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 Our promise to you…

Get rewarded with the future that you want. Our Skills Promise means you can be sure that when you complete your course, you’ll not only have an industry recognised qualification, you’ll be job ready with the transferable skills you need to make an impact in your chosen industry or profession.

In addition to your qualification, you will also gain a variety of skills and qualities that will give you a head start in your career and make you stand out when applying for jobs.

  • Ambitious

    Aim high! With the right skills, knowledge and experience, there’s nothing to stop you achieving your goals.

  • Confident with English & Maths

    Whatever you become, you’ll need English and maths skills. Being confident with English and maths will help you get a job, get promoted and get ahead!

  • Creative Thinker

    Think outside the box! Bringing a fresh perspective and thinking of innovative solutions is important in all lines of work.

  • Digital Expert

    Having knowledge and skills on the latest digital technologies will set you up for your career in the 21st century workforce. 

  • Entrepreneurial

    From setting up your own business to thinking of new ways for your company to make money, being enterprising is a valuable skill.

  • Global Mindset

    We’re more connected now than ever before. A global mindset will enhance your world view, promote cultural awareness and better prepare you for success within a globalised economy.

  • Good Communicator

    Good quality communication prevents misunderstandings and promotes the productive work and performance that employers expect. 

  • Good Problem Solver

    Sometimes things don’t go to plan. It’s learning how to deal with problems and create solutions that will set you apart from the crowd. 

  • Job Ready

    From being equipped with industry specific skills to the vital CV writing and interview skills that will land you the job, we’re here to prepare you for the world of work.  

  • Professional

    Whatever your industry, employers, customers and clients alike will expect you to have a professional approach in all you do. 

  • Resilient

    Working hard, persevering on the task in hand and looking after your mental fitness will give you the resilience you need for a successful career.

  • Self-confident

    Everyone has strengths and talents! Recognising what you’re good at, and trying to build on those things, will help you to build confidence in your own abilities.

  • Show Initiative

    Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone! Take part in projects where you have to think on your feet and make informed decisions to succeed.

  • Strong Leader

    Show that you’ve got what it takes to lead from the front and gain skills that will help you manage projects and people.

  • Team Player

    Working together as a team is an important part of any job. You’ll undertake group projects that help you develop the skills to work well with other people. 

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