Further Education

Offering a wide range of qualifications and tailored study programmes

Further Education

Apply now for your September 2019 placement.

We encourage all 2019 applicants to apply for their place early to enable the Admissions Team to factor in all of the assessments.

The college saw the largest number of applications received to date for September 2018 placements, which totalled 135.

The figure represents a six percent increase on 2017 applications and is also a staggering 91 percent increase compared to five years ago. The number of students admitted this year increased by 16 places (21 percent).

If you have any queries regarding a potential placement at Portland please contact the Admissions Team on 01623 499114. All placements are subject to funding and the presence of an EHCP. We advise that any enquiries are made in conjunction with your Local Authority and highly recommend a visit to the college.

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.

Depending on your interests you will access one of our three 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.

FE Residential Services
The Residential Learning Service offers learners a unique inclusive residential learning experience that connects classroom experience with residential life. Learners will enjoy all the usual advantages of living on campus in a residential area with the added benefit of living among a group that shares academic goals and interests.

For more information on Residential Services please call 01623 494322 or email us.

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