
On campus, 6 or 9 hours/week intensive focus on language skills
Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies
Art & Design
UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma
One year on-campus in Poole
Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation
6 weeks, 36 hours total
Plus independent study
Air Cabin Crew & Ground Operations
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
6 months on-campus course
Short Study Programmes, alongside local students on a wide range of level 3 courses, 1 or 1½ terms study period
Study with UK and EU/EEA students, develop skills for your chosen career
Latest College News
Bournemouth & Poole College are proud to announce that their new Ofsted report has been published, revealing a rating of ‘Good’ across all aspects of its inspection ...
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Sayles as our new Principal and Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 2022, following Diane Grannell's retirement ...
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!
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.
I loved everything since I started 10 months ago. The teachers have been excellent, welcoming and friendly. The classes were well balanced with lots of opportunities to talk as well as study grammar. Teachers were good listeners and they tailored my course. My host family has also been really good, they really make me feel like at home. A very supportive host mother and host father. I had a couple of other students in the house who were British so I improved my speaking a lot!
The Bournemouth and Poole College is a very good place to learn English. I chose Bournemouth because I knew I would get a real British experience and also because there is a moderate accent. When I finish I will come back to South Korea continuing in my current job but hoping I will move to an English speaking position so I can use all I have learnt here.
My experience at The Bournemouth and Poole College could not be better.
Campuses at Bournemouth and at Poole
In Dorset, on the beautiful south coast of England