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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 30/07/2019
Duration: 1 Year

Day(s): Various
Course length: 1 year
Code: 78049
Cost: N/A

SGS Filton

Filton Avenue
BS34 7AT

Switchboard: 0800 0567 253
Main Fax: 0117 931 2233


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Course Detail

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Full time course


These courses are designed for young people aged 16–18 who may have experienced barriers to learning for a wide range of reasons and who may have had an interrupted education or negative experiences at school. In addition, these learners may not have the appropriate grades that are required to move on to their chosen study programme and need to improve their grades in maths and English as well as their study skills.

What will I study?

Learners will undertake skills to support them becoming independent adults. Learners will work on developing skills for life, personal and social development, health and well-being and employability through work experience and improved English and Maths.

Maths and English

All learners will have weekly Maths and English lessons where they, if able, will work towards Functional Skills or upskilling towards a Functional Skill. Literacy and numeracy are also embedded throughout the other aspects of the course.

Work experience

Work experience in suitable settings will be undertaken by learners.


Learners will undertake essential skills and learn how to work as part of a team as well as independently. These are essential skills that employers look for.

What do I need to join?

No formal qualifications are required; however, for learners who have specific support needs, SGS require assurance from the Local Authority that this will be funded before a place on the course can be finalised.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

Learners will work in small groups with a qualified member of staff and a support worker, according to individual needs. Learners are assessed as to their requirements prior to starting and on course, in order to ensure they are placed in the group that is right for them.

How will I know how I am doing?

Learners will meet with their personal tutor on a regular basis in order to review progress and agree targets so that progress can be measured and learners challenged to achieve their best. Parents/ carers will be invited to some of these reviews.

Are there any extra costs?

A materials fee of £175.

What can I do next?

Learners on this course may progress to either a vocational or
GCSE courses within the college.

What are my career options?

We have an excellent partnership with Youth Support Services advisors and other agencies, and they, together with college tutors, can help learners to find suitable post-college placements.

Additional qualifications

There may be the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications as part of your study programme.


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Dates & Costs

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Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 30/07/2019
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): TBC
Code: 78049

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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