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Welcome to Rotherham College

Whether you are leaving school and aspire towards a chosen career path, have dreams of launching your own business, or would simply like to develop your skills and experience, choosing a vocational course or Apprenticeship with one of our colleges could be your best decision yet.
As a student at Rotherham College, you wont just be taught in a classroom. You will train within specialist industry facilities that reflect real working environments, with access to the latest equipment and resources, and under the expert teaching of our lecturers and instructors, who bring with them a wealth of industry experience and specialist knowledge. 
We combine our excellent teaching with work experience placements, employability support, participation in national competitions, visits to places of interest, and regular guest speaker events with industry specialists, to ensure you leave us fully prepared for the exciting world of work.
Our students go on to achieve fantastic outcomes, with many progressing into their career choice, braving a move into self-employment, or continuing onto higher levels of study and beyond. 
John Connolly 
Chief Executive of RNN Group.
Open Events
Come along to one of our Open Events where you will be able to:
• Visit our professional work environments
• Meet our industry-experienced tutors
• Gain insights into what our courses and Apprenticeships offer
• View interactive demonstrations
• Discuss your future options
• Take part in hands on taster sessions at our Saturday 20th January 2018 and Wednesday 28th of March Open Events
• Discover College life for yourself
• Enquire about any support you may need at College, whether it be additional learning support or financial
• Take part in tours of the campuses

TCC - Town Centre Campus

  • Wedneaday 4th October 2017 3.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017 3.30pm - 6.30pm 
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018 3.30pm- 6.30pm

DC - Dinnington Campus (Previously RVC)

  • Saturday 18th Novermber 2017 10.100am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 4th July 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm

DC - Dinnington Campus Community taster day

  • Saturday 27th January 2018 10.00am - 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 28th March 2018 9.30am- 12.30pm
Book a place on one of our taster sessions or pre-register for the Open Events by visiting


About us

At Rotherham College we are committed to our students and provide each and every one with the skills and experiences needed to 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.

You’ll study in great facilities
As a college we continue to invest in our buildings, facilities and equipment to provide you with the best industry-standard learning experience. Here are just a selection of the facilities available at Rotherham College.

We have two campuses and our Construction Centre which all offer different experiences. It will depend on which course you choose as to where you will study.

  • Officially a Good college with Outstanding features (Ofsted 2013)
  • 95% of our students said 'the college staff are friendly and helpful'
  • 91% of our students said 'i feel prepared to take my next step in to employment or another course. 
  • 92% of our students said 'my course has met my needs' 

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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.

We offer quality Apprenticeships where we work with a number of key businesses throughout South Yorkshire to support your work experience. An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to learn as it opens doors into your desired industry; you are actually there living the job but learning at the same time.

To find out more about any of our courses or Apprenticeships call 01709 722777 or visit our website You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Inspire Hair, Beauty and Nail Salons
  • Business and Management Teaching Suites
  • The Roland Music Academy
  • The Wharncliffe (The College’s commercial restaurant)
  • Construction Workshops
  • Engineering Centre of Excellence
  • Farming Facilities
  • Horticulture Facilities
  • Learning Centres
  • Nursery
  • TV and Radio Studios
  • Refectories
  • Studio Theatre
  • Motor Vehicle Workshops
  • Science Laboratories
  • Simulated Hospital Ward
  • Media Make-up Studios
  • Welding Workshop
  • Electronics and Metallurgy Laboratories

and more.

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
• Advice and guidance on a range of personal and welfare issues, including health
and relationships
• Financial support to those who are entitled, and advice to those who are not
• Careers and progression guidance
• Work experience opportunities
• Support with your UCAS application and helping you build an understanding of the support available for Higher Education
• Enrichment activities and events
The College is dedicated to ensuring children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected from harm. Our aim is to educate and promote personal responsibility for safety, health and well-being. When there are situations that need our intervention then the team of highly trained staff act quickly, involving outside agencies when necessary to ensure students are safe.
Throughout your course, the Student Support team will help you to overcome any obstacles and prepare you for a successful future.
Opportunities for learners
You can also contribute to the College by becoming a learner representative,
influencing how we operate, or becoming a Student Ambassador, gaining work
experience while being paid to promote the College at our events and activities.
Other facilities
To support you when studying at the College we offer a full range of facilities, including Libraries, Common Rooms, IT Helpdesk, free WiFi, shop and print facilities, food services, various social seating areas and Reflection/Prayer rooms.
Additional Learning Support
If you would like additional learning support we have a dedicated team who
can agree your tailored plan of support. We support students linked to a wide range
of qualities including dyslexia, attention disorders, autistic spectrum conditions,
mental health difficulties, medical conditions or people with physical or
sensory requirements. Our aim is to ensure we do everything we can to help you
access student life and achieve on your course.
Our dedicated and specialist teams will support you by assessing your learning and educational needs and agreeing a support plan with you to help you make the most of your chosen learning opportunity. This may include adjustments to teaching, one-to-one support, workshops, in class, in small groups or assistive technology - whichever suits you best.
Please discuss your needs with us at any point either by calling us on 01709 722728, emailing or explaining your needs at your interview.
The College prides itself on the specialist expertise we have and we are also able
to work closely with other learning support specialists to ensure students get the support they need to succeed. If in doubt, please ask.
Financial Support
To take the financial pressures off you while studying at Rotherham College we have a number of financial support schemes in place to help you.
The details may vary from year to year so please visit the student support section of our College website for the latest information visit:
Support for Success
If you are studying with us and have a household income that is under £25,000 per
year you could be eligible for financial support. Some support may be in the form of vouchers. You may be entitled to receive help with the cost of:
• Travel
• Equipment costs
• Childcare costs
• UCAS application
• Meals at College
• Tuition and exam fees
• Other associated study costs
You will need to complete an application form available on our website or from Student Services reception. Enhanced Young Persons Fund You could receive our 16-18 Enhanced Young Persons Bursary worth £1,200, broken down into travel, equipment, meals and a weekly bursary if you are:
• In care
• A care leaver
• In receipt of Income Support (means tested benefit in your own right)
• Disabled and in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Travelling to College
Both our College campuses and the Construction Centre benefit from good
public transport links. Here is a snapshot of the transport available to you for travelling to your College course at Rotherham College.
Getting to college by bus 
Our colleges are situated on many bus routes across South Yorkshire.
Getting to college by Train
Rothherham College's Town Centre Campus is located a short walk away from the Rotherham Central train station (RMC).
Getting to college by Car
Rotherham College's Dinnington Campus offers free car parking. A number of public car parks are located within easy walking distance of Rotherham College's Town Centre Campus and Construction Centre, Including Percy Street and Drummond Street. 
How to find us;
Rotherham College 
Town Centre Campus 
Eastwood Lane
S65 1EG
Dinnington Campus
Doe Quarry Lane
S25 2NF
Construction Centre
Unit 1-3 Amber Court
Rawmarsh Road
S60 1RU
For the latest public transport travel information visit: where you can use an online journey
planner, download timetables and more. Alternatively, call Traveline: 01709 515151

Learner success

You can gain an insight into life at college and the different subject areas by watching some of our Youtube videos by searching for RotherhamCollegeTV.

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: 11 May 2018
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