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Welcome to Reds in the Community


Reds in the Community offers Level 1, 2 and 3 Sports Courses during the year covering a range of abilities for local young people aged 16 – 19. The alternative learning environment of a professional football club boasting outstanding sporting facilities continues to prove highly engaging and successful in retaining young people in learning and supporting their progression into employment or further training. Whatever your background, age or abilities, we’ve got something to help you make the most of your potential. Just click on the courses listed on the menu to read more. For further information contact us on 01226 280792 alternatively email: education@barnsleyfc.co.uk

About us

Reds in the Community offer a range of sport related qualifications from level 1 through to level 3. All programmes are delivered on-site at Oakwell by a team of highly qualified tutors and coaches in a unique environment which inspires and promotes the success of young people. All teaching staff are qualified to degree level and hold Postgraduate Certificates in Education with solid experience of working in FE Colleges.

Facilities available

There are 5 classrooms used at Oakwell which all have access to the internet and are fully equipped with laptops and tablets as learning devices. SMART Boards are used within 2 classrooms and additional laptops are available for students to use for independent study.

Practical sessions take place in the Academy Indoor Centre and on the outdoor astro-turf which has recently being converted in to a state of the art 4G surface.

Additional support

Additional support is provided in terms of learning and personal issues through a regular tutorial process involving regular 1 to 1 meetings with tutors and support staff. This is underpinned by support from partnering organisations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Reds in the Community directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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