Launch of new courses and transport service for anyone aged 19 and over wanting to return to education

16th January 2022

Are you aged 19 or over and looking to start a new chapter in your life? Do you want to learn a new skill, access university, get a new job or even change careers?

Northern College in South Yorkshire has launched a new range of courses designed especially for you and is taking applications throughout January 2022. 

The college has also launched a discounted bus service taking you to its front door from Barnsley Interchange for £1 (cash or contactless). This, alongside free parking, gives even more individuals the opportunity to study with like-minded adults and progress their goals. 

So, if you are aged 19 or over and want to change your life, apply for a course at Northern College today and study with like-minded adults in the beautiful and tranquil settings of Northern College. You could even start your studies this month. 

You can apply to join its many students who choose to study residentially on campus, surrounded by over 500 acres of National Trust gardens and parkland, to focus on their studies.  

This means you will also benefit from enhanced wrap-around support and enhanced learning opportunities with like-minded peers and specialist tutors to progress your goals.  

Courses published at can help you into a range of careers with introductory courses up to level 3 and beyond, including:   

  • Health Care  
  • Counselling  
  • Education  
  • Business and Leadership 
  • Social Sciences  
  • Community Development.  

You can apply for introductory courses with no formal qualifications, or even choose to develop your English, Maths and Digital skills.  

The college is also taking applications throughout January for its level 2 and 3 qualifications, including its access to university programme to fast track you to university. 

Most of their courses are fully funded for eligible adults aged 19 and over up to studying at level 2, and financial support is available for courses from level 3 upwards. So, you may be able to study for free.  

Many students describe their experience of studying at Northern College for adults as life changing, the college has excellent achievement rates and is rated outstanding by Ofsted.  

Yultan Mellor, Principal and Chief Executive, explains:  

“We are delighted to announce this new partnership with South Pennine Community Transport to launch our new bus service.

“This discounted bus service will bring students right into our campus for the first time. The timetable is designed with students in mind, to sit alongside our course timetable, and will bring you directly to our front door.  

“This will benefit many of our students who use public transport to come to college, making travel much easier for them at times to suit. It will support students applying for our new courses from January 2022.”  

South Yorkshire Combined Authority provides funding to Northern College to support its residents to achieve and progress.  

Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, said:

“I greatly admire the work that Northern College do to upskill adults in our region, helping them to achieve their goals – whether that is to study at university or have a career change. Supporting people to improve their skills and secure good jobs is absolutely critical to the success of our people and places across South Yorkshire. 

“It is great to see the launch of a new bus service to the campus, giving thousands of prospective learners across South Yorkshire better access to high quality education opportunities and giving drivers a green alternative to their journey.” 

Book your course today and start a new chapter in your life with Northern College. 

Telephone 01226 776000 to speak with their friendly team  


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