Advance Barnsley

Your future, next steps and gateway to a more fulfilling job

From working out what job you'd like to do, to securing a job and flourishing, we've got all the information you need right here to help you get started.

Find out more about how we can support you to advance in Barnsley below.

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Employment support

If you've lost your job, are out of work, employed and at risk of redundancy, or employed and want to do some free training to help progress at work or get a new job, employment and skills have a team of people able to give you some free support via our helpdesk.

Contact Employment support online or email them at
Find out more about employment support.

Learning and careers support for over 19s

There is a range of support available for you if you are over the age of 19. 

Adult Skills and Community Learning 

Adult Skills and Community Learning can support you to improve your skills, get a qualification, or see how learning can improve your wellbeing. 

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

Adult courses in Barnsley

We have a range of providers across Barnsley who offer adult courses including:

Find out more about adult courses in Barnsley.

Support with redundancy

Barnsley's Employment Support Helpdesk

Sheffield City Region

Redundancy support for employers

Support to start your own business


  • Launchpad Barnsley provides free business support and advice to anyone with an idea for a business or those who have already started a business and have under five employees.

    They offer one-to-one support as well as running lots of business workshops to help you develop your ideas and understand everything involved. Courses range from business planning and bookkeeping right through to social media and digital marketing.

Sheffield Hallam Graduate Start-ups

Additional information

Support for schools

I Know I Can

  • I Know I Can aims to build confidence, create dreams and aspirations, raise qualification levels and strengthen your life skills.

South Yorkshire Futures

  • South Yorkshire Futures is a social mobility partnership committed to improving education and raising aspiration for young people in South Yorkshire – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Support for businesses

Be Well@Work

Barnsley Council, along with the other South Yorkshire councils, is offering free of charge support for businesses to achieve accreditation to this new South Yorkshire award. Find out more about Be Well@Work.

Business Growth Hub

  • Business Growth Hub aims to simplify all the regional and national business support that is available to businesses, so that you as a business owner/manager always know where to go to find the right support. 

Enterprising Barnsley

Skills Bank

  • Skills Bank provides employers access to high-quality training and funding to support skills training.

Careers Explorer

Start your career journey and find out more about jobs, careers, courses and popular industries in South Yorkshire.

Go to Careers Explorer

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