Your adult education learning journey starts here …


Time is running out to enrol on to one of our adult education courses which start throughout September.

Fircroft College of Adult Education has over 150 courses to choose from – many of which are free for eligible learners.

By choosing Fircroft, you will be following in the footsteps of thousands of people who have transformed their personal and career prospects.

And what’s more, all of our courses have a residential option which immerses you in a friendly and supportive environment amongst like-minded learners.

Here’s just a few of our adult education courses starting in September:

Gateway to Learning – the ideal starting point for adults returning to education, this course will help you plan your learning and career journey.

– Functional Skills for Maths – helping you to build your practical maths skills and apply them to everyday life.

Functional Skills for English – giving you the essential English skills you need for life, work end education.

Functional Skills for ICT – ideal if you have never used a computer before, this course will introduce you to ICT and help you feel confident about your skills.

Preparing for Work – this programme of courses is designed to equip you with the advice, knowledge and skills to help you find paid or volunteering work.

Key Skills at Work – a range of short courses designed to support those either currently working/volunteering in the voluntary, community and public sectors.

All of our class sizes are small, so that learning is as personalised and interactive as possible with a high proportion of staff to learners. Many of our courses are just 2 to 3 days in length and pack  lot of learning into a short time frame.

At Fircroft we have many inspirational stories of students who have overcome adversity and gone on to achieve great things in their career and personal lives.

A recent example is Bawinder Kaur who came to Fircroft in 2014. Bwinder had been through some very difficult times in previous years which resulted in a relationship breakdown and a spell in prison. 

After her support workers told her about Fircroft, Bawinder enrolled on the Personal and Social Development programme of courses with a view to improving her confidence. She later enrolled on the Stepping Stones programme aimed at people wanting to move into support work.

Balwinder is now volunteering at Anawim Women’s Centre with a plan in place to become self-employed.

She is one of may former Fircroft students who have transformed their personal lives and career prospects.

To learn how you can achieve your learning and employment goals, please visit or call one of our friendly team on 0121 472 0116.