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Digital courses for adults (FREE study available)

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Whatever your starting point, we have courses (many of which are FREE!) to increase your all-round digital skills, or to develop your knowledge in specific areas.

Our IT User Skills/Essential Digital Skills (Online) course will give you the basic skills to become more confident.

You can then grow your knowledge around particular areas by joining one of our pathways at the most suitable level for you. Before you start you will have a discussion with a tutor to advise on which level will be best for you.

Cybersecurity Pathway

Programming Pathway

Digital Marketing Pathway

Digital and Creative Industries pathway


  • Photography for Beginners is a fun starting point for anyone wanting to improve their camera skills and is available in September, January and April, and takes 10 weeks to complete
  • Photography Intermediate is ideal if you are more experienced with a camera, and can be studied in January and April, taking 10 weeks to complete.

Games Design

Access to Higher Education

Higher Education

For learners ready to progress in to Higher Education we offer Higher National Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Technical Qualifications. HN Flex options allow you to study individual units. These are a great way to upskill alongside working, or to try higher education before committing to a full course.

HN Flex units (Part-time):

Other courses

View all our adult and part-time courses. If you want to join us, but can’t commit to studying on campus, we offer a range of courses that can be studied online and at your own pace. Take a look at the full list of courses that are available to study in the comfort of your own home.

If you’d like further information on our Digital part-time courses, call 01226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 13th June 2024

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