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.

Level 2

Essay Writing

16 – 18 Apr (Mon – Wed)

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


Level 2

Introduction to Politics

27 – 29 Apr (Fri – Sun)

02 – 04 July (Mon – Wed)

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


Level 2

Critical Thinking

28 Feb - 2 Mar (Wed - Fri)

11 – 13 July (Wed – Fri)

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.


Level 2

Introduction to Literature

09 – 11 May (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

Introduction to History

09 – 11 July (Mon – Wed)

This course will give you an insight into what history is as well as introduce you to some debates on major events of the past.


Level 2

Creative Writing

04 – 06 July (Wed – Fri)

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

18 – 20 July (Wed – Fri)

This course will give you an introduction to what Sociology is.