What is Higher Education?

At Dearne Valley College, we offer a range of career enhancing qualifications on both full-time and part-time basis, allowing you to study around those work and personal commitments.

We offer a wide range of courses, all validated by top universities and national education awarding bodies, You’ll graduate with a recognised and highly valued qualification, whichever of our courses you choose.

Choosing to study a Higher Education programme with Dearne Valley College could be the best decision you ever make.

Our qualifications include:

  • BA (Honours)
  • Foundation Degrees
  • HNDs
  • HNCs
  • Professional Diplomas
  • Other higher level courses

Our particular approach to Higher Education:

  • Closely linked to industry
  • Extensive tutor support
  • Small class sizes
  • Competitively priced
  • New degrees and qualifications
  • Delivered in industry standard facilities

Higher Education courses available at Dearne Valley College:

  • Accounting, Business and Management
  • Criminology and Public Services
  • Sport
TEF Silver Teaching Excellence Framework

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the Higher Education provider Dearne Valley College, part of the RNN Group, delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

QAA UK Quality Assured

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK Higher Education reviewed Dearne Valley College, part of the RNN Group, in 2014 and were commended for the enhancement of student learning opportunities.

Rotherham College logo.

If you are based in the Rotherham area, our sister college, Rotherham College, can offer you Higher Education in a number of courses from Arts to Sport locally to you.

North Notts College Part Of RNN Group

If you are based in the Worksop area, our sister college, North Notts College, can offer you Higher Education in a number of courses from Engineering to Sport locally to you.

Rotherham College logo.

If you are based in the Rotherham area, our sister college, Rotherham College, can offer you Higher Education in a number of courses from Arts to Sport locally to you.

North Notts College Part Of RNN Group

If you are based in the Worksop area, our sister college, North Notts College, can offer you Higher Education in a number of courses from Engineering to Sport locally to you.

Dearne Valley College is a member of two outreach partnerships (FORCE and HEPP&CO) that deliver a collaborative approach to Higher Education outreach across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Click on the logos to visit their sites for more information.
FORCE logo.
Hepp & Co logo

Dearne Valley College, Rotherham College and North Notts College can offer you a wide range of courses, all validated by top universities and national awarding bodies.

We work in partnership with:
Sheffield Hallam University logo
University of Hull logo