Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

  1. We are an award winning apprenticeship provider! Our apprentices have won a range of awards including the Hallam Hero Awards and Guild of Bricklayers Senior Competition.

  2. We offer over 70 apprenticeship pathways in a wide range of sectors.

  3. As an apprentice, you will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities available at the College. You can also use the award winning Health and Wellbeing Centre, Starbucks and GAINSpace, or you could join Barnsley Sport Academy or Honeywell Sports Village.

  4. Apprentices are entitled to many of the same discounts as College students with their student card. Also, first year apprentices living in Barnsley can apply for a Stanley Race Bursary Award (subject to eligibility criteria)

All students have access to:


apprenticeship success rate – that’s 5% above the national average.


An apprenticeship lets you study whilst working in the industry of your choice. You get work experience whilst gaining skills and earning a wage.

Guide to apprenticeships

Have a look at our Guide to Apprenticeships booklet for more information to help you decide if an apprenticeship is right for you or your child.

To find out more, please call the Information Unit on 01226 216 123 or email: