Barnsley College has been recognised as an AoC Beacon Award commended college after demonstrating a high level of innovation, impact and sustainability.
The College met the AoC Beacon Award standard in the two award categories: the Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning and the Careers and Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise award.
The Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning celebrates high quality professional education and training, a broad and balanced curriculum, interactive and engaging real world learning and rich relationships between education and employers.
The Careers and Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise celebrates outstanding examples of innovative careers leadership and practice when engaging with schools, employers and other agencies, to provide students with excellent impartial careers education, advice and guidance.
Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College, said: “We are delighted to have received commended college status in careers, enterprise and real world learning. As a College, every year we help more than 9,000 local people gain skills and qualifications that transform their lives and future career. We work closely with employers and other industry partners to offer work experience and career insights to our students. We are proud to have been recognised for this work, which emphasises that Barnsley College transforms the lives of students, staff and communities.”