Enhanced training facilities at redeveloped college campus

Barnsley College students will benefit from improved facilities at the redeveloped The Fleets campus, which has undergone a dramatic makeover.

The campus, which houses Foundation Learning students, has seen the addition of a virtual reality learning area which will be used for immersive learning and augmented reality activities, including virtual visits to global places of interest.

It also has a training kitchen, new classrooms and modern areas in which students can work outside classes.

The college’s Foundation Learning programme includes an individualised curriculum designed to work on key knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress to further education or employment.

Students will take part in vocational course taster sessions at the college in subjects including Art, Catering and Hospitality, Construction, Engineering, Media and Sport to assist them in this process.

Nicola Thomson-Dewey, head of foundation learning, said: “I am thrilled our Foundation Learning students have this amazing space to learn, grow and prepare for their next steps in college.

“Our new, modern and informal learning environments have been designed and created to allow students to be able to work in high quality spaces and to give them a sense of pride and importance in their very own building.

“Students are enjoying their new space and have commented on how welcoming it is.”