Futures For Everyone

Whatever your passion; we have a course to suit you and your future

Create and choose your future by gaining skills for life with our wide range of industry-focused courses and Apprenticeships, available in a variety of subject areas.

Be taught by industry experts who have a wealth of experience within your chosen subject specialism and in some cases, still work within the sector.

With our state-of-the-art facilities that reflect real working environments you will have a head start in the workplace.

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You will be able to develop the skills you need to flourish and stand out from the crowd in your chosen career.

Study at Dearne Valley College for career-focused learning to ensure you leave us fully equipped for your dream career and life beyond the classroom.

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Whether your future career is in Health and Social Care, Sport or Public Services, Hair and Beauty, Construction or maybe even IT – we can provide you with the skills you need to succeed in your future.

Our Level 3 courses are equivalent to A Levels and are worth UCAS points, which means you can progress onto a range of degree courses after completion.

They are mostly assessed by project work over the course of the year and can involve some exams depending on the qualification.

Additionally, we offer a T Level in Animal Care and Management. These qualifications offer a mixture of classroom learning and an industry placement of 315 hours (45 days), where students are fully integrated into the workplace. 

Jack Windle Level 3 Countryside Management Former student at Aston Academy

“I really enjoy coming to College because it gives me the opportunity to learn new skills valuable to my future career”

Jack Windle
Level 3 Countryside Management
Former student at Aston Academy

We provide you with the hands-on, real-life skills you will need to hit the ground running in the career of your choice. 

Develop your passions and secure the future career you want.

Whatever you aspire to be, we will help you get there!

Alternatively, you could choose the Apprenticeship route and earn while you learn, working alongside experienced staff to gain sector-specific skills.

Apprenticeships are available to people of any age, from a school leaver starting their career to a manager who wants to gain new qualifications and upskill or retrain.

At Dearne Valley College we have courses ranging from Animal Care, Land-based Industries, Esport, Construction, Education and Childcare Services, FLEX, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Motor Vehicle, Public Services and Sport meaning there is something for everyone.

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Our courses not only allow you to discover your potential by continuing into Higher Education or higher-level qualifications but will open the door to a range of employment opportunities.

For those eager to jump into the world of work and start their future career, we offer industry placements and guest speaker talks from industry experts in your chosen sector.

There will be visits, and the chance to work on live projects as part of your course to ensure you leave us fully prepared for the job you want.

At Dearne Valley College, we want to inspire you to dream big and help you realise your potential and ensure you focus on your future. Futures for everyone. Apply Today!