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    We believe that education is important for everyone and we offer a range of courses to support learners with disabilities and/or learning difficulties, as well as those who have few or no qualifications.

    Our foundation learning courses will help to prepare you for other courses in the College and/or employment by developing your skills and confidence, so you feel ready to take the next step. You will learn in a safe and friendly environment and will be supported every step of the way by your tutors and other students on the course.

    You will focus on key areas of employability such as presentation skills, effective communication, interview skills, working as part of a team and safe learning in the workplace. You will gain skills in independent living, working with the community, personal and social development and achieving individual learning and social targets.

    We are committed to ensuring all of our learners feel valued and supported in reaching their goals, be that further education, employment, supported living or supported internships. 

    We also cater for young adults with complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities with Education and Health Care Plans. Our courses are designed to provide a progression route from school or residential college.

    Future options 

    • Further education
    • Employment
    • Supported living
    • Supported internships

    Aaron Cobley

    “I really enjoy everything about the course and it is making me feel like I can do things on my own. I am finally starting to find my own way towards independence.”

    Aaron Cobley
    Jake Shaw

    “I completed the Pathways course and then the Learning for Life course. I was able to learn about the community, independent living skills and employability. I then completed a Supported Internship and I now have my dream job working with trains. I am so happy!”

    Jake Shaw
    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

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