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Sport Students finish strong at North Midlands Regional Inclusive Zone Basketball Competition

QAC Sport students with their medals

29 March 2016

Over the past term students at QAC have been able to take full advantage of having a highly qualified coach for Wheelchair and Inclusive Zone Basketball. Funding from Sportivate initially and further funding from British Wheelchair Basketball will enable this coaching to continue into the Summer Term. The funding...

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Community Award Success for Former Student

Matthew holding his award

21 March 2016

We are very happy to share the exciting news that former QAC student and current Coffee Junction volunteer, Matthew, has won the 'Outstanding Young Person' category at this year's Smethwick Community Awards! Further highlighting the excellent effort Matthew has been putting in whilst volunteering at Coffee...

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Sport Students take part in Inclusive Futures Camp

Sport Students at Loughborough University

20 March 2016

Recently, a few of our Sport students travelled to Loughborough University, in order to take part in the Inclusive Futures Camp. The camp is part of Lead Your Generation: Inclusive Futures - funded by Spirit of 2012 and delivered by Youth Sport Trust - a national leadership and volunteering...

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Former student causes a stir at Coffee Junction!

Matthew working at Coffee Junction

09 March 2016

We are delighted to announce that former student, Matthew, has been shortlisted for a Smethwick Community Award following a nomination by staff over at Coffee Junction, where Matthew currently volunteers. These awards honour individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference to the community  of...

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QAC governor 'Blind Dave' Heeley presented with a Tandem Bike assembled at iCycle!

Blind Dave Heeley behind his new Tandem Bike

07 March 2016

Our college governor, Dave Heeley, known as "Blind Dave", was presented with a brand new West Bromwich Albion themed tandem bike during the recent football match played between the Baggies and Manchester United at the Hawthorns Stadium. The bike was assembled by the team at iCycle, one of QAC's enterprises. ...

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What the students say

QAC has helped me to be more independent. I have made so many friends here and receive lots of support from staff but most importantly, we all have lots of fun!

Laura - 21

Preparation for Life Student

Laura
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