Higher Education Programmes

Two-year Foundation Degree Courses validated by leading universities


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Higher Education
Course Guide

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers an extensive range of Foundation Degree courses in association with leading universities and developed in partnership with businesses.

Our full-time Foundation Degree courses are highly rated by independent inspectors and have been validated by leading universities such as Bournemouth and AUB.

These two-year courses provide direct access to the final year of Bachelor Degrees across the UK and include personal tutorials and support for study skills.

Gaining a Foundation Degree allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and talents. Your future employer will be assured that you are qualified not only academically, but that you also have strong practical experience and abilities.

Entry requirements

International students with appropriate academic qualifications and UKVI IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 (depending on the programme) can enter our Foundation Degree programmes directly.

We accept a wide range of qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons, naric.org.uk

  • Foundation Degrees
  • Higher National Diplomas
  • ‘Top-Up’ Degrees
We offer a range of qualifications in the following subject areas:
  • 3D Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
  • The Business School
  • Computing
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Medical Science
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Performing Arts
  • Travel, Tourism and Events