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QAC presented with new Minibus!

PFL Green in front of the minibus

29 November 2016

Transport plays a vital role in enabling us to do what we do, so we were delighted to welcome representatives from The Lord's Taverners, Lady Taverners and Essex Auto to QAC to present us with the key to a shiny new minibus to add to our fleet of vehicles. Whilst here, they had a tour of the college to...

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QAC hosts another successful "Dinner in the Dark"

Blindfolded diners at "Dinner in the Dark"

28 November 2016

We recently hosted our second "Dinner in the Dark" event at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, with nearly 70 diners being plunged into darkness and taken out of their comfort zone as they enjoyed a two course meal. This year, hotel staff were more involved with the event, having sighted guide training before...

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QAC Awarded National Accreditation for Work Experience Provision

Fair Train Bronze Standard logo

15 November 2016

QAC have successfully achieved the Bronze Standard level for their Work Experience provision. The Fair Train Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation means that the College has met the necessary requirements to gain an external quality assurance for high quality work experience and employability provision....

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QAC Students receive Royal response

2 Students holding thank you cards from the Queen

11 November 2016

Two of our students were recently surprised after receiving a Royal "Thank You" for their winning entries into the Queen's Birthday Competition. Our students, Jess and Neelam, won the 'Design a card for The Queen's Birthday' competition and received winning prizes. The students put a lot of effort into their...

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Lord Mayor of Birmingham visits QAC

Lord Mayor with 2 students

08 November 2016

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming the Lord Mayor of Birmingham to QAC. He visited the college to learn more about the work done here at QAC by both students and staff, as well as find out first hand the experiences of both students and staff here at the college. The Lord Mayor also had the chance to...

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Collectable Die-Cast Model Van Available to Order at QAC

brib die-cast model van out of  box

01 November 2016

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is delighted to inform that you can support the work of QAC whilst grabbing a piece of history with a limited edition brib branded die-cast model van made exclusively by Lledo. Tracing its history back to 1847, The Birmingham Royal Institute for the Blind (brib) has seen many...

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What the students say

Everyone at QAC is very supportive and caring its an amazing environment! I like meeting new people and having a laugh with my friends.

Sadiq - 17

Health and Social Care Student

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