Welcome to Adult Skills and Community Learning
We offer courses and classes for people aged 19 and over who want to improve their wellbeing, employability and skills or gain qualifications.
With options for a range of levels and abilities, we can help you to set goals based on what you’d like to achieve. You can ease back into learning with a taster class and go right through to gaining a full qualification.
Our team of friendly tutors and advisors will support you every step of the way and make sure you can start a learning journey that’s right for you. Get in touch to find out more!
Find out why people #LoveToLearn with us
Heather and Debbie were both at a stage where they'd lost all confidence and were unable to go to work.
Together they joined a creative wellbeing class and rediscovered a sense of direction and purpose which helped boost their self-esteem and made them able to face daily challenges head on.
Hear from Gary
“I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that learning a new skill has changed our learners' lives. They are more confident, and what could be better than that?"
Gary - Tutor at Barnsley's Adult Skills and Community Learning
Hear from Sue
“Learning has given me a real confidence boost that I can do things out of my comfort zone."
Sue - a former student at Barnsley's Adult Skills and Community Learning
Hear from Lisa
“Learning gave me that belief that I could get a better job, I could do it. All I've done since joining Barnsley's Adult Skills and Community Learning is achieve."
Lisa - an employee at Barnsley Council and a former student at Barnsley's Adult Skills and Community Learning.
Hear from Jiu
Jiu – a student at Barnsley's Adult Skills and Community Learning
“After my positive thinking course, I've changed a lot. Help is there. You can come as you are, and share what you are going through."
Come to our enrolment days
If you're interested in finding out more and taking the next step, come and have a chat! We are hosting enrolment days which allow you to see our facilities, talk to our staff and take an assessment if needed to see what level you are currently at. You will also be able to chat with an advisor who can help you choose the right course for you. Whether you're looking to get a job in childcare, IT services or something to improve your wellbeing, we are here to help.
Come along and see us on one of the following dates in Wellington House, 2nd Floor, Market Street, Barnsley S70 1WA.
- Saturday 20 August from 9.30am to 12.30pm
- Monday 22 August from 9.30am to 5pm
- Tuesday 23 August from 9.30 to 7pm
- Monday 5 September from 9.30am to 5pm
- Wednesday 7 September from 12.30pm to 4pm for ESOL courses
- Wednesday 7 September from 9.30am to 7pm
Before you enrol for a course you’ll have a conversation with a member of staff about the right course for you.
You can pay online for any of our courses. You might also be entitled to a reduction in course fees if you're on certain benefits.
Keep your business on track with our courses for employees, some of which we can deliver on your premises.
Why choose us?
Over 95% of our adult learners say they would recommend us to family or friends.
90% of our adult skills learners achieved their qualification.
In 2017-18 our learners achieved over 1700 certificates between Entry level to Level 2.
In 2017-18 we enrolled almost 4000 learners across 17 different subject areas.