Skills for Further Study courses can also provide some of the essential skills suitable for learners who wish to progress on to courses at Level 3 (particularly our Access to Higher Education Diploma) and possibly higher education after that.

Tutors at Fircroft College use a variety of materials relevant to each subject in order for you to apply the skills you learn and to make the learning interesting and enjoyable.

Introduction to Literature

10-12 July (Wed-Fri)

By exploring the writing styles and techniques of modern and respected authors, you will gain a good understanding of how they use techniques and styles to engage us as readers.


Level 2

Pyschopathology -NEW for 2018/19

19-21 Jul (Fri-Sun)

This course explores how mental illness is classified by the World Health Organisation and the strengths and weaknesses of this classification

Dates coming soon. Click here to find out more here and register your interest

Level 2

Introduction to Psychology

13-15 Feb 19 (Wed-Fri)

3-5 Jul (Wed-Fri)

11-13 Sep (Wed-Fri)


Level 2

Introduction to Politics 

15-17 April 19 (Mon-Wed)

Studying Politics means finding out about power. In this course we ask, who has the power in our society?


Level 2

Essay Writing 

25-27 Feb 19 (Mon-Wed)

24-26 Jul (Wed-Fri)

This course will equip you with the skills to write a short essay of your own including referencing & planning.


Level 2

Critical Thinking

15-17 Jul (Mon-Wed)

This course will support you to develop your critical thinking skills, enabling you to look at academic and everyday subjects from a critical thinking based perspective.


Level 2

Creative Writing

29-31 April (Mon-Wed)

If you enjoy writing for pleasure or you haven’t done much free writing, but feel that you would like to, then this --course could help you to unlock your creative potential.


Level 2

Introduction to Sociology

How do societies work? Why do people have different views of the same issues? How do we become members of society? These are some of the questions Sociology helps to answer.


Level 2

Introduction to Education

26-28 Jun (Wed-Fri)

This course is good introduction to anyone who is seeking to work in the Education sector.

Dates coming soon. Click here to find out more here and register your interest