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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 programmes. You don’t have to wait for our next Open Day, contact us now by emailing: lflwadmin@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 students with learning disabilities or difficulties, and/or complex learning needs, to prepare them for either independent living or supported employment.


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


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


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

  6. The Learning for Living and Work department is based in our Old Mill Lane campus. Visit our Campus page to explore our state-of-the-art facilities and take a 360 virtual tour.

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

All students have access to:

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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.

Careers guidance: use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

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