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Bournemouth & Poole College 19/20 Prospectu


It's your

Post GCSE options at Bournemouth & Poole College

What you’ll find inside...

u Reasons to come to
the college

u What some of our
students say about us

u Great things to get
involved with

u Understanding the
job market

u All the support you’ll need
u Everything about our

fantastic facilities
u And a range of

amazing courses!

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We hold four Open
Events across our
sites throughout the
year. You’ll learn
about applying for
Apprenticeships, Full-
Time, Part-Time and
Degree Level courses.
The events also give you
a chance to:

• Talk to our exceptional
teaching staff

• Explore our incredible

• Chat to current students
• Meet leading employers
• Feel inspired!
Come along and discover
your future at the college.

Find out more:


4what’s on offer CON-
4 Welcome

5 Reasons to choose us

6 In the news

8 A day in the life of

12 It’s not all work,
work, work

14 All about The BASE 39 Construction - Plumbing
and Electrical
16 Own your future 21
40 Construction - Wood
18 Choose your route Trades

19 Five minute interview 41 Electronic Engineering
with our Vice Principal 42 Engineering
of Curriculum 43 ESOL
45 Foundation Learning -
20 Careers Advice
and Guidance SEND
46 Foundation Learning
21 Spotlight on A Levels 47 Hair and Beauty
48 Healthcare and Childcare
22 Spotlight on alternative 49 Hospitality and Catering
routes 50 Information Technology
51 Marine Engineering
24 A helping hand 52 Media
53 Motor
26 Getting to know your 54 Music
college 55 Performing Arts
56 Uniformed Public Services
27 International students 57 Retail
58 Science
28 Entry criteria - what you 59 Security (Cyber), Social
need to achieve
Media and Marketing
31 Next steps and how to apply 47 60 Sport
61 Travel and Tourism
Our courses 62 Finding your way

33 A Levels (Sixth Form) to college

34 Art and Design

35 Business and Accounting
36 Computing

37 Construction - Brickwork
and Plastering

38 Construction - Painting 58
and Decorating

Don’t miss out!

Many of our courses fill up quickly. So when you’ve found the course you
like, apply online and we could be seeing you join our amazing college the
following September!

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This magazine will give you Rgeetadthoen,cahnadncyeout’ol:l
a taste of what life is like
here. We hope the feature • m eet some of our students,
articles will give you all the past and present
information you need to help
you make a decision about your • discover which subjects you
future study path. And if you can study
are still undecided, you’ll know
where to go to for further help • explore the facilities
and guidance. • f ind out what’s happening

on campus
• see what sets us apart

from school
…and lots more!

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1We’re not like school. We’ll 7We offer a flexible and
treat you as an adult so you fun approach to learning.
can take your first steps into You’ll have the freedom
to learn in the way that’s best
2independence. for you.
You’ll learn
in fantastic 8We do more
facilities. than help you
We have a pass your
136-seat course. We help
professional you progress to
theatre, digital further study, an
design suites – Apprenticeship
and lots more. or work.

staff are all
experts in their
field who have
worked in industry.

4You can join our award-winning 9You’ll get the chance to
Students’ Union, which offers loads make friends for life.
of clubs and societies, fun events
and volunteering opportunities. 10We are a place of
opportunity. We’ll
5Our students get work experience enable you to not
and employability skills as part of only achieve your potential
their course, which gives your CV a but your dreams.
massive boost.
11You could
6Whether you need help have the
with your learning, opportunity
money worries or to complete your
physical or mental health Duke of Edinburgh
issues, our tailored support award alongside
means you’ll feel very well your studies.
looked after.

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students rank
our college third
in the UK
Bournemouth & Poole College has been
ranked third in the country in the 2018
Whatuni Student Choice Awards in the Further
Education College category. These awards are
very special because they are driven solely by
student opinion, and a record-breaking 36,000
students had their say this year!

Fine dining

Our very own Escoffier restaurant at the Lansdowne site in
Bournemouth has been Highly Commended for the eighth year
running in its annual rosette inspection by the AA. The inspector,
who made an unannounced visit, said: “The skilled cooking and quality
of food represents superb value for money.” The restaurant is pivotal to
the training and development of our Hospitality and Catering students.

Grass root politics

19-year old Cameron Whittingham, who is studying for a
BTEC in Business, was recently selected to join the Patchwork
Foundation Masterclass Programme after an extremely
competitive application process. As part of this he has visited
the US Embassy, attended masterclasses with cabinet ministers
and will soon be visiting 10 Downing Street.

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High flyer

Since studying for the Diploma
in Air Cabin Crew at the College,
Rebekah Coppard has gone
on to land her dream as Virgin
Atlantic cabin crew. She has
already been promoted to cabin
service manager and has visited
more than 20 destinations
including Antigua, New York,
Dubai and Hong Kong.


The college has invested £60,000 in a restoration
programme to maintain and refurbish its Grade II
listed landmark building in Bournemouth.

Helping the hospice tStoutdheenstlsotpaekse

In March, the Students’ Union organised the fifth annual Back in March, a group of our Uniformed
Student Volunteering Week. More than 300 students Public Services students and three staff
volunteered a total of 700 hours of their time. Events travelled 18 hours by coach to the Aosta Valley
included a fundraising football match in aid of local charity in Italy. They spent a week learning to ski and
Julia’s House, which supports children with life-limiting snowboard in temperatures of -26°C!
conditions and their families.

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A day in the life
of a student


I’m studying for a BTEC in
Computing at Level 3 and I’m
also a Student Ambassador. Join
me on a typical day to see what
studying at college is like.


My first class of the day we are
learning about coding and it's my
favourite subject!

I come into college early for breakfast
in the cafeteria. All students get a 10.30am 11.00am
free breakfast (toast, fruit and a drink)
as part of the college’s healthy start For my 30-minute break, I go to In this lesson, we work on
campaign. the Learning Resource Centre. It’s our practical assignments.
a great place to study and you can We are building computer
book rooms, borrow a laptop and systems to a certain
access books, magazines and DVDs. specification.

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Lunch time, and a good chance to catch
up with friends from other classes.

My first lesson of the afternoon. We are learning
new things that we’ll need to complete our next

2.45pmassignment, so it’s really interesting.
During my break I head to The Lounge, the
Students’ Union café. They do amazing hot
3.00pmdrinks, milkshakes and smoothies, and the
money goes back into the SU.

It’s time for my last lesson of the day. We’re
getting more assignment work done and we’re
encouraged to work at our own pace. It’s helpful
having the teacher there if we need support.

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A day in the life
of a student


I’ve been at the college for
four years on the STEPS
course. Let me take you
through some of the
exciting things I get up to
at college!

This is me with my friends Ryan
and Dan in our IT class. This is
one of my favourite classes as we
get to learn a lot.

8.30am 2.00Pm

I meet my friends in the canteen before
class. It’s great because we get to catch
up and we also get free tea and toast!

12.30PM In the afternoon, my class
At lunch, I meet some friends in SNAX went to Beaulieu Motor
café, which the Foundation Learning Museum on a trip. It was
area run. It’s a sociable place and the part of our enrichment/
students get to put their skills to the leisure class.
test serving customers.
I like spending time with
class, even though we all
have different needs, that
doesn’t bother us, we just
like being friends

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Be psatrutdoefnotucrommunity

Sign up to the NUS TOTUM Card!

10% OFF Did you know that when you enrol you’ll
automatically have access to the award-
Ts & Cs apply winning Bournemouth & Poole College
Students’ Union (BPCSU)?
Take advantage of all of the benefits the NUS TOTUM
Card offers including money off entertainment, The BPCSU organises:
motoring, subscriptions, health and beauty, food and • Clubs and societies
drink, shopping, books, stationery, study essentials • Fantastic events and trips
and much more! You’ll be able to sign up for one as
soon as you enrol on your course. throughout the year
• Volunteering opportunities • …And lots more!

Find out more:

SoOn?What’sIt’s notIT'SYOURFUTURE all work, work, work.

Going to college is
about more than
study. There are
loads of exciting
things happening
right here. No
matter what your
interests are,
there is something
for everyone.

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Our sites are vibrant placesIT'SYOURFUTURE
where there is always lots
to do.


• There is a sport weekend at Disneyland Hair and Beauty salons
for everyone here, Paris or try out at our Lansdowne site
whether you’re into watersports at in Bournemouth.
surfing, rugby, tennis, the New Forest • Whether it’s just you
yoga, volleyball, Water Park. and an acoustic guitar
football, badminton, • Catch a play, dance or a seven-piece
basketball, Zumba, recital or a band at industrial metal band,
cricket or table tennis. Jellicoe Theatre – the you can hire one of our
professional theatre on professional studios at
• Hang out with friends our North Road site a discounted rate.
at The Hub – two social in Poole. • Choose from a range
spaces where you • Visit the Fit Rooms of healthy, nutritious
can relax with pool for a gym session or a snacks or meals
tables, board games, fitness class such as throughout the day
games consoles and spinning or circuits. at one of our on-site
coffee shops. • Treat yourself to a cafes or cafeterias.
relaxing massage, Students can even get
• Sign up for one of the treatment or haircut at free breakfasts at
trips organised by the our commercial Flaunt our cafeterias.
Students’ Union. You
could head off for a

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BASEall about the

How we get our students
ready for work

As the old saying goes: ‘Choose a job you
love, and you will never have to work a
day in your life.’ Most of us spend 90,000
hours at work in our lifetime, and we
spend almost as much time with our
colleagues as we do our family! So it really
is important to find a job you love.

Here at The College social media through Motivation, enthusiasm and
we place a huge to interview preparation commitment are the key
emphasis on and practice. messages that we’re hearing –
employability, and that’s what employers want.
we have an in-house Mark Adkins, The College’s
Apprenticeships and Employability Skills Coach,
Employability hub called says: “Employability
The BASE. Our expert team is about much more
helps students with many than finding work. It’s
skills, from how to write about developing a set
CVs and cover letters and of transferable skills
how to promote yourself via and personal attributes
– things that will make

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you more likely to get Mark adds: “I want Employers want
a job, keep a job and to provide an insight into candidates who:
be successful in your the world of work, and
chosen career. Employers equip students with the • Are motivated, enthusiastic
need to be confident tools and confidence to and committed
that you have the right take responsibility for
knowledge, skills and their futures. Working • Demonstrate good maths, English
attitude to work for them. is destined to be a big and digital skills
Motivation, enthusiasm part of our lives, and
and commitment are the we need to be able to • Present themselves professionally,
key messages that we’re negotiate that ever- including dress and attitude
getting from employers. changing landscape.”
That’s what they want.” • Are responsible, proactive, self-
assured and can self-manage

• Are able to analyse, use logic,
reason and think creatively

• Communicate effectively in
person and via phone, email and
social media

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Not sure where you’re headed?
Top tips
ILet us help to get you thinking…
t’s absolutely fine if you It’s always better to be overdressed than
don’t yet know what you underdressed for an interview.
want to do with your future. Personal email addresses such as
It can take a while to figure out. But don’t wait until ‘[email protected]’ aren’t appropriate.
you’re about to finish your course to start thinking Get yourself another one which uses your name
for job searches.
about it. There are things you can be doing right now Check the file names of your CV, cover letter and any
to give yourself the best chance of future success. other documents you might be sending by email. ‘CV-ting’ or ‘letter-
Answering these questions is a great start. They will shiz’ doesn’t create the right impression.
only take a few minutes of your time and will hopefully Are you happy with what a potential employer will find when they look
get you thinking. you up on Facebook or other social media platforms? Review your
profile through their eyes or ask someone to check it for you.
• Which subjects are you good at? Rehearse telephone calls you may need to make to a potential
• Which subjects are you not so good at? employer. You could even prepare a script to work to.
• What is your very favourite subject? Why does it light

your fire?
• What are your hobbies and interests?
• What/who inspires you?
• What did you enjoy and not enjoy about your

work experience?
• What would be your dream job (no matter how

ridiculous/unrealistic) and why?
Being able to talk about yourself and what you are
good at is a really useful skill in itself. And once you
understand what’s driving you, you could be one step
closer to forming a plan.

Career Path

Career Path is our free online tool. It helps you
to understand what qualifications you need
to get started in your chosen career, what
you could earn and how many local vacancies
are expected in the next few years. Try it!

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Read our employability blog...
...and get some top tips on
preparing for the world of work.


• Social media
• Self-sabotage (and

how to avoid it)
• Attitude
• CVs: Bad habits
• Enthusiasm and


Read it here:

Try our employability service...

The BASE is the college’s in-house Apprenticeships and Employability service,
located at the North Road site in Poole and the Lansdowne site in Bournemouth.
The expert team helps with:

• Writing CVs and cover letters
• Interview techniques,

including mock interview
• Job search skills
• Getting work experience or
Apprenticeship placements
You can access this free service while you are a student here, and for a year after you finish your studies.

Find out more:


Destination dream job

Start your exciting journey today

Let’s imagine that getting your dream job is the final destination. Did you know that once you finish your
GCSEs, there are three main routes you can choose to get there? We can help you decide on the right
path to take. Here are your options…

Finish your GCSEs and start your journey here AL A LEVELS



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A Levels Professional and Apprenticeships
Technical Courses
A Levels are subject-based qualifications. An Apprenticeship is a great way to achieve
If you want to go to university, A Levels are These hands-on courses prepare you for a qualification, get on-the-job work training
the most common study route to get you jobs in specific trades and crafts, ranging and earn a wage. We have over 30 different
there. You can choose from a great range from construction to hair and beauty. BTEC Apprenticeships to choose from across 10
of A Level subjects at our college where the diplomas are a good choice if you are sectors. If you are ready to study at a much
pass rate is 95%. interested in a particular sector or industry higher level, you could choose a Higher
but don’t yet know what job you’d like to do. Apprenticeship (equivalent to a Higher
u Progress to Apprenticeship, An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) National Diploma/Foundation Degree) or
university or work could be the option to choose if you already a Degree Apprenticeship (which allows
know what job you’d like to do. you to study for a full Bachelor’s/Master’s
u Progress to Apprenticeship,
university or work u Progress to Higher Apprenticeship,
university or work

If you need impartial advice and support to help you make the right decision, our
Advice and Guidance team are happy to help:

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minuteThe five with


What is a Study We talk to Jackie Page, Vice Principal
Programme? of Curriculum, about Study
A Study Programme Programmes – what they are and
is made up of a few how they prepare you for life
elements: your core
qualification this must do a Study to go with it. You might they are done and dusted.
will be either the Programme. Each be a fantastic bricklayer, These subjects are so
study of substantial student has their own but if you start your own important and link to every
technical, applied or programme tailored to company you must also profession. By the time you
academic qualification their needs. Adults over be able to calculate the come to college, you want
or preparation for 19 and apprentices do resources you need or to focus on your career so
employment, tutorial and not follow Study write a quote for a client. you can dedicate your time
work experience and other Programme principles. to what you want to do.
non qualification activity to Why is work
support progression. If you Why are they Anything else?
haven’t passed maths and important? experience included?
English GCSE grade 4 or Be ready to be treated
grade C you are required Your Study Programme Work experience really like an adult – that means
to continue these subjects will get you ready for life gives insight into what you also have to act like
as part of your study in society, and work. It not it’s like to work in your one! It’s not like school.
programme If you already only develops your skills chosen industry. This You will be responsible for
have Maths and English, and abilities, but your means you won’t get any yourself. Absolutely come
you’ll do a certificate or behaviour too. Employers nasty surprises when you to college to have fun, but
a diploma as part of your need employees to have finish your course and find a balance between
Study Programme. the right behaviour and start work. For example, your studies and enjoying
work ethic. There’s no it’s no good getting a yourself too.
Do all students use in being good at the hairdressing qualification
follow a Study career pathway you’ve and then realising you
Programme? chosen if you don’t have don’t like working in a
All funded full time the transferable skills salon environment.
students aged 16 – 19 It also gives you insight
into the skills and
behaviours relevant to your
chosen sector.

Any advice for

a young person

thinking about


Get your English and
Maths qualifications while
you are still at school, so

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for you

We help students to plan their Our experienced, Events. And of course, if you
careers and choose from the full qualified and friendly choose to study at our college
range Full-Time courses and Careers Advice and you can access this help and
Apprenticeships to help them Guidance Team can guidance throughout your
progress with their plans.” answer all your questions time here.
about study options
Our Careers Advice and Guidance and careers. Find out more: thecollege.
team is Matrix Accredited, which
means they give impartial Career Making decisions about your
Guidance. They take the time study options and future Some questions you
to understand your ambitions, career is a big deal, and may have…
qualifications and skills to help you can feel pretty daunting.
achieve your goals. Although you’ll probably • H ow do I decide what
talk things over with friends to study?
Contact the Careers Advice and and family, it can be helpful
Guidance Team on 01202 205312 to discuss with someone • S hould I do an
or by email: impartial – especially if they Apprenticeship or a
are professionally qualified Full-Time course?
ad[email protected] to give Careers Advice and
Guidance. Our Advice and • W ould I be better to study
This all seems daunting, doesn’t Guidance Team do just that. academic or technical
it? But it needn’t be. Once and professional
you’ve completed your GCSEs You can start getting advice qualifications?
you have options. While you need and guidance even before you
to stay in education, this could begin studying at college. You We’ve got the answers to
be at college, in a school sixth might see our team at your these and many more!
form or in work-based training. school giving talks about the
options available to you after
year 11, you could book in
to see us for a one-to-one
session, or you could chat to
us at one of the college Open

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spotlight on... AIT'S YOUR FUTURE

Studying A Levels
followed by
university is
the traditional
route of academic
study. A Levels give
you the chance to
study the subjects
you love in-depth, and

are widely recognised

by employers, and

can lead on to Higher

Apprenticeships or

university. They allow

you to keep your

options open, rather A Levels are the recognised standard post-GCSE. Find
than forcing you down out why studying them at the college offers you many
a certain career path opportunities you wouldn’t get at school.
before you’re sure.

College is a good bridge edge, and are are also examiners, so Reasons to do A Levels at our college
between school and always looking they understand the
university. You’ll have at introducing mechanics of A Levels • Be part of a thriving sixth form
plenty of independent new things. and how to prepare you community
study, but there is to pass your exams.
still structure in place State-of-the- • Learn from specialist teachers
(such as homework and art resources. Links with universities • Get excellent support
attendance). We treat You’ll have and employers. We • Get brilliant careers advice
you like an adult, but we access to the have brilliant links • Benefit from our good links with
don’t just leave you to it. best resources with universities such
– things that you as Southampton and universities
Our college’s success just wouldn’t Winchester, and also • Gain widely-recognised
rate improves year on get in school, with employers in the
year, and we’ve been no matter local area. qualifications
above the national how good the • Kick start your career
average for A Levels school. This is • Facilities
for the past three particularly true
years. Our students of subjects such
go on to all sorts of as Media or
exciting things, from Photography.
working at the Ministry
of Defence in Bristol Laptops for all. We
to an internship at the have a commitment to
Houses of Parliament. provide enough laptops
for every single one of
Here are just a few our A Level students (in
things you can benefit addition to PCs).
from if you choose
to study A Levels at Specialist teachers. Our
our college: A Level teachers don’t
teach other year groups
Wide breadth of so they can focus on just
subjects. We offer about teaching their subject.
20 A Level subjects from Around 40% of staff
traditional to cutting-

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spotlight on...IT'SYOURFUTURE


If you don’t think A Levels and university are for you, have you thought about
taking the Professional and Technical study route?

Study doesn’t have to follow the or hospitality. Study often involves Qualification) could be the option to
traditional route of A Levels followed practical training, so they are designed choose if you already know what job
by university. Some people are better to help you develop relevant skills for a you’d like to do. You are assessed
suited to hands-on professional and particular career path. ‘on-the-job’ where your performance
technical courses. So what exactly are is measured when undertaking a
these courses? BTECs (British and Technology particular process or task.
Education Council) are work-related
Professional and technical courses qualifications covering a range of Our Careers Advice and Guidance team
are vocational qualifications. They industries. They are focused on skills can help you make the right
prepare you for a career in a specific that are relevant to a particular sector decision by offering impartial advice
trade or craft, such as engineering, or industry and so might be of interest to and support:
hairdressing, bricklaying, accountancy, you if if don’t know what job you would advice-guidance
nursing and health care support like to do. An NVQ (National Vocational

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Hands-on experience Get in go far
versus academic experience with an
Professional and Technical
courses are... Find out all you need to know about Apprenticeships

• H ands-on with work experience, Wand meet some of our past apprentices
more vocational than theoretical e are the largest provider promotion. You will need to be employed
of Apprenticeships in the for at least 30 hours a week as well as
• Invaluable, as they help you area, working with around studying at college – often for one day a
develop theoretical, analytical
and practical workplace skills 2,000 businesses across week. Don’t worry if you don’t have a job

• A great route to university, an Dorset and the surrounding area. We lined up – our experts in The BASE are
Apprenticeship or a career have over 30 different Apprenticeships on hand to help you find the right job to
across 10 sectors. complement your Apprenticeship.
Academic courses are...
So what exactly are Apprenticeships? Most Apprenticeships offer the opportunity
• The traditional route to university They are jobs that combine working and for higher level training, building up
• Great for keeping your options training. You’ll earn a wage, develop your your knowledge and skills on the way.
skills, update your CV and experience, To progress, you need to successfully
open because you study more and start on the career ladder. An complete each stage and any required
than one subject Apprenticeship can last anything from English and maths qualifications.
• Theoretical and analytical, which one to four years. Apprenticeships are for
helps prepare you for subjects or anyone of any age, not just school leavers. Our website is packed full of useful
careers where they’ll be required You might even already be employed information about Apprenticeships,
• Required by some universities and looking to learn new skills or get a so you can read more here:
Choosing which route is really a
question of what you want to do
next and which route will help you
get there.

What are they doing now?

Our apprentices go on impressed her
to achieve some employers so much
amazing things.. that they offered
her a full-time role
Adam Byatt completed when she finished
a Specialised her Apprenticeship.
Chef Scholarship She says: “The
Apprenticeship. He is Apprenticeship allowed
now a chef, a food writer me to develop my
and runs restaurants in confidence. Now I
London. He’s a regular organise events such
on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, and has appeared on as the award-winning Digital Wave. I manage the
many other TV shows. His restaurant Trinity has branding, app and website for the event, plus
even been awarded a Michelin Star – the equivalent I update images and news stories and also get
of an Oscar in the culinary world! involved in PR.” Danielle was featured in the 2017
BIMA 100, a list of people who are shaping the
Read more: future of digital in the UK.

Danielle Dwyer did a Digital Marketing Read more:
Apprenticeship at the agency Redweb. She

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a helping hand

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Moving from school to college is a big deal. You are treated
like an adult and given a lot more freedom... often for the
first time in your life.

Moving from school to to offer you extra help Our students say they feel
college is a big deal. and support. very well supported and
You are treated like an looked after. We want you to
adult and given a lot Our Study Centres will help be happy and settled while
more freedom. You have the you with any difficulties you’re you’re at our college so you
chance to be an individual – facing with your studies. can concentrate on achieving
often for the first time in your The fully-trained staff will your potential.
life. Some students step into help you with everything
this new independence with from exam preparation and Help is on hand
no trouble at all, while others managing your workload
can find it more challenging to getting to grips with We offer specialist
and need some extra support technology. More specialist support across all our
along the way. This is where support is available for sites if you have…
our Student Support team students with learning
can really help. difficulties such as Dyslexia, • a learning need
Dyspraxia and Asperger’s • money worries
Debbie Smith, Director Syndrome, as well as visual • housing issues
of Student Support, says: or hearing impairments, • concerns about
“Although we are a large physical disability and mental
college, we tailor our support health difficulties. your safety
to each student. You’re not • physical or mental
just one of a number here. The level of support we offer
You are an individual with really sets us apart from health issues
specific needs, and we do our school and other colleges.
best to meet those specific Find out more at:
needs.” She adds: “Our
support staff have a broad
range of experience and
knowledge. We’ve got youth
workers, social workers,
medical professionals
and a registered mental
health nurse.”

Each curriculum area also
has their own Student
Support Mentors. If you’re
having problems inside or
outside of college, they are
a great first point of contact.
Your tutors are also available

Our support staff have a broad range of experience and
knowledge. We’ve got youth workers, social workers, medical
professionals and a registered mental health nurse

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your college...

There are lots of things that make coming to
college very different to school. One thing
you’ll notice are all the amazing facilities you’ll
have access to, and we are constantly investing
in updates. Here are just some of the things
you’ll find across our sites.

Jellicoe Theatre including TRX suspension Flaunt Music rooms
belts, balance boards,
Jellicoe Theatre is our medicine balls and spin Our commercial You’ll find a choice of fully
professional 136-seat bikes. They also run unisex hair and beauty kitted out music rooms
theatre on the North personal training sessions salons are located at on our North Road site
Road site in Poole. It and fitness classes such our Lansdowne site in in Poole. These include
hosts professional touring as spinning and circuits. Bournemouth. Flaunt two small project rooms,
productions, community offers an impressive range seven rehearsal rooms
shows, conferences and Digital Media Centre of treatments with highly and a large performance
exhibitions, as well as skilled trainee therapists space. Students can hire
student productions. The Digital Media Centre and stylists – and you only these at a discounted rate.
includes a photography pay a fraction of what you
Fit Rooms studio, digital design would on the high street. Digital Skills Centre
Mac suites and a green
The Fit Rooms offer the screen room for filming The Digital Skills
latest gym equipment special effects. Centre is at the heart

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of Bournemouth’s digital hub, the largest outside A warm
of London*. It gives students access to high tech welcome
IT equipment, and an environment that mirrors a
digital agency, plus excellent links to major digital We do all we can to make our
and IT employers.
international students feel as
Eating and drinking
welcome as possible
Both main sites have cafeterias which serve value-
for-money hot and cold food and snacks, plus coffee If you’re an
shops. On our Lansdowne site in Bournemouth international student
you’ll also find the student-run Coastline Brasserie thinking about
and Escoffier fine dining restaurant. coming to the college,
you’ll be made to feel
*Tech Nation at home. Each year
over 300 international
students from over 40
countries choose to
study with us.

Studying alongside thousands of UK students gives
you the opportunity to improve your English language
skills and gain a real understanding of British life and
culture. A lot of our international students make friends
for life!

Our friendly college has an excellent reputation.
We offer a wide choice of academic, technical and
English language programmes, and our teaching staff
are all experts in their fields of study. Once you have
completed your course, you may be able to progress to
further study in one of the UK’s top universities.

If you choose to study with us, you will be based in a
beautiful part of the country that is less expensive than
London and other big cities in the UK. There are a lot of
international students in the student-friendly towns of
Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today!

International Office

We have a dedicated International Office.
Specialist staff can offer you advice and
guidance before and during your studies.
They help with things such as choosing
a course, organising a visa and finding
student accommodation. You can call
them on +44 (0)1202 205161 or email at
[email protected].

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achieveWhat you need to

to study at our college...

It’s good to know what you’ll need to achieve in your GCSEs in order
to study at our college, so read on. But please don’t wait until you’ve
completed your GCSEs to apply as many of our courses fill up quickly.
We can use your predicted grades as a guide until you receive your
actual grades. You can apply online at

Entry level Level 1 OR Level 2

There are no formal entry You will need GCSEs at You will need to complete You will require a
requirements, but you grades 3-1, including a Foundation Entry Level 3 minimum of 4 GCSEs at
need to be fully committed English and maths. qualification including a 9-3 including English and
to improving your skills Functional Skill in English maths, plus science for
and qualifications. and maths. some programmes.

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built on

We promote and celebrate
equality, diversity and
inclusion at our college, as
well as fundamental British
values. We also take our duty
of care to all students very
seriously. You have the right
to be and feel safe


We recognise that all students have a
fundamental right to be protected from abuse,
neglect, exploitation, radicalisation, discrimination
and all forms of harm.

OR A level Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

You will need to complete You will require a We provide a learning environment where people
a relevant Level 1 minimum of 6 GCSEs at are treated with respect. We welcome and value
qualification including a 9-4 including English and the richness of diversity and all members of the
Functional Skill in English maths. There are specific college community are encouraged to support our
and maths. grade requirements Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
for some subjects. For
Level 3 example, you’d need
a minimum grade 6 in
You will require a minimum Maths GCSE to study this British Values
of 5 GCSEs at 9-4 including at A level.
English and maths. We actively promote the British Values of
democracy; individual liberty; the rule of law;
OR mutual respect and tolerance of those with
different faiths and beliefs, as outlined in the
Government’s Prevent Strategy. We recognise how
British Values have a place in our expectations,
visions and values, and see that they underpin
what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse
Great Britain.

You will need to complete
a relevant Level 2
qualification including a
Functional Skill in English
and maths.

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A word about English and Maths

Every 16-19 year old student develops their maths and English skills while they
study with us. Before you start your
course you may take a maths
and English assessment
which identifies your
current ability and then
you’ll complete
studies linked
to your main

Important: maths and
English assessments are
not part of our application
and selection process, they
are only there to help us
ensure that our students
study the right courses.

Could a Part-Time English and Maths
course be right for you?

Open up a world of opportunities, gain confidence and achieve a qualification. If you
haven’t quite met the maths and English criteria for your course, you could consider
a Part-Time course. Develop skills in:

• Spelling, grammar and punctuation • Fractions, decimals and percentages
• Reading, speaking, listening and • Problem-solving

presentation skills

Find out more: [email protected]

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1 Amazing courses – check out our courses, compare
them and find the perfect match for your future career.

2 Decide – once you’ve decided which course you’d
like to study you can find out more about that
subject area by visiting our website.

3 Experience – Open Events: discover everything you need to
know about the course you’re interested in by coming to an
Open Event. You can speak to lecturers, meet students and get
a feel for what college life is really like. Register at
Shadowing: experience what college is like, talk to current
students and have a taster of the course that interests you.
More information at

4 Apply online – when you’re ready to apply, simply
search for the course you’re interested in on our website,
hit the apply now button and complete the application
If for any reason you need a paper version to apply for
a Full-Time or Apprenticeship course, these can be
collected from our Main Receptions or downloaded at

Don’t miss out! 5 Interview - you will be invited in for an interview to
ensure the course is a match for you and your future
career. If you’re offered a place you can expect to enrol
around the end of August.

Many of our courses fill up quickly. So when
you’ve found the course you like, apply online and
we could be seeing you join our amazing college
the following September!

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33 A Levels (Sixth Form)
34 Art and Design
35 Business and Accounting
36 Computing
37 Construction - Brickwork and
38 Construction - Painting
and Decorating
39 Construction - Plumbing and
40 Construction - Wood Trades
41 Electronic Engineering
42 Engineering
45 Foundation Learning - SEND
46 Foundation Learning
47 Hair and Beauty
48 Health and Childcare
49 Hospitality and Catering
50 Information Technology
51 Marine Engineering
52 Media
53 Motor
54 Music
55 Performing Arts
56 Uniformed Public Services
57 Retail
58 Science
59 Security, Social Media and
60 Sport
61 Travel and Tourism

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Pass your A Levels at a
college that gives you the
freedom to be an individual

Join our Sixth Form and we’ll help you to
reach your potential. You’ll be taught
by tutors who are specialists in
their subjects and are 100%
committed to your success.
We work closely with
local employers and
universities who often
come into The College
to give talks about
their industries.

How you’ll learn Your future

Classroom activities are Passing your A Levels doesn’t
very hands-on. Depending
on your subject, you might just prepare you for university
do scientific experiments, – it opens up a whole world of
photography shoots or creative options. Some of our students
writing. You’ll develop analytical
abilities, independent thinking choose to go straight into work or
and discussion and debating
techniques. You’ll also do Lois Bodie, an A Level History student, says: an Apprenticeship. Depending on
research, home study and your subjects, you could go on to
project work. Educational and “The Sixth Form College is a work in industries such as banking,
field trips include discovering great place to study if you hospitality, media, marketing,
wildlife at Nettlecombe social care, medicine or teaching.
or visiting the Houses of The transferable skills you develop,
Parliament. such as self-motivation, time

are itching to get out of the management and team work, will
school environment, or perhaps stand you in good stead for the

just yearning for a relaxed, 98% pass rate for
enthusiastic environment in A Levels in August 2018
which to study.”

Choose a combination of subjects you’re passionate You could be...
about, and study them in depth:
• Doctor
• Biology • E nglish • Law • Psychology • Accountant
• Business Literature • Mathematics • Religious • Forensic Scientist
• Chemistry • Media Studies • Journalist
• Criminology • F inancial • Photography Studies …and much more
• Economics Studies • Physics • Sociology
• English • P olitics • Spanish
• Geography
Literature and • History

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Art and design Lcirveea,tbereathe,IT'S YOUR FUTURE

Come and study Art and Design
right through to degree level

Are you ready to kick start your career in the design
industry? Our courses are a great place to start.
You’ll be taught by lecturers who are art and design
practitioners, meaning they have great industry
knowledge and contacts. You’ll even work on live
projects for businesses, so you gain real and
valuable experience.

How you’ll learn You could be...

Learning is flexible, hands-on and • Graphic Designer
focused on you. You’ll work in • Fashion Designer
large studio spaces with industry • Textiles Designer
standard equipment. We have a • Photographer
photography studio with a digital • Illustrator
darkroom, a fashion and textiles • Fine Artist
workshop and a fine art studio. We
embed digital skills within the more Your future
traditional studio activities. In most
cases, assessment is continuous and
coursework-based. This allows you to track
your progress and build a portfolio of work. Many
of our qualifications include an external assessment.

Dallas Pitman, an Art and Design student, says: The design industry is one of Britain’s leading growth

“I have enjoyed the whole experience, areas and is very strong locally. Our students go on to a
wide range of jobs in the sector, from graphic or fashion

especially the opportunity to work designer to photographer and fine artist. On average,
independently and the live projects with real local artists and photographers can earn more than
£25,000 a year.

design clients. It’s given me a real feel for £84 biBlliroitnaiisn’tshcereaantnivuealinvdaulusetorfies
the industry.”

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Art and Design Art and Design Art and Design HND Graphic HND Graphic
Design Design
Foundation Foundation
Diploma in Art Diploma in Art
and Design and Design

Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work, an Progress to work, Progress to work,
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship or... Apprenticeship, a Higher or Degree a Higher or Degree
university or...
Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship
university or... or university

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4ABuhseiandess Business
and accounting
Gain valuable skills.
Develop your mindset.
Plan for success.

Do you want to open up doors to get a job, start your
own business or go to university?

Study with us and learn all there is to know about
working in the industry – from creating and
implementing marketing strategies to how organisations
make profits. Our Gold Centre
Award from The International
Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)
acknowledges our high standards
and achievements.

How you’ll learn Your future

Our courses have a strong practical Business and Accounting are both
excellent career options. Once you
element to them, so you’ll gain are qualified, you could earn around
£33,000 a year. Our students go
real work experience within local on to a wide range of jobs – from
banking and finance to customer-
businesses. Business students will James Thornley-Nash, a Business facing roles, marketing and project
work on projects such as carrying student, says: management. Other students progress
out market research and producing to Apprenticeships, university or start
their own businesses.
promotional materials. Accounting “I like the relaxed, friendly
students work in our state-of-the- You could be...

art Financial Services Centre where atmosphere. I enjoy working • Finance Administrator
you’ll get hands on experience of independently and there are • Accountant in Practice
major accounting software and • Business Owner
• Marketing/PR Manager
use award-winning e-learning a lot of opportunities to meet
materials. Many of local employers.”
our qualifications include an

external assessment. 20.8% increase in
Business jobs by

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Routes to Business Enterprise BTEC Diploma in Business FdA Business FdA Business
Digital AAT Foundation Diploma in (University progression) and Management and Management
Progression Accounting and Business AAT Diploma in Accounting Project Operational/
2 Digital Business Administration Business Administration Management Departmental
Business Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Manager
Team Leader Apprenticeship Apprenticeship
Business, Marketing and
Progress to work, Progress to work, Promotions Progress to work, Progress to work,
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship or... a Higher or Degree a Higher or Degree
Progress to work, an
Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship
university or... university or... or university

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computing wwiezabr,dryIT'S YOUR FUTURE

Discover the diversity and
potential of computing

Do you want to learn the skills you need
to go into computer programming,
web design or network security? Our
experienced tutors teach you all that, plus
you’ll learn from guest speakers from
businesses like EA Games and Double
Negative. You’ll also get to visit local
events such as Digital Wave, BIMA
and the Innovation Design Show at
Bournemouth University.

How you’ll learn You could be...

You’ll be taught in lessons • Computer Programmer
or workshops. By taking part • Network Manager
in live business-led projects, • Web Designer
you’ll get great work experience • Ethical Hacker
and make useful industry • Games Designer
contacts. You’ll have access to
5 dedicated IT suites – that’s over Your future
100 PCs using technology and software
used in industry, such as the full Adobe suite, Working in the IT sector can open up many career
3D Studio max, Unity+ and Game Maker Pro. You will be
assessed in different ways, from customer feedback, opportunities. You could earn £15,000-£25,000 in your
online tests and assignment-based studies. Many of our
qualifications include an external assessment. first year at work. Over 75% of our students progress to a

Liam Rutherford, Computing student, says: Foundation Degree at The College. Those who leave after

“It’s an awesome course. It teaches you Level 3 typically start work in computer engineering, web
amazing and useful skills for computers
and opens loads of options for university.” design or games development.

Your career route options b i gBgoeusrtnedmigoiuttahl haunbdsPoouotlesiadree the

*Tech Nation

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4/5/6

Progression 2 Everything IT Everything IT FdSc Computing
Computing Diploma in IT Cyber Security FdSc 3D CGI Modelling and Animation
IT Application Social Media FdSc 3D CGI Architectural Visualisation
Specialist IT Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship BSc 3D CGI (including a work
Apprenticeship Software Development Technician Apprenticeship placement)
Digital Marketing Apprenticeship
Progress to work, Progress to work, BTEC Computing Progress to work, a Higher or
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship or... Degree Apprenticeship
Progress to work, an Apprenticeship, or university
university or...

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Byouuilrddream Brickwork
and Plastering
Gain a nationally recognised
qualification in Brickwork
and Plastering

Our experienced tutors have a wealth of industry
knowledge and are ready to teach you all the
practical skills and techniques you need to work
in brickwork and plastering. Our students get
outstanding results and consistently win regional
and national competitions.
We work in partnership with
local businesses and trade
organisations such as British

How you’ll learn

Construction is about hand

skills and techniques, so

although you will study some

theory our courses focus mainly

on practical activities. Our state-

of-the-art facilities create a

true working environment at full

size – we don’t use models or

simulations. This means you’ll Sam Keller, a Bricklaying student, says: Your future
be ready for work when you
There’s over 10,000 construction jobs
leave. National Apprenticeship “I have enjoyed learning a new in Dorset alone and once qualified you
Week gives you the opportunity could earn over £30,000 a year. As well
skill and meeting new people.” as opportunities in the local area, your
to attend interview workshops, skills could take you anywhere in the
find out more about the world. Many of our students go on to
start their own businesses, or work on
industry and get hands-on commercial and domestic projects and
progress to site supervisors.
work experience. Ed xepmeacpntldeadsft2oer3re%qrsuinabcliyrfeia2eds0e22in
You could be...
Your career route options
• Bricklayer
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 • Plasterer
• Site Manager
Construction Certificate – Diploma in Brickwork Brickwork • Quantity Surveyor
Brickwork Brickwork Apprenticeship Apprenticeship • Self-Employed Builder
Construction Certificate – Diploma in Plastering • Trade Foreman
Plastering Plastering Apprenticeship

Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work or
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship

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Ready to learn all there is
to know about Painting and

Painting Study with us and you’ll learn the latest painting and
and Decorating decorating techniques from great tutors with a wealth
of industry knowledge. Our students have had success
in regional and national competitions. We have great You could be...
relationships with major employers such as Greendale
Construction, Decorative Treatments Unlimited, • Contracts Manager
Bournemouth Borough Council and the • Quantity Surveyor
National Trust. We also support many • Site Manager
small companies, all of which are • Employed/Self-
undertaking a wide variety
work activities. Employed Decorator

How you’ll learn

Painting and Decorating
is about hand skills and
techniques, so you will
focus on practical activities.
You’ll also take part in
relevant classroom activities.
Training and assessments are
full size – we don’t use models or
simulations. This means you’ll be
ready for work when you leave.

Ross Burningham, a Painting and Decorating student, says: Your future

“The staff who teach the Painting and Decorating There are plentiful job opportunities in the local area,
Level 2 course should be congratulated. I find around 35% above the national average, and your skills
them very professional and helpful. I would highly could take you anywhere in the world. If you want to
recommend this course to anyone.” emigrate in the future, you’ll get an excellent point score.

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Earn ar o uonncde£q3u0a,0li0f0ieda y ear

Certificate in Diploma in Painting
Painting and and Decorating
Decorating Painting and

Progress to work, Progress to work or
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship

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pTalkuentghee Plumbing
and Electrical
Learning Plumbing and
Electrical skills opens a
world of opportunities

Would you like to work in plumbing and
mechanical services, renewable
technologies, building servicing
and maintenance or gas/
electrical installation
and servicing? Our
knowledgeable and
experienced team are
ready to teach you all
you need to know. We
work closely with local
employers such as
Bournemouth Borough
Council and Sunseeker

How you’ll learn

We offer very practical courses

and a flexible teaching

approach. You’ll spend your time Kyle Harris, a Plumbing student, says:
in our fully equipped workshops

and project room and the rest “I cannot fault the course, Your future
of the time studying theory. We it shows how far we are
offer great support materials, ahead - brilliant.” Once qualified you could earn over
£35,000 a year. You could end up
including some online, to working anywhere in the country,
help you progress as easily as or the world. Past students have
progressed to Apprenticeships,
possible. All our courses focus growth university or jobs with local and
and national companies, and many have
isonunrineedmyuopsultorgyyma. i nenotpapnodrtwuneitmiea sek lee c t r7fic.o5ria%lnopscreaidnl iptcltuheemdbneejxorstb five years started their own businesses.

Your career route options You could be...

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 • Plumbing and Heating
Diploma in Diploma in Plumbing Studies Plumbing and Heating
Plumbing Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship • Approved Electrician
Apprenticeship Electrical Installation • Engineer
Diploma in Electrical Installation Apprenticeship • Renewable Technology


Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work or
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship

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Study Wood Trades with us and
work anywhere in the world

Are you interested in site carpentry, bench joinery
or boat building? Then come and learn all the skills
and techniques you need to succeed in the industry.
We work closely with major local employers such as
Tekne Shopfitting, Churchview Joinery, Greendale
Construction, Spetisbury Construction and Sunseeker
International. We get outstanding results and our
students have won regional competitions.

How you’ll learn You could be...

All our courses have a largely • Carpenter/Joiner
practical element to them. You will • Contracts Manager
also take part in clearly structured • Quantity Surveyor
classroom activities with a focus • Site Manager
on employment. Training and • Self-Employed Builder
assessment is full size, where
possible, so you get useful and Your future
realistic work experience. You’ll
learn about all aspects of site and/or Once qualified you can expect to earn over £23,000 a
bench joinery which can lead year. Not only are there plenty of jobs locally, but being
onto site supervision, quantity skilled in the wood trades provides an excellent points
surveying, self-employment and score if you wish to emigrate. As well as site carpentry
business ownership. and bench joinery, our students progress to work in site
supervision, civil engineering and construction design.
All our tutors have many years of experience, both in
the industry and teaching and are passionate about 18,000+ jobs across the south
mentoring students to achieve their full potential.

Richard Downes, a Wood Trades student, says:

“Alan is a fab teacher and great
bloke, he has helped me so much.”

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Carpentry and Carpentry and Carpentry HNC in Built Environment
Joinery Certificate Joinery Diploma Apprenticeship - C onstruction
Carpentry and Carpentry Bench Joinery
Joinery Diploma Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Management
Bench Joinery - Quantity Surveying
Progress to work or Apprenticeship Progress to work, - A rchitectural Technology
an Apprenticeship an Apprenticeship or...
Progress to work or Progress to work,
an Apprenticeship a Higher or Degree

or university

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erloebcottriocnsic Electronic
Open many opportunities
when you study Electronic
Engineering with us

How would you like to work with technology such
as 3D printing, rapid prototyping and robotics
during your studies? Well you’re in the right place.
Our academic staff have worked in the industry so
can pass on their specialist knowledge. And we
work closely with major local
employers such as Cobham plc,
Superior Seals and Lymington
Precision Engineering.

How you’ll learn Quaelifnigeidneeelresctcraonniecasrn Your future
£36,000 a year
You’ll combine practical and Qualifying in Electronic Engineering will
academic-based learning in put you in high demand because many
industry-standard facilities. companies struggle to find the technical
The skills you learn are not staff they need. Our students go on to a
only useful for the engineering wide range of job roles, usually in small
sector, but are transferable to to medium high-tech companies with
other sectors too. You’ll work fewer than 250 employees. Studying
on live employer-led projects, Electronic Engineering really does
giving you hands-on experience open up opportunities for you to work
and great contacts. Assessment anywhere in the country – or the world.
focuses on live projects or
activities in industry. Many of You could be...
our qualifications include an
external assessment. • Engineering Designer
• Electronics Technician
Scott Wells, an Electronics Engineering student, says: • Project Manager
• Process Engineer
“I came on the course to assist me in my working life. I have • Quality Assessor
been very impressed with how the tutors help and provide
advice on a range of technical issues.”

Your career route options

Level 2 Level 3 Level 4/5 HNC/FdEng in Level 6
Manufacturing Management
Engineering Engineering HNC in Built Environment Engineering Manufacturing Degree Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Apprenticeship HNC/FdEng in Management Apprenticeship in Engineering
Subsidiary/ Electronic Design
Extended Diploma in HNC/FdEng in
Engineering Mechanical Design

Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work, a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, Progress to work
an Apprenticeship an Apprenticeship, university or...

or university university or...

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Engineering innovateIT'S YOUR FUTURE


Study Engineering with
us from Level 1 right
through to Level 6

Engineering is a diverse and vibrant industry,
and there are plenty of opportunities for
talented and enthusiastic graduates. Your
expert tutors will teach you the skills and
techniques that local businesses have said
they require. We work closely with local
businesses like Cobham plc, Lymington
Precision Engineering, Superior Seals and Aish

How you’ll learn You could be...

You’ll cover a wide range of subjects • Production Engineer
from mechanical engineering, (aerospace/oil/gas)
welding and fabrication to CNC and
CAD. Our well-equipped workshops • Quality Control Engineer
reflect an industrial environment, • Chartered Engineer
so you’ll get hands-on training in • Skilled Machinist
real conditions. You will do work • Skilled Draftsman
experience as part of your course and • Skilled Welder
learn from specialist guest speakers.
Many of our qualifications include an Your future
external assessment.
There is a thriving engineering industry locally. Our
Sam Edwards, an Engineering student, says: students have gone on to work in mechanical engineering,
welding, maintenance engineering, CNC manufacturing
“The environment isn’t regimented like school. It’s and CAD drafting.
a more professional environment where we’re treated
like working adults - which makes working easier.” Qu£a3lif9i,e0d00E+ngainyeeearrs can earn

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 6

Engineering, Engineering BTEC Foundation/ HNC in Built Environment Degree
Marine and Motor Apprenticeship Extended Diploma in HNC/FdEng in Electronic Design Apprenticeship in
Vehicle Level 1 City & Guilds Engineering NQF (1.5/3 HNC/FdEng in Mechanical Design Engineering
Routes Technical A-Level equivalent) HNC/FdEng in Manufacturing
Certificate in Engineering Management Progress to work,
Engineering Apprenticeship Engineering Manufacturing a Higher or Degree
Management Apprenticeship
Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work, Apprenticeship
an Apprenticeship an Apprenticeship an Apprenticeship, Progress to work, a Higher or or university
Degree Apprenticeship,
or... or... university or... university or...

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lLeaanrgnuiangge ESOL

Our ESOL courses make it
enjoyable to study English
as a second language

Do you want to study
English in a fun and
friendly environment?
Do you want to develop
skills to help you grow
and progress? Then
come and join us at
our college. You’ll be
learning alongside
people from many
different countries. Our
teaching is excellent,
and you will receive a lot
of support and advice.

How you’ll learn Hamid Asadi, an ESOL student, says: Your future

You’ll study a range of “I would like to recommend the Our courses have been designed to
different subjects and course because of all the benefits not only improve your English, but to
do something different I’ve got from it. It’s given new develop a lot of transferable skills. This
each week. As well as opportunities to me.” means you will be able to progress to
working on your English, further study or work. Once you have
you’ll also develop successfully completed the Level 1
your computer skills, certificate you can apply to other
study skills and maths. Full-Time courses at The College,
Learning is a mix of provided you meet their other
classroom, group and entry requirements.
online work. You will
also get the opportunity
to do sports, outdoor
activities, volunteering,
go on trips and do a
work placement.

Your career route options

entry Level 1, 2 ,3 Level 1 Level 2 Did you know?

Youth ESOL Programme Youth ESOL Youth ESOL Learning to speak English
Programme Programme will help you get more out of
everyday life in the UK.

Progress to work or... Progress to work or other Full-Time
courses at The College

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For information at your fingertips, visit our Learning
Resource Centres (LRCs)

The LRCs are comfortable and friendly spaces at our Bournemouth and Poole sites where you can access
resources and support. The friendly team will help you find what you need.

• Different learning zones including project rooms and pods • Bookable rooms

• 37,000+ books, magazines and DVDs • Laptop loans

• eBooks and article databases • Access to the Virtual Learning Environment

• IT suite with PCs, laptops and Macs • Sessions on research and referencing

• Specialist software Find out more:

Learn to drive
at college

Did you know that we have our very
own driving school?

• Discounted rates for students –
just £18/hour

• Learn in a new Vauxhall Corsa
• Gain an essential skill, highly

valued by employers

To find out more and book:

yFoouurndfuattiuorne4 FOUNDATION

Join a supportive and friendly
learning environment

Our Entry Level and Level 1 courses are
for people with special educational
needs, learning difficulties
or disabilities. We offer a
supportive and friendly
learning environment.
Our courses are
focused on developing
your confidence,
independence and
skills for work. You’ll
also have the chance
to get involved in lots
of college activities.

How you’ll learn charities, and working with the Your future
local community. We have lots of
You will be part of a small group so opportunities for work experience, We work closely with local employers
you will receive a lot of support and such as our College Shop, SNAX to access part-time and supported
care. You’ll do lots of practical work café and hands-on work experience employment once you’ve finished
in the classroom such as making with well-known companies such as your course. Or you might decide
jewellery and craft items, making Halfords and Wickes. to continue studying at The College
props for drama performances, before getting a job. Whatever you
cookery, art, beauty and floristry. choose, our supportive tutors will
Study outside the classroom help you every step of the way.
includes volunteering with local

Staff at Honeybrook Farm have said:

“We look forward to the STEPS students arriving
at the farm; they brighten and lighten my day.”

Your career route options Did you know?

entry Level Entry Level/ Level 1 You’ll develop social and independence
skills, as well as English and maths skills
STEPs Entry Level Award Pre-Vocational Programme when you study with us.
STEPs Entry Level Certificate (PVP)
STEPs Entry Level Diploma
STEPs Part-Time

Progress to Progress to work, an apprenticeship
work, volunteering or... or volunteering

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Prepare for further
study or work with
our Foundation
Learning courses

FOUNDATION Our courses are for students who
LEARNING haven’t yet decided on a specific
career path, or who may need more
opportunities to develop their skills
for further study and work. We offer
a supportive and friendly learning
environment and you’ll receive
the support you need.

How you’ll Your future
Our supportive tutors will help you to
You’ll do a mixture engage with learning so that you can
of practical progress onto another course at The
and classroom College, an Apprenticeship or into work.
work, and work Whatever you choose, we will help you every
towards getting step of the way.
qualifications in
English and maths. P r ow g i tr e h s isn at o pFurwolofl-rekTsstoimierocenahapnlrioacganrdlaamremae
Study outside the
classroom could Did you know?
include volunteering with
local community projects You’ll get the chance to sample
or doing the Duke of Edinburgh professional and technical options,
Award. We have lots of opportunities which will help you find what you
for developing employability and work skills, such as our enjoy and are good at.
SNAX café and local businesses.

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2

STEP Up To College Progress to Level 3
Skills Track
Level 1 Progression

Progress to work, Progress to work or
an Apprenticeship an Apprenticeship


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Study Hair and Beauty at
the only Lee Stafford Hair
Academy in the South West

Would you like to learn Beauty Therapy, Your future Hair and Beauty
Nail Technology, Media Make-up and
Hairdressing within our Wella and Hair and Beauty is a growth
Dermalogica recognised `Centre industry, and is very strong locally.
of Excellence’? Once qualified, this type of work
could take you all over the world.
With the guidance of our creative and Our students have progressed on to
diligent tutors you will gain the practical varied roles, from hairstylist, beauty
and theoretical knowledge you need to therapist, nail technician or make-
achieve your qualification. up artist to spa manager, session
stylists or lecturer. Some have even
Would you like to practice what you’ve gone on to run their own salons.
learnt on clients working with quality
products such as Lee Stafford, Wella, You could be...
Dermalogica and Spa Find? Then come
and study with us. • Hair Stylist
• Session stylist
How you’ll learn Rochelle Samways, a Level 2 Beauty • Beauty Therapist
Therapy student • Salon Manager/Owner
You’ll be taught in one of our • Freelance Therapist/Stylist
Flaunt Beauty Therapy training I’ve learnt so much this year, • Make-up Artist
salons or our professional I’d highly recommend the • Nail Technician
Make-up studio and Lee Stafford course. I can’t wait to start • Spa Manager
Hairdressing Academy. Our the Level 3 course and to
creative tutors will teach you further my skills.”
a mix of theory and hands-on
skills. A lot of what you learn is 8% industry
transferable to customer service, growth predicted
customer relations and retail in next 5 years
sectors. You will complete a
block session of work experience
with a local employer to further
prepare you for the industry. You’ll
be assessed in a variety of ways
including practical assessments,
online exams and assignments.

Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Progression 2 Technical Certificate in Technical Certificate Advanced Technical Hairdressing
Hairdressing Hairdressing in Barbering Diploma in Hairdressing Apprenticeship
Progression 2 Hairdressing Barbering Advanced Technical Advanced Technical
Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Diploma in Beauty and Spa Diploma in Theatrical,
Industry Therapy Special Effects and Media
Diploma in Hair and Beauty Therapy Advanced Technical Make-up Artistry
Media Make-up Apprenticeship Diploma in Nail Technology Beauty Therapy
Technical Certificate Apprenticeship
in Beauty Therapy

Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work or
an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship or... an Apprenticeship

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Study Healthcare and Childcare
with us and open up plenty of
work opportunities

Healthcare Would you like to study Health and Childcare at
and Childcare a college that exceeds national averages and
continues to improve year on year? Then our
courses could be for you. Our highly qualified You could be...
tutors come from a variety of care, teaching
and nursing backgrounds and are ready to • Nurse
support you throughout your studies. • Social Worker
• Teacher
How you’ll learn • Nursery

You’ll learn through a mix of Practitioner
lectures, practical workshops, • Midwife
independent study time and
interaction with guest speakers. Our Your future
courses all have a practical element
to them, so you’ll have the opportunity The care sector is predicted to keep growing, rising
to work in different settings and develop 3% locally in the next five years. Fully trained, you
your teamwork and flexible communication can expect to earn £15,000+ a year. Many of our
skills. A work placement will give you valuable students progress to university to study nursing,
experience and help you choose your future career. Many midwifery, social work, occupational therapy,
of our qualifications include an external assessment. speech therapy and primary teaching or secure
jobs as Early Years practitioners.
A representative from Montacute School, says:

“We’ve had lots of good placement students
from The College over the past few years, some
of whom are now working with us.”

Your career route options

ENTRY Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 5

Certificate in Progression to Technical Diploma in Health BTEC National and Health and
Caring for a Health and Social and Social Care Extended Diploma in Social Care
Child/Children Care Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Apprenticeship
Progression to Apprenticeship Diploma in Health and
Childcare Certificate in an Social Care Progress to work,
Introduction to Early Years Health and Social Care a Higher or Degree
Progress to Progress to work, Education and Care Apprenticeship
work or... an Apprenticeship or... Children and Young Diploma in Early Years Apprenticeship
People’s Workforce/Early Education and Care (Early or university
13,000 care worker Years Apprenticeship Years Educator)
jobs locally Diploma for the Early Years
Progress to work, Workforce (Early Years
an Apprenticeship or... Educator Apprenticeship)
Dental Nursing

Progress to work,
an Apprenticeship, university or...

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caoosktinogrump Hospitality
and Catering
Study Hospitality and Catering
at one of the top catering
colleges in the world

Imagine learning the ropes in
exceptional facilities including
an AA Rosette restaurant.
And imagine learning from
inspirational lecturers and
mentors such as top chef
James Golding, Chef Director
for the PIG Hotel group. Sound
good? Read on…

How you’ll learn Tony Beales, former Catering Your future
student says:
All our courses have a strong 98% of our students go on to
hands-on approach but “I’ve travelled all over the work or further study. Working
you’ll also learn theory and world working as a chef in the hospitality and catering
management skills on the before setting up my own sector can take you all over the
Hospitality course, so you’ll business, Beales Gourmet. world but with over 350 hotels
be perfectly prepared for Without a doubt, my course and restaurants in the local
the demands of working in was vital in giving me the area alone, there are plenty of
this industry. You’ll gain work skills I needed to succeed.” opportunities right here too.
experience in our professional Our students have gone on to
kitchens, demonstration work in the best hotels in the
theatre and restaurants. We world including The Ritz and
have three commercial outlets Claridge’s, and some have
– the Coastline Coffee Shop, started their own business.
the Brasserie and our fine
dining restaurant, Escoffier Earn £27,000 or more as
(for which we were awarded a fully trained chef
an AA Rosette). Many of our
qualifications include an
external assessment.

Your career route options You could be...

Introduction Progression Advanced • Chef
• Private Caterer
Routes to Level 1 Technical Certificate in Technical Diploma in Professional • Event Manager
Sports, Tourism Food Preparation and Cookery • Hotel Manager
and Catering Service Advanced Technical Diploma for • Restaurant Owner/Manager
Progression 2 Commis Chef Professional Chefs • Receptionist
Catering and Apprenticeship Chef de Partie Apprenticeship • Bar/Pub Manager
Hospitality Hospitality Team Specialised Chef’s Scholarship
Member Apprenticeship Higher Apprenticeship
Progress to work, Specialised Chef’s BTEC National Extended Diploma
an Apprenticeship or... Scholarship in Hospitality and Events
Progress to work,
Progress to work, an Apprenticeship
an Apprenticeship or...
or university

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Information eevyeerteyethingIT'S YOUR FUTURE
Learn a core of Information
Technology knowledge with us

Are you ready to start your journey into the exciting
and diverse world of IT? Study with us and gain
an industry-recognised qualification, then go on
to choose from a wide range of jobs. You’ll go on
relevant trips to places that could include the National
Computer Museum and the Science Museum
amongst others. We work closely with
major local employers who organise
guest speakers and workshops.

How you’ll learn You could be...

Learning is very practical
and hands-on, and

integrates new and • IT Technician
emerging technologies. • Network Technician
Assessment methods
• Database Administrator
include a mix of video,

audio, witness or observation • W eb Developer/

statements, simulation and Administration

competitions. You’ll complete a

work placement with an external

employer. You may also work with

The College’s IT Helpdesk or Media and IT Your future
section. This provides you with valuable work experience

and helps you decide on a future career. IT is a very strong industry

B Ray, an Everything IT student, says: and there are lots of different
jobs within it. You could go into

“All the units were fun and interesting to learn. I’ve learnt many forensic computing and IT security
or database administration,

new skills which I will bring forward into my future IT career. for example. As a trained IT
I believe that most units should be interactive and this course professional, you can expect to
earn £37,000 a year.

pushed forward to do just that.” 7,500 IT technicians
employed in the local area
Your career route options

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Routes to Digital IT Application Everything IT
and Business Specialist IT Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship
BTEC Diploma in IT Cyber Security
Everything IT Social Media
BTEC Computing
Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

Progress to work, Progress to work, Progress to work, an Apprenticeship
an Apprenticeship an Apprenticeship or university

or... or...

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