This is a detailed list of SEND Colleges (Independent Specialist Providers) in the Birmingham area and how they are currently operating, contact details and how they are taking applications during the current period of social distancing. Our guide will be kept up-to-date as and when things change.

Please note that an Independent Specialist Provider will only be considered once the Local Authority are satisfied that this is the most appropriate provision to meet your needs, it’s therefore advisable to also look at local colleges and training providers.


Central Admissions Contact Number: 0330 055 2653 Central Admissions Email:

Admissions manager – Argent College – Laura Butler – 07977174774



The process for receiving EHCP’s, referrals and applications remain the same. All students must complete a college application form online or request one by post. SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only) will also need completing. The college is now able to offer onsite visits and assessments (whilst ensuring covid-19 safety measures are in place).

Open day dates are available on our website –

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

Deslyn Paul will take calls from schools and parents between 9:00 and 3:00 on 0121 809 0666. 

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

328 Bromford Lane


B8 2SD

0121 809 0666


All students must complete a college application form and SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only). The college is still accepting applications.

Latest open day information can be found here

Full list of offers to be sent by SENAR.

The Hive College (Wilson Stuart)

Kim Everton – College Principal. Email

Contact Kim Everton who is able to answer any queries from parents and can consider any more applications.  

All students must also complete a college application form and SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only).

None arranged but contact the college regarding visits and assessment when it reopens or send an email.

The college have been in touch with most of their new allocations for September to confirm places and have said the college will follow up as soon as possible after the Easter

Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

Admissions team Email


All students must complete a college application form online or request one by post. SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only) should also be completed. 

We are
pleased to inform you that our next Virtual Open Day event will be taking
place on Thursday 25th February, 10am – 12pm

Using the Zoom video platform, we will be delivering a series of short presentations and videos for potential students and their families to discover more about QAC. Students, families and carers will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about College life, the wide range of study programmes on offer, residential provision and the various support services that are in place.  


For further information about our upcoming event and how to book please visit our website here


If you have any questions or require more information about this event, please
call 0121 803 5484 or email

QAC college film provides viewers a flavour of what student life is like at QAC – 

Skills Tank (Learning and Development Hub)

Please call Wayne Heyes in the Admissions and Transitions Team on 0121 308 6555 or

Website –

Assessments currently take place over the telephone, but, on occasion, these can be held within a centre.

They should also be named on SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students)

Currently looking at developing some virtual tours

Full list of offers to be sent by SENAR.

Trinity Specialist College

Contact the college by phone or email. Phone: 0121 378 3242


All students must complete a college application form and SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only).

Once a referral is made by the Local Authority, arrangements are made to carry out complete a placement assessment at the learners school and at home.

Visits to view the college can be made by appointment.

Arrangements may change in line with the current

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Guidance

Victoria College

Clare Scattergood, Head of College



Applications are made via SENAR’s preference form (Birmingham students only). You can apply now for September 2021, although they welcome enquiries in the first instance.

Full list of offers to be sent by SENAR


For information relating to the P16/19 Transitions process, please go to

If you are a Parent or Guardian and would like to speak to someone about your son/daughter, please call our Parent Link Service on 0121 303 8461 or email us at

Schools can also contact the School Link Service by emailing us at or by calling on 07760 551220


The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:

· Help you to understand the referral process

· Act as a named contact throughout the process

· Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process

· Provide information about personal budgets

· Put you in touch with other people who can help, if necessary Currently available via email

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service is providing a telephone helpline for parents or carers who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist to support with any concerns related to how to cope with this challenging time.

Areas of concern you may wish to discuss, which can be related to school or family life, could include:

• Concerns around the current situation and its impact on your child and family

• Supporting you to support your child’s emotional and other needs and looking after yourself so you can do so

• Concerns about family relationships, friendships, learning, daily structure and activities.

You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 30 minutes with a psychologist

If you would like to access this service please email; with the following information:

• Your name

• The telephone number you would like to be contacted on

• The name of your child’s school

• Times and dates you are not available for a consultation

• Whether an interpreter is required for you to access this service

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible to confirm a time and date for your consultation.