Adult and Part-time Learning guide out now!

Adult Learning

Our brand new Adult and Part-time course guide is available to view and download now! We’re offering brand new courses that will inspire adults to return to education and enrol on a course from this September.

Rated outstanding by Ofsted, we offer a range of part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships and university-level courses taught by expert tutors that can be studied from home, in a classroom, the workplace or via distance learning.

“Whether you have an interest in childcare, sport, fine art or popular music, we offer courses in a wide range of subjects.”

Many courses can be studied part-time, making them perfect for anyone wanting to fit study around work or family commitments. You’ll learn in a supportive and helpful environment with small class sizes and be able to get in touch with your tutors easily when required.

A range of part-time courses are available, including Animal Care; Art, Design and Fashion; Business; Catering and Hospitality; Digital and Computing; Engineering; Hair and Beauty; Health and Social Care Professions; Learning for Living and Work; Management; Music and Performing Arts; and Sport.

The College is also offering those aged 19 and above the opportunity to gain recognised English, Maths and ICT qualifications for free. Plus, students who enrol onto a Level 3 course or above may be entitled to study for free or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or financial support to help them cover the costs of study, subject to eligibility criteria.

Barnsley College Higher Education (HE) offers higher-level programmes including foundation and honours degrees, Higher Apprenticeships, HNCs, HNDs and professional business and leadership courses.

Whether you have an interest in childcare, sport, fine art or popular music, we offer courses in a wide range of subjects.

We also get great results! In 2019/20 all our degree students got a 2:2 or above and 82% of our degree students received a first, so whilst you may be staying local, you can certainly go far.

Barnsley College Higher Education is the best South Yorkshire College for student satisfaction, with an 88% overall student satisfaction rate in the 2019/20 National Student Survey (NSS). There’s still time to join us this September, Apply now!

“We want to reassure all prospective students that there is a place for them at Barnsley College. By completing an application form on our website, they will start their journey to becoming a student here – and we will be with them every step of the way.”

If you want to study a degree but don’t have the right qualifications, our Access to HE courses can help. These courses are designed to help you develop your knowledge within your chosen subject whilst improving your study skills and build confidence to help you get the grades required to study a higher-level course. For more information about the Access to HE courses and to apply, visit the Access page.

Mel Jenkinson, Director of Recruitment, Marketing and Communications at the College, said: “The current COVID-19 situation has led to a number of people reassessing their life ambitions and career options. We have a wide range of qualifications on offer for those thinking of returning to education to gain an academic qualification, learn something new for fun or to enhance their CV.

“We want to reassure all prospective students that there is a place for them at Barnsley College. By completing an application form on our website, they will start their journey to becoming a student here – and we will be with them every step of the way.

“For any adults who are unsure of their options or would like further guidance, our Information Advisors are still available to offer information, advice and guidance about any of our study programmes.”

For information about any of our courses download a copy of our Courses for Adults booklet or email info@barnsley.ac.uk.

Last updated: 21st September 2021

Originally posted on: 25th August 2021