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Lockdown doesn’t spell shutdown for Family Learning…

Child-care-worker-helps-little-girl-with-handwriting-886934186_6720x448_20200610-124753_1 Lockdown doesn’t spell shutdown for Family Learning…
Our super squad of nine are engaging with 128 learners and 22 schools.Who are we?BAES' Family Learning team brings parents and children together to learn, giving parents a great insight into how their children learn and how best they can support them. We create a positive, welcoming and relaxed environment in which families can have fun learning to...
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Looking for a rewarding new career?

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Health and Social Care Four little words, but for millions of people in today's transformed world nothing is more important – and you can be part of it!Even before the Covid 19 outbreak, Health and Social care has always been vital for a large proportion of our local communities. In recent years, the sector has seen ever-growing demand for car...
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Now is an ideal time to get IT qualified

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As we begin to turn our thoughts towards the prospect of life after lockdown, none of us can be certain what the world of work will hold in store for us.An excellent way to put yourself in more control of your job prospects and feel confident in an environment of rapid change is to enrol onto a computer qualification course. Our Euro...
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These are great courses which you can do in your own time!
Thursday, 07 May 2020 14:14
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Helping to bring the communities of Birmingham closer together

Community Hub Banner Bringing communities together
A new place for the people of Birmingham to find information, advice and support.At the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown our Learner Services team decided to create a virtual space for our learners so that they could quickly find organisations that offered information, support and advice. Wha...
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My View - A collaborative ESOL project

A new way to see our learners' view of the world   Curriclum Manager Pauline Desch recently met with a class of our ESOL learners at Stone Hall Centre to present them with copies of the new My View booklet. Nearly seventy ESOL (English as a Second Language) learners from our main centres across Birmingham contributed to the project.&...
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Charity Event - Acacia Family Support

Our ESOL Entry 2 learners at Sparkhill Centre decided to arrange a charity event for Acacia Family Support who are based in Sutton Coldfield. They chose this charity because it fitted in well with mental health awareness week and was also a good way to raise awareness of Postnatal & Prenatal depression. This type of depression is eith...
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Study success is 'tailor-made' for Shaila

'Never Give Up' is the motto for Sparkhill computers student and budding designer-clothing entrepreneur Shaila.Shaila is very much enjoying her computer course but knows what it is like to struggle, having failed to achieve L2 Functional Skills English at her first attempt. However, she eventually overcame her obstacles, particularly...
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Nothing’s going to stop Shamim!

Many parents have safely seen their children off to university over the years – but how many would then consider doing the same thing themselves? Well, former BAES learner Shamim has just done that, signing up for a four-year Sports and Exercise Science degree at Derby University.Shamim had done small, intense personal training courses before ...
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Guest — M.rauf
Well done shamim don't look back now
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 13:03
Guest — sabah iqbal
Well done proud of you ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 14:26
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Meet Niall - stepping up a gear with a new career!

After a long career as an electrical technician in the West Midlands motor industry, Niall is swapping circuit boards and lasers for hearts and minds, as he embarks on a new life as a Teaching Assistant.While many people approaching the end of their career might be thinking about retirement plans, Niall has a different approach – he has begun a Sup...
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It's been niggling at me for sixty years!

​GCSE success is worth the wait for Michael!Many BAES learners inspire us with their determination to achieve against the odds, but not many have had as long a wait as Michael to achieve their dreams. Michael Clements has had a fairtytale ending to 60 years of hurt, achieving GCSE success with BAES - in the same building where he failed his English...
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Reading Ahead - changing lives, one book at a time

At Birmingham Adult Education Service, we know how the love of reading can change lives, and we want our students to experience that joy. That's why we introduced the Reading Ahead challenge last year in some of our English classes.Did you know one in six people struggles to read?However, research shows that when people are inspired to read for ple...
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Enterprising Robert makes sure he has the skills he needs to keep ahead.

In a rapidly-changing jobs environment, it's vital to be flexible, have a range of different talents and be determined to make things happen.Robert's example shows that perseverance also pays off, having spent a number of years struggling to find the right education and employment opportunities.And now, thanks to his get up and go attitude he ...
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Brasshouse has got Talent!

Photo - Lokman entertains fellow learners and tutors at the end-of-term performanceAs much as we love Birmingham, sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to give a different perspective. We've got a brilliant variety of things to see and do in the city, and new learners can show us how to engage with what's out there and bring that energy back to o...
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Celebrating our Outstanding Learners

Outstanding Learner Awards 2018Last Tuesday Birmingham City Council House was the prestigious venue for our most important event of the year – the BAES Outstanding Learner Awards 2018. This year we were proud to be celebrating the amazing achievements of 28 of our inspirational learners!Tears and smiles were in full flow, and thunderous applause bo...
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Guest — Mohammad
It was a fantastic event; really I enjoy it. Mohammad
Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:03
Guest — Kylie williams
Hi I was a student from arts and craft supported learning from 2016 to 2017 from Northfield adult education centre and I haven't r... Read More
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 14:55
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We are so proud!

We worked hard to prepare for the day. However, the event itself exceeded all that we hoped for and more. The turnout was overwhelming, the comments we have received from people that attended touched all of our hearts and the amount of money we hoped to raise surpassed our expectations.The preparations began at lunchtime. We set the tables, exhibit...
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Trittibank - The journey

Hi EveryoneWell done to Saiqa and Barry for writing our previous blog post. We are pleased to announce that our Trittibank project is now live thanks to the efforts of the Level 2 English group at Trittiford. Check out the pictures below with captions written by Barry Sinclair.
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What is Trittibank?

​Welcome to TrittibankHi everyone,We're from Trittiford Centre and we're doing an amazing project for our local food bank run by Malachi Family Support Group and situated at the Ark Centre on Yardley Wood Road, Billesley.We want this Christmas to be a memorable season of joy for our community. We will get the whole centre involved in this marvellou...
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Lily Mae Foundation Fundraiser

Week 2 - what needs to be done?This week, the class was excited as we were putting together our poster advertising the event.​ We got into two groups and came up with two drafts. Our IT skills were truly tested! We were also able to put our persuasive techniques into practice, and we were glad we revised our apostrophes! After some careful debate, ...
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What has Functional Skills English got to do with raising money?

We are a group of enthusiastic, passionate and outgoing students attending the Level 2 Functional Skills English course at the Erdington Adult Education Centre. We love studying English, but we also love putting our skills into practice!This week, we got together and had a chat about some different charities that we could support. When we heard Sar...
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Getting Creative with Flowers

I've worked in Adult Education for nearly 11 years, but only recently decided that I was going to do a course. I chose to take up a floristry class on Saturday mornings at my local centre.I'm now over half way through the course and I'm extremely pleased with what I've managed to create and so ...
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Guest — Shazia Akram
Hi. Your work is just beautiful. I am interested in floristry but not sure where to start. Do I need a qualification? You mention... Read More
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:25
Guest — Raheela Sharif
Hello Thank you very much for your kind words. You could technically study floristry by doing some leisure course which are non-q... Read More
Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:38
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