Welcome to Dearne Valley College (DVC)
At Dearne Valley College, our ambition is to equip you with the professional and technical skills, knowledge and work experience sought after by employers in modern industry, whilst nurturing your talents and supporting you to achieve and succeed within your chosen pathways.
Our emphasis is placed on offering career-focused learning with a strong foundation of industry-experienced teaching, English and Maths, excellent facilities reflecting real working environments, and inspiration from those who have already achieved success with guest speakers, visits and work placements. We are here to support you to achieve your ambitions.
Our 2017/2018 Full-time and Apprenticeship course guide is an exciting overview of the provision we have to offer that will help you to achieve your aspirations, and put you on a pathway to success.Martin Harrison
Dearne Valley College
Principal and Chief Executive
Come along to one of our Open Evenings where you can tour our excellent facilities, meet the Tutors, find out about the courses we offer and ask any questions you may have!
If you’re unsure about what to do next, we have a team on hand to talk you through your options and to help you decide upon the best route to help you reach your career aspirations!
• Wednesday 11th October 2017 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
• Wednesday 8th November 2017 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
• Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
• Tuesday 13th February 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm*
• Tuesday 27th March 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm*
• Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - 3.30pm-6.30pm
• Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - 9.30am-12.30pm (Welcome to College)
• Thursday 16th August 2018 - 10.00am-6.00pm (Results day drop-in)
• Thursday 23rd August 2018 - 10.00am-6.00pm (Results day drop-in)
*Bookable Taster Session
Come along to one of our Taster days to experience what life is like as a Dearne Valley College student!
You will have the opportunity to try out taster sessions of various courses before you join us in September. Why not bring a friend along with you and take advantage of the fun activities we have planned!
To pre-register for our open events or secure your place on our taster events please visit www.dearne-coll.ac.uk/openevents
Need to refuel?
The Manvers Diner and Rockingham Refectory provide a delicious range of hot and cold food and drinks, with a wide variety of healthy options available.
The Learning Centre is well–equipped with books, journals and newspapers, as well as electronic resources including computers, laptops and internet access. Study rooms are also available, which offer individual, group or silent study spaces, and resources can even be accessed at home using the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Learning Centre’s collections of online eBooks; you can also email the team for support, should you need it.
Our knowledgeable staff offer a supportive environment, and will be pleased to help you locate information and resources.
Located at the Manvers Campus, the cash machine gives you free access to your money and you can also use it to top–up your mobile phone.
Recently extended and refurbished, DVC Sports has a wide range of cardiovascular and muscle strengthening equipment, over 30 fitness classes per week, and supportive staff to help you reach your fitness goals. All students can benefit from discounted membership.
Call 01709 513315 or pop into DVC Sports to find out more.
Manvers Waterfront Boat Club
The College works closely with the Boat Club, which is just 1.5 miles away.
Here you can benefit from discounted membership and access to a range of action-packed outdoor sports including canoeing, triathlons, windsurfing, fishing, running and open-water swimming.
Aspirations Hair and Beauty Salons
There’s a training salon at each campus, both offering a fabulous range of hair and beauty treatments. So if you’re looking to unwind after a hard day of studying or simply want to get pampered, make sure you pay them a visit. The salons are open to the public, so be sure to tell your friends and family.
Call 01709 513117 (Manvers Salon) or 01709 513118 (Rockingham Salon) to make an appointment.
Our on-site Travel Counsellor, based at the Manvers Campus, can help you choose and book your perfect holiday.
For Under Fives Nursery
If you have pre-school children that need looking after whilst you are at college, the ‘For Under Fives
Nursery’ is located on-site at the Manvers Campus. Under certain circumstances the College can provide subsidised childcare places with some reserved places for our full-time students. To apply, contact the Student Services Centre on 01709 513114.
Space for Reflection
A quiet, comfortable room available to all students for prayer or reflection.
Each campus has free car parking either on-site or close by.
- Financial Support and Advice
- Careers Advice and Job Search
- Course Guidance
- Additional Learning Support
- Sexual Health Advice
- Disability Support and Advice
- Support to Stop Smoking
- Safeguarding Information and Guidance
- Student Activities and Enrichment Information
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Dearne Valley College (DVC) through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.