University Centre Rotherham (UCR) is a brand new £10.5 million specialist centre offering Degrees and higher-level qualifications in the heart of Rotherham, opening in autumn 2018.
With only 17.4% of the population in Rotherham and Bassetlaw having a higher or degree-level qualification (level 4 and above), compared to the national percentage of 27.4%, University Centre Rotherham will play a vital role in closing this gap, increasing access to higher-level skills and supporting the local economy.
UCR is part of the RNN Group and will be based on Doncaster Gate, near the Rotherham College Town Centre Campus.
It will offer state-of-the-art facilities and a wide variety of courses accredited by top universities including Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Hull.
UCR will offer courses in Accountancy, Business Enterprise, Graphic Design, Health and Social Care, Engineering and many more – there are plans for over 50 courses to be running at UCR by 2020.
UCR will provide businesses and employers the advantage of training your existing staff in a local venue where they can make contacts, learn and grow, as well giving you the opportunity to recruit new entrants.
The input of local employers is essential to UCR, as its curriculum will be shaped to deliver skills your business needs. Work with us to inspire school children into local career routes and contribute through guest lectures, ‘live briefs’ and valuable work experience.