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

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.


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


apprenticeship success rate – that’s 11% above the national average.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Grace Littlewood

Business Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship

“I enjoy coming to College as I can socialise with my friends. I would recommend studying an apprenticeship because it has lots of benefits and expands your knowledge of working.”

Darton College

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

Our overall apprenticeship success rates are 80%, a huge 11% above the national average!

Reason 2

We are an award winning apprenticeship provider as we are BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2017!

Reason 3

We offer over 100 apprenticeship pathways across all industry sectors.

Reason 4

95% of our apprentices progress into permanent employment.

Reason 5

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

Reason 6

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