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
From a shy and nervous learner to a leader of the class!
Before she started teaching, Tanya was a student with us back in 2015. After overcoming her struggles with low confidence and self-esteem, she now enjoys supporting learners who are in the same position as she was.
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."
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.
Find out what learning with us is like and how we can help you to make progress towards your personal goals.
Build your future your way. Read about the support available for learning and working.
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.