Unlock your potential
Study your passion, realise your full potential and gain skills for life with our wide range of courses and apprenticeships that are 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.
Emerge your creativity within state-of-the-art facilities that reflect real working environments to give you the head start in the workplace and gain the skills you need to flourish and stand out from the crowd. Choose us for career focussed training to ensure you leave us fully equipped for your dream career and life beyond the classroom.
Whether you dream of becoming the future Nurses, Police Officers, Hairdressers, Plumbers, Website Developers, Sport Professionals or Entrepreneurs – we can provide you with the skills you need to succeed.
At Dearne Valley College we have courses ranging from Graphic Design and Fashion, Childcare and Education to Engineering and Electrical meaning there is something for everyone.
Whatever your passion; we have a course for you.
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.
We provide you with the hands-on, real-life skills you will need to hit the ground running in the career of your choice.
Alternatively, you could choose the apprenticeship route and earn a wage 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.
Our courses not only allow you to reach 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 dream career, we offer industry placements, guest speaker talks from experts in your chosen sector, 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.