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QAC Garden Centre opens its doors to the public

umberslade logo

31 March 2014

Umberslade Nurseries is now open to the public with a range of plants and garden sundries available to buy in the retail shop.  The site, located in Selly Oak, was previously occupied by Birmingham Rathbone. Umberslade Nurseries measures just over an acre in size and consists of five large polytunnels...

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QAC Students LOVE Pasta

Steve Love making pasta with QAC students

27 March 2014

Local Chef and QAC supporter, Steve Love, took time out of running his restaurant to deliver a pasta making workshop to our Level 2 and Short Course Hospitality students this week. Steve returned to Coffee Junction, which he opened earlier in the year, to share his culinary expertise in the training kitchen. ...

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QAC students attend DSE Boccia Championships 2014

Boccia Championships 2014

19 March 2014

Following a successful volunteering work placement officiating boccia at the Birmingham School Games, six of our Sport students were invited by Boccia England to officiate at this year’s Disability Sport Events (DSE) Boccia Championships. The event took place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in...

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Mud Runner Oblivion

Mudrunner 2014 flyer

07 March 2014

Team QAC needs YOU to put your strength and stamina to the test and sign up for this year’s Mud Runner Oblivion. Taking place on Saturday 28 June 2014 at EastnorCastle in Herefordshire Mud Runner Oblivion comprises of a six mile cross country course of mud and obstacles. More info at ...

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London Nightrider 2014

London Nightrider 2014

06 March 2014

Fancy a cycle ride with a difference? Join Team QAC and cycle a 62 mile circular route around London’s iconic landmarks at NIGHT! Nightrider 2014 will be taking place on the evening of Saturday 7June and the morning of Sunday 8 June 2014 More info at Minimum sponsorship applies....

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Gisela Stuart MP Supports Employment Pathway for Disabled People

Gisela Stuart MP with a2w clients and staff

03 March 2014

Edgbaston MP, Gisela Stuart, recognised the commitment of people with disabilities to gaining employment when she visited the Birmingham base of the national Advance2work project recently. Although under threat from government cutbacks, A2W achieves outstanding results in helping disabled adults find and keep jobs....

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What the students say

Being a residential student has really helped me to become more independent I do my own washing and I can cook with a bit of help from staff.

Amy - 18

Powerchair Football and Further Education Programme Student

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