Short course success is very high at 95.6 % and Access success is above the national average.

5 Access learners have won the national Helena Kennedy award for the barriers they have overcome.

The proportion of Merits and Distinctions on Access is 47%.

As a result of coming to Fircroft:

57% felt they had now set clear goals and ambitions for themselves

85% felt they were more confident and self-aware

63% felt they had learned better ways to manage their feelings and behaviour

51% felt they had improved their mental and physical wellbeing

49% felt they had developed work-related skills such as communication and teamwork

85% felt they had increased their confidence as an independent learner

51% felt they had developed their critical thinking

Our follow up survey shows:

49% are now in further learning

4 % are self-employed

27% are in other paid work

25% are in voluntary work

Of those already in work 8% have improved their pay/position/role

36% say they now “do more for others in my community"

8 progressed from 16/17 short courses to 17/18 Access (38% of Access cohort)

Nearly all Access achievers progress straight to university, usually to their first choice.