Our students can go into these careers
Our staff have a huge range of experience of working with children and will pass their knowledge on to you.
You will learn in a flexible, inclusive environment to suit your needs.
We offer work placement opportunities to enhance your employability skills as part of some study programmes.
We work alongside over 200 childcare and education providers to support work placement and future employment opportunities for our students.
We have superb facilities including a nursery and a classroom which allow you to become familiar with a work setting whilst you are in College.
The Childcare and Education Professions department is based in our Old Mill Lane campus. Visit our Campus page to explore our state-of-the-art facilities and watch a 360 tour.
Careers guidance: see what careers are available in the Childcare sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.
Tutorial Support and Additional Learning Support (ALS)
Enrichment (extracurricular activities)
Free or concessionary travel to get to College.
Enterprise – support to set up a business
Studying Childcare and Education Professions at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for progression to university or a range of careers such as: Primary School Teacher, Early Years Educator or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).
See what careers are available in the Childcare sector.
Access to Higher Education: Childhood Studies Level 3 Full-time
“I chose to study at Barnsley College because the Access course on offer is perfect for the career I am working towards, and the classes fit perfectly with my busy family life. I am so grateful for the support and guidance I get from the College and my tutors; I feel positive about passing my course and look forward to a successful future. ”
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education) Level 6 Full-time
“I chose to return to Barnsley College to study my PGCE because my tutors were all supportive. I wanted to return to Graphic Design and be that supportive figure I had. My advice for anyone thinking of studying the course is you get what you put in. I have pushed myself and I can see the reward through the students’ work and attitude. ”
Kirk Balk Academy
Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship
“One of my favourite parts about my course is having the opportunity to discuss ideas with others and share experiences and thoughts. Some students in my class are at different levels to me so I can learn lots from them. I really hope to go on and gain further knowledge and training around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and behaviour when I complete my course”
Kirk Balk Academy
Childcare: Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2 Full-time
“My favourite thing about coming to College is learning new things and getting closer to the career I want. I really enjoy getting to see my friends each day too. Student Services has really supported me and I’m grateful to receive the Learner Support Fund to help with food and travel costs”
Former home-schooled pupil
Childcare: T Level (technical qualification) Level 3 Full-time
“I chose to come to Barnsley College as it had the best Childcare course for me and my future aspirations. I love the tutors here; they make the lessons so fun and enjoyable! I have learnt so many new things whilst studying and I’m really looking forward to completing my course and going on to university.”