What We Do

The main focus of QED’s work is to enable and support mainstream organisations and ethnic minority communities to work more effectively to address the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.

We do this by influencing policy makers, training managers of public and private companies and developing leadership within the communities.

QED also plays a key role in developing and managing social enterprises that deliver services in education, training, employment and health that reach most disadvantaged communities.

Current Projects


Our Enterprise Clubs are designed to be a supportive network for women who need inspiration, direction and support. Our events provide a chance to mingle, chat, build friendships and even have tea and a slice…

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QED are launching an exciting series of Enterprise Courses and Clubs designed to unleash your entrepreneurial potential and get you started on your amazing journey. The activities are free and open to women living within the…

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Talk English Phase-3

September 2016 – MARCH 2017 QED in partnership with the Shipley College is delivering Phase-3 of the ‘Talk English’ a project after successful completion of its first two phases. This project is aimed at members…

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Musical Memories

We have received £18,292 from the Postcode Community Trust to provide music therapy sessions for South Asian residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in Bradford care homes. The funding enables us to recruit volunteers to…

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My Journey

We are being supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation to find out how community cohesion can be promoted in places with different migration pressures. We are helping migrants aged 14-25 to talk about their positive and…

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Trinity College B1 Preparation Courses

QED is now offering preparation courses for Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship (B1). We are a Listed SELT Course Provider for Trinity College London based in West Yorkshire. For Indefinite Leave to…

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Talk English Together

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is funding Talk English Together as part of a research project, to collect evidence on the impact of community-based ESOL programmes. DCLG has commissioned researchers from BMG…

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Study Programme

QED Foundation is currently delivering the Study Programme in Keighley, West Yorkshire on behalf of Aspire-Igen. The Study Programme is a course for 16-18 year old young people who are not in Education, Employment or…

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Specialist Employability Support for the Visually Impaired

QED Foundation is currently delivering the Specialist Employability Support for the Visually Impaired across West Yorkshire on behalf of the Royal National College for the Blind and 3SC. The SES VI programme offers individuals with…

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QED Quality Commitment

At QED, quality is central to achieving our vision, mission and strategic objectives and delivering consistently high standards. Quality at QED is a process of continuous improvement to which all staff are fully committed and…

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Professional Development Courses

From September 2014, QED is launching a new, competitively priced programme of professional training courses which are open to employers, public, private and voluntary sector organisations and individuals wishing to learn new skills. For more…

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IAG Objectives

At QED we have four Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) objectives to ensure the best possible service to all our learners. They are: – To provide all learners with accurate and up-to-date information, advice and…

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