Barnsley College

Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AX

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About us

Barnsley College is the most successful general further education college in the region offering a range of vocational, A Levels, apprenticeship, technical (T Levels), part-time and Higher Education pathways. With courses ranging from Catering and Hospitality to Beauty Therapy; Business and Management to Construction; and Engineering to Music, there is something for everyone.

We offer courses from entry level to university level, along with fun enrichment and enterprise activities that will help you to enhance your CV. The level at which you enter your course depends on your GCSE results and other qualifications you may have. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, however, we continue to accept applications up to August each year.

Our aim is to ensure you make the best of your time at College and provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience that will help you to progress to the next stage in your career, whether that's university, an apprenticeship or employment.

Come along to one of our Open Days, chat to tutors, see our fantastic facilities and find out more about our courses:

Student support

Additional Learning Support

If you have a learning difficulty that you need support with our ALS team can help. For more information of the specific support you are entitled to visit:


Our Tutorial programme is there to support, guide and advise you throughout your time at College.

Health and Wellbeing

Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing Centre is available to all students and offers confidential advice about things such as contraception, mental health, stopping smoking, healthy eating and much more.

Student Services

Student Services offers a range of support based around Student Welfare, Financial Support, Careers Advice and Guidance, UCAS, Volunteering and the Students' Union.

What makes us different?

Success rates

  • 91% of our students have gone on to work or further study after completing their course with us.
  • 99% overall A Level pass rate.
  • 100% pass rate in 20 A Levels subjects.
  • 93% of students would recommend Barnsley College to others.

Information from Destination of leavers survey 2017/18 and 2019 A Level results

Excellent facilities

Our outstanding facilities will help you to gain more work related knowledge and include:

  • Our dedicated Sixth Form campus that offers the widest rang of A Level subjects in the area.
  • Hair and Beauty salons.
  • Air cabin
  • The Open Kitchen restaurant.
  • Industry-standard catering kitchen.
  • Wigfield Farm
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) centre.
  • Sports facilities.
  • Construction Centre with specialist equipment, machinery and workshops.


Free Bus Services

We realise that getting to and from College may not be very easy for all our students which is why we provide a range of FREE bus services:

Name: Morgan Chambers

Course: Level 2 and Level 3 Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

"I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and my time at Barnsley College. I won a number of national bricklaying competitions including the Guild of Bricklayers and the national final of SkillBuild. My tutors were fantastic and provided me with the confidence, guidance and support to get me to the competitions. I now run my own construction business and the skills and knowledge I learnt at College have helped me get to where I am today."

Name: Georgia Riley

Course: Level 3 Business

"I started my own business whilst studying this course and the knowledge I've gained about customer service, international trading, marketing and creative promotion has helped me to sell my products and grow my business. I'd definitely recommend it to other people."

Name: Imogen Holmes

Achieved A*s in Biology and Chemistry, an A in Mathematics and progressed to the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences. 

"I got a good feeling about Barnsley Sixth Form College when I came to an Open Day and would recommend it to others. My exams went well and I enjoyed meeting new people and having lots of independence."