Term Abroad Programmes (Short Study Programmes)

Term Abroad

Study level 3 subjects alongside UK Students

The Term Abroad programme has been developed to provide International students with a short full-time vocational or academic course. 

Study in English in a UK College alongside local students for either one term or a term and a half, with English Language classes included. Students can experience academic study and develop an understanding of their specific subject area.

Venue: Bournemouth or Poole, depending on the programme chosen

Duration: One term, or one and a half terms

Study hours: 15 hours per week

Course dates 1 term: September-December, or January-April

Course dates 1½ terms: September-February, or January-June

Course level: RQF Level 3

Qualification: The Bournemouth and Poole College Certificate

Awarding body: Various, depending on the course – City & Guilds, BTEC, Pearson, etc.

Entry & visa requirements

  • 16 years plus. A Secondary School Report with good grades. Academic IELTS Score 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Visitor visa up to 6 months

Download the programme leaflet (PDF)

Level 3 subjects

Vocational equivalent full-time programmes; subject areas are listed below, details can be found at www.thecollege.co.uk/what-to-study/curriculum-areas 

Subject areas include:

  • Art and Design
  • Business School
  • Construction
  • Digital Media and Esports
  • Digital, Computing and IT
  • Engineering, Electronics, Marine and Automotive
  • Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up
  • Health, Care and Education
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism

    Benefits of the course

    Z A great way to prepare for a level 3 course
    Z Allows students to develop their skills within a specialism
    Z Develop language skills in the real life context of academic study