Post-16 Learning in Barnsley

12th October 2020 by Tracy Walters

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.

Sixth Forms

Barnsley Sixth Form College

Popular Sixth Forms elsewhere

Accord Sixth Form College (Wakefield)

Chapeltown Academy Sixth Form (Sheffield)

Longley Park Sixth Form College (Sheffield)

New College Doncaster

New College Pontefract

Outwood Academy Adwick Post-16 (Doncaster)

Outwood Grange Academy Post-16 (Wakefield)

Penistone Grammar School Post-16 Centre

Ridgewood Sixth Form (Doncaster)

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Sixth Form College (Featherstone)

The Sheffield Sixth Form

Thomas Rotherham College (Rotherham)


Barnsley College

Popular Colleges elsewhere

Askham Bryan College (Centres in Wakefield, Saltaire and York- land-based college)

Dearne Valley College (Rotherham)

Doncaster College

Leeds City College

The National Horseracing College (Doncaster)

The Sheffield College

Wakefield College

Training Providers

Barnsley Community Build/Moorlands College (construction)

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (various)

Construction and Plant Assessment Ltd

ITS Training and Apprenticeships (various)

Independent Training & Education Consultants

RNN Training (various)

Stubbing Court Training (equine)

The White Rose School of Health and Beauty- Barnsley

T3 Training and Development  (architecture, engineering and construction)

Woodspeen Training Limited (various)

YH Training (Military Preparation Course in Barnsley and an apprenticeship Learning Centre in Doncaster)

Yorkshire Training Partnership