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 September closes on 4th Sep 2020.

For all of these courses, you will need to have 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 many cases you will also need to 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 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 3 - AL14449 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
19th Sep 2020 to 19th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 3 - JP14367 - Tue & Thu Day
Location: John Pounds
15th Sep 2020 to 23rd Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 3 - PC14367 - Mon & Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 21st Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - AL14446 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
19th Sep 2020 to 26th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - JP14358 - Mon Day
Location: John Pounds
14th Sep 2020 to 23rd Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - JP14359 - Wed Day
Location: John Pounds
16th Sep 2020 to 23rd Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC13751 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 21st Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC13752 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 23rd Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - Al14447 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
19th Sep 2020 to 17th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - PC13748 - Mon & Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 2nd Aug 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - PC13749 - Tue & Thu Day
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 5th Aug 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - PC13756 - Tue & Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 22nd Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 2 - AL14448 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
19th Sep 2020 to 19th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 2 - JP14363 - Mon Day
Location: John Pounds
14th Sep 2020 to 21st Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 2 - JP14365 - Wed Day
Location: John Pounds
16th Sep 2020 to 23rd Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 2 - PC14362 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 21st Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping- Level 2 - PC14364 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 23rd Jun 2021 TBA
Apply

Business Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Customer Service (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply

Cookery Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Asian Cookery - AL14453 - (Autumn) [2020-2021]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Great Bakes - AL14454 - (Autumn) [2020-2021]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
22nd Sep 2020 to 1st Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Indian Cookery - AL14455 - (Autumn) [2020-2021]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
23rd Sep 2020 to 2nd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Italian Cookery - AL14456 - (Autumn) [2020-2021]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol

Counselling Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - HN14092 - Fri Day - [2020-21]
Location: The Haven Community Centre
16th Sep 2020 to 7th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC14089 - Tue Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 6th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC14090 - Tue Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 6th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC14091 - Wed Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 7th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC14093 - Thu Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 7th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - HN14087 - Thu Day - [2020-21]
Location: The Haven Community Centre
17th Sep 2020 to 10th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC14045 - Mon Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 7th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC14046 - Wed Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 7th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC14369 - Thu Eve - [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2020 to 8th Jun 2021 TBA
Apply

Education Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2 - PC13745 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 18th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Diploma for Early Years Practioner (Early Years Educator) - Level 2 - PC13739 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 19th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Diploma in Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) - Dip L3 - PC14044 - Wed Eve [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 28th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3 - PC13746 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 21st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Education and Training - Certificate Level 4 - PC14371 - Mon Eve [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 29th Mar 2021 TBA
Apply

English Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
English Language - Fast Track GCSE - PC14040 - Jan Start - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
4th Jan 2021 to 24th May 2021 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC13717 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 24th May 2021 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC13718 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 18th May 2021 TBA
Apply
English Literature - GCSE - PC13728 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2020 to 20th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English - PC14372 - Wed Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 9th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English - PC14373 - Tue Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 8th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply

ESOL Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
ESOL (Reading) - Mixed Levels - JP14330 - Wed Day
Location: John Pounds
23rd Sep 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
ESOL (Reading) - Mixed Levels - PC14329 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 14th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
ESOL (Speaking and Listening) - Mixed Levels - JP14344 - Wed Day
Location: John Pounds
22nd Apr 2021 to 8th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
ESOL (Speaking and Listening) - Mixed Levels - PC14343 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Apr 2021 to 6th Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
ESOL (Writing) - Mixed Levels - JP14337 - Wed Day
Location: John Pounds
6th Jan 2021 to 31st Mar 2021 TBA
Apply
ESOL (Writing) - Mixed Levels - PC14336 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
4th Jan 2021 to 29th Mar 2021 TBA
Apply

Fitness and Wellbeing Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Instructing Exercise & Fitness (Gym) - Level 2 - PC14493 [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 21st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Instructing Exercise & Fitness (Gym) - Level 3 - PC14494 [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 22nd Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Dance Fitness - PC14495 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £65.00
Enrol
Hula Hooping - Dance Fitness - MF14481 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Mayfield School
22nd Sep 2020 to 1st Dec 2020 £45.00
Enrol
Yoga - AL14482 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £65.00
Enrol

Health and Sport Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Caring for the Elderley (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Equality and Diversity (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Care Planning (TQUK)- Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online PC13221 [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Autism (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health (TQUK) - Level 2 - Online [2020-21]
Location: Online Programme
1st Aug 2020 to 31st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply

History and Archaeology Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Life, Death and the Supernatural in Anglo Saxon England - PC14483 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol

ICT Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills ICT - Entry Level 1 - PC13735 - Tue Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 8th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills ICT - Entry Level 2 - PC13736 - Tue Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 8th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills ICT - Entry Level 3 - PC14041 - Wed Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills ICT - Level 1 - PC14042 - Wed Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills ICT - Level 2 - PC14043 - Wed Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 16th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply

Languages Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in British Sign Language - Level 1 - PC14491 - Continuing Education [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
15th Sep 2020 to 21st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
British Sign Language for Beginners - PC14463 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Certificate in British Sign Language - Level 2 - PC14492 - Continuing Education [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 21st Jul 2021 TBA
Apply
French for Beginners - PC14464 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
22nd Sep 2020 to 1st Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
French for Improvers (1) - PC14465 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
French for Improvers (2) - PC14484 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol
German for Beginners - PC14466 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £70.00
Enrol
German for Improvers - PC14467 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £70.00
Enrol
Italian for Advanced - PC14496 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Italian for Beginners - PC14468 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Italian for Improvers - PC14469 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2020 to 2nd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Spanish for Beginners - PC14470 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
22nd Sep 2020 to 1st Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Spanish for Improvers - PC14471 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol

Mathematics Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills Maths - PC13673- Thu Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2020 to 10th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - PC13675 - Thu Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2020 to 10th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - PC13698- Mon Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 7th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills Maths - PC13699- Mon Eve - Autumn
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 7th Dec 2020 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Fast Track - GCSE - Jan start - PC13979 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
5th Jan 2021 to 11th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC13705 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 24th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC13708 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 19th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC13709 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2020 to 20th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Mathematics - Higher Tier - GCSE - PC14094 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 19th May 2021 TBA
Apply

Science Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Biology - GCSE - PC13720 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2020 to 20th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Chemistry - GCSE - PC13719 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 24th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Physics - GCSE - PC13721 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
16th Sep 2020 to 19th May 2021 TBA
Apply
Science - GCSE - PC13726 - Mon, Wed and Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 24th May 2021 TBA
Apply

Special Interests Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners - PC14450 - (Autumn)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Acoustic Guitar for Improvers - PC14451 - (Autumn)
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £100.00
Enrol
Acrylic Painting Studio - PC14489 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2020 to 3rd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Adult Mental Health First Aider - PC14490 - Online - 2 weeks [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
14th Sep 2020 to 28th Sep 2020 £290.00
Enrol
Creative Writing for Beginners - PC14473 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
22nd Sep 2020 to 1st Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Creative Writing for Improvers - PC14474 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
23rd Sep 2020 to 2nd Dec 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Digital Photography - PC14475 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol
Introduction to Acrylic Painting - PC14479 - (Autumn) [2020-21]
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
21st Sep 2020 to 30th Nov 2020 £90.00
Enrol