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 September closes on 10th Sep 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 Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - AL09987 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
22nd Sep 2018 to 8th Jun 2019 TBA
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AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC09988 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA
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AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 - PC09989 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 4th Jun 2019 TBA
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AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - AL10116 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
22nd Sep 2018 to 6th Jul 2019 TBA
Apply
AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - PC09991 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 2nd Jul 2019 TBA
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AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - PC09992 - Mon and Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 4th Jul 2019 TBA
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AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 - PC09993 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2019 TBA
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AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - AL09984 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
22nd Sep 2018 to 6th Jul 2019 TBA
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AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - PC09985 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 3rd Jul 2019 TBA
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AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business - Level 2 - PC09986 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 2nd Jul 2019 TBA
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AAT Introductory Award in Accounting - Level 1 - PC09990 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 12th Dec 2018 TBA
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Arts, Crafts and Creative Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Clay Sculpture - JP09954 - Thu Eve
Location: John Pounds
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Calligraphy - SG09955 - Tue Day
Location: St George's Church
25th Sep 2018 to 25th Jun 2019 £240.00
Drawing and Painting - PC09952 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol

Business and Customer Service Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Principles of Business Administration - Level 2 - PC09998 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA
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Certificate in Principles of Customer Service - Level 2 - PC09999 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply

Cookery Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Asian Cookery - AL09959 - Tue Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
25th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Indian Cookery - AL09957 - Thu Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Italian Cookery - AL09956 - Mon Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
The Great Portsmouth Bake Off - AL09958 - Wed Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
26th Sep 2018 to 5th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol

Counselling Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - HN09924 - Fri Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
21st Sep 2018 to 7th Jun 2019 TBA
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC09922 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 4th Jun 2019 TBA
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 3 - PC09923 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
Counselling Skills for Beginners - PC09916 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2018 to 11th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Counselling Skills for Beginners - PC09917 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2018 to 12th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - HV09920 - Thu Day
Location: The Haven Community Centre
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC09918 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 10th Jun 2019 TBA
Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 - PC09919 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA

Education Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in Preparing to Work in Schools - Level 1 - BK09928 - Tue Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
18th Sep 2018 to 27th Nov 2018 TBA
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Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges - Level 2 - PC09931 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 5th Mar 2019 TBA
Apply
Certificate in Education and Training - Level 4 - PC09949 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 10th Jun 2019 TBA
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Certificate in Introduction to Early Education and Care - Level 2 - PC09944 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 10th Jun 2019 TBA
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Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3 - PC09941 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
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Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - PC09936 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA
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Certificate in Understanding Autism - Level 2 - BK09950 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA
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Diploma in Early Years Workforce - Level 3 - PC09943 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 11th Jul 2019 TBA
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Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3 - BK09942 - Thu Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply

English Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
English Language - GCSE - BK09892 - Fri Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
21st Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
English Language - GCSE - CL09889 - Mon Day
Location: Carnegie Library
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - CL09891 - Wed Day
Location: Carnegie Library
19th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC09888 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC09890 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
English Language - GCSE - PC09893 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
English Literature - GCSE - BK09894 - Thu Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
20th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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English Literature - GCSE - PC09895 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Functional Skills English (for ESOL) - BK10028 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA
Functional Skills English (for ESOL) - BK10029 - Thu Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
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Functional Skills English (for ESOL) - PC10027 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 4th Jun 2019 TBA
Functional Skills English - BK10025 - Wed Day
Location: Buckland Community Centre
19th Sep 2018 to 5th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Functional Skills English - PC10024 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 10th Jun 2019 TBA
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Functional Skills English - PC10026 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply

Health and Fitness Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) - Level 2 - PC09975 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 4th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Hula Hooping - Legs, Bums and Tums Fitness - MF09979 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
25th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2018 £40.00
Enrol
Tap Dancing for Beginners - MF10031 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
25th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2018 £40.00
Enrol
Tap Dancing for Improvers - MF10032 - Tue Eve
Location: Mayfield School
25th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2018 £40.00
Enrol
Yoga - AL09978 - Mon Eve
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £60.00
Zumba - FC09977 - Sat Day
Location: Fratton Community Centre
29th Sep 2018 to 8th Dec 2018 £40.00
Enrol

History Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Witches and Witchcraft - PC10030 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol

ICT Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills ICT - Levels 1 and 2 - DR10044 - Thu Day
Location: Derby Road - The Learning Place
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
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Languages Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Award in British Sign Language - Level 1 - PC09970 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
18th Sep 2018 to 4th Jun 2019 TBA
British Sign Language for Beginners - PC09969 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
French for Beginners - PC09965 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2018 to 4th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
French for Improvers - PC09966 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
German for Beginners - PC09967 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £60.00
Enrol
German for Improvers - PC09968 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £60.00
Enrol
Italian for Beginners- PC09964 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Spanish for Advanced - Part 1 - PC09963 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2018 to 25th Nov 2018 £64.00
Enrol
Spanish for Advanced - Part 2 - PC09961 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
26th Sep 2018 to 21st Nov 2018 £64.00
Enrol
Spanish for Beginners - PC09960 - Tue Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
25th Sep 2018 to 20th Nov 2018 £64.00
Enrol
Spanish for Improvers - PC09962 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2018 to 19th Nov 2018 £64.00
Enrol

Mathematics Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Functional Skills Maths - DR10041 - Thu Day
Location: The Learning Place (DR)
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
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Functional Skills Maths - PC10039 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 10th Jun 2019 TBA
Functional Skills Maths - PC10040 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 6th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - CL09906 - Fri Day
Location: Carnegie Library
21st Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - DR09903 - Tue Day
Location: The Learning Place (DR)
18th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC09901 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC09904 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - PC09905 - Thur Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Foundation Tier - GCSE - SB09902 - Mon Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Higher Tier - GCSE - PC09907 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Mathematics - Higher Tier - GCSE - SB09908 - Fri Day
Location: St Cuthbert's Centre
21st Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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One Day Workshops Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Pasta Perfection - AL10107 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
22nd Sep 2018 to 22nd Sep 2018 £15.00
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Perfect Pizza - AL10108 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
29th Sep 2018 to 29th Sep 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Savoury Pastry - AL10115 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
8th Dec 2018 to 8th Dec 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Sugarcraft for Beginners (Parent/Child Workshop) - AL10006 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
13th Oct 2018 to 13th Oct 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Sugarcraft for Beginners (Winter Themed) - AL10005 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
10th Nov 2018 to 10th Nov 2018 £15.00
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Sweet Pastry - AL10113 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
24th Nov 2018 to 24th Nov 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Biscuits) - AL10110 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
20th Oct 2018 to 20th Oct 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Breads) - AL10112 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
17th Nov 2018 to 17th Nov 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Cakes & Jars) - AL10109 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
6th Oct 2018 to 6th Oct 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Gingerbread Houses) - AL10114 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
1st Dec 2018 to 1st Dec 2018 £15.00
Enrol
Traditional Countdown to Christmas (Puddings) - AL10111 - Sat Day
Location: Admiral Lord Nelson School
3rd Nov 2018 to 3rd Nov 2018 £15.00
Enrol

Science Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Biology - GCSE - PC09912 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
20th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
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Chemistry - GCSE - PC10121 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Physics - GCSE - PC10119 - Wed Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
19th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply
Science - GCSE - PC09911 - Mon, Wed and Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
17th Sep 2018 to 14th Jun 2019 TBA
Apply

Special Interests Courses

Course Dates Fee Actions
Acoustic Guitar for Beginners - PC09971 - Thu Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
27th Sep 2018 to 6th Dec 2018 £80.00
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Acoustic Guitar for Improvers - PC09972 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Creative Writing - PC09974 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol
Digital Photography - PC09973 - Mon Eve
Location: Portsmouth College Main Site
24th Sep 2018 to 3rd Dec 2018 £80.00
Enrol