Residential Support

If you are thinking of studying at QAC, you may wish to consider joining us as a residential student. This is an excellent way to develop your independent living and social skills.

The ability to form relationships, organise social events, manage money, navigate travel routes, learn how to stay safe, prepare and cook meals and perform household chores are just some of the skills that our residential students develop in the waking day curriculum.

Residential staff support students preparing a meal

Your residential accommodation at QAC will match your needs, personality and your level of independence. As your independence and confidence grows, you might move to new supported accommodation to help you progress. 

Residential students throw a ball to each other outside

You will be supported towards your key individual targets by experienced residential teams which include sleep-in and waking night staff. Key Workers support our residential learners outside of the classroom in many different ways. This is done in line with your individual needs. Your Key Worker is often your first point of contact if you need extra support, information, advice or guidance.

There are various activities that take place during evenings and weekends, including quiz nights, bingo, sports clubs and movie nights. We also visit theme parks, go shopping, visit local cinemas as well as going on weekend trips away.

Our campus is large and safe, but handy for the variety of shops in Harborne and buses into the city. 

QAC welcomes guide dog users and their dogs. Your accommodation will be selected carefully to ensure that you and your dog are comfortable. 

We also offer a specialist respite service and aim to develop and grow our capacity to increase the number of respite spaces. Please ask for more information.