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Student Services

At all of our campuses 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
  • Careers and progression guidance
  • 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 Careers team is on hand to give you impartial information to help with your next steps.

Advisors 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.

For advice prior to enrolment please contact our enquiry line on 01709 513355


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 Wellbeing and Welfare teams are here to offer confidential support.

Appointments can be made at reception for support including welfare and counselling as well as getting information and support with finance.


Our colleges are 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 act quickly, involving outside agencies when necessary to ensure students are safe.

College life

Alongside your studies, college life is also about making lasting friendships, experiencing new things and having fun!

We are currently partnering with Erasmus to offer international work experience where students will have an opportunity to work in countries including Italy, Belgium and Malta.

Social life

During your break and lunchtime there are plenty of opportunities to socialise within college. Dearne Valley College has dedicated social space for you to spend time with friends in-between classes, with a variety of delicious food and drinks served daily.

Events and trips

During the academic year you’ll be able to take advantage of fun events taking place within our colleges such as Welcome to College Week, sports activities, university visits and much more.

Enrichment activities

At each campus, you’ll also be able to access a wide range of activities that will enhance your CV and give you additional skills alongside your main programme.

We run a variety of different activities throughout the year including:

  • Art Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Debate Club
  • Football
  • Gaming Club

Student Union

Being an active member of the Student Union gives opportunities to students at all of our colleges to have their voices heard.

The Union works with students who volunteer to participate (from Further Education and Higher Education courses) and who are keen to get feedback from others in order to enhance the learning experience for all.

The Student Union will look after your recreation, your interests, your health and safety and generally ensures that you are not alone when you have problems and difficulties.

As a Union elected member you may qualify for insurance and travel concessions and a range of discounts.

Health and Wellbeing

DVC Sports is a commercial gym on our college campus where students can get a gym membership for £12 a month.

We also have activity leads who run a variety of activities from Yoga to Football.

DVC Sports

If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

01709 513355