Learning for the Future Assessment Centre

Gain accredited qualifications

Our Learning for the Future Accredited Assessment Centre is City and Guilds approved and offers you access to nationally recognised vocational qualifications. 

We’ll work with you to enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding following national occupational standards for knowledge and competency as well as supporting your personal, professional and career development.

Our qualifications

We offer a range of qualifications to suit your needs.

Choose from the following qualifications that range from Level 2 to Level 5:

  • Awards (small)
  • Certificates (medium); or
  • Diploma (large)

To view the qualifications we offer, click on the arrows below:

Health and social care qualifications

Level 2
Diploma in Care
Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings
Award in Awareness of End of Life Care
Award in Prevention and Control of Infection
Award in Awareness of Dementia
Level 3
Diploma in Adult Care 
Award in Awareness of Dementia
Level 4
Diploma in Adult Care 
Level 5
Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care 

Children and young people qualifications

Level 3
Diploma in Residential Childcare
Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
level 5
Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare 

Business administration and customer service qualifications

Level 2
Diploma in Business Administration
Diploma in Customer Services
level 3
Diploma in Business Administration
Diploma in Customer Services
Level 4
Diploma in Business Administration

Advice and guidance qualifications

Level 3
NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance
Level 4
Diploma in Advice and Guidance

Vocational assessor and internal verification qualifications

Level 3
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Level 4
Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Other vocational qualifications

Level 2
NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking
Level 3
Award in Education and Training

Skills for Care – Funded learning programmes

As a Skills for Care endorsed training provider, we also offer the following learning programmes registered managers and other managers working in adult social care services

Well-Led Programme – 4 days

This is a national development programme for both new and experienced managers of adult social care services.  The Programme is underpinned by models of leadership that can be practically applied to deliver change and promote best practice. Further information can be obtained from the Skills for Care, Well-Led Programme

Understanding Performance Management – 1 day

A practical Continued Professional development (CPD) module to help managers explore the performance management cycle, recognise that people perform differently and utilise tools and techniques available.   Further information can be obtained from Skills for Care

Understanding Workplace Culture – 1 day

A practical CPD module to help managers explore the critical links between vision, values and culture, providing practical support to influence change and develop the culture of their service. Further information can be obtained from Skills for Care


These learning programmes are fully funded by Skills for Care for those eligible to claim from the Workforce Development Fund.

For further information or to request a place; please contact AssessmentCentre@barnsley.gov.uk

How much does it cost?

Our qualifications vary in size and price and we offer discounts for the purchase of multiple qualifications.

We can offer payment plans to allow you to pay for your qualifications by instalments and funding may be available to contribute to the cost of certain health and social care qualifications; please contact us for more information.

Our team 

We have an excellent assessment team ready to help you to start your learning journey. Our staff are professionally qualified and have vast experience in their subject areas. 

You'll be allocated an assessor who will provide you with everything you need to get started. They'll support you throughout your qualification and learning experience. 

How to apply

To apply, click on the "Apply for our qualifications" button at the top of this page.

If you have any questions or require any further information before you apply click on the "Got a question? contact us online" button at the top of this page or email: AssessmentCentre@barnsley.gov.uk

What our clients say

  • I found the support I received very professional and they were approachable and helpful with any queries I had.
    Claire Hodgson
  • A knowledgeable and friendly team, communication very good throughout all my courses, always on hand to help if needs be.
    Steven Ellis
  • A friendly and professional team who helped me through my qualification.
    Julie Howard
  • I really enjoyed completing the course and I've seen a difference when interacting with customers and staff at the depot.
    Duane

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