Starting and growing your business

Skills and training

Skills and Learning Adult Community Education - Dorset

Our adult learning service provides a wide range of professional training opportunities for businesses including:

  • NVQ equivalent courses at levels 2 to 5 
  • Apprenticeship Training in various subject frameworks 
  • Custom Packages of training that maximise available funding 
  • ILM Management and Basic Skills courses that are essential to the smooth running of business 

For further information please visit Skills and Learning.

Bournemouth and Poole College

Bournemouth and Poole College is the largest provider of further education and apprenticeships in the area.

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is particularly recognised for its work in the media industries, being home to the National Centre for Computer Animation. Graduates from the university have worked on a number of Hollywood films, including "Gravity", which was awarded the Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards.

There are a number of opportunities for businesses to collaborate with the university through a variety of different programmes. If of interest, get in touch with our economic development team and we can make introductions to the relevant people. Telephone 01202 633353 or email

Arts University Bournemouth

The Arts University Bournemouth is the leading arts university for creative industries. Businesses can have access to specialist facilities including laser cutting and 3D printing.

Page last updated: 13 May 2021
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