At Birmingham Adult Education Service, we are passionate about improving social mobility and inclusion for the residents of Birmingham.

Our Community Learning Team works with the adults who are currently furthest from education and employment opportunities and makes a positive difference to their lives. Our courses are designed to support people who may be isolated, lack confidence, have little education and to help them to re-engage with their community, make friends, further their learning and possibly gain employment.

Our Community Learning programme inspires learners to

  • explore and develop their talents
  • break down social and economic barriers in their life
  • become confident members of society

How does it work?

All out courses are delivered in the community in a variety of venues. We are currently working with a range of public and voluntary sector organisations and delivering customised programmes in schools, nurseries, libraries, children centres, doctors’ surgeries, church halls and shelters.

We collaborate with each venue to understand and identify the need of the service users and decide together on a course programme. We then come to the venue to run the classes.

Group size, length of courses and patterns of delivery

Group sizes can be from eight to twelve adults. All courses are six weeks long and a full six week long commitment is required from the learners.

We offer face to face and distance learning.  

All learners are awarded a certificate of achievement at the end of their course. 

Family Learning

Some of our courses are designed for families and provides an opportunity for parents and children to learn and work together. A shared time with no distractions; just families learning and having fun together! We provide a chance to create memories, develop skills and rekindle new interests.  

For face-to-face learning, each adult can bring one child. 

We also offer distance-learning courses in Family Learning whereby adults can support more than one child.

What do we need from you?

Our vibrant team work with you to identify and meet the learning needs and aspirations of your learners as well as the goals of your organisation. As all courses are FREE all we need for from you is to provide the venue, publicise our courses and recruit learners and/or families to join the programmes.

We will provide exceptional and skilled teachers, resources and targeted courses, which develop life-long skills and aim to close the achievement gap.

How to get started

If you are part of a public or voluntary sector organisation and would like to know more about how we can help make a difference to the people you engage and work with, we would love to hear from you.

Contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0121 303 4318

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