Bournemouth campus

Welcome to

the Bournemouth & Poole College


UK Study Programmes for International Students


The College

A top international centre for learning, teaching & student support


Course Guide

Study programmes and local information for International Students


The Local Area

A cosmopolitan coastal resort offering a vibrant lifestyle & beautiful beaches

An outstanding place to study

The Bournemouth and Poole College is one of the largest Further Education colleges in the UK, and one of the country’s leading centres of English Language learning.

Each year around 200 overseas students from many different backgrounds and over 40 different countries choose to study with us. 

We offer a wide range of professional and technical programmes which provide entry to university, membership of internationally recognised professional organisations, and preparation for the world of work.

Our students are taught by leading experts and supported by some of the best learning facilities in the country. They also study alongside thousands of UK students, providing an excellent opportunity to improve their English language skills and gain a good understanding of British life and culture.

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A great choice of courses


General English

Flexible EFL Course
15 hours per week, 2-40 weeks


English Plus

A great choice of *plus* subjects
21 hours per week, 2-40 weeks


Aviation & Superyachts Host

Level 2 Diploma
2 terms (6 months), 3 days per week


International Access to University

One year, Level 3 course aiming for direct progression to a UK university


Art & Design

UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma
One year on-campus in Poole


Term Abroad

Short Level 3 Study Programmes alongside local students


Other Level 3 or Vocational Programmes

One or two years, study with UK and EU/EEA students


Degree Level Courses

Level 4, 5 & 6, one or two years,
validated by leading universities

College News

Student Stories


I enjoyed my course because it gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams. I loved spending time studying in the UK because it really helped me understand the culture of the country. I loved living in Bournemouth as everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed meeting new people and understanding their culture. I also had a very good experience staying in my home stay.

I am extremely happy with my teachers and the staff in The College. They were always so helpful and supportive. I’d like to thank them for their support during my course. I participated in some international events the college hosted. They were very interesting and helped me meet different students from a variety of countries.

I will return to India, after I finish my Diploma in International Cabin Crew, and I aim to apply to international airlines. I want to say a big thank you to everyone!

Nimisha Puthussery Manuel, from India

At Bournemouth and at Poole

In Dorset, on the beautiful south coast of England

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