Birmingham Adult Education Service

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If you’re looking to go back to studying and want to do it in one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, Birmingham Adult Education Service might just be the perfect college for you. With over 20,000 students gracing its doors every year, this institution is a popular choice for people from all backgrounds. From the core subjects like English and maths, to more niche areas in craft and digital media, BAES offers a range of different subjects and qualification levels and is the ideal choice to progress your career no matter what your age.

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 enrolment period you can enrol early on some of our courses in the following ways.

Phone: 0121 303 4318 | Online: Website  | In person: At your local centre

During term time you will need to make contact with the Information Line on 0121 303 4318 or the centre to ensure spaces are still available. Let them know which course you are interested in joining and they will advise you on how best to proceed.

The minimum age for enrolling is 16 at 31st August 2015. We cannot accept under 16s.

Latest News

Brasshouse Language Centre is moving to the Library of Birmingham

From September 2016 our extensive range of language courses will be delivered at a new location in the iconic Library of Birmingham.

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New brochure out now
We have 100s of new courses starting in the New Year. View a copy of our latest directory here.

English works in … courses starting soon
Unemployed? Looking for work? English skills letting you down? Our new ESOL courses will give you the language skills needed to get a job in different work sectors.

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Student Successes

Learners join our courses for a whole variety of reasons. We have people studying with us to improve their English and Maths so they can get on in their everyday lives, others want to acquire new knowledge to get on at work or change their career. Some learners want to see if they can turn a hobby into a paid career, others just want to learn a new skill or a language or explore their creative side.

We also have people who come along to classes purely for the love of learning and find it an excellent way to keep their minds active.

Our Learner Stories

Maths, Science & English

Are your English or Maths skills stopping you from getting on with your life?
At BAES we run many courses in centres across Birmingham for adults who want to become more confident in reading, writing, maths and spoken English.

Improving these skills can be the first step to achieving your long-term goals.

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Need a GCSE?
Not able to start higher education until you’ve got the right GCSEs?
Can’t get the job you want without the right qualifications?

A GCSE in English, Maths or Science will open doors to new learning and career opportunities.

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Health & Social Care

Working with children and young people
Childcare courses will teach you the skills to work caring for babies and pre-school children in a nursery or day-care setting. Our Classroom Work courses will prepare you to be able to support teachers with their everyday work.

Counselling & Mentoring courses will enable you to gain valuable skills that are useful in a lot of jobs.

Health & Well Being
Our courses are aimed at raising awareness on health-associated issues and will aid expertise to your CV.

A First Aid qualification proves a desirable skill for anyone looking to work in this sector.

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IT & Business

Do you need to improve your computer skills?
We have classes for people who have never switched on a computer before and courses to expand your IT knowledge and become skilled in office software.

Business & Retail
Looking to build your confidence and provide you with the necessary skills to work in this sector? Our courses will ensure you have the knowledge and skills that employers want.

Want to set up your own business?
We run courses that can help small businesses and entrepreneurs get the support they need to succeed, from writing a business plan to getting marketing ideas.

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Access and enjoy different entertainment, arts and customs
Learning a language is a great way to broaden your cultural horizons and see the world through different eyes.

Do you have friends or family who are deaf or losing their hearing?
A British Sign Language course could be just what you are looking for!

English for Foreign Learners
Improve your English and learn the everyday language skills you need for work and further education. You will develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in engaging activities while increasing your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

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Arts & Crafts and Digital Media

Make the most of your creative potential
Choose from a great variety of subjects including drawing & painting, crafts, digital photography and imaging, floristry, jewellery making, sugar craft and textiles.

We have a variety of courses suitable for those looking for personal development and creativity, or for qualifications to help get or change a job or access further or higher education.

If self-employment is your aim
We have craft qualifications in a range of subjects which also include content on developing enterprise skills and commercial experience.

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Where you'll learn

Addresses for BAES Information Line

BAES Information Line Margaret Street Birmingham West Midlands B3 3BU Show on map
Aston Learning Centre 99 Whitehead Road Birmingham B6 6EJ Show on map
Brasshouse Languages at the Library of Birmingham Centenary Square Birmingham West Midlands B1 2ND Show on map


Faster Typer

Learn to Touch Type - Level 1 Award

Birmingham Adult Education Service

by Ray - March 2014

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

Don't feel embarrassed anymore

Computers - First Step

Birmingham Adult Education Service

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...

Disappointing :(

Textiles - Patchwork, Quilting & Embroidery - Beg & Inter

Birmingham Adult Education Service

by Enekpe - December 2013

This course would be more accurately described a sewing group for intermediate/ advanced students rather than a tutored...

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