An apprenticeship lets you study whilst working in the industry of your choice. You get work experience whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications, and you also get paid a wage.

Guide to apprenticeships

Guide to Apprenticeships Booklet 2018

Family guide to Apprenticeships

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

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apprenticeship success rate – that’s 16% above the national average.

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Student Profile

Bogumila Kasik

Beauty Therapy General Level 2 Apprenticeship

“College has a friendly atmosphere and the tutors are great. I enjoy the professionalism and practicality of the course and would love to progress onto a Level 3 course once I have completed my Level 2. I would recommend the college to others as it has a wide variety of courses to choose from.”


Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

We are one of the top three providers nationally for apprenticeship success.

Reason 2

We offer over 80 apprenticeship pathways across all industry sectors.

Reason 3

95% of our apprentices progress into permanent employment.

Reason 4

As an apprentice, you will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities available at the college.