English Language tuition, The Bournemouth and Poole College

Welcome to The Bournemouth and Poole College

A recognised centre of excellence
for learning, teaching and student support

Phil Sayles, Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Phil Sayles, Principal & Chief Executive

I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome international students to our fantastic College and to thank you for your interest in taking your next step in your education with us.

You might be wondering exactly what it is that makes studying at The Bournemouth and Poole College such an exciting experience. The answer isn’t just our excellent facilities, our wide range of courses, our incredible team of tutors or our high expectations and results. In fact, it’s much more than that. What makes us exciting is you – our students.

Our International Team work hard to ensure that our students succeed. Whether you’re aspiring to get into a top University or land the career of your dreams, you’ll be studying with like-minded individuals all with their own aspirations. Whatever your goal, The Bournemouth and Poole College is the perfect college to get you there.

A world of choice & opportunity

Students from over 40 countries

Enjoy our friendly, cosmopolitan study environment

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 200 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 across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Pacific Rim.

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.


The 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.

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. We offer flexible English Language programmes with regular start dates and English Language support while you study on a mainstream course.

An inspiring place to study

Our Learning Resource Centres are packed full of facilities including acoustic study pods, dedicated HE zones, and over 75,000 books, periodicals and audiovisual resources. You’ll also have access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) where you can find course materials and resources including presentations, course work and reading lists.

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.

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

The local region, including the towns of Bournemouth and Poole, is 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 11 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.