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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.

  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).

  5. Are you an employer thinking about employing an apprentice? Visit the Reasons to hire an apprentice page to find out how an apprentice can benefit your business.

  6. You can study an apprenticeship in Barnsley up to Level 6 by progressing to a Higher and Degree Apprenticeships at Barnsley College University Centre which means that there is something on offer for those who are just starting their career as well as those who are looking to specialise.

  7. Some of our apprenticeships are delivered as part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology (SYIoT).

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.

Have a look at our apprenticeship leaflet 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: info@barnsley.ac.uk 

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

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