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Barnsley College Link Programme

This partnership programme between Greenacre and Barnsley College is designed for students where further transition and support are required before students are able to access the College.

To discuss the programme in more detail please contact Todd Cheetham, Assistant Head for Post-16 on or 01226 287165.


Barnsley College Link Programme with Greenacre School

How long is the course?

The course will run for one year full-time.

This programme is designed for students where further transition and support are required before students are able to access further education at Barnsley College

What are the entry requirements?

• Students must have an Education Health and Care plan .
• This course is aimed at students aged between 16 and 24.
• A successful interview and taster sessions

What qualification will I achieve?

Qualifications achieved will depend on the individual student aims and aspirations, ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1. There is a particular emphasis on re-engagement and participation involving small group work in a supported environment to develop confidence, self-esteem and personal values.

What will I study?

Greenacre School supports learners with additional needs to prepare them for further progression onto a full time Barnsley College study programme or further progression into employment or independent living.

Each learner will have an individual/bespoke learning plan and curriculum timetable to suit their individual needs and interests.

You will study areas in your individual learning plan. These may include the following;

• Personal and social development
• Employability skills
• Functional skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT

Areas of study may include:

• Art
• Creative crafts
• Vocational studies
• Working together
• Problem solving
• Practical projects
• Enterprise


• Volunteering opportunities
• Community projects
• Enrichment opportunities
• Learning and social support can be provided and support with travel training

Where will I study?
You will study at Greenacre School, Keresforth Hill Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6RG.

What equipment will I need?
All equipment will be provided.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

How do I apply?
Please apply online at or contact our friendly Information Team for an application form on +44 (0)1226 216123 or email

Financial support
You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.
For further information please contact the Student Services Team on 01226 216 114.

Support for Special Educational Needs
Our Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. This will be discussed during
your interview. Please contact the Support Coordinator in Learning for Living and Work on +44 (0)1226 216 133/248.

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?
Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state of the art fitness village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy. Contact the team on Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 347 for more information.

Further Information
For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or e-mail