Adult and Part-time courses

New Part-time course guide available now!

Looking for something new to do?

We have got lots of things going on at Barnsley College! Have a look below at all the courses that are starting in January and see what we can offer you. You might be looking to gain a new qualification, update your existing skills or try something completely new.

Once you’ve found a course that’s right for you, fill in our online Part-time Application form and we will contact you with details of how to enrol.

To view the courses on the website please visit the following department pages:

Access Courses

Art and Design


Business, Warehousing and Logistics

Catering and Hospitality

Childcare and Education Professions


Essential Skills, English, Maths and ESOL

Foundation Learning


Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Learning for Living and Work

Music and Performing Arts

Public Services



If you are paying for your course

You will need to bring:

  • Proof of any benefits you receive e.g. award notice or official letter and National Insurance Number.
  • Employed, earning less than £16,009.50 per year and have an employment contract with paid holiday entitlement. A recent payslip and evidence of holiday entitlement must be provided.
  • A letter or payment from your employer or sponsor if they are paying for your course.
  • Bank details if you want to pay by instalments (for fees over £150 of courses four months or longer).

For further information visit the Paying for your course page.

You can call in to the Old Mill Lane Campus anytime we are open and speak to an Information Advisor or email us You can call us on 01226 216 123 too!

No formal qualifications? Or did you just miss out on a GCSE Maths or English C grade? Don’t worry!

We offer free qualifications in maths and English to those who have no formal qualifications and want to begin to achieve some. These are flexible courses offered on various days and evenings, aimed at people of any age or ability. Contact us to find out when you can start!

Need to talk to us?

Contact the Information Team on:

Tel: 01226 216123


Supporting you

We are dedicated to ensuring you achieve and enjoy your time studying with us. We have a range of support services available including:

Last updated: 18th December 2019