Graduation Ceremony 2023

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Graduation Ceremony Information

Welcome to the Graduation Ceremony information page. Here you will find everything you need to know about your Graduation Ceremony, including booking forms, event details and frequently asked questions. 

Graduation Ceremony Details

We are holding four Graduation Ceremonies for learners leaving Portland College this year, one for each learner journey. 

  • Communicate Learners – Wednesday 5th July, 1.00-2.00pm
  • Explore Learners – Wednesday 5th July, 2.15-3.30pm
  • Develop Learners – Thursday 6th July, 10.00-11.00am
  • Demonstrate Learners – Thursday 6th July, 11.30-12.30pm

All ceremonies will be held in Newstart Theatre, followed by light refreshments in the Coffee Shop and an opportunity to purchase photography in the Exhibition Room. 

If you would like to attend your ceremony, you can book yours and your guest’s places below. 

Please ensure you and your guests arrive at least 15 minutes before your ceremony start time. 

What to do next

You will need to book yours and your guest’s tickets by 21st June.

  1. Book your Learner Graduation Ticket. Tickets for graduating learners are free. 
  2. Book your Guest Tickets (up to 2 guests). Tickets for guests are £5 each and you will need to complete a registration form for each guest. 
    If you receive Free School Meals we will waive the cost of your guest’s tickets. Learners on Free School Meals can select the Free Guest Tickets option.
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Frequently Asked Questions

You will either receive your certificate from your Progression Tutor or we will post it out to you. 

Guests will be able to park in the visitor car park, subject to availability. 

If you are usually supported by a Portland staff member, their place will be free and does not count towards your guest allowance. 

If you are timetabled to be in a class, then you will return to your class after your ceremony.

Unfortunately, we can only accommodate 2 guests per learner. If you would like additional guests to go on a waiting list, you can contact us at and we will let you know if any additional spaces become available. 

Yes, if you are eligible for Free School Meals, we will waive the cost of your guest tickets and photography. You can contact the events team on 01623 499111 for more information. 

There is no formal dress code for learners or guests. Learners will not wear cap and gown.