Promoting inclusivity and removing barriers to maximise the learners’ potential

Additional Learning Support at Barnsley College is here to help you maximise your potential and to progress to the next stage in your career.

We offer support on all college sites in-class, outside of the classroom, with exams and assessments and in the wider college environment. This support is to enable you to access all available opportunities and that you enjoy yourself whilst studying at Barnsley College. Whatever learning difficulty or disability you may have, we can offer bespoke support to match your individual needs.

We work in partnership with teaching staff, other internal services and external organisations to provide a person-centred approach. The support we offer is regularly reviewed and our aim, where possible, is to guide you towards independence. We are a part of the Local Offer.

What is the Local Offer?

From September 2014 every Local Authority are required to publish information about services  available for children and young people, from birth to 25, who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND); and also services outside of the area which they expect children and young people from their area will use. This is known as the ‘Local Offer”. The Local Offer pulls together all the information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support.

For more information about what is available locally to Derby please follow the links:

Barnsley College Local Offer

Barnsley Council Local Offer

SEND support at Barnsley College


Who will provide my support at Barnsley College

If you  have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), Additional Learning Support (ALS) will put support in place to help during lessons as well as outside lessons. Support workers and your tutors will know your support needs and will help you achieve. Our support will depend on your needs and will be discussed during your ALS initial assessment. If you do not have an EHCP, your support will be provided by the curriculum area.

What do the Barnsley College Learners think?


Transition to Barnsley College

Additional Learning Support will support you with your transition to Barnsley College.  To help you with transitioning to college we have prepared some materials for you. They provide you with a view of the areas you will be learning in, information on our process for getting support at college, an overview of induction and a view of the general facilities offered by the College.


Last updated: 20th September 2018