Come and study hospitality in one of the leading catering colleges in the UK and one of the top 20 in the world. (As recognised by the World Association of Chefs Societies)

Working in the hospitality sector can take you all over the world. With over 350 hotels and restaurants in the local area and more than 1,800 chefs being employed , there are plenty of opportunities right here. Some of our students go on to placements in the best hotels in the world, such as The Ritz and Claridge’s, and many go on to run their own business.

Our Escoffier fine dining restaurant was one of the first college restaurants to be awarded an AA Rosette. It’s not only our restaurant that’s award-winning, our lecturers and their teaching methods are too.

Specialised Chefs’ scholarship

If you dream of becoming a world class chef then we can offer you a pathway to success.

The Specialised Chefs’ scholarship is the first of only 3 other Royal Academy of Culinary Arts apprenticeship courses in the UK. You could have the opportunity to work at The Ritz, Claridge’s, The Langham in London and more!

Adam Byatt“The attention to detail and level of training is unparalleled at The College, add this to a culture of professional learning that run through the campus and even someone like me with an incredibly low tolerance for academia can thrive! I left Bournemouth and Poole College with a new found confidence, bursting with new found knowledge and ready for full time employment in some of London’s most highly regarded restaurants and hotels.”
Adam Byatt: Chef Patron and Michelin Star, Trinity and Bistro Union, London                                                                                                                                                           
 

Other awards and commendations we have received:

World Association of Chefs Societies
World Association of Chefs Societies logoThe World Association of Chefs Societies has labelled our education programme as one of the top 20 in the world
 
 
 
 
Hospitality Guild
Gold accreditation in association with Hospitality Guild logoWe were the first college in the country to be awarded the Gold accreditation standard by the Hospitality Guild
 
 
 
 
People 1st
Centre of Excellence logoWe have been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Food and Beverage Service and also Patisserie and Confectionery by People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism in the UK
 
 
 
 

From courses to careers!

Thinking about your career - at The Bournemouth & Poole College we know that getting a good qualification is only part of the story. It's what it leads to that's really important. Our interactive widget below can help you understand some of the careers that our courses lead too, with average salries, current employment and predicted growth over the next couple of years.