Barnsley College is one of the top colleges in the country

Barnsley College is celebrating being ranked in the top five colleges in the country in the NICDEX league table.

NICDEX is the annual league table of colleges published by FE Week, a leading publication focused on the further education sector. Barnsley College is ranked fourth and is the highest ranked college in Yorkshire.

186 colleges are ranked in the league table, which is compiled using a points based system, with points awarded against a number of key criteria published by the Department for Education (DfE). The index included scores for student and employer satisfaction, as well as taking into account information about 16-18 and adult progression. Barnsley College received full marks for student satisfaction.

Chris Webb, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the College. We work exceptionally hard to transform the lives of our students and ensure they have the correct skills to enable them to progress to Higher Education or employment. To be ranked top five in the country is an accolade the whole College can be proud of.”

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Last updated: 27th November 2018

Originally posted on: 27th November 2018