Queen Alexandra College
|Motto||A National Charity for People who are Blind or Vision Impaired|
|Type||Higher education college|
|Principal||Hugh J Williams|
|Location||Court Oak Road
|DfE URN||131963 Tables|
Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is an independent specialist college of further education based in Harborne, Birmingham for students above the age of sixteen with visual impairment and other disabilities. Students can develop their academic, social and independent skills through individualised programmes. QAC also offers many leisure activities. Its registered charity number 1065794.
QAC offers numerous learning programmes.
|Pre-Entry and Entry Level Programmes||Preparation for Life and Work programmes, Braille and Assistive technology qualifications|
|Arts, Media and Publishing||Qualifications in Art and Design and Performing arts|
|Business Administration||Qualifications in Business, Retail and Administration|
|Manufacturing||Qualifications in Performing Manufacturing Operations|
|Health, Public Services and Care||Qualifications in Health and Social Care|
|Information and Communication Technologies||Qualifications in IT and CAD|
|Leisure, Travel and Tourism||Qualifications in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and Sport and Recreation|
QAC organises leisure activities outside college time including exercising in the Feelgood Fitness Centre, five-a-side football, soccer training, athletics training and competitions, 'fitsu' (portmanteau of fitness and jujutsu), goalball, swimming club and other related activities, such as ten-pin bowling at Tenpin, Star City, ice skating, pool tournaments and climbing. Other activities it organises include cinema (especially at Cineworld), premiership football matches, concerts (especially at the NIA and the NEC), karaoke, residential visits, outward bound expeditions and music club.
Queen Alexandra College grew out of the Birmingham Royal Institution for the Blind. In 1958, the BRIB opened a facility named the Queen Alexandra Technical College for the Blind was opened; this facility eventually became QAC's current campus. In 1997, operation of QAC was transferred from BRIB to an independent charitable company.
- "BRIB Profile". Retrieved 22 February 2010.