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Academic Progression Insight: 1

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time


Aimed at students who have specific barriers to learning which may have affected attendance and achievement at school. 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 wellbeing team. This course gives learners that have not been able to achieve their GCSEs due to specific barriers to learning the opportunity to re-engage with education.

This bespoke package is specifically designed for the needs of the students including strategic timetabling, a care package of one-to one and group wellbeing sessions to support students.

Through completing the Phoenix Insight programme you can access any number of progression routes; either A levels, vocational courses or employment. Most importantly the course focuses on wellbeing of the student therefore progression is at the pace of the student. If students are not ready to move on after one year, there is scope to continue with us into a second year.

GCSE subjects include but are not limited to:

  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Art/Photography
  • Psychology
  • Science

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

Ideally maths and English GCSEs grade D/3. Students will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test on interview and achieve a minimum of level 1. If you have any concerns or specific needs in regards to interview please do not hesitate to contact us.


Assessment for Phoenix Insight will be through studying for English and Maths using course work and examination (functional skills) as well as supporting learners to access various taster courses to aid with GCSE choices the next year.


Once Phoenix insight 1 has been successfully completed the learner will be offered the opportunity to progress onto a full GCSE course the following academic year.


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 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.