Queen Alexandra College

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Queen Alexandra College
Motto A National Charity for People who are Blind or Vision Impaired
Established 1904
Type Higher education college
Principal Hugh J Williams
Location Court Oak Road
West Midlands
B17 9TG
DfE URN 131963 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 150
Ages 16–25
Website QAC
The 'Bradbury Centre'. The newest building of QAC, opened in September 2006 where most courses are held.
The 'Karten CTEC Centre' of QAC, opened in 2004 where IT training takes place.

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.

Programme Qualifications
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 has also offered Associate Student Programmes in partnership with local colleges and Birmingham City University.


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.[1]

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  1. ^ "BRIB Profile". Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

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