Choose your future

Reach Your Ambitions After Leaving School: Choose Your Future with Us

15 October 2020

Thinking about how education could help you reach your personal and professional ambitions? Choose your future with us.

We offer courses in subjects including Animal Care, Childcare, Computing and Digital, Construction, FLEX, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Land-based Industries, Maths and English, Motor Vehicle, Public Services and Sport. We also offer a range of apprenticeships and have an established network of local employers looking for talented, hardworking and enthusiastic young people just like you.

Our courses are designed so that you’ll be career-ready for whichever area of work you’d like to take on. Taught by a terrific team of industry-experienced tutors who have worked in the subjects they teach, you’ll gain real-world knowledge as to what working in your chosen profession is actually like.

What better way is there to get to grips with what you’re learning than in our fantastic facilities which mirror the real world of work?

You can build a career in Construction in dedicated workshops. You can kick off your career in sport by using the College’s on-site sports and fitness centre, AstroTurf pitches and Manvers boathouse and lake. You can also cultivate your Animal Care skills with access to mammals and reptiles from across the world on-site in specialist animal housing facilities.

We have excellent employer links which ensure you’ll gain sought-after skills which employers are looking for whilst opening up a world of hands-on learning with opportunities for work experience and potential future employment. You’ll also have the chance to hear from guest speakers, enjoy visits and work on live projects as part of your course. Our enrichment sessions are designed to boost your CV and provide new experiences as part of your College experience.

Don’t just take our word for it – we have plenty of students that have gone on to enjoy successful careers after studying with us. Our Sport graduate Michael Blythe is now a successful self-employed Sport and Exercise Consultant.

Michael said: “The most beneficial things about gaining my qualifications at Dearne Valley College are that I’ve been able to work in an industry I love for over twenty years and travel around the country and Europe helping a variety of people.

“That was one of the main reasons I chose to study at Dearne Valley College; the dedicated sport facilities, friendly and relaxed environment and the great reputation.”

You can find out more information about our available courses and apprenticeships by downloading our brand new 2021/22 Course Guide or watching our specially-made virtual curriculum videos.

You can also talk to our friendly Learner Recruitment Team for more information about College life and our range of student support services by either calling on 01709 513355 or emailing us on

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