Get ahead with a university level qualification right here at Burton and South Derbyshire College.

There’s more than one route to a university degree. Take your career to the next level with our affordable, high quality courses, run with and accredited by local universities, yet at a fraction of the cost. Choose our supportive environment and one-to-one focus for an earnings-boosting career move.

We offer:

  • HNCs
  • HNDs
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Honours Degrees

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Higher Education graduates are more likely to gain employment and earn higher wages, earning an average of £12,000 more per year!

Source: Graduates in the UK Labour Market 2013 (ONS) and ONS 2011

 Jamie Gilman, BA Hons in Contemporary Creative Arts Practice

“During the course I was a New Blood winner at the D&AD Show in London, which led to me getting my job at a prestigious London studio, Beyond Words." 

Will Cheaney, BA Hons in Contemporary Creative Practice

“During my studies, I did a work placement with GSP Media, creating films for Motocross. This led to me setting up my own media company, Cheaney Media, as a freelance videographer. I have worked on global projects as far afield as Spain, Germany and Dubai."

Tom Green, HNC Construction, Andrew Philips Award for Outstanding Commitment

“The course has helped me develop in my job as a Civil Engineer. I would like to be the manager of an engineering department in the future.”


Lauren Hawtree, Foundation Degree in Contemporary Arts Practice

I enjoyed studying Higher Education at college as the tutors work really closely with you. During the course, I had the chance to do work placements at Habitat and Claire’s Accessories, which led to me being offered a job at Claire’s as a buyer. I wouldn’t have got my job if I hadn’t done the course!

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