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Welcome to Rotherham College


Whether you already have a chosen career path, have dreams of launching your own business or are unsure of your future and would simply like to develop your skills and experience, Rotherham College is here to help you succeed.

We have a wide range of technical courses and apprenticeships on offer, all of which will provide you with the crucial skills you will need for your future.

As a student at Rotherham College, you won’t just be taught in a classroom. You will train within specialist facilities at either our Town Centre Campus or at our Dinnington Campus that reflect real working environments, with access to the latest equipment and resources and expert teaching from our lecturers and instructors, who bring with them a wealth of industry experience and specialist knowledge.

We combine our excellent teaching with industry placements, employability support, participation in national competitions, visits to places of interest and regular guest speaker events with industry specialists, to ensure you are fully prepared for the exciting world of work.

With all this support, our students achieve fantastic outcomes, progressing into their chosen career, braving a move into self-employment or continuing onto higher levels of study and beyond, whether that is with us at our brand new University Centre Rotherham or further afield.

Come along to one our interactive open events where you can discuss your options with our expert tutors, explore career choices, see our excellent facilities and get a feel for the courses and apprenticeships available with our interactive demos.

Town Centre Campus

Wednesday 17th October 2018 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 19th January 2019 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday 16th March 2019 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

 

Dinnington Campus

Wednesday 24th October 2018 – 3.30pm- 6.30pm

Saturday 2nd February 2019 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Book your place now: www.rotherham.ac.uk/openevents

About us

At Rotherham College we are committed to our students and are proud to provide the skills and experiences needed to help you progress to a successful future, whether that is gaining a job, becoming self-employed, achieving a promotion or moving on to further or higher study, including progressing to university.

We have strong links with industry and work closely with employers to ensure our students gain the skills they need to progress on to their chosen career. Competitions, challenging projects and real-life work with employers are just a few examples of how we are embedding employability skills into your learning.

What our students say

  • 95% of our students agreed that the teaching and learning resources were good.
  • 91% of our students said ‘I enjoyed my course’.
  • 91% of our students said 'I feel prepared to take my next step in to employment or another course.
  • 94% of our students said 'My course has met my needs'

Source: RNN Group Colleges (Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College)2017/18 end of year survey completed by 1241 respondents.

Facilities available

As a college we continue to invest in our buildings, facilities and equipment to provide you with the best industry-standard learning experience.

Rotherham College has campuses in Rotherham town centre and Dinnington, offering courses, degrees and apprenticeships in a wide variety of areas.

Rotherham College’s Town Centre Campus is the centre of a wide range of subjects including Accounting and Business, Engineering, Fashion, Media, Performance, Photography and many more; all of which are delivered by specialist tutors in state-of-the-art facilities. We also offers a wide range of construction courses delivered at our Construction Centre, such as Bricklaying, Joinery and Plumbing.

Rotherham College’s Dinnington Campus is a specialist centre for Animal Care. It is home to a working farm that will give you hands on experience of working with 200 animals and 60 species, including exotic, domestic and farm animals.
 

Our facilities also include:

Town Centre Campus

• The Wharncliffe Restaurant

• Simulated hospital ward

• Engineering Centre of Excellence

• Inspire Hair, Beauty and Nails Salon

• TV Studio

• Studio Theatre

• Construction Centre

 

Dinnington Campus

• Farm

• The Heart Space

• Motor Vehicle workshop

Additional support

Support for learners

At Rotherham College we have a range of services and support to help you stay on track with your course and help you to overcome any obstacles you may face.

Student services

Our Student Support team are here to help you with many aspects of student life by providing advice and guidance on a range of personal and welfare issues, financial support, careers and progression, enrichment activities and can even support you with your UCAS application.
For more information on how Student Services can help you, please see our website:

www.rotherham.ac.uk/support/help-with-your-studies/

 

Additional Learning Support (ALS)

Our Additional Learning Support team are dedicated to supporting students who require tailored support plans to help make the most of their chosen learning opportunity.

We support students who have:

• Dyslexia

• Attention disorders

• Autism spectrum conditions

• Mental health difficulties

• Medical conditions

• Physical/sensory requirements

Our aim is to ensure we do everything we can to help you to make the most of your time at College and achieve in your studies.

We can help with adjustments to teaching, special arrangements to exams and assessments, one-to-one support, workshops, small group support and assistive technology - whichever suits you best.

Please discuss your needs with us at any point by either calling us or explaining your needs at your interview.

To find out about your Local Offer; resources, services, support, activities and events for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) please check your relevant council’s website.

Contact Additional Learning Support

Call: 01709 722728

Email: als@rotherham.ac.uk

Learner success

Our students leave Rotherham College fully equipped for the exciting world of work or higher-level study.

Many of our students choose to continue their studies into Higher Education (HE) with us. We offer a wide range of degrees and higher-level qualifications delivered at both our College campuses and within the new University Centre Rotherham (UCR) located just a few minutes’ walk away from our Town Centre campus.

The benefits of choosing to stay with us when progressing into Higher Education are that you will have access to state-of-the art facilities, be taught in smaller class sizes with more one-to-one tutorial time, pay lower tuition fees than other universities and utilise our fantastic industry links with local employers to give you a head start in the working world.

For more information on UCR and the university-level courses we offer visit: www.ucr.rotherham.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Rotherham College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 24 September 2018
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