Choose Your Future

Choose Your Future…

13 August 2021

Should you study something you love or something that will get you a job? Why not do both. 

Going to College is a great way to develop your skills, knowledge and experience. Whether you want an exciting and fulfilling career working with animals or earn as you learn with an apprenticeship, College can be the next step towards a bright future, whatever career path you choose.

It’s important to understand that studying is more than just ticking a box or jumping through hoops in order to secure your dream job. Studying at College can be fun, especially when you study what you love and are able to take your new-found skills and knowledge with you in your future career.

There is an age-old saying that “if you do a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” but how do you get the experience required to work in your chosen field? We offer you a wide range of options including Childcare, Engineering, Graphic Design and even Esports – the list is endless and we’re sure we have something on offer just for you.

Have an interest in cars or want to learn a trade? At Dearne Valley College, we offer courses in Vehicle Maintenance, Bricklaying, Plastering or Plumbing, giving you the opportunity to have a real “hands-on” experience and get the qualifications you need, for the career you want.

All our courses are taught by tutors with real-world experience in the fields they teach, allowing them to draw on their own personal expertise to give you the best experience possible.

Maybe you prefer to earn as you learn? Then an apprenticeship could be for you. We offer a range of apprenticeships in a range of sectors giving you the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff to gain industry-specific skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships are available to people of any age, whether you have just left school and are looking to start your career, looking to retrain or gain additional qualifications.

We understand that College life is about much more than getting a first-class education. While studying with us, you’ll also have access to some amazing facilities, such as our on-site gym facility, which features an extensive range of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment as well as fitness classes, including Yoga and Pilates to name a few. The College also includes other facilities such as multisport cages, Astroturf pitches and easy access to the nearby Manvers boathouse and lake. As well as the fantastic fitness suite, we have an onsite canteen, a commercial on-site training hair and beauty salon open to the public, a construction centre and much more.

Whatever your chosen subject or career path, we have the facilities, expert tutors and professional links to support you to succeed in your future.

Learning within our industry-standard environments will help you craft your skills and build confidence in your abilities. Having access to the equipment you’ll find in the world of work will ensure you are fully prepared for your chosen career once you leave us.

We hope the above information helps you choose the right path and understand a bit more about how studying with us can help you reach your full potential.

If you’re still figuring out what next steps to take then we’re here and happy to help!

You can get in touch with us on 01709 513355 or by emailing

Choose your future and take your first steps towards your dream career today.

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