South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
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Courses

  • Functional Skills Maths

    Brush up your skills and cover topics including working with numbers, understanding fractions, decimals and percentages, working with metric measures, understanding graphs, charts and data. These courses give you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in maths in a welcoming and safe environment.

  • Functional Skills Maths

    Brush up your skills and cover topics including working with numbers, understanding fractions, decimals and percentages, working with metric measures, understanding graphs, charts and data. These courses give you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in maths in a welcoming and safe environment.

  • Functional Skills Maths & English

    functional skills, maths, English, adult learning

  • Ceramics - Advanced - (extended workshop) - Aimee Lax

    Ceramics, glaze, kilns, firing, wheel, pottery, Kerry Von Zschock, raku, clay, smoke-fired, mould making, paper-clay, experiment, self-directed

  • Spanish Year 3 Term 1

    Spanish

  • Stained Glass - All Levels - Ruth Adams

    Stained glass, all levels, level1, intermediate, glass, fusing, frits, slumped

  • Ceramics - Beginners - Aimee Lax

    Ceramics, glaze, kilns, firing, wheel, pottery, Aimee Lax, raku, clay, smoke-fired, mould making, paper-clay, experiment

  • Children's Book Illustration - Helen Ambler

    author-illustrators, artists, children's books, drawing, illustration, cartoons, books

  • Elementary ESOL

    English, Elementary ESOL

  • Elementary ESOL

    English, Elementary ESOL

  • Beginner ESOL

    English, Beginner ESOL

  • Beginner ESOL

    English, Beginner ESOL

  • Passport to Independence – Independent Living and Employability

    This is a course for young people aged 18-24 with additional learning needs. Learners progress to this course within the department from other ACE courses. The main aim of the course is to develop self-confidence with the emphasis on independent living in order to prepare learners for leaving college. This course helps learners achieve a smooth transition from college to the next step in adult life, whether this be employment or independent living in the community.

  • Supported Internships

    Supported internships provide a structured study and employment programme for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities who would like to move into employment. Learners attend college for one day a week and work over three days with the support of a job coach at a range of employers. The aim of these internships is for the intern to gain paid work at the end of the internship and learners to gain invaluable skills and support in the workplace whilst they are on the programme.

  • FLEX

    This course is designed for 16 to 18 year old students who have experienced barriers to learning for a wide variety of reasons. Students are not usually in education, employment or training before they join us. The main focus of this course is for students to develop self-confidence and self-esteem, gain qualifications and move onto employment vocational courses at either level 1 or Level 2.

  • IN-GEAR

    These courses are designed a course for young people aged 16-18 who may have experienced barriers to learning for a wide variety of reasons and who may have had an interrupted education or negative experiences at school. The main focus of the programme is for learners to develop their self confidence, improve their self-esteem, gain qualifications and move onto further courses at the college, and prepare for adult life. These courses are extremely successful in helping learners from school based programmes move onto college based vocational courses.

  • IOSH Working Safely

    IOSH, working, safely, workplace, safety, berkeley, green

  • Learning to Listen - Introduction to Counselling Level 1

    This course is intended for people who are interested in finding out what counselling is all about, possibly with a view to continuing on to vocational training to become a counsellor, or just people who would like to improve their own listening skills.

  • Level 1 Award & Diploma in Art & Design

    This 1 year course is aimed at students who have an interest in the world of the Creative Arts.

  • Level 1 Bricklaying

    brickwork, bricklaying, block work, building, construction, blocks, block laying, cavity walling, bonding, concrete, trade

  • Level 1 Construction Maintenance

    This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for students seeking a general construction qualification.

  • Level 1 Hair and Beauty

    This foundation level qualification is an exciting taster combining hairdressing and beauty therapy for learners who are interested in both sectors. You will develop and learn new skills in each area giving you an insight into which direction you would like to progress to within level 2.

  • Level 1 in Catering and Hospitality

    City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Hospitality

  • Level 1 Site Carpentry

    This is a broad-based course for 16-19 year olds designed to provide essential skills and knowledge and build a foundation for further training in carpentry or bench joinery.

  • Children & Young People’s Workforce (CYPW) Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    This apprenticeship is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children & Young People’s Workforce (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning & Childcare, Children’s Social Care, and Learning Development & Support Services). This apprenticeship is suitable for those looking to join the Children & Young People’s Workforce and also those already working in the sector.

  • CIEH Level 2 Award in the Principles of Risk Assessment

    businesssolutions, risk, assessment, berkeley, green

  • Customer Service Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    Appealing to many industries, this qualification will enhance the basic skills required for working with customers. The level 2 aims to develop the learner’s knowledge of and practical skills for effective customer service in any industry.

  • GCSE English Language

    Understanding and producing non-fiction texts (reading and writing), which is assessed by means of an external exam.

  • GCSE English Language

    This GCSE course is designed to help students gain a grade C or above as well as develop crucial skills that will help you to progress in education or employment. This is an essential qualification for level 3 courses and also sought after by apprenticeship schemes, employers and universities.

  • GCSE Mathematics

    This course is designed to help students gain a grade C or above as well as develop crucial skills that will help you to progress in education or employ- ment. This is an essential qualification for level 3 courses and also sought after by apprenticeship schemes, employers and universities.

  • GCSE Maths Foundation

    The AQA Modular syllabus is followed. Students take three units: • Unit 1 Statistics and Number • Unit 2 Number and Algebra • Unit 3 Geometry and Algebra All examinations are in June.

  • Health & Social Care Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    This course is suitable for an individual looking to pursue a career within Health & Social Care. The apprenticeship route will develop your skills, knowledge and experience within the industry and is suitable if you are employed in any of the following job roles; Care Worker, Day Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Support Worker, Home Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant.

  • IT & Telecoms Professionals Apprenticeships - Intermediate

    This programme is for people who wish to pursue a career within an IT role and develop the required specialist skills and knowledge.

  • ITC Level 2 award in Health and Safety in The Workplace

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  • Level 2 Animal Care

    This programme is aimed at providing learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to work in the animal care industry or to progress to further study., stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 2 Award & Diploma in Art & Design

    If you want to learn how to produce exciting artwork with 2D and 3D materials, taught by practising professional artists, then this is the course to join. This 1 year project-based course encourages independence and builds confidence in those who prefer a practical approach to study. This course culminates in the final major project during the summer term where you will have a greater degree of autonomy.

  • Level 2 Award & Diploma in Photography

    Photography Diploma Level 2, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 2 Award/Diploma Creative Computer Games Design

    Our level 2 course explores the exciting, expansive and rapidly changing world of computer games design. As a student you will cover a broad range of subjects so as to give you a grounding in the core skills needed to work in this sector and then take you forward with your chosen profession.

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy

    This intermediate course is designed to enable students to enter into the exciting world of the beauty therapy industry. It gives students the chance to learn in our modern up-to-date salons using state-of-the-art equipment. You will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities which may include: trips to beauty shows, exciting fundraising activities and competitions.

  • Level 2 Bench Joinery

    This course, aimed at 16-18 year olds is designed to prepare you for employment in the wood trades sector of the construction industry.

  • Level 2 Bricklaying

    brickwork, bricklaying, block work, building, construction, blocks, block laying, cavity walling, bonding, concrete

  • Level 2 Catering and Hospitality

    This course covers all the duties to become a chef, advancing from basic cooking skills to a more in-depth view of preparing, cooking and developing as a chef. It follows on from the Level 1 course but starts to specialise in more advanced methods, including the preparation of fish, poultry and vegetables. You will also start to develop your own dishes and begin to experiment with more advanced skills, such as like bakery. You will also explore the importance of stock management, building teams and securing a safe working environment.

  • Level 2 Certicate in Business

    BTEC Level 2 Certicate in Business

  • Level 2 Certificate in Plumbing

    Plumbing Level 2

  • Level 2 Counter Cosmetics

    Modules covered may include professional make-up application, fashion and editorial make-up, dress and finish hair services, among others.

  • Level 2 Countryside and the Environment

    Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and the Environment, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing

    Diploma in Plumbing - Level 2

  • Level 2 Electrical Installation

    electricians, trades, electrical

  • Level 2 Hairdressing

    Do you want to enter into the creative world of Hairdressing? Level 2 provides the fundamental level of skill required by a hairdresser; you will carry out a host of tasks in our modern up to date salons using state of the art equipment. At SGS College, we also give you the opportunity to take part in exciting and varied enrichment activities alongside your main qualification which may include: trips to hair shows, exciting fundraising events, and our own ‘Young hairdresser of the year’ competition.

  • Level 2 NVQ in Maintenance (Work based)

    Level 2 NVQ in Maintenance (Work based), Construction

  • Level 2 NVQ in Plastering (Word Based)

    Level 2 NVQ in Plastering (Word Based), Construction

  • Level 2 NVQ in Plumbing (Work Based)

    Level 2 NVQ in Plumbing, Construction

  • Level 2 Performance for Stage and Screen

    This is a 1 year course which will develop your performance skills and understanding of the performing arts industry.

  • Level 2 Plastering

    This course is ideal for 16-19 year olds who have already completed a Diploma Level 1 in Plastering, or those with prior experience.

  • Level 2 Site Carpentry

    This is a broad-based course for 16-18 year olds designed to provide essential skills and knowledge and build a foundation for further training in carpentry.

  • Level 2 Sport Coaching

    This in depth programme will give learners the expertise required to start a career in the sport industry and has a particular focus on sports coaching. Through training sessions, coaching masterclasses, theory session, trips and a minimum of 30 hours work experience, learners will gain the knowledge required to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions and programmes.

  • Team Leading Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    This framework is ideal for practicing team leaders, helping them become more effective and confident in their role. They also support new or aspiring team leaders – helping them make the transition from working in a team to leading a team.

  • Wood Occupations Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    This programme is for people who are working in the construction industry and want to gain industry recognised qualifications in bench joinery or site carpentry. Training will take place in the workplace and at college.

  • Youth Work Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    This apprenticeship is suitable for people who work in a supportive capacity with young people, such as youth workers. It is a suitable programme for those entering the sector who may then wish to progress into a more specialist role.

  • Level 2 NVQ in Brickwork (Work Based)

    Level 2 NVQ in Brickwork (Work Based), Construction

  • Level 2 NVQ in Carpentry (Word Based)

    Level 2 NVQ in Carpentry (Word Based), Construction

  • Children & Young People’s Workforce (CYPW) Apprenticeship - Advanced

    By completing an Advanced Apprenticeship in EYE, apprentices will be able to provide, in partnership with communities and other agencies, a firm foundation for growth, learning and development for children and young people and their families. This includes creating, developing and maintaining environments and services that enable children to have the best possible experience of childhood and to enable them and their families to make the most of opportunities to achieve their full potential.

  • Children & Young People’s Workforce (CYPW) Apprenticeship - Advanced

    By completing an Advanced Apprenticeship in EYE, apprentices will be able to provide, in partnership with communities and other agencies, a firm foundation for growth, learning and development for children and young people and their families. This includes creating, developing and maintaining environments and services that enable children to have the best possible experience of childhood and to enable them and their families to make the most of opportunities to achieve their full potential.

  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

    businesssolutions

  • Access to Higher Education Art & Design Pathway

    This is a course aimed at adults who wish to progress to full-time or part-time Higher Education courses in Art & Design (including modular courses incorporating Art & Design within a university or art college), but who do not necessarily possess the regular A Level qualifications required for entry on to these courses. The course is for those of you with some existing skills and experience. It is an opportunity to expand your creative skills and prepare a portfolio of work for submission for entry to a Higher Education course.

  • Access to Higher Education Art & Design Pathway

    This is a course aimed at adults who wish to progress to full-time or part-time Higher Education courses in Art & Design (including modular courses incorporating Art & Design within a university or art college), but who do not necessarily possess the regular A Level qualifications required for entry on to these courses. The course is for those of you with some existing skills and experience. It is an opportunity to expand your creative skills and prepare a portfolio of work for submission for entry to a Higher Education course.

  • Accounting Apprenticeship - Advanced

    The level 3 framework from AAT enhances skills and knowledge of double-entry book keeping, depreciation and adjustments, legislative requirements, profit or loss statements and spreadsheet software.

  • Award in Education & Training Level 3

    Award in Education & Training Level 3

  • Business Administration Apprenticeship - Advanced

    This framework is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Principles of Business and Administration. It will benefit people with minimal experience of providing administrative assistance through to those who implement business support services. Level 3 learners develop a more comprehensive range of business skills including team supervision, innovation and project management.

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3

    Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3

  • City and Guilds 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

    electricians surveyors, consultants, trades, IEE Wiring Regulations, electrical, BS 7671​

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

    CPCAB, counselling skills, nurses, social workers, professional counsellors, Practitioner

  • Customer Service Apprenticeship - Advanced

    Appealing to many industries, this qualification will enhance the basic skills required for working with customers. The level 3 will focus learners on developing their understanding of how customer service delivery affect customer expectations and how the customer service process can be improved through feedback and effective teamwork.

  • Electrotechnical Services Apprenticeship - Advanced

    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)

  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is one of the best qualifications for those pursuing a career in the creative industries. It is a diagnostic course designed to enable you to choose which Art or Design discipline you wish to specialise in.

  • Health & Social Care Apprenticeship - Advanced

    This course is suitable if you are in a team leading or supervisory position within Health & Social Care. The apprenticeship route will develop your skills, knowledge and experience within the industry and is suitable if you are employed in any of the following job roles; Care Manager, Day Care Manager, Senior Health Care Assistant, Senior Support Worker.

  • Health and Social Care Pathway (for Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedical Sciences and Social Work)

    This course is aimed at those who want to progress in a career in Health and Social Care by giving them a recognised qualification to help gain entry to university. The course will provide subject knowledge and help to develop your confidence and study skills, as well as progressing onto further career possibilities. The Access to Higher Education Health and Social Care Diploma is especially designed for adults who have had a break from studying and are accepted by universities as an alternative to A Levels, and have experience of working within the healthcare and welfare sector.

  • IT & Telecoms Professionals Apprenticeships - Advanced

    This programme is for people who wish to develop a career within an IT role and develop the required specialist skills and knowledge within a hardware or software specialist role.

  • Level 3 Extended Certificate/Diploma Sport

    The BTEC Level 3 Diploma Sport (Top-up) course is equivalent to 2 A Levels designed to give learners the skills, knowledge and experience needed to improve physiologically and psychologically and offer a potential route to further study at Higher Education level. Learners will study an NCFE related fitness qualification to build on their knowledge from the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in addition to their BTEC modules.

  • Level 3 - Site Carpentry

    This course is ideal for those who have already completed a Diploma in Carpentry or Joinery, or those with prior experience.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in IT

    This course provides you with an excellent route to enter a career in the IT industry or Higher Education. With the support of our experienced and committed teaching team you will gain knowledge of a range of areas including IT support, trouble-shooting and maintenance, networking, programming, web development and graphic design. You will also gain a background understanding of computer and information systems as well as many other practical skills.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Fashion & Textiles

    Found yourself flicking to the fashion pages of magazines to check out the latest trends? Can you put together trendsetting outfits at the click of a finger? Do you have to feel every garment in a shop to find out the texture of the fabric, or wonder “how did they make that?” Then a course in fashion and textiles could truly be for you!

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Graphics and Illustration

    Graphics and Illustration is all around us, explaining, decorating and imposing meaning on the world we live in! From children’s books to magazine layouts, this course will introduce you to the expansive world of graphics and illustration and give you the op- portunity to experiment and explore a wide range of contemporary and traditional graphic processes, combined with other varied, important and relevant art and design skills.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended in Art & Design

    We are looking for students who enjoy responding creatively to the world around them. If you come to college with the desire to learn, we can show you how to develop your ideas and express them profession- ally through a range of disciplines. A supportive team of experts will help you build confidence in both your creative and communication skills. This is the course for you if you are interested in developing practical, professional and employability skills within art and design.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended in Photography

    SGS is one of the few colleges in the region to have both an extremely well-equipped darkroom, advanced digital facilities and a professional photographic studio. We also have highly-skilled, passionate and prac- ticing photographers who will guide you in your practical work and studies enabling you to prepare a strong portfolio of work.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended in Three Dimensional Design

    Everything manmade has been designed. We shape our environment by the objects we develop and evolve. The UK is a world leader in this sector and exports both ideas and talent across the world. This course is a grounding in creative problem solving, design skills, prototyping and evaluation. You will learn design theory and history as well as manufac- turing studies.

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

    This course provides an outstanding base for your progression into employment, higher education or even starting your own business. Our experienced team will offer you expert support to start your own business ventures within the course, so you will have the confidence, skills and knowledge to succeed. The programme includes a number of educational visits, along with locally-based activities a variety of regional businesses. You will learn through interesting ventures, such as raising funds for charity, and use real-time business skills to put into practice your learning from this course.

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Computer Games Design

    The computer games industry is one of the largest in the world wide creative sector with exceptional job opportunities, and Britain is a market leader. Whether it’s because you want to go into the games industry or into the computer generated arts career path, this UAL Level 3 qualification is the one for you. The computer games industry employs people with skills in computer-based animation and art and special effects, and this course will give you a grounding in the core skills to take you forward with your chosen profession. Instead of just buying games, start making a career in something that you enjoy doing!