Having a clear plan of study and future direction is essential for all students, whatever stage they are at. These courses will help you to plan your learning journey.

These introductory courses can help you get back into the swing of things.

Introduction to Learning (one day taster)

This course is ideal for those who may be apprehensive about returning into Education, or if Fircroft College is right for you. The course will give you a taste of what to expect when studying; how the college works and what is expected from our students. The course will also give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your future.

Gateway to Learning


If you are new to Fircroft, or returning to learning, we strongly recommend Gateway to Learning as a starting point.

Come out with a new plan for your personal or educational goals with this excellent starting point. The course gives you the opportunity to think about what you want to achieve educationally or at work, and then set out a route to achieving your goals. The course gives you the space and time to think through what your next steps are, with our support. As part of the course, you will complete an assessment of your literacy and numeracy levels (if you haven’t already done this). This will help us guide you on to the right type/level of courses to make sure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Action Planning for your Own Development

Level 1, Level 2

Planning for Your Future is a course for students who have been studying at Fircroft for some time, and who are now ready to review and revise their individual learning plans. This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on your progress to plan for your future. You can explore your options for further study, for gaining new qualifications, or for developing a new career. Whether you intend to progress your learning at Fircroft or looking to move on this is an ideal course for you.

Courses have been postpoed until further notice.