Life, work and study skills are something we all need to get on in life.
For some people, these skills are developed at an early age, through school and the conventional education system. For others, acquiring these skills is not so straightforward for a variety of reasons.
Where this is the case, many people approach their local adult education college to ‘catch-up’ on some of their missed education.
Most adult education colleges offer courses from entry-level stage, right through to pre-degree level, such as the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
To qualify for the Access to Higher Education Diploma, many students opt to study Level 2 courses such as those offered by the Skills for Further Study programme at Fircroft College of Adult Education.
Skills for Further Study courses provide you with the skills and knowledge required for the Access Diploma. They use a variety of learning materials relevant to each subject, making the experience interactive and enjoyable.
The subjects you can study include:
– Speaking and listening skills
– Introduction to Literature
– Introduction to History
– Introduction to Social Science
– Essay writing skills
Once you have successfully completed some or all of the Skills for Further Study courses, you should be much better prepared to study the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
At Fircroft College of Adult Education, we have many examples of students who have worked their way up from entry-level courses to the Access Diploma and then on to university.
One inspiring example is Shafiq Ur-Rehman. Shafiq spent a long period of time in unfulfilling jobs and decided to undertake a series of Level 1 and 2 courses at Fircroft to improve his career prospects.
He then took the next step and successfully completed the Access Diploma at Fircroft as a residential student. This enabled Shafiq to progress to undergraduate study where he studied Law at the University of Gloucestershire. You can read more about Shafiq’s inspiring story and many others like his here.
Fircroft welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds who want to improve their knowledge and skills for learning and employment.
To find out more about how we can help you develop your skills in a supportive environment and prepare you for the Access to Higher Education Diploma, please contact us on 0121 472 0116 or visit this page.