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New Students (Vocational – i.e Catering, Hair & Beauty, Construction etc)

There is a place for you at Barnsley College.

Here are a few frequently asked questions, don’t worry if you need any further help get in touch with our Admissions Team via email: interviews@barnsley.ac.uk or telephone: 01226 216 106.

We will be with you every step of the way.

Mel Jenkinson 
Director of  Student Recruitment

Don’t worry it’s not too late, take a look at all the courses we offer and apply online

We are continuing with interviews during the summer.  Our Admissions team will contact you with further information.

We will send you an invitation for your enrolment session in August. Enrolment starts week commencing Monday 21 August to Friday 1 September, apart from Monday 28 August due to the bank holiday.

Before you enrol check that you have done the following:

  1. Logged into your personal OnTrack account, checked your details and made any amendments.
  2. Added all your subject grades and uploaded your evidence to the Ontrack portal.

When and where do I go to enrol?

If you are a school leaver, you will be sent an enrolment letter. It will tell you the name of the campus you need to go to. If you are not familiar with all our sites you can view our campuses page. If you are unable to attend at the time on your letter, don’t worry you can come along to another enrolment session, but you may have to wait longer. Please contact the Admissions Team to let them know 01226 216 106.

What should I bring with me?

  • Your GCSE results slip (school leavers only).
  • Any relevant certificates you have.
  • A pen.
  • Details of two emergency contacts, i.e. parent/carer and their telephone number and email address.
  • Any other documents listed in your letter.

Enrolment is in three easy steps:

Step 1 – See a tutor and discuss your course, career aspirations and check your qualification results. The tutor will tell you when your course starts and explain your timetable.

Step 2 – You will be asked to log on to your OnTrack account to confirm your enrolment, you can do this on your own mobile phone or a computer will be provided.

Step 3 – Have your photograph taken and get your student ID card.

Yes, you will be sent a letter with details of a quieter enrolment session. You will meet the support workers who will guide you through the process.

Your enrolment letter will state which campus to enrol at. Visit our Campuses page to familiarise yourself with the campus.

Please contact our Admissions Team via email: interviews@barnsley.ac.uk or telephone: 01226 216 106 who will inform the subject area and suggest an alternative date.

Please use this link to access the portal


Log back into your portal and follow the guidance in this video.

Don’t worry!  If you are still interested in the same subject area, you don’t need to do anything the tutor will discuss all options available to you at enrolment.

If you want to think about something different simply contact our helpline on Tel No 01226 216106 or email interviews@barnsley.ac.uk  and a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

That is fine, contact our friendly Admissions Team via email: interviews@barnsley.ac.uk or ring our helpline on tel: 01226 216106

We understand that your future plans may change and you may still not be sure on what career path to take.  Don’t worry we encourage applicants to keep a few options open.

If you would like to apply to a different subject area simply contact our helpline on tel: 01226 216106 or email interviews@barnsley.ac.uk and a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to help

The new term starts Monday 4 September 2023.  Your tutor will provide all the details about your induction and timetable at the point of enrolment.

You can see the Academic Year term dates here.

We offer four Free College Bus Services. The bus routes are FREE for you if you are a student at Barnsley College, Barnsley College University Centre or Barnsley Sixth Form College. At this time, the buses are running on a “first-come, first-served” basis and students do not need to book a place to access these services. Each route will operate in the morning in order to get you into College before lessons start and a return service will operate from Old Mill Lane at the end of the day.

For more information visit our Student Travel page.

There are a number of different financial support schemes on offer for students studying at Barnsley College. These can help to cover some travel costs, study programme essentials, and a contribution towards food allowance and childcare support. Please be aware that students are not automatically entitled to funding, an application form and proof of household income should be submitted for assessment.

You can view the available bursaries and the eligibility criteria on our Financial Support page.

We hope you’re looking forward to joining Barnsley College or returning to study in September!

To help you settle into College, you’re invited to join us at our FREE activities that will be held over summer. We’ve got lots on offer, from sports to film making; free gym sessions to games clubs; building hedgehog houses and bingo. Visit our Summer Fun Activities page to see all of the events we have planned.

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