Higher Education Academic Partnerships

Barnsley College Higher Education is proud to work in partnership with some of the leading academic institutions in the country. Through these partners we are able to offer a range of courses.

We are currently working with the following institutions:

University of Derby

The University of Derby has been awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the UK’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This puts the University in the top 20% of all providers in the UK for the quality of its teaching.

The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to encourage and raise the profile of teaching excellence in universities and colleges, and is intended to help students choose where to study by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes.

University of Hull

The University of Hull has earned a reputation as one of Britain’s finest teaching universities, a place of landmark research and a proving ground for fresh new talent. Hull is one of the few universities to receive the highest rating of commendation by QAA, the UK’s higher education watchdog, for enhancement of its student learning opportunities. As well as being ranked in the top 10 universities in England for employability, Hull is also among the top 50 institutions in the UK based on ‘research power.’

Animal Management (FdSc)

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BA(Hons)

Fine Art BA (Hons)

Learning Support Foundation Degree (FdEd)

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Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University is renowned for teaching excellence and producing highly employable graduates. Founded in 1966, the University offers a range of foundation, apprenticeship, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It was one of the first universities to embed professional work placements into every single undergraduate degree, and now works with 3,000 businesses annually to offer students degree-relevant, industry experience.

Professional Practice Education Studies BA (Hons) (Top-Up) – Full Time

Professional Practice Education Studies BA (Hons) (Top-Up) – Part Time

Professional Practice Supporting Children, Young People & Families BA (Hons) (Top-Up) – Full Time

Professional Practice Supporting Children, Young People & Families BA (Hons) (Top-Up) – Part Time

Sport, Physical Education and Health BA(Hons) (Top-up)

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Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam transforms lives. We shape our students’ futures, preparing them for whatever they choose to do, and create knowledge that provides practical solutions to real world challenges.

We offer 19,000 student placements every year and we’ve invested £100 million in new facilities over the last five years

Business Foundation Degree FdA

Games Design Foundation Degree FdA*

Professional Practice in Health and Social Care Foundation Degree FdScopular Music BA (Hons)



Last updated: 22nd August 2019