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.

Keep scrolling to find the right course for you. 

Introduction to Psychology

Level 2

This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in Psychology and wants to understand what is studied in Psychology. During this course, you will outline the main approaches in psychology and look at some of the research methods used. You will also look into different careers paths open to psychologist and some of the ethics which need to be considered.

Introduction to Sociology 

Level 2 

How do societies work? Why do people have different views on the same issues? How do we become better members of society? These are some of the questions Sociology helps us to answer. If you are thinking of studying at Level 3 and want to know more about Sociology, this course will give you an introduction to what Sociology is. 


Level 2 

This course is ideal for those wishing to progress from 'Introduction to Mental Health' or "Introduction to Psychology". This course explores how mental illness is classified by the World Health Organisation and at the strength and weakness of this classification. You will look at the symptoms of one psychopathological spectrum and discuss the attitudes towards psychopathological disorders, describing stigmas and stereotypes.

Critical Thinking

Level 2

Further dates to be announced soon.

Do you ever read an article in a newspaper or watch a programme on TV and wonder; what is true, what isn’t true and what is exaggerated? This is called critical thinking and on

this course, you will concentrate on developing your critical thinking skills, enabling you to look at academic and everyday subjects from a critical thinking based perspective.

Award for Support Practitioners 

The Award for Learning Support Practitioners is designed for those who want to achieve a stand-alone qualification in learning support. They can also be a stepping stone for those who want to progress to other qualifications such as initial teacher training and higher-level Support Practitioner qualifications.

Introduction to Politics 

You will learn how to recognise different political perspectives, such as liberalism, conservatism and socialism, and you will be able to explore which of the major political sides makes the most sense to you.

Courses have been postponed until further notice.