Facts About College

5 facts you need to know about college

When thinking about your future career it's important to have the information you need to make the right decision.

Did you know...

You don't necessarily need A Levels to go to University

Over 100,000 students apply to university each year with BTECs rather than A Levels. In fact, most universities also specify BTEC requirements in their admissions criteria.

You don't have to stay in school until you're 18

You have to stay in education until you're 18, but this doesn't have to be at school. It could be at college or in work based training. It's common to feel too grown up for school!
The College doesn't just offer apprenticeships.

It's true that The College offers some fantastic apprenticeships, but there are also lots of academic courses available too.

Bournemouth & Poole College has the widest choice of courses in the area, both academic and professional and technical. From Full-Time courses to Apprenticeships and Degree Level.

Students receive lots of support at college

Although you are treated much more like an adult at college, there is an array of support available should you need it.

From Learning Support, to Careers Advice Teams, there is lots of support available.

There are plenty of Apprenticeship opportunities available

An increasing number of local employers are taking on apprentices, and Bournemouth & Poole College is one of the largest Apprenticeship providers in the UK!


Students in classroom at Bournemouth & Poole College