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At Dearne Valley College we have a range of services and support to help you stay on track with your studies and help you to overcome any obstacles you may face. Our Student Services team are here to help you with many aspects of student life by providing:
- Advice and guidance on a range of personal and welfare issues, including health and relationships
- Financial support to those who are entitled, and advice to those who are not
- Careers and progression guidance
- Work experience opportunities
- Support with your UCAS application and helping you build an understanding of the support available for Higher Education
- Enrichment activities and events
Careers and Employability
Our Career Coach is on hand to give you impartial information on getting to where you want to be. They can offer support with your college and university options and applications, one-to-one guidance on career development, job searching support (including CV, letter writing and interview preparation and practice) and a careers library with lots of electronic resources to help you explore career ideas. Interviews can be arranged at any time during the day. Some evening appointments are also available. For advice prior to enrolment please contact Student Services.
Welfare, Mentoring and Counselling
Sometimes it can be a challenge not to let personal or college worries get in the way of studies. To help you through any difficulties our Health and Well-being and Welfare teams are here to offer confidential support. Appointments can be made by calling into Student Services at any time.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
The College is dedicated to ensuring children, young people and those with care and support needs are protected from harm. Our aim is to educate and promote personal responsibility for safety, health and well-being. When there are situations that need our intervention then the team of highly trained staff acts quickly, involving outside agencies when necessary to ensure students are safe. Throughout your studies, the Student Services team will help you to overcome any obstacles and prepare you for a successful future.
Opportunities for Learners
You can also contribute to the College by becoming a learner representative, influencing how we operate, or becoming a Student Ambassador, gaining work experience while being paid to promote the College at our events.
To support you when studying at the College we offer a full range of facilities which includes the library, Common Rooms, IT Helpdesk, free WiFi, shop and print facilities, food services, various social seating areas and Reflection/Peace rooms.