Stay close to go far

Get a degree right here – the most cost-effective way to boost your career prospects and earning potential. Forget huge tuition fees, the stress and expense of travel, and the cost of accommodation. Get ahead for a fraction of the cost – with your family and friends on hand for support

Flourish with one-to-one support

We’re here to help. Your tutor will get to know you as an individual, offering focused one-to-one support. Our small class sizes, flexible teaching and firm focus on our learners is just what you need for success.

Get the skills to stand out

You’ll learn real skills for the real world. Thanks to our firm links with employers, we understand exactly what employers are looking for. We shape our courses to industry demands to give you the skills to stand out in a competitive job market. Learn on state of the art, industry standard facilities, work on live industry briefs with real employers, and be trained by experienced industry professionals for the skills to succeed.

Choose a high quality course

Our courses are run in partnership with and accredited by local universities, yet at a fraction of the cost of university-based courses.

Graduate in style

Celebrate your success with a bang. Graduation day is a huge celebration at BSDC – with a formal graduation ceremony you’ll never forget. Parade through Burton Town Centre in your cap and gown, then enjoy a high profile awards ceremony and celebration event.

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Holly Fyson, BA Hons in Contemporary Creative Practice

“I enjoy the freedom of being given a brief and creating work independently. During my course, I took part in some amazing projects, including transforming the College’s sensory room and creating a nursery teaching space for childcare students. The amount of time and support you get with tutors here is unbelievable!”

Kath Morris, Level 5 in Human Resource Management (CIPD)

“Fitting in studying around a full time job and a family was challenging but worth it. I now have more confidence and I have been able to use the knowledge and skills I have developed in the workplace. I was also awarded CIPD Student of the Year and the response I got from everybody was fantastic. It’s great to get recognition for your hard work.”

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."

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!

 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." 

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.”


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