“Better Citizens”: levels of citizenship and their significance for an adult education provider

In 1919 the Adult Education Committee of the Ministry of Reconstruction published its final report with “the adult learning to become a citizen” as a major theme. Its survey of adult education included Fircroft College which had been founded by George Cadbury in 1909. Read more

110 Stories: A snapshot with Melanie Starkey

Overcoming the impossible, and having a complete mind shift was key to success for Melanie. Read more

110 Years of Fircroft

2019 marks an important year for Fircroft College, celebrating its 110 anniversary. Join us in our celebrations, check out our student stories from the decades and read about the impact of Adult Education in Birmingham and beyond. Read more

12 Week Functional Skills

Want to brush up on your core English, Maths and IT skills? In doing so, you are increasing your employability as well as enhancing your personal knowledge. Read more

A Day in the Life of......Angela Bate

I love to teach and every day I spend in the classroom, the outside world disappears. Read more

A Day in the Life of......Gaynor Collett

You know you have landed your dream job when you open the front door to the former Edwardian home of George Cadbury Jr. and realise as you step inside, you are about to start work. Read more

A Day in the Life of......Susan Sidhu

My passion has always been to teach adults who want to change their lives through the platform of education. Read more

Access to HE students all pass despite lockdown

A huge congratulations to all of our Access to HE Diploma (Social Sciences & Humanities) students for successfully completing the course and whilst under lockdown. Read more