Birmingham Adult Education Service

Our courses are designed to inspire learning ability whilst overcoming disability.

At Birmingham Adult Education Service, we offer courses for learners with additional needs or disabilities where they will be able to thrive and develop skills for independence and active participation within the community.

Birmingham Adult Education Service SEND provision caters for developing educational needs for learners who are aged 19+.  Currently our courses are taught across the Birmingham region.  Our classes are small with a maximum of 11 learners per class.  The sessions are taught over two full days per week per cohort.  Most classes have the additional support of a Learning Support Assistant or a volunteer.  The intent is that learners are given as much individual support as needed.  This level of support enables the learners to develop their independence not only educationally but socially.

These courses are designed as a platform to help people to fulfil their potential, personal and/or career goals. 

We currently offer English and Maths at Entry Level 1 alongside the introductory courses which will lead into formal vocational qualification.  We also offer Introduction courses in ICT, Independent living and working towards employment.

The Working in Catering Programme is planned as a 3-year progressive programme beginning at pre-entry.  At the end of the programme most learners will have developed skills that will enable them to work or volunteer within the catering sector.

The intent of the Send Provision is that over a period of 3 years, the learners will have achieved an academic qualification and/or develop skills that will enable them to be employed or suitable for a volunteering placement.

If you are not sure about which course best suits your needs, or you want to discuss future goals, then we are here to offer comprehensive information, advice, guidance, and support.

It’s all about the support we can offer you!

If you feel any of the courses are right for you, we would be very pleased to invite you to an assessment day to meet the team and get the right course for you. 

Call our Information Line on 0121 303 4318 or email if you would like more details or some help to find the right Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) course for you.


Kelly Greevy,  Head of Faculty

Jocelyn Riley, Programme Manager

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