About Barnsley

Welcome to the Barnsley Change Programme.

Our Barnsley Team are here to support you on your journey to reaching your goals at Really NEET, as well as your aspirations beyond the programme.

They are always there to encourage, mentor and support you.

The Change Programme offers you the chance to think about what you need from us to help you to achieve those goals and gain the tools that you will need along the way. Really NEET will give you some memorable and exciting experiences to help you to build on your confidence.

We would love for you to come and see how our Change Programme can support you.


  • NCFE Functional Skills: English (Entry Level 1 – Level 2)
  • NCFE Functional Skills: Maths (Entry Level 1 – Level 2)
  • The Arts Award (Bronze and Silver)


Home Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

We recognise that getting to and from college can be a barrier for some young people. We feel it is important that we offer our home pick-up and drop-off service to address this need. This crucial support is offered by our youth workers and tutors, to minimise travel anxiety.

Enrichment Activities

At Really NEET we place huge value on our enrichment activities to improve learner experience and self-confidence. Activities can include quad-biking, rock-climbing, bowling, football and experience days at zoos amongst other things. They are learner led, meaning that our learners decide what activities they undertake.


Learners will have an opportunity to take part in a 2-day residential at the end of the year. This is a night away from home to experience team-building activities and challenges that help to build confidence and resilience. Some learners opt out of this experience because it can feel overwhelming to be away from home. Whatever the decision, there is complete understanding, but the opportunity is offered to everyone to allow learners the option.


Daily lunches are ordered locally, with both hot and cold options available. There is always access to toast, cereal, fruit and other refreshments throughout the day.

Our Barnsley Team

Gemma Britton

Change mentor

Jade Westerman

Maths Tutor

Lauren Moody

Offsite 1:1 Worker

Kerry Beatson

English Tutor

Brooke Normand

Art Tutor

Victoria Jackson


Leanne Mitchell

Change Leader

What our learners say

At Really NEET, you will meet new friends and the staff are very friendly. If you make mistakes, you don’t get judged, staff support and encourage you. The work here is easier because you get lots more support and the groups are smaller. Really NEET staff treat you more as an adult and not a little kid. Unlike school, I do actually like being here.


The best thing about Really NEET is the dedication of staff. They understand my life and support in what ways they can. They never give up on me, even when times are tough because they really care about me to reach my full potential and goals in my life.


Really NEET is a progressive and supportive college, with a focus on building positive and supportive relationships, the tutors are great at encouraging and promoting personal and educational growth. I hated art before I came to really NEET however when I was taught in a different and bespoke way I learned to love it.


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