Adult Skills and Community Learning

If you're unemployed and looking for work, we offer a range of free courses to help you with searching and applying for a job.

Our four employability courses are:

  • Effective job search
  • CV session
  • Interview skills
  • Barnsley Council application forms

Length of course

Half a day

Course content

Find out what's included on each of the courses below.

Effective job search

Learn how to search for jobs effectively, including:

  • where to find job vacancies
  • what the key features of a job advert are
  • matching your own skills and abilities to a vacancy
  • registering for job sites and uploading your CV
  • starting to job search

CV session

Learn all about what's needed in a CV, including:

  • what a CV is
  • how to set out a CV
  • how to recognise what makes a good and bad CV
  • how to complete a draft CV

Interview skills

Brush up on your interview skills by finding out about:

  • how to research the company and the job role
  • preparing for an interview
  • interview do's and don'ts
  • questions you might be asked
  • questions you can ask

Barnsley Council application forms

Find out how to make your application for a role with us stand out, including:

  • knowing what the job profile requires
  • matching your skills to the job profile
  • our vision and values
  • how to complete one of our online application forms


Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required.

Course fees

All employability courses are free.

How to apply

Call us for more information or to book your place.

Barnsley Bulletin

You can also find employability help and guidance online in our Barnsley Bulletin section, including careers advice and information about applying for a job, writing a CV and preparing for an interview.

What our clients say

  • 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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