English Language tuition, The Bournemouth and Poole College

Term Abroad

Short Course Study alongside UK Students

The Term Abroad programme has been developed to provide International students with a short full-time vocational or academic course. 

Venue: Bournemouth or Poole, depending on the programme chosen

Duration: Full-time, one term, or one and a half terms

Timetable: Lessons are spread between Monday-Friday, 9am -5pm

Course dates 1 term: September-December; January-April

Course dates 1½ terms: September-February; January-June

Course level: NQF Level 3


The main focus of a short course is to study in English in a UK College alongside local students for a short level 3 programme of either one term or a term and a half, with English Language classes. Students can experience academic study and develop understanding of the specific subject area as well as their English language.

All students will have the support of a personal tutor to guide them through their studies at The College and help with necessary paperwork to validate their reports.

Entry requirements

A Secondary School Report with good grades. Academic IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

Students will need to be 16 years plus for entry to NQF Level 3 programmes.

Level 3

Vocational equivalent full-time programmes; subject areas are listed below; full details can be found at www.thecollege.co.uk/what-to-study/curriculum-areas 

Subject areas include:

  • Art and Design
  • Business School
  • Construction
  • Digital Media and Esports
  • Digital, Computing and IT
  • Engineering, Electronics, Marine and Motor
  • Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up
  • Health, Care and Education
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism

Benefits of the course

Z A great way to prepare for a level 3 course
Z Allows students to develop their skills within a specialism
Z Develop language skills in the real life context of academic stud


Please see the Tuition Fees and Term Dates section of this website.

Visa requirements

Short student visitor visa up to 6 months; please see the UK Visas & Immigration section of this website.