Study Smart, Study Local

Study Smart, Study Local

5 August 2020

For the last few months, normal life has been put on hold. Many of us have had to make tough decisions about our futures, our personal and professional plans and our ambitions. We would like to reassure you that our commitment to helping you succeed has never been stronger.  Whether you are continuing your studies, changing career path or returning to education, we’re still here for you.

If you have been thinking about progressing your studies to higher education then you can do so at Dearne Valley College with University Centre Rotherham (UCR).

UCR is part of the same education provider as Dearne Valley College – the RNN Group. UCR offers you the opportunity to study a degree on your doorstep with courses offered at Dearne Valley College in Criminology and Public Services and Sport. In September 2021, you can also progress to degree-level education in a variety of areas including Animal Management, Caring Professions, Computing and Digital, Construction and Hair and Beauty.

See the full list of degree-level courses on offer at Dearne Valley College.

Study Smart

Studying with UCR sets you apart from the crowd.

They are proud to have been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, in recognition of providing an effective learning environment in which students from all backgrounds achieve outstanding outcomes.

Their courses and apprenticeships are packed with people in the know. Their talented team of lecturers bring experience and passion to their teaching. Their excellent employer links, guest speakers, masterclasses and employer visits can also help take your professional network to the next level and ensure you have sought-after skills for your dream career.

Study Local

By studying locally, you can:

Gain a degree on your doorstep

Studying locally means that you can stay connected with your friends and family. You’ll have the comfort of reaching your goals in familiar surroundings.

Save money

UCR offers lower fees than most traditional universities that charge £9,000 per year or over, meaning you pay less for a fully accredited degree.

Work to your own rhythm

Courses are offered on both a full and part-time basis so you can fit study alongside existing commitments. By studying locally, you’ll be able to work toward your professional ambitions whilst managing any personal responsibilities effectively.


Find out more about how studying locally can up a world of opportunities for you at University Centre Rotherham.

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