Our courses

Before applying please check here to see if you are eligible to apply for a course and for information about how we run our courses.

We always do our very best not to change our course details but sometimes this is beyond our control. If we do need to change our course details students enrolled onto a course, or who have applied for a course, will be notified urgently.

Take a look at our latest course brochure for March to July 2024 here

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health)

This course is a great stepping stone to university and a career in a health related sector....

Read more »

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)

This course is a great stepping stone to university and a career in a humanities related sector....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Anger Management (Men)

Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th April 2024

Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th July 2024

Learn about what makes us angry, how it affects us and different coping mechanisms to help manage anger. Apply now!...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Anger Management (Women)

Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th March 2024

Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th April 2024

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th July 2024

This course will explore your relationship between different types of anger as well as recognising how to express your anger assertively and appropriately...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Award in Independent Advocacy – Level 2

Friday 15th - Sunday 24th March 2024

Explore our accredited Level 2 Independent Advocacy qualification and learn how to advocate for yourself and others ...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Becoming Your Best Self

Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd March 2024

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th May 2024

Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th June 2024

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards becoming your best self? The "Becoming Your Best Self: Unlocking Your Full Potential" course is designed to help you realize your dreams, set meaningful goals, and make progress towards achieving them. ...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Bereavement, Loss and Grief

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th April 2024

Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th July 2024

Apply now for this short course designed to help you to understand your own loss and to also recognise how you can help others who may be grieving...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Breaking The Stigma Of Suicide

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th April 2024

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to break the stigma surrounding suicide...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Build Your Own Business

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July 2024

This course takes you through some of the initial ideas for becoming self-employed....

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Coaching and Mentoring Skills

Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th July 2024

This course helps you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to coach and mentor. It’s an ideal starting point for a career in coaching and mentoring....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Coping Strategies, Resilience and Non-Conventional Therapies

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th April 2024

Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th July 2024

This course will empower you with the knowledge, skills, and alternative approaches necessary to enhance resilience, cultivate effective coping strategies and explore non-conventional therapies for personal growth and well-being...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Coping With Mental Health

Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th April 2024

This course will explore what mental health is and why good mental health is important. We will identify the factors which affect us and the common reasons why people experience poor mental health...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Coping With PTSD and Informed Care

Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th March 2024

Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th June 2024

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and insights needed to help you understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the basics of how trauma-informed care works ...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Coping With PTSD and Trauma

Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th May 2024

This course is for you if you have experienced trauma/PTSD and aims to empower you to regain control over their lives, build resilience, and embark on a journey of healing and recovery....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Coping With Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Monday 29th April - Wednesday 1st May 2024

We all experience challenges in our everyday lives but some more than others. This course will help you to understand anxiety and depression more and will give you some tools to help you to cope. ...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Data Handling

Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st June 2024

This course is designed to equip you with the basic skills to interpret, analyse, and present data effectively....

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Digital Functional Skills – Entry-Level 3

Monday 22nd April - Wednesday 15th May 2024

This course will give you an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills needed to enhance your everyday life. ...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Digital Functional Skills – Level 1

Wednesday 29th May - Friday 19th June 2024

This course will give you an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills needed to enhance your everyday life. ...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Emotional Health for Wellbeing

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 20204

Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th May 2024

Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st July 2024

This course will help you to develop and grow by looking at ways to improve your emotional wellbeing. ...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Engaging And Building Communities

Monday 29th - 31st July 2024

Our Level 2 Engaging and Building Communities course is all about providing you with the foundation knowledge for a successful community venture. ...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Enterprise and Creative Craft Certificate – Level 2

Monday 20th May - Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Explore your creative abilities and learn new craft techniques and skills. This course is ideal if you are thinking of working in the creative industries or want to broaden your creative craft knowledge. ...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th March 2024

Discover how characteristics such as gender identity, ethnicity, social class, age and disability affect our working lives and explore how much workplaces have, or have not, adapted to current debates about accessibility and diversity....

Read more »

ESOL

ESOL for Work – Level 1

Monday 8th - Tuesday 23rd July 2024

This course will give you the necessary basic English language skills needed for work, especially if you are interested in working in the health sector...

Read more »

ESOL

ESOL Speaking and Listening – Entry-Level 3

Wednesday 10th April - Wednesday 12th June 2024

You will engage in various speaking activities, such as presentations, discussions, and role-plays, to enhance your confidence and ability to communicate effectively in different contexts....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Exploring The Outdoors For Wellbeing

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March 2024

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th April 2024

This course is designed to introduce you to the use of the outdoors to improve your health and wellbeing....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Finding Your Place in Society

Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th July 2024

This course explores the mysteries of how humans interact in society...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Fractions, Decimals And Percentages

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th April 2024

This course is designed to enhance your understanding and proficiency in working with these fundamental numerical representations....

Read more »

ESOLFree Thinking

Free Thinking – a course for new communities

Friday 3rd May - Sunday 7th July 2024

Our Free Thinking course is for people with lived experience from new communities helping them to refresh, revive and take their next steps to the future. ...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Get Creative And Feel Good

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th March 2024

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th May 2024

This course is designed to unlock your creativity, foster self-expression, and promote overall well-being...

Read more »

Subject Tasters

Health Inequalities And Rights

Monday 3rd - Wednesday 5th June 2024

Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th July 2024

On this course we explore how the rates of health and ill-health are affected by different demographic groups. ...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

How To Juggle Life and Wellbeing

Friday 12th - Sunday 14th April 2024

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2024

This course is designed to equip you with practical strategies and tools to find balance, enhance resilience, and prioritise self-care in the midst of life's demands....

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

ILM Award in Leadership and Management (Level 3) Understanding Innovation and Change; Problem Solving; Costs and Budgets

Friday 14th June - Sunday 7th July 2024

If you are a manager, learn how to help your team solve problems, motivate them and help them navigate through change as well as how to manage costs and budgets....

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

ILM Level 3 Award in the Management of Volunteers

Friday 17th May - Sunday 16th June 2024

This course is ideal if you have experience of managing/supervising volunteers and you want to learn new skills and knowledge to get the very best out of your volunteer team!...

Read more »

Introduction to History

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2023

If you are fascinated by historical events and the past, this Introduction to History course is a great first step to understanding how the world has evolved over time.  Fees...

Read more »

One Day Taster Courses

Introduction To Learning

Friday 12th April 2024

Friday 28th June 2024

Apply for this one day course if you would like a gentle introduction back into education and to find out how Fircroft can help you to progress...

Read more »

Education

Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Friday 21st June - Sunday 7th July 2024

This qualification is suitable for those who wish to understand the role of an Assessor in a vocational workplace setting...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Level 3 Certificate In ICT Systems And Principles

Friday 12th April - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Improve your digital skills for work. If you are already working in IT and wanting a promotion, or you are looking for a job as a digital skills technician, this course is for you!...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse

Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th March 2024

Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st July 2024

This course is designed to raise awareness, educate, and empower you on the critical issue of domestic violence....

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Measures, Shape and Space

Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th May 2024

This course will help you to understand practical applications of measurement, geometry, and spatial awareness...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Multiply

Want to brush up on your maths skills? Multiply can help you to improve your maths ability for work, home and everyday use. This FREE non-residential course could help you to earn higher wages or prepare for further study. Apply now!...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Numbers

Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th March 2024

This course is designed to develop your' understanding and proficiency in working with numbers...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Physical Health and Nutrition for Happiness

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th March 2024

Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th May 2024

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st May 2024

This course is for anyone interested in improving their own physical health and happiness...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Read for Meaning

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April 2024

This course is for anyone who would like to develop their ability in English ...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Skills for Aspiring Support Workers

Wednesday 10th April - Friday 3rd May 2024 (with additional enrolment and progression days)

This course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to support people and will help you to confidently apply for work or volunteering roles with charities. ...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Speaking and Listening

Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th June 2024

This course will improve your oral communication skills, including speaking fluency, pronunciation, active listening, and interpersonal communication. ...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th March 2024

This course focuses on building a solid foundation in fundamental English language skills...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Stand Up And Be Counted

Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th April 2024

Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May 2024

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th July 2024

This course is suitable for you if you are looking to enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to have your voice heard in society. It is ideal if you are looking to build self-worth and assertiveness...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Supervision Skills

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May 2024

This short course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of supervision skills and their role in fostering personal and professional development...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

The Cost Of Living: Creating Stability For Individuals And Families

Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th March 2024

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th July 2024

This course will provide you with essential knowledge and practical skills to navigate the financial challenges of modern life and establish stability for you and your family...

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

The Power and Psychology of Positivity

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March 2024

Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th March 2024

Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st June 2024

This course will introduce you to the concepts of psychological positivity. We will explore theories of positive experiences, qualities and positivity in the community (civil positivity)...

Read more »

Subject Tasters

UK and Citizenship: History of the UK’s Role in the World – Imperialism and Colonialism

Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th April 2024

This course is part of the UK and Citizenship course designed to raise awareness and understanding of the history of the UK’s role in the world....

Read more »

Subject Tasters

UK and Citizenship: Immigration From 1945 To Present Day

Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May 2024

This course raises awareness and understanding of immigration from 1945 up to present day. ...

Read more »

Subject Tasters

UK And Citizenship: Multi-Culturalism And Where Are We Now?

Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th July 2024

The course raises awareness and understanding of multiculturalism and how it relates to society today...

Read more »

Subject Tasters

UK And Citizenship: Racism

Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th June 2024

This course raises awareness and understanding of racism both in the past and present in the UK....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Understanding Addiction

Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th March 2024

Being able to understand and support  somebody through the impact of addiction can be both rewarding and challenging. This course will help you to understand addiction and how to support others...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Understanding Mental Health – Level 3 Certificate

Monday 29th April - Wednesday 17th July 2024

Gain a recognised certificate demonstrating your knowledge of mental health and mental wellbeing that is recognised by a range of health care professions....

Read more »

Personal and Social Development

Understanding People and Building Relationships

Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th March 2024

This course explores why we behave the way we do, and how we can modify our behaviours through self-awareness to engage more productively with others and learn more about ourselves...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Working With ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in Adults

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2024

The Working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Adults course will give you the knowledge and skills to understand and address the impact of childhood adversity on adult well-being. ...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Addiction and Recovery

Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th July 2024

This course is ideal if you are working or volunteering and supporting people through addiction and recovery....

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Autism And ADHD

Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th June 2024

On this course you will explore the characteristics, diagnosis, and neurodevelopmental aspects of ADHD and Autism and strategies for supporting individuals with these characteristics...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Working With Domestic Violence and Abuse

Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th June 2024

This course is designed to equip working professionals with the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity necessary to effectively support and empower survivors of domestic violence and abuse...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Working with Homelessness and Poverty

Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th March 2024

This course provides you with an understanding of the complexities surrounding homelessness and poverty...

Read more »

Working and Volunteering With People

Working With PTSD and Trauma

Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th April 2024

This course is designed to provide support for people who work or volunteer with individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...

Read more »

Functional Skills - English, Maths and IT

Write for Meaning

Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 2024

The Write for Meaning course focuses on developing your writing skills and improving your ability to convey ideas clearly and coherently Fees This course is FREE for everyone Level Entry-Level...

Read more »