Queen Alexandra College

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

We offer vocational training and qualifications to young people aged 16-24. The Karten facilities support learners in the vocational areas of IT, Creative Media Production and Functional Skills IT for all vocational learners together with ipads for use with a wider range of students

Centre specialisms:

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Centre Address

49 Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9TG, United Kingdom

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Karten Centre Manager

Kanchan Rajput-Goode

Contact Details





Host Organisation

Queen Alexandra College

Host Organisation Address

49 Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9TG

Karten Centre Website


Centre Established

March 2004


Our learners are full-time students aged 16-24 with high needs


Our students have a wide range of abilities and disabilities including sensory impairment, autism, emotional and behavioural difficulties, physical disabilities and learning difficulties and disabilities.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

We have a range of photography, video and audio recording equipment and Apple Mac computers in our creative media suite. We have PCs and ipads and most recently have set up a computer lab- where students can learn to build PCs from component parts.

Assistive Technology

We use Zoomtext, JAWs and Read and Write Gold on most PCs and also Communicate (Widgit) software and Grid Player on a number of PCs

Karten Centre Staff

We have approximately 310 staff in the college of whom three full-time and one part-time tutor work in our Karten Centres alongside a number of Learning support assistants

Karten Centre Hours

We offer learning for 5 days per week Monday to Friday