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.

Community 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.

Qualification Courses

These lead to a formally recognised qualification (e.g. GCSE English) and are generally one year in duration, starting in September. There is the opportunity to start on a small number of qualification courses in January.

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.

Accountancy Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
AAT Access - Introductory Award in Accounting L1 - PC07164 - Wed Eve (16.30-18.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2017 to 24th Jan 2018 TBA Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - AL07174 - Saturday (10.00-12.30)
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
23rd Sep 2017 to 26th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC07175 - Wed Eve (18.30-21.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2017 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - PC07165 - Tue Eve (18.00-21.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2017 to 26th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - PC07166 - Mon and Thu Eve (18.00-21.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 25th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - AL07181- Saturday (10.00-12.30)
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
23rd Sep 2017 to 30th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - PC07182 - Wed Eve (18.30-21.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2017 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA Apply

Arts, Crafts and Creative Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Clay Sculpture (Mon Day) - JP07104 [Autumn 2017-18)
Location: John Pounds
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Clay Sculpture (Thu Eve) - JP07105 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: John Pounds
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Creative Calligraphy - SG07102 - Tue Day
Location: St George's Beneficial School
10th Oct 2017 to 1st May 2018 £240.00
Digital Photography - PC07040 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Drawing and Painting - PC07108 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol

Cookery Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Cakes, Pies, Tarts and Tortes - AL07088 - Wed Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
27th Sep 2017 to 6th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Italian Cookery - AL07100 - Mon Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Mediterranean Memories - AL07093 - Thu Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol

Counselling Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Counselling - Introduction L2 - PC07119 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2017 to 22nd May 2018 TBA
Counselling - Introduction L2 - PC07139 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 23rd May 2018 TBA
Counselling - Introduction L2 - PC07140 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2017 to 23rd May 2018 TBA Apply
Counselling - L3 - DR07121 - Fri Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
22nd Sep 2017 to 15th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Counselling - L3 - PC07120 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 7th Jun 2018 TBA Apply

Education Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Early Years Workforce - L3 Diploma - PC07191 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 24th May 2018 TBA Apply
Education and Training - L4 - PC07198 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 7th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Education and Training - L5 - PC07199 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 4th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Intro to Early Years Education and Care - L2 - PC07188 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 4th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Supporting Teaching and Learning - L2 - BK07141 - Tue Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
19th Sep 2017 to 22nd May 2018 TBA Apply
Supporting Teaching and Learning - L2 - BK07144 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
20th Sep 2017 to 23rd May 2018 TBA Apply
Supporting Teaching and Learning - L2 - PC07143 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2017 to 22nd May 2018 TBA Apply
Supporting Teaching and Learning - L3 - BK07149 - Thu Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
21st Sep 2017 to 7th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Supporting Teaching and Learning - L3 - PC07147 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 7th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Understanding Autism - L2 - BK07193 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
4th Oct 2017 to 14th Mar 2018 TBA Apply
Understanding Autism - L2 - PC07194 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
4th Oct 2017 to 14th Mar 2018 TBA Apply

English Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
English - GCSE - CL07060 - Mon Day
Location: Carnegie Library
18th Sep 2017 to 25th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English - GCSE - DR07066 - Fri Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
22nd Sep 2017 to 29th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English - GCSE - PC07059 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 25th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English - GCSE - PC07061 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2017 to 26th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English - GCSE - PC07065 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English - GCSE - SB07064 - Wed Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
20th Sep 2017 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English Literature - GCSE - PC07137 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 28th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
English Literature - GCSE - SB07136 - Thur Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
21st Sep 2017 to 28th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Functional Skills English - Mixed Levels - BK07132 - Wed Day (09.30-11.00)
Location: Buckland Community Centre
20th Sep 2017 to 6th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Functional Skills English - Mixed Levels - PC07130 - Mon Eve (18.00-19.30)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 4th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Functional Skills English - Mixed Levels - PC07134 - Thurs Eve (18.00 - 19.30)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 7th Jun 2018 TBA Apply

Health and Fitness Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Hula Hooping Dance Fitness - MF07056 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £40.00 Enrol
Tai Chi for Health and Well-being - FC07039 - Tue Day
Location: Fratton Community Centre
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £40.00 Enrol
Tap Dancing for Fun and Fitness for Beginners - MF07211 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £40.00 Enrol
Tap Dancing for Fun and Fitness for Improvers - MF07212 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £40.00 Enrol
Yoga - AL07038 - Mon Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £60.00 Enrol

History Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Witches and Witchcraft - PC07200 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2017 to 20th Nov 2017 £80.00 Enrol

ICT Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills ICT - Level 1 - DR07161- Thu Day (09.30-12.30)
Location: Buckland Community Centre
21st Sep 2017 to 14th Jun 2018 TBA Apply

Languages Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
British Sign Language - PC07043 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
French for Beginners - PC07050 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
French for Improvers - PC07049 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
German for Beginners (Thu Eve) - PC07046 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £60.00 Enrol
German for Improvers - PC07045 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £60.00 Enrol
Italian for Beginners- PC07048 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Italian for Improvers - PC07047 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Mandarin for Beginners - PC07044 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Spanish for Advanced - Part 1 - PC07051 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Spanish for Advanced - Part 2 - PC07052 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Spanish for Beginners - PC07054 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2017 to 6th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Spanish for Improvers - PC07053 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2017 to 5th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol

Mathematics Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills Maths - Mixed Levels - BK07158 - Wed Day (11.00-12.30)
Location: Buckland Community Centre
20th Sep 2017 to 6th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Functional Skills Maths - Mixed Levels - PC07156 - Mon Eve (19.30-21.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 4th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Functional Skills Maths - Mixed Levels - PC07159 - Thu Eve (19.30-21.00)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 7th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - CL07097 - Fri Day
Location: Carnegie Library
22nd Sep 2017 to 29th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - DR07085 - Tue Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
19th Sep 2017 to 26th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - PC07069 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 25th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - PC07090 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2017 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - PC07095 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 28th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - SB07081 - Mon Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
18th Sep 2017 to 25th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Higher - GCSE - PC07107 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 25th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Mathematics - Higher - GCSE - SB07110 - Fri Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
22nd Sep 2017 to 29th Jun 2018 TBA Apply

One Day Workshops Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
A Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Biscuits) - AL07032 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
25th Nov 2017 to 25th Nov 2017 £15.00 Enrol
A Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Cakes & Jars) - AL07030 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
4th Nov 2017 to 4th Nov 2017 £15.00 Enrol
A Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Pastries) - AL07033 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
9th Dec 2017 to 9th Dec 2017 £15.00 Enrol
A Traditional Countdown to Christmas Breads) - AL07034 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
16th Dec 2017 to 16th Dec 2017 £15.00 Enrol
A Traditional Countdown to Christmas Puddings) - AL07031 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
18th Nov 2017 to 18th Nov 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Artisan Bread Making - AL07036 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
25th Oct 2017 to 25th Oct 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Beautiful Biscuits - AL07035 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
24th Oct 2017 to 24th Oct 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Pasta Perfection - AL07027 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
30th Sep 2017 to 30th Sep 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Perfect Pizza - AL07026 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
23rd Sep 2017 to 23rd Sep 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Savoury Pastry - AL07028 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
7th Oct 2017 to 7th Oct 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Sugarcraft for Beginners – Winter Themed - AL07024 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
11th Nov 2017 to 11th Nov 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Sweet Pastry - AL07029 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
14th Oct 2017 to 14th Oct 2017 £15.00 Enrol
Sweet Treats - AL07037 [Autumn 2017-18]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
26th Oct 2017 to 26th Oct 2017 £15.00 Enrol

Science Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Biology - GCSE - PC07117 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2017 to 28th Jun 2018 TBA Apply
Science - GCSE - PC07114 - Mon and Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2017 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA Apply

Special Interests Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners- PC07042 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Acoustic Guitar for Improvers - PC07041 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2017 to 4th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol
Creative Writing - HV07109 - Thu Day
Location: Havelock Community Centre
28th Sep 2017 to 7th Dec 2017 £80.00 Enrol