Class of 2013 Graduate at Dearne Valley College!

Date: 13/11/2013

There was an unmistakeable buzz around Dearne Valley College and Montgomery Hall in Wath recently, as the College’s Higher Education graduates celebrated their achievements with family and friends at the 2013 graduation ceremony.

The students made their way to Montgomery Hall kitted out with their robes and mortar boards to enjoy a ceremony led by Principal and Chief Executive, Martin Harrison, and Executive Director of Business and External Relations, Ian Phillip. Students graduated with a variety of Higher Education qualifications including the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching Performance and Participation, the Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism, the Foundation Degree in Early Years, the Foundation Degree in Business and Management, the Higher National Certificate  in Business, and the Certificate and Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Dr Martyn Walker of the University of Huddersfield kindly attended to present the students with their certificates, as well as giving an inspirational speech about the Mechanical Institute and Mining roots of Dearne Valley College, whilst Foundation Degree in Sport student, Jonathan Green, gave a vote of thanks on behalf of his fellow graduates, thanking the College and its staff for their efforts and tuition.

The College’s Catering and Hospitality students also provided a mouth-watering array of savoury and sweet canapés and refreshments for over 200 guests, at the College’s training restaurant, The Griffin, based at the Rockingham Centre in Wath.

Prospective students can now apply for the College’s range of Higher Education courses by contacting the Admissions Team on 01709 513355, or at Further information can also be found on the website at


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