Further Education

Offering a wide range of qualifications and tailored study programmes

Further Education

Apply now for your September 2018 placement.

We encourage all 2018 applicants to apply as early as possible for their place, in order to enable us to factor in all of the assessments.

The College saw the largest number of applications ever received for a place starting in September 2017, which totalled 130.

The record-breaking figure represented a 25 percent jump from 2016 applications, and is also a staggering 85 percent increase compared to five years ago. The number of students admitted this year increased by 26 places. Brand new state of the art facilities like the MUGA, which was installed in January, has helped to facilitate the increasing demand for places.

If you have any concerns around any potential placement at Portland, have no provision, or a placement is at risk, please call the Admissions team on 01623 499114 and we can discuss what options you have. All placements are subject to funding and the presence of an EHCP. We highly recommend any enquiries are done in conjunction with the Local Authority.

With such a wide range of qualifications available - from pre-entry level to level 3, we will tailor a programme to suit your individual disability or needs.

You can also take a look through the latest qualifications offered by Portland College.

Depending on your interests you will access one of our six vocational study programmes which focus on a wide variety of subjects, within that programme you will then be streamed on an individualised route depending on your assessed level.

Functional skills Maths, English and ICT are embedded within a learner’s study programmes through bespoke individualised approaches and targets as well as through discreet group sessions.

The skills, employability and enterprise initiative with local businesses, employer groups and local authorities demonstrates commitment to improving the life chances of learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities when they leave education and training.

OFSTED - 2017

Further Education

Study Programmes

Your time here at Portland is completely individualised – take a look to find out what route you can take

Behaviour Support

Committed to embedding the philosophies of Positive Behaviour Support throughout college


See what qualifications can be included in your individualised study programme here at Portland


Optional extra sessions to build around your programme in the evenings as and when you like