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Learning & Education

Whether for pleasure, professional skills or education, Phoenix's short courses, talks, workshops and screenings make learning rewarding and fun.

Learning & Education at Phoenix

For adults, our short courses, talks, and workshops give people the chance to get more out of film and digital technologies.

For schools, Silverscreen Primary Education brings together children’s natural enthusiasm for film with the national curriculum.

We also provide dedicated school screenings of films, major theatre productions and museum exhibitions to widen young people’s access to national culture.

Learning Options

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Short Courses & Workshops for Adults

Whether you’re learning for pleasure or developing valuable professional skills, our short courses and workshops are great ways to get more out of film and digital technology.

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Young People & Families

We run a wide range of events and learning activities to inspire children, young people and their families.

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Schools, Colleges & Universities

Schools and colleges across Leicester work closely with Phoenix’s education programme.

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Safeguarding at Phoenix

Phoenix has comprehensive policies and procedures for the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults when taking part in our programme of activities.

Our safeguarding lead is John Rance. To raise any safeguarding concerns please email [email protected] or ring 0116 242 2821.


Our Code of Behaviour for Working with Children and Young People:

We will

  • Provide a safe, secure environment for all participants, whether in person or online.
  • Treat all participants as individuals, equally, and with respect, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 
  • Encourage a positive and fun learning environment. 
  • Offer constructive, age-appropriate encouragement, praise, and feedback. 
  • Respect the personal boundaries of others at all times. 
  • Encourage an open atmosphere where participants support and learn from each other. 
  • Encourage children to learn by doing, to get things wrong, and to take positive lessons from their mistakes. 


We will never   

  • Meet one on one with participants without other staff, volunteers, parents and/or carers present. 
  • Use offensive or sexually suggestive verbal or physical language. 
  • Allow the use of any such language to go unchallenged. 
  • Reveal or share private information, such as passwords, phone numbers or addresses.
  • Take any action that could be considered physical punishment of participants. 
  • Single out any individual child for favouritism, unfair criticism, ridicule, or unwelcome focus of attention. 
  • Socialise inappropriately with participants outside of structured activities. 
  • Take any photos or record sessions unless appropriate permissions are in place. 
  • Allow any allegation or disclosure a participant makes, or anything we observe that is of concern, to go without being recorded and addressed.