Information, Advice and Guidance

Information, Advice and Guidance

Thinking of enrolling on a course? Are you unsure of the entry requirements, or would you like to talk to someone to check if the course is right for you?

You can contact our friendly staff members by using the chat facility on our website Mon to Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by emailing

You can also call 0208 659 7976  or 10689 822886  Staff members can answer your questions, or put you in touch with a Curriculum Leader for further advice.

Pre course IAG

View the subject area for your course on the left hand menu on the BAEC home page. You will find information on what to expect, if you need to bring anything to your class and how we are changing our procedures in September 2020 to ensure your health and safety.

You can find details of individual courses on our website. The Course Summary has information on venue, dates and times as well as a general description. Click on the Course Details link for information on what to expect, whether the course is accredited or not, if there are entry requirements, extra costs or homework requirements. You can also request a Course Details sheet by phone.

If your course is accredited, you will normally be invited for an interview and assessment of your starting level. During the meeting, you will also have a chance to discuss the course format and your individual needs.

IAG during your course

As a learner with BAEC, you can expect ongoing feedback on your progress and information on your next steps. Your tutor will support you to identify your short and longer term goals, and you can reflect on your achievements. We will normally ask you to complete an Individual Student Course Record at intervals during the course. If your course is online, you will complete the documentation remotely.

Our Learning Support Hub is available to all learners who would like extra help and advice on study skills. We also run workshops and short courses at certain times during the year to familiarise learners with the requirements of specific careers paths, such as childcare or bookkeeping.

IAG at the end of your course

You will be encouraged to discuss your next steps with your tutor. They are specialists in their subject and will usually be able to advise you but if you would like more information, they can put you in touch with another member of staff for further advice.

You can also consult our Career Guidance Handout for further information on local opportunities and financial assistance available.

Induction to the Centres - September 2020

these short videos will help you get familiar with our procedures, including COVID-19 precautionary measures . Your tutor will conduct a course specific induction during the first session.

Kentwood Centre

Poverest Centre

Kentwood Centre with subtitles

Poverest Centre with subtitles

Progression Route Maps 

If you are considering training for a career but not sure of the steps required, have a look at our Route Progression Maps.

You can request further information from one of our subject specialists at any time.

Bookkeeping progression pathways Bookkeeping

Counselling progression pathways Counselling

Photography progression pathways Photography

Learner Charter

The Learner Charter can be found here

Learner Charter