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Courses

  • Floristry Level 1 and Level 2

    Design, Floristry, table decorations, contemporary bouquets, wedding flowers, posies, corsages, foliage

  • Access to HE Art & Design - (Part-time)

    This is a course aimed at adults who wish to progress to fulltime or part-time Higher Education courses in Art & Design, but who do not necessarily possess the regular qualifications required for entry on to these courses.

  • Functional Skills English

    Functional Skills English, Adult

  • Functional Skills English

    Functional Skills English, Adult

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ceramic Sculpture - Intermediate - Emily Joy

    Sculptural, Ceramics, Art, Design, Stroud, South, Gloucestershire, College, SGS, Part Time, Course, Emily Joy, kilns, non-function forms

  • Ceramics - Intermediate - Aimee Lax

    ceramics, intermediate, kilns, pottery, throwing, Aimee, Lax

  • I.T. for Work

    IT for Work

  • Intermediate ESOL

    English, Intermediate ESOL

  • Intermediate ESOL

    English, Intermediate ESOL

  • Intermediate I.T.

    Intermediate I.T.

  • Level 1 Early Years and Health & Social Care

    Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Early Years and Health & Social Care

  • Level 1 Early Years and Health & Social Care

    Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Early Years and Health & Social Care

  • Level 1 Electrical

    electricians, trades, electrical,

  • Level 1 Enterprise

    Level 1 Certificate in Progression, AAT Access Award in Business Skills L1, Level 1, Business, Access Award

  • Level 1 Enterprise

    Level 1 Certificate in Progression, AAT Access Award in Business Skills L1, Level 1, Business, Access Award

  • 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 Land Based Studies

    animal care, level 1, stroud campus

  • Level 1 Plastering

    This course is aimed at 16-19 year olds and is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required as a plasterer.

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2

    The Certificates are work based qualifications for those supporting teaching and learning in any type of school; primary (including foundation stage); secondary; special; pupil referral units.

  • 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.

  • Construction Maintenance Level 2

    This course is aimed at 16-18 year olds and is designed to enable students to build on a level 1 qualification and develop further knowledge and skills in construction maintenance

  • 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 Biology

    This course consists of the biology units from the Core Science and Additional Science courses plus an additional unit in Biology.

  • GCSE Chemistry

    The course is split into three subject modules: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, these are studied as modules and examined separately. These modules are offered at both Foundation and Higher levels.

  • 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 English Literature

    English Literature is an enjoyable and stimulating subject, which will develop your analytical skills as you study a range of literary texts.

  • GCSE Film Studies

    Film Studies should appeal to anyone with an interest in film, TV, video games, magazines and popular culture in general. It’s an enjoyable way to gain a GCSE qualification as a step towards level 3 courses or employment.

  • GCSE Geography

    The course is split into physical and human geography and will involve a number of local fieldtrips.

  • 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.

  • GCSE Psychology

    GCSE Psychology

  • GCSE Sociology

    This course is designed for students who are open-minded and inquisitive about how society functions. Sociology requires students to be well organised and committed to the subject, to work independently but also to be able to take part in discussions on a variety of issues using evidence and research to support their argument. You should also enjoy working hard in a group situation as well as independently. You should be prepared to discuss theories and opinions from different viewpoints. A strong interest in current affairs is also useful.

  • GCSE Trilogy Science

    This course is split into three subject modules; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They are studied as modules and examined separately.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Barbering

    Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

  • 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 Computing

    This course provides you with an excellent stepping stone to progress to a Level 3 qualification and beyond. Our experienced and friendly teaching team will help you to experience a range of IT skills including games design, computer networks, graphics and web development or multimedia.

  • 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 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 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 Music Technology

    This course is not only an ideal pathway to the Level 3 Music Technology course, but is a great stand-alone introduction to Music and Music Technology. The aim of this course is to provide you with a variety of skills ranging from how to use a music studio and the related software, to music theory and composition as well as being encouraged to learn to play at least one musical instrument.

  • 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 Photography

    Photography Diploma Level 2, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Supply Chain Management Apprenticeship - Intermediate

    This Apprenticeship focuses on supporting the functions of a procurement team. The areas covered range from ordering and delivering materials, how to manage materials, stock and storage.

  • 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)

  • 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 - 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 Animal Management

    Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Animal Management, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 3 Beauty Therapy

    This popular course is designed for both men and women who wish to pursue a career in the beauty sector. You should have already achieved a level 2 in Beauty Therapy. You will develop the existing technical skills and knowledge learnt at level 2 to an advanced level, along with advanced facial and massage techniques.

  • Level 3 Bench Joinery

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

  • Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma

    Bricklaying Diploma - Level 3

  • Level 3 Catering and Hospitality

    The Level 3 builds upon the skills acquired at Level 2, providing a detailed overview of the catering and hospitality industry. There are a broad range of theory and practical units, including advanced cookery methods, nutrition, planning menus and kitchen operations. Learners will build a wide range of skills that will enable them to secure work or an apprenticeship.

  • Level 3 Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

    NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

  • Level 3 Countryside Management

    90 Credit Diploma in Countryside Management Level 3, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 3 Creative Computer Games Design

    Creative Computing Level 3, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 3 Creative Computer Games Design

    Creative Computing Level 3, stroudcoursesfeb17

  • Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies

    This course provides a full range of massage skills that have become very popular in recent years and are highly desirable by employers in the industry. In addition to these practical skills, you will study a range of underpinning knowledge about the body systems as well as an understanding of health and well-being.

  • 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 Foundation 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.

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care

    This course has been developed to offer a qualification for those who are interested in the health and care sector. It addresses the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care and acts as a well-built introduction to both health and social sectors. The Extended Diploma seeks to enhance current working practices with regards to broad social and health concerns in a professional context.

  • Level 3 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 Make-up Artistry

    The Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up is a specialist vocational qualification for both men and women. If you have an artistic nature and a love of the theatrical, this course will equip you with industry knowledge, understanding and skills; developing highly proficient professional make-up and hair artists, specialising in theatrical and special effects makeup, including prosthetics.

  • Level 3 Music Technology

    Singer....Songwriter....Performer....Producer.... Sound Engineer...this course is designed to help you take the first step towards a career in the music industry. This course is for people who wish to study the many different aspects involved in the creation, production and performance of contemporary and popular music. You will study in state-of- the-art edit suites and a purpose built recording studio designed and equipped to match industry standards, boasting some of the newest and most well-equipped facilities in the South West. Our edit suite and recording studio is the only centre in the country linked to the software and professional audio company ‘Presonus’ as their educational flagship and software testing centre.

  • Level 3 NVQ in Electrical installation (Work Based)

    Level 3 NVQ in Electrical installation Work Based

  • Level 3 Performance for Stage and Screen

    This is a vocational course for students aspiring to careers in performing arts.

  • Level 3 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 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 UAL Extended Diploma in Art and 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.

  • NVQ Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Level 3

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  • Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship - Advanced

    Successful completion of this Advanced Level framework reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. It includes taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgment within parameters. It also reflects awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

  • Procurement Apprenticeship

    Procurement Apprenticeship

  • Supply Chain Management Apprenticeship - Advanced

    Within the Level 3 Apprenticeship for Supply Chain Management, the learner will be in a supervisory role and be involved in analysing the supply chain’s performance. Skills and knowledge covered will include identifying the risks to schedule and performance as well as negotiation.