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 Apprentice of the Year at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year awards, 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 all of 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. Visit the Campus page to get a real taste of what our campuses are like or watch a 360 tour.

  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:

Over 70

apprenticeship programmes are available to choose from!

Student working on building a brick wall.


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: 

If you are a current apprentice and need to get in touch, please call 01226 216 762.