Welcome to The Bournemouth and Poole College

A recognised centre of excellence for learning, teaching and student support
Diane Grannell
Principal / Chief Executive
International Student Guide - The Bournemouth and Poole College
International Student Guide
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On behalf of The Bournemouth and Poole College I would like to extend a warm welcome to International students to our friendly and cosmopolitan study environment.

As a long established provider of International study, you can be assured of high quality provision, excellent facilities and well qualified teaching professionals.

Combining traditional quality standards with innovative teaching and technology, The College offers a wide range of qualifications to prepare students for study at university, or to enter the work place as well-qualified employees.

Our dedicated and experienced International team are on hand to ensure your time with us at The Bournemouth and Poole College is both enjoyable and successful, and are able to answer any questions you may have about living and studying within the Bournemouth and Poole area.

The local area is one of natural beauty and culture, with award-winning beaches, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and wonderful New Forest on our doorstep. Our football team, AFC Bournemouth, is in the EFL Championship League so we enjoy welcoming some of the UK’s best football teams to the Dean Court ‘Vitality’ stadium.

This truly is a great place for living, and a great place for learning and we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Bournemouth and Poole College.

A world of choice and opportunity


A wide range of programmes

The Bournemouth and Poole College is a large government institution offering a wide variety of Further Education and Higher Education programmes. Each year around 300 overseas students from many different backgrounds and countries choose to study with us.

As one of the largest state funded Further Education colleges in the UK, we provide you with excellent facilities and teaching teams and offer a wide range of professional and technical courses which provide entry to university, membership of internationally recognised professional organisations and preparation for the world of work.

Lifestyle and choice

The Bournemouth and Poole College educates around 20,000 students each year, including International students from all the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Pacific Rim. Whether you are preparing for university, developing your professional or technical skills or studying languages, you will receive a high quality education and qualifications that are recognised by universities and employers around the world.

The local area is a very popular choice of destination for International students and offers an excellent lifestyle; when you study with us you are guaranteed a valuable and memorable experience.

outstanding_aocThe 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. The College has been awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for the support of International students.

Meet some of our International students

Read what they have to say about their time with us


Take a look at The College

Providing English Language training and study skills support

The College is one of the UK’s centres of English Language training. You will be taught by leading experts and have access to some of the best learning facilities in the country, including extensive libraries, audio books and support materials. We offer flexible English Language programmes with regular start dates and English Language support while you study on a mainstream course.

Study with UK students

As the largest state college in the region, you will study alongside thousands of UK students. This provides an excellent opportunity to improve your English and learn about British life and culture.

Great Location

map no text 376 x 590pxThe local region, including the towns of Bournemouth and Poole, is famous as a major UK tourist destination and beach holiday resort. The climate is good and there are activities for everyone to enjoy, including excellent shopping, nightlife, restaurants and, of course, the 7 miles of beaches and wide choice of water sports.

There are fast trains to London taking around one hour and forty minutes, and our position in the south of England offers outstanding opportunities for cultural excursions to London, Bath, Oxford and Thorpe Park to name just a few.

Bournemouth campus

The Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth campus at Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ

Poole campus

The Bournemouth and Poole College, Poole campus at North Road, Poole BH14 OLS