Bournemouth Business School International (BBSI) is an accredited English Language School that offers international students a range of English language courses, business English courses, and specialised training courses. School also conducts university foundation and pre-Masters study programmes. BBSI is accredited by British Council for the Teaching of English. English Language Training BBSI offers English Language courses year round at different language levels. Students can enter a course at any time during the year. Students can also study for and undertake the IELTS [Academic] examination and various Cambridge English Language Assessment examinations. Many students use English Language courses as a preparation for more specialised study. Business & Professional Training BBSI conducts a wide range of study programmes year round in popular subjects. Students have an opportunity to acquire important academic and professional qualifications. Subjects include management, business, marketing, finance, hospitality, tourism, law, science, technology and IT. All courses include supportive English-language elements. BBSI holds Highly Trusted Sponsor Status (HTS) under the UK Border Agency (UKBA) Tier 4 Points Based System. UKBA Sponsor Licence Number is H0KMT5TH3. BBSI is listed on the UKBA Register of Sponsors. For detailed information on available courses, fees and schedules please contact Prime Study. Bournemouth Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile (153 km) World Heritage Site. Before it was founded in 1810 by Lewis Tregonwell, the area was a deserted heathland occasionally visited by fisherman and smugglers. Initially marketed as a health resort, the town received a boost when it appeared in Dr Granville's book, The Spas of England. Bournemouth's growth really accelerated with the arrival of the railway and it became a recognised town in 1870. Historically part of Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974. Since 1997, the town has been administered by a unitary authority, giving it autonomy from Dorset County Council although it remains however part of the ceremonial county. The local council is Bournemouth Borough Council. The town centre has notable Victorian architecture and the 202 feet (62 m) spire of St Peter's Church, one of three Grade I listed churches in the borough, is a local landmark. Bournemouth's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and popular nightlife. The town is also a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre or BIC, and a financial sector that's worth more than a £1,000 million in Gross Value Added.