A publication scheme is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring our College to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.

Burton and South Derbyshire College's (BSDC) scheme follows the model Publication Scheme produced for Further Education Colleges by the Information Commission's office.

The publication scheme is a guide to the information we make available to the public as part of our normal business activities. The information covered is included in the following classes:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Lists and registers
  • The services we offer

The scheme is not a list of actual publications, as these will change when new materials are published, or when existing material is revised. It is however, our College's commitment to make available the information described. A publication scheme must set out the classes (or categories) of information published. It must make clear how the information described can be accessed and whether or not charges will be made.

  • Accessing information covered by the publication scheme?
    To request information available through our publication scheme, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Freedom of Information Officer, Burton and South Derbyshire College, Lichfield Street, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 3RL.  

    Where possible we intend to progressively publish all documents covered by the scheme in electronic format via our website although some documents are only available in hard copy only.

  • What about information not covered by the publication scheme?

    From 1 January 2005 you have the right, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request any information held by a public authority, which it has not already made available through its publication scheme. Requests should be made in writing and, in general, public authorities will have 20 working days to respond. They may charge a fee, which will be calculated according to Fees Regulations specified by the ICO. They will not be required to release information to which an exemption in the Act legitimately applies. However, public authorities may be required to explain to the applicant why they are not releasing information and they may also have to justify this to the Information Commissioner.

  • Feedback

    It is important that this publication scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how our scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to the email or postal address above. If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the Freedom of Information Act.

  • 5) Lists and registers

    This section covers information on lists and registers.

    Register of Interests

    Available upon request

    Estates Register

    Available upon request

    Gifts and Hospitality

    Registers of any gifts and hospitality of Governors and staff are available upon request 

Contact Details

Contact Details


Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

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

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