Educational routes for adults who want to work with children in South Yorkshire


Anyone interested in working with children can gain qualifications from this month, through Barnsley’s Adult Skills and Community Learning.

A variety of courses provide nationally recognised qualifications for teaching assistants and early years workers at levels 1-3.

Courses can be taken part-time to fit around students’ other commitments. Fee reduction and childcare may also be available for eligible learners on most courses.

The guidance for level 3 early years’ qualifications has now changed and students can study for this course alongside GCSE English and maths.

Coun Roy Miller said: “Barnsley Council’s Adult Skills and Community Learning service provides an excellent pathway for beginning or enhancing a career working with children, and informal information sessions are available to help you decide which qualifications best suit you.”

Call 01226 775270 for further details or email