Barnsley College is offering brand new courses that will inspire adults to return to education and enrol on a course starting from September 2020.

Rated outstanding by Ofsted, Barnsley College offers a range of part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships and university-level courses taught by expert tutors that can be studied from home, in a classroom, the work place or via distance learning.

Students who enrol onto a Level 3 course or above may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or financial support to help them cover the costs of study.

A range of part-time courses are available including Animal Care; Art, Design and Fashion; Business; Catering and Hospitality; Digital and Computing; Engineering; Hair and Beauty; Health and Social Care Professions; Learning for Living and Work; Management; Music and Performing Arts; and Sport.

The College is also offering those aged 19 and above the opportunity to gain recognised English, Maths and ICT qualifications for free, subject to eligibility criteria. These qualifications are highly regarded by potential employers and allow students to progress onto higher level study, including Access to Higher Education (HE) courses; Higher Apprenticeships and university-level qualifications.

Barnsley College Higher Education is the best South Yorkshire College for student satisfaction, with an 88% overall student satisfaction rate in the 2019/20 National Student Survey (NSS).

Mel Jenkinson, Director of Recruitment, Marketing and Communications at the College, said: “The current COVID-19 situation has led to a number of people reassessing their life ambitions and career options. We have a wide range of qualifications on offer for those thinking of returning to education to gain an academic qualification, learn something new for fun or to enhance their CV.

“We want to reassure all prospective students that there is a place for them at Barnsley College. By completing an application form on our website,, they will start their journey to becoming a student here – and we will be with them every step of the way.

“All students can be assured that we will follow government guidelines for class sizes and social distancing measures, and we will continue to utilise ‘blended learning’ with students receiving a mixture of online delivery and practical, on-site taught sessions.

“For any adults who are unsure of their options or would like further guidance, our Information Advisors are still available to offer information, advice and guidance about any of our study programmes. Get in touch with the friendly team by emailing”

For information about courses download a copy of the Courses for Adults booklet at or email