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Adult Education has the power to change lives

Learning new skills should not be something we have just one opportunity to achieve during our schooldays.

At Birmingham Adult Education Service (BAES) we believe that learning is a lifelong journey - it is never too late to learn something new. When the time is right for you to develop new skills to achieve your personal goals or pursue a new career we are here to help.

The last few years have given us all the time to reflect and re-evaluate goals and aspirations for ourselves and our families. Many of us now have a desire to do things differently in both our work and everyday lives. Joining an adult education course will help empower you to make these changes happen.

Our new curriculum offer for this academic year provides choices for everyone, with innovative courses to help those from all communities get back into education and achieve their goals. There is plenty for you to choose from and we hope our courses will inspire you to build a brighter future.

Learning can be exciting, can help build confidence, help you make new friends and, most importantly, can be fun. Research also shows that taking up learning later in life has a positive effect on health and well-being. Enrol onto a course today and let learning be the catalyst to a new future for you, your family, or community!

Take a look inside our new course brochure and decide what you are going to learn next.

Joining a course

Bookings for initial assessments and enrolments have now started. Get in touch to find out more about our courses by emailing information@baes.ac.uk or calling our Information Line on 0121 303 4318.

IIgun Yusuf
Acting Assistant Director - Skills & Employability

Get qualified fast

In uncertain times it is important that you have the right qualifications to impress potential employers.

Choose BAES to turn your experience into nationally recognised qualifications and get interview-ready fast. Our fast-track courses are available to be started, studied and completed at times to suit your lifestyle and circumstances. Our tutors will be available to support and teach you in ways that best suit your individual needs.

Dependent on your employment status these courses may be available to you free of charge or at discounted price. 

Accounts and Bookkeeping

512x512px AccountsDo you already work in a finance job and need industry-recognised accounting qualifications? Or are you thinking this is an employment sector with job opportunities you would like to explore.

From understanding the basics of bookkeeping to keeping detailed computerised data sound financial management is at the heart of every successful business. Demand for accounting and finance skills is always high across every employment sector.

Fast track qualifications available


Online and Onsite CoursesStarting your own business

Have you ever thought about working for yourself? Developing your skills and knowledge to help you set up your own business is vital to your success.

The advantages of being self-employed

  • you have more flexibility and control, so it may be easier to fit your work around other commitments and responsibilities, including childcare
  • your work can be more varied, as you may be working on several different projects for different clients at any one time
  • you can explore your creative and entrepreneurial side as you build your own business
  • you may have the potential to earn more money, as day rates for self-employed consultants and freelancers tend to be much higher than salaries
  • you should be able to ditch your commute, as you’re likely to work from home, or from your own business premises

Fast track qualifications available

Business Start Ups - Level 1 Award (50 Guided Learning Hours)



Professional Digital Skills 1024x1024Do you need to learn new IT skills or show off what you've already got?

It is estimated that one in five adults lack foundation skills in digital technology.

We all use IT everyday for work and for leisure but sometimes it's not quite so easy to prove what you actually know. Our short IT courses will teach you new skills and expand on your existing knowledge. At the end of the course you will have a certificate that will open doors to employment opportunities.

Our short qualification courses are designed for adults who want to join the digital world by learning digital skills for life, their work or for use in further study.

This course provides learners with increased levels of basic IT skills to develop further knowledge, skills and promote safe internet behaviours. You will use a variety of Microsoft applications to create, edit and save different types of files e.g. documents, spreadsheet and slideshows. Improve competence and confidence when carrying out online searches, using online shopping sites and internet banking.

Fast track qualifications available

Essential Digital Skills for Work - Level 1 Award (60 Guided Learning Hours)

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) (40 Guided Learning Hours)

 


UniAre you thinking about getting a promotion, better paid job or going to university?

A simple fact of life is the more you learn, the more you can earn. This is especially true when studying English and maths. For many of our learners, achieving a Level 2 or GCSE is their entry to further education or into a job with real career prospects.

Feeling confident about reading, writing, speaking and using numbers will not only help you in your everyday life but also improve your job prospects if you are looking to change your career or go on to higher education.

Fast track qualifications available

Functional Skills English - Level 1 or Level 2 Award (Dependent on assessment)

Functional Skills Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Award (Dependent on assessment)

 


512x512px Social Media ManagementWant to get to grips with digital marketing?

Our digital marketing course is for anyone who wants to learn how to advertise and promote a business online or who wants to begin a career in this rapidly growing employment sector.

This course will help to develop your social media knowledge, provide a guide into what a successful social media plan consists of, how to identify and engage your target audience as well as identifying the tools to measure your social media success.

No prior experience in marketing is necessary, but you will need to have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts set up to take part in the course.

Fast track qualification available

Digital Marketing - Level 1  (60 Guided Learning Hours)


 

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