Vocational programmes - music

Vocational Programmes

Professional & Technical skills for the workplace

Develop the skills you need for your chosen career

Studying a vocational course allows you to focus on a particular subject, sector or industry. Blending hands-on, practical experience with relevant skills and classroom learning.

Bournemouth and Poole College offers a wide range of vocational courses.

These courses are very popular with International students who want to be fully integrated with UK and EU/EEA students so that they can develop their language skills while they study their chosen subject. 


• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts: Dance
• HNC in Music
• FdSc – CGI (2 years level 4 and 5)
• FdA in Performing Arts (Contemporary Theatre)
• FdA Performing Arts – level 5 (Musical Theatre)
• BSc (Top up) – CGi (1 year or 3rd year level 6)

Business, IT, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

• BTEC Extended Diploma in Business Level 3
• BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
• City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
• BTEC Diploma in Hospitality & Events
• Everything IT Level 3
• HNC Computing
• FdSc CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) – level 5
• BSc CGI – level 6

Service Industries

• Level 3 in Applied Psychology, Criminology and Law
• BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport, Fitness and
Personal Training
• Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
• Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery


I have studied Electronics at Bournemouth and Poole College. There are three main reasons why I chose The College. Firstly, there are well-experienced tutors as electronics specialists. Secondly, it is a very safe area to learn and live. Last but not least, both Bournemouth and Poole have absolutely beautiful beach.

I chose this course because it provides me education of electronics from the fundamentals to their application. As I did not have any background of an engineer it is truly suitable for me. I learned loads of electronics knowledge very good by not only normal lectures also using simulation software and CAD. On the beginning of my course, I could not speak well because education of the UK is quite different from Japan. Nevertheless, I could keep learning with all generous helps from my tutors. In addition, I could use the study support centre in the library to get my assignments checked.

I enjoyed life in Bournemouth and Poole. As The College runs some sports clubs I used to play football. And I would often go running and cycling to the beach. So this area is a wonderful location to do sports.

Furthermore, The College organises several type of events such as school trips. Particularly, I really had fantastic time in the International Student Day event which I could introduce culture of my country to students from other countries.

After this course, I would obtain an engineer occupation and in future I would be an electronics engineer who can be actively involved in international projects. I am really sure my future never be the same as the past.

Last, I would offer my heartfelt thanks for my wonderful tutors, the international staff and friends.

Masakazu Shimomoto, from Japan

This course has given me a very useful insight into the hospitality industry. It has given me key skills and knowledge such as customer communication, working in a team, costing menus, food safety and many more.

I’d like my future to be involved with hospitality particularly working in a bar, in doing so I will get to use the skills I’ve learnt on my course at The Bournemouth and Poole College. Life here in Bournemouth is wonderful because people around here are friendly, welcoming, and there are a lot of career opportunities.