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What's happening at BAEC?

Census 2021

BAEC is operate as a Census Support Service to members of the public. You can get help completing your Census form with one of our friendly advisors. Information about the service can be found here.

Summer Programme 

We will be extending our academic year to help our students achieve their learning goals during this very disrupted year. Look out for new summer courses and additional workshops in June and July 2021.

We are recruiting

Help BAEC retrain, upskill and inspire local adults in these difficult times and expand your own practice in 2021.

We have vacancies for sessional tutors in several subjects to start in spring term 2021 - see our BAEC job vacancies page for details

Successful Matrix Accreditation November 2020

BAEC Career, Information, Advice and Guidance procedures were externally reviewed in the last week of November. BAEC achieved the Matrix Standard  and the assessor was pleased to write 'In summary, this accreditation review confirmed that BAEC continues to deliver a high quality, content rich, IAG offer that is making a real difference to learners.'

The Matrix assessment is centred around the quality of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) that BAEC offers to learners and staff and is a requirement for publicly funded Adult Education institutions.

In total, the Matrix assessor interviewed 30 different staff and partners, and a sample of 23 learners.

The strengths highlight BAEC work on IAG and its embedded approaches:
  •  Leadership approaches have successfully enhanced the positioning of BAEC as an integral component of wider council approaches such as ‘Transforming Bromley’.
  • The matrix Standard is embraced as a business improvement tool providing a “push and boost” approach to striving for IAG excellence.
  • Innovative approaches to the whole learner journey have been essential to keep learners engaged and enjoying learning throughout the pandemic.
  • The IAG offer has developed significantly since the last assessment, with staff embracing a broadened role in response to increased demand for health and well-being support.

 New Laser Cutter for the Etching room

Etching students will soon benefit from access to a laser cutter donated by our Etching tutor Kirsten Baskett. BAEC is one of the few institutions with this equipment, which enables students to produce accurate and precise pieces, and learn new skills.

DevicesDotNow

We are  very excited to have partnered with Good Things Foundation to receive these tablets from DevicesDotNow scheme. Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund and Good Things Foundation we were able to equip some of our most vulnerable learners stay connected during Covid-19 and engage with education
You can find more information here https://futuredotnow.uk/devicesdotnow/

Digital  Adult Community Education (ACE) guidance materials

Bromley Adult Education College worked with Holex and other leading colleagues to help adult education providers with developing their digital capabilities.

Link to Digital Adult Community Education (ACE) developed materials:

https://holex.org.uk/digital-ace/

New Smartboards

Smartboards in most classrooms at the Kentwood and Poverest centres were upgraded to up to date models during summer 2020.

BAEC was successful in securing funding from the Greater London Agency and the Borough of Bromley to carry out the works.

The new Smartboards are user-friendly, offer greatly enhanced visibility and sound, and can share materials/audio/videos with Android, IOS and Windows devices wirelessly.

Classroom computers have also been upgraded so they respond faster and you have the opportunity to work with the latest apps.

The new facilities will improve the quality of teaching and learning for all learners, and make your experience at BAEC more enjoyable.