Innovative partnership is an award finalist

Barnsley College representative Patricia Courtney-May (Programme Manager) with the Skills for Care’s Accolade.

Barnsley College’s Health Sciences and Social Care Professions department is celebrating being a finalist in the Skills for Care’s Accolades 2017.

The college works in partnership with Leeds City Council, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Wheatfields Hospice. They worked collectively to launch the Integrated Apprenticeship programme and were finalists in the Most Effective Approach to Integration and New Models of Care Award.

The Integrated Apprenticeship is a twelve month training programme that allows apprentices to study in a healthcare, clinical and a social care setting before choosing their specialist area to complete a longer work placement. This allows the apprentices to gain a unique insight and work experience into a variety of settings before focusing on one particular pathway.

Lee Pryor, Head of Health Sciences and Social Care Professions at Barnsley College, said: “This innovative partnership has been really successful and we are delighted to have that recognised at this prestigious award ceremony. It’s important that training providers work with care providers from different settings so that the next cohort of care professionals have the skills required.”

For more information and details of how to apply for any of the Health, Science and Social Care Professions courses, visit the Health Science and Social Care Professions departmental page, call 01226 216 123 or email

Last updated: 31st March 2017

Originally posted on: 31st March 2017