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ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages

Below are a few frequently asked questions. Don’t worry if you need any further help; get in touch with our Information Team via email info@barnsley.ac.uk or telephone 01226 216 123.

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 our ESOL courses and apply online.

We will be contacting you with full details about your enrolment from the beginning of August.

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

Yes, you will be required to provide your GCSE results slip (if you are 16 years old and just leaving school) and a form of ID at enrolment. Photographic ID is preferred, but we accept the following:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • ID card or other form of national ID
  • National Insurance card
  • Certificate of entitlement to funding
  • Bank/credit/debit card

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.

We offer four Free College Bus Services. The bus routes are FREE for you if you are a student at Barnsley College, Barnsley College Higher Education 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.

The new term starts Monday 2 September 2024.  Your tutor will provide all the details about your induction and timetable when you enrol.

You can see the term dates for the whole year on the term dates webpage.

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