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City College Norwich - Open Day

February 25, 2023
10am - 1pm

City College Norwich

Phoenix Purple (A0192)

City College Norwich

Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LJ

Basic/Key Skill
Entry Level
Preparation for Life and Work

Course Details

The Phoenix Purple course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of students who are on the Autistic Spectrum and who require support to become more independent and ready to progress onto their chosen adult pathway.

The curriculum is designed with the student's unique needs in mind and aims to support students to engage with learning and to identify appropriate progression routes for the future.

Students are assessed when they join the course allocated to 1 of 7 tutor groups. They then work with their designated tutor to produce an individualised timetable from a number of mandatory and non-mandatory curriculum subjects.

All students are expected to undertake lessons in:

  • Planning & Progression
  • Communication & Confidence
  • Life Skills (Healthy Life Style, Budgeting and Home skills)
  • Personal & Social Development (Autism & Me, Citizenship & Emotional Well-being)
  • Work Related Study
  • Social & Leisure Development
  • English and Maths (either qualification based or skills development)
  • TITAN- Travel & Independence training (where required)

Students will then be able to choose a selection of non mandatory subjects to complete their timetable.


No formal assessment unless you undertake qualifications alongside the course. Some students will undertake Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications in English and Maths (dependent on tutor assessment of working levels). Some students will work to achieve Gateway certificate in: Skills for Independent Living and/or Preparation for Employment.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however a formal autism diagnosis is expected. Students are encouraged to apply early for a place on this course and an interview is required.

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Academic progression:

Students may progress onto other Inclusive Learning courses including employment ready courses, L1/L2 courses GCSE's and A levels or on to community options within adult services.

Career progression:

The course is designed to promote group working, decision making skills, confidence, independence and self-esteem to prepare students for employment.

For more courses like this, check our courses page.