Who needs to do them?

  • Everyone applying for English and Maths courses. A written assessment is also required for all English courses.
  • Everyone applying for all other courses without recent relevant prior qualifications.



We want to ensure that you are placed on a course that is suitable for your level. If Fircroft College isn’t suitable for your learning needs at the moment, we can direct you to a more suitable education provider.


What will happen?

The answers you give will allow us as a college to support your learning needs. Please don’t be concerned about completing the initial assessments as your answers are the correct answers for where you currently are as a learner.


Ok, so what do I do?

There are two initial assessments to complete; one is LITERACY and one is NUMERACY


(Links to i.a's)


If you are applying for English courses you will also be invited into the college to do a written assessment.


Please note, completing the initial assessments does not mean that you are automatically accepted onto courses here at Fircroft College.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lee Goodway either by emailing [email protected] or by calling the college on 0121 472 0116.