Post-16 Learning in Barnsley
26th August 2022
To make things easy for you CareerWave has provided a handy list of post-16 providers in your local area. We have split these providers into three main groups; Sixth Forms, Colleges of Further Education and Training Providers.
Each has a main focus- Sixth Forms largely do academic subjects. Colleges have a long history of teaching technical courses. Training Providers work with employers to provide Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Employability/Personal Development learning.
However there is also a lot of crossover- Sixth Forms usually offer a selection of Level 3 technical courses. Colleges sometimes have their own Sixth Form and always offer Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Training Providers often offer the same full-time technical courses found in Colleges, notably in construction trades, motor vehicle repair and engineering.
So, below is your list to get you started, although you may also want to take note of the lists for neighbouring areas. For example, we know that some students in Barnsley might access post-16 learning elsewhere. Furthermore, please be aware that Training Providers are more difficult to keep a track of and many operate nationally and regionally. We have listed some notable ones, but our strong advice is to use the Find an Apprenticeship website to search for vacancies and identify Training Providers to contact.
Popular Sixth Forms elsewhere
Accord Sixth Form College (Wakefield)
Chapeltown Academy Sixth Form (Sheffield)
Longley Park Sixth Form College (Sheffield)
Outwood Academy Adwick Post-16 (Doncaster)
Outwood Grange Academy Post-16 (Wakefield)
Ridgewood Sixth Form (Doncaster)
St Wilfrid’s Catholic Sixth Form College (Featherstone)
Thomas Rotherham College (Rotherham)
Colleges of Further Education
Popular Colleges elsewhere
Askham Bryan College (Land-based college with centres in Wakefield, Saltaire and York)
Dearne Valley College (Rotherham)
The National Horseracing College (Doncaster)
Other Learning Providers
Barnsley Community Build/Moorlands College (construction)
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (various)
ITS Training and Apprenticeships (various)
Military Preparation College (with centres in Sheffield and Wakefield)
RNN Training (various)
Stubbing Court Training (equine)
T3 Training and Development (architecture, engineering and construction)
Woodspeen Training Limited (various)