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Get your English, Maths and ESOL qualifications

Places are still available on Barnsley College’s (@barnsleycollege) English, Maths and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses starting in Janaury. These courses are perfect for anyone wanting to improve their reading, writing, numeracy and speaking skills and gain an English, Maths or ESOL qualification.

English and Maths are essential skills required by all employers, colleges and universities. These courses help students gain invaluable skills and knowledge required in everyday life whilst increasing confidence in reading, writing and numeracy and improving their career prospects.

The ESOL course provides students with the essential language skills to help them communicate properly in English by improving their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Developing their understanding of the English language, they will become a more fluent English speaker and build their skills and confidence.

Studying an English, Maths or ESOL course at Barnsley College can help students to get the skills and qualifications that employers are looking for, progress onto another course at College, boost their CV, develop the skills to help them live work and study and help children with their homework.

Courses are offered from entry level to GCSE and many are free, subject to eligibility. Students will have the opportunity to choose between a mixture of classroom based and online study, or study completely online with flexible classes that can be tailored to fit around home or work commitments.

Andra Ghencea, Head of Department for English, Maths and ESOL at Barnsley College, said: “English, Maths and ESOL are essential skills which can lead to a better and fulfilled life for many students.

“On completion of our courses, students will get a recognised qualification which can help in their next step, whether that’s employment progression, continuing with further study or making everyday life a bit easier, helping to transform their lives and reach their full potential.”

For more information about English, Maths and ESOL courses available at Barnsley College, or to apply for a course starting in January 2022 , email or call 01226 216 123

Barnsley College offers a range of study programmes including full and part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships, T Levels and university-level courses.

If you are aged 19 or above and want to gain new qualifications or learn a new hobby in 2022, then come along to our Part-time Open Days. The informal events will be held on Saturday 8 January, 10.00am to 1.00pm, or Tuesday 11 January, 7.00am to 7.00pm, at the Old Mill Lane campus. Attendees will be able to find out about the range of part-time courses and qualification available. Find out more about the event at

If you have a child aged 16-18 who’s not currently in education, employment or training, then it’s not too late for them to join us in January 2022. The College can create a bespoke study programme tailored to their needs. Contact our friendly team to find out how we can create a personalised timetable. Whether it’s a mix of art, sport, digital and fashion; or construction, catering, games design and music; or anything in between, they can try the courses they want and build their skills for!

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