Studying with Us
Helping you achieve your goals for a successful future
Travelling overseas to study is a big step, and being a student is about more than furthering your education. It’s an important time in your life and you will want to make the most of it.
The Bournemouth and Poole College has a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. We offer a great student experience from the quality of our learning opportunities, to the range of facilities and the social scene.
You will meet people from other countries and cultures, discover new sports and activities, and make new friends. And we will support you through a range of services and facilities that will ensure you can make the best of your time with us as a student.
We have offices at two campuses – the Lansdowne, Bournemouth and North Road, Poole – offering a premium and comprehensive service to International students including advice on immigration, welfare and academic services.
Studying in the UK
The British education system is considered to be one of the best in the world, offering students a great opportunity to achieve the right qualifications and prepare for a career. The system allows International students to join from NQF Level 3 and in the subject they want to study.
The College has many qualifications to choose from, organised by subject and level:
|Bachelor Degree - Final Year
Foundation Degree - Year 2
|Level 4||BTEC Higher National Diploma - Year 2
Foundation Degree - Year 1
BTEC Higher National Diploma - Year 1
|Pre-University||Level 3||International Access to University Diploma
A Level Plus English
|English Language Courses||General English
Whether you are preparing for university, developing your professional and technical skills or studying on a language programme, The International College can help you achieve your goals.
The Bournemouth and Poole College is a licensed Student sponsor.
Among the responsibilities of a Student sponsor is the need to inform the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) if you do not arrive, if you leave, defer or suspend your studies, or if you are absent for more than 10 days without permission.
We take our responsibilities seriously and expect you to accept a similar level of responsibility for your studies; we will help you all we can whilst you are with us.
Teaching & Learning Styles
You may find that the style of teaching in The College and throughout the UK is quite different to the style you are used to.
Learning is ‘student centred’. This means that the teaching staff will give you a certain amount of information, but you will be expected to find out a lot for yourself.
The Learning Resources Centres (LRCs) will be invaluable to you for accessing information when you do your assignments. The staff of the LRC’s are experienced in helping students to help themselves.
The best care for International students
From the moment you arrive at the airport, to the day you leave us, you can be assured of the best care and support.
Our dedicated and experienced International team is on hand to ensure your time with us is both enjoyable and successful. With over 20 years of international experience, our International staff are able to answer any questions you may have about living and studying within the Bournemouth and Poole area.
The College has been awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for the support of International students.
The College has excellent facilities including computer suites, libraries, study centres, learning resource centres, laboratories and workshops, state-of-the-art rapid prototyping facilities, a professional theatre, dance studios and kitchens.
Our music centre is a specially designed facility housing fully-equipped rehearsal rooms and recording studios.
The College also offers a wide range of leisure facilities, all available to our International students, including:
- Coffee Shops
- Sports Hall & Gym
- Hair & Beauty Salons
- Art Gallery
The International Office organises a range of activities for International students such as excursions to places of interest in the UK, Movie Nights and lots more
Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities including:
- Imperial College
- Kings College
- London School of Economics
- Oxford Brookes
- Royal Holloway
- Sheffield Hallam
- St Andrews
- West of England