Resources and information for employers

During this difficult time we are still operational and committed to supporting the employers we work with. This page contains some resources and information that you may find useful.

If you have any specific queries or training needs please email employer@barnsley.ac.uk to request a callback from a member of our Business Services team.

Free* Microsoft Office Qualifications

The Microsoft Office Specialist certification program can be studied for remotely, from home. All your candidate will need is a computer and the relevant Microsoft Office software. The courses are designed for experienced computer users seeking to boost their skills and gain Microsoft Office Specialist certification in one or more of the following Microsoft Office software packages:

Microsoft Office Specialist Word Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Expert Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Access Certification

The Microsoft Office Specialist program is practical rather than theoretical, teaching your employees how to complete certain tasks or projects in order to get the most out of program features. Find out more about these courses online via the links above or email our Business Services Team at employer@barnsley.ac.uk.

*The courses are free. The student/employer will need to pay the exam fee.

Funding, grants and business support

Barnsley Business Support

Freedom in Numbers Business Support Hub

Stanley Race Bursary Fund

Apprenticeships

Barnsley College FAQs relating to apprenticeships during the COVID-19 pandemic

Government apprenticeship programme response

If you have any specific queries or training needs please email employer@barnsley.ac.uk to request a callback from a member of our Business Services team.

Last updated: 21st April 2020