Birmingham Adult Education Service

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Definitely helped improve the speed at which I type! Friendly, welcoming environ...more

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    • How to Enrol It is possible to join one of our courses in a variety of ways dependent on the time of year and the type of course. During the summer...more

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Who we are...

Birmingham Adult Education Service is one of the largest providers of adult learning opportunities in the West Midlands and each year over 20,000 adults choose to do courses with us. The majority of these adults are over 19, though we can accommodate 16-18 year olds as part of their study plan.

Our greatest asset is our staff and their skills, experience, professionalism and dedication. That’s why our learner satisfaction ratings have been consistently high over the last 5 years.

In our latest Ofsted survey 97% of current learners said they would recommend our classes to a friend or family member.

What we do...

We annually run nearly 3000 courses in a wide range of subjects with a mixture of qualification and leisure courses. Our courses are available across a range of levels suitable for the absolute beginner through to advanced.

Many people come to us to improve their employment prospects through training for a new career or improving English, Maths and IT skills. Others develop skills in a new language, with more than 25 on offer this year from Arabic to Welsh. 

We run courses in the following subjects.

  • Improving English and Maths
  • Arts, Crafts and Digital Media
  • Classroom Work and Childcare
  • Social Care and Well-being
  • I.T & Business
  • Foreign Languages
  • Leisure and Culture
  • Maths, English and Science GCSE

Many of our courses are free or have discounts available.

Choosing the right course for you

We provide Information and Advice for those who need help finding the right course or planning a career. General information about all courses can be obtained by calling our Information Line on 0121 303 4318.

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Faster Typer
Learn to Touch Type - Level 1 Award
by Ray - March 2014

Definitely helped improve the speed at which I type! Friendly, welcoming environment from both staff and other learners.

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Don't feel embarrassed anymore
Computers - First Step
by Dancing_bear - February 2014

This course has really helped me start to use a computer and it was free too. I now don't feel embarrassed about not knowing anything about computers. The tutor was really friendly and didn't make me feel stupid for any of the questions I asked which was important to helping me learn.

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Disappointing :(
Textiles - Patchwork, Quilting & Embroidery - Beg & Inter
by Enekpe - December 2013

This course would be more accurately described a sewing group for intermediate/ advanced students rather than a tutored class for beginners as there is minimal tuition & individuals work on their own projects asking for assistance as required. In its current format, this course doe not meet the objectives described in the advertised course outline. Embroidery is not adequately covered: the onus is on individual students to ask specific questions but as a beginner, more proactive guidance/instruction is needed by the tutor in this area.

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Exactly what I needed
by MikeK - January 2011

It was good to be in a classroom where I could work at my own pace and learn what I was interested in and wanted to know more about

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