Training is one of the most rewarding investments you can make in your business. We offer cost-effective, flexible options to give your company the very latest skills and make the most of your staff’s potential. It’s the productive way to motivate and retain your staff, let them know they’re valued – and see results on the bottom line.

There are so many options. Add fresh talent with an Apprenticeship. Address skills gaps with our wide range of nationally recognised vocational courses or higher level qualifications. Choose a short course tailored around your requirements or even specifically developed for your individual business needs.

Our dedicated employer engagement team works with organisations of all sizes across a wide range of sectors to develop the right training solution for each individual business. 

  • Why have a training partnership with us?

    You can expect a professional, flexible service from a training partnership with Burton and South Derbyshire College:

    • Proven responsiveness and expertise in this sector
    • Courses to meet all business needs from First Aid to Food Hygiene, IT to industry specific training
    • Qualified and experienced training staff and fully equipped training facilities
    • Bespoke training courses designed to your individual specification
    • Flexible delivery at a time and location to suit your requirements

    Benefits for the employer:

    • Add value to your business
    • Increase skills within the organisation
    • Find solutions to business problems
    • Highlight the skills of the workforce to existing and potential customers
    • Improve organisational performance
    • Increase job satisfaction and morale amongst employees

    Benefits for the employee:

    • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
    • Improve business awareness
    • Receive recognition for existing skills
    • Gain a sense of achievement
    • Enhance technical skills through work related training 

Holly Murdoch, St. George’s Park General Manager

"Through our partnership with Burton and South Derbyshire College, we can train and create our own workforce. Our ethos is all about inspiring the next generation of emerging talent, not just on the football field but of all the people who are working for us."

Lee Murphy, Facilities Manager, Palletforce

“We see apprenticeships as being highly valuable to the business. They give young people a chance on the job, teaching them about the business and helping them on the transition from school to the working environment."


James Weeks, Owner of The Dial Restaurant

"Taking on apprentices allows The Dial to train our chefs from scratch. It’s extremely rewarding to watch someone who has never cooked professionally before work their way up to creating complicated dishes and fantastic food.”

Andy McKeown, Director of Normans Musical Instruments

“Taking on apprentices has been great for the business and I’m delighted to say that every single one has been a real asset to the company."

Adam Pegg, Owner of Sellek Hairdressing

"Apprenticeships are what I know; they’re a good way to offer training and jobs. Apprentices get experience in a job and you gain staff that you have trained up and you can rely on.” 

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

Stephen Burke Construction Academy

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