Wales Council of the Blind

Queen Alexandra College

Description: QAC is a Specialist College based in Birmingham, which welcomes students from all over the UK. Its original purpose was to provide education for young people who were blind or visually impaired, but now they also now offer support and guidance for students on the Autistic Spectrum (including Asperger's syndrome), those with moderate to severe learning difficulties, students with physical disabilities and those with other needs.


Tel: 0121 428 5050


Category: Public Sector

Services Provided

Courses at QAC

The College in Birmingham provides a wide range of courses for students with a visual impairment, or other disabilities. Subjects include health and social care, hospitality, IT and the performing arts - see the website for full details.

QAC Advance2work

If you are aged 18 or above and want to move into employment, the advance2work programme at Queen Alexandra College in Birmingham may be able to help. It aims to help you fill any skills gaps, get some work experience and find a job as quickly as possible. The College's experienced staff of tutors and Employment Consultants will work with you on your individualised programme which can last from a few weeks up to a year if necessary. The programme is funded by the Dept for Work & Pensions.

All Formats Transcription Services

All Formats, based at Queen Alexandra College, provides a range of braille, large print and audio services. All Formats professional transcription services meets the needs of large and small organisations throughout the UK. Our expert staff include braille users who will ensure that information is produced accurately, efficiently and cost effectively.

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