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Barnsley College set to open its doors to new students

Barnsley College Applied Science student.

Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege) and Barnsley Sixth Form College are preparing to enrol students for the 2021/22 academic year.

Enrolment begins on Monday 16 August 2021 for students who are interested in starting either a vocational, A Level, apprenticeship or T Level (technical qualification) course.

Barnsley College offers a range of vocational courses in subject areas from Business to Bricklaying; Hairdressing to Healthcare; and Catering and Hospitality to Computing and Digital Media.

Barnsley Sixth Form College also has a variety of A Level courses available including Fine Art, Geography, Law and Spanish. The Sixth Form College has an excellent reputation for success and many of our students progress onto further study at some of the country’s top universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Lancaster, Manchester, Sheffield and York.

For those who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning, then an apprenticeship could be the perfect choice. Apprenticeships allow students to earn a wage whilst gaining industry-specific knowledge and skills by working alongside experienced members of staff within their chosen sector. The College offers over 75 apprenticeship programmes from Level 2 to 6 in industries such as Beauty Therapy, Leadership and Management, Sport, Childcare and Education Professions and Warehousing and Logistics.

T Levels have been delivered by the College since September 2020 and allow students to gain on-the-job experience whilst gaining qualifications equivalent to three A Levels. Studied 80% in the classroom and 20% in the workplace, students learn common workplace skills and the technical knowledge specific to their chosen industry or occupation. T Level courses are available to study in Childcare and Teacher Training; Construction; Digital; and, new for September 2021, Health and Social Care.

Mel Jenkinson, Barnsley College’s Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing, said:

“It is always exciting to see students join us for a new academic year and make the next step on their journey. With such a variety of subjects available to study, there is a course here for everyone.

“The past year has been difficult for many, but we know that all of our students will have a fantastic time whilst completing their studies at College and get the best learning experience possible.”

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