Dearne Valley College

Dearne Valley College is a further education college situated in the Manvers Park area of Wath-upon-Dearne, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It also has a campus near Wath-upon-Dearne town centre.

In September 2017 the college merged with the RNN Group. The college joined Rotherham College and North Nottinghamshire College as part of the group, but continues to retain its local identity and current campus based in Manvers.[1]

Dearne Valley College
Manvers Park

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S63 7EW

Coordinates53°29′53″N 1°18′58″W / 53.498°N 1.316°WCoordinates: 53°29′53″N 1°18′58″W / 53.498°N 1.316°W
TypeFurther education


  1. ^ "Dearne Valley College Joins RNN Group to Strengthen Local Education Opportunities". Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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Doncaster (, ) is a large town in South Yorkshire, England. Together with its surrounding suburbs and settlements, the town forms part of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, which had a mid-2017 est. population of 308,900. The town itself has a population of 109,805 The Doncaster Urban Area had a population of 158,141 in 2011 and includes Doncaster and neighbouring small villages. Part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974, Doncaster is about 17 miles (30 km) north-east of Sheffield, with which it is served by an international airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport in Finningley. Under the Local Government Act 1972, Doncaster was incorporated into a newly created metropolitan borough in 1974, itself incorporated with other nearby boroughs in the 1974 creation of the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire.

Higher Futures

Higher Futures, established in 2006, is the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. It is one of many LLNs operating in each region across the country.

Higher Futures aims to help vocational and work-based learners in five priority sectors - early years education, engineering, health and social care, public wellbeing, and sustainable communities - to progress from further education to higher education.

Higher Futures' partner institutions are:

Sheffield Hallam University (lead partner)

University of Sheffield

Barnsley College

Chesterfield College

Dearne Valley College

Doncaster College

Longley Park Sixth Form College

North Nottinghamshire College

Northern College

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology

The Sheffield College

Thomas Rotherham CollegeAims and objectives

Through effective collaboration, Higher Futures aims to:

Enhance the supply of higher education provision and transform institutional cultures, processes and procedures;

Improve progression opportunities to higher education through vocational routes;

Increase demand from employers and vocational learners for higher level skills and education;

Improve access to information, advice and guidance (IAG) and transition support.

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Rotherham College

Rotherham College (formerly Rotherham College of Arts and Technology shortened to RCAT) is a further education college in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

It was established as Rotherham School of Science and Art in the 19th century.

From the 1930s, it provided technical-orientated education from the Howard building on Eastwood Lane, Rotherham. In 1981, three neighbouring colleges of arts, technology and adult education were merged into one. As a result, the college became known as Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT).

In August 2004, Rotherham College merged with the Dinnington-based further education provider, Rother Valley College.

On 1 February 2016, Rotherham College merged with North Notts College to create a new education and training organisation, the RNN Group. The name, Rotherham College, was retained for the two campuses.

On 1 February 2017, Dearne Valley College joined the RNN Group. Alongside the three colleges, the RNN Group also incorporates an apprenticeship business, RNN Training, and a number of subsidiary companies which cover a range of specialist training sectors. The RNN Group was criticised by OFSTED, for its poor oversight of subcontractors in 2018.

Wath upon Dearne

Wath upon Dearne (also known as Wath-on-Dearne or simply Wath ) is a small town on the south side of the Dearne Valley in the historic county of the West Riding of Yorkshire and the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, lying 5 miles (8 km) north of Rotherham, almost midway between Barnsley and Doncaster. It had a population of 11,816 at the 2011 census. It is twinned with Saint-Jean-de-Bournay, in France.

Universities and colleges in Yorkshire and the Humber
Further Education colleges
Sixth form colleges

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