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. Online enrolment for these courses closes 1 week before the course starts.

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. Online application for qualification courses starting in January closes on 8th Jan 2018.

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 Award in Accounting Software - PC08772 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 3rd Jul 2018 TBA
Apply
AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping - PC08771- Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2018 to 2nd Jul 2018 TBA
Apply

Arts, Crafts and Creative Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Clay Sculpture - JP08758 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: John Pounds
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Drawing and Painting - PC08757 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol

Cookery Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Asian Cookery - AL08773 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Cakes, Pies, Tarts and Tortes - AL08730 - Wed Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
17th Jan 2018 to 28th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Italian Cookery - AL08728 - Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
15th Jan 2018 to 26th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Mediterranean Memories - AL08729 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol

Education Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Understanding Autism - L2 - PC08767 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 28th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply

English Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
English - GCSE - PC07063 - Wed Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2018 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply
English - GCSE - SB07062 - Tue Day [Spring 2018]
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
16th Jan 2018 to 26th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English - BK07131 - Mon Day [Spring 2018]
Location: Buckland Community Centre
15th Jan 2018 to 4th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English - PC08761 - Wed Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2018 to 6th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English for ESOL - PC08764 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 5th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply

Health and Fitness Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Hula Hooping - Legs, Bums and Tums Fitness - MF08749 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Mayfield School
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £40.00
Enrol
Tap Dancing for Beginners - MF08750 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Mayfield School
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £40.00
Enrol
Tap Dancing for Improvers - MF08751 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Mayfield School
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £40.00
Enrol
Yoga - AL08748 - Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
15th Jan 2018 to 26th Mar 2018 £60.00
Enrol

History Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Witches and Witchcraft - PC08747 - Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2018 to 26th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol

Languages Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
British Sign Language - PC08742 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
French for Beginners - PC08735 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
French for Improvers - PC08736 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
German for Beginners - PC08739 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £60.00
Enrol
German for Improvers - PC08740 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £60.00
Enrol
Russian for Beginners - PC08759 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Advanced - Part 1 - PC08733 - Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2018 to 26th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Advanced - Part 2 - PC08732 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Beginners - PC08731 - Wed Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2018 to 28th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Improvers - PC08734 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 27th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol

Mathematics Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills Maths - BK08766 - Mon Day [Spring 2018]
Location: Buckland Community Centre
15th Jan 2018 to 4th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - PC08765 - Tue Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Jan 2018 to 5th Jun 2018 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation - GCSE - PC07086 - Wed Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Jan 2018 to 27th Jun 2018 TBA

One Day Workshops Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Pasta Perfection - AL08754 - Saturday [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
27th Jan 2018 to 27th Jan 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Perfect Pizza - AL08753 - Saturday [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
20th Jan 2018 to 20th Jan 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Savoury Pastry - AL08755 - Saturday [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
3rd Feb 2018 to 3rd Feb 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Sugarcraft for Beginners - AL08752 - Saturday [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
10th Mar 2018 to 10th Mar 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Sweet Pastry - AL08756 - Saturday [Spring 2018]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
10th Feb 2018 to 10th Feb 2018 £15.00
Enrol

Special Interests Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners- PC08743 - Thu Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Acoustic Guitar for Improvers - PC08744 - Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2018 to 26th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Writing - HV08746 - Thu Day [Spring 2018]
Location: Havelock Community Centre
18th Jan 2018 to 29th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Digital Photography - PC08745 - Mon Eve [Spring 2018]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Jan 2018 to 26th Mar 2018 £80.00
Enrol