Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Bournemouth and Poole College

Bournemouth and Poole College logo

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 and 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 are currently based on three sites which are North Road in Poole, Meyrick Road, Lansdowne, Bournemouth and The Fulcrum, Vantage Way, Poole.  They are all centrally located in Poole and Bournemouth and have excellent road and transport links. Car parking is limited, particularly at Lansdowne, so we recommend that you travel by public transport or bike wherever you can.

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Venue/Contact Details
Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education - Poole
Bournemouth & Poole College Of Further Education
North Road
BH14 0LS
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Hoist / Changing Bench
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Lift
  • Disabled Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit the website for up to date information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Depends on the course being selected and the age of the student. Some students may be funded (for instance those with an EHCP). Contact the College for details of who to contact depending on the course.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 16 years to 99 years
Referral process:
  • Contact by telephone, e-mail or letter, visit the website
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Motor Impairment
  • Toileting Hygiene
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Physical Disability
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Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?