Swap Don’t Drop!

Feeling uncertain about your course choice and need to talk to someone for some guidance? Is your young person confused about their course and whether it is right for them, and needs a little help and support?

Don’t worry. Join the national “Swap Don’t Drop” campaign, which promotes easy course switches for students having second thoughts. We understand that initial research may not always match expectations. It’s not too late to find a better-fit course from our comprehensive list.

Our Careers Team offers guidance at each campus, whether Rotherham College, North Notts College or Dearne Valley College. Additionally, reach out to Student Services, your personal tutor, or study coach for more information, or any member of staff who are all happy to help? You can also find some helpful advice and guidance on our new learner welcome pages at Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College.

If you’re from another college but want to join Rotherham College, North Notts College or Dearne Valley College, we’re here to assist you in finding the perfect course.

Already a Rotherham College, North Notts College or Dearne Valley College student?

You still have the opportunity to switch to a more fitting course. Our complete list of courses is provided here – whether at Rotherham College, North Notts College or Dearne Valley College – for your consideration.

Our Colleges offer a range of courses to suit all passions and directions in life whether you are creative and want an arts- (fashion, graphics, media and photography, hospitality, hair and beauty) based course at Rotherham College (or our newest course – BTEC Aviation), or enjoy the outdoors and want to explore an animal or land based courses at Dearne Valley College (or the indoors with esports) or enjoy sport and looking after others with a public services, health and social care or education and childcare services courses at North Notts College. Not only that we offer construction (joinery, plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying and electrical installation) and engineering in a variety of programmes across our Colleges, motor vehicle courses, computing and digital and games animation and as well as English and Maths support.

Our courses start with support for Learners with Special Education Needs and move from Level 1 to Level 3 including Access to HE courses which are followed by Higher Education offering (Level 4-6) both in Rotherham with our purpose build University Centre Rotherham and the Bridge Skills Hub at Worksop.

We offer T Levels too in Construction, Digital, Health and Education at Rotherham College and North Notts College with more T Levels being introduced across these colleges and Dearne Valley College too next year in September 2024!

Students from other colleges

If you’re on a course somewhere else, but wish to come to Rotherham College, North Notts College or Dearne Valley College, there is still time to join us. We are open for advice and guidance and can guide you onto the right course for you.

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