Facilities & Services

Our excellent on-site teaching facilities are all purpose-built and provide a real working environment to learn in, which are complemented by a range of on-site services to ensure that our students' journey with us is as enjoyable as it is valuable. These include a range of state-of-the-art teaching facilities, an Enterprise Zone, the Manvers Diner and more.

We also offer a fantastic range of Commercial enterprises both at the Manvers campus and in the surrounding areas, including a restaurant, a cafe, sports centre and a training salon, as well as our on-site learner services, such as Student Support and the Learning Centre to support our learners whilst they are with us. You can find out more about these facilities and services by visiting the tabs on the left.


Our facilities and services include:


  • Student Support Services
    Whether it’s financial support, childcare information, learning support or simply a friendly chat that you need, our Student Services Centre is at the heart of the College.

    The Student Services team will make sure that you have the support, information, advice and guidance you need to ensure your time at Dearne Valley College is as enjoyable as it is valuable.


  • Learning Centre
    The Learning Centre is well-equipped with books, journals and newspapers, as well as electronic resources including computers, laptops and internet access.

    Study rooms are also available, which offer individual, group or silent study spaces, and resources can even be accessed at home using the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the Learning Centre’s collection of online eBooks. You can also email the team for support, should you need it. Our knowledgeable staff offer a supportive environment, and will be happy to help you locate information and resources.


  • Manvers Diner
    The recently extended Manvers Diner is the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends at break and lunch times. There is a delicious range of hot and cold food and drinks on offer, with a variety of healthy options available.
  • Aspirations Hair and Beauty Salon
    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students train within the beautifully refurbished Aspirations Salon which a commercial business is providing treatments to paying customers. However if you’re looking to unwind after a hard day of studying or simply want to get pampered, make sure you pay them a visit. The Salon is open to the public, so be sure to tell your friends and family.
  • DVC Sports
    DVC Sports has a wide range of cardiovascular and muscle strengthening equipment, over30 fitness classes per week, and supportive staff to help you reach your fitness goals. All students can benefit from discounted memberships.
  • Manvers Waterfront Boat Club
    The College has great links with the Boat Club, which is just 1.5 miles away. As a Public Services or Sport student you will use the excellent facilities as part of your course but all students will have access to events within the academic year. The Boat Club also has a fantastic, on-site café which is managed by Dearne Valley College students and staff, selling a variety of food and refreshments.
  • Enterprise Zone
    Located in the Manvers Diner, the Enterprise Zone is available for Students with big business ideas! You can access computer equipment, meeting spaces and support to help you with your business plan.
  • Space for Reflection
    A quiet, comfortable room is available to all students for prayer or reflection.
  • Car Parking
    You can access free car parking by picking up a permit at the main reception.

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