Welcome to Portsmouth College Adult and Continuing Education

We are delighted that you are considering taking up one of our Adult and Continuing Education courses. For more information on a course, and the opportunity to enrol online, please choose from one of the above subject areas.

Futures Courses

These lead to a formally recognised qualification (e.g. GCSE English) through one of our online, frequent, block or blended delivery methodologies. Online application for futures courses starting in August closes on 31st Aug 2019.

For all of these courses, you will need to come into College for an interview before we can confirm your place. The purpose of the interview is two-fold:

  1. For you to complete an initial skills assessment, which will enable us to provide you with the most appropriate guidance and ensure you enrol on the correct course;
  2. To assess the level of fees that you may need to pay. The Government provides Portsmouth College with funding to support our courses, however in most cases you will need to also make a contribution. Fees due will depend on any existing qualifications that you hold, your age and your employment status.

You will have the opportunity to select a convenient date/time for your interview once you have applied to join one of these courses.

Fun Courses

These are generally short courses and start at the beginning of each term (September, January and April), covering areas such as Languages, Music, Art, Fitness and Cookery. For all of these courses, you will need to pay a fee when you enrol on the course. Online enrolment for these courses closes 1 week before the course starts.

Accountancy Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - AL11360 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
21st Sep 2019 to 6th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC11350 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 1st Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC11356 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - AL11365 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
21st Sep 2019 to 4th Jul 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - PC11364 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 30th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - PC11367 - Mon and Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 1st Jul 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - AL11363 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
21st Sep 2019 to 4th Jul 2020 TBA
AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - PC11352 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 29th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - PC11358 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jul 2020 TBA
Apply
AAT Introductory Award in Accounting - Level 1 - PC11359 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 26th Nov 2019 TBA
Apply

Arts, Crafts and Creativity Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Clay Sculpture - JP11227 - Thu Eve
Location: John Pounds
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Calligraphy - SG11231 - Tue Day
Location: St George's Church
8th Oct 2019 to 16th Jun 2020 £240.00
Enrol
Introduction to Acrylic Painting - PC11234 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Printmaking for Beginners - PC11264 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
The Artist Sketch Book - PC11265 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol

Business Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in Principles of Business Administration - Level 2 - PC11345 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Award in Principles of Customer Service - Level 2 - PC11349 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply

Business Pillar Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in Food Safety in Catering - Level 2 - PC10891 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Business Administration - Level 2 - PC10016 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Customer Service - Level 2 - PC10015 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations - Level 2 - PC10014 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Extended Award in Skills for Working in Construction and Building Industries - Level 1 - PC10889 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply

Cookery Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Asian Cookery - AL11225 - Tue Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Indian Cookery - AL11240 - Thu Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Italian Cookery - AL11241 - Mon Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
The Great Portsmouth Bake Off - AL11255 - Wed Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
25th Sep 2019 to 4th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol

Counselling Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - HN11368 - Fri Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
20th Sep 2019 to 5th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC11362 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC11366 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC12594 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Counselling Skills for Beginners - Community Learning - PC11228 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - HN11361 - Thu Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC11355 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC11357 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA

Education Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Education and Training - Level 4 - PC11369 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Level 2 - PC11374 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - PC11371 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Diploma for Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) - Level 3 - PC11373 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 9th Jul 2020 TBA
Apply
Diploma in Education and Training - Level 5 - PC11370 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3 - PC11372 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply

Education Pillar Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities - Level 2 - PC10012 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Autism - Level 2 - PC10010 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2 - PC10007 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply

English Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
English Language - GCSE - CL11312 - Mon Day
Location: Carnegie Library
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - CL11315 - Wed Day
Location: Carnegie Library
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
English Language - GCSE - HN11317 - Fri Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
20th Sep 2019 to 5th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC11311 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC11313 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC11316 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
English Literature - GCSE - HN11319 - Thu Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
English Literature - GCSE - PC11320 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English (for ESOL) - BK11335 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Functional Skills English (for ESOL) - BK11336 - Thu Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Functional Skills English - BK11334 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Functional Skills English - PC11333 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Functional Skills English - PC11337 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA

Fitness and Wellbeing Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Instructing Exercise & Fitness (Gym) - Level 2 - PC12130 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Hula Hooping - Dance Fitness - MF11239 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £40.00
Enrol
Yoga - AL11262 - Mon Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £60.00
Enrol

Health and Sport Pillar Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition - Level 2 - PC10008 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2 - PC10914 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care - Level 2 - PC10009 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care - Level 2 - PC09995 - Blended Learning Programme
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply

ICT Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills ICT - Levels 1 and 2 - DL11348 - Thu Day
Location: Derby Road - The Learning Place
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply

Languages Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in British Sign Language - Level 1 - PC12129 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
British Sign Language for Beginners - PC11226 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
French for Beginners - PC11235 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
French for Improvers - PC11236 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
German for Beginners - PC11237 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £60.00
Enrol
German for Improvers - PC11238 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £60.00
Enrol
Italian for Beginners- PC11242 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Italian for Improvers - PC11314 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2019 to 4th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Beginners - PC11248 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Improvers - PC11249 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol

Mathematics Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills Maths - DL11341 - Thu Day
Location: The Learning Place (DR)
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - DL11342 - Tue Day
Location: The Learning Place (DR)
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - PC11338 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - PC11339 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - SB11340 - Mon Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - CL11323 - Fri Day
Location: Carnegie Library
20th Sep 2019 to 5th Jun 2020 TBA
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - DL11325 - Tue Day
Location: The Learning Place (DR)
17th Sep 2019 to 2nd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC11321 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC11322 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC11324 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Higher Tier - GCSE - PC11326 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Higher Tier - GCSE - SB11327 - Mon Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Higher Tier - GCSE - SB11328 - Fri Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
20th Sep 2019 to 5th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply

One Day Workshops Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Pasta Perfection - AL11243 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
5th Oct 2019 to 5th Oct 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Perfect Pizza - AL11244 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
12th Oct 2019 to 12th Oct 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Savoury Pastry - AL11245 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
16th Nov 2019 to 16th Nov 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Sugarcraft for Beginners (Winter Themed) - AL11251 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
9th Nov 2019 to 9th Nov 2019 £15.00
Sweet Pastry - AL11252 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
19th Oct 2019 to 19th Oct 2019 £15.00
Enrol

Science Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Biology - GCSE - PC11332- Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2019 to 4th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Chemistry - GCSE - PC11330 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Physics - GCSE - PC11331 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2019 to 3rd Jun 2020 TBA
Apply
Science - GCSE - PC11329 - Mon, Wed and Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2019 to 8th Jun 2020 TBA
Apply

Special Interests Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners - PC11223 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2019 to 5th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Acoustic Guitar for Improvers - PC11224 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Writing for Beginners - PC11232 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2019 to 3rd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Writing for Improvers - PC11264 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Digital Photography - PC11233 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Film Appreciation - PC11253 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2019 to 4th Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Making Money From Your Music - PC11318 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2019 to 2nd Dec 2019 £80.00
Enrol