Learning for Living and Work

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

  1. You can get in touch with us at any time if you need any information about our programme. You don’t have to wait for our next Open Day, contact us now by emailing: m.ibbotson@barnsley.ac.uk and we will get in touch to make sure that you get the best advice for your individual needs.

  2. We support learners with learning disability or difficulty to prepare them for either independent living or supported employment.


  3. Each learner will have an initial assessment which will determine a highly personalised study programme to suit their individual needs and interests.


  4. Learners will work towards an accredited Entry Level or Level 1 programme and follow and individual/bespoke timetable.


  5. Our study programmes offer a wide and varied range of opportunities for learners to get involved in including; Animal Care, Art and Design, Catering, Community Projects, Independent Living Skills, Personal Care, Work Experience, Volunteering and much more!

  6. There are four steps within the study programme which enable learners to begin at a suitable starting point.

  7. All students have access to Additional Learning Support (ALS). Find out how the ALS department supported Joshua Scothorn.

All students have access to:


of LfLW students say the teachers use different ways to help them learn.

What next?

Upon completion of a study programme with Learning for Living and Work, staff will work closely with learners to support the transition to their next step. This might be further study, independent living, day opportunities or voluntary/paid employment.