https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/adult-skills-and-community-learning/

Join adult learning

Why not join us and see why 94% 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 just to pursue a hobby, we've got something for everyone - adults, families, businesses and community organisations. 

Improve your skills or get a qualification

Take a GCSE that you didn't get in school or improve your IT skills to help you compete in the job market. 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. 

     VIEW OR DOWNLOAD OUR FULL COURSE GUIDE FOR 2016-17 HERE

How to enrol

Before you enrol for a course, we'll invite you to come along for an informal chat with one of our tutors, so that we can advise you on the right course for you.

Paying for a course

You can pay online for any of our courses. You may 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, both from your tutor and from our platform for learning.

Learning centres

Our learning centres are located across the borough, so there's probably a centre and a course that's within easy reach of you.

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.

Statutory courses for business

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

Develop a hobby or learn for enjoyment

Learn a foreign language or discover the joys of Chinese cookery; check our course list above to find something that interests you - all our courses are informal, friendly and on your doorstep.

Why choose us?

  • 95% of our community learners say they would recommend us, the highest satisfaction rating in the country.
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  • 79% of our adult skills learners progress onto further learning.
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  • in 2015-16 we ran over 600 courses in more than 60 venues across Barnsley.
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  • In 2015-16 we enrolled 4000 learners in 18 different subject areas.
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