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Academic Progression Elevate

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


The course is for students who are aged 16 – 18 from wide and varying backgrounds. Students applying to Elevate may have interrupted secondary education or have specific learning differences, which have formed barriers to achieving. Through completing the Elevate programme you can access any number of progression routes; either Academic progression GCSE provision, Level 2 vocational courses, apprenticeships or employment.

The course is designed to move students on to their next step in well-supported and engaging surroundings. Students are supported and encouraged by a small, dedicated team of lecturers, comprehensive student support in and out of sessions, alongside an effective pastoral team.

Successful applicants will be able to achieve a BTEC Level 2 Extended certificate over the course of one year as well as Functional skills Maths and English at an appropriate level. There is an opportunity to study GCSE maths and English if appropriate. The course also offers a progression focused opportunity to develop employability and life skills. Enabling you to progress in all aspects of personal development. Providing you with opportunities to progress within further education or into employment.

This course will consist of:

  • Functional Skills English and Maths or GCSE if needed as part of transition to further mainstream courses.
  • Preparation for life and work; including study skills, experience of work, enterprise projects, team work and also developing social skills, confidence and independence building.
  • Individual tutorials and progression preparation sessions.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 qualifications or GCSE's grades C-F/4-1

Initial and diagnostic assessments will be undertaken at interview and a piece of written work to assess academic level.


Initial and diagnostic assessments will be undertaken at interview and a piece of written work to assess academic level.


Progression on to Academic progression, vocational courses GCSE programme, apprenticeships and employment.

Career Progression

Progression in their chosen course choice has allowed students to gain employment and apprenticeships in a wide variety of areas.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop There will be costs for equipment, uniform and trips. These include costs for text books, stationery and subject relevant materials. Trips can be organised as part of the for study and enrichment purposes which will be subject to cost. For example a trip to see a show at Theatre Royal for GCSE Drama the students will be expected to pay the price of the ticket. Compulsory visits are announced with enough notice to help secure any additional finance needs as required. Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.