Stay close to go far

Get a degree right here – the most cost-effective way to boost your career prospects and earning potential. Forget huge tuition fees, the stress and expense of travel, and the cost of accommodation. Get ahead for a fraction of the cost – with your family and friends on hand for support.


Flourish with one-to-one support

We’re here to help. Your tutor will get to know you as an individual, offering focused one-to-one support. Our small class sizes, flexible teaching and firm focus on our learners is just what you need for success.


Get the skills to stand out

You’ll learn real skills for the real world. Thanks to our firm links with employers, we understand exactly what employers are looking for. We shape our courses to industry demands to give you the skills to stand out in a competitive job market. Learn on state of the art, industry standard facilities, work on live industry briefs with real employers, and be trained by experienced industry professionals for the skills to succeed.


Choose a high quality course

Our courses are run in partnership with and accredited by local universities, yet at a fraction of the cost of university-based courses.


Graduate in style

Celebrate your success with a bang. Graduation day is a huge celebration at BSDC – with a formal graduation ceremony you’ll never forget. Parade through Burton Town Centre in your cap and gown, then enjoy a high profile awards ceremony and celebration event.

Lauren Hawtree, Foundation Degree in Contemporary Arts Practice

Winner of Overall HE Learner of the Year Award

I enjoyed studying Higher Education at college as the tutors work really closely with you. During the course, I had the chance to do work placements at Habitat and Claire’s Accessories, which led to me being offered a job at Claire’s as a buyer. I wouldn’t have got my job if I hadn’t done the course!

Manuel Fernandez

Winner of Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year

“I am honoured to be the winner of the Fujifilm Student Awards and to be named the 'Fujifilm Student Photographer of the year'. It was completely unexpected and such an achievement for me and my college."

Contact Details

Contact Details

Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

Town Centre Campus

Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

Construction Academy

Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB