Study Higher Education in the Dearne

Date: 05/03/2012

People thinking about their options after leaving sixth form or college should consider studying Higher Education (HE) at Dearne Valley College (DVC).

After studying BTECs and A levels, individuals can access a number of Higher Education courses at the Wath-based College.

DVC offers a range of full-time Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in, Sports Coaching, Business and Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Business Information Technology, Health and Social Care, and Public Services.

These two year programmes can then be ‘topped-up’ into a full Honours Degree at a range of local universities, saving on the costs of moving or travelling away from home.

Andy Parkes, DVC Higher Level Skills Manager commented:
“As soaring tuition fees are hitting the headlines, Dearne Valley College has a ‘study local’ approach that enables students to gain a higher education qualification in the most cost effective way. As a vocational college, the programmes we offer are focussed on sector specific careers in addition to academic studies”. 

To find out more about Higher Education (HE) programmes, the College is opening its doors to prospective students for its next Open Evening on Thursday 22 March from 4.30pm to 7.30pm in the Sports Hall of DVC Sports at the Manvers Campus.

Visitors will have the chance to look around the college, chat to course tutors and support staff as well as finding out about the many HE programmes on offer.

In addition to lower fees, students can also benefit from DVC’s excellent campus facilities, comprehensive student support and further bursaries which may also be available to fund those study essentials.

Dearne Valley College are now accepting applications for courses starting September 2012.

For further information call the Enquiry Line on 01709 513355, email or alternatively the course guide can be downloaded from

A further Open Evening will take place at the Manvers Campus from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

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