Bournemouth and Poole College (The)

Kate James

Student Welfare Coach
01202 206006

The information on this page was last updated on 3 September 2018.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

At Bournemouth and Poole College we want to help you achieve your full potential, which is why we offer a range of support to our looked-after and leaving care students.

We currently hold the Buttle UK Quality Mark, and have a dedicated team of welfare and mental health coaches to support you throughout your time at the college.

We can offer you a wide range of support services including financial, counselling, welfare, mental health, and advice and guidance for careers and education support. We also work in tandem with your social care team to ensure that your needs are met.

Kate James is our current lead and keyworker for all students who may be looked-after or leaving care. This is supported by a deputy lead keyworker, who is Sara Churchill. This role has extra knowledge in terms of the contacts who support you in the community, training, and knowledge around the current guidelines and legislation. We will advocate for the student and the student's voice at every opportunity necessary.

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

6 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

CGI Architectural Visualisation North Road Foundation
CGI Modelling Animation North Road Foundation
Contemporary Theatre North Road Foundation
Engineering Electronic Design North Road Part time Foundation
Engineering Manufacturing Management North Road Part time Foundation
Engineering Mechanical Design North Road Part time Foundation