Adult Education

COVID-19 Update

We are continuing to monitor the situation and are providing the latest information based on Government guidance. The safety of our staff and students is our top priority and we implement any measure following the statutory guidance in order to ensure everyone feels safe whilst learning.

Click here to read the latest Government guidance. 

When arriving at the College campus, you must follow these simple rules to help stop the spread of infection:

  • Cover your face whilst walking around the campus or in enclosed spaces
  • Wash your hands and sanitise frequently, especially when entering the building and classroom
  • Keep a safe distance from other learners and tutors

Do you have Covid-19 symptoms?

You must not come in to College if you experience any of the following Covid symptoms:

  • High temperature
  • A new continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

You must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to check if you have Covid-19.  Please email your tutor if this is the case or if you have been told to self-isolate.

Current Courses

For any students currently on a Futures (Qualification) course whilst in national lockdown, your tutor will have provided you with an update regarding your delivery programme for the rest of the term. This may include a combination of classroom (face to face) delivery and/ or online delivery.

All Fun Courses will be continuing online or temporarily paused following new government guidelines. An email has been sent to learners with further updates.

January 2021 Applications (Christmas Closure Period)

Due to the Christmas closure period, any applications received after 18/12/2020 will be processed on the return of our Adult Education Team on 03/01/2021. Please be aware this may impact the start date of your course.

Our Courses


We've teamed up with Highbury College to offer a wider range of adult learning qualifications. Courses include full-time vocational diplomas, part-time professional qualifications, employability-focused short courses, plus a range of online and in-person leisure courses.

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Principal's Welcome

We are delighted that you are considering taking up one of our Adult and Continuing Education courses.

The Adult Education Team have been working hard to expand our community learning offer across the City to continue supporting residents. We’re always looking to increase our work with community, voluntary groups and other partners. We want to reach out to those most in need in the City, providing new opportunities for our residents who haven’t thought about returning to learning before whilst also servicing the business training needs of the City’s employers.

Portsmouth College continues to offer an extensive range of courses and to help you identify the type of learning you wish to access.

I hope you enjoy exploring the courses on offer and find one that inspires you to learn.

Simon Barrable

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