A very warm welcome to Burton and South Derbyshire College. This is a great place to learn. There’s a real buzz here; inspiring teachers, engaged learners, fantastic state of the art facilities and career-boosting links with leading businesses.
We'll help you get the skills for success
From school leavers to local employees, we’ve got something for every learner. We offer a wide range of full and part time courses, from basic entry level programmes, right through to degree level qualifications.
We are proud to be a corporate member of the Chartered Institute for Further Education, a mark of excellence which recognises quality in the areas of governance, leadership, professional development, teaching practice and community impact. We provide our students with the technical skills they need for a successful career, as well as the softer skills that employers are looking through our Skills Promise.
We invest in the facilities you need
We’re always investing in state of the art facilities to equip our students for the world of work. Higher Education learners have their own University Centre, vocational learners enjoy learning in real world specialist facilities, and what could prepare our learners better for a career in catering or hair and beauty than learning in our buzzing commercial restaurant and salon?
We’re proud of our partnerships
How do we know our curriculum reflects what today’s employers want? Because we work with them to shape it. Leading names like Toyota Manufacturing UK, Microsoft, and St. George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre, help us to deliver world class training and learning environments. Learners work on live employer briefs and get real work experience.
We help businesses be better
When local employers want to upskill their team, it’s us they turn to. We have a fantastic reputation for working with employers; from bespoke work-based training solutions, industry coaching and apprenticeships, to helping employers deliver their own work-based education and training.
We think big
We’re deeply rooted in the local community. So it might be a surprise to learn that we also work on international projects with partners in India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, USA and Japan, and jointly run one of the first female vocational colleges in Saudi Arabia. It gives us an invaluable international perspective that helps us constantly improve what we do here in the UK.
We’re committed to providing a vibrant and outstanding learning experience, helping you to realise your aspirations. We’re passionate about preparing learners for successful careers and have ambitious plans for our – and your - future.
Dawn Ward CBE
Chief Executive and Principal