Barnsley College

At Barnsley College, our vision is to provide exceptional opportunities and inspirational learning experiences for young people, adults, businesses and the community. One of our strategic aims is to be a beacon for enterprise and entrepreneurship and we have a range of programmes, projects and support available to staff and students to deliver this. We have a CiC – iTrust which is a joint venture with The Barnsley Chronicle and the Barnsley Business Village, to provide support, mentoring and grants to student start-ups. Now in its 6th year, iTrust has helped support the start-up of over 100 new businesses, which span across a range of sectors. The College itself, is enterprising in its approach to development and innovation of new ideas and we have a range of commercial enterprises in existence for example shops, a salon, cafés and an award winning restaurant,  which are served by apprentices and students, providing a real work experience opportunity to students, aiding their employability. We were the first FE College in the UK to develop our own kick-starter platform to support students, and have won numerous awards including Educate the North – Innovation Award 2015 and a Duke of York Community Initiative Award. With the introduction of Industry Placements, which are part of the new T-Level qualifications, we continue to work closely with businesses, to broker new opportunities for students and increase their employability.

Contact:


T: 01226 216 840

E: enterprise@barnsley.ac.uk

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