Guidance and careers

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Once you have applied for a course, our Admissions team will be in touch with you to discuss your ambitions, any support you might need and how the college could help you to reach your goals

The Admissions team will:

  • Discuss your circumstances and make sure that Fircroft is right for you and that we can meet your needs (this may include initial assessments for English and Maths)
  • Provide information and advice to help you decide on the right course/pathway for you
  • Explain what you will learn on the course and how that might help you
  • Explain the residential nature of the college and the benefits of staying at the college
  • Tell you if you need to pay anything and discuss options with you
  • Help you to apply and keep in touch with you

Tutors and Learning Support staff will guide and support you with your learning journey. We want you to succeed and we see your success, as our success. They will talk to you on a regular basis about where you want to go with your learning and as a college we will do our very best to help you get there.

“It was only through discussions that some staff were able to disaggregate the Information, Advice and Guidance that they provide within the curriculum because it has become such a fundamental part of their role.”

Matrix Assessor (Information, Advice and Guidance Standard), 2022

We are proud of how we support people in the West Midlands and we are constantly learning and improving, ourselves. Find out what an inclusive, supportive and successful college we are by looking at our Impact Report for 2021/2022 here