Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Courses for Learners with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities

You can view our new courses for 2022-23 here

We offer a range of non-accredited courses to help learners with learning difficulties or disabilities develop:

  • skills for independent living
  • skills for employment
  • skills to improve confidence and communication
  • English and maths skills

Classes are held at the Poverest Centre in Orpington and the Kentwood Centre in Penge.

Courses on offer include:

Art and Craft, Cookery, Dance and Drama, Gardening, Film Studies, Basic Computing, Healthy Lifestyle, Photography, English, Maths, Speaking with Confidence, Animal Care, Music

You can view some of the fabulous work produced by BAEC learners in our Gallery

Courses are all year from September to July in three terms.

If you are new to the college and are interested in joining any of these courses you will need to come for an initial discussion. Please call the Kentwood centre on 0208 659 7976 or the Poverest centre on 01689 822886 so we can make an appointment, or email enquiries@baec.ac.uk 

On the interview day please ensure you bring in your passport/birth certificate, plus any relevant health care documentation.

Safeguarding at BAEC

The safety of our learners is paramount. Visit Safeguarding at BAEC  for further information.

Our Scam Awareness page includes information in Easy Read format.

Learner Code of Conduct

we are committed to an inclusive, safe and friendly environment for learners and staff at all times. Users are required to comply with the LLDD Learner Code of Conduct. You can download a copy here.

LLDD Learner Code of Conduct

Statement of Intent - Autism Awareness 

Bromley Adult Education College provides high quality education and care for adults on the autism spectrum attending classes at the Poverest centre. In accordance with our mission statement and values, our emphasis is to focus on providing accessible, high quality learning opportunities and skills training to all, regardless of disabilities, difficulties and barriers. 

We aim to provide a specialist learning environment through:

  • Carrying out initial assessments that take into consideration, health and social care needs and medical profiles.
  • Tailoring our courses and premises to the different sensory profiles of those with autism.
  • Providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment where learners can develop and socialise.
  • Providing the opportunity to explore new experiences such as gardening, cooking and caring for animals.
  • Ensuring that staff are provided with continuing specialist training and development.
  • Developing strong partnerships with other autism services and provision in the borough.