BAES Open Events

Need advice about what courses to do next?

Do you need advice about courses you could undertake? Then why not book a date to come along to one of the Birmingham Adult Education Services (BAES) open events and find out how our courses can help you fulfil your ambitions?

Between March and June BAES will be running ten open events in their main centres between 10:00 and 13:00 on Saturday mornings.

These events are a great opportunity to come into the centres and talk to both staff and current learners about the wide range of courses on offer within the service.

At each event there will be various subject demonstrations and a chance to join in with some interactive games. Exhibitions of learners’ work and workshops will also be taking place.

BAES’s friendly, expert tutors and Learner Services team will be available to provide careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Find out where and when your nearest Open Event is taking place

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Passport to Employment

Are you ready for the world of work?

Birmingham Adult Education Services (BAES) wants to help all its learners to achieve their potential in life, in work and as active citizens. Their new careers programme Passport to Employment will help you to do just that!

As part of our Learner Gateway commitment BAES have developed a series of one hour workshops that will help you to be successful in your journey into work. The workshops are designed to complement your current study programme and develop your skills so you will be better equipped to achieve your long-term goals and aspirations.

The Passport to Employment programme is FREE and you can come along to any of the workshops and attend one, two or all three of them. Dates and times of workshops at each centre are available here:

Alternatively look out for posters in your local centre telling you when workshops are running. To book your place please speak to centre staff.

Your journey to success in the world of work starts here!

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We are seeking volunteers @ Birchfield Big Local

We are seeking volunteers for two of our community projects which support people over 50 years of age, and job seekers within the Birchfield Big Local (BBL) area.

These current opportunities are as follows:

Role: Stepping Forward Job Club Volunteer Assistants
Four role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Stepping Forward Job Club, and is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people living in the BBL area can improve their employment prospects for the future and explore the opportunities available to them.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants will also be required to undertake training in job club principles as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

See full details here >

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Role: Role: Elders Activity & Social Group Volunteer Assistants
Three role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Elders Activity & Social Group, and are seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, living in the BBL area.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants may also be required to undertake training in senior citizens support practices as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

See full details here >

Please join us and help make a difference!

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Elders Group & Stepping Forward Resources

We have compiled a comprehensive range of useful information sheets for people aged 50 and over as well as job seekers that can be viewed or downloaded.

Please Note: These documents may be changed or updated from time to time.

Over 50’s Resources
The BBL Elders Activity & Social Group was initially set up to provide socialising and informational activities for people aged 50 and over from a range of backgrounds and cultures, living in the Birchfield Big Local (BBL) area.

Click here to view >

Jobsearch Resources
The BBL Stepping Forward Project was initially set up to provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people could improve their employment prospects for the future, learn or develop their IT knowledge and explore the opportunities available to them.

Click here to view >

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IT Skills for Beginners + and job search skills sessions

Birchfield Big Local has teamed up with Birmingham City Council’s Adult Education Service to provide FREE training sessions at Grosvenor Road Studios or their premises in Aston. Why not express an interest!

The course is in two parts (you’ll need to attend both days):

Part One: IT Skills for Beginners …
Participants will learn all the basic skills related to the use of computers including;

  1. Switching on and properly shutting down PC’s

  2. How to use a PC keyboard

  3. Using and producing documents

  4. Using online applications

And more ..

Basic requirements:

  • Participants must be on a job related benefit (e.g. Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit)

  • Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of IT and use of computers

  • Participants must have a basic grasp of English and be able to understand and communicate with the tutors

  • Must be able to commit to the full 2-day schedule (9am to 3pm)

  • Participants can bring along their own laptops if they wish

Part Two: Work Skills Course …
This part of the course will help participants to be more effective in their job search efforts.

These sessions will include:

  1. Job searching skills

  2. Completing application forms

  3. Appropriate behaviour in the workplace

  4. Mock interview sessions

And more ..

Basic requirements:
These are generally the same as the above.

Please contact Tippa Naphtali (Volunteer Co-ordinator) if you are interested in attending.
T: 07421 994753 E: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org

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Laptop PC

IT Skills for Beginners + and job search skills sessions

Birchfield Big Local has teamed up with Birmingham City Council’s Adult Education Service to provide FREE training sessions at Grosvenor Road Studios. Why not express an interest!

The course is in two parts (you’ll need to attend both days):

Part One: IT Skills for Beginners …
Participants will learn all the basic skills related to the use of computers including;

  1. Switching on and properly shutting down PC’s

  2. How to use a PC keyboard

  3. Using and producing documents

  4. Using online applications

And more ..

Basic requirements:

  • Participants must be on a job related benefit (e.g. Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit)

  • Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of IT and use of computers

  • Participants must have a basic grasp of English and be able to understand and communicate with the tutors

  • Must be able to commit to the full 2-day schedule (9am to 3pm)

  • Participants can bring along their own laptops if they wish

Part Two: Work Skills Course …
This part of the course will help participants to be more effective in their job search efforts.

These sessions will include:

  1. Job searching skills

  2. Completing application forms

  3. Appropriate behaviour in the workplace

  4. Mock interview sessions

And more ..

Basic requirements:
These are generally the same as the above.

Please contact Tippa Naphtali (Volunteer Co-ordinator) if you are interested in attending.
T: 07421 994753 E: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org

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Volunteer Vacancies : Stepping Forward Job Club

Role: Stepping Forward Job Club Volunteer Assistants
Four role positions available:

Birchfield Big Local (BBL) is re-developing the Stepping Forward Job Club, and is seeking enthusiastic and experienced people who will have a positive and proactive commitment to providing a friendly and relaxed environment in which local people living in the BBL area can improve their employment prospects for the future and explore the opportunities available to them.

Along with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to undertake the role, volunteer assistants will also be required to undertake training in job club principles as part of the induction process. Other training will be made available that is appropriate to the role.

How to apply: You can download the role description/person specification at the foot of this article.

Please submit the following:

a) A brief personal summary (of no more than 350 words) that tells us how you think you meet the role description/person specification
b) A copy of an up-to-date CV

If you have any difficulties downloading the documents, you can phone 0121 448 5594 or email info@birchfieldbiglocal.org to ask them to be emailed to you.

If you require any further information regarding the role, please contact Tippa Naphtali: tippa@birchfieldbiglocal.org or Andrew Simons: andrew@birchfieldbiglocal.org

Please return completed documents:
By email to: info@birchfieldbiglocal.org
By post to: Birchfield Big Local
16 Grosvenor Road, Birchfield
Birmingham, B20 3NP

Please note: We will call or email all applicants within 14 days. Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal interview at a time convenient to all parties concerned.

Closing Time/Date: Open until further notice
Informal Interview Date: By arrangement

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Application Pack:

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