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

We understand it is a difficult time and we want to reassure all prospective students that 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: or telephone: 01226 216106

We will be with you every step of the way.

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

We are continuing with telephone interviews during the summer.  You will receive an email with further details including an appointment when a tutor will ring within the specified hourly time slot.

We will send you an invitation for your on-line enrolment session in August.  Please note we are enrolling from 20-28 August 2020.

On-line enrolment will take 3 easy steps.


  • A tutor will phone at the time specified to discuss your thoughts about future careers and interests.
  • You will also confirm your GCSE grades or any other qualifications, where applicable.
  • You will then be given all the information about the course and when to start. (If you have access to a camera, we can also arrange a video call via Microsoft TEAMS so that you get to see the staff).


Log in to your online enrolment portal. (If you haven’t already had an interview you may need to create an account first).


Simply check your details, upload any evidence as discussed, such as a copy of your GCSE results slip or qualifications (where applicable), accept the Terms and Conditions and confirm your enrolment.

The majority of enrolments will be done online however, we appreciate that in some cases this may not be possible.  Please contact our helpline to make alternative arrangements. Telephone 01226 216106.

Please use this link to access the portal

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

If you require any further support please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team on Tel No 01226 216106 or email

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 during your enrolment call.

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

That is fine, contact our friendly Admissions Team via email: 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 and a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

The new term starts Tuesday 1 September 2020. However, due to the current Covid-19 situation, we will be operating staggered start dates and times.  Your tutor will provide all the details about your induction and timetable at the point of enrolment.

20/21 Academic Year term dates are available on our website.

The way we adapted to online delivery during lockdown, has given us a really good head start.

In line with government guidelines for class sizes and social distancing measures, ‘blended learning’ will be the way to go, with a mixture of online delivery and practical, on-site, taught sessions.

Your tutor will provide all the relevant details.

Don’t worry!  Tell your tutor and they will work with you to ensure that you have the necessary equipment to support your learning.