We have been crowned Highly Commended in the Training Provider of the Year at the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Apprenticeship Awards 2021.
The SCR Apprenticeship Awards is an annual event held to celebrate apprentices, employers and training providers across South Yorkshire. The Provider of the Year Award is sponsored by education charity NOCN Group.
In being selected as a finalist, the College has proved that we work with a range of employers to offer quality training courses. We’ve also demonstrated ways in which apprentices can gain qualifications and develop key skills through their schemes.
Three apprentices from the College’s Business department were also shortlisted as finalists for the awards. Joe Cartwright and Dominic Blood, two Level 3 Business Administration Apprentices who work at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, were nominated in the Health and Public Service Apprenticeship Award category.
“There is a real focus on diversity. Particularly great is the support given to those from areas of deprivation, Women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and promoting and supporting vital digital skills.”
Kallum Frost, a Level 2 Business and Administration Apprentice currently working for Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, was also a finalist for the COVID Hero Award.
Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief Executive, at Barnsley College, said: “We are so pleased to have been nominated for this prestigious award, which highlights our ongoing dedication to boosting employability and vocational education in the local region.
“Our shortlisting, both as a College and through our fantastic apprentices, is a testament to our tutors and teaching staff, who have worked tirelessly through challenging circumstances to ensure that our students have access to the knowledge they require and the opportunities they deserve.”
On the College’s Award entry, the award judges remarked: “There is a real focus on diversity. Particularly great is the support given to those from areas of deprivation, Women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and promoting and supporting vital digital skills.”
Our College offers a range of courses from entry level to Higher Education, as well as vocational courses and T Levels. To find out more, join us at our virtual open evening on Tuesday 19 October!
Last updated: 1st October 2021
Originally posted on: 1st October 2021