Students finding out information in the Learner Hub

Not sure if you can afford to study? At BSDC, we’re doing all we can to make learning accessible to everyone. That might be helping out with the costs of uniform, kit, or an enrichment trip. It might be help with travelling to university interviews or auditions. It might even be helping you top up your gas key or electricity card if you find yourself in financial trouble. 


What help is available?

Here are some of the things we may be able to help you financially with. The great news is that you won’t have to pay the money back! 

  • Childcare
  • Kit, uniform, specialised equipment, text books, trips, visits, art and design materials and university interviews
  • Meals while you’re at College. 
  • Travel to and from College if you live more than three walking miles from the campus – including concessionary bus passes for full time learners. 
  • Tuition and examination fees if you’re 19 or over and self-funding your studies and enrolling on a funded or co-funded course.
  • Dealing with an unexpected financial crisis 
  • Help with the costs of coming to College plus a contribution towards your everyday living costs, if you’re 16, 17 or 18 and “in care”, a “care leaver” or living independently, claiming means tested benefits. 

Learner Fees Policy

To download the College's Learner Fees Policy, please go to our Learner Fees page.

Get in touch

Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub. 

Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. 


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