Skills and employability

I Know I Can

We want young people in Barnsley to look forward to the possibilities of learning and work. There's lots of support for education, employment, and training. Take a look at the resources to see how you can set your goals for the future.

I'm a student

All secondary schools and colleges must provide personal guidance from a careers adviser. They're also required to provide a careers guidance programme. If you need support, speak to the careers leader in your school to find out more.

I'm aged 16 to 24 and not in education, employment or training

Find out more about our Targeted Information, Advice and Guidance service (TIAG) and how they can help.

I'm aged 18 to 24 and getting Universal Credit

Find out more about our Youth Hub and the support our advisors can provide.

I have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Take a look at the information about post-16 skills and employability support for young people with SEND.

I have an Education, Health, or Care Plan (EHCP)

Find more information about your Education, Health, or Care Plan (EHCP).

I'm in care or have been in care

Find out more about our TIAG service and how they can help.

I'm with the Youth Justice Service

Find out more about our TIAG service and how they can help.

I have a job and want to gain more skills

Find out how our skills and employability advisors can help you to see how you could progress at work.


Local and national providers

You can also find a range of help and support through local and national providers. Take a look at the resources below.


Careers advice

The National Careers Service can help you to explore careers and courses. It also provides helpful careers advice.

Find careers and courses on the National Careers Service website

Tools and top tips

The Prince's Trust shares a range of tools and tips in their resource hub.

Find out more on the Prince's trust website.

Explore the world of work

Through the South Yorkshire START platform, you can explore study choices, careers and access support to stand out from the crowd with applications.

Skills assessment 

Take the free, quick and easy assessment through the National Careers Service to discover your skills and think about what career would suit you.

Take the skills assessment on the National Careers Service website.

Post-16 options

Take a look at post-16 learning options on the National Careers Service website. 

Skills for life

The government’s Skills for Life website provides information about training, support and advice to gain skills for the job you want.

Post-16 providers

The National Careers Service can help you to find out more about your career and learning choices at 16. If you'd like to find out more about local providers, visit their websites.

  • Barnsley College is a further education college in the region they have over 300 courses to choose from.
  • RNN Group is education and training provider with a range of campuses and course options.
  • Penistone Grammar School offer a wide range of A Level choices.
  • Reds in the Community offers Level 1, 2, 3 and Apprenticeship Sports Courses during the year covering a range of abilities for local young people,
  • The White Rose Beauty Colleges offer a range of extensive courses in health and beauty treatments.
  • Leslie Frances Hairdressing Training offer Apprenticeships in Diploma Level 2 Hair Professionals and Diploma 3 Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals.
  • Nova Arts is a bright exciting new college in the north that has grown from the success and high standards of the NovaCity dance school.

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