New Year, New You?

If you are thinking about your future and want to try something different, why not consider a course at Fircroft? Read on to find out more.

Christmas – good or bad?

Christmas can bring moments of joy, sadness and many emotions in between. Although it is universally celebrated, it still ends up being a unique experience for us.  Once the street lights are up and on, Christmas trees stand beautifully in shops, restaurants and house windows, sparkling and flashing everywhere we walk, cycle or drive and those Christmas tunes are piped around our local shops, that’s where the similarity ends.  Traditionally it is a time for families to come together, harmoniously, and share their love for each other, perhaps capturing the happy times on camera or video as feel-good memories to look back on fondly.  But we know that many people do not have the luxury of sharing that experience and Christmas can be a tough time with extra pressures, stress, inconvenience and services that are still needed over the holiday period being inaccessible and many parts of our world put on hold until January.  Perhaps your mood, family and/or home situation, physical health, concern for others, lack of finances or just a dislike of this time of year, prevents you from celebrating.

Friendly and Supportive

Whatever your Christmas experience, if you are thinking about your future at the beginning of this new year, how you could make what may seem impossible right now, become possible, take a look at our courses.  We understand that, particularly if you have been out of education for some time or didn’t have a good relationship with education the first time around (it happens!), you might need a confidence boost.  Going back into the classroom, meeting new people, being guided by college staff and following college rules (and knowing the rules) can seem overwhelming.  At Fircroft we do everything we possibly can to make you feel at ease from day one. We offer a friendly, mature environment where we will help you to get to know how the college ticks, what you can expect from us, what we expect from you and how you can get the very best out of your time learning with us. We even have lots of personal and social development courses that can help boost your confidence and wellbeing.

“I have felt more relaxed and more happy within my self because the environment and being outdoors has helped my mental health improve a lot”

Anger Management student, 2022/2023

You might not know where to start and you can contact our Admissions team to have a chat about your learning goals and what your plans are.  They will be able to suggest courses that could help you navigate your way to a better future.  Why not apply now?

How to find out more and apply for a course:

Take a look at the courses on our website and apply.  If you want to know more or need help with applying, email

You can find out more about studying at the college here

Attend an Open Day.  We hold Open Day sessions on Tuesdays – take a look here at the dates and register to attend.  These sessions include a tour of the college, an overview of our courses and you can apply for a course on the day

Pop in to see us between 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday (we have free parking and bicycle stands)

“The knowledge gained from this qualification has given me the confidence to do another course”