Barnsley Adult Skills and Community Learning

Delivery of our courses during COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions

The health and wellbeing of our learners, our staff and our partners are always our top priority. We're closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and are continuing to adapt following the guidance issued by the government and health authorities to help keep everyone as safe as possible.

The majority of our classes are currently being delivered online. However, we do have some face to face classes available, particularly for those people who cannot take part in online learning. When you enquire with us the most suitable mode of learning for you will be discussed.

Information about all our courses are available using the links below. If you have any questions and need to get in touch please fill in our online contact form and we'll contact you as soon as we can. If you are unable to contact us online please phone us, our reception is now open again and taking calls.

If you need support to help you secure employment during this period, or if you need help to update your online Universal Credit journal, our ESF Pathways team are still available to help you. Please fill in our online contact form.

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Join adult learning

Why not join us and see why 95% of our learners would recommend us to family or friends! We can ease you back into learning with a taster class and take you right through to gaining a full qualification.

Whether you're looking to gain skills to further your career, help you to get a job, or improve your wellbeing, we've got something for everyone - adults, families, businesses and community organisations.

Improve your skills, get a qualification, or see how learning can improve your wellbeing

Take a GCSE that you didn't get in school, improve your IT skills to help you compete in the job market, or improve your wellbeing. Whatever your reason for returning to learning, we can help.

Our courses are all delivered in a supportive and friendly environment and cater for all levels from beginners through to advanced.

Free online childcare courses

There is an opportunity to access free online Childcare and Health and Social care courses available from Monday 19 April. For more information please email AdultLearning@barnsley.gov.uk

How to enrol

Before you enrol for a course you’ll have a conversation with a member of staff about the right course for you.

Paying for a course

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.

Support for learners

When you're learning with us we'll make sure you've got all the support you need from your tutor and from our platform for learning.

Advance Barnsley

Find out more about Advance Barnsley supporting 16 to 24 year olds get into work.

Courses for businesses

Keep your business on track with our courses for employees, some of which we can deliver on your premises.

Tell us what you think

You can help us improve our courses by completing our online learner surveys and taking part in the national learner survey.

Why choose us?

  • Over 95% of our adult learners say they would recommend us to family or friends.
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  • 90% of our adult skills learners achieved their qualification.
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  • In 2017-18 our learners achieved over 1700 certificates between Entry level to Level 2.
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  • In 2017-18 we enrolled almost 4000 learners across 17 different subject areas.
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