Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our students have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. 


Whatever you become, you’ll need maths and English skills…


From estimating times to dealing with money, maths is important in every job. Whether you’re a hairdresser mixing colours, a carpenter making furniture or a graphic designer creating visuals, maths is an essential part of everything we do.   


English skills are also an important part of any role, from writing reports to communicating with customers and colleagues. And what’s more, having good English and communication skills will help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.  


If you have not already achieved a grade 4 (previous grading system: C) or above in GCSE maths and English, you will be supported to achieve these qualifications alongside your vocational course. 


If you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, you will study Employability and Life Skills. This will help you to apply your maths and English skills by covering a range of subjects, from writing CVs and personal statements to budgeting skills and understanding personal finance.


Maths and English is embedded within all of our courses, so you can be confident that you won’t have any gaps in your knowledge when applying for jobs.


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