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 300 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 all the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Pacific Rim. 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.

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, including extensive libraries, audio books and support materials. We offer flexible English Language programmes with regular start dates and English Language support while you study on a mainstream course.

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 famous as 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 7 miles of beaches and a 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.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Courses

Bournemouth & Poole College

You will study the English Language for 15 hours each week together with 6 hours per week of your ‘Plus’ subject. ... [+]

English Plus Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth Duration: 12 weeks, 21 hours per week Start dates: September and January. March is subject to availability. Entry requirements

For these courses, you must be 16 years or older and if applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa provide proof of your English language level, e.g. minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0 in each discipline. If you are applying to study on a Short-term Student Visa no proof of English is required.

Course details

You will study the English Language for 15 hours each week together with 6 hours per week of your ‘Plus’ subject.

The course includes:

English Language tuition Plus subject tuition College Certificate ... [-]
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Bournemouth & Poole College

Both our General English (15 hours per week) and Intensive English (21 hours per week) courses are designed to improve your English ability in speaking, listening, readin ... [+]

General & Intensive English Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth Duration: Flexible, from 4 weeks – 40 weeks Start dates: Any Monday during term time except for UK Bank Holidays or directly before a college holiday Entry requirements

For these courses, you must be 16 years or older. If applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa provide proof of your English language level, e.g. minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0 in each discipline. If you are applying to study on a Short-term Student Visa no proof of English is required.

Course details

Both our General English (15 hours per week) and Intensive English (21 hours per week) courses are designed to improve your English ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will improve your knowledge and understanding of English grammar, learn new vocabulary and get help with your pronunciation.... [-]

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Part-time
4 - 40 weeks
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Bournemouth & Poole College

This OET Preparation course focusses on communication in healthcare settings and the OET exam is now formally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. ... [+]

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

THE COLLEGE IS AN APPROVED OET PREPARATION PROVIDER

Venue: Online and in the workplace (by arrangement) Duration: 4 weeks, 10 hours per week, 6 hours face-to-face, 4 hours online Start dates: Year-round starts by arrangement Entry requirements

Successful completion of The College course entry English Language Assessment.

Course details

This OET Preparation course focusses on communication in healthcare settings and the OET exam is now formally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You will have an initial assessment, together with examination preparation for reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also need to undertake additional independent studies and students will take mock examinations and be provided with tutor feedback.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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Full-time
4 weeks
Online & Campus Combined

Foundation Year

Bournemouth & Poole College

The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and ... [+]

The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for rigorous undergraduate study.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth Duration: One year, full time Start date: September Course Level: Level 3, Advanced Awarding body: University of London Entry requirements

You must be at at least 17 years of age and provide proof of your English Language level, e.g. a minimum UKVI IELTS 5.5 in each discipline.

We will consider all international high school results where students have achieved very good grades, especially in the subjects relevant to their intended Foundation course.... [-]

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1 year
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Undergraduate Pathway

Bournemouth & Poole College

Designed specifically for International students, the International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in eight g ... [+]

DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Designed specifically for International students, the International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in eight generic subject areas:

Art and Design, Business Studies, Computing, Humanities, Media, Music, Performing Arts and Science.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth – Business Studies, Humanities and Science Venue: North Road, Poole – Art and Design, Computing, Media, Music and Performing Arts Duration: One year, full time Start date: September Introduction

The main purpose of this programme is to enable you to gain direct progression to the first year of an undergraduate programme at a UK university. Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities, including those listed (left).... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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1 year
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