Bournemouth campus

Welcome to

the Bournemouth & Poole College




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



How we have adapted to allow us to welcome students back

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


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

Develop the skills you need for your chosen career


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 organises 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.

The International Access to High Education Business course is a great course. It was particularly designed for students who want to study Business in the future. One thing that I really like is the course included Study Skills. It’s very helpful to improve my IELTS and get used to new learning methods. I am now studying Business Management at Cardiff University.

Huizhe Li, from China
Access to Higher Education – Business

It was my fervent wish to get out of the country, see the world, have a little bit of adventure, and see what opportunities lies behind all the islands that surround me. When I had the chance, I grabbed it straight away and booked my ticket to the UK.

Time flies, it was just July 2009 when I first stepped foot in this country. I can’t believe I’m almost finished with my 2 year course VRQ Level 2/3 in Professional Catering. It felt so recent when I just came, studied and moulded myself with the English Language and found a job as a Kitchen Porter in one of the hotels in Bournemouth. It all started from there.

Working in the kitchen influences a lot for me to take the decision in pursuing the course; I was in a dilemma whether to enrol or not to enrol for the course. My former Head Chef used to tell me, you must do something about it. I feel blessed and dignified for choosing Bournemouth and Poole College as my mentor. All my tutors have been very helpful and passionate with the knowledge they bestowed us. They did whatever they can, for us to fully appreciate the real essence of cooking and being an eminent chef. I can never thank them enough to have fully mould and educate me for what I have achieved.

In the end, I would like to encourage everyone not to give up with their dreams or never stop dreaming. As Gloria Steinem once said “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

Catherine Angeles, from the Philippines

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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