Learning for Living and Work

Barnsley College Link Programme with Greenacre School Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The study programme starts in September. and runs for one year.

Entry requirements
  • You must have an Education Health and Care plan (ECHP) and is subject to commissioning by your local authority
  • This course is suitable for you if you are aged between 16 and 24
  • A successful interview and taster session
You will achieve

Qualifications achieved will depend on the your aims and aspirations, ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1. There is a particular emphasis on re-engagement and participation involving small group work in a supported environment to develop confidence, self-esteem and personal values.

Last updated: 28th November 2018

Course overview

This programme is designed for you where further transition and support are required before you are able to access further education at Barnsley College.

Course content

Greenacre School supports learners with additional needs to prepare them for further progression onto a full time Barnsley College study programme or further progression into employment or independent living.

Each learner will have an individual/bespoke learning plan and curriculum timetable to suit their individual needs and interests.

You will study areas in your individual learning plan. These may include the following;

  • Personal and social development
  • Employability skills
  • Functional skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT

Areas of study may include:

  • Art
  • Creative crafts
  • Vocational studies
  • Working together
  • Problem solving
  • Practical projects
  • Enterprise


  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community projects
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Learning and social support will be provided

Support for Special Educational Needs

Our Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. This will be discussed during your interview. Please contact the Support Coordinator in Learning for Living and Work on +44 (0)1226 216 133/248.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

What equipment will I need?

All equipment will be provided.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

You could progress onto higher level courses within College/ other training providers, increased independence within the community and or employment and voluntary work.

How much does the course cost?

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Barnsley College Link Programme with Greenacre School Full-time