Barnsley College secures prestigious Chartered status
Barnsley College is celebrating a significant milestone in its 90-year history, after becoming a member of the Chartered Institution for Further Education (CIFE) thanks to the exceptional educational experience it provides for students.
The Chartered Institution was impressed by the close links the College has with business leaders, regional organisations, and other key stakeholders, ensuring that its curriculum meets the needs of employers, and it presents students with opportunities to progress into highly skilled employment, higher education, and further study.
As a leader in the sector, Barnsley College is at the forefront of developments in Further Education (FE); it was among the first wave of institutions to pioneer new ‘T-Level’ qualifications, supporting its students to achieve unparalleled success.
Yiannis Koursis OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College, collected the honour as part of a glittering ceremony held at Apothecaries’ Hall, London.
Upon accepting the College’s membership, he said: “We are exceptionally proud to have been recognised for our contribution to FE and are proud to be a member of the CIFE, joining a small, select group of colleges and institutions who uphold the highest standards. This comes at a time of much success for the College, as both our students and staff have won a number of national awards.
“I would like to thank the CIFE in recognising all that we do to transform lives in Barnsley and the wider community, and to our staff and students for their tireless work and dedication which makes Barnsley College a great place to work and learn.”
Dawn Ward CBE DL, Deputy Chair of the CIFE, added: “We are delighted that Barnsley College have achieved membership of the CIFE. The Institution represents all that is great about our sector, and I know that Barnsley College and their reputation of excellence will only add to this. We look forward to working with Barnsley College so that we can continue to represent excellence in our sector and give a platform to celebrate the ongoing successes of Further Education.”