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 January closes on 9th Jan 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.

Arts, Crafts and Creativity Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Clay Sculpture - JP10774 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: John Pounds
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Drawing and Painting - PC10773 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Printmaking for Beginners - PC10775 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol

Business Pillar Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC10771 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 8th Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
Award in Food Safety in Catering - Level 2 - 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 - Online
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2018 to 31st Jul 2019 TBA
Apply

Cookery Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Asian Cookery - AL10779 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Great Bakes - AL10778 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
16th Jan 2019 to 27th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Indian Cookery - AL10777 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Italian Cookery - AL10776 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol

Education Pillar Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges - Level 2 - BK10045 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 19th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Level 2 - PC10769 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 6th Dec 2019 TBA
Apply
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 Autismn - 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
Diploma in Early Years Workforce - Level 3 - PC10768 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 19th Jan 2020 TBA
Apply

Fitness and Wellbeing Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Hula Hooping and Dance Fitness - MF10805 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Mayfield School
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £40.00
Enrol
Yoga - AL10798 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £60.00
Enrol
Yoga - AL10799 - Mon Eve - [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £60.00

GCSE Pillar Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
English Language - GCSE - PC10762 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2019 to 28th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English - BK10763 - Tue Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Buckland Community Centre
15th Jan 2019 to 28th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English for ESOL - PC10764 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2019 to 28th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Mathematics - BK10767 - Fri Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Buckland Community Centre
18th Jan 2019 to 28th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - GCSE (Foundation Tier) - SB10765 - Mon Day [Spring 2019]
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
14th Jan 2019 to 28th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - GCSE (Foundation Tier)- PC10766 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2019 to 28th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply

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 Fitness Instruction (Gym) - Level 2 - PC10861 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 4th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC10770 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2019 to 26th Jun 2019 TBA
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC10873 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 25th Jun 2019 TBA
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

History and Archaeology Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Gothic Tradition in Popular Culture - PC10796 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Pirates of the Atlantic and Beyond - PC10797 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2019 to 27th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Witches and Witchcraft - PC10795 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol

Languages Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
British Sign Language for Beginners - PC10787 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
French for Beginners - PC10783 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
French for Improvers - PC10784 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
German for Beginners - PC10785 - Thu Eve (Spring 2019)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £60.00
Enrol
German for Improvers - PC10786 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £60.00
Enrol
Italian for Beginners- PC10782 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Beginners - PC10780 - Tue Eve (Spring 2019)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Improvers - PC10781 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol

One Day Workshops Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Pasta Perfection - AL10800 - Sat Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
19th Jan 2019 to 19th Jan 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Perfect Pizza - AL10801 - Sat Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
26th Jan 2019 to 26th Jan 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Savoury Pastry - AL10804 - Sat Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
9th Feb 2019 to 9th Feb 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Sugarcraft for Beginners (Winter Themed) - AL10802 - Sat Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
16th Mar 2019 to 16th Mar 2019 £15.00
Enrol
Sweet Pastry - AL10803 - Sat Day [Spring 2019]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
2nd Feb 2019 to 2nd Feb 2019 £15.00
Enrol

Special Interests Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners - PC10788 - Thu Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2019 to 28th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Acoustic Guitar for Improvers - PC10790 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Writing - PC10792 - Tue Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2019 to 26th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Digital Photography - PC10791 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Film Appreciation - PC10793 - Wed Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2019 to 27th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol
Making Money From Your Music - PC10794 - Mon Eve [Spring 2019]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Jan 2019 to 25th Mar 2019 £80.00
Enrol