Student journeys

Take a look at what some of our fantastic students say about how studying at Fircroft helped them to change their lives


Mother Garden Bootcamp

Read about how Lorna flourished into a passionate and very successful gardener after completing our Mother Garden Bootcamp course at Fircroft College…

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Free Thinking, Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work and Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles

Coming to Fircroft I arrived at Fircroft in 2023, with very little knowledge of what to expect.  However, once I settled in to the Free Thinking course, I found it…

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Access to Higher Education (Social Science and Humanities)

Kayum joined the college in 2022.  Going to school near Fircroft he had always wondered what the place was like – how the building looked and what was down the…

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Award in Independent Advocacy

(published in 2022) Adam spent their childhood in and out of care and left home and the care system, at the age of 16.  With little support from anywhere they…

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Free Thinking Case Studies

Geraldine When Geraldine first came to Fircroft College she was very scared of what it would be like and had many negative thoughts going around her head but when she…

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I received great support to build my confidence and capability in working with students online and it’s very rewarding to see the students progress and achieve….

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Access Course 1991/1992

The tutors inspired and invested in us to be creative thinkers. …

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Fircroft Welcomes Alumni

Access Course, 1970's

“Take full advantage of your time at Fircroft.  Don’t just see it as a way to move up in the world – see it as a foundation in learning how…

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

I now have the confidence to continue to pursue a long-life dream …

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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

After a challenging time, suffering with depression, which was partially work-related, I decided that I wanted to gain some new skills, in order to work in the mental health field. …

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Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 Award

I studied one of the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 Awards at Fircroft in 2022 and will always be grateful…

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Alison's journey


A range of short courses

Alison first came out as transgender publicly in 2016 after hiding her feeling of being a different gender since she was 6 years old. Alison had a difficult childhood and…

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The Free Thinking Course

See how the Fircroft Free Thinking course helped Ginger May to start looking to the future…

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Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 Awards

Anas is an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 Award student, living in Birmingham and working at a local charity. Read what he thinks of the Awards and how they are helping him….

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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

After the COVID-19 lockdown, Danny, like many people, was affected by the impact of isolation. Read about how he thrived at Fircroft and went into employment…

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