Our campus is large and peaceful but handy for the shops in Harborne and buses into the city.The original building is now used for classrooms and offices. It also has a beautiful hall which we use for discos and performances of drama or music for fellow students, families and friends of the College.
The entire campus is protected with a secure perimeter and student ID is an access system which is monitored electronically. Students can have their passes deactivated if there is a concern for their own safety off campus. Students with a significant history of or who are likely to wilfully abscond may not be able to be contained completely at QAC which is not a "secure unit" in the behavioural sense. Students with a history of wilful absconding may not be suitable for a place at QAC as the campus is in a busy suburb of Birmingham.
QAC offers a comprehensive LSA support service throughout breaks and lunch and all students needs are reviewed individually at initial assessment and onwards to ensure the correct level of support is offered at such times. The modern dining room serves great food at lunchtime and during breaktimes. At other times we eat in our houses.
Our library is equipped with the latest IT and assistive technology and has loads of work and leisure material in standard print, large print, braille and audio. As you leave the main building you can easily access the Bradbury Centre with its spacious Art and Design room.
The Bradbury Centre is so large that it also has classrooms for Preparation for Life, speech and language therapy and our sensory provision. The Sensory Hub is a dedicated sensory provision equipped with resources to deliver sensory related therapies as guided by our Occupational Therapist.
More recent additions to the campus include our Bradbury Sports Centre, outdoor gym space and a unique travel training area.
Another building on our campus is the Karten CTEC Centre. It has plenty of fast computers with internet access, assistive technology, computer aided design (CAD) software and interactive wall projectors. Adjacent to this facility, is our Yurt which is perfect for a range of holistic sessions with students including sensory, yoga and mindfulness activities.
In your spare time you can use our Fitness Centre. The facility has been designed to meet the needs of a diverse user base and has an extensive range of exercise equipment in a friendly and relaxed environment. It also serves as QAC’s centre for physiotherapy delivery, incorporating specialist assessment areas and rehabilitation and therapy services.
Next to this facility, is our fantastic QA Cafe which is regularly the venue for coffee mornings and fundraising ventures. Last but not least, our residential houses can also be found on our main site.