Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is a Specialist College based in Birmingham. We welcome students who come to our College from all over the country – as well as many who are local to us.

The College has been at its current location since 1903. Our original purpose was to provide education for young people who were blind or visually impaired. Today, in addition to supporting people who have a visual impairment, we now offer support and guidance for students on the Autistic Spectrum (including individuals with Asperger’s syndrome), those with moderate to severe learning difficulties, students with physical disabilities and those with other needs. Ultimately, we have a great mix of students which adds to the wonderful atmosphere here in College.

There are over 230 students studying here at QAC but you will be pleased to know that class sizes are small and support levels are high.

QAC creates challenging learning opportunities for people with visual impairment and/or other disabilities to realise their potential to work and to live independently.

Why choose QAC?

The reason why so many students choose QAC is because it offers a great variety of academic and employment focused courses. This combination with excellent learning and leisure facilities and friendly staff is a winner.

During their time at QAC learners are able to develop their academic as well as their social skills, make new friends and enjoy being independent and responsible for their own decisions and actions.

“I visited other colleges as well but when I came for an assessment to QAC I had a really good feeling about this place and that helped me to make my final decision about coming to QAC as opposed to other colleges for the visually impaired.” – Natasha



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  • Charlotte Green

    My name is Charlotte green I am doing independence plus with Alan and layla and Mark Bowen the staff are amazing there I have some support when I do my gym training with Colin Jones in fitness centre and Dave farmer I like the gym walking the dogs and the college houses and facilities I have lots of friends here I have been there for a,long time but enjoying my time here

  • Nicola Travers

    I hope get in The (QAC) I really do hope I get in this year I want to make some new friends and enjoy it and I really wanted to use The Gym and listen to The Music on my headphones when I am in The Gym I just really wanted to be in The (QAC) this year I don’t want to wait for ages I just wanted to do something and be happy so (QAC) hope you let me in this year Fingers Crossed Thank you

  • Helen Holyer

    On Wednesday evening fourth of April I ordered some braille copies of a document from all formats which is based at QAC in Birmingham. I am delighted as they have been delivered today Friday sixth April. Truly amazing service thank you so much Helen Holyer ADI access Ltd

  • Ben Drummer

    It’s a well ran organisation with lots of lovely people at the helm!

  • Cherniene Evans-Cooper

    They got me my dream job and I start my NVQ levels 2&3 in hsc I just want to say thank the staff there I really do miss you all and I will come and see you all

Contact Details

Queen Alexandra College, Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9TG


B17 9TG

United Kingdom

0121 428 5048

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