Fircroft College


We are the only adult residential further education college in the Midlands, situated in Selly Oak, Birmingham, close to the city centre and easy to reach by train, bus and car. We are a College of Sanctuary which shows our commitment to providing education to adults from all parts of society including new communities and we welcome students from across the West Midlands county including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Coventry. We provide accredited ESOL courses which can be free for learners in particular circumstances. Community courses are free and flexible and run by trained volunteers.

A range of ESOL programmes offered from our green campus in Selly Oak.

Choose from an accredited course to gain an ESOL qualification or a more relaxed programme to improve your speaking and listening skills.

We offer a wide range of short and longer residential courses including ESOL courses and our Free Thinking course for people from new communities with lived experience of modern slavery and trauma, who wish to progress through learning.

Courses also take place face-to-face or online.

Our other courses include topics such as:

  • Personal and social development
  • Skills for work, and
  • English and maths.

We also provide:

  • A quiet place at the college for students to escape from their every-day lives and focus on their learning.
  • Extra support to students who may find learning challenging and are perhaps going through a period of change in their lives
  • Financial support with travel and childcare costs, where eligible
  • FREE courses depending on your circumstances
  • 6 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Free tea and coffee on site.

Our courses start:

  • In September or January – accredited (exam-based) courses
  • Throughout the year – informal classes