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We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area. Our core focus is on developing the work skills of our students, so that when they leave us, they are ready to start or to progress within their chosen career.

Our mission

Through inspiring teaching and learning, we develop our students’ work skills, life skills and knowledge, and so help to build a thriving local economy and community.

Our values

  • A passion for learning and success
  • Supportive and caring
  • Respectful and considerate
  • A champion for equality through learning
  • Ambitious and tenacious

Our students

  • We are home to around 11,000+ students from across the region, the UK and the world
  • Our academic results are high and continue to improve
  • We’re a great place to study. 9/10 students tell us they would recommend The Bournemouth & Poole College to a friend
  • Our Apprenticeships training is consistently above the national average. We work with 2,000+ businesses across Dorset and the surrounding area. It means we can provide students with access to training, work experience and real life projects, adding to their CVs.
  • Higher Education remains an important part of our provision. On average over 600 students (50:50 full time and part time) study degree level courses at The College
  • We are proud to be a community college and are closely embedded into the activities of the region and local communities. Over 2,300 of our students took part in volunteering activities last year
  • Our BASE team provides in-house access to work skills training and exclusive jobs that aren’t advertised elsewhere
  • We're a vital part of the community. Want to know why? Watch this short animation from the Association of Colleges

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Civil Engineering
These 2-year part-time courses are developed in full consultation with all the relevant professional bodies, and will give you a solid grounding in activities associated with the construction industry. The courses are designed to provide a range of vocational skills, both broad-based and qualification-specific. The courses will be delivered mainly through formal lectures, supported by a system of tutorials, workshops, laboratory sessions, visits and field exercises.
South East 01202 205 205    email   website
Counselling and Psychotherapy
With a range of Counselling courses available to study at our college, our counselling courses are run in conjunction with the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. Through studying Level 3 to 5 you’ll open up your future prospects to working as a counsellor or going onto a foundation degree.
South East 01202 205 205    email   website
Health & Safety
Health and Safety
The NEBOSH (National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health) is an examined basic qualifications for people who are responsible for health and safety at work. The Level 3 General Certificate will teach you the skills and knowledge to identify and control hazards as well as Health and Safety Management.
South East 01202 205 205    email   website
Human Resources
Human Resources
With a range of interesting, exciting and challenging options to reflect the broadly based conception of HR our courses are all CIPD qualifications. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualifications in Human Resource Practice/Management give you a professional HR qualification that will enhance your industry knowledge and enable you to embrace new career opportunities.
South East 01202 205 205    email   website
Management and Leadership
Business and Management
The Business School has a wide range of courses and qualifications that will open doors for you once you’ve retrained. Our CMI and (Chartered Institute of Management) and ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualifications are designed to take you on a journey from entry level management following the challenging route through to senior management.
South East 01202 205 205    email   website

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