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Rotherham College

Eastwood Lane, Rotherham, S65 1EG

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About us

Rotherham College is part of the RNN Group, a group of education and training organisations which also includes North Notts College and Dearne Valley College.

We have campuses in Rotherham town centre and Dinnington, offering courses, degrees and apprenticeships in a wide variety of areas.

At Rotherham College we specialise in technical and career focused training and education to provide you with the high quality skills and hands-on experience you need for your future career. Our wide range of technical vocational courses and apprenticeships, including Higher Education pathways, will help you develop essential employability skills that will make you stand out in the workplace.

Rotherham College’s Town Centre Campus is the centre of a wide range of subjects including Accounting and Business, Engineering, Fashion, Media, Performance, Photography and many more. We also offer a diverse range of construction courses delivered at our dedicated Construction Centre, such as Bricklaying, Joinery and Plumbing.

Our Dinnington Campus is a specialist centre for Animal Care. It is home to working farm that will give you first-hand experience of working with over 200 animals and 60 different species, including exotic, domestic and farm animals.

No matter which campus you study at, we will prepare you for further study or employment by involving you in challenging projects, practical work experience with employers and the chance to enter regional and national competitions, all supported by training in our industry-standard facilities from lecturers who are experts in their particular field.

You can choose to study from entry level through to Level 3 (equivalent level to A-Levels) before choosing to progress on to Higher Education with us. Your GCSE results (and any other qualifications you have) will determine which level you start at – we’re on hand to help you if you’re unsure.

Alongside your studies, college life is also about making lasting friendships, experiencing new things and most importantly, having fun. Outside the classroom or workshop there are a wide range of additional activities to ensure you get the most out of your experience, which will also look great on your CV.

We’re here to support you with your next step, whether it’s leaving school to get a technical or professional qualification, getting a job, moving on to an apprenticeship or going into business on your own – we’ll make sure you’re fully equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Why not see what all the fuss is about and visit us at our next Open Event?

You will have the opportunity to discuss your options, explore career choices, get a feel for the course on offer with our interactive demos and take a tour of our fantastic facilities.

Visit: to book your place or to find out more information.

Student support

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 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

Health and Wellbeing

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.

Financial Support

To take the financial pressures off you while studying at college, we have a number of financial support schemes in place to help. These include bursaries to help with travel, meals and college expenses as well as assistance in applying for travel passes which will entitle you to cheaper travel on buses, trains and even trams.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team is dedicated to supporting students who require tailored support plans to help make the most of their chosen learning opportunity.

We support students who have:

  • Dyslexia
  • Attention disorders
  • Autism spectrum conditions
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Medical conditions
  • Physical/sensory requirements

Our aim is to ensure we do everything we can to help you to make the most of your time at college and achieve in your studies.

We can help with adjustments to teaching, special arrangements to exams and assessments, one-to-one support, workshops, in class, in small groups and assistive technology – whichever suits you best.

What makes us different?

At Rotherham College, we care more about just your learning – we want to see you grow and develop as an individual and support you through your journey with us and beyond.

Our wide range of technical vocational courses and apprenticeships, including degrees and other higher-level qualifications, help provide you with the industry knowledge and skills to help you stand out in the crowd and achieve your career ambitions.

Our close links with local employers allows us to enrich our curriculum offer to allow you to participate in masterclasses by professionals, visits to the workplace, undertake work placements to further develop your skills as well as building professional relationships within the industry with opportunities for employment once you have finished your studies with us.

Specialist facilities

Take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities where you will learn within settings that reflect real-working environments.

Our facilities include:

Town Centre Campus

  • The Wharncliffe Restaurant
  • Simulated hospital ward
  • Engineering Centre of Excellence
  • Inspire Hair, Beauty and Nail Salon
  • TV Studio
  • Studio Theatre
  • Construction Centre

Dinnington Campus

  • Farm (with over 200 animals)
  • The Heart Space Café
  • Motor Vehicle workshop

What our students say

95% of our students said their courses helped them develop the positive behaviours and skills needed in the workplace.

93% of our students said they enjoyed their course.

96% of our students said they felt safe at college.

95% of our students said they are aware that the college offers Higher Education pathways.

Name: Helen Andrzejowska and Ellie Brown

Course studied: Level 3 Games Animation

Now: Directors of Ocean Spark Studios

“During our time at Rotherham College, with the support of our tutors we were able to develop an amazing amount of advanced skills that gave us the step ahead when we went to university.”

Name: Chris Harcombe

Course studied: Level 3 Travel and Tourism

Now: Aviation Development Director at Doncaster Airport

“The course really gave me a phenomenal understanding of the basics of the industry and it really set me up for my future.”

Name: Daniel Wright

Course studying: Level 2 Practical Horticulture Skills (Former Aston Academy student)

“I work in a relaxed environment with knowledgeable and fun tutors who help you progress. Being at college is a really nice place to learn whilst gaining valuable skills.”


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