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Organisation: Birmingham Adult Education Service

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Birmingham Adult Education Service

Birmingham Adult Education Service (BAES) is the largest provider of adult learning opportunities in the West Midlands. Their mission is to make a difference by providing inspiring, accessible learning of personal, social and economic value to the people and communities of Birmingham and aim to become an outstanding provider of community learning and skills. BAES believe communities count and feel that they should be deeply connected and responsive to the needs of Birmingham’s diverse communities by putting their needs and interests at the heart of everything they do.

If you’re looking to go back to studying and want to do it in one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, Birmingham Adult Education Service might just be the perfect college for you. With over 20,000 students gracing its doors every year, this institution is a popular choice for people from all backgrounds. From the core subjects like English and maths, to more niche areas in craft and digital media, BAES offers a range of different subjects and qualification levels and is the ideal choice to progress your career no matter what your age.

Pathways Covered

Education, training and employment


We provide inspiring, accessible learning of personal, social and economic value to the people and communities of Birmingham

What we do

All our Centre staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about:

  • Facilities at the centre and opening times
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Health & Safety
  • Financial support
  • General concerns or if you wish to make a complaint

Supporting you while you learn

Centre staff can also make an appointment for you to see a member of the Learner Services Team. They are specialists who can offer support, information and advice on:

  • Choosing the right course
  • "Next Steps" when you have completed your course
  • Routes into work
  • Career choices
  • Support with your English and Maths, so you don't fall behind during your course
  • Support for adults with a disability
  • Support for adults with a learning difficulty
  • Financial Support

Where we do it

Each year over 20 000 people from all backgrounds across the city join a course with Birmingham Adult Education Service to improve their knowledge and job prospects

How to access

If you would like to find out more about our courses and information or about any additional support that may be available to help you while you are studying please contact our Information Line. If they are not able to help you there and then they will put you in contact with the relevant member of staff.

By Phone: Call our Information Line on 0121 303 4318

Normal Opening Times: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:00

By E-mail:

By Post: BAES, Aston Learning Centre, 99 Whitehead Rd, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6EJ

Organisation News & Events

  • Arts Show 2016

    07 June 2016

    Date for your diary. You are all invited to our end of year Arts Show., Please come and more