Birmingham Adult Education - Get Connected 2019

Birmingham Adult Education : Get *Connected* in 2019

It’s time to turn your dreams into reality!
We hope you have had an excellent start to the new year, and are looking forward to achieving great things in 2019!

If one of your new year resolutions was to get a better job, then one of our qualification courses could be just the start you need. Perhaps learning a new language would help you achieve your goal to travel, live or work abroad? Maybe this was the year you promised yourself you would make time to do something creative? Whatever you resolved to do take a look in our Term 2 Course Brochure and see if one of our brand new courses can help you reach your new year goals.

Don’t miss out – don’t miss a class. Just a little reminder that classes restart again in January. If you would like to check the time and return date for courses please call 0121 303 4318 or contact your centre.

Let’s make 2019 the year that you fulfil your ambitions!

On Monday 10 December 2018 BAES held its first ever partnership event with other organisations to give learners an opportunity to find out about possible next steps and progression options into further education and training to help them achieve their long-term goals and aspirations.

It was a very lively event with lots of questions being asked and information and advice being shared with learners about a wide range of courses at a variety of levels.

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MENCAP: Guaranteed interview programme now open!

Are you interested in care work? Can you work shifts?
Would you like to make a difference to people’s lives?

Birmingham Adult Education Service are working in partnership with care provider Midland Mencap who are recruiting for a number of vacancies (for Females only) across Birmingham.

The partnership will offer a pre-employment training course with a guaranteed interview.

You will receive childcare and travel support while on the programme through the Department of Work & Pensions.
Varied positions are available. Shifts may include early mornings and late evenings.

Midland Mencap are looking to fill both full and part time positions. Clients will need to be flexible.

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For more information please contact:
Jo Gayle, Project Development and Placement Officer
Birmingham Adult Education Service
Aston Learning Centre
0121 675 8421

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Want to study? Job skills training available at BMet

Whether you’re a school leaver looking to advance your qualifications and career prospects or an adult returning to learning to start a new career, get a promotion at work or even start your own business, BMet can support you all the way.

You’ll benefit from their partnerships with world leading employers and their links with top universities. BMet’s state-of-the-art facilities, passionate staff, exceptional academic and careers advice, and financial support will help ensure that you realise your dreams.

Here are some of the courses available:

  • ESOL (speaking and listening course)

  • English for Work (improve spelling, grammar and comprehension from Entry 2 to Level 2)

  • Maths for Work (learn practical maths skills- from Entry 2 to Level 2)

  • Practical Horticulture Skills Level 1 (gardening skills from the Botanical Gardens)

  • Basic IT Skills (Learn about emailing, job-searching online, basic word processing and more)

  • Business Administration Level 1 (important office workplace skills)

  • Health and Social Care Level 1 (foundation skills for working in the care sector)

  • Cleaning and Facilities Level1 (excellent training with information about products, chemicals and practical cleaning skills)

And many more!

FREE courses for people aged 19 years and over:
See all other courses here:

The main website address is:
You can contact them on 0121 362 1174. Alternatively, an application can be made at

Launch of Enterprise Awards 2015

Birchfield Big Local is launching a second round of the Enterprise Awards in partnership with UnLtd. We are looking for individuals with great ideas for social enterprises that will help bring benefits to the local community. We are offering support and Awards of between £500 and £5000. You can either apply for a Try It Award – small amounts of funding up to £500 for individuals to try out their ideas to improve the local area, or a Do It Award which is up to £5000 (average Award £2500) for individuals who can demonstrate they have the energy and skills to take forward their project idea.  The deadline for the online expression of interest form is 11th September – and the deadline for completed application forms is 4th October . We will be running two surgeries at Grosvenor Road Studios, 16 Grosvenor Road: 10am – 12noon on 9th September,  and 6 – 8pm on 17th September  to help people with the application process. If you would like to have an informal chat about your project idea or would like further details, please call 0121 448 5594 or email:

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Birchfield Enterprise Awards 2015

Can you help transform your community through an exciting social enterprise? Do you have a great business idea that has social value? Birchfield Big Local will soon be launching a second round of the Enterprise Awards with support from UnLtd. You can choose which award to apply for: Try It Awards – £500 for individuals to try out their idea to improve the local area; or Do It Awards – up to £5,000 for individuals who wish to take forward an idea that has some project planning already in place. We will be running two award surgeries to help those wishing to apply on Wednesday 9th September (10am – 12noon) and Thursday 17th September (6 – 8pm) at Grosvenor Road Studios, 16 Grosvenor Road. For further details please contact Andrew at  or telephone: 448 5594 / 07429838699

Job Club Launch

A new job club is to be launched starting Tuesday 10th March at Grosvenor Road Studios. The job club will run every fortnight, 9.30am – 12.30pm, and will offer a range of advice and support including job search, CV writing, interview skills and being your best in the work place.  To find out more please come along any time between 9.30am and 12.30pm, or phone 0121 448 5594 / 07429 838 699 or email –