English Language tuition, The Bournemouth and Poole College

Current International Students

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The International Office

Here to help, advise and support. 

Conversation Club

Available on request.

Request A College Letter

If you require a College Letter for a Bank, to register with a Doctor’s Surgery, to obtain a Visa for the EU, Confirmation of Study or for any other reason, please use our online form

Request a College Letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

If you require a letter confirming our agreement to your time away from The College you need to complete our online form; please be aware that we need at least two working days in order to produce your letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

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Highlights – popular local events through the year

You will know by now that Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area has a lot to offer the overseas visitor; here is a reminder of some of the local events and festivals that shouldn’t be missed:

SeptemberBournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalLower Gardens, Town Centre & Seafront
OctoberRun BournemouthBournemouth Seafront
November to January Christmas in Bournemouth - Market, Ice Rink & moreBournemouth Square and Lower Gardens
AprilBournemouth Bay RunBournemouth Seafront
MayBournemouth 7's FestivalBournemouth Sports Club, Christchurch
JunePoole Harbour Boat ShowThe Quay, Poole
JulyJazz by the Sea FestivalMultiple venues in Bournemouth & Poole
JulyBourne Free Pride (LGBT) FestivalBournemouth Triangle
JulyBritish Beach Polo ChampionshipsSandbanks, Poole
AugustBSO Proms in the ParkMeyrick Park
July/AugustSummer LiveBournemouth Square
AugustGreat Dorset Steam FairBlandford Forum
August/SeptemberBournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth Seafront

2021-22 Term & Holiday Dates

Term & Holiday Dates 2021-22
Autumn Term08 September - 17 December 2021
Half-Term (no classes) 25 - 29 October 2021
Christmas Holiday20 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
Spring Term04 January - 08 April 2022
Half-Term (no classes) 21 - 25 February 2022
Easter Holiday11 - 22 April 2022
Summer Term25 April - 30 June 2022
Half-Term (no classes)30 May - 03 June 2022
04 - 08 July 2022 English Language
Additional Summer Term for English Language classes only: 11 July – 26 August 2022
English Language programmes start every Monday except for UK Bank Holidays, and directly before a College holiday. Summer / Winter School starts any Monday during July and August / January and February.

2022-23 Term & Holiday Dates

Term & Holiday Dates 2022-23
Autumn Term05 September - 16 December 2022
Half-Term (no classes)24 - 28 October 2022
Christmas Holiday19 December 2022 - 02 January 2023
Spring Term03 January - 31 March 2023
Half-Term (no classes)13 - 17 February 2023
Easter Holiday03 - 14 April 2023
Summer Term17 April - 29 June 2023
Half-Term (no classes)29 May - 02 June 2023
03 - 07 July 2023
Additional Summer Term for English Language classes only: 10 July – 25 August 2023
English Language programmes start every Monday except for UK Bank Holidays, and College holidays.