Dearne Valley College & RNN Group Merger 

Dearne Valley College and the RNN Group formally merged on 1st February 2017, strengthening education and training opportunities for learners and businesses across the Sheffield City Region, the East Midlands and beyond. The merger will combine the expertise, strengths and facilities of each organisation to offer school leavers with the widest range of college courses and apprenticeships within the region. The group offers a growing range of higher education provision and delivers a comprehensive range of training to employers.

The RNN Group, which incorporates Rotherham College, North Notts College, and Dearne Valley College, as well as RNN Training and a number of subsidiary companies, will educate and train over 16,000 learners each year, including 4,000 apprentices. Students will benefit from a wider curriculum and improved facilities to support their learning, whilst employers will have access to a comprehensive range of training and apprenticeship provision to upskill and grow their workforce.

The expanded organisation will have campuses in Rotherham town centre, Wath-upon-Dearne, Dinnington, Worksop and Retford, and will continue to work with employers and businesses across the whole of the Sheffield City Region.

Further details about the merger is available in the merger prospectus and response document from during the consultation phase. Click on the links below to read the documents.  




Image shows students with RNN Group Chief Executive John Connolly at the official launch event.

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