At Birmingham Adult Education Service their aim is to make a difference. Offering courses such as English, Math, Health & Social Care and Art, BAES has a vision to become an outstanding provider of community learning and skills. Whether you're learning skills for a new business or helping yourself and your family by taking a particular course, BAES provides a great, supportive environment that encourages learning and builds confidence the subject area students undertake. With a number of centres, BAES also supports you while you learn with staff who are on hand to offer you advice on choosing the right course.
The mission of our Corporate Training team is to support Birmingham businesses to get the skills they need for sustainable growth and enhanced productivity. To do this a curriculum relevant to local businesses, employers and attractive to employees has been developed.
Get specialist skills in Microsoft Office IT software
We have a selection of courses that will improve your specialist knowledge and understanding of a wide range of work related software.
Our courses are offered at three different levels, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced so you can be sure you will be joining a course at the right level for you. All our courses are taught on commonly used IT packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Visio, Project and Outlook.
Dependent on subject and level, the training is offered as either half day or full day sessions.
Leadership & Management Training
Gain valuable skills in managing change with CHAMPS2 training
With the immense scale and fast pace of change affecting many large organisations, having skills in managing change are much sought after by employers.
Our CHAMPS2 training will give you a formal change management qualification and help you develop essential skills in managing change projects. Formal accredited CHAMPS2 Practitioner level training courses - held over five days - are available monthly.
If you would like to find out more, we have a range of online change management tools and resources.
Project Management Training
Take your project management skills to the next level and give your career prospects a boost.
A PRINCE2 qualification will allow you to gain the knowledge and authority to work on and manage important projects: employers recognise PRINCE2 qualifications as proof of knowledge and are currently the most widely-demanded project management qualification.
**New** PRINCE2 Agile is an extension module tailored for forward-thinking organisations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2. It provides further guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world's most recognised project management method.
Get the office skills employers want
Learn the latest SpeedWriting techniques with Pitman Training
Designed by the industry experts in shorthand training, the course is a new way to learn the BakerWriteTM SpeedWriting system. If you take notes or minutes in meetings, this course will increase your speed and efficiency.
Need to improve your touch typing skills?
TouchType is the fun and flexible way to learn how to type quickly and accurately, without looking at the keyboard. It's perfect for beginners who are new to a computer, as well as those who've used computers for years.
This is an online training programme so you can learn at your own pace.
Get IT qualified at times to suit your busy life!
ECDL (European Computer Driving License) is a nationally recognised IT qualification which covers the key concepts of computing and proves a learner has achieved a uniform standard in computer skills and knowledge.
The course is delivered through a blended-learning approach which offers both face-to-face, as well as on-line support and learning over a duration of around 20 weeks.
Learning materials and activities are accessed online via a Virtual Learning Environment. The essence of the programme is flexibility, allowing you to plan your own learning to suit your needs and time availability.
Business Analysis Training
What do Business Analysts do? What skills and competencies do they require to do their role? This Foundation level course provides delegates with a 'whistle-stop tour' of the role of the Business Analyst who acts as the link between business needs, users and IT within change initiatives.
This BCS accredited online interactive multimedia course provides an overview of the ever important Business Analyst role, and covers the broad range of techniques used within the structure of the Business Analysis process model.
Professional training courses with Birmingham Adult Education Service
Our range of specialist qualifications are designed to support businesses get the skills they need for sustainable growth and enhanced productivity.
Whether you are a business looking to become more efficient and keep your workforce's skills up-to-date, or an individual looking to continue your own personal development and excel at work - we have the courses for you.
The qualifications you will gain are nationally recognised by employers. Courses run throughout the year and can be tailored to meet your individual business needs. Contact us for more information.
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Learn to Touch Type - Level 1 Award
Birmingham Adult Education Service
Definitely helped improve the speed at which I type! Friendly, welcoming environment from both staff and other...
Computers - First Step
Birmingham Adult Education Service
This course has really helped me start to use a computer and it was free too. I now don't feel embarrassed about not...
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